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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 …
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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 …
Politico:
Iconic Norman Rockwell works of art are taken off the White House walls  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With help from Allie Bice.  —  The Thomas Crown affair this is not.
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Kate Bedingfield is leaving the White House  —  President Joe Biden's communications director, Kate Bedingfield, is leaving the White House, marking another departure of a high-ranking communications official ahead of the midterm elections.  —  Bedingfield, who is set to leave in a matter of weeks …
Discussion: ABC News and Mediaite
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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 …
Courier-Journal:
Gov. Beshear turns over White House ‘privileged’ emails on Chad Meredith judge nomination
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
White House's Bedingfield to step down as communications director
Discussion: RedState and CNN
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Comey and McCabe, Two Trump Foes, 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
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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Asher Notheis / Washington Examiner:
Highland Park gunman confesses to shooting, considered a second attack
Discussion: RedState, RADAR and Fox News
CNN:
Highland Park gunman admitted to firing on parade crowd and contemplated attack in Madison, Wisconsin, officials say
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?
Politico:
‘Be absolutely furious’: Dems want more from Biden after Highland Park
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
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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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.
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
Julia Musto / Fox News:
Climate activists plan to disrupt Congressional Baseball Game  —  Activists push for passage of climate legislation, calling Joe Biden a ‘failed president’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for July 6  —  Climate activists are planning to disrupt this year's annual Congressional Baseball Game.
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Hau Chu / Washington Post:
Climate activists plan to disrupt Congressional Baseball Game
Discussion: The Hill
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: NBC News, Mediaite, USA Today and IJR
Phillip Nieto / Fox News:
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?  —  Here are some questions and answers about the U.S. Supreme Court  —  Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade sets off wave of legal action  —  As the country reacts to the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade, Fox News takes a look …
Discussion: Townhall
Andrew Kerr / Washington Examiner:
AOC sees fines pile up for 5-year-old unpaid tax warrant  —  Fines are piling up for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) over her failure to resolve a New York state tax warrant filed against her defunct business five years ago.  —  New York state filed a tax warrant against Brook Avenue Press …
Discussion: RedState
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.
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
 
 
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Kate Abnett / Reuters:
EU parliament backs labelling gas and nuclear investments as green
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. operation targeting violent crime nets 1,500 arrests
Discussion: CBS News, Voice of America and WGN-TV
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: McGurk in Saudi Arabia to finalize plans for Biden's visit
Merdie Nzanga / USA Today:
Mitch McConnell's labor shortage take: It will ease when people ‘run out’ of savings
Discussion: Insider and Political Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Pew Research Center:
Majority of Public Disapproves of Supreme Court's Decision To Overturn Roe v. Wade
Discussion: Insider
New York Times:
With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Tim Ryan won't appear with Biden in Ohio
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Please, pundits, stop trying to predict the future. You're bad at it.
 

 
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