NEW: Calling Bernie into the WH for dinner, pouring millions into prez battleground states *now* + sending a message to Pritzker & Newsom: we see you
Biden is angry Dems won't take yes for an answer & eager to snuff out the speculation
But it persists

I am absolutely thrilled and honored and generally upside down with excitement to come back home to @MSNBC to host the 9PM hour, beginning August 16th. LET'S DO THIS nytimes.com/2022/06/27/bus…

After Giuliani declared the incident on Staten Island to have been fairly dramatic, the alleged assailant faced downgraded charges after video emerged of the actual incident nytimes.com/2022/06/27/nyr…



🚨I wrote about what the US can do to fight the ongoing pandemic, which its leaders have decided to sleepwalk through. When political will evaporates, what rises in its place?
This piece is an attempt to resist fatalism, and find hope amid inaction. 1/
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CONFIRMED: Cassidy HUTCHINSON, the former aide to Mark Meadows, is the featured witness at tomorrow's surprise hearing of the Jan. 6 select committee.
confirming @PunchbowlNews

"Three people familiar with the investigation said that the secrecy is in part due to credible security threats to a witness,'' reports WaPo


New: A deep look at the saga of Tina Peters, the county clerk facing felony indictments related to a scheme to infiltrate and copy sensitive election material, who is seeking the Republican nomination for secretary of state in Colo


"If the justices intend to purge past rulings that asserted rights not found in the Constitution, they can’t limit the purge based on a principle that’s also not found in the Constitution."
thebulwark.com/roes-end-and-t…


“I think ‘ultra-MAGA’ is not a good talking point,” Rep. RUBEN GALLEGO (D-Ariz) told West Wing Playbook. “We should just call them a bunch of weirdos. Anyone obsessed that much with any politician by nature is kind of weird.”



Here is our full story on Cassidy Hutchinson’s pending testimony and what it could mean:

Only one poll, to be sure: But in this NPR/News Hour/Marist poll in April, Republicans led the generic congressional ballot 47%-44%. Now, post-January 6 hearings and post-Dobbs, Democrats lead 48%-41%.
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Yesli Vega, the Republican nominee running against Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), downplayed the possibility of becoming pregnant as a result of rape when asked about her stance on abortion at a campaign stop.

@burgessev @sarahnferris @JonLemire Also newsy: A WH official shoots down the idea of encouraging abortion clinics to operate on federal land: "Importantly, in states where abortion is now illegal, women and providers who are not federal employees could be potentially be prosecuted."
politico.com/news/2022/06/2…


Right to carry laws generate enormous increases in crime, mediated by theft of firearms and reduced police effectiveness.

My god, the kicker to this New Yorker story. newyorker.com/news/dispatch/…

A U.S. official says at least 40 people have been found dead inside a tractor-trailer in a presumed migrant smuggling attempt in South Texas. The official says 15 others in the truck were taken to hospitals in the San Antonio.

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imagine how candidate Adams would have responded if Garcia or Yang or Wiley had said something like this twitter.com/jdawsey1/statu…

Breaking News: A Russian court said the U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner’s trial would start Friday. Griner, who has been detained since February, will remain in custody until the trial ends, her lawyer said. nyti.ms/3u4GU0u

Horrific news, confirmed by @TexasTribune: 46 bodies found in 18-wheeler near Lackland AFB in San Antonio; 16 taken to hospitals; authorities believe the victims are migrants.

NEW: Dems race to rethink their agenda amid an economy that looks very different than it did when they last tried to move BBB. Troubling some, many cost-cutting initiatives for families long ago fell out of talks w/Manchin -- and healthcare may be next
washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2022…

The Supreme Court now largely functions as a mechanism for turning right wing culture war grievances into law, and the reason other constitutional rights are not safe is there will always be a new conservative grudge to be remedied by judicial fiat theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…



You may have heard of the indicted Colorado official now running for secretary of state... But she's just the tip of the iceberg: A slate of election deniers are running to take over *county clerk* offices in CO.

Now that SCOTUS gutted Roe, Christian nationalist Doug Mastriano is 4 points away from criminalizing abortion in Pennsylvania. If Dem voters don't turn out, prepare for abortion bans in swing states.
"A clear and present danger," @JoshShapiroPA tells me:
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"... Over the last year, roughly two-thirds of the 1.7 million voters who changed their party affiliation shifted to the Republican Party. In all, more than 1 million people became Republicans compared to about 630,000 who became Democrats."