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11:55 AM ET, July 6, 2022

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Axios:
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
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New York Times:
Jan. 6 Panel Secures Deal for Cipollone to Be Interviewed  —  The former White House counsel pushed back on President Donald J. Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election and was in the West Wing to witness his actions on Jan. 6, 2021.  —  Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel …
Discussion: Axios and Talking Points Memo
Lindsay Wise / Wall Street Journal:
Pat Cipollone Faces Deadline for Appearance Before Jan. 6 Committee  —  Former White House counsel seen as witness to pivotal events related to Capitol riot  —  WASHINGTON—Pat Cipollone, Donald Trump's former White House counsel, faces a Wednesday deadline to give sworn testimony …
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 …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Trump White House bid threatens GOP midterm strategy
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
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Dems wonder if Biden can rise to moment  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Is President JOE BIDEN meeting the moment?  —  That's the question driving the political zeitgeist as some of the loudest members of the Democratic Party vent their frustrations to major news outlets.
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
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.
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
Discussion: The Hill
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.
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
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
New York Times:
Suspect in Parade Shooting Charged With 7 Counts of Murder  —  Jamie Kelter Davis for The New York Times  —  Jamie Kelter Davis for The New York Times  —  The police said they had twice visited the home of the suspect, who had bought his weapons legally.
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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
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 …
Discussion: The Texas Tribune and Raw Story
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: HotAir and Balloon Juice
NBC News:
Abortion politics complicate Republican midterm message to voters  —  WASHINGTON — Republicans are torn between their policy goals and political ones in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, with activists' rush to capitalize on the ruling running into the political reality …
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
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
Reefer Madness: Tucker Carlson and Friends Blame Weed for Gun Massacres  —  The myth that cannabis use leads to violence has long been present in American politics  —  Fox News hosts have once again been struck with an outbreak of Reefer Madness, an illness characterized by an urge …
Associated Press:
Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims  —  ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Amid the stream of mass shootings that have become chillingly commonplace in America, the reality of the nation's staggering murder rate can often be seen more clearly in the deaths that never make national news.
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: National Review
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Tim Ryan won't appear with Biden in Ohio  —  Rep. Tim Ryan, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Ohio, will not appear with President Biden in Cleveland on Wednesday as the president works to tout a program benefitting union workers.  —  Democratic gubernatorial nominee Nan Whaley will also be absent from the visit.
Discussion: Townhall and Breitbart
Megan Messerly / Politico:
Abortion laws by state: Legal status of abortion changing day-by-day after Roe v. Wade overturned  —  Abortion laws are changing on a near-daily basis amid a volley of petitions from Republican attorneys general asking courts to allow their state bans to take effect and abortion-rights advocates hoping …
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Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Judge Lets Near-Total Abortion Ban Take Effect; Pink House Must Close Thursday
Discussion: UPI
 
 
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Max Boot / Washington Post:
DeSantis is smarter than Trump. That may make him more of a threat.
Discussion: Raw Story and Twitchy
CNN:
Uvalde mayor says he fears a cover-up of investigation into school massacre and calls on Texas Gov. Abbott to intervene
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
The Rise of the Far-Right Latina
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Washington Post:
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Emily Mae Czachor / CBS News:
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BBC:
Arabs believe economy is weak under democracy
David Propper / New York Post:
DOJ sues Arizona over election law that requires proof of citizenship for federal voting
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
Who hates inclusivity? The question answers itself.
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