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11:20 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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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: SCOOP: Jan. 6 panel subpoenas unseen Trump tapes  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  SCOOP: The House select committee investigating Jan. 6 sent a subpoena last week to ALEX HOLDER, a documentary filmmaker who was granted extensive access …
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 …
Politico:
Jan. 6 committee to highlight Trump's state-level pressure to overturn the 2020 election
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Donald Trump plotted fake electors scheme, January 6 panel set to show
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court says Maine cannot deny tuition aid to religious schools  —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended a recent streak of victories for religious interests, striking down a Maine tuition program that does not allow public funds to go to schools that promote religious instruction.
Discussion: CNN, Fox News and Washington Examiner
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Rejects Maine's Ban on Aid to Religious Schools  —  The decision was the latest in a series of rulings forbidding the exclusion of religious institutions from government programs.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday …
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
Jared Malsin / Wall Street Journal:
Turkish Defense Industry Grows Cautious Over Selling Weapons to Ukraine  —  Caution over weapons sales illustrates how Turkey has catered to both sides in the Russia-Ukraine war  —  ANKARA, Turkey—The head of Turkey's weapons-production agency said the country must be cautious about delivering …
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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 …
Jacob Factor / Tulsa World:
Broken Arrow open-carry incident raises law enforcement questions  —  An incident in Broken Arrow a week ago raised fresh questions about how witnesses and law enforcement should respond when people walk around in public armed with assault-style rifles.  —  A man in a tactical vest …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Texas Republicans want to secede?  Good riddance.  —  The Lone Star State does not have the best track record as a sovereign power.  The Republic of Texas survived only 10 years from independence to annexation by the United States in 1845.  Texas seceded during the Civil War — and, with the rest of the Confederacy, was crushed.
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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  —  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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Missy Ryan / Washington Post:
Biden administration to reverse Trump-era rules on landmines  —  The Biden administration will ban the use of land mines by the United States across most of the globe, in a decision that reverses Trump-era rules allowing greater employment of the weapons that are blamed for killing thousands …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Examiner
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Tampon shortage: Yet another ‘War on Women’  —  BEAVER, Pennsylvania — If you were looking to purchase tampons here at the Beaver Super Market along Third Street, the city's Main Street business district, the manager says there has been a shortage for a while.  When he does get them in, they are gone by midday.
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.
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 …
Politico:
New York GOP roiled by feud with Stefanik at the center  —  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
Punchbowl News:
6/21/22 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM, … COMMITTEE INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT TRUMP AND HIS TOP AIDES WERE PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN PUSHING GOP-CONTROLLED LEGISLATURES TO NAME “FAKE ELECTORS” IN SEVERAL CONTESTED STATES, WITH THE GOAL OF SLOWING …
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.
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.
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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