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Ben Collins / NBC News:
Chicago shooting person of interest left online trail of violent imagery  —  Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, the person of interest identified by police after Monday's shooting in a Chicago suburb left 6 dead and 38 hurt, left a long trail of tributes to mass shootings and public killings …
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Ben Bradley / WGN-TV:
Highland Park shooting suspect was ‘known to law enforcement’  —  Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, the suspect in the Highland Park parade shooting Monday was taken into custody around Monday evening.  —  WGN Investigates looked into Crimo's background.  —  Crimo was a prolific poster online …
Politico:
New Jan. 6 Trump documentary footage revealed  —  POLITICO has exclusively obtained a trailer for Alex Holder's “Unprecedented,” the British filmmaker's upcoming Discovery+ docuseries about the Trump family.  —  The two-minute-plus trailer was included among the hours of footage that Holder turned …
Christopher Kang / Slate:
Democrats Are Headed for a Disaster With Unfilled Judicial Vacancies  —  At the end of his first year in office, President Joe Biden's staff rightly trumpeted the fact that he had nominated and confirmed a historic number of judges at the start of his first term in office.
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Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Doug Mastriano's Election-Takeover Plan  —  Stop the Steal is only a pretense for seizing control.  —  By now, political junkies are familiar with the rucksack of election-denying baggage that Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano schleps around: He organized …
Discussion: Raw Story and NBC News
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Hannah Demissie / ABC News:
Democrats look to raise $10M for key governors' races with abortion access fund
Discussion: Forbes and The Federalist
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
More Americans Struggling; Inflation, Gas Prices Top Family Concerns  —  Majority say federal government actions are hurting them  —  West Long Branch, NJ - The number of Americans who are financially struggling has increased by double digits in the past year as inflation and gas prices top …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Confidence in U.S. Institutions Down; Average at New Low  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans are less confident in major U.S. institutions than they were a year ago, with significant declines for 11 of the 16 institutions tested and no improvements for any.  The largest declines in confidence …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Republican states are trying to use federal covid aid to cut taxes  —  In Florida and elsewhere, GOP leaders have sued to tap pandemic funds for tax cuts, defying the Biden administration  —  As gas prices climbed toward record highs this May, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) …
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors and Raw Story
Ben Cost / New York Post:
Joe Rogan reveals if he will ever host Donald Trump on his podcast  —  He claims he'll never pull the Trump card.  —  Despite hosting a smorgasbord of polarizing figures on his show, pot-stirring podcaster Joe Rogan claimed there's one person that'll never appear on his podcast: Former US president Donald Trump.
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Steve Contorno / CNN:
Ron DeSantis has raised more than $100 million for his reelection bid. Could he use that money in a presidential race?
Discussion: The Wrap
Dennis Romero / NBC News:
'I'm terrified': Brittney Griner sends Biden handwritten letter amid trial in Russia  —  WNBA star Brittney Griner asked President Joe Biden to bring her home from detention in Russia, where she is being tried on drug smuggling charges, telling the president in a handwritten letter: “I'm terrified.”
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Abortion fight strains Democratic alliance with Gen Z  —  A debate is raging inside the Democratic Party about whether it's giving its base — especially those under 30, the generation that most strongly supports abortion rights — enough motivation to keep voting for the party …
Discussion: HotAir
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Dan Primack / Axios:
Romney 2.0: Glenn Youngkin explores 2024 presidential run  —  Glenn Youngkin, the former Carlyle Group co-CEO turned Virginia governor, is kicking tires on a 2024 presidential bid, as first reported by the Washington Post. … - Consider that the stuff of nightmares for Carlyle, and for private equity more broadly.
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David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:   GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin expands political operation as 2024 speculation grows
Katherine Stewart / New York Times:
Christian Nationalists Are Excited About What Comes Next  —  Ms. Stewart has reported on the religious right for more than a decade.  She is the author of “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.”  —  The shape of the Christian nationalist movement …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Los Angeles Times:
The Supreme Court is poised to cut the heart out of majority rule  —  The Supreme Court's extremist justices are aiming their next dagger at the heart of the entire democratic enterprise: voters' right to pick leaders of their choice.  —  On Thursday, the court announced that it will hear Moore vs. Harper …
Discussion: RedState
Taylor Nicole Rogers / Financial Times:
Crypto collapse reverberates widely among black American investors  —  Higher exposure to digital assets leaves owners vulnerable to downturn  —  The widespread losses caused by the cryptocurrency crash are even broader among black investors.  —  A quarter of black American investors owned cryptocurrencies …
Stuart A. Thompson / New York Times:
On Conservative Radio, Misleading Message Is Clear: ‘Democrats Cheat’  —  Election fraud claims from 2020 are widespread on talk radio, contributing to the belief that the midterm results cannot be trusted.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Stuart Thompson writes about online information flows.
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Russians Fear Commanders Are Selling Their Own Troops' Locations for Cash  —  An intercepted phone call reveals that Russians believe their own commanders are selling out troops for cash, according to the Ukrainian intelligence agencies.  —  A Russian colonel was accused of selling information …
Discussion: Raw Story
Piers Morgan Uncensored / YouTube:
“You're NOT A WOMAN Just Because You Got Surgery!”  Macy Gray on Transgender Identity  —  American R&B and soul singer Macy Gray joins Piers Morgan Uncensored to discuss issues on racial inequality, transgender identity and even the advice success...
Mick Mulvaney / The Charlotte Observer:
Former Trump chief of staff: Republicans should pay attention to Jan. 6 hearings  —  The significance of last week's Congressional Jan. 6 committee hearings cannot be overstated.  —  For the first time, evidence was presented that former President Trump knew some of the protesters were armed …
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Fox News Potentially Facing Major Financial Damage In Dogged Suit Over Election Lies  —  Discovery in the case could reveal bombshell messages among the Trump White House, Fox personalities, and even Rupert Murdoch.  —  A massive $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit by a voting machine company …
Oriana Gonzalez / Axios:
Health experts see rise in maternal mortality post-Roe … Each had “trigger” laws, or abortion bans that took effect in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court eliminating a federal right to the procedure.  — Maternal death rates in states with “trigger” laws are on average almost …
Discussion: Raw Story and Bangor Daily News
Antony J. Blinken / United States Department of State:
Richard Nephew Named as Coordinator on Global Anti-Corruption  —  Today we are announcing Richard Nephew as our Coordinator on Global Anti-Corruption.  This position, pledged on International Anti-Corruption Day, will integrate and elevate the fight against corruption across all aspects of U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance.
 
 
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Lawrence Mower / Miami Herald:
Injunction blocking new Florida abortion law short-lived, as state appeals
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Lauren McGaughy / Dallas Morning News:
After Roe, architect of Texas abortion law sets sights on gay marriage and more
Alexa Mills / Washington Post:
Clifford Alexander Jr., first Black secretary of Army, dies at 88
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Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
The lore of ‘CODELs’: How foreign travel helps Congress at home
Aaron Kliegman / Just The News:
Biden to allow some migrants with terrorist ties into country, raising security concerns
Discussion: American Greatness
Washington Examiner:
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Heidi Przybyla / Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Susan J. Demas / Michigan Advance:
Forcing 10-year-old rape victims to give birth isn't moral, just or ‘pro-life’
Cassidy Morrison / Washington Examiner:
Interest in vasectomies surges after fall of Roe v. Wade
Discussion: National Review and The Federalist
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Veterans of Carter-Era Inflation Warn That Biden Has Few Tools to Tame Prices
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