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10:50 AM ET, July 2, 2022


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New York Times:
Trump Eyes Early 2024 Announcement as Jan. 6 Scrutiny Intensifies  —  Donald Trump has accelerated his campaign planning, hoping a White House bid will blunt a series of damaging revelations.  Some Republicans are worried.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Cassidy Hutchinson's Testimony Changed Our Minds About Indicting Donald Trump  —  Until Tuesday, we had both publicly stated that the Department of Justice had insufficient evidence to indict former President Trump for his conduct on Jan. 6.  Our conclusion, which we each came to independently …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Accounts of Trump angrily demanding to go to Capitol on January 6 circulated in Secret Service over past year  —  Then-President Donald Trump angrily demanded to go to the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and berated his protective detail when he didn't get his way, according to two Secret Service sources …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Lock Her Up?  Totally Not-Worried Trump Rants About Jailing Cassidy Hutchinson in Tweetstorm-esque Posts  —  Former President Donald Trump is so unconcerned by Cassidy Hutchinson testimony he insists is false, he went on a social media rant suggesting she be criminally prosecuted.
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Jan. 6 showed two identities of Secret Service: Gutsy heroes vs. Trump yes-men
Discussion: National Review
Meadows intermediary may have tried to influence Hutchinson's testimony to January 6 committee, sources say
The Hill:
Pat Cipollone can aid or impede Jan. 6 Committee's search for truth
As Ohio restricts abortions, 10-year-old girl travels to Indiana for procedure  —  On Monday three days after the Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, took a call from a colleague, a child abuse doctor in Ohio.
New York Times:
N.Y. Lawmakers Respond on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings  —  Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in many public places, as well as an amendment that would initiate the process of enshrining the right to abortion in the state constitution.
Discussion: Reason, Reuters and Washington Post
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
Solveig Gold Is Proud to Be the Wife of a ‘Canceled’ Princeton Professor  —  But she also wants to be known as more.  At dinner with the aspiring public intellectual and her “cabal.”  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — Solveig Lucia Gold was setting the table in her backyard …
Lori Rozsa / Washington Post:10 minutes ago
In trainings, Florida tells teachers that religion belongs in public life  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — New civics training for Florida public school teachers comes with a dose of Christian dogma, some teachers say, and they worry that it also sanitizes history and promotes inaccuracies.
Discussion: Insider and Florida Phoenix
Oriana Gonzalez / Axios:20 minutes ago
Supreme Court's next term could be just as contentious  —  The most recent Supreme Court term ended with its conservative majority getting rid of major precedents — most notably Roe v. Wade — and setting new ones on religion and guns. … Here's a look at some of the most prominent cases the court has already agreed to hear.
Discussion: Washington Post
Washington Post:
Democracy advocates raise alarm after Supreme Court takes election case
Isabella Kwai / New York Times:10 minutes ago
Texas Supreme Court Lifts Freeze on Abortion Ban  —  The decision, overturning a lower court ruling that had temporarily blocked the ban, allowed a 1925 law to take effect.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The Texas Supreme Court late Friday night allowed a 1925 law banning abortion …
Elizabeth Dias / New York Times:
Inside the Extreme Effort to Punish Women for Abortion  —  Abortion “abolitionists” are the outer edge of the anti-abortion movement.  They're looking to gain followers after the decision to overturn Roe, unsettling mainstream anti-abortion groups.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Timothy Puko / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Seeks to Block New Offshore Drilling in Atlantic, Pacific  —  Five-year drilling plan could allow limited leasing off Alaska and in Gulf of Mexico; oil industry sought greater expansion  —  WASHINGTON—The Biden administration plans to block new offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic …
Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
Biden Administration Offers an Offshore Drilling Plan. Likely Backers: Very Few.
Discussion: CNN
Jeremy Beaman / Washington Examiner:
Interior proposes new offshore oil and gas lease sales in loss for green agenda
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Spurred by the Supreme Court, a Nation Divides Along a Red-Blue Axis  —  On abortion, climate change, guns and much more, two Americas — one liberal, one conservative — are moving in opposite directions.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Pressed by Supreme Court decisions diminishing rights …
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Youngkin appoints Trump EPA chief to new post after failed Cabinet bid  —  RICHMOND — Gov. Glenn Youngkin this week created a new office designed to slash state regulations and put it under the direction of Andrew Wheeler, the former Trump administration official rejected earlier this year for the Virginia governor's Cabinet.
Tony Diver / Telegraph:
Fifty-year mortgages that you pass on to your children - the new plan to boost home ownership  —  Japanese-style proposals being considered by Boris Johnson would allow first-time buyers to borrow more over a longer period  —  Homeowners could take out Japanese-style 50-year mortgages …
Francesca D'Annunzio / Dallas Morning News:
Feds show up at home of North Texas woman who posted angry tweets after Roe decision  —  Garland resident wrote, “Slaughter them all,” and called for burning down government buildings after the Supreme Court's abortion ruling.  The Department of Homeland Security was not amused.
Discussion: WEB OF EVIL
Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:
Trump Media is subpoenaed in federal inquiry of Truth Social deal.  —  The investigation threatens to delay a merger that would provide Trump Media and its platform, Truth Social, with up to $1.3 billion.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The investigation by federal prosecutors …
Discussion: Quartz and The Hill
Phillips Payson O'Brien / The Atlantic:
Ukraine Has Exposed Russia as a Not-So-Great Power  —  In times of peace, much of what anyone says about national power is guesswork.  Different claims can be based on hopes, prejudices, or even simple self-interest.  Analysts and experts can speak confidently about how some states …
Vladimir Kara-Murza / Washington Post:   Prison doesn't give me many views of the sun
Ryan Faircloth / Star Tribune:
Edibles, beverages infused with cannabis ingredient THC become legal Friday in Minnesota  —  Industry advocates see law as an “oddity” allowing for recreational use while stopping just short of full marijuana legalization.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  MORE  —  Minnesotans who are 21 or older …
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Lie as litmus test: Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake calls it ‘disqualifying’ for rival not to declare 2020 election ‘stolen’  —  A leading Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, Kari Lake, continues to put lies about the 2020 presidential election at the center of her campaign …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
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Lori Rozsa / Washington Post:
In trainings, Florida tells teachers that religion belongs in public life   Find
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Isabella Kwai / New York Times:
Texas Supreme Court Lifts Freeze on Abortion Ban   Find
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Oriana Gonzalez / Axios:
Supreme Court's next term could be just as contentious   Find
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Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Jan. 6 showed two identities of Secret Service: Gutsy heroes vs. Trump yes-men   Find
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Spurred by the Supreme Court, a Nation Divides Along a Red-Blue Axis   Find
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Elizabeth Dias / New York Times:
Inside the Extreme Effort to Punish Women for Abortion   Find
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The Baltimore Banner:
Baltimore records 41 homicides in June, most in a month since 2015
Rebecca Perring / Daily Express:
Now ANOTHER crisis hits EU! Hundreds of tractors block the German/Netherlands border
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Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
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Stop Asking Those Closest to Tragedy to Do the Heaviest Lifting
Jen Fitzpatrick / The Keyword:
Protecting people's privacy on health topics
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. subpoenas two Arizona state senators in Jan. 6 probe
Discussion: KASW-TV
Billy Perrigo / TIME:
Facebook Asks Judge to ‘Crack the Whip’ in Attempt to Silence a Black Whistleblower
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
The Biden-McConnell Deal to Make an Anti-Abortion Advocate a Federal Judge Is Still On