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Henry Rodgers / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Text Messages Show Cassidy Hutchinson Referring To January 6 Committee As ‘BS’  —  The January 6 committee's key witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, called the committee “bs” in a text message obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller.  —  On Feb 1.  Hutchinson sent a text …
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Wire
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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
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger: More Witnesses, Evidence Surface In Jan. 6 Probe  —  Kinzinger says more evidence is emerging that supports testimony that President Trump wanted to join an angry riot that marched to the Capitol.  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — More evidence is emerging in the House's Jan. 6 investigation …
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Multiple criminal referrals of Trump possible, Cheney says
ABC News:
Not prosecuting Trump for Jan. 6 would fuel a ‘much graver threat,’ Liz Cheney says
Ruth Graham / New York Times:
‘The Pro-Life Generation’: Young Women Fight Against Abortion Rights  —  Many American women mourned the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe, but for others it is a moment of triumph and a matter of human rights.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
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Washington Post:
Trust in Supreme Court falters after Roe decision
Discussion: Forbes and WTOP News
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  —  Court invitation to clarify prince's status comes as president faces criticism for ditching promise to turn Saudi Arabia into a ‘pariah’  —  A US judge has asked the Biden administration to weigh in on whether Mohammed bin Salman …
Washington Post:
Akron police release video of officers shooting Black man dozens of times  —  AKRON, Ohio — Police on Sunday released footage showing officers firing dozens of rounds at a Black man who left his car to flee a traffic stop last week.  —  Akron Police Chief Stephen Mylett …
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
100-year-old WWII vet breaks down, says this isn't the ‘country we fought for’: ‘I am so upset’  —  Carl Spurlin Dekel served in the U.S. Marines during World War II  —  Coming up on ‘Fox News Sunday’: July 3  —  Much of what American soldiers fought for in World War II has “gone down the drain …
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
Matt Labash / Slack Tide:
Happy(?) Fourth of July  —  Cheer up.  We're still America.  There are worse things to be.  —  Warning: this isn't exactly a fully-formed essay.  Just a grab-bag of Fourth of July sentiments, poetry, and song.  Neither, despite the photo above, is it intended to be some concentrated meditation on Johnny Cash.
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Justice Dept. Braces for Summer of Violent Crime  —  Top officials at the department met with prosecutors and the local police in Philadelphia in an effort to help cities prepare for a hot-weather crime wave marked by the Fourth of July.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Washington Post:
Summer in America is becoming hotter, longer and more dangerous  —  Wildfires had been burning for weeks, shrouding Reno, Nev., in harmful smoke, when Jillian Abney and her eight-year-old daughter Izi drove into the Sierras last year in search of cleaner air.
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
An American's Murky Path From Russian Propagandist to Jan. 6  —  Charles Bausman, a former financial executive who runs websites that promote far-right views, recorded footage in the Capitol for a Russian television producer.  Soon after, he fled to Moscow as a “political refugee.”
Walter Kirn / Common Sense:
The Holy Anarchy of Fun  —  In our era of high vigilance, emergency measures and vast decrees, Walter Kirn makes the case for fun.  —  Writes Unbound  · Subscribe … So, a little late as always, because I like my pop culture to ferment some before I swill it down, I saw the sequel to Top Gun.
 
 
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