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3:15 PM ET, June 20, 2022

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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 …
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National Review:
The January 6 Show  —  As has been true of so many things surrounding Donald Trump's career in politics, many more people have come out of the January 6 committee hearings looking worse than looking better.  Most importantly, the whole tawdry spectacle reminds us: As many good things …
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Trump Knocks ‘Foolish’ Kevin McCarthy for Not Having Anyone on Jan 6 Committee: ‘Bad Decision Was Made’  —  Former President Donald Trump called it a “bad decision” by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to completely withdraw from the January 6 Committee.  —  Trump railed against the …
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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:   The Jan. 6 hearings show urgency of Electoral Count Act reform
Sarakshi Rai / The Hill:
Trump says he hasn't endorsed McCarthy for Speaker
Ramon Antonio Vargas / The Guardian:
Kinzinger: Trump's actions surrounding January 6 amount to ‘seditious conspiracy’
Discussion: Washington Post, The Hill and HuffPost
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 …
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Zach Schonfeld / The Hill:
Texas GOP approves measure declaring Biden ‘was not legitimately elected’  —  The Texas Republican Party adopted a new platform declaring that the 2020 election violated the Constitution and President Biden “was not legitimately elected.”  —  The Texas GOP adopted the 40-page platform …
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 …
Patrick Kingsley / New York Times:
Israel Heads for 5th Election in 3 Years After Government Collapses, Officials Say  —  The move follows the defection of two coalition lawmakers, giving the opposition a majority in Parliament.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  JERUSALEM — Israel's governing coalition will vote …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Michael Hauser Tov / Haaretz:
Bennett, Lapid Decide to Vote on Dissolving Parliament Next Week
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
“Bloody” protesters outside Amy Coney Barret's home  —  Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett had some visitors at her home in Virginia this weekend, but they weren't friends and family members stopping by for a pre-summer barbeque.  A group of mostly female protesters showed …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:   What a Roberts compromise on abortion could look like
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 …
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
This Texas teen wanted an abortion.  She now has twins.  —  Brooke Alexander found out she was pregnant 48 hours before the Texas abortion ban took effect  —  CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. — Brooke Alexander turned off her breast pump at 6:04 p.m. and brought two fresh bottles of milk over to the bed …
Discussion: LifeNews.com
New York Times:
The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh: Tracing a Bullet to an Israeli Convoy  —  A New York Times investigation found that the bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist was fired from the approximate position of an Israeli military vehicle.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Al Jazeera and The Times of Israel
Bonchie / RedState:
Disney Arrives at a Crossroads After ‘Lightyear’ and Its Lesbian Kiss Flop  —  The recent success of “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel to the 1980s blockbuster original starring Tom Cruise, has presented a golden opportunity for Hollywood to reset and start producing non-woke, non-divisive films people actually want to see.
Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News:
Self-proclaimed ‘sovereign citizens’ arrested in California after deputies allegedly find explosives  —  Three people claiming to be “sovereign citizens” were arrested Saturday morning after live ammunition and explosives were found in a vehicle they were driving and at their remote compound …
Discussion: UPI, San Bernardino Sun and Raw Story
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
GOP Senate candidate releases ‘RINO hunting’ ad aimed at fellow Republicans  —  Eric Greitens, the embattled former Missouri governor-turned-GOP Senate candidate, released a campaign ad Monday in which he and a group of armed men in tactical gear are on the hunt for “RINOs” - Republicans in name only.
Punchbowl News:
6/20/22 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM. … DISCUSSIONS ARE ONGOING, ALTHOUGH THERE'S NO DEAL YET, AND THERE WON'T BE ONE THIS WEEK. … AND OF COURSE, NONE OF THIS IS DECIDED YET … PROVIDED IT GETS THROUGH THE SENATE IN THE FIRST PLACE.  —  EVER SINCE MANCHIN PUT THE KIBOSH …
Discussion: Mealpolitik
Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: The insurrection won't end until Trump is prosecuted and disqualified from future office  —  In a powerful warning Thursday, the patron saint of the conservative legal movement, former federal appellate Judge J. Michael Luttig, testified before the Jan. 6 Committee and pronounced former President Trump …
Discussion: John's Newsletter
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" …
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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David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
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