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Washington Post:
Justice Dept. expands Jan. 6 probe with fresh subpoenas  —  Prosecutors appear focused on how political activists supporting Donald Trump tried to use invalid electors to thwart Joe Biden's 2020 victory.  —  The Justice Department's investigation of the Jan. 6 attack ratcheted up Wednesday …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Ron Johnson's spin about Trump's fake electors scheme is a bad joke
Discussion: Truthout, New York Times and Daily Kos
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
Andrew Gillum, DeSantis' 2018 opponent, indicted for wire fraud, false statements  —  Once a rising Democratic star in Florida, Gillum and his mentor are accused of fraudulent fundraising.  He says he's innocent.  —  Andrew Gillum indicted for wire fraud, lying to FBI
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U.S. Department of Justice:
Former Tallahassee Mayor And Gubernatorial Candidate And Associate Charged With Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, And Making False Statements  —  TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA - A federal grand jury has returned a twenty-one count indictment against Andrew Demetric Gillum, 42, and Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks, 53, both of Tallahassee, Florida.
Politico:
Jan. 6 panel revises hearing schedule, citing new evidence  —  Rep. Bennie Thompson, chair of the Jan. 6 select committee, said Wednesday that significant new streams of evidence have necessitated a change to the panel's hearing schedule, including the potential for additional hearings.
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Washington Post:
Lawmakers on Jan. 6 committee ramp up their security as threats increase  —  In the past 24 hours, there has been an uptick in the number of violent threats against lawmakers on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and all lawmakers …
Gary Fineout / Politico:
2024 intrigue: DeSantis declines to ask Trump for reelection endorsement  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has plenty of advantages ahead of his November reelection.  More than $100 million in the bank.  A growing statewide Republican voter advantage.
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
More troubling signs for Trump 2024
Discussion: The Hill, Fox News and RedState
Zogby Analytics:
The Zogby Poll®: Trump remains in control of the Republican presidential nomination; Pence making his move! If Trump bows out it is between Pence and DeSantis
Discussion: Townhall and Washington Examiner
Brock Colyar / The Cut:
They, Then and Now … If you met me, you'd probably ask what pronouns I use.  You'd ask me because my gender identity is not that clear — to you, at least.  I wear light makeup and paint my nails and, depending on the occasion, might be in a slip dress with a kitten heel.
New York Times:
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Are Said to Be Divorcing  —  The media mogul's fourth divorce is unlikely to change the ownership structure of Mr. Murdoch's empire, but it could reverberate through companies such as Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Trump blows up Fox's January 6 select committee talking point  —  Donald Trump inadvertently demolished a talking point Fox News had used to try to defuse the impact of the January 6 select committee hearings when he acknowledged on Wednesday that it was House Republicans, and not Democrats …
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mailchi.mp:
Media Winners & Losers
Discussion: Mediaite
ABC News:
Democrat Joe Manchin signals he won't support Biden's call for a gas tax holiday  —  The West Virginia senator spoke exclusively with ABC News' Rachel Scott.  —  Sen. Joe Manchin talks on the phone as he walks through the Senate subway at the U.S. Capitol on June 14, 2022 in Washington.
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Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Insider:   Joe Manchin signals he's open to extend Obamacare aid — but seeks to restrict richer families from qualifying
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Calls for a Three-Month Federal Gas Tax Holiday
Ken Klippenstein / The Intercept:
Intel Report Warned Abraham Accords Would Fuel Violence … In 2020, as then-President Donald Trump was busy touting the newly signed Abraham Accords as a historic peace agreement in the Middle East, his own Department of Homeland Security was warning that the agreement, far from ushering in peace …
New York Times:
Semafor Readies Entry Into Tricky Digital News Market  —  The news start-up Semafor has raised $25 million from wealthy individuals, with a goal of cultivating direct relationships between its journalists and its audience.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Jennifer Maloney / Wall Street Journal:
FDA to Order Juul E-Cigarettes off U.S. Market  —  U.S. health officials are poised to reject Juul's application after two-year review  —  The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to order Juul Labs Inc. to take its e-cigarettes off the U.S. market, according to people familiar with the matter.
Nobel House / GOV.UK:
Poliovirus detected in sewage from North and East London  —  Investigation underway to protect public, who are urged to ensure polio vaccines are up to date, especially parents of young children who may have missed an immunisation opportunity.  —  The UK Heath Security Agency (UKHSA) …
A.G. Gancarski / Florida Politics:
Lincoln Project ad depicts Donald Trump ‘big lie’ as ‘cash grab’ … A.G. Gancarski  —  A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014.  He is based in Northeast Florida.  He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski
Discussion: The Lincoln Project
Phillip W. Magness:
When activist historians redefine ‘plagiarism’ to protect their own  —  So it turns out that my earlier suspicions about possible academic integrity issues in Kevin M. Kruse's scholarship were warranted.  After finding hints of borrowed textual structures and word phrasing in a 2015 book …
Discussion: National Review and Instapundit
All:
Eric Adams Admits Owning the Brooklyn Real Estate He Claimed to Have Sold  —  Mayor refiles five years of financial disclosures after THE CITY found he'd never divested.  And he still owns the Prospect Place co-op.  —  As a candidate last year, Mayor Eric Adams denied that he co-owned …
Discussion: New York Post and Politico
John C. Eastman / Wall Street Journal:
The Vice President's Electoral Count Powers  —  There was substantial legal scholarship and historical support for my argument long before I advanced it in 2020.  —  1x  —  Regarding “The Jan. 6 Committee's Missing Reform” (Review & Outlook, June 17): The Wall Street Journal editorial board endorses …
CNN:
First on CNN: Top investigator leaving January 6 committee early  —  (CNN)John Wood, a senior investigator for the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, is leaving his position this week, which is earlier than expected, according to a source familiar.
Discussion: Washington Post, The Hill and Raw Story
Jeff Sharlet / Vanity Fair:
January 6 Was Only the Beginning  —  To Trump's true believers, the insurrection was an act of faith, Ashli Babbitt is a martyr, and white is not only a race, but a spiritual state.  —  “Although no one believed in civil war, the air reeked of it...”  —Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, recalling 1860
Discussion: Raw Story
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
Republican Sen. Cramer suffers ‘serious’ hand injury, may need amputation  —  Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota says he is ‘alert and in good spirits’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for June 22  —  Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, suffered a “serious” hand injury and may need to undergo …
Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
Man pleads not guilty to attempting to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh  —  Nicholas Roske was arrested for trespassing near Kavanaugh's home.  —  Nicholas Roske, 26, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count of attempting to kill a justice of the United States …
Discussion: Fox News and Just The News
Jonathan Franklin / NPR:
Progressive ends relationship with Maine agency after racist Juneteenth sign  —  Residents in the town of Millinocket, Maine, say they are outraged and disappointed after a local insurance agency displayed a racist sign remarking on the Juneteenth holiday.  Progressive is terminating …
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Herschel Walker Says There Are 52 States  —  There are 50.  —  There are 50 states in the United States of America.  —  But in an interview Tuesday, Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker said there were 52.  —  Walker was going after Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor …
Discussion: RedState
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Could New York City Lose Its Last Remaining Jewish Congressman?  —  Three decades ago, Jewish lawmakers made up just over half of New York City's House delegation.  Now there is one: Jerrold Nadler, who faces a tough primary battle.  —  The clock was nearing midnight on Shavuot …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Forward and Twitchy
Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:
Sen. Mike Lee and Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers share their LDS faith, but not values  —  Under intense pressure, Bowers would not cave to an unconstitutional scheme Utah Sen. Mike Lee helped concoct and promote.  —  Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers believes the U.S. Constitution is inspired by God.
Marcela Valdes / New York Times:
Inside the Push to Diversify the Book Business  —  For generations, America's major publishers focused almost entirely on white readers.  Now a new cadre of executives like Lisa Lucas is trying to open up the industry.  —  To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.
 
 
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