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10:25 AM ET, June 20, 2022

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New York Times:
Texas Republicans Approve Far-Right Platform Declaring Biden's Election Illegitimate  —  The platform, which was voted on at the Republican state party convention in Houston, was the latest sign of Texas conservatives moving further to the right.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Khaleda Rahman / Newsweek:
Texas Could Secede From U.S. in 2023 as GOP Pushes for Referendum  —  Texas Republicans are pushing for a referendum to decide whether the state should secede from the U.S.  —  The demand for Texans to be allowed to vote on the issue in 2023 was one of many measures adopted …
Ivana Saric / Axios:
Texas GOP goes full MAGA at 2022 convention  —  Texas Republicans ended a three-day convention Saturday with votes on a swath of proposed changes to their platform that would pull the party further right. … It includes resolutions denying that President Biden legitimately won the 2020 election and a call to abolish abortions.
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Times
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Trump campaign documents give inside look at fake-elector plan  —  A review of emails and memos shows that lawyers advising the former president knew the plan was baseless but pursued it anyway  —  The convening of the electoral college on Dec. 14, 2020, was supposed to mark the end of the wild …
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Taboo Lifts on Discussing Biden's Age  —  Today is a federal holiday, the observation of Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger on June 19 …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and IJR
Jack Goldsmith / New York Times:
Prosecute Trump?  Put Yourself in Merrick Garland's Shoes  —  The evidence gathered by the Jan. 6 committee and in some of the federal cases against those involved in the Capitol attack pose for Attorney General Merrick Garland one of the most consequential questions that any attorney general has ever faced …
Marita Vlachou / HuffPost:
Adam Kinzinger Warns Next Presidential Election ‘Is Going To Be A Mess’  —  “Wake up, Republicans, because this is not going to be good for you if you think it is,” Kinzinger said.  —  Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said Sunday he is “very worried” about the next presidential election …
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
GOP member of Jan. 6 committee warns that more violence is coming
Daniel W. Drezner / Washington Post:
Goodbye, farewell and adieu to Spoiler Alerts  —  Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a regular contributor to PostEverything.  —  In 2014, I began writing on a regular basis at The Washington Post.
Discussion: Althouse
Noah Carl / The Daily Sceptic:
Energy Sanctions Are Hurting Europe More than Russia  —  For Europe, the merits of sanctioning Russian energy were always questionable.  After all, cheap energy is essential to the running of the economy, and Russia was Europe's single biggest source.  Not only that, but alternative sources …
Discussion: The Guardian
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Julie Turkewitz / New York Times:
Gustavo Petro wins the Colombian election, becoming the country's first leftist president.  —  For the first time, Colombia will have a leftist president.  —  Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and a longtime senator who has pledged to transform the country's economic system, has won Sunday's election …
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Dexter Filkins / New Yorker:
Can Ron DeSantis Displace Donald Trump as the G.O.P.'s Combatant-in-Chief?  —  A fervent opponent of mask mandates and “woke” ideology, the Florida governor channels the same rage as the former President, but with greater discipline. … One Sunday afternoon in September, 2020, Jay Bhattacharya …
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Examiner
Brandon Smith / WFYI Public Media:
Diego Morales upsets Secretary of State Holli Sullivan at Indiana GOP convention  —  Unable to load the audio player.  —  You could try direct download?  —  Former Mike Pence aide Diego Morales upset incumbent Holli Sullivan Saturday to earn the GOP nomination for secretary of state.
Discussion: NBC Chicago
Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
Why Both Republicans And Democrats Are Wrong About Bill Barr  —  That U.S. prosecutors didn't find ballot-stuffing in Detroit and Atlanta says nothing about whether there were systemic violations of election law and illegal voting in 2020.  —  Last week, the Jan. 6"Committee" …
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Paul Haggis Arrested in Italy on Sexual Assault Charges … Bizio has confirmed to Variety that Haggis is under arrest.  —  “Under Italian Law, I cannot discuss the evidence,” Haggis' longtime personal attorney Priya Chaudhry said in a statement.  “That said, I am confident that all allegations will be dismissed against Mr. Haggis.
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
State AGs' corporate cash cow  —  The AG Alliance, a rising organization of state attorneys general, is drawing criticism for courting sponsorships for lavish conferences and foreign junkets from a stable of lobbyists and corporate patrons. … Some companies are ponying up tens of thousands …
Maria Cramer / New York Times:
Juneteenth Is a Federal Holiday, but in Most States It's Still Not a Day Off  —  One year after President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, 26 states have not authorized the funding that would allow for state employees to take the day off.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Politico, NPR, CBS News, Axios and The Root
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Michelle Garcia / NBC News:
Juneteenth was finally recognized as a federal holiday. Then came commercialization.
Discussion: CBS Baltimore and Mother Jones
Bill Graff / OutKick:
Lia Thomas Will Not Race Against Women After FINA Rule On Transgender Athletes  —  The world governing body for swimming, FINA, has voted to restrict participation of transgender athletes in elite swimming competitions, effective Monday.  —  The new rule, which passed by a 71% majority of all members …
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Livia Albeck-Ripka / New York Times:
FINA Restricts Transgender Women From Competing at Elite Level
 
 
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David Horowitz / Front Page Magazine:
Fantasies and Infant Formula
Melissa Eddy / New York Times:
Germany will fire up coal plants again in an effort to save natural gas.
Discussion: Political Wire
Shashi Tharoor / The Week:
The lessons we can learn from history
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Discussion: Politico
The Guardian:
Carrie Johnson and the curious case of the vanishing Times story
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Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Trump corrects record, says he hasn't endorsed McCarthy for speaker
Edward-Isaac Dovere / CNN:
US is worried about Russia using new efforts to exploit divisions in 2022 midterms
Discussion: MindWar and РИА …
 

 
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
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Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
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