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9:45 AM ET, July 23, 2022

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Wall Street Journal:
The President Who Stood Still on Jan. 6  —  Even as the riot raged at the Capitol, Trump wouldn't tell his supporters to stop.  —  1x  —  No matter your views of the Jan. 6 special committee, the facts it is laying out in hearings are sobering.  The most horrifying to date came Thursday …
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Finally, the dam is breaking against Trump  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  During Thursday's prime-time session, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) summed up the explosive impact of this summer's hearings by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
Discussion: Insider, Breitbart and The 19th
Michael Kunzelman / Associated Press:
Internet troll ‘Baked Alaska’ pleads guilty in Capitol riot  —  A far-right internet personality pleaded guilty Friday to joining the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, where he streamed live video that incriminated him and other rioters, according to a court filing.
Discussion: Raw Story, Snopes.com, Hackwhackers and KTLA
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Four reasons the Jan. 6 hearings have conquered the news cycle
Discussion: New York Times
Washington Post:
Russian missiles strike Odessa port day after grain deal, Ukraine says  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  ODESSA — Ukrainian officials accused Russian forces of striking the Black Sea port of Odessa with missiles on Saturday, a day after Moscow and Kyiv agreed to restart shipments …
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Wall Street Journal:
Russia Strikes Odessa Port After Signing Deal to Unblock Ukrainian Grain Exports  —  Attack could jeopardize efforts to get Ukrainian grain moving as food inflation worsens around the world  —  KYIV, Ukraine—Russia launched a missile attack on Ukraine's key grain-exporting port of Odessa …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Fox News, Reuters and Cyprus Mail
Alia Shoaib / Insider:
Steve Bannon warns Jan. 6 committee staffers 'there's going to be a real committee,' hours after contempt conviction  — Steve Bannon was convicted of two counts of contempt of Congress on Friday.  — He accused the Jan. 6 committee of broadcasting lies and said Republicans needed their own committee.
Discussion: HuffPost, CNN, NPR and Washington Times
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Washington Post:
Steve Bannon found guilty in Jan. 6 contempt of Congress trial
Politico:
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon found guilty for refusing to testify to Jan. 6 panel
New York Times:
Bannon Is Convicted in Contempt Case Related to Capitol Riot Inquiry
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump's revenge  —  President Donald Trump was attending the National Prayer Breakfast, but showing no sign of grace.  Lips pursed, face alternating between anger and frustration, he lashed out at enemies who had brought him to the doors of impeachment.  He brandished the day's newspapers, waving them above his head.
Discussion: Townhall and Mediaite
David Siders / Politico:
‘His life was threatened.’ But Pence isn't talking about it.  —  PEORIA, Ariz. — A room full of establishment-minded Republicans greeted Mike Pence here on Friday, many of them still chilled by the Jan. 6 committee's revelations the previous evening about how close Pence and his security detail came …
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Ben White / Politico:
Next week's Category 5 economic storm  —  HURRICANE WATCH — Take some time to relax and enjoy this summer weekend.  Because there is a Category 5 storm of economic news headed for our shores next week that will (hopefully) help clear up a muddled picture of America's direction …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Cawthorn Campaign Illegally Spent Funds It Wasn't Supposed to Touch  —  Madison Cawthorn's campaign wasn't supposed to touch the money it had for the general election.  Guess what the campaign did. … With two weeks to go until a primary election he was fated to lose, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) was already underwater.
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
David French / The Atlantic:
The Criminal Case Against Trump Is Getting Stronger  —  This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture.  Sign up for it here.  —  Federal and state prosecutors …
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
South Carolina bill outlaws websites that tell how to get an abortion  —  More states could follow, setting up a battle over the future of online speech across the country.  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  Shortly after the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the right to abortion in June …
Richard Winton / Los Angeles Times:
Mystery shrouds colossal Brink's heist at I-5 truck stop: Who stole millions in gems, gold?  —  When experts recall the most notorious jewelry heist in modern history, they talk about the tunneling into Hatton Garden in London or the Antwerp, Belgium, break-in that took months of planning.
Ryan Deto / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Pittsburgh Jewish, Black leaders call out Doug Mastriano for ties to Gab social platform  —  A group of prominent Jewish and Black Pittsburgh leaders on Thursday condemned Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano for his ties to the right-wing social media platform Gab.
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Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:   Doug Mastriano consultant and Gab CEO: Jewish conservatives like Ben Shapiro aren't welcome in our movement
Natalia Contreras / Votebeat Texas:
Rightwing group is quietly conducting review of 300,000 Tarrant County ballots from 2020 primary  —  The March ballots are public records under Texas law, but the Tarrant review may just be a warmup for endlessly disputed elections.  —  Around 40 volunteers with a conservative group questioning …
BBC:
'I can't forget her'- Myanmar's soldiers admit atrocities  —  Soldiers in the Myanmar military have admitted to killing, torturing and raping civilians in exclusive interviews with the BBC.  For the first time they have given detailed accounts of widespread human rights abuses they say they were ordered to conduct.
Discussion: UPI
CNN:
Bo Jackson covered all funeral expenses for Uvalde victims' families, governor says  —  Former sports star Bo Jackson covered all funeral expenses for the families of the victims of the Uvalde school massacre “so they would have one less thing to worry about as they grieved,” according to a statement from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Nikki Schwab / Daily Mail:
Biden's doctor says 79-year-old's ‘voice is deeper’ this morning and he took Tylenol for a 99.4 degree fever last night as White House posts new masked-up photos from COVID isolation  — The White House released a new photo of President Joe Biden Friday morning as he works from the residence after testing positive for COVID-19
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Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
Newsom signs California gun bill modeled after Texas abortion law  —  (CNN)California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill into law that allows private citizens to bring civil action against anyone who manufactures, distributes, transports or imports assault weapons or ghost guns, which are banned in the state.
John Beauge / PennLive:
Pa. man awaiting sentencing for entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot has died  —  SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — A Lycoming County man awaiting sentencing for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has died.  —  The death Wednesday of Mark R. Aungst, 47, of South Williamsport …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Casting Missing Wife's Ballot for Trump  —  Prosecutors in April dropped a first-degree murder charge against Barry Morphew, whose wife, Suzanne Morphew, disappeared in May 2020.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The husband of a Colorado woman …
OCCRP:
Panama Papers Whistleblower Speaks Out: “Shell Companies are Putin's Best Friend”  —  The anonymous whistleblower behind the bombshell leak known as the Panama Papers has emerged anew to warn how offshore companies are enabling Russia's war machine.  —  John Doe, as the whistleblower insisted …
 
 
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