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2:45 AM ET, June 22, 2022

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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Ivanka Trump expressed a different view on the election to a filmmaker.  —  Ivanka Trump, the elder daughter of former President Donald J. Trump, told a documentary film crew in the middle of December 2020 that her father should “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted” …
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CNN:
7 takeaways from the fourth day of the January 6 hearings  —  The latest hearing before the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection revealed new details Tuesday about how former President Donald Trump pressured state officials to help him overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Rolling Stone:
‘What the F-ck Is This?’:  Team Trump Blindsided by Jan. 6 Committee Getting Doc Footage  —  Former administration and campaign officials tell Rolling Stone they had no idea a film crew had months of access to the former president and his family  —  The Jan. 6 committee …
CNN:
Frustrated with January 6 hearings, Trump turns ire toward his allies  —  (CNN)Donald Trump is growing increasingly irritated with the House panel investigating the January 6, 2021, riot as it lifts the curtain on some of its findings with public hearings that have garnered gavel-to-gavel cable coverage …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
‘I took an oath,’ Rusty Bowers, the Arizona House speaker, says of rejecting efforts to overturn the election.
Amanda Carpenter / The Triad:
Trump Proves the Jan. 6th Committee's Point
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Rebuked again: Trump's picks for House seats in Georgia go bust  —  Georgia Republican voters rebuked Donald Trump for the second time in a month Tuesday by rejecting his picks for a pair of open U.S. House seats, another blow to the former president after his attempt to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp and other incumbents collapsed.
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Andrew Solender / Axios:
Oz drops Trump branding in general election shift  —  Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, is quietly shifting his campaign messaging away from former President Trump as he transitions into what's likely to be one of the most hotly contested Senate elections of the midterms.
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Rep. Mo Brooks and the downfall of a GOP MAGA conservative in pro-Trump Alabama  —  HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Maybe Rep. Mo Brooks was onto something when he urged grassroots Republicans to move past their disappointment with former President Donald Trump's defeat in 2020 and “look forward” to the midterm elections.
Hannah Knowles / Washington Post:
Katie Britt is projected to beat Mo Brooks in Alabama GOP Senate race
Jazmine Ulloa / New York Times:
Cuellar Defeats Cisneros In South Texas Primary Runoff, Recount Shows
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:   Mo Brooks concession speech angry and bitter after Alabama Senate GOP runoff loss
Allahpundit / HotAir:
Live results: Mo's last stand?
Discussion: CNN and Washington Examiner
Washington Post:
Senate votes to advance bipartisan gun deal, breaking 30-year logjam  —  The Senate on Tuesday night advanced a bill that would toughen federal gun laws and provide billions of dollars in new money to prevent future mass shootings after negotiators settled key disagreements …
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Stephen Gutowski / The Reload:
Senate Gun Bill Extends Gun Prohibitions to Juvenile Records, Misdemeanor Violence Committed by ‘Dating Partners’  —  The Senate released the finalized text of its gun deal on Tuesday, adding new kinds of gun prohibitions to federal law.  —  The package extends current prohibitions on gun sales …
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Senators say agreement on gun violence compromise is at hand  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have moved to the brink of an agreement on a bipartisan gun violence bill, Democrats' lead negotiator said Tuesday, potentially teeing up votes this week on an incremental but notable package …
Zach Despart / The Texas Tribune:
DPS Director Steve McCraw says officers in Uvalde could have taken down gunman within 3 minutes had commander not hesitated  —  McCraw testified before a Texas Senate committee, laying blame on local police officers in Uvalde for not acting faster to save children in school shooting.  —  Copy link
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J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Head of State Police Calls Response to Uvalde Shooting an ‘Abject Failure’
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Fox News parent must face defamation lawsuit over election coverage  —  A Delaware judge on Tuesday rejected a motion by the parent of Fox News Network to dismiss Dominion Voting Systems Inc's $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit over the network's 2020 presidential election coverage.
Will Hobson / Washington Post:
Document reveals details of 2009 sexual assault allegation against Daniel Snyder  —  An employee of Washington's NFL team accused owner Daniel Snyder of sexually harassing and assaulting her in April 2009, three months before the team agreed to pay the woman $1.6 million as part of a confidential settlement …
Hannah Rabinowitz / CNN:
Top US ‘Nazi hunter’ to lead Justice Department effort to uncover war crimes in Ukraine  —  (CNN)The top US “Nazi hunter” will lead a Justice Department team to identify and prosecute anyone who has committed war crimes in Ukraine, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday during an unannounced visit to that country.
Discussion: National Review and Insider
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Jason Karaian / New York Times:
The Russian ruble keeps rising, hitting a seven-year high.
Discussion: NPR and Politico
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Election workers describe ‘hateful’ threats after Trump's false claims  —  Shaye Moss's life forever changed on Dec. 10, 2020, when Rudy Giuliani, then President Donald Trump's top campaign lawyer, publicly claimed that she and her mother, a fellow poll worker in Fulton County, Ga., had rigged the outcome in her state.
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Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
'There's nowhere I feel safe': Georgia elections workers describe how Trump upended their lives
Discussion: HuffPost and The 19th
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
What Are Trump Supporters So Afraid Of?  —  The voice inside that tells them how wrong they are.  —  As more truths about Donald Trump and his attempted coup come out, I fear there will be more irrational anger and threats from people who cannot bear the truth.  —  But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic.
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The defense of democracy depends on the power of honorable individuals
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story and Mother Jones
Tom Lawrence / The Daily Beast:
Killer South Dakota Attorney General Ousted and Banned From Office  —  After he ran over a man, the top law-enforcement official in the state was in trouble.  Now he's out of a job.  —  Jason Ravnsborg, the South Dakota attorney general who ran over and killed a man on a highway in 2020 …
New York Times:
F.D.A. Aims to Cut Down on Smoking by Slashing Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes  —  The move would be an effort to further wean Americans from addictive tobacco products and reduce smoking-related illnesses.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The Food and Drug Administration …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Washington Post
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Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
CNN picks worst time to bail on ‘the Big Lie’
Ximena Bustillo / NPR:
School meal waivers expire in 9 days. After axing them, Congress may try to save them
Clyde McGrady / Washington Post:
A Black Republican tries to bring in Black voters to the GOP
Matthew Hinton / ABC News:
Louisiana governor signs abortion bills imposing criminal penalties on providers
Discussion: HuffPost and Jezebel
 Earlier Items: 
David Gilbert / VICE:
American Grifters: Meet the MAGA Army Profiting Off Trump's Election Lies
Discussion: Raw Story
Matthew Cunningham-Cook / The Lever:
Biden Taps Anti-Social Security Ideologue To Oversee Program
Tim Graham / Newsbusters:
Colbert Spins Staff Arrests by Capitol Police as ‘First-Degree Puppetry,’ Blames 'Putin's Puppet'
ProPublica:
Meet the Billionaire and Rising GOP Mega-Donor Who's Gaming the Tax System
Discussion: Truthout
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court says Maine cannot deny tuition aid to religious schools