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2:50 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.
Miami Herald:
He almost beat DeSantis to be Florida's governor. Now Andrew Gillum is indicted
Discussion: Just The News
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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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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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: Washington Examiner and Townhall
Washington Examiner:
Trump and Democrats look backward — the GOP should move forward
Discussion: The Nation and Common Dreams
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
Landon Mion / Fox Business:
Biden will call on Congress to pause gas tax for 3 months
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: NPR, Axios and Poynter
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.
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
Brad Smith / Microsoft On the Issues:
Defending Ukraine: Early Lessons from the Cyber War  —  Editor's note: Today Microsoft published a new intelligence report, Defending Ukraine: Early Lessons from the Cyber War.  This report represents research conducted by Microsoft's threat intelligence and data science teams with the goal …
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Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
Russia Increased Cyber Espionage Against Countries Supporting Ukraine, Microsoft Says
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
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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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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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) …
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
Republican Sen. Cramer suffers ‘serious’ hand injury, may need amputation  —  Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota says he is ‘alert and in good spirits’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for June 22  —  Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, suffered a “serious” hand injury and may need to undergo …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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 …
Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:
Sen. Mike Lee and Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers share their LDS faith, but not values  —  Under intense pressure, Bowers would not cave to an unconstitutional scheme Utah Sen. Mike Lee helped concoct and promote.  —  Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers believes the U.S. Constitution is inspired by God.
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: The Root and Raw Story
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.
 
 
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Teddy Grant / ABC News:
Uvalde City Council denies Pete Arredondo's leave of absence request
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Could New York City Lose Its Last Remaining Jewish Congressman?
Discussion: Twitchy
Isha Trivedi / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Faculty-Pay Survey Records the Largest One-Year Drop Ever
Bill Dudley / Bloomberg:
The US Economy Is Headed for a Hard Landing
Discussion: Telegraph, Breitbart and The RL Report
Ashley Killough / CNN:
South Dakota Senate convicts and removes state attorney general in impeachment trial after he killed pedestrian in 2020
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.
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?
Discussion: Mercury News
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Liberal groups devote millions to blocking GOP election deniers
Discussion: Raw Story
David Horowitz / Front Page Magazine:
Barr Hits Bottom
Washington Post:
Trump's pressure drew violence, threats to local officials, committee shows
Stephen Gutowski / The Reload:
Senate Gun Bill Extends Gun Prohibitions to Juvenile Records, Misdemeanor Violence Committed by ‘Dating Partners’