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10:35 AM ET, June 15, 2024


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New York Times:
Trump, Biden and CNN Prepare for a Hostile Debate (With Muted Mics)  —  With Donald Trump's rampage at the first 2020 debate still fresh in the memories of both campaigns and the moderators, the candidates are preparing in sharply different ways.  —  President Biden and former President …
Discussion: Washington Examiner, CNN and Raw Story
Associated Press:
Donald Trump's 78th birthday becomes a show of loyalty for his fans and fellow Republicans  —  Donald Trump marked his 78th birthday on Friday night by addressing a fawning crowd in Florida and repeatedly dismissing his opponent in November's election, 81-year-old President Joe Biden, as too frail to handle a second term.
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
White House Rips ‘Desperate’ Murdoch Press Over Deceptive Biden Video  —  WANDER NO MORE  —  A deceptively edited video posted on X by The New York Post drew the attention of the White House senior deputy press secretary.  —  A member of the White House communications team went …
Josh Christenson / New York Post:
Biden's condition shocks allies at G7 summit, with one saying it's ‘worst he has ever been’: report
CEOs at Trump meeting: Ex-president ‘meandering’ and 'doesn't know what he's talking about' … WATCH NOW  —  WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump failed to impress everyone in a room full of top CEOs Thursday at the Business Roundtable's quarterly meeting, multiple attendees told CNBC.
Maureen Groppe / USA Today:20 minutes ago
Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks for guns  —  In a concurring opinion, Samuel Alito said the ‘simple remedy’ to the gun issue is Congress amending the law that bans machine guns.  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that devices that turn a semi-automatic rifle …
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court rules gun ‘bump stocks’ ban is unlawful
Camilo Montoya-Galvez / CBS News:
Biden preparing to offer legal status to undocumented immigrants who have lived in U.S. for 10 years  —  The Biden administration is making plans to announce one of the largest immigration relief programs in recent history, developing a policy that would offer legal status to hundreds …
Washington Post:
Democrats divided over Supreme Court controversies as decisions loom  —  Liberals say a string of revelations about Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. raise questions about his ability to rule impartially on Jan. 6-related cases.  —  Liberals have been united in their anger …
Associated Press:
Speaker Johnson says House will go to court for Biden audio after Justice Dept. refused to prosecute  —  Speaker Mike Johnson said Friday that the House will go to court to enforce the subpoena against Attorney General Merrick Garland for access to President Joe Biden's special counsel audio interview …
Tierney Sneed / CNN:
DOJ says it won't prosecute Attorney General Merrick Garland after House contempt vote
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Stanford's top disinformation research group collapses under pressure  —  The Stanford Internet Observatory provided real-time analysis on viral election falsehoods but has struggled amid attacks from conservative politicians and activists.  —  The Stanford Internet Observatory …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
The Chilling Reason You May Never See the New Trump Movie  —  This week I finally got to see “The Apprentice,” an absorbing, disturbing movie about the relationship between the red-baiting mob lawyer Roy Cohn and a young Donald Trump.  The film, which was received with an extended standing ovation …
Judge rejects bankruptcy plan for Alex Jones' Infowars but allows him to liquidate his personal assets  —  A Texas bankruptcy judge has rejected a proposed liquidation of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' company Free Speech Systems, the parent company of Infowars, saying it was, in his opinion, in the best interest of the creditors.
Associated Press:
Alex Jones' personal assets will be sold to help pay Sandy Hook debt as judge decides Infowars' fate
Linda Kinstler / New York Times:20 minutes ago
Jan. 6, America's Rupture and the Strange, Forgotten Power of Oblivion  —  On March 4, Judge Tanya Chutkan presided over jury selection for a criminal trial in a Jan. 6, 2021, case.  That date had long been scheduled, though there was a different defendant seated before her than had been planned …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
New York Times:30 minutes ago
Republicans and Democrats Are Trading Places on Turnout  —  Inside the unusual dynamic shaping the 2024 campaign.  —  In a reversal of one of the most familiar patterns in American politics, it appears that Donald J. Trump, not President Biden, would stand to gain if everyone in the country turned out and voted.
Associated Press:
Biden goes straight from G7 to Hollywood fundraiser, balancing geopolitics with his reelection bid  —  Flying through the night across nine time zones, from southern Italy to Southern California, President Joe Biden will shift focus from Russia's challenge of Western unity to raking in big bucks …
Daily Kos:
Voters care about abortion more than ever—and that's a problem for the GOP  —  Republicans have created a disaster on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago.  They have no message to justify their extreme forced birth positions.  Their candidates are afraid to talk about it.
Discussion: HuffPost and New York Times
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Carlos Vargas / Reuters:
Colombia lawmakers approve pension reform in victory for Petro
Discussion: Bloomberg
Washington Post:
‘Cheapfake’ Biden videos enrapture right-wing media, but deeply mislead
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Here's How Many Cases the Supreme Court Has Yet to Decide
Discussion: The Guardian
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Goldman / New York Times:
U.S. Designates Largest Neo-Nazi Group in Sweden as Terrorist Organization
Discussion: UPI
Ellen Milligan / Bloomberg:
Sunak Vows to Stay as MP for 5 Years If Tories Lose UK Election
Discussion: HotAir
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
Mitch McConnell Is Trump's Gimp. Again.
Chris Anstey / Bloomberg:
Summers Says Trump Tax Ideas Mean ‘Mother of All Stagflations’
Discussion: Raw Story and The Western Journal
Brian Beutler / Off Message:
The GOP's Finely Tuned Bribery Machine
Dasha Litvinova / Associated Press:
Putin offers truce if Ukraine exits Russian-claimed areas and drops NATO bid. Kyiv rejects it