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12:20 AM ET, July 15, 2022

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Ken Klippenstein / The Intercept:
Secret Service Deleted Jan. 6 Text Messages After Oversight Officials Requested Them … The Secret Service erased text messages from January 5 and January 6, 2021, according to a letter given to the January 6 committee and reviewed by The Intercept.  The letter was originally sent …
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CNN:
Secret Service erased text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021 — after oversight officials asked for them, watchdog says  —  (CNN)The US Secret Service erased text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021, shortly after they were requested by oversight officials investigating the agency's response …
United States Secret Service:
U.S. Secret Service Media Relations  —  The insinuation that the Secret Service maliciously deleted text messages following a request is false.  In fact, the Secret Service has been fully cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) in every respect …
Discussion: Just The News
Washington Post:
Secret Service erased texts from Jan. 5 and 6, 2021, official says  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  A government watchdog accused the U.S. Secret Service of erasing texts from Jan. 5 and 6, 2021, after his office requested them as part of an inquiry into the U.S. Capitol attack, according to a letter sent to lawmakers this week.
Discussion: USA Today
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Jan. 6 panel aims to “reconstruct” deleted Secret Service texts … - They could shed light on reported efforts to remove former Vice President Mike Pence from the Capitol, and former President Trump's alleged attempts to travel to the Capitol to join his supporters on that day.
Discussion: Political Wire
Matt Christy / Fox 59:
Abortion report confirms Indiana doctor followed law after AG vowed investigation  —  INDIANAPOLIS — After Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita threatened to go after the license of an Indiana physician who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio, documents obtained …
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Politico:
National Right to Life official: 10-year-old should have had baby  —  The 10-year-old Ohio girl who crossed state lines to receive an abortion in Indiana should have carried her pregnancy to term and would be required to do so under a model law written for state legislatures considering …
Washington Post:
Manchin says he won't support any new climate spending or tax hikes  —  The West Virginia senator informed Democratic leaders on Thursday as negotiations over economic legislation continue  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) informed Democratic leaders on Thursday …
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The Dworkin Report:
Michael Cohen just explained how Trump set up a GOP Congressman seeking a pardon  —  Scott interviews friend and former political opponent, Michael Cohen in part one of this two-part interview.  He provided key insight into the unsavory way that the disgraced ex-president handled …
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ABC News:
Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former President Trump, dies at age 73  —  Ivana Trump is survived by three children: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.  —  Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of former President Donald Trump, has died at age 73, the family told ABC News.  —  “Our mother was an incredible woman …
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Judge issues arrest warrant for Colorado county clerk Tina Peters  —  A judge in Colorado issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk who was barred from overseeing elections after she was indicted on charges of tampering with election equipment and official misconduct.
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Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
A Berkeley professor's Senate testimony didn't go how the left thinks it did  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  Everyone agrees it was an epic own.  There's much less agreement about who got owned.  —  In Tuesday's Senate hearing on the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe vs. Wade …
Discussion: The Distance
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Donald Trump on 2024: 'I've Already Made That Decision' … Donald Trump was impeached twice, lost the 2020 election by 7,052,770 votes, is entangled in investigations by federal prosecutors (over the Capitol insurrection and over the mishandling of classified White House documents …
Axios:
Stacey Abrams' blockbuster fundraising driven by out-of-state money  —  In one of the highest-profile gubernatorial battles in the country, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is leveraging a vast pool of out-of-state money. … - Incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's campaign and leadership committee …
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Graham Gremore / Queerty:
Amy Coney Barrett is having a really crappy summer  —  Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has been having a rough go at it since becoming the sole woman justice to side with her conservative male colleagues in the decision to upend nearly 50 years of precedent and overturn Roe v. Wade.
Discussion: Slate and Twitchy
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Washington Post:
Trump called member of White House support staff amid Jan. 6 probe  —  The phone call was disclosed by committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney, who said the matter had been referred to the Justice Department  —  Gift Article  —  Former president Donald Trump attempted to call a member …
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Axios:
GOP fears Senate debacle  —  Top Republicans, once confident about winning control of the Senate in the midterms, fear they'll blow it after nominating several deeply flawed candidates in winnable states, according to conversations with GOP strategists, pollsters and other officials.
Peter Nicholas / NBC News:
Former White House attorney Ty Cobb: ‘Big Lie has been good only for Trump’  —  The adviser who helped lead Trump's response to the Mueller report now says the former president is a “disaster” for the GOP.  —  Ty Cobb is no stranger to former President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Raw Story
The Economist:
The Democrats need to wake up and stop pandering to their extremes  —  For the good of America, the governing party urgently needs to take on its own activists  —  Every president yearns to be historic—but not historic like Joe Biden.  At this point in his presidency Mr Biden's singular achievement …
Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times:
Chinese drone maker lobbies to defeat US national security ban  —  DJI's share of the commercial market has fallen after Trump placed it on the ‘entities list’  —  China's blacklisted DJI is battling to maintain its dominance of the US drone market by lobbying Congress to block a bill barring …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
Crazy Can Break a Wave  —  Joe Trippi looks at the map and the numbers and has . . . good news for Democrats?  —  Come hang out with me tonight as The Next Level takes over TNB.  —  Livestream starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern.  I'll be joined by Sarah Longwell and Amanda Carpenter and we're …
Daniel Nichanian / Bolts:
Your Guide to Local Elections Where Abortion Is on the Line This Year  —  Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned federal protections for abortion, exhortations to vote have been deafening.  But those calls can feel trite when they're severed from a precise accounting of why it matters who holds power …
Christopher Wiggins / Advocate:
Conservative Texas Lawyer Targets PrEP Access After Abortion Rights … With the Supreme Court overturning on Roe v. Wade last month, the architect of the Texas abortion law has already aimed at marriage equality, and his next target could leave Texans without access to lifesaving preventive care.
Naftuli Moster / Jewish Currents:
Progressives Have Abandoned Haredi Children … Special interests, lobbyists, and activists of all stripes are descending on Albany to cajole lawmakers into acting on their priority issues.  One legislator representing a Hasidic community in Brooklyn introduces a last-minute bill that …
Dave Philipps / New York Times:
With Few Able and Fewer Willing, U.S. Military Can't Find Recruits  —  Fighting headwinds from the pandemic, the tight labor market and demographic shifts, the armed forces may fall further short of enlistment quotas this year than they have in decades.  —  FOUNTAIN, Colo. — The local Army recruiting station was empty.
 
 
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Caroline / European Jewish Congress:
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Anna Massoglia / OpenSecrets.org:
Trump's political operation continued to steer donor money to firm involved in the Jan. 6 rally
Discussion: CBS News
David Brooks / New York Times:
Americans Are Hungry for Change, So Get Ready for More Turmoil
Discussion: Washington Post, Axios and Raw Story
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MyNorthwest.com:
Man accused of threatening to kill Rep. Jayapal released after prosecutors fail to file charges in time
Discussion: The Seattle Times
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
Texas sues Biden administration for requiring abortions in medical emergencies
Paul Begala / CNN:
Progressives are practically doing Republicans' job for them