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9:15 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
Politico:
Jan. 6 committee to highlight Trump's state-level pressure to overturn the 2020 election
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
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
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Pence says he won't let Dems use Jan. 6 ‘to distract’ from their ‘failed agenda,’ praises Trump record  —  Pence said he and Trump parted amicably, but that they have gone their separate ways  —  Media highlight danger to Pence  —  Chicago - Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday he …
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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.
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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Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
What a Disturbing New Film Reveals About Modi's India  —  “The Kashmir Files” depicts the decades-old exodus of Hindus from the Muslim-majority region.  For nationalists, it's perfect propaganda.  —  Earlier this year, “The Kashmir Files”—a blood-soaked historical drama with a nearly three-hour run time …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
David Horowitz / Front Page Magazine:
On Juneteenth, Bullets Fly From Obama Boulevard to John Lewis Way  —  Juneteenth marked by mass shootings across America.  —  Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
 
 
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NYC Mayor Adams raises cash from crypto execs in Hamptons amid push for Hochul to veto crypto-mining ban
Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Amazon drones are coming to town. Some locals want to shoot them.
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
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Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
This Texas teen wanted an abortion. She now has twins.
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