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11:55 AM ET, June 22, 2022

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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  —  Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, is quietly shifting his campaign messaging away from former President Trump as he transitions into what's likely to be one of the most hotly contested Senate elections of the midterms.
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
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.
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  —  The Senate on Tuesday night advanced a bill that would toughen federal gun laws and provide billions of dollars in new money to prevent future mass shootings after negotiators settled key disagreements …
Moms Demand Action:   Everytown, Moms Demand Action Statement on Introduction of Legislative Text for Federal Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal
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.
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 …
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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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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 …
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 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.
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
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.
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 …
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.
New York Times:
Western Move to Choke Russia's Oil Exports Boomerangs, for Now  —  With China and India buying the Russian oil shunned by the West in an effort to force an end to the Ukraine invasion, Moscow is earning more now than it did before the war.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
 
 
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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
Discussion: Big League Politics
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
The Supreme Court Just Forced Maine to Fund Religious Education. It Won't Stop There.
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 …
Jonathan Franklin / NPR:
A racist Juneteenth sign at a Maine insurance agency sparks backlash online
Discussion: Raw Story
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Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Liberal groups devote millions to blocking GOP election deniers
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Rachel M. Cohen / Vox:
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Emily Crane / New York Post:
Brazilian judge refuses abortion for 11-year-old rape victim
Discussion: Jezebel
Reuters:
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Juan Perez Jr / Politico:
Why parents could be the new swing voters
Discussion: RedState and National Alliance …
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
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