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Max Colchester / Wall Street Journal:
Boris Johnson Resigns Amid Scandals but Says He Will Remain U.K.'s Prime Minister Until Successor Is Found  —  As the British leader's authority withered and the threat that the Conservative Party would oust him grew, he agreed to step aside  —  Boris Johnson's Rise and Fall
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Washington Post:
Boris Johnson blames ‘the herd’ as he resigns to make way for new U.K. prime minister  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  LONDON — Boris Johnson stepped down as leader of the Conservative Party on Thursday but will continue to serve as prime minister until his successor is chosen …
New York Times:
U.K. Live Updates: Boris Johnson Agrees to Resign as Prime Minister  —  After the latest in a series of scandals prompted a rebellion by members of his Conservative Party, Mr. Johnson said he would step down.  He plans to remain as prime minister until a successor is chosen.  —  Here's what you need to know:
BBC:
Boris Johnson facing calls to quit as PM as soon as possible  —  Boris Johnson is to stand down as Conservative Party leader, but intends to carry on as prime minister until the autumn.  —  He plans to stay in Downing Street until a new Tory leader has been elected to replace him as PM.
Sky News:
Boris Johnson suffers more ministerial resignations in one day than any PM in history
Discussion: Fox News and RedState
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
Ryan Cooper / American Prospect:
President Biden Is Not Cutting the Mustard  —  Young people are abandoning him in droves because he won't fight for their rights and freedom.  —  Protesters hang a banner reading “Biden Protect Abortion” from a crane at a construction site at North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue NE, June 28, 2022, in Washington.
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Ben White / Politico:
Biden's ‘laser focus’ on inflation rankles progressives inside administration  —  Runaway inflation is crushing President Joe Biden's approval ratings and threatens to swamp Democrats in the midterm elections.  —  But many progressives — including some within the administration itself …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Give Biden a break
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Blake Masters' Political Posts in a CrossFit Chat Room Come Back to Haunt Him  —  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.
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Mass Shootings Are Terrorism  —  And Republicans should stop treating them as ordinary violence.  —  In a sense, the mass murder at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, was a symbol of how badly off track our country has gotten.  Amid the bunting and marching bands and families …
Discussion: New York Post
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New York Post:
Crimo dad washes hands of guilt but talked with son about a mass shooting night before Highland Park massacre
Washington Post:
Trump's new money-maker: political speeches to fans  —  The former president makes millions appearing at events that resemble his political rallies.  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — On a Saturday morning at an arena outside Memphis, Terri Owens joined the crowd streaming in to see former president Donald Trump.
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump's possible ties to far-right militias examined by January 6 committee  —  Capitol attack panel expected to study links between Trump and the extremist groups in closer detail at seventh public hearing  —  Towards the end of her testimony to the House January 6 select committee …
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Politico:   Where Jan. 6 prosecutions stand, 18 months after the attack
Rachel Kleinfeld / Just Security:
The GOP's Militia Problem: Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and Lessons from Abroad
Discussion: Words & Deeds
Reuters:
U.S. basketball star Griner admits Russian drugs charge but denies intent  —  U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to a drugs charge in a Russian court on Thursday but denied she had intentionally broken the law.  —  Griner was speaking at the second hearing of her trial …
Rachel M. Cohen / Vox:
Senate Democrats slowly consider their options after Roe  —  Inside the debates dividing the lawmakers, now on recess.  —  When the draft Supreme Court opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health leaked in early May, Democratic lawmakers in the Senate scrambled to figure out a response.
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Emily Brooks / The Hill:
House Republicans weigh national abortion restrictions
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Scenes From the Republican Surrender to Trump … In the Trump era, a small slice of Republican elites has commanded an enormous share of political coverage.  Those Republican officials have found themselves caught between their personal revulsion for Trump and their professional incentive …
Discussion: Mercury News
Matt Bruenig / People's Policy Project:
In Rubio's Plan, Your Estate Must Repay Your Parental Leave Benefits If You Die Early  —  Late last month, Marco Rubio released what he described as a “pro-family framework following the Dobbs decision.”  The actual content of the framework is recycled policies Rubio put out many years ago …
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.
Reuters:
Why a wave of social media ads may signal a potential DeSantis White House run  —  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a rising Republican star, has been careful not to nurture growing speculation that he will make a presidential bid in 2024.  He has brushed off questions about his political ambitions …
Discussion: Florida Politics
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
House committee calls CEOs of gun manufacturers to testify  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  The House Oversight Committee is ramping up its investigation into gun manufacturers and has requested that CEOs of three major gun manufacturers appear before Congress at the end of the month …
Discussion: Axios and The Hill
Washington Post:
Democrats race to clinch deal on climate, energy with Manchin  —  Lawmakers face a fast-ticking clock as they try to secure a deal that would deliver on Biden's goals and satisfy Manchin's concerns  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  Democratic leaders are racing to finalize a revised proposal …
Discussion: The Guardian
Derek Saul / Forbes:
Gas Prices Continue To Drop—Here's How Far They May Fall As Oil Prices Crater  —  Gas prices fell two cents Wednesday to $4.779 per gallon, according to AAA data, down 24 cents from its highest-ever recorded level of $5.016 last month, and are on track to continue falling …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Arizona standoff: Ducey vs. Trump in proxy race for next governor  —  Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey — whose relationship with Donald Trump ruptured over his refusal to overturn the state's 2020 election outcome — is now going against the former president's pick in the race to succeed him as governor.
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 …
WEWS:
Officer who shot, killed Tamir Rice hired as sole police officer of Tioga, Pennsylvania  —  TIOGA, PA — Former Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann has been hired as the one and only officer of Tioga, a small borough in Pennsylvania with a population of around 700 people, according to Mayor David Wilcox.
Discussion: Plain Dealer
Vincent Manancourt / Politico:
Europe faces Facebook blackout  —  Europeans risk seeing social media services Facebook and Instagram shut down this summer, as Ireland's privacy regulator doubled down on its order to stop the firm's data flows to the United States.  —  The Irish Data Protection Commission on Thursday informed …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Julian Routh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
John Fetterman signals he should be back ‘on the campaign trail soon’  —  As it nears two months since he suffered a stroke, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee in one of the country's most important U.S. Senate races, is signaling that a return to the campaign trail may not be too far away.
 
 
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Christopher Rowland / Washington Post:
To get banned abortion pills, patients turn to legally risky tactics
Ian Haworth / Washington Free Beacon:
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Associated Press:
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Matt Viser / Washington Post:
$1 billion from infrastructure law to boost 85 airports, Biden administration says
Discussion: Associated Press, UPI and The Hill
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Show the Carnage  —  In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Dr. David Baum, an obstetrician …
Emily L. Mahoney / Tampa Bay Times:
DeSantis stays quiet on abortion's future in Florida as Republicans strategize
Discussion: The Bulwark and The MCIMAPS Report
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Hannah Grossman / Fox News:
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Discussion: nationalinterest.org
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