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11:40 AM ET, June 30, 2022


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Esther Wickham / Washington Examiner:
Cassidy Hutchinson did not do her job  —  The Jan. 6 House committee held a last-minute hearing on Tuesday, again attempting to distract people from other disastrous events unfolding in the country.  Unfortunately for them, their “star witness” didn't do her job in helping with that distraction — she merely exposed it.
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Former Trump Admin Official Alyssa Farah Stuns CNN's New Day With Revelation About Cassidy Hutchinson  —  Former Trump White House official Alyssa Farah astonished her colleagues on CNN by telling them she helped Cassidy Hutchinson break away from Donald Trump's sphere of influence before her January 6 Committee testimony.
Discussion: The Hill, Talking Points Memo and CNN
Rolling Stone:
‘I Keep Waiting for the Feds to Come’: The Jan. 6 Investigations Have Trumpworld on Edge  —  A bombshell congressional hearing and aggressive Justice Department investigation have the former president's cronies wondering who'll be targeted next  —  After a jaw-dropping Jan. 6 committee hearing …
Discussion: Fox News and Daily Kos
Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
Republican Party must choose between Trump and the Constitution, Liz Cheney says in California speech  —  Warning that America faces a “domestic threat we have never faced before,” GOP Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday accused Republicans who ignore former President Trump's efforts to overturn …
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Cassidy Hutchinson Is a Heroine  —  May her courage be as contagious as most Republicans' cowardice.  —  You have to wonder how Cassidy Hutchinson was raised.  What did her parents do to instill a conscience and courage in such a young person?  The House January 6th Committee reportedly decided …
Former prosecutors say blockbuster January 6 testimony increases Trump's criminal exposure
NBC News:
Cassidy Hutchinson's Jan. 6 testimony comes under increased scrutiny
New York Times:
Hutchinson Testimony Exposes Tensions Between Parallel Jan. 6 Inquiries
Ja'han Jones / MSNBC:
What the Supreme Court's EPA decision could mean for you  —  Expect the quality of life in America to drop significantly if conservatives get their way on deregulation.  —  UPDATE (June 30, 2022, 10:07 a.m. ET): The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Thursday significantly curtailing …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Live Updates: Supreme Court Curbs E.P.A.'s Authority to Address Climate Change  —  The decision was a blow to the Environmental Protection Agency's powers under the Clean Air Act.  It was the latest ruling by a court that has handed down significant decisions on abortion and guns.
Washington Post:
‘My anxiety spikes’: Lawyers brace for Supreme Court climate ruling  —  Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202!  In today's edition, we have an exclusive on a White House announcement about more than 650 hospitals that have agreed to cut their emissions in half by 2030.  More on that below.
Jan Wolfe / Wall Street Journal:   Supreme Court Limits Environmental Protection Agency's Authority
The Hill:
Supreme Court curbs EPA's climate powers
Discussion: WOWK-TV, RedState, WCDC-TV and Rolling Stone
Oriana Gonzalez / Axios:
McConnell: Blocking Obama's SCOTUS pick led to overturning Roe v. Wade  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that his decision to block former President Obama's Supreme Court pick to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016 led to the Roe v. Wade getting overturned.
Ximena Bustillo / NPR:
Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court  —  Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in Thursday at noon as the 116th Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman to serve on the high court.  —  Watch the ceremony at 12 p.m. ET here:
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court clears Biden to end Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy  —  The policy requires some asylum seekers who enter the country illegally, mainly from Central and South America, to return to Mexico while they await a hearing  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled for the Biden administration …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Senate Democrats see ‘major progress’ on Biden agenda bill, hope for July vote  —  Schumer and Manchin are close to a deal on prescription drug savings, new details obtained by NBC News show.  They're also negotiating energy and tax provisions in the bill.  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Data For Progress
Punchbowl News:
6/30/22 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM.
Discussion: Washington Post and Bloomberg
Marcel Plichta / The Daily Beast:
Putin Should Be Very Worried About Ukraine's New Kamikaze Drone  —  These new, cheaply made drones only need to get lucky once.  —  The war in Ukraine is no stranger to drones, but the kamikaze drone strike on the Russian city of Rostov last week marked the beginning of a whole chapter in drone warfare.
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Biden says he won't ask Saudi leaders to increase oil production, blames ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ for prices
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Washington Examiner:
There's no foreign oil bailout for Joe Biden
Discussion: Townhall
Don Moynihan / Can We Still Govern?:
The rot runs deeper  —  What the actions of an obscure Wisconsin political appointee tell us about GOP democratic backsliding  —  The January 6th hearings have illustrated the deep threats to American democracy such that only the most die-hard Trumpists can deny them.
Michael Wines / New York Times:   Wisconsin Court Validates a Republican Strategy to Preserve Power
Joel Gilbert / American Thinker:
Michelle Obama Is Running for President in 2024  —  It was the gasp heard round the world.  “They could run Michelle Obama, and if they do ...” said Monica Crowley before the CPAC 2022 audience reeled audibly in shocked recognition, cutting her off in mid-sentence.
Anna Peele / Washington Post:
The Pandemic Is Waning.  Anthony Fauci Has a Few More Lessons to Share.  —  America's most famous doctor on mitigating covid, giving your adversaries the benefit of the doubt and working way too much  —  You gotta f—ing suck it up," Anthony Fauci tells me from the deck of his home in Washington …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Arielle Mitropoulos / ABC News:
Fauci says he's taking 2nd course of Paxlovid after experiencing rebound with the antiviral treatment
Ana Ceballos / Miami Herald:
See for yourself: the slides shown to teachers during Florida's civics training sessions  —  The Florida Department of Education's training of educators on new civics standards for K-12 public schools is underway and has prompted some critical comments.  —  When Gov. Ron DeSantis announced …
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Says He Supports Exception to Filibuster to Codify Roe v. Wade Into Law  —  Supreme Court last week overturned Roe v. Wade decision, leaving question of abortion's legality to states  —  President Biden said on Thursday that he supports suspending the filibuster, if necessary, to pass legislation codifying Roe v. Wade into law.
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Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads
Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
Democrats push for campaign reset in the most pro-abortion rights swing state
Discussion: ABC News and Talking Points Memo
Andy Meek / Forbes:
The Daily Wire, Which Now Boasts 890,000 Paid Subscribers, Signs Jordan Peterson To Its New DailyWire+
Discussion: The Daily Wire
Forensic News:
Multimillionaire American Podiatrist Co-Owns Pro-Kremlin Propaganda Website
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Emma Colton / Fox News:
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