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9:55 AM ET, July 7, 2022

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BBC:
Boris Johnson to resign as Conservative leader  —  Boris Johnson is to stand down as Conservative Party leader after losing the support of his ministers and MPs, the BBC understands.  —  A Conservative leadership contest will take place this summer and a new prime minister will be in place in time for the party conference in October.
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Washington Post:
Boris Johnson expected to resign amid party revolt  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  LONDON — Boris Johnson has agreed to step down as the British prime minister, the BBC reported on Thursday, following an avalanche of resignations within his own government that eroded his authority and paralyzed the British government.
Discussion: Politico, HotAir and The Guardian
Sky News:
Boris Johnson suffers more ministerial resignations in one day than any PM in history  —  After cabinet ministers Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resigned on Tuesday evening, several of their junior ministerial colleagues have followed suit today, leading to growing pressure on the prime minister.
Discussion: The Guardian, Fox News and RedState
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
Max Colchester / Wall Street Journal:
U.K.'s Boris Johnson to Resign After Scandals Grow Too Great to Handle
Discussion: ABC7
Dave Lawler / Axios:   Boris Johnson announces resignation: “When the herd moves, it moves”
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall:
Boris Johnson Announces His Resignation
Reuters:   After scandals, Boris Johnson quits as UK prime minister
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
New York Post:
Crimo dad washes hands of guilt but talked with son about a mass shooting night before Highland Park massacre  —  HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - The dad of the accused Fourth of July parade killer told The Post on Wednesday that his son talked about a mass shooting in Denmark the night before launching …
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Maher Kawash / ABC7:
Highland Park parade shooting: Suspect's father speaks out, says son has ‘good morals’  —  Robert Crimo, Jr. says shooting took him ‘by complete surprise.’ … Dad of Highland Park shooting suspect speaks out after parade massacre  —  HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) — ABC News speaking with Robert Crimo …
NBC News:
Would the new gun law have prevented the Highland Park shooting?  It's doubtful  —  The suspect is likely to have passed an enhanced background check, but Sen. Chris Murphy said a “well-run red flag law might have done the trick here.”  The law provides funding.
CNN:
Highland Park gunman admitted to firing on parade crowd and contemplated attack in Madison, Wisconsin, officials say
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.
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.
Discussion: Townhall, CNN and Wall Street Journal
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Give Biden a break
Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield to Step Down
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.
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 …
Discussion: HotAir, Deadline and Raw Story
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Alexandra Hutzler / ABC News:
Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, 15 others
Discussion: HotAir, Washington Post and USA Today
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.
Politico:
Where Jan. 6 prosecutions stand, 18 months after the attack  —  Eighteen months since a pro-Trump mob ransacked the Capitol and disrupted the peaceful transition of presidential power, prosecutors are closing in on another milestone: 900 arrests.  —  According to the latest Justice Department figures …
Discussion: The Guardian
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Rachel Kleinfeld / Just Security:   The GOP's Militia Problem: Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and Lessons from Abroad
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.
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 …
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 …
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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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
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
 
 
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Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Mass Shootings Are Terrorism
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
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 Earlier Items: 
WEWS:
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Discussion: Plain Dealer
Hannah Grossman / Fox News:
National Education Association teachers union proposes resolution to change ‘mother’ to ‘birthing parent’
Benjamin Ryan / NBC News:
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FIRE:
Kansas City Art Institute expels student for retweeting sexual art
Chris Hayes / MSNBC:
Popularism's Iraq War problem