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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: Raw Story and Insider
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Trump White House bid threatens GOP midterm strategy
Discussion: Fox News and Scrimshaw Unscripted
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 …
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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.
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
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: WGN-TV
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Chris Brennan / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
‘Mastriano is unacceptable’: A group of Pennsylvania Republicans is organizing to support Shapiro
Discussion: USA Today and Raw Story
Washington Post:
The Supreme Court's EPA ruling was the beginning of something bigger  —  Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202!  Today we can relate to our colleague Tony Romm feeling “both very tired and very wired from too much caffeine.”  ☕ But first:  —  The Supreme Court's EPA ruling …
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Noah Millman / New York Times:
Republicans May Have Set Themselves Up for a Showdown With the Supreme Court
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.
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: Insider and Twitchy
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.
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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Natalie Allison / Politico:
Questions arise over Warnock's use of campaign funds to fight 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.
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: Bloomberg and The Texas Tribune
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 …
New York Times:
Europe Calls Gas and Nuclear Energy ‘Green’  —  Critics say the decision is likely to reverberate beyond Europe's borders and hamper its efforts to lead the global climate negotiations.  —  In a landmark vote for Europe's climate and energy policies, the European Parliament …
Discussion: Associated Press and WTOP News
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Breanne Deppisch / Washington Examiner:
EU Parliament backs green label for nuclear and natural gas, defying climate Left
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 …
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 …
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, Fox News, Raw Story and Twitchy
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Putin Crony: If You Punish Russia, We Might Just Nuke All of You  —  ‘GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH’  —  The seemingly mild-mannered former Russian president the world once saw as a moderate counterbalance to Vladimir Putin says it's “absurd” to think of punishing Russia for its war against Ukraine …
Discussion: WGN-TV and Political Wire
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Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Biden's Ukraine strategy risks prolonging a violent stalemate
Discussion: Reason, Euractiv and New York Times
 
 
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New York Times:
With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack
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Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Bill O'Reilly Left Momentarily Speechless When Asked If Tucker Carlson Could Win in 2024: 'There Isn't a Chance in Hell'
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
America's unending horizon of mass shootings
Beth Mole / Ars Technica:
COVID was the leading cause of death in Americans ages 45-54 in 2021
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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
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot denounces ‘toxicity in public discourse’ days after shouting ‘F— Clarence Thomas!’
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Maya Forstater:
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Discussion: PinkNews
Tom Malinowski / New York Times:
A Viable Third Party Is Coming, and It's Starting With a New Jersey Lawsuit
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
Reefer Madness: Tucker Carlson and Friends Blame Weed for Gun Massacres
Associated Press:
Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims
Punchbowl News:
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Discussion: Raw Story and National Review
Politico:
‘Be absolutely furious’: Dems want more from Biden after Highland Park
David Propper / New York Post:
DOJ sues Arizona over election law that requires proof of citizenship for federal voting