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9:05 PM ET, June 27, 2022


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Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Federal Agents Seized Phone of John Eastman, Key Figure in Jan. 6 Plan  —  The action suggests that the criminal inquiry into efforts to help overturn the results of the 2020 election is accelerating.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Federal agents armed with a search warrant …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
John Eastman searched and had phone seized by federal agents last week, he says  —  (CNN)The FBI seized the phone of former President Donald Trump's election attorney John Eastman last week, according to a new court filing from the lawyer.  —  Eastman disclosed the search and seizure …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Facebook Is Banning People Who Say They Will Mail Abortion Pills  —  A Facebook user and Motherboard both faced consequences for posting about mailing abortion pills on Facebook on the same day the Supreme Court overturned protections offered by Roe v. Wade.
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court's abortion ruling and worry about other rights  —  Majorities of Americans say they disagree with the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, think it was politically motivated, are concerned the court will now reconsider rulings that protect other rights …
New York Post:
Rudy Giuliani's alleged attacker walks free after charges downgraded  —  MORE ON:  —  The ShopRite worker arrested for allegedly hitting Rudy Giuliani on the back inside a Staten Island supermarket walked free from court Monday after his charges were downgraded.
New York Post:   Harry Wilson calls Lee Zeldin, aide ‘scumbags’ in mistakenly sent text
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Mitch McConnell's Court Delivers  —  While Democrats seethe, the Senate Republican leader sees the fruits of his efforts to install an aggressive conservative majority on the Supreme Court.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  WASHINGTON — When Speaker Nancy Pelosi refers …
Discussion: New York Post
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The last institutionalists are the leaders of the Democratic Party
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:   Rules and Power and Roe
Democratic exasperation builds at Biden's slow roll on Roe
Discussion: Vox, NBC News and Bloomberg
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Scoop: Google moves to keep campaign messages out of spam  —  Google has asked the Federal Election Commission to green light a program that could keep campaign emails from ending up in spam folders, according to a filing obtained by Axios. … - Republican leadership introduced a bill …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
At least 42 people found dead in 18-wheeler on Southwest Side, multiple sources report  —  Several emergency vehicles also at the scene  —  SAN ANTONIO - At least 42 people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer on the Southwest Side, and 16 others were taken to area hospitals in varying conditions …
Discussion: New York Post
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
The Supreme Court hands the religious right a big victory by lying about the facts of a case  —  Kennedy v. Bremerton School District is a big victory for the religious right, but only because Gorsuch misrepresents the facts of the case.  —  The Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Sides With Coach Over Prayers at the 50-Yard Line
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Alex Wagner to Succeed Rachel Maddow at MSNBC  —  MSNBC President Rashida Jones said that Ms. Wagner's experience covering politics would be crucial as the network prepares to cover the midterm elections.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  MSNBC has named Alex Wagner …
New York Times:
Biden Irked by Democrats Who Won't Take ‘Yes’ for an Answer on 2024  —  The White House is trying to tamp down speculation about plans to seek re-election, while aides say President Biden is bristling at the persistent questions.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Ex-RNC chair: Republicans will ‘absolutely’ kill filibuster to pass nationwide abortion ban  —  Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele warned that Republicans will “absolutely” do away with the Senate filibuster in order to enact a federal abortion ban if they take over the chamber next year.
Discussion: HotAir and CNN
Rebecca Downs / Townhall:
Biden's Nominee to Lead ICE Withdraws from Consideration  —  On Monday night, Ed Gonzalez signaled that he was withdrawing himself from consideration as President Joe Biden's nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  —  The Hill, in highlighting a series of tweets …
Emily Ashcraft / KSL-TV:
Judge issues restraining order, banning Utah abortion law from taking effect  —  SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday, blocking Utah's new abortion law, SB174, from taking effect.  —  The restraining order is good for 14 days.
New York Times:   Live Updates: Judges Block Utah and Louisiana Abortion Laws Amid Flurry of Legal Action
Associated Press:
More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party's gains in recent years are becoming Republicans.
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Negative Partisanship Works in American Elections, but Whom Will It Help the Most in 2022?
Josh Boswell / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: 'I think you're clear': VOICEMAIL from Joe Biden to Hunter about NY Times report on his Chinese business dealings proves he DID speak to his son about his relationship with criminal dubbed the ‘spy chief of China’  — Joe Biden called Hunter in December 2018 saying he wanted …
New York Post:
'It's bad': Eric Adams admits being ‘shocked’ by the sorry state of NYC  —  Mayor Eric Adams had no idea how rotten the Big Apple was at its core before taking office — telling The Post he was “shocked” to learn just “how bad this place is.”  —  During an exclusive interview conducted …
New York Times:
Jan. 6 Panel Abruptly Sets Tuesday Hearing on ‘Recently Obtained Evidence’  —  The panel, which had planned at least two additional hearings next month, had not been scheduled to meet this week.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Roe Is the New Prohibition  —  The culture war raged most hotly from the '70s to the next century's '20s.  It polarized American society, dividing men from women, rural from urban, religious from secular, Anglo-Americans from more recent immigrant groups.  At length, but only after a titanic …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
Filmmaker subpoenaed by Jan 6 committee says Eric Trump thought inciting violence was ‘fair game’  —  Filmmaker Alex Holder tells The Independent that Eric Trump was unconcerned by the possibility that his father's lies about the 2020 election could incite his supporters to violence
Ned Oliver / Axios:
Scoop: Spanberger rival Yesli Vega doubts pregnancy after rape  —  Yesli Vega, the Republican nominee running against Democrat Abigail Spanberger for Congress, downplayed the possibility of becoming pregnant as a result of rape when asked about her stance on abortion at a campaign stop last month, according to audio obtained by Axios.
NBC News:
Ryan Kelley was arrested for his role in Jan. 6.  Now he's a front-runner in Michigan's GOP primary for governor.  —  KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Ryan Kelley was an afterthought in Michigan's Republican primary for governor — a real estate broker who served on a local planning commission while cultivating a following on the far-right fringe.
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
America Is Sliding Into the Long Pandemic Defeat  —  In 2018, while reporting on pandemic preparedness in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I heard many people joking about the fictional 15th article of the country's constitution: Débrouillez-vous, or “Figure it out yourself.”
Andrew Kerr / Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden unwittingly helped finance Hunter's trysts with Russia-linked escorts  —  President Joe Biden apparently unwittingly financed his son's participation in an escort ring tied to Russia, records from a copy of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop show.  —  spent over $30,000 on escorts …
Elliot Smith / CNBC:
Russia slides into historic debt default as payment period expires  — Interest payments totaling $100 million were due on May 27 and subject to grace period which expired on Sunday night.  — Sweeping sanctions imposed by Western powers in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine …
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Roberta Smith / New York Times:
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Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Wisconsin gov. vows to grant clemency to doctors charged under state abortion ban
Discussion: Insider
Sachs Media:
Poll Finds Competitive Race in Florida CD2 for Reps. Neal Dunn and Al Lawson
Steve Goldstein / MarketWatch:
Concealed-carry laws boost gun crime by a third, study finds
NBC News:
Biden to announce extension of U.S. troop presence in Poland
Discussion: The Hill
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Margi Murphy / Bloomberg:
Anti-Abortion Centers Find Pregnant Teens Online, Then Save Their Data
Casey Quinlan / The American Independent:
Experts on white nationalism say anti-trans rally in DC part of larger threat to democracy
Abraham Riesman / New York Magazine:
She Was WWE's First Female Referee. She Says Vince McMahon Raped Her.
Discussion: New York Post
Emily Yoffe / Common Sense:
Biden's Sex Police
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:
Trump's social network deal is under grand jury scrutiny.