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DOJ subpoenas two Arizona state senators for communications with Trump attorneys

(The Hill) The Justice Department (DOJ) has issued subpoenas to two Arizona state senators seeking information about interactions they may have had with former President Trump’s lawyers as part of the department’s investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, multiple outlets reported. Kim Quintero, a spokeswoman for Arizona Senate Republicans, confirmed to multiple outlets that state Senate President Karen Fann (R) and state Sen. Kelly Townsend (R) received subpoenas last week.

riversedge

Jan. 6 panel could make multiple criminal referrals of Trump to DOJ, Cheney says

(NBC) House Jan. 6 committee members said Sunday that they may make criminal referrals to federal prosecutors involving former President Donald Trump and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the vice chair and one of two Republicans on the panel, said “we’ll make a decision as a committee” about whether to alert the Justice Department to possible crimes it has uncovered. Asked whether she was worried about prosecuting a former president who may soon announce another presidential bid in 2024, Cheney said: "I have greater concern about what it would mean if people weren’t held accountable for what’s happened here."

calimary

What to DO about Losing Roe? Actually, there's plenty!

What to DO about Losing Roe? Actually, there’s plenty! Think it’s all over regarding a woman’s right to choose? NOPE! And the sooner we embrace this, the sooner we can restore and protect the right of every woman to have the last word over her own body. Here’s how to fight back...

Nevilledog

Clarence Thomas earns our scorn

(LA Times) Thirty-one years after his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas is having his moment. Now, at last, he commands attention. His concurring opinion in the court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade doesn’t just concur, it urges the right wing toward more fascism, more undoing of rights not explicitly articulated in the 14th Amendment, rights Thomas believes are not protected by “substantive due process.” Unlike his fellow conservative jurists, Thomas is taking a certain relish in kicking over cans, a triumphalism that feels downright Trumpian.

BigmanPigman

The Supreme Court marshal asks state officials to act on protests at justices' homes

(NPR) In a series of letters sent over the weekend, the marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court called on officials in Maryland and Virginia to "enforce" state and local laws that, she wrote, "prohibit picketing outside of the homes of Supreme Court Justices." Still, the protests have continued, intensifying in recent days after the court's conservative majority handed down a series of major decisions that aligned with Republican political preferences on abortion, gun control and the government's ability to address climate change.

In It to Win It

John Fetterman Is Spending The 4th Of July Obliterating Mehmet Oz

(PoliticusUSA) Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is out with a new video that is an absolute destruction of his PA US Senate opponent Mehmet Oz. The video shows Oz and his wife in the $48 million New Jersey mansion and points out that Oz owns 9 other properties, with his latest one being in Pennsylvania. It shows the lavishness of Oz’s wealth in comparison to Pennsylvanians who can’t go on vacation this summer.

ck4829

White House hits back at Jeff Bezos

(Business Insider) "My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril," Biden said. "Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you're paying for the product. And do it now." Bezos responded critically to the president, writing in a retweet: "Ouch. Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to keep making statements like this. It's either straight ahead misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics." But White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubled down on Biden's statements. "Oil prices have dropped by about $15 over the past month, but prices at the pump have barely come down. That's not 'basic market dynamics.' It's a market that is failing the American consumer," she wrote in a tweet.

demmiblue

Kristina Karamo, GOP nominee for Michigan Secretary of State: "Demonic possession is real"

(CNN) Before becoming the Trump-backed Republican nominee for Michigan secretary of state, Kristina Karamo said that abortion is "child sacrifice" and a "satanic practice." "[People] were sacrificing them to these deities, which were really demons," she said. Karamo went on to say in a later episode of her podcast reviewed by CNN's KFile that demonic possession is real and can be transmitted through "intimate relationships."

marmar

Fox and friends confront billion-dollar US lawsuits over election fraud claims

(The Guardian) In the months following the 2020 US presidential election, rightwing TV news in America was a wild west, an apparently lawless free-for-all where conspiracy theories about voting machines, ballot-stuffed suitcases and dead Venezuelan leaders were repeated to viewers around the clock. But now, unfortunately for Fox News, One America News Network (OAN), and Newsmax, it turns out that this brave, new world wasn’t free from legal jurisdiction – with the three networks now facing billion-dollar lawsuits as a result of their baseless accusations.

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