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4:40 AM ET, July 7, 2022

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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Comey and McCabe, Who Infuriated Trump, Both Faced Intensive I.R.S. Audits  —  The former F.B.I. director and his deputy, both of whom former President Donald J. Trump wanted prosecuted, were selected for a rare audit program that the tax agency says is random.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Nadeem Badshah / The Guardian:
Welsh secretary resigns after Boris Johnson sacks Michael Gove and refuses to quit - live  —  Levelling up secretary had told PM to step down in face-to-face meeting as Simon Hart says it is too late to ‘turn the ship around’  —  Key events:  —  A summary of today's developments
Discussion: BBC, Mediaite and Balloon Juice
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Wall Street Journal:
Boris Johnson Clings On to Prime Minister Role as More U.K. Lawmakers Quit Government  —  Embattled leader tries to ride out revolt by party lawmakers and a push by some members of his cabinet to have him resign  —  LONDON—British Prime Minister Boris Johnson clung to power in Downing Street …
Discussion: CNN, Associated Press and Denver Post
BBC:
Boris Johnson to resign as Conservative leader  —  Boris Johnson is to stand down as Conservative Party leader after losing the support of his ministers and MPs, the BBC understands.  —  A Conservative leadership contest will take place this summer and a new prime minister will be in place in time for the party conference in October.
Sky News:
Boris Johnson suffers more ministerial resignations in one day than any PM in history
Discussion: Fox News and RedState
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Give Biden a break  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  Here's the deal, Democrats: You need to give Joe Biden a break.  —  For weeks, Democrats have arrayed themselves in traditional circular firing formation, complaining about the president's failure to channel outrage about mass shootings …
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Can Democrats' advantage with younger Americans survive Joe Biden?
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
The Strident Writings of a Young Blake Masters Dog His Senate Run  —  As a Stanford student in 2007, the Arizona candidate, now 35, chose a CrossFit chat room to express his opposition to U.S. involvement in World War II and downplay Al Qaeda as a threat to Americans.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Rolling Stone:
SCOTUS Justices ‘Prayed With’ Her — Then Cited Her Bosses to End Roe  —  The court's majority cited a legal brief that her group filed while overturning Roe v. Wade  —  At an evangelical victory party in front of the Supreme Court to celebrate the downfall of Roe v. Wade last week …
Julia Black / Insider:
Elon Musk had twins last year with one of his top executives … Court documents obtained by Insider show that the tech mogul Elon Musk quietly had twins last November with one of his top executives, Shivon Zilis.  Musk, who has been an outspoken advocate of bringing more babies into the world, now has nine known children.
WSB-TV:
Georgia Guidestones demolished after bombing damages mysterious monument  —  RAW: Explosion destroys Georgia Guidestones monument  —  ELBERTON, Ga. — Part of a mysterious Georgia monument was destroyed by an explosive device overnight, leading to an active police investigation in Elberton …
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
‘Satanic’ Georgia Tablets Despised by Conspiracy Theorists Bombed  —  Authorities said the attack by “unknown individuals” happened early Wednesday morning.  —  Part of a Georgia monument despised by right-wing conspiracy theorists was reduced to rubble on Wednesday morning by an explosion, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
KTVU-TV:
New controversy as California Gov. Newsom vacations in Montana  —  Some criticism as Newsom vacations in Montana  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A new controversy is arising from Gov. Gavin Newsom's holiday trip with his family.  —  Newsom is on vacation in Montana, according to Cal Matters.
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Emily Hoeven / CalMatters:
Newsom finally reveals his whereabouts
Blayne Alexander / NBC News:
Fulton County DA: Expect more subpoenas of Trump associates  —  In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Fulton County DA Fani Willis also said she has not ruled out a subpoena for Trump.  —  Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told NBC News Wednesday that additional subpoenas …
Discussion: The Hill, Rolling Stone, UPI and CNN
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CNN:
Highland Park gunman admitted to firing on parade crowd and contemplated attack in Madison, Wisconsin, officials say  —  The gunman in Monday's massacre at a Fourth of July parade in the Illinois city of Highland Park admitted he carried out the attack, killing seven and wounding dozens of others, prosecutors said in court Wednesday.
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FIRE:
Kansas City Art Institute expels student for retweeting sexual art  — The posts include drawings of characters engaged in sexual acts  — Expelled student: Shocking overreach ‘leaves me worried for the future of other artists like me’  — College makes up rules to expel student …
Rachel Kleinfeld / Just Security:
The GOP's Militia Problem: Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and Lessons from Abroad  —  The January 6 Select Committee hearings have been framed as an effort aimed at accountability and posterity.  But their findings are at least as important to the future.  The Committee's disclosures …
Hannah Grossman / Fox News:
National Education Association teachers union proposes resolution to change ‘mother’ to ‘birthing parent’  —  Tiffany Justice from Moms for Liberty said she refers to the NEA as the ‘K-12 Cartel’ for holding parents and children hostage to a radical agenda  —  Teachers unions have taken over government education: Mother of three
Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield to Step Down  —  Longtime Biden aide who played a key role in his 2020 campaign to leave post later this summer  —  WASHINGTON—White House communications director Kate Bedingfield, a longtime aide to President Biden who played …
WEWS:
Officer who shot, killed Tamir Rice hired as sole police officer of Tioga, Pennsylvania  —  TIOGA, PA — Former Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann has been hired as the one and only officer of Tioga, a small borough in Pennsylvania with a population of around 700 people, according to Mayor David Wilcox.
Discussion: Plain Dealer
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Michigan GOP candidates for governor pledge loyalty to Trump in primary debate  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The four leading contenders in Michigan's GOP primary for governor professed loyalty to former President Donald Trump at a debate Wednesday night while promoting debunked conspiracy theories …
Discussion: Detroit News
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
A daring flight to safety — and a story Biden should tell MBS  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  The saga of a Saudi American teenager named Rakan Aldosseri is a small untold chapter in the catalogue of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia.  But it explains in simple terms why President Biden …
Benjamin Ryan / NBC News:
Lesions, headaches, debilitating pain: Gay men with monkeypox share their stories  —  Men who have sex with men comprise the vast majority of monkeypox cases in this unprecedented outbreak.  Eighteen of them talked to NBC News about their experiences.  —  Even as Covid-19 restrictions have loosened …
Discussion: nationalinterest.org
Chris Hayes / MSNBC:
Popularism's Iraq War problem  —  My main objection to the current line of neo-centrism is that I've seen this all play out before.  And it ended in disaster.  —  Jason Zengerle published an interesting and personally clarifying piece in The New York Times Magazine last Wednesday about the present and future of moderate Democrats.
Jeanna Smialek / New York Times:
Fed Moves Toward Another Big Rate Increase as Inflation Lingers  —  As the Federal Reserve battles rapid inflation, officials are likely to stay on an aggressive path even as signs of economic cooling emerge.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve …
Ryan King / Washington Examiner:
Report highlights three missed chances to thwart Uvalde gunman before school entry  —  Just prior to the gunman entering Robb Elementary School, a Uvalde police officer requested permission to shoot him but did not receive a response in time, according to the findings of a new review.
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Democratic drug pricing bill removes insulin cost cap amid bipartisan push  —  Senate Democrats' latest bill to lower prescription drug prices removes a provision to cap patients' insulin costs at $35 per month, legislation that comes amid a push for a separate bipartisan bill on insulin.
New York Times:
Democrats Offer Plan to Cut Drug Costs, Seeking Climate and Tax Deal  —  The drug-pricing plan was negotiated with Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, but Democrats remain short of agreement on what else would be included in any domestic policy package.
 
 
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J.D. Prose / PennLive:
Galvanized by gun violence, Pa. lt. governor candidate poised to make history
Jane Coaston / New York Times:
Roe Is Dead. How Will Democrats and the G.O.P. Evolve Without It?
Discussion: HotAir
Will Sennott / ProPublica:
How Foreign Private Equity Hooked New England's Fishing Industry
Julia Musto / Fox News:
Climate activists plan to disrupt Congressional Baseball Game
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. operation targeting violent crime nets 1,500 arrests
Discussion: CBS News, Voice of America and WGN-TV
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: McGurk in Saudi Arabia to finalize plans for Biden's visit
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 Earlier Items: 
Phillip Nieto / Fox News:
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
Discussion: Townhall
Andrew Kerr / Washington Examiner:
AOC sees fines pile up for 5-year-old unpaid tax warrant
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
NYPD blocked off ‘VIP’ viewing sites for friends, family during July 4th fireworks
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Why the Trumpist threat in 2024 just got more dangerous
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New York Times:
Jan. 6 Panel Secures Deal for Cipollone to Be Interviewed
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
The Rise of the Far-Right Latina
 

 
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