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11:15 AM ET, July 7, 2022

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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.
Pippa Crerar / Mirror.co.uk:
Boris Johnson and wife Carrie to host lavish Chequers wedding party while he clings on  —  Senior Tories claim Boris Johnson is clinging to power in part so that he and wife Carrie can host lavish bash at Chequers to mark their marriage, which took place in May 2021
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
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: HotAir, RedState and The RL Report
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Robert Klemko / Washington Post:
With little outcry, Chicago's bloody weekend eclipsed Highland Park toll  —  “Our babies see people get shot while they're at a playground, and there's no counseling,” one South Side resident said  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  CHICAGO — No new counseling resources are being launched …
Discussion: Fox News, NPR and Insider
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Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Mass Shootings Are Terrorism
Discussion: New York Post
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.
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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
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 …
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 …
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Show the Carnage  —  In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Dr. David Baum, an obstetrician in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, described the “horrific scene” when a gunman rained rifle shots down on a Fourth of July parade through the community on Monday.
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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 …
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 …
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
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Herschel Walker Lied About His Secret Kids to His Own Campaign  —  Herschel Walker's campaign said he had never tried to hide his children.  He did—to his own campaign even. … When Herschel Walker's campaign aides approached him this winter to discuss whispers that Walker had a secret child …
Discussion: Conservative Brief
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Texans are seeing what a post-Roe world looks like.  The GOP may regret it.  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  The Texas law making abortions illegal after six weeks of pregnancy (before many women know they are pregnant) is now fully in effect.  There are no exceptions for cases of rape or incest …
Discussion: Axios, Townhall and Talking Points Memo
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.
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
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
Gary Fineout / Politico:
Florida's election police gets its chief  —  Hello and welcome to Thursday.  —  Open for business— It still remains unclear how much work — and how many investigations of voter fraud and other election law violations — the state's newly created Office of Election Crimes and Security …
Discussion: Sun-Sentinel and PoliticusUSA
Associated Press:
A Georgia monument, seen by some as satanic, was damaged from a predawn explosion  —  A rural Georgia monument that some conservative Christians criticized as satanic and others dubbed “America's Stonehenge” was demolished Wednesday after a predawn bombing turned one of its four granite panels into rubble.
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
 
 
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Blayne Alexander / NBC News:
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