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8:55 AM ET, June 21, 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 …
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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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
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 …
Politico:
Jan. 6 committee to highlight Trump's state-level pressure to overturn the 2020 election  —  Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 election depended on one key thing that he never received: the blessing of Republican-controlled state legislatures.  But it wasn't for a lack of trying.
Discussion: Washington Post
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Donald Trump plotted fake electors scheme, January 6 panel set to show
Peter Nicholas / NBC News:
Jan. 6 committee turns focus to Trump's efforts to pressure states to overturn Biden's win
Discussion: Punchbowl News, NPR and The Federalist
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Trump Knocks ‘Foolish’ Kevin McCarthy for Not Having Anyone on Jan 6 Committee: ‘Bad Decision Was Made’
Terri Langford / The Texas Tribune:
“If there's kids in there, we need to go in”: Officers in Uvalde were ready with guns, shields and tools — but not clear orders  —  The Texas Tribune has reviewed law enforcement transcripts and footage that federal and state investigators are examining after the May 24 tragedy.  —  Copy link
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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 …
Liz Ruskin / Alaska Public Media:
Gross, a top four candidate for US House, calls it quits  —  Nonpartisan Al Gross, a leading contender in Alaska's U.S. House race, dropped out Monday without providing a reason.  —  “It is with great hope for Alaska's future that I have decided to end my campaign to become our state's next Congressman …
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Anchorage Daily News:   Al Gross withdraws from Alaska's U.S. House campaign
Becky Bohrer / Associated Press:
Independent Al Gross says he's ending Alaska House bid
Discussion: WTOP News
Bobby Caina Calvan / Associated Press:
Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize auctioned off by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov 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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Kalia Richardson / New York Times:
Russian Journalist's Nobel Medal Sells for $103.5 Million  —  Dmitri A. Muratov, the editor of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, will donate proceeds to UNICEF to help Ukrainian child refugees.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The Nobel Peace Prize put up for auction …
Discussion: UPI
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.
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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Sophia Cai / Axios:
A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for Congress … Yet there are only 11 out LGBTQ lawmakers serving in Congress. … Some of those campaigns have already ended, but as of last week, 57 candidates are still actively running, according to data provided to Axios by the Victory Fund, which supports and tracks LGBTQ leaders.
John Hudson / Washington Post:
As businesses flee Russia, a New York model returns to Moscow  —  Model and reality TV personality Kira Dikhtyar seeks a reinvention in Vladimir Putin's Russia  —  As Western businesses fled Russia following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, Kira Dikhtyar, a 33-year-old model in New York City, traveled in the opposite direction.
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Inside the Democratic strategy sessions planning the post-Roe campaign  —  In every poll running in every targeted House district around the country, House Democrats' campaign arm is testing how voters feel about the Supreme Court likely overturning Roe v. Wade.
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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 …
 
 
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Politico:
Stefanik vs. the chair: Inside the showdown roiling the New York GOP
Discussion: Raw Story
Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
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John Solomon / Just The News:
Democrat congressman's staffer caught defacing posters in Capitol complex, but DOJ won't prosecute
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
Jennifer Hansler / CNN:
American detained in Venezuela has attempted suicide, his family says
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Discussion: Common Dreams
David Reaboi / Late Republic Nonsense:
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Frederic J. Frommer / Washington Post:
The 13th Amendment nearly preserved slavery — with Lincoln's support
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
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Discussion: Twitchy
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
This Texas teen wanted an abortion. She now has twins.
Discussion: LifeNews.com
 

 
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Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

 
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