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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
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
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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
Ed West / Spectator:
What is the point of Boris Johnson?
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?
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.
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 …
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
Emily Hoeven / CalMatters:
Newsom finally reveals his whereabouts  —  Gov. Gavin Newsom is on vacation in Montana visiting family, I was the first to report Tuesday evening.  —  It was information that the governor's office appeared loath to disclose.  Although the office said Friday the governor had left California …
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KTVU-TV:   New controversy as California Gov. Newsom vacations in Montana
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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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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Chris Ullery / Erie Daily Times-Morning News:
Republican leaders back Shapiro over Mastriano in race for governor  —  Nine Republican leaders from across Pennsylvania on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Josh Shapiro for governor over their own party's nominee, state Sen. Doug Mastriano, saying he is an extreme candidate who would undermine democracy.
Discussion: NBC News
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Julian Routh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Group of Pa. Republicans bucking party to endorse Democrat Josh Shapiro for governor
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and WGN-TV
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, CNN, Rolling Stone and UPI
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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
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
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
 
 
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Chris Hayes / MSNBC:
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. operation targeting violent crime nets 1,500 arrests
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Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: McGurk in Saudi Arabia to finalize plans for Biden's visit
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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