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8:55 PM ET, June 22, 2022

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Washington Post:
Jan. 6 probe expands with fresh subpoenas in multiple states  —  Prosecutors appear focused on how pro-Trump activists tried to use invalid electors to thwart Joe Biden's 2020 victory  —  Federal agents investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday dropped subpoenas …
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Washington Post:
Did Trump believe his big lie?  It's irrelevant to proving his guilt.  —  Regardless of whether he thought the election was stolen, the place to look for “criminal intent” is in any illegal acts in the aftermath.  —  Former prosecutors and other experts essentially agree …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Ron Johnson's spin about Trump's fake electors scheme is a bad joke  —  Questions about Sen. Ron Johnson's role in the coup attempt have suddenly put the Wisconsin Republican at the center of the national story.  Texts unearthed by the Jan. 6 select committee show a Johnson staffer trying …
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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ABC News:
After Thursday, Jan. 6 hearings pushed for ‘several weeks’ as committee considers new evidence
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
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum indicted on conspiracy, wire fraud charges
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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William Melhado / The Texas Tribune:
Uvalde schools police chief placed on leave amid fierce criticism of school shooting response  —  The move comes weeks after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary.  Uvalde CISD police Chief Pete Arredondo, one of the first to respond, and state officials …
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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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Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:   Sen. Mike Lee and Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers share their LDS faith, but not values
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.
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
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
More troubling signs for Trump 2024  —  What Georgia and New Hampshire may have in common when it comes to the future of the GOP  —  There's little doubt that Donald Trump remains in charge of the Republican Party.  But we continue to see signs of slippage — including two new ones this week …
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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
Gary Fineout / Politico:
2024 intrigue: DeSantis declines to ask Trump for reelection endorsement
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 …
Reuters:
Bulgaria's pro-western government collapses after just six months  —  Coalition led by Kiril Petkov loses majority over disputes about budget and North Macedonia  —  The Bulgarian government has collapsed in a no-confidence vote in parliament, throwing the European Union country …
Christopher O'Donnell / Tampa Bay Times:
Publix won't give COVID vaccine to children under 5  —  The Lakeland grocery chain said it will not explain its decision “at this time.”  —  Since COVID-19 vaccines first became available, Publix has played a major role in tackling the public health emergency in Florida by offering vaccines to adults and …
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
What Trump Has Taken From Us  —  He has made civic involvement a life-threatening proposition.  —  I am appalled, as so many Americans are, that Donald Trump and his team assaulted our elections, but today I'm thinking about how the assault on election officials across the nation is an even deeper wound that will take years to heal.
Politico:
Judge delays Proud Boys trial amid Jan. 6 committee uncertainty  —  The trial for five Proud Boys leaders — facing seditious conspiracy charges related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol — will be postponed until at least December, a federal judge ruled Wednesday …
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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 …
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.
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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 …
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) …
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
Meredith Lee / Politico:
GOP senator considering blocking school meal funding deal over transgender policy fight  —  A Republican senator is thinking about blowing up a bipartisan deal to extend school meals funding because of a Biden administration policy banning discrimination against LGBTQ students who participate in lunch programs that receive the money.
Discussion: HuffPost
New York Times:
Inflation Complicates Biden's Deliberations on Student Loan Forgiveness  —  The president is trying to balance his campaign promise to cancel thousands of dollars in student debt for tens of millions of borrowers with concerns such a move would be seen as a handout.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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
 
 
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Alex Swoyer / Washington Times:
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New York Times:
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Jeff Sharlet / Vanity Fair:
January 6 Was Only the Beginning  —  To Trump's true believers, the insurrection was an act of faith …
Discussion: Raw Story