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Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court strikes down Alabama congressional map in voting rights dispute  —  The justices threw out Republican-drawn congressional districts that a lower court said discriminated against Black voters.  —  Supreme Court strikes down Alabama congressional map in voting rights case
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court rules in favor of Black voters in Alabama redistricting case  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a surprising 5-4 ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case, ordering the creation of a second district with a large Black population.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Rejects Voting Map That Diluted Black Voters' Power  —  Voting rights advocates had feared the decision would undermine the Voting Rights Act, which instead appeared to emerge unscathed.  —  Reporting from Washington  —  The Supreme Court, in a surprise decision …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court: Alabama must draw new voting map favorable to Black residents  —  A divided Supreme Court on Thursday said the Alabama legislature should have created a second congressional district in which Black voters had a chance of electing a representative of their choice.
New York Times:
Prosecutors Tell Trump's Legal Team He Is a Target of Investigation  —  The notice from the office of the special counsel Jack Smith suggested that an indictment was on the horizon in the investigation into the former president's handling of classified documents.
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Politico:
Trump notified that he is the target of ongoing criminal investigation  —  He is under investigation for concealing reams of classified information at his private estate and orchestrating a scheme to prevent federal authorities from finding them.  —  Federal prosecutors have notified former …
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
Prosecutors ready to ask for Trump indictment on obstruction and Espionage Act charges
NBC News:
Trump ally Bannon subpoenaed in special counsel Jack Smith's Jan. 6 grand jury probe
Ben Finley / Associated Press:
Pat Robertson, broadcaster who helped make religion central to GOP politics, dies at 93  —  Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster who turned a tiny Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network, tried a run for president and helped make religion central to Republican Party politics …
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Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Pat Robertson, Who Brought Christian Conservatives Clout, Dies at 93  —  A Baptist minister and a broadcaster, he turned Christian conservatives into a powerful constituency that helped Republicans capture Congress in 1994.  —  Pat Robertson, a Baptist minister with a passion for politics …
Discussion: Reuters, New Republic and LifeNews.com
Wall Street Journal:
Cuba to Host Secret Chinese Spy Base Focusing on U.S.  —  Beijing will pay Havana several billion dollars for eavesdropping facility  —  WASHINGTON—China and Cuba have reached a secret agreement for China to establish an electronic eavesdropping facility on the island …
Brian Stelter / Washington Post:
CNN's next leader must be able to answer this one question  —  Brian Stelter, a former media reporter for CNN and the New York Times, is the author of three books, including the forthcoming “Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy.”
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Margaret Sullivan / The Guardian:
The CNN chief messed up in many ways.  Only one of them was fatal  —  It's possible - likely, even - that Licht would have survived all of this if it weren't for the one thing that really mattered: the numbers  —  It was one of those pieces of news that was simultaneously stunning and utterly expected: Chris Licht was out of CNN.
Charles Gasparino / New York Post:
CNN's liberal cabal beat Licht — but may hasten the channel's sale
Juan Perez Jr / Politico:
GOP's booming support for guns is turning off millennial, Gen Z Republicans  —  About a quarter of young Republicans in one poll said they strongly or somewhat supported an assault weapons ban.  —  Young Republicans aren't clinging to guns like the rest of the GOP.
Discussion: The Atlantic
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Yes, We're in an L.G.B.T.Q. State of Emergency  —  This year there is a pall over Pride.  —  As the L.G.B.T.Q. community celebrates Pride Month, we are besieged by a malicious, coordinated legislative attack.  —  There's been a notable rise in the number of anti-L.G.B.T.Q. bills since 2018 …
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Michael Collins / USA Today:
Joe Biden takes steps to protect LGBTQ Americans amid onslaught of attacks
Discussion: Associated Press
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Social Conservatism in U.S. Highest in About a Decade  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — More Americans this year (38%) say they are very conservative or conservative on social issues than said so in 2022 (33%) and 2021 (30%).  At the same time, the percentage saying their social views are very liberal …
Axios:
Scoop: Fox News says Tucker Carlson breached his contract  —  Fox News Wednesday notified Tucker Carlson's lawyers that the former prime-time anchor violated his contract with the network when he launched his own Twitter show on Tuesday, according to a copy of a letter obtained by Axios.
Halya Coynash / Прав …:
Not Kakhovka Dam alone: Russia destroys dams in occupied Zaporizhzhia oblast  —  While western media largely ‘play safe’ and report that Kyiv and Moscow ‘are blaming each other’ for the horrific disaster, the Russian invaders are actively destroying other dams in occupied parts of Zaporizhzhia oblast
Discussion: CBS News and Euromaidan Press
Associated Press:
Here comes El Nino: It's early, likely to be big, sloppy and add even more heat to a warming world  —  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday issued an El Nino advisory, announcing the arrival of the climatic condition.  It may not quite be like the others.
Discussion: Reuters
Ben Samuels / Haaretz:
Tucker Carlson Traffics in Antisemitic Tropes About Ukraine's Zelenskyy on Twitter Show Debut  —  Known for promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories, far-right former Fox news pundit Tucker Carlson describes Zelenskyy as ‘rat-like,’ ‘shifty’ and ‘a persecutor of Christians’ in his new show on Twitter
Reuters:
House Republicans cancel vote to hold FBI director in contempt  —  Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have abandoned plans for a vote on Thursday to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress over agency documents related to an alleged “criminal bribery scheme” involving President Joe Biden.
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United States House Committee on Oversight …:
Comer Forces the FBI to Cooperate and Allow All Oversight Committee Members to Review Biden Bribery Record
Brittany Gibson / Politico:
New Williamson campaign manager was once accused of swindling fellow Democrats for concert tickets  —  The issues keep piling up for the longshot Democratic presidential contender.  —  Marianne Williamson's longshot presidential campaign has been plagued by staff turnover and internal dysfunction.
Associated Press:
Nevada's GOP governor facing $1.7M ethics penalty for campaigning with sheriff's badge, uniform  —  Nevada's Republican governor is facing an almost $1.7 million ethics penalty and possible censure for wearing his badge and uniform as Las Vegas-area sheriff in campaign photos and on social media ahead of his election last year.
Public Policy Polling:
Wisconsin Republicans Prefer Clarke, Trump  —  A new PPP survey of Wisconsin Republicans finds that Sheriff David Clarke is their top choice to be their Senate candidate in 2024.  40% say they'd choose him compared to 20% for Mike Gallagher, 10% for Tom Tiffany, and 3% for Eric Hovde.
John Fritze / USA Today:
Poop-themed dog toy maker loses to Jack Daniel's in Supreme Court trademark dispute  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Jack Daniel's and against a company that makes a dog toy shaped like the distiller's whiskey bottle in an unusual trademark dispute that drew the interest …
Helena Hind / Media Matters for America:
200+ things that Fox News has labeled “woke”  —  A complete list of everything that Fox News has labeled woke so far  —  For the past three years, Fox News has been obsessed with “wokeness.”  Since the aftermath of George Floyd's murder by police in May 2020, Fox News personalities and guests …
 
 
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Associated Press:
Australia to ban swastikas and other Nazi symbols
Discussion: Voice of America and The Messenger
Politico:
Playbook: Pence gets in, Trump gets pinned
Mark Mellman / The Hill:
Extremism is more bipartisan than Democrats want to believe
Ewan Palmer / Newsweek:
Ron DeSantis' Approval Rating Has Collapsed
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