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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.
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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New York Times:
Biden Will Push Congress for a Three-Month Gas Tax Holiday
Bloomberg:
Biden's Gas Tax Holiday May Not Lower Gas Prices at the Pump
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: The Nation and Common Dreams
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Rep. Mo Brooks and the downfall of a GOP MAGA conservative in pro-Trump Alabama
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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Elizabeth Nolan Brown / Reason:
Mandating Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Could Make Smoking More Dangerous
Discussion: Axios, WWNO and Poynter
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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Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Trump blows up Fox's January 6 select committee talking point
Discussion: Fox News, The Hill and Raw Story
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
‘I took an oath,’ Rusty Bowers, the Arizona House speaker, says of rejecting efforts to overturn the election.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Jonathan Franklin / NPR:
A racist Juneteenth sign at a Maine insurance agency sparks backlash online  —  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.  —  “Juneteenth ~it's whatever... We're closed.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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
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
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Fox News parent must face defamation lawsuit over election coverage  —  A Delaware judge on Tuesday rejected a motion by the parent of Fox News Network to dismiss Dominion Voting Systems Inc's $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit over the network's 2020 presidential election coverage.
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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.
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.
 
 
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
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Karsten Harrison / The Lion:
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New York Times:
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Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
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Reuters:
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Juan Perez Jr / Politico:
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Discussion: RedState and National Alliance …
Washington Post:
Trump's pressure drew violence, threats to local officials, committee shows