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2:30 PM ET, July 23, 2022

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New York Post:
Trump's silence on Jan. 6 is damning  —  As his followers stormed the Capitol, calling on his vice president to be hanged, President Donald Trump sat in his private dining room, watching TV, doing nothing.  —  For three hours, seven minutes.  —  There has been much debate …
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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 …
Kansas City Star:
Fist pumper to fleeing coward: Jan. 6 video shows Missouri who Josh Hawley really is  —  BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR EDITORIAL BOARD  —  Josh Hawley is a laughingstock.  —  During Thursday night's televised hearings of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
The Myth of the Good Trump Official  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  A central theme of the Jan. 6 hearings has been Republican redemption.  A parade of Republican witnesses has testified to being pushed beyond the limits of their loyalty to Donald Trump.
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: Raw Story, Townhall and Daily Mail
NBC News:
Monkeypox is being driven overwhelmingly by sex between men, major study finds  —  The global monkeypox outbreak is primarily being driven by sex between men, according to the first major peer-reviewed paper to analyze a large set of cases of the virus.  —  The outbreak, which epidemiologists …
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Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
W.H.O. Declares Monkeypox Spread a Global Health Emergency
Fenit Nirappil / Washington Post:
WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency as infections soar
Daniel Bice / Journal Sentinel:
Bice: Trump endorsed Tim Michels after ranting about 2019 tweets of Kleefisch and Brian Hagedorn's teens  —  This is just how closely former President Donald Trump is following the Wisconsin governor's race.  —  In a private meeting with construction executive Tim Michels in April …
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John Ganz / Unpopular Front:
The Enigma of Peter Thiel  —  There Is No Enigma — He's a Fascist  —  Peter Thiel is a fascist.  There's really no better word for what he is.  For some reason, people have a lot of trouble grasping this or just coming out and saying it.  —  In his biography of Thiel, The Contrarian …
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.
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USA Today:   Republican women are meeting the moment for Jan. 6 committee hearings
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
Liz Cheney understood the assignment  —  She never lost sight of a fact Republicans couldn't comprehend: The hearings aren't about spanking Trump.  They're about saving America.  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  Through eight House hearings about the Jan. 6 insurrection, Rep. Liz Cheney …
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David French / The Atlantic:   The Criminal Case Against Trump Is Getting Stronger
Washington Post:
Hearings test Trump's clout and GOP's wish to ‘forget about Jan. 6’
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Finally, the dam is breaking against Trump
Discussion: Insider and Breitbart
Katie Bo Lillis / CNN:
CNN Exclusive: FBI investigation determined Chinese-made Huawei equipment could disrupt US nuclear arsenal communications  —  Washington (CNN)On paper, it looked like a fantastic deal.  In 2017, the Chinese government was offering to spend $100 million to build  …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Republicans split on same-sex marriage bill, which faces uncertainty in the Senate  —  WASHINGTON — A bill to codify federal protections for same-sex marriage has passed the House, but Senate Republicans are agonizing over whether they should block it or allow it to pass.
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Washington Post:   Biden and Democrats should waste no time filling judicial vacancies
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 …
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Colin Jackson / Michigan Radio:
Michigan House Dems call for federal investigation into GOP colleagues  —  Michigan House Democrats called Wednesday for a federal investigation into some of their Republican colleagues for “seditious conspiracy.”  —  Their resolution claims 11 Republican lawmakers broke the law when they sought …
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.
Discussion: The RL Report
 
 
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Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
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Discussion: Big League Politics and Mediaite