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5:20 PM ET, July 6, 2022

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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 …
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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 …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Trump White House bid threatens GOP midterm strategy
Discussion: Scrimshaw Unscripted and Fox News
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: Raw Story and Election Law Blog
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Washington Post:
The Supreme Court's next move could fundamentally change our democracy  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  The Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a case that could fundamentally change this country's democracy — by making it less of one.  —  The decision to hear Moore v. Harper could lead …
Marc Elias / Democracy Docket:
A Dangerous Theory Will Have Its Day in the U.S. Supreme Court
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 …
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Alex Thompson / Politico:
Kate Bedingfield is leaving the White House
Discussion: The Hill, RedState and Mediaite
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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.
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: PoliticusUSA and 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
Noah Millman / New York Times:
Republicans May Have Set Themselves Up for a Showdown With the Supreme Court  —  Last week's decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency limiting the E.P.A.'s ability to regulate a shift to a less carbon-intensive economy should have surprised no one familiar with conservative complaints about the administrative state.
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Washington Post:
The Supreme Court's EPA ruling was the beginning of something bigger
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.
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
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.
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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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.
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Tom Malinowski / New York Times:
A Viable Third Party Is Coming, and It's Starting With a New Jersey Lawsuit  —  On June 7, I won the Democratic Party primary in New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District, on my way to what I hope will be my third term in the House.  The same day, I also accepted the nomination of the new Moderate Party …
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.
Discussion: The Cap Times
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
New York Times:
With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack  —  Caustic fights over which books belong on the shelves have put librarians at the center of a bitter and widening culture war.  —  Martha Hickson, a high school librarian in Annandale, N.J., heard last fall that some parents …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
 
 
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Merdie Nzanga / USA Today:
Mitch McConnell's labor shortage take: It will ease when people ‘run out’ of savings
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Pew Research Center:
Majority of Public Disapproves of Supreme Court's Decision To Overturn Roe v. Wade
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
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Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
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COVID was the leading cause of death in Americans ages 45-54 in 2021
Discussion: UPI and JAMA Network
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Please, pundits, stop trying to predict the future. You're bad at it.
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Putin Crony: If You Punish Russia, We Might Just Nuke All of You
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