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10:50 AM ET, July 4, 2022

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Peter Baker / New York Times:
New Insights Into Trump's State of Mind on Jan. 6 Chip Away at Doubts  —  Former President Donald J. Trump has weathered scandals by keeping his intentions under wraps, but recent testimony paints a stark portrait of a man willing to do almost anything to hang onto power.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Brent D. Griffiths / Insider:
Expert on White House chiefs of staff says Mark Meadows ‘absolutely owns’ the title of ‘worst’ chief in history after ex-aide's damning testimony  — Chris Whipple says he stands by his view that Mark Meadows was the worst White House chief of staff.  — Whipple, who wrote about the post's history …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger: More Witnesses, Evidence Surface In Jan. 6 Probe
Mitt Romney / The Atlantic:
America Is in Denial  —  Too many Americans are blithely dismissing threats that could prove cataclysmic.  —  Even as we watch the reservoirs and lakes of the West go dry, we keep watering our lawns, soaking our golf courses, and growing water-thirsty crops.
Discussion: Raw Story
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Fox and friends confront billion-dollar US lawsuits over election fraud claims  —  Rightwing networks Fox News, OAN and Newsmax could be found liable in cases brought by voting machine company Dominion  —  In the months following the 2020 US presidential election, rightwing TV news in America …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Full Belmonte
Ryan Dezember / Wall Street Journal:
Falling Commodity Prices Raise Hopes That Inflation Has Peaked  —  Oil, wheat, natural gas, lumber, corn and other raw materials ended a tumultuous quarter near or lower than March prices  —  A slide in all manner of raw-materials prices—corn, wheat, copper and more—is stirring hopes …
Discussion: Wide World of News
Washington Post:
Trump cracks down on deceptive fundraising by others using his name  —  While being known for his own false and misleading emails, Trump faces armies of unaffiliated fundraisers who ape his message and sometimes threaten Republicans in Trump's name  —  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich …
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
McConnell wants to win the suburbs by defusing cultural hot buttons.  Trump and his own party have other ideas.  —  WASHINGTON — When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted for the most significant gun violence prevention bill in nearly three decades, he offered a candid explanation …
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE Pope Francis denies he is planning to resign soon  —  Pope Francis has dismissed reports that he plans to resign in the near future, saying he is on track to visit Canada this month and hopes to be able to go to Moscow and Kyiv as soon as possible after that.
Discussion: Politico, Fox News, Aleteia and RAPPLER
Daily Mail:
Woke Guardian US news reporter is blasted over Twitter declaration that anyone who questions transgender ideology is a FASCIST  — Julia Carrie Wong tweeted that people who question trans ideology are ‘fascists’  — She was commiserating over a New York Times op-ed that has stirred the left
Washington Post:
Inflation is making homelessness worse  —  Rising prices and soaring rents are taking their toll across the country  —  The sheriffs arrived at 6 a.m. in early June to tell Josanne English what she already knew: She was being evicted.  —  She'd lost her job as a project manager near Sacramento in April …
New York Times:
How Can We Still Be Talking About Trump?  —  Gail Collins: Happy Independence Day, Bret!  Want to celebrate by talking about the Supreme Court?  —  Bret Stephens: I was sorta thinking of a cookout on the patio with a nice bottle of rosé, but fire away.
Discussion: Althouse
Ken Burns / New York Times:
America Is Failing Refugees, and Itself  —  For his 1985 documentary about the Statue of Liberty, the filmmaker Ken Burns interviewed two Jewish boys sitting on a bench in New York City.  They were twins who had fled Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, with their father.
Washington Post:
Judge asks U.S. if Saudi crown prince should be immune from suit  —  The Biden administration has until Aug. 1 to say whether it believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should be immune from a civil lawsuit filed against him in the United States by Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi …
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Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian:
Judge puts Biden on the spot over immunity for Saudi crown prince
Discussion: Breitbart
Adam Longo / wusa9.com:
More resignations within U.S. Capitol Police?  Longtime partner of fallen officer claims morale extremely low.  —  Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died following the Capitol riots.  His partner of 11 years, Sandra Garza, on what happens after the January 6th hearings.
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
 
 
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Libor Jany / Los Angeles Times:
Newsom pardons Sara Kruzan, imprisoned as a teen for killing man who trafficked her
Discussion: The Hill
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Don't venerate or vilify the Founders. Vindicate their radical vision.
Discussion: Twitchy
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
100-year-old WWII vet breaks down, says this isn't the ‘country we fought for’: ‘I am so upset’
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Justice Dept. Braces for Summer of Violent Crime
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Labash / Slack Tide:
Happy(?) Fourth of July
Washington Post:
Summer in America is becoming hotter, longer and more dangerous
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Washington Post:
Akron police release video of officers shooting Black man dozens of times