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9:25 AM ET, July 1, 2022

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New York Times:
Trump Group Pays for Jan. 6 Lawyers, Raising Concerns of Witness Pressure  —  The former president's political organization and allies have paid for or promised to cover legal fees for witnesses, as the House inquiry suggests he is trying to influence testimony.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Politico:
New details of Jan. 6 panel's mystery messages emerge  —  The Jan. 6 select committee publicly pointed to two communications this week as potential evidence of Trump-world's efforts to influence witness testimony — without revealing their origin.  Both were detailed to the panel by Cassidy Hutchinson …
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Mark Meadows' associate threatened ex-White House aide before her testimony  —  It was the second warning Cassidy Hutchinson had received before her deposition, cautioning her against cooperating with the panel  —  Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson received at least …
ABC News:
Hutchinson's testimony raises fresh questions about Secret Service's handling of Jan. 6  —  The testimony “raises highly disconcerting questions,” says an ex-DHS official.  —  7:4  —  A video of President Trump's motorcade leaving the January 6th rally on the Ellipse is displayed as Cassidy Hutchinson …
David Rohde / New Yorker:
A Potential Criminal Prosecution of Donald Trump Is Growing Closer  —  As evidence mounts, a rift has opened between the congressional committee investigating January 6th and the Department of Justice.  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland receives a briefing each week from senior Justice Department officials …
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
Put a Fork in Donald Trump—the Ex-President Is Done  —  As bad as his political position looks today, it is only likely to get worse—and his imminent announcement of a presidential campaign is just another sign of his collapse. … Mark it on your calendars.
Washington Post:
How Trump World pressures witnesses to deny his possible wrongdoing  —  Trump and his allies shower potential witnesses with flattery privately while publicly blasting those who dare cross him  —  As rumors flew in the spring of 2018 that Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen …
Discussion: Insider and CNN
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Is Biden Handling Putin Better Than He's Handling Trump?
Associated Press:
Trump's vulnerabilities for 2024 mount after new testimony
Discussion: New York Post and WTOP News
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Anthony Ornato has repeatedly disputed key White House conversations
Anumita Kaur / Los Angeles Times:
Cassidy Hutchinson testimony set audience record for a daytime Jan. 6 hearing
Discussion: Washington Post
Hayes Brown / MSNBC:
Congress has let the Supreme Court run amok  —  Biden accuses Supreme Court of ‘outrageous behavior’ following Roe v. Wade reversal  —  The Supreme Court ended its term Thursday having produced a string of decisions that with casual brutality threatened Americans' privacy, health and well-being.
Discussion: NBC News, Washington Post and Jezebel
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Libby Cathey / Good Morning America:
Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice
Hannah Fingerhut / Associated Press:
Abortion, women's rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women's rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, especially among Democrats and those who support abortion access.
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Brian Lopez / The Texas Tribune:
Texas educator group proposes referring to slavery as “involuntary relocation” in second grade curriculum  —  The Texas State Board of Education is fielding proposals to update the state's public school social studies curriculum this summer.  —  Copy link  —  A group of Texas educators …
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Associated Press:
Some Texas schools may call slavery ‘involuntary relocation’
Discussion: WTOP News
Blake Emerson / Slate:
The Real Target of the Supreme Court's EPA Decision  —  In yet another major blow to democratic constitutionalism, the Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia v. EPA that the Clean Air Act does not give EPA authority to regulate the power grid as a whole.  The decision will likely limit …
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Ryan Bort / Rolling Stone:
Supreme Court Rules 6-3 That the Planet Should Burn
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Why Today Felt Like the Most Hopeless Day of the SCOTUS Term
Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:
Neo-Nazi publisher Andrew Anglin gives ‘forceful endorsement’ of Blake Masters' Senate bid  —  The move by The Daily Stormer publisher is a play to try to exert influence in a GOP moving to the right, experts in extremism contend  —  Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi publisher of The Daily Stormer …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
The Sleeper ‘Wire Fraud’ Scheme That Could Nail Trumpworld  —  The Jan. 6 committee has already laid out a convincing case of wire fraud against the Trump campaign.  —  the day television networks called the election for Joe Biden—then-President Donald Trump's campaign manager was trying …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Federalist
Evan Gershkovich / Wall Street Journal:
In Russia's Biggest Cities, Ukraine War Fades to Background Noise  —  Bars are packed out, film and jazz festivals are sold out and Moscow's police officers are busier handing out fines for public drinking than putting down dissent  —  MOSCOW—Dima Karmanovsky had just finished his second DJ set …
Discussion: The Guardian
Kathryn Joyce / Salon:
School's out forever: Arizona moves “to kill public education” with new universal voucher law  —  Families who bail on public school will get $7,000 per kid in GOP's new scheme: “Every red state” urged to follow  —  Last Friday, while the country reeled from the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Uriel J. García / The Texas Tribune:
“Nobody's giving us any answers”: Uvalde families demand details of shooting investigation at City Council meeting  —  Uvalde's mayor said city officials could be prosecuted for releasing details of the investigation.  Pete Arredondo, the City Council member and school district police chief, was absent for the second straight meeting.
Discussion: Off the Kuff
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CBS News:
Poll: Most Texans critical of law enforcement response to Uvalde massacre
Discussion: The Hill
James Fallows / Breaking the News:
A Lucky Country, on Thin Ice  —  America prides itself on being a “young” country, which it certainly is in cultural terms and in demographics.  The median age in the U.S. is now just over 38—about a decade younger than Japan or Germany, many years below that of most European countries.
Michelangelo Signorile / The Signorile Report:
Yep, the GOP is ready to bring back sodomy bans  —  Clarence Thomas laid out the invitation in his Roe concurrence.  The Texas GOP is taking him up on it, aiming to pulverize LGBTQ rights.  Others will follow. … Back in 2017, when I was editor-at-large at HuffPost, I wrote a piece headlined …
Discussion: Juanita Jean's
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Who's In Charge?  —  “Which way am I going?” asked President Biden when he ended Thursday's press conference at the NATO summit in Madrid.  He began to exit stage right, before someone redirected him toward stage left.  This combination of ignorance and indecision was not new.
Brahm Resnik / 12news.com:
Arizona Senate president gets FBI subpoena for Trump-related records  —  Karen Fann initiated the Republican review of Maricopa County's election results.  Feds are investigating the Trump White House role's in pressuring states.  —  PHOENIX — The FBI has subpoenaed records …
Associated Press:
McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives.
 
 
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