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Republicans plot vengeance on Jan. 6 committee … - The hearings have painted a damning portrait of Trump, with many former aides testifying they told him his claims of a stolen election were bogus.  — While Republicans have been eager to move beyond what happened on Jan. 6, 2021 …
Discussion: Insider, Daily Kos and Raw Story
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Former White House counsel Cipollone to testify before Jan. 6 committee  —  Gift Article  —  Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone will testify Friday morning after receiving a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob …
ABC News:
House Jan. 6 committee announces next hearing date; expected to focus on who was in Capitol mob
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Trump White House bid threatens GOP midterm strategy
Politico:
‘Be absolutely furious’: Dems want more from Biden after Highland Park  —  One man declared himself “furious.”  The other was solemn.  One insisted that Americans “be angry.”  The other touted recent reforms already done.  —  Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and President Joe Biden both watched …
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Washington Post:
As some Democrats grow impatient with Biden, alternative voices emerge
Washington Post:
Gavin Newsom's TV ad slamming DeSantis fills a void among Democrats
Discussion: Orlando Sentinel and NBC Bay Area
New York Times:
Disinformation Has Become Another Untouchable Problem in Washington  —  Numerous federal agencies agree that widely promoted falsehoods threaten the nation's security.  Doing something about them is another matter.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Charlie Sykes / Morning Shots:
The Libs Who Hate Liz  —  Who needs allies when we can hunt heretics instead?  —  BFD alert: Fulton grand jury subpoenas Giuliani, Graham, Trump campaign lawyers.  —  But let's start this morning with a refresher course on courage and political priorities.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Why the Trumpist threat in 2024 just got more dangerous  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  Although there are reasons to be skeptical that Donald Trump will run for president in 2024, one thing could push him into it: Mounting legal troubles.  With his potential crimes related …
Discussion: CNN
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Marc Elias / Democracy Docket:   A Dangerous Theory Will Have Its Day in the U.S. Supreme Court
Alisha Ebrahimji / CNN:
2-year-old orphaned in parade shooting was shielded by his father as the wounded man lay dying  —  (CNN)By his father's final act of heroism, Aiden McCarthy survived Monday's carnage at a July Fourth parade in suburban Chicago.  But the 2-year-old now is left to grow up without either of his parents …
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Julian Routh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Group of Pa. Republicans bucking party to endorse Democrat Josh Shapiro for governor  —  In what analysts are calling an unprecedented move in an era of extreme hyperpartisanship, a group of Republican leaders — including a number of former officials who have been stalwarts …
Discussion: The Guardian
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Molly Beck / Journal Sentinel:
A third Dane County judge orders Michael Gableman to stop deleting records related to 2020 election review  —  MADISON - Another judge is ordering the embattled former Supreme Court justice leading Assembly Republicans' review of the 2020 election to stop deleting records related to his probe.
Joshua Blank / The Texas Politics Project:
New UT/Texas Politics Project Poll: Share of Texans Saying State is on the Wrong Track Reaches New High, while majority still oppose banning abortion  —  A new University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll finds 15% of Texans expressing support for a complete ban on abortion access …
John Stevens / The Mail:
Exclusive: Michael Gove tells PM 'it's time to go'  —  MICHAEL Gove has told Boris Johnson he must go, The Mail+ can reveal.  —  At a meeting this morning, the Housing Secretary urged the Prime Minister to stand down.  —  Mr Gove helped Mr Johnson to prepare for Prime Minister's Questions …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
NYPD blocked off ‘VIP’ viewing sites for friends, family during July 4th fireworks  —  Each year, more than a million people flock to either side of the East River, jostling through security checkpoints and dense crowds in search of a close-up view of the Macy's 4th of July fireworks.
NBC News:
Manchin weighs options for extending ACA funding to avert premium hikes  —  As Democrats try to head off health care insurance increases, W. Va. senator Joe Machin looks at options to include it in reconciliation.  —  As Democrats try to head off a looming premium hike for Affordable Care Act plans …
Natalie Allison / Politico:
Warnock used campaign funds to fight personal lawsuit  —  Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) used campaign money to cover legal expenses for a lawsuit relating to his time as a church minister — transactions that raise questions about whether the spending runs afoul of federal rules governing personal use of campaign funds.
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Biden's Ukraine strategy risks prolonging a violent stalemate  —  Last week, the United States and its NATO partners convened in Madrid to celebrate their unity in support of Ukraine as it fights Russian President Vladimir Putin's brutal aggression.  This week, the grim reality on the ground is reemerging.
Discussion: Reason, BBC and Euractiv
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Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Putin Crony: If You Punish Russia, We Might Just Nuke All of You
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Please, pundits, stop trying to predict the future.  You're bad at it.  —  Their confident but wildly wrong projections on Roe v. Wade's survival or a Trump concession somehow were met with no repercussions.  —  Pundits, by tradition and definition, are supposed to have expertise …
Courier-Journal:
Gov. Beshear turns over White House ‘privileged’ emails on Chad Meredith judge nomination  —  Joe Sonka Michael Collins Joey GarrisonLouisville Courier Journal  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear's office reversed course Tuesday and turned over a June 23 White House email …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Jezebel
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
How conservatism conquered America — and corrupted itself  —  The past month's conservative victories were decades in the making.  Three books about the right reveal what it cost the movement.  —  The January 6 committee has been investigating, among other things, how it is that such a grievous attack …
Beth Mole / Ars Technica:
COVID was the leading cause of death in Americans ages 45-54 in 2021  —  About 1 in 8 US deaths were from COVID-19 between March 2020 and October 2021.  —  COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in Americans between March 2020 and October 2021, accounting for one in every eight deaths.
Discussion: UPI and JAMA Network
Max Boot / Washington Post:
DeSantis is smarter than Trump.  That may make him more of a threat.  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is having a moment.  Pundits are suggesting that the Jan. 6 hearings, by exposing former president Donald Trump's complicity in a coup attempt, will redound to DeSantis's benefit in 2024.
Discussion: RedState, Raw Story and Twitchy
Punchbowl News:
7/6/22 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM. … SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL HAS SAID HE'S NOT GOING TO HELP GET USICA ACROSS THE FINISH LINE IF SCHUMER WAS MOVING ON A RECONCILIATION PACKAGE.  NOW SCHUMER IS DOING JUST THAT.  —  EVEN IF MCCONNELL WERE TO BACK AWAY FROM THIS THREAT …
Discussion: Raw Story and National Review
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
The Rise of the Far-Right Latina  —  Representative Mayra Flores is one of three Republican Latinas vying to transform South Texas politics by shunning moderates and often embracing the extreme.  —  WASHINGTON — For years, Texas Republicans tried to win the Hispanic vote using a Bush-era brand of compassionate conservatism.
Discussion: Twitchy
 
 
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