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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
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
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:   Trump Says Jan. 6 Rally-Goers ‘Were Well-Behaved’
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Pence says he won't let Dems use Jan. 6 ‘to distract’ from their ‘failed agenda,’ praises Trump record
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  —  Independent Al Gross said Monday he was withdrawing as a candidate from both the special and general elections for U.S. House in Alaska, and urged supporters to consider voting instead for Democrat Mary Peltola or Republican Tara Sweeney.
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 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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Kalia Richardson / New York Times:
Russian Journalist's Nobel Medal Sells for $103.5 Million
Discussion: UPI
The Guardian:
Russian emails appear to show ‘network’ holding $4.5bn assets linked to Putin
Discussion: OCCRP and Hackwhackers
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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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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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.
Politico:
Stefanik vs. the chair: Inside the showdown roiling the New York GOP  —  Bad blood is brewing between Rep. Elise Stefanik and the head of her home-state GOP.  And the hotter it runs, the more it threatens to monopolize a Republican primary in her backyard.  —  The tiff between Stefanik …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Donald Trump plotted fake electors scheme, January 6 panel set to show  —  Committee also expected to probe Trump's pressure on officials in crucial states to corruptly reverse his election defeat  —  The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack is expected to show …
 
 
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