In testimony played during Monday’s Jan. 6 committee hearing, a top Trump campaign official testified that the former president listened to an “intoxicated” Rudy Giuliani who suggested he declare victory on election night
- The New York Times
They came for Dmitry Kolker, an ailing physicist, in the intensive care ward. They came for Ivan Fedotov, a hockey star, as he was leaving practice with a film crew in tow. They came for Vladimir Mau, a state university rector, the week he was reelected to the board of Gazprom. The message sent by these high-profile detentions: Nearly anyone is now punishable in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The flurry of arrests across the country in recent days has signaled that the Kremlin is intent on tightening
The White House official reportedly disputing account of Trump's actions on Jan. 6 has a history of lying for him, former aides say
Tony Ornato is said to have disputed Cassidy Hutchison's claim that Trump grabbed the wheel and tried to go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
- Associated Press
More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump, says a member of a House committee investigating the insurrection. The panel already has subpoenaed former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who investigators remain hopeful will appear Wednesday for a deposition, and said it would also welcome follow-up details from Secret Service members with Trump that day. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., cited Hutchinson's testimony that Trump wanted to join an angry mob of his supporters who marched on Jan. 6, 2021, to the Capitol, where they rioted, as particularly valuable in “inspiring” more people to step forward as the committee gets set for at least two public hearings this month.
- Business Insider
White House hits back at Jeff Bezos, saying it's 'not surprising' he thinks oil and gas companies should 'reap record profits at the expense of the American people'
Jeff Bezos accused Joe Biden of "misdirection or a deep misunderstanding" on inflation. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dismissed his comments.
Bezos slams Biden’s call to cut gas prices: ‘Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to keep making statements like this’
Jeff Bezos on Saturday slammed U.S. President Joe Biden for his tweet calling on gas companies to lower prices at the pump, calling it "either straight ahead misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics."
- The Hill
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, said on Sunday that new witnesses have come forward since Cassidy Hutchinson testified to the panel publicly last week. “This happens every day,” Kinzinger told CNN “State of the Union” co-anchor Dana Bash. “Every day we get…
Expert on White House chiefs of staff says Mark Meadows 'absolutely owns' the title of 'worst' chief in history after ex-aide's damning testimony
The author Chris Whipple says that what Meadows and Trump did on January 6, 2021, makes the Nixon Watergate figures "look like choir boys."
- Ukrayinska Pravda
The occupiers tortured the diver of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to death - the mayor of Enerhodar
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO - SUNDAY, 3 JULY 2022, 21:30 Andrii Honcharuk, a diver of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant [ZNPP] hydraulic workshop, died in Enerhodar, after being tortured by the Russian occupiers.
- The Wrap
GOP Governor Candidate in Illinois Roasted for Saying ‘Let’s Move On’ Hours After July 4 Parade Mass Shooting
Gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey has since apologized for his comments
- Idaho Statesman
A new report from ProPublica and Chronicle of Higher Education raises alarms about the negative impacts of legislative meddling at Idaho’s largest university. │ Opinion
Increasingly, they are saying that we must learn history because the Constitution demands that we repeat it. In Dobbs, Justice Alito wrote that the question of whether a particular liberty that is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution counts as a fundamental right, deserving of constitutional protection, is to be settled by historical analysis. The Constitution protects only rights that are “deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition.”
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- The Desert Sun
What states in the Southwest have failed to do is curtail growth and agriculture that is, of course, water-driven
- The New Voice of Ukraine
An unidentified group has blown up the railway bridge between Melitopol and Tokmak that Russian invasion forces used to transport weapons to the front, the Center for National Resistance, created by the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reported on July 3.
- NBC News
Florida city apologizes for saying 'a lot of people probably don't want to celebrate our nation right now'
A statement that questioned if July Fourth celebrations were appropriate in the wake of “division, hate and unrest” across the country has prompted cheers, backlash and an apology from the city of Orlando, Florida.
- The Hill
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday said that former President Trump’s return to office would feed into the “national malady of denial, deceit, and distrust” that the senator said President Biden has not been able to break through. In an opinion piece published in The Atlantic, Romney said that many Americans on both sides of the aisle…
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Lebanon's prime minister on Monday criticised as risky and unacceptable any unofficial dealings over its sea border row with Israel, after the powerful Hezbollah movement sent three drones towards an Israeli gas rig that were shot down. Hezbollah launched its operation on Saturday following long-standing but so far fruitless U.S.-mediated efforts to agree on a maritime border between the two countries near an area where Israel has made large natural gas discoveries. "Lebanon considers that any action outside the framework of the state's responsibility and the diplomatic context in which the negotiations are happening is unacceptable and exposes (Lebanon) to unnecessary risks," a statement by the office of Prime Minister designate Najib Mikati office said.
Professor holds this truth to be self evident; Lincoln tops list of five best presidents for Black people
“Let us close the springs of racial poison. Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside […] The post Professor holds this truth to be self evident; Lincoln tops list of five best presidents for Black people appeared first on TheGrio.
- Miami Herald
Supporters of Gov. Ron DeSantis, considered a likely candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2024, didn’t take kindly to criticism flung at Florida by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in an ad posted on Twitter and broadcast on Fox News.