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10:40 AM ET, July 11, 2022

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Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Biden's Approval Hits 33 Percent; Democrats Want 2024 Options, Poll Shows  —  With the country gripped by a pervasive sense of pessimism, the president is hemorrhaging support.  —  President Biden is facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, with 64 percent …
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Dueling Weaknesses  —  The Times has released its first poll of the 2022 midterm cycle.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  In 2016, when The New York Times's pollsters asked Americans whether they planned to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, more than 10 percent said they would not support either one.
Discussion: The Hill
Edward-Isaac Dovere / CNN:
As worries about Biden in 2024 grow, other Democrats aren't stepping forward to challenge him  —  (CNN)A challenge requires a challenger — and all the Democrats being discussed as potential primary opponents to President Joe Biden tell CNN they're ruling out runs and warning others to follow suit.
Discussion: Insider and Summit News
Just Security:
Strongest Evidence of Guilt: Chart Tracking Trump's Knowledge and Intent in Efforts to Overturn the Election  —  The January 6th House Select Committee has produced substantial evidence about former President Donald Trump's knowledge and beliefs as he tried to overturn the 2020 election.
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Andrew Weissmann / New York Times:
Merrick Garland Should Investigate Trump's 2020 Election Schemes as a ‘Hub and Spoke’ Conspiracy  —  The tenacious work of the Jan. 6 committee has transformed how we think about the Jan. 6 rebellion.  It should also transform the Justice Department's investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
David Smith / The Guardian:
Trump documentary exposes family divisions over Capitol attack
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Team Normal Is Doing It Again  —  When it feels icky they'll dish out another anonymous quote.  —  Herschel Walker is, by any measure, a flawed candidate.  It's a fact readily observable to anyone with a basic familiarity with his confessed history of self-harm, acts of violence against others …
Discussion: Raw Story
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump lawyer interviewed with FBI about Bannon contempt case  —  Former President Donald Trump's attorney Justin Clark interviewed with federal investigators two weeks ago, the Justice Department revealed in a court filing early Monday morning, a significant development that could reverberate …
Robert Draper / New York Times:
Cassidy Hutchinson: Why the Jan. 6 Committee Rushed Her Testimony  —  Sequestered with family and security, Ms. Hutchinson, 26, has in the process developed an unlikely bond with Representative Liz Cheney, the panel's vice chairwoman.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Former Saudi official calls Mohammed bin Salman a “psychopath,” says Saudi crown prince fears what he knows  —  Much of the world was horrified when Saudi Arabia sent a hit squad to Turkey to murder Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.  Tonight, the man you are about to meet …
Discussion: Insider, RedState and Washington Post
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Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Democrat Tim Ryan chases after Fox News viewers in Ohio Senate race  —  Rep. Tim Ryan — a Democrat angling to flip what many believed would be a safe Republican Senate seat in increasingly red Ohio — is unsubtly ratcheting up his efforts to woo GOP voters.
The Guardian:
Uber broke laws, duped police and secretly lobbied governments, leak reveals  — More than 124,000 confidential documents leaked to the Guardian  — Files expose attempts to lobby Joe Biden, Olaf Scholz and George Osborne  — Emmanuel Macron secretly aided Uber lobbying in France, texts reveal
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The Guardian:
Emmanuel Macron secretly aided Uber lobbying drive in France, leak reveals
Discussion: Washington Post
Paul LeBlanc / CNN:
Paul Ryan was ‘sobbing’ as he watched the US Capitol attack unfold, new book says  —  Washington (CNN)Former House Speaker Paul Ryan was “sobbing” as he watched the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol unfold on television, a new book reports.  —  Ryan, who has criticized former President Donald Trump …
Andrea Suozzo / ProPublica:
Right-Wing Think Tank Family Research Council Is Now a Church in Eyes of the IRS  —  The FRC, a staunch opponent of abortion and LGBTQ rights, joins a growing list of activist groups seeking church status, which allows organizations to shield themselves from financial scrutiny.
Henry Rodgers / The Daily Caller:
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban To Speak At CPAC In Texas  —  Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will travel to the U.S. in August to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas, the Daily Caller has learned.  —  Orban's appearance comes after CPAC hosted a May conference in Budapest.
Discussion: National Review
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Ron DeSantis Would Kill Democracy Slowly and Methodically … During the Donald Trump era, democracy itself has become the preeminent question of American politics.  Yet Trump himself has played a paradoxical role in this development.  While his overtly authoritarian personality brought …
Politico:
House GOP marches into deeper blue terrain as Dem prospects fade  —  Rep. Kim Schrier called it an “honor” to welcome President Joe Biden to suburban Seattle for a health care speech in April.  Then, nearly three months later, the Washington Democrat used a TV ad to boast about “taking on” the Biden administration over gas prices.
Misty Severi / Washington Examiner:
Future college students rethink schools in states banning abortions  —  Some high school students are reconsidering their top college choice based on the abortion laws of the state in which a university is located following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Discussion: Fox News, Reuters and Just The News
Leonora Cravotta / The American Spectator:
Liberals Support Diversity Everywhere Except the Newsroom — Can Journalism Be Saved?  —  Ari Fleischer thinks it can, though maybe he's not holding his breath.  —  Ari Fleischer, Fox Business contributor and former Bush press secretary (Fox Business/YouTube)
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Are We Looking At Another Civil War?  —  Consider the logic of the left and it's no wonder that many people are considering the unspeakable - whether America will devolve into actual violent conflict.  But I dare speak about it at length in my brand-new book We'll Be Back: The Fall and Rise of America …
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
New faces begin to surface as possible Trump 2024 key players  —  Key players in former President Trump's last campaign have quietly distanced themselves from the president, raising real questions about who would staff his campaign as he edges closer to a bid for reelection in 2024.
Associated Press:
Floating abortion clinic proposed in Gulf to bypass bans  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A California doctor is proposing a floating abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico as a way to maintain access for people in southern states where abortion bans have been enacted.
Discussion: CBS News and The Daily Wire
Erika Solomon / New York Times:
Ukraine dismisses its ambassador to Germany after controversial remarks.  —  Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, fired his ambassador to Germany, a week after the diplomat gave an interview in which he defended the legacy of a World War II nationalist leader who collaborated with the Nazis.
Discussion: Voice of America
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Vivian Salama / Wall Street Journal:
Ukraine's Defense Minister Says It Has ‘Passed Test’ on New U.S. Guided Rockets, Needs More
Discussion: The Hill, CNBC and Reuters
 
 
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Meridith McGraw / Politico:
The RNC is promoting Trump and his business, raising fresh concerns about its neutrality
Discussion: Raw Story
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
De Blasio didn't trust NYPD security to keep secrets, ex-aide Lis Smith claims
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Melissa Radovich / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
Attacking Proud Boys does a disservice to caring school parents
Discussion: Mediaite
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New York Post:
NYC bodega group pitches ‘Stand Your Ground’ law after fatal stabbing
Bloomberg:
Twitter Assembles Legal Team to Sue Musk Over Dropped Takeover
Emily Woodruff / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
As abortion ban is reinstated, doctors describe ‘chilling effect’ on women's care
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money