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10:50 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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CNN:
DOJ subpoenas Georgia Republican Party chairman as it expands Trump fake elector probe  —  (CNN)Federal investigators subpoenaed the Georgia Republican Party chairman for information related to the fake elector scheme there — as the Justice Department has issued a fresh round of subpoenas …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Raw Story
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 …
New York Times:
Justice Dept. Issues More Subpoenas in Trump Electors Investigation  —  Federal prosecutors sought information from two men who had worked on behalf of the Trump campaign and a third who signed up as a Trump elector in Georgia, a state won by President Biden.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Post
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Sen. Ron Johnson under fire over fake-electors disclosure at hearing
Discussion: Salon and Raw Story
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   Feds step up investigation of ‘fake’ Georgia GOP electors
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
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The Comment That Reveals the Depths of the Republican Party's Moral Collapse  —  If even Rusty Bowers is willing to back Trump again, the outlook for popular democracy is very bleak.  —  Finding signs to worry about the future of American democracy is not hard, but few are quite so painful …
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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
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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Washington Post:
As Biden touts gas tax pause, even some of his own officials balk
Politico:   Biden's TikTok dance
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
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
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
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
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.
David Charns / KLAS:
I-Team sources: FBI seizes Nevada GOP chairman's phone as part of fake elector investigation  —  LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — FBI agents served a search warrant Wednesday on Nevada's top GOP official, sources told the 8 News Now I-Team's George Knapp.  —  Agents seized the cell phone …
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 …
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
Washington Post:
Fear over recent shootings has some avoiding crowds, businesses  —  Shootings at two D.C. area malls and an outdoor event, as well as mass shootings nationwide, have left people on edge  —  Ben Forrest and his girlfriend were dancing one moment, he said.  The next, they were running for their lives.
NBC News:
Uvalde school district puts embattled Police Chief Pete Arredondo on leave  —  State officials have said Arredondo was the incident commander during the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School.  He has said otherwise.  —  Pete Arredondo was put on administrative leave Wednesday …
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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
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.
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) …
 
 
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Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
Man pleads not guilty to attempting to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
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Alex Swoyer / Washington Times:
Judge scolds University of Delaware for shielding Biden's Senate records
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Jerome R. Corsi / Washington Times:
Why I support Mike Pence for president in 2024
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Inside the Push to Diversify the Book Business
Phillip W. Magness:
When activist historians redefine ‘plagiarism’ to protect their own
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 Earlier Items: 
A.G. Gancarski / Florida Politics:
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Wall Street Journal:
A Woke Mandate for the Federal Reserve
Discussion: Twitchy and Cafe Hayek
Christopher Rowland / Washington Post:
The unintended consequences of the $178 billion bailout to keep hospitals and doctors afloat
New York Times:
Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?
Discussion: Denver Post
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