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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
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
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 …
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
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Wall Street Journal:
Boris Johnson Clings On to Prime Minister Role as More U.K. Lawmakers Quit Government
Discussion: Associated Press and Denver Post
Ed West / Spectator:
What is the point of Boris Johnson?
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 …
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Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield to Step Down
Courier-Journal:
Gov. Beshear turns over White House ‘privileged’ emails on Chad Meredith judge nomination
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?
Asher Notheis / Washington Examiner:
Highland Park gunman confesses to shooting, considered a second attack  —  The man accused of killing seven people attending a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on the Fourth of July has confessed to his role in the massacre, a prosecutor said Wednesday.  —  Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III …
Discussion: RedState, RADAR, Fox News and Althouse
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CNN:
Highland Park gunman admitted to firing on parade crowd and contemplated attack in Madison, Wisconsin, officials say
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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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.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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
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.
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
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 and PoliticusUSA
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Democratic drug pricing bill removes insulin cost cap amid bipartisan push  —  Senate Democrats' latest bill to lower prescription drug prices removes a provision to cap patients' insulin costs at $35 per month, legislation that comes amid a push for a separate bipartisan bill on insulin.
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.
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.
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.
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
Chris Hayes / MSNBC:
Popularism's Iraq War problem  —  My main objection to the current line of neo-centrism is that I've seen this all play out before.  And it ended in disaster.  —  Jason Zengerle published an interesting and personally clarifying piece in The New York Times Magazine last Wednesday about the present and future of moderate Democrats.
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 …
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: The Daily Caller and RedState
 
 
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Julia Musto / Fox News:
Climate activists plan to disrupt Congressional Baseball Game
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
Pew Research Center:
Majority of Public Disapproves of Supreme Court's Decision To Overturn Roe v. Wade
Discussion: Insider
 Earlier Items: 
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
Molly Beck / Journal Sentinel:
A third Dane County judge orders Michael Gableman to stop deleting records related to 2020 election review
Discussion: The Cap Times
Tom Malinowski / New York Times:
A Viable Third Party Is Coming, and It's Starting With a New Jersey Lawsuit
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Please, pundits, stop trying to predict the future. You're bad at it.
 

 
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Caitlin Huston / The Hollywood Reporter:
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns tries to distance himself from SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas after ProPublica published a photo of the two alongside David Koch

The Hollywood Reporter:
Filing: Rupert Murdoch's Fox Corp. pay package was $22.9M in the fiscal year 2023, compared to $18.4M in 2022, while Lachlan Murdoch received $21.7M, flat YoY

Bloomberg:
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