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11:40 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 and Washington Post
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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 …
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 …
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Trump Says Jan. 6 Rally-Goers ‘Were Well-Behaved’  —  Former President Donald Trump called into The Balance with Eric Bolling on Newsmax and defended attendees of his now-infamous Jan. 6, 2021 rally.  —  On Monday, Bolling asked Trump about the Jan. 6 committee, which is holding ongoing hearings …
National Review:
The January 6 Show  —  As has been true of so many things surrounding Donald Trump's career in politics …
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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 …
Laura Bassett / Jezebel:
Elon Musk's Trans Daughter Files to Change Her Name, No Longer ‘Wishes to Be Related’ to Him  —  She cited 'Gender Identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.  Alerts  —  Elon Musk, the world's richest man …
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.
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The Guardian:
Russian emails appear to show ‘network’ holding $4.5bn assets linked to Putin
Discussion: OCCRP and Hackwhackers
Chen Aizhu / Reuters:
China May oil imports from Russia soar to a record, surpass top supplier Saudi
Discussion: The Guardian
Daniel Desrochers / Kansas City Star:
Social media companies take down, flag Greitens' people-hunting video  —  Social media companies on Monday grappled with how to handle a campaign video by former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens that depicted him hunting members of the Republican party who he deemed inadequately conservative.
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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
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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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Pence says he won't let Dems use Jan. 6 ‘to distract’ from their ‘failed agenda,’ praises Trump record
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
What a Roberts compromise on abortion could look like  —  When the two sides in the abortion debate squared off at the Supreme Court last fall, they agreed on one thing: There was no middle ground.  —  Now, any hope abortion rights supporters have of avoiding a historic loss before the court lies …
Discussion: HotAir and IJR
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Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Supreme Court rushes to end a term like no other
Discussion: RedState
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 …
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
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
John Solomon / Just The News:
Democrat congressman's staffer caught defacing posters in Capitol complex, but DOJ won't prosecute  —  Capitol Police caught Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Jake Auchincloss's chief of staff defacing posters outside the Capitol complex office of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and referred him for criminal charges …
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
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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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
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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
 
 
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American detained in Venezuela has attempted suicide, his family says
Ian James / Los Angeles Times:
As water crisis worsens on Colorado River, an urgent call for Western states to ‘act now’
Francois Murphy / Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE Iran prepares enrichment escalation at Fordow plant, IAEA report shows
Mensah M. Dean / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
As more people get guns and carry permits, Philly sees a sharp rise in homicides ruled justified
Discussion: RedState and Breitbart
Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
How Franklin Graham pushed a domestic abuse victim to return to her husband
Discussion: Raw Story and RELEVANT
Marc Levy / Associated Press:
Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front
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The 13th Amendment nearly preserved slavery — with Lincoln's support
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