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9:40 AM ET, July 2, 2022


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New York Times:
Trump Eyes Early 2024 Announcement as Jan. 6 Scrutiny Intensifies  —  Donald Trump has accelerated his campaign planning, hoping a White House bid will blunt a series of damaging revelations.  Some Republicans are worried.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Cassidy Hutchinson's Testimony Changed Our Minds About Indicting Donald Trump  —  Until Tuesday, we had both publicly stated that the Department of Justice had insufficient evidence to indict former President Trump for his conduct on Jan. 6.  Our conclusion, which we each came to independently …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Accounts of Trump angrily demanding to go to Capitol on January 6 circulated in Secret Service over past year  —  Then-President Donald Trump angrily demanded to go to the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and berated his protective detail when he didn't get his way, according to two Secret Service sources …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Lock Her Up?  Totally Not-Worried Trump Rants About Jailing Cassidy Hutchinson in Tweetstorm-esque Posts  —  Former President Donald Trump is so unconcerned by Cassidy Hutchinson testimony he insists is false, he went on a social media rant suggesting she be criminally prosecuted.
Meadows intermediary may have tried to influence Hutchinson's testimony to January 6 committee, sources say  —  (CNN)One of people who may have been trying to influence Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony did so at the behest of former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows …
The Hill:
Pat Cipollone can aid or impede Jan. 6 Committee's search for truth
As Ohio restricts abortions, 10-year-old girl travels to Indiana for procedure  —  On Monday three days after the Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, took a call from a colleague, a child abuse doctor in Ohio.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Insider
New York Times:
N.Y. Lawmakers Respond on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings  —  Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in many public places, as well as an amendment that would initiate the process of enshrining the right to abortion in the state constitution.
Discussion: Reason, Reuters and Washington Post
Washington Post:
Democracy advocates raise alarm after Supreme Court takes election case  —  The decision to consider “independent legislature theory” concerned voting rights advocates who say state lawmakers could twist the election laws to favor their party  —  Voting rights advocates expressed alarm Friday …
Marina Villeneuve / Associated Press:
Gun permit process in NY could include social media check  —  ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would require people applying for a handgun license to turn over a list of their social media accounts so officials could verify their “character and conduct” under a bill being considered Friday by the state Legislature.
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
Solveig Gold Is Proud to Be the Wife of a ‘Canceled’ Princeton Professor  —  But she also wants to be known as more.  At dinner with the aspiring public intellectual and her “cabal.”  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — Solveig Lucia Gold was setting the table in her backyard …
Timothy Puko / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Seeks to Block New Offshore Drilling in Atlantic, Pacific  —  Five-year drilling plan could allow limited leasing off Alaska and in Gulf of Mexico; oil industry sought greater expansion  —  WASHINGTON—The Biden administration plans to block new offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic …
Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
Biden Administration Offers an Offshore Drilling Plan. Likely Backers: Very Few.
Discussion: CNN and The Daily Caller
Jeremy Beaman / Washington Examiner:
Interior proposes new offshore oil and gas lease sales in loss for green agenda
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
Elizabeth Dias / New York Times:
Inside the Extreme Effort to Punish Women for Abortion  —  Abortion “abolitionists” are the outer edge of the anti-abortion movement.  They're looking to gain followers after the decision to overturn Roe, unsettling mainstream anti-abortion groups.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Youngkin appoints Trump EPA chief to new post after failed Cabinet bid  —  RICHMOND — Gov. Glenn Youngkin this week created a new office designed to slash state regulations and put it under the direction of Andrew Wheeler, the former Trump administration official rejected earlier this year for the Virginia governor's Cabinet.
Tony Diver / Telegraph:
Fifty-year mortgages that you pass on to your children - the new plan to boost home ownership  —  Japanese-style proposals being considered by Boris Johnson would allow first-time buyers to borrow more over a longer period  —  Homeowners could take out Japanese-style 50-year mortgages …
Francesca D'Annunzio / Dallas Morning News:
Feds show up at home of North Texas woman who posted angry tweets after Roe decision  —  Garland resident wrote, “Slaughter them all,” and called for burning down government buildings after the Supreme Court's abortion ruling.  The Department of Homeland Security was not amused.
Discussion: WEB OF EVIL
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
The Biden-McConnell Deal to Make an Anti-Abortion Advocate a Federal Judge Is Still On  —  President Joe Biden struck a deal with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to nominate Chad Meredith, a Republican anti-abortion advocate, to a federal judgeship on the Eastern District of Kentucky, Slate has confirmed.
Phillips Payson O'Brien / The Atlantic:
Ukraine Has Exposed Russia as a Not-So-Great Power  —  In times of peace, much of what anyone says about national power is guesswork.  Different claims can be based on hopes, prejudices, or even simple self-interest.  Analysts and experts can speak confidently about how some states …
Vladimir Kara-Murza / Washington Post:   Prison doesn't give me many views of the sun
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Spurred by the Supreme Court, a Nation Divides Along a Red-Blue Axis  —  On abortion, climate change, guns and much more, two Americas — one liberal, one conservative — are moving in opposite directions.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Pressed by Supreme Court decisions diminishing rights …
Jen Fitzpatrick / The Keyword:
Protecting people's privacy on health topics  —  J  —  Protecting our users' privacy and securing their data is core to Google's work.  That's why we design products to help people keep their personal information private, safe, and secure — with easy-to-use tools and built-in protections.
Ryan Faircloth / Star Tribune:
Edibles, beverages infused with cannabis ingredient THC become legal Friday in Minnesota  —  Industry advocates see law as an “oddity” allowing for recreational use while stopping just short of full marijuana legalization.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  MORE  —  Minnesotans who are 21 or older …
Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:
Trump Media is subpoenaed in federal inquiry of Truth Social deal.  —  The investigation threatens to delay a merger that would provide Trump Media and its platform, Truth Social, with up to $1.3 billion.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The investigation by federal prosecutors …
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Lie as litmus test: Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake calls it ‘disqualifying’ for rival not to declare 2020 election ‘stolen’  —  A leading Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, Kari Lake, continues to put lies about the 2020 presidential election at the center of her campaign …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Musa al-Gharbi / NBC News:
What the reactions to Clarence Thomas post-Roe reveal about white liberals  —  There were six Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade last week.  The majority opinion was authored by Justice Samuel Alito.  However, in the aftermath of the ruling, there has been an intense …
Joe Carroll / Bloomberg:
JPMorgan Sees ‘Stratospheric’ $380 Oil on Worst-Case Russian Cut  —  Global oil prices could reach a “stratospheric” $380 a barrel if US and European penalties prompt Russia to inflict retaliatory crude-output cuts, JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts warned.  —  The Group of Seven nations …
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Katherine Knott / Daily Progress:
Youngkin appoints four new members to UVa's Board of Visitors
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NBC News:
More men are seeking vasectomies now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe
Discussion: The Daily Wire and TheBlaze
Tim Miller / Politico:
There Are 11 Types of Donald Trump Enablers. Which One Are You?
The Baltimore Banner:
Baltimore records 41 homicides in June, most in a month since 2015
Rebecca Perring / Daily Express:
Now ANOTHER crisis hits EU! Hundreds of tractors block the German/Netherlands border
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
TikTok Confirms Some China-Based Employees Can Access US User Data
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Nelba Márquez-Greene / New York Times:
Stop Asking Those Closest to Tragedy to Do the Heaviest Lifting
The White House:
Readout of President Biden's Meeting with Governors on Reproductive Rights
Discussion: Townhall
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. subpoenas two Arizona state senators in Jan. 6 probe
Discussion: KASW-TV
Billy Perrigo / TIME:
Facebook Asks Judge to ‘Crack the Whip’ in Attempt to Silence a Black Whistleblower
Susan Carroll / NBC News:
Voter fraud claims are heating up a battle for political control in an oil-rich Texas county
Emily Hoeven / CalMatters:
Lanhee Chen comes clean on Trump, abortion