The White House is set to announce that the U.S. will lift travel restrictions that were imposed on eight southern African nations after the Covid-19 omicron variant was first discovered in South Africa. NBC News’ Josh Lederman reports from the White House.
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- USA TODAY Opinion
If successful, a civil action for fraud under New York law could expose Trump to millions of dollars in damages and even dissolution of his business.
The decision blocking Trump's use of executive privilege in the Capitol riot investigation is also a "nail in the coffin" for the two former aides, said Neal Katyal.
It's 2022, and the former president is still raving about windmills on Fox News.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said "anybody that's ever known Donald Trump" is familiar with this inclination.
- Business Insider
The former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis says the January 6 committee members are subpoenaing her because they're 'mad they can't date' her
Ellis was subpoenaed on Tuesday, along with the former Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Boris Epshteyn.
479 leaked photos purporting to show Putin's secret palace, with an ice rink and pole-dancing room, published by Navalny foundation
Putin and his government have in the past strongly denied Alexei Navalny's claims that he is building an opulent palace funded by corrupt money.
Several U.S. House members from President Joe Biden's Democratic Party are threatening to block a renewed push for his Build Back Better spending bill if it does not include the expansion of a federal deduction for taxes paid to states and local entities. Expanding the deduction, known as SALT for State and Local Taxes, has been a demand of lawmakers in higher-tax states such as California, New Jersey and New York, especially in suburbs where Democrats seek to retain control in Nov. 8 elections.
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- Business Insider
US destroyer challenges Chinese South China Sea claims as US Navy warns 'nothing' Beijing says will deter it
A US Navy warship challenged China's "unlawful" and "excessive" maritime claims Thursday, triggering an angry statement from the Chinese military.
The former president's son was interviewed by the New York attorney general's office in its civil probe into the Trump Organization.
- Idaho Statesman
McGeachin got really good advice from the Attorney General’s Office on June 7. She chose to ignore it. Now, she should live with the consequences. │ Opinion
- The Hill
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) touted Alabama football coach Nick Saban's opposition to changing the filibuster on Twitter Thursday after receiving backlash for voting against changes to the procedure. "Coach Saban is exactly right: you cannot throw the filibuster out and expect the legislative process to work better. I wholeheartedly agree with the coaches that 'Our democracy is at its best when all Americans are encouraged to participate,'"...
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nobody's senator but theirs: Ron Johnson's backroom dealing shows who he's working for. It's not you.
The Republican senator's backdoor deal-making on the tax bill illustrates once again why he is so unfit for public office.
Trump Org valued golf course in Scotland at $161 million based on a quote to Forbes magazine and not a real valuation, NY AG says
The Trump Organization is accused by the New York attorney general of misrepresenting property values in what she said may be fraud.
- The Week
Russia's not the USSR, and this isn't World War II. Does Biden realize?
"People need to know she sucks," a former staffer said of the Arizona senator. Others told Vice they feel "betrayed," "livid" and "crushed."
Trump sent House Republicans copies of conservative writer Mollie Hemingway's book with a note saying GOP leadership 'should have never certified the election on January 6'
All current members of House Republican leadership, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, voted to overturn the 2020 election result.
- Associated Press
Retired general Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Golan, a former deputy military chief, is now a legislator with the dovish Meretz party, where he has repeatedly spoken out against settler violence against Palestinians.
Concern is running high in the West as Russia has amassed tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine's border. Russia denies planning an attack, but says it could take unspecified military action if its security demands are not met.
- Iowa City Press-Citizen
The Johnson County Supervisors unanimously rejected a budget proposal from the sheriff to buy a $240,000 Lenco BearCat as an alternative to the MRAP.