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12:00 PM ET, June 22, 2022

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Marc Caputo / NBC News:
Andrew Gillum, DeSantis' 2018 opponent, faces indictment  —  The charges have not been publicly released, but Gillum, once a rising Democratic star in Florida, confirmed in a written statement he is being indicted  —  Andrew Gillum, the once-rising Florida Democratic star who narrowly lost …
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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.
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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Andrew Solender / Axios:
Oz drops Trump branding in general election shift
Washington Examiner:
Trump and Democrats look backward — the GOP should move forward
Discussion: Common Dreams
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Rep. Mo Brooks and the downfall of a GOP MAGA conservative in pro-Trump Alabama
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Rebuked again: Trump's picks for House seats in Georgia go bust
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Calls for a Three-Month Federal Gas Tax Holiday  —  The price of gas is up dramatically around the world, and by almost $2 per gallon in America, since Putin began amassing troops on the border of Ukraine.  President Biden understands that high gas prices pose a significant challenge for working families.
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Ben Gittleson / ABC News:
Biden to call on Congress, states to suspend gas taxes
Stephen Gutowski / The Reload:
Senate Gun Bill Extends Gun Prohibitions to Juvenile Records, Misdemeanor Violence Committed by ‘Dating Partners’  —  The Senate released the finalized text of its gun deal on Tuesday, adding new kinds of gun prohibitions to federal law.  —  The package extends current prohibitions on gun sales …
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Washington Post:
Senate votes to advance bipartisan gun deal, breaking 30-year logjam
Moms Demand Action:
Everytown, Moms Demand Action Statement on Introduction of Legislative Text for Federal Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal
Discussion: Common Dreams
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.
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Ivanka Trump expressed a different view on the election to a filmmaker.  —  Ivanka Trump, the elder daughter of former President Donald J. Trump, told a documentary film crew in the middle of December 2020 that her father should “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted” …
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
‘I took an oath,’ Rusty Bowers, the Arizona House speaker, says of rejecting efforts to overturn the election.
Washington Post:
Daniel Snyder conducted ‘shadow investigation’ of accusers, panel finds  —  Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder and members of his legal team conducted a “shadow investigation” and compiled a “dossier” targeting former team employees, their attorneys and journalists in an attempt …
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David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Mo Brooks concession speech angry and bitter after Alabama Senate GOP runoff loss  —  HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Rep. Mo Brooks delivered an angry, bitter concession speech after media outlets projected Katie Britt the winner of runoff election to determine Alabama's Republican Senate nominee …
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.
CNN:
More than 1,000 people killed after magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan  —  (CNN)Afghanistan was rocked by its deadliest earthquake in decades on Wednesday when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the country's east, killing more than 1,000 people and wounding many more, according to a regional official.
Cathy Young / The Bulwark:
About That ‘National Conservatism’ Statement  —  The troubling implications of the new NatCon manifesto.  —  Remember “national conservatism,” the Yoram Hazony-helmed project that launched during the Trump years with the purpose of attacking more traditional conservatism …
David Horowitz / Front Page Magazine:
Barr Hits Bottom  —  Former AG backs the Democrats' Jan. 6 show trial.  —  Last week, former Attorney General William Barr told the Democrats' Jan. 6 Committee he hadn't seen evidence of voter fraud on a scale that could have affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
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
Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Insider:
Joe Manchin signals he's open to extend Obamacare aid — but seeks to restrict richer families from qualifying  — Manchin signaled he could get onboard extending Obamacare aid past the end of this year.  — But he appears to want to renew it with some strings attached.
Sean Moran / Breitbart:
John Cornyn Says Comment to Senators About Immigration Deal Was a Joke  —  Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) insisted on Wednesday morning that he was joking when he made a comment to other senators on Tuesday night promising an immigration deal after the gun control deal he negotiated in the Senate.
Discussion: RedState and Raw Story
New York Times:
Ocasio-Cortez to Endorse Insurgent in New York Lt. Governor's Race  —  Ana María Archila, who would be the first Latina elected statewide, gained national attention after she confronted a senator over the Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Washington Post:
Trump's pressure drew violence, threats to local officials, committee shows  —  In its fourth public hearing, the committee shared new evidence of Trump's personal involvement in organizing the false elector strategy  —  In the weeks after the 2020 presidential election …
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
The Supreme Court Just Forced Maine to Fund Religious Education.  It Won't Stop There.  —  The Supreme Court's conservative supermajority effectively declared on Tuesday that the separation of church and state—a principle enshrined in the Constitution—is, itself, unconstitutional.
 
 
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Karsten Harrison / The Lion:
Over 12,000 grades changed from failing to passing in Baltimore high schools according to fraud investigation
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New York Times:
Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?
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Jonathan Franklin / NPR:
A racist Juneteenth sign at a Maine insurance agency sparks backlash online
Discussion: Raw Story
John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:
Michigan Might Have Edge for Early Slot on Democrats' 2024 Calendar
Discussion: Washington Post
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Liberal groups devote millions to blocking GOP election deniers
Discussion: Raw Story
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Brazilian judge refuses abortion for 11-year-old rape victim
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Reuters:
Fact Check-The Atlantic did not publish headline calling President Biden's bike fall ‘heroic’
Juan Perez Jr / Politico:
Why parents could be the new swing voters
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