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10:20 PM ET, June 20, 2022

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Rolling Stone:
Exclusive: Trump's Team Setting Up Eastman to Take Blame for Jan. 6  —  Trump in recent weeks has told confidants that he sees no reason to defend the lawyer who tried to help him overturn the 2020 election, sources tell Rolling Stone  —  With the Justice Department and Jan. 6 committee taking …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Washington Post:
Speaker at meeting of Ginni Thomas group called Biden's win illegitimate long after Jan. 6, video shows  —  Two months after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to help President Donald Trump stay in office, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Pence Navigates a Possible White House Run, and a Fraught Political Moment  —  In a speech on Monday, former Vice President Mike Pence sounded like a future presidential candidate, but not like someone interested in discussing the specifics of Jan. 6.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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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 …
Zach Hirsch / NPR:   Elise Stefanik's defense of Trump around Jan. 6 clouds her pro-democracy work abroad
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 …
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Alan Feuer / New York Times:
In Ad, Shotgun-Toting Greitens Asks Voters to Go ‘RINO Hunting’  —  A right-wing Senate candidate accompanies a squad of heavily armed men as they storm a home looking for ‘Republicans in name only.’  —  Eric Greitens, a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in Missouri …
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TMZ.com:
Elon Musk's Transgender Daughter Files to Change Her Name, Dropping Musk  —  ELON MUSK DAUGHTER FILES TO CHANGE LAST NAME ... No Longer Wants to ‘Be Related’ to Him  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS  —  One of Elon Musk's children wants nothing to do with him, and has filed legal docs to drop his famous last name …
Bobby Caina Calvan / Associated Press:
Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize that Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov was auctioning off to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees sold Monday night for $103.5 million, shattering the old record for a Nobel.
Associated Press:
Wife of WNBA's Griner tells AP scheduled call never happened  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple's fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy …
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Supreme Court rushes to end a term like no other  —  (CNN)Because of a blockbuster docket, an unprecedented leak, a fraught political atmosphere and Covid, everything has changed at the Supreme Court.  —  Under normal circumstances on decision days at the end of June, the Supreme Court emerges …
Discussion: RedState
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
What a Roberts compromise on abortion could look like
Discussion: HotAir and IJR
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Texas's new secessionist platform exposes a big GOP scam  —  Of all the lies that Republicans have told about the 2020 election, one of the most insulting is the “election integrity” ruse.  In this telling, GOP state legislatures passed restrictions on voting across the country not to make it harder …
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Zach Schonfeld / The Hill:
Texas GOP approves measure declaring Biden ‘was not legitimately elected’
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 …
Kurt Erickson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Missouri political group eyes former prosecutor to run as independent for U.S. Senate  —  JEFFERSON CITY — A former federal prosecutor currently serving as a top attorney on the congressional panel probing the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is being urged to run for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat as an independent.
Discussion: Insider
Austin American-Statesman:
Exclusive: Officers arrived at Uvalde school with rifles, ballistic shield 19 minutes after gunman  —  Tony Plohetski Chuck LindellAustin American-Statesman  —  Multiple police officers stood in a hallway at Robb Elementary School armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes …
Benjamin Mueller / New York Times:
Despite Another Covid Surge, Deaths Stay Near Lows  —  Most Americans now carry some immune protection, experts said, whether from vaccines, infection or both.  —  For two years, the coronavirus killed Americans on a brutal, predictable schedule: A few weeks after infections climbed so did deaths …
Discussion: Common Dreams
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Biden says he's nearing decisions on gas tax holiday and student loans as he tries to tame costs  —  Granholm: Biden evaluating whether to lift federal gas tax 02:19  —  (CNN)President Joe Biden said Monday he hopes to decide soon whether to support a temporary pause in the federal gasoline tax …
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Associated Press:
Biden says decision on gas tax holiday may come this week
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: PoliticusUSA and John's Newsletter
Chad Pergram / Fox News:
How Colbert show staffers got themselves hurled out of two House office buildings  —  The group did not possess the proper credentials and had to be told twice to leave  —  Stephen Colbert staffers face unlawful entry charges with potential for more punishment
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
Mark Landler / New York Times:
The Mystery of Fleet Street: An Article on Boris Johnson Vanishes  —  What happened to a story published in The Times of London that was critical of Prime Minister Boris Johnson?  The disappearance has London's media world guessing.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Fred Lambert / Electrek:
Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk's ‘woke mind virus’ concerns  —  Tesla has laid off both the president of its LGBTQ+ community and a lead involved in diversity and inclusivity programs at the company.  —  While they were let go as part of a broader wave of layoffs …
David Reaboi / Late Republic Nonsense:
Why Did the Justice Department Cover Up John Allen's Illegal Lobbying for Qatar?  —  The DOJ seems irreparably corrupt and politicized.  But the extent to which he's been protected—and the reasons why—can provide some lessons.  —  A few weeks ago, someone close to the Justice Department …
 
 
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John Stoehr / The Editorial Board:
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The Guardian:
Russian emails appear to show ‘network’ holding $4.5bn assets linked to Putin
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