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10:01 AM ET, June 23, 2022


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Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Jan. 6 Panel Says It Has New Evidence of Trump's Pressure on Justice Dept.  —  A hearing at 3 p.m. Thursday will feature the former acting attorney general and other top officials at the department during the Trump era as witnesses.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
A Year Later, Some Republicans Second-Guess Boycotting the Jan. 6 Panel  —  The decision by Representative Kevin McCarthy not to appoint Republicans to the committee has given Democrats the chance to set out an uninterrupted narrative.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
NBC News:
Trump fumes as Republicans ignore Jan. 6 panel  —  WASHINGTON — Republicans in Washington are betting that the televised Jan. 6 hearings aren't breaking through, that voters are more worried about gas prices and inflation and that — basically — no one cares.  —  But one man is paying attention: Donald Trump.
Washington Post:
As Jan. 6 committee targets Trump, his consternation at McCarthy grows  —  The former president has grown increasingly irate with what he views as the lack of defense by his Capitol Hill allies.  —  On the morning the House Jan. 6 committee held its second public hearing …
Discussion: Insider
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Who is Jeffrey Clark? Jan. 6 panel seeks to make Trump's man at DOJ famous.
Discussion: Daily Kos, Vox and WHYY
Olivia Beavers / Politico:
McCarthy-Trump relationship strains over Jan. 6 hearings
Discussion: NPR and Raw Story
ABC News:
After Thursday, Jan. 6 hearings pushed for ‘several weeks’ as committee considers new evidence
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 …
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 …
POLITICO Playbook: The Trump plot to subvert the DOJ
Discussion: Associated Press
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 probe expands with fresh subpoenas in multiple states
Kyle Stewart / NBC News:
Covid task force members worried about ‘misinformation’ being shared with Trump  —  WASHINGTON — Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force during the Trump administration expressed concerns with each other about “misinformation” being shared with the president, according to emails obtained …
Politico:   Book bombs: Trump aide tell-alls fail to sell
Politico:   Biden's TikTok dance
William Saletan / The Bulwark:
John Eastman's Phony “Plenary Authority” Theory  —  How the Trump lawyer and Claremont scholar tried to convince Republicans they could overturn the 2020 election.  —  A curious and damning phrase has surfaced in the Jan. 6th hearings.  The phrase is “plenary authority.”
Discussion: Morning Shots, Overtime and CNN
John C. Eastman / Wall Street Journal:   The Vice President's Electoral Count Powers
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Is It Last Call for Lauren Boebert's Gun Restaurant?  —  Lauren Boebert ascended into the political spotlight partially because of her gun-themed restaurant.  It may now be closing its doors soon. … The institution at the center of Rep. Lauren Boebert's origin story now appears to face an uncertain future.
Discussion: Raw Story
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Don't blame Biden for higher gas prices  —  Presidents have little control over gas prices, but that hasn't stopped angry motorists from blaming President Joe Biden for the record highs they are paying.Current pump prices are due largely to the basic economics of supply and demand.
Washington Post:
As Biden touts gas tax pause, even some of his own officials balk
Leighton Woodhouse / Common Sense:
They Questioned Gender-Affirming Care.  Then Their Kids Were Kicked Out of School.  —  Paul and Beka Sinclair didn't like that their kids' pricey private school was teaching first graders about ‘deconstructing the gender binary.’  —  On May 25, Paul and Rebeka Sinclair pulled their minivan …
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
What Turkey Wants to Let Finland and Sweden Into NATO  —  Finnish and Swedish hopes of being accepted as applicants by next week's NATO summit meeting have been dashed by a Turkish government that says it is in no hurry.  —  BRUSSELS — Spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine …
Rose Horowitch / Reuters:
Biden approval falls fourth straight week, tying record low - Reuters/Ipsos  —  U.S. President Joe Biden's public approval rating fell for a fourth straight week to 36% matching its lowest level last seen in late May, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Wednesday.
Jill Tucker / San Francisco Chronicle:
Lowell High School admissions will return to merit-based system after S.F. school board vote  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  After nearly two years of intense and bitter debate, test scores and grades will once again determine which San Francisco students are admitted …
Discussion: National Review
Dave Boucher / Detroit Free Press:
Michigan GOP lawmakers propose 10-year prison sentence for abortion providers  —  A handful of House Republican lawmakers want to create lengthy new prison sentences for Michigan abortion providers and those creating or distributing abortion-inducing medication, filing legislation Wednesday …
Ali Vitali / NBC News:
Sen. Tina Smith unveils bill to codify abortion pill access  —  Advocates believe the medications will face restrictions across the country after an anticipated decision on the future of Roe v. Wade.  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., will introduce a new bill Thursday that aims …
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
John Cornyn's Approval Rating Among Texans Is Holding Steady Amid Gun Safety Push  —  43% of Texas voters — and 68% of Republicans — approve of Cornyn's job performance, unchanged since the Uvalde shooting  —  A chorus of boos may have rained down on Sen. John Cornyn at the Texas GOP's convention …
Discussion: Politico
Marie Daouda / Telegraph:
Why does the authoritarian Left refuse to cancel Belgium?  —  When Congo suffered under the brutal rule of King Leopold II, Britain and America rallied against the horrors of what was unfolding there  —  While our lives are organised and scrutinised by the modern empires of Amazon …
New York Times:
As Midterms Loom, Mark Zuckerberg Shifts Focus Away From Elections  —  Mark Zuckerberg, who once said securing elections was “the most important thing,” has shifted Meta's focus to the metaverse.  That may have real-world implications.  —  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive …
Jessica Chasmar / Fox News:
EPA spends millions from Biden's COVID bill on climate change programs, EV Rideshares, ‘pruning workshops’  —  $4.3 million in ARP funds went to dozens of environmental justice and climate change projects  —  Buttigieg won't say if Biden's American Rescue Plan contributed to inflation
Wall Street Journal:
Germany Looks at Potential Rationing of Natural Gas After Russia Cuts Supply  —  The potential move could push Europe's biggest economy into a recession  —  BERLIN—The German government moved closer to rationing natural gas on Thursday after Russia cut deliveries to the country last week …
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Lee Drutman / FiveThirtyEight:
What We Lose When We Lose Competitive Congressional Districts
Discussion: ABC News and Ballotpedia
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New York Times:
Nancy Pelosi's Napa: Wealthy Friends and a Husband's Porsche Crash
Rebecca Tan / Washington Post:
A trans 24-year-old finds his voice — and ignites a union effort at his Starbucks
Alex Roarty / Miami Herald:
Help wanted: Democratic campaigns cite labor shortages as Election Day approaches
Discussion: Campaigner
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:
Andrew Gillum, DeSantis's 2018 Rival, Is Charged With Conspiracy and Fraud
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Coalition behind gun bill reveals a sharp Senate Republican split
Discussion: Politico, Raw Story and Insider
Wall Street Journal:
A Sensible Senate Gun Deal
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
Uvalde school district puts embattled Police Chief Pete Arredondo on leave
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The Comment That Reveals the Depths of the Republican Party's Moral Collapse
Washington Post:
Fear over recent shootings has some avoiding crowds, businesses
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
What Trump Has Taken From Us
Meredith Lee / Politico:
GOP senator considering blocking school meal funding deal over transgender policy fight
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation and HuffPost
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Herschel Walker Says There Are 52 States