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8:45 PM ET, July 16, 2022


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New York Times:
Read William J. Olson's Memo to Trump  —  A memorandum sent in December 2020 to President Donald J. Trump by the right-wing lawyer William J. Olson on how to seek to overturn the election.
MBS hits back at Biden after the President confronts Saudi prince about Khashoggi  —  (CNN)Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, hit back at Joe Biden after the US President confronted him about the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a meeting between …
Aziz El Yaakoubi / Reuters:
Saudi prince told Biden that U.S. has made mistakes too, Saudi minister says
Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Steps Up Jan. 6 Probe of Those in Trump's Orbit  —  DOJ commits more resources to pursue evidence of criminal involvement as House hearings reveal activities of Trump and his circle before and during Capitol attack  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is adding prosecutors …
Barbara McQuade / MSNBC:
The case for charging Trump with manslaughter  —  The next Jan. 6 committee hearing — a prime-time finale after seven previous hearings — is expected to focus even more intently on what was happening inside the White House during the insurrection.  I will be listening for evidence of a crime …
Discussion: Raw Story and PoliticusUSA
Leah C. Stokes / New York Times:
What Joe Manchin Cost Us  —  Over the last year and a half, I've dissected every remark I could find in the press from Senator Joe Manchin on climate change.  With the fate of our planet hanging in the balance, his every utterance was of global significance.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Juan Soto rejects $440 million offer; Nationals will entertain trade proposals: Sources  —  Juan Soto is available.  —  The All-Star outfielder recently turned down an offer from the Washington Nationals that would have made him the highest-paid player in baseball history …
Terence Samuel / NPR:
NPR launches Disinformation Reporting team  —  In a note to newsroom staff, Terence Samuel, VP and Executive Editor and Nancy Barnes, SVP of News and Editorial Director announced the following update: … Lisa Hagen joins NPR from member station WABE in Atlanta.  Her first day is July 18th.
Discussion: Twitchy
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Watchdog: Secret Service's January 6 text messages story has shifted several times  —  Explanation for how the messages from 5 and 6 January 2021 were deleted has gone from software upgrades to device replacements  —  The Secret Service's account about how text messages …
Joe Atmonavage / New Jersey Online:
Transgender woman who impregnated 2 inmates removed from N.J.'s female prison  —  A transgender inmate who impregnated two women while incarcerated at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women has been moved to a new facility, according to the Department of Corrections.
Discussion: The Daily Wire and Twitchy
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
The World Economy Is Imperiled by a Force Hiding in Plain Sight  —  Well more than two years into the worst pandemic in a century, the accompanying economic shock continues to assault global fortunes.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  This past week brought home the magnitude …
Washington Post:
Confusion post-Roe spurs delays, denials for some lifesaving pregnancy care  —  Miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies and other common complications are now scrutinized, jeopardizing maternal health  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  A woman with a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy sought emergency care …
Jeffrey A. Tucker / Brownstone Institute:
Dr. Birx Praises Herself While Revealing Ignorance, Treachery, and Deceit  —  The December 2020 resignation of Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator under Trump, revealed predictable hypocrisy.  Like so many other government officials around the world, she was caught violating her own stay-at-home order.
Josh Kraushaar / Axios:
Senate GOP fundraising flop  —  Top Senate Republican candidates turned in poor fundraising numbers in key races from Arizona to New Hampshire. … And it's clear they don't like a lot of the Trumpy candidates. … - Republicans could be surfing a tidal wave of discontent about the country …
Discussion: HotAir, CNN, PoliticusUSA and Bloomberg
Jia Tolentino / New Yorker:
Is Abortion Sacred?  —  Abortion is often talked about as a grave act.  But bringing a new life into the world can feel like the decision that more clearly risks being a moral mistake.  —  Twenty years ago, when I was thirteen, I wrote an entry in my journal about abortion, which began, “I have this huge thing weighing on me.”
Donald Trump's fundraising juggernaut slows as other Republicans gain  —  Former President Donald Trump's online fundraising has slowed in recent months, a financial disclosure on Friday showed, adding to doubts over the firmness of his grip on the Republican Party.
Discussion: HuffPost, The Hill and Washington Post
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Former Pence aide: Testifying to Jan. 6 panel could set “very risky precedent”
Discussion: Insider
Arelis R. Hernández / Washington Post:
Uvalde school shooting survivors struggle as they await answers
Mary L Trump / The Good in Us:
Local Blame for a Global Problem
Terry Spencer / Associated Press:
Life or death for Parkland shooter? Trial will take months
Benoit Faucon / Wall Street Journal:
Russia and Iran Are Allies Against West, Rivals in Commodity Sales
Tyler Cowen / Marginal REVOLUTION:
Science as a source of social alpha
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press:
Parroting Trump, GOP primary losers cast doubt on elections
Discussion: Raw Story
Grid News:
12 times law enforcement misrepresented key details of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde
U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
CBP Releases June 2022 Monthly Operational Update
Jennifer Cohn / Bucks County Beacon:
Producer of Mastriano Film Tied to Charles Bausman, Lancaster Man Who Fled To Moscow After the Insurrection
Rachel Treisman / NPR:
How the son of sharecroppers helped send the world's most powerful telescope to space
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Steve Bannon admitted Trump ‘would lie about anything’, new book says
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
MAGA rioters ‘both wept’ as they were sentenced to over 3 years in prison for J6 violence: report
Discussion: Washington Post
Simon Lewis / New York Times:
The Worst Place in the World to Drill for Oil Is Up for Auction