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1:20 PM 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
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Documentary Filmmaker Emerges as Potentially Key Jan. 6 Witness  —  Alex Holder is testifying behind closed doors to the House committee about hours of footage he shot before and after the 2020 election with President Donald J. Trump and his family.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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, Raw Story and The Federalist
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.
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
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
Jan. 6 committee members to get personal security details as threats escalate
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Law on Concealed Weapons  —  In the widest expansion of gun rights in a decade, the decision puts in question similar laws in at least eight other states and the District of Columbia  —  The Supreme Court struck down New York state's system …
Discussion: NBC New York and The Daily Wire
Washington Post:
Supreme Court finds N.Y. law violates right to carry guns outside home  —  The Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans generally have a right to carry a handgun outside the home for self-defense and that a New York law requiring special need for such a permit is too restrictive.
Discussion: National Review and ABC News
Kaelan Deese / Washington Examiner:
Senate bill would imprison Supreme Court leakers and impose $10K fine
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Supreme Court shoots down NY rule that set high bar for concealed handgun licenses
Discussion: Forbes and ABC13
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court says Second Amendment guarantees right to carry guns in public
Discussion: Bloomberg
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
POLITICO Playbook: The Trump plot to subvert the DOJ
Discussion: Associated Press
Erica L. Green / New York Times:
New Biden Rules Would Bar Discrimination Against Transgender Students  —  The proposed rules would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity, among other things; they set up a clash with state lawmakers and conservative groups.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Althouse
Collin Binkley / Associated Press:
Biden administration moves to expand Title IX protections
Book bombs: Trump aide tell-alls fail to sell  —  A year after Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, his former chief of staff Mark Meadows released a tell-all book about his 10 months in the White House that promised to be a “frank, candid account” of running Trump's chaotic West Wing.
Discussion: Insider
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 …
US Food and Drug Administration:
FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products  —  Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed from the US Market  —  For Immediate Release:  —  Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States.
Wall Street Journal:
Ken Griffin Moving Citadel From Chicago to Miami Following Crime Complaints  —  Hedge-fund founder has had long-running feud with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker over crime, other issues  —  Billionaire Ken Griffin is relocating his big hedge-fund firm Citadel from Chicago to Miami …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Bloomberg
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Newly elected GOP congresswoman spread Capitol riot conspiracies and QAnon hashtags in now-deleted tweets  —  Newly elected Republican Congresswoman Mayra Flores spread conspiracies on social media that the January 6 riot at the US Capitol was caused by members of the far-left group Antifa …
Gavin Newsom jumps onto the national stage and Bidenworld takes notice  —  For weeks, an exasperated Gavin Newsom warned Democrats they need to more aggressively confront Republicans in the national culture wars he's convinced his party is losing.  —  In recent days, the California governor signaled …
Discussion: Alpha News
Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
Maura Healey's Democratic rival drops out of Massachusetts governor race  —  “There is no path that I can responsibly, in good faith, lead my supporters on that results in me becoming governor this year,” state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz told her supporters Thursday.
Discussion: The Boston Globe
Glenna Li / American Prospect:
President Biden's Best Agency Is Starved for Cash  —  The National Labor Relations Board is protecting the labor rights of American workers, but it's been underfunded for a decade.  —  Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 went on a one-week unfair labor practices strike …
Discussion: Jacobin
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Ron DeSantis Can Beat Trump in 2024 … If you want to get a sense of which way the Republican Party is headed in 2024, here are two straws in the wind.  First, Gary Fineout reported that Ron DeSantis might not seek Donald Trump's endorsement in his reelection contest for governor …
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
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Melissa Colorado / NBC New York:
Long Island Library Pulls All LGBTQ Material in Children's Section During Pride Month
Discussion: Raw Story
Emma Hurt / Axios:
Exclusive: Stacey Abrams wants to fund the police
Discussion: The Hill, RedState and Townhall
Jill Lawrence / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney understand the stakes of democracy
Luc Cohen / Reuters:
Trump fundraiser Barrack loses bid to dismiss UAE lobbying charges
Washington Post:
Greitens's violent ad sets off GOP scramble to stop his Senate bid
Jessica Chasmar / Fox News:
EPA spends millions from Biden's COVID bill on climate change programs, EV Rideshares, ‘pruning workshops’
 Earlier Items: 
Marie Daouda / Telegraph:
Why does the authoritarian Left refuse to cancel Belgium?
Dave Boucher / Detroit Free Press:
Michigan GOP lawmakers propose 10-year prison sentence for abortion providers
Alex Roarty / Miami Herald:
Help wanted: Democratic campaigns cite labor shortages as Election Day approaches
Discussion: Campaigner
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Don't blame Biden for higher gas prices
Discussion: NBC News and Twitchy
Leighton Woodhouse / Common Sense:
They Questioned Gender-Affirming Care. Then Their Kids Were Kicked Out of School.
William Saletan / The Bulwark:
John Eastman's Phony “Plenary Authority” Theory
Discussion: Morning Shots, CNN and Overtime