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10:00 AM ET, June 13, 2016


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Florida Today:
Co-worker: Omar Mateen homophobic, ‘unhinged’ … A former Fort Pierce police officer who once worked with 29-year-old Omar Mateen, the assailant in an Orlando nightclub shooting that left at least 50 dead, said he was “unhinged and unstable.”  —  Daniel Gilroy said he worked the 7 a.m …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Obama: ‘We’ are to blame, not Islamic terrorism, for massacre  —  MORE FROM:  —  Omar Mateen called the cops to pledge his fealty to ISIS as he was carrying out his mass murderer in Orlando early Sunday morning.  Twelve hours later, the president of the United States declared that …
Bednarz / City of Orlando:
Victims' Names  —  On this very difficult day, we offer heartfelt condolences to today's victims and their families.  Our City is working tirelessly to get as much information out to the families so they can begin the grieving process.  Please keep the following individuals in your thoughts and prayers.
Max Bearak / Washington Post:
Orlando shooting suspect's father hosted a political TV show and even tried to run for the Afghan presidency  —  The father of Omar Mateen, identified by police as the man behind the carnage at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, is an Afghan man who holds strong political views, including support for the Afghan Taliban.
Milo / Breitbart:
The Left Chose Islam Over Gays.  Now 100 People Are Dead Or Maimed In Orlando  —  Over 100 people have been killed or maimed at a gay dance club in Orlando by Omar Mateen, a Muslim terrorist.  How many more innocent gays need to die before we admit that America, and the world, has an Islam problem?
Discussion: Instapundit
Donald J Trump for President:
DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT REGARDING TRAGIC TERRORIST ATTACK IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA  —  Last night, our nation was attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist.  It was the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11, and the second of its kind in 6 months.  My deepest sympathy and support goes …
Washington Post:
Shooter Omar Mateen's father says he's saddened by massacre, calls gunman ‘a good son’  —  KABUL — The father of the Orlando nightclub gunman insists that his son was not motivated by Islamist radical ideology, describing the 29-year-old as a “a good son” who did not appear agitated or angry …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Trump refuses to modulate after Orlando massacre, raising GOP concerns about his temperament  —  THE BIG IDEA: The wee hours of Sunday morning brought the biggest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11 and the deadliest mass shooting in this nation's history.  —  What happened?
CBS News:
Orlando gunman's father posts new video message  —  The Orland gay club gunman's father has well-known anti-American views and is an ideological supporter of the Afghan Taliban.  A new message posted by the father on Facebook early Monday morning also makes it clear he could have passed anti-homosexual views onto his son.
Discussion:, The Week and CBS Los Angeles
East Orlando Post:
Report: Orlando Nightclub Shooter Cased Other Gay Clubs  —  The East Orlando Post has learned that alleged shooter Omar Mateen researched other clubs in the area.  —  By Jacob Engels  —  While the Central Florida community is still reeling from last night's deadly mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump attacks Obama: 'He's got something else in mind'
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
FBI interviewed Orlando shooting suspect 3 times
Matthew Hennessey / City Journal:
Take Off the Gloves  —  We're all on ISIS's kill list—what are we willing to do about it?
Discussion: and neo-neocon
Adam Goldman / Washington Post:
‘He was not a stable person’: Orlando shooter showed signs of emotional trouble
Pink Pistols:   Pink Pistols Saddened by Attack on Orlando Club
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Orlando shooting exposes Donald Trump's biggest weakness: A total lack of empathy
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Orlando gunman known to FBI shows difficulty of ‘lone wolf’ cases
Melanie Garunay / Blog Daily Listings RSS:
President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando
Orlando nightclub shooting: Omar Mateen was gunman, officials say
NBC News:
Gunman Omar Mateen Described as Belligerent, Racist and ‘Toxic’
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
Occupied Territory  —  The Republican élite struggles over whether to resist Trump or capitulate.  —  Last month, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, and Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, met at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, two blocks from the Capitol.
Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn  —  Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn's net cash.
Discussion: Engadget, NPR, New York Times and Mashable
Prayers aren't enough.  The US needs fewer guns.  —  THE DETAILS ARE different, but the story is the same: A killer with access to military-style weaponry mows down innocent Americans in cold blood.  On Sunday it was apparently a self-radicalized Muslim who murdered 49 patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Discussion: Friendly Atheist
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats' surprising strategy to win the Senate: Be boring  —  LAS VEGAS — Democrats are running a shock and blah campaign for the Senate.  —  The shock comes courtesy of Donald Trump, whose rhetoric has Republicans debating whether their own nominee is racist and Democrats more confident …
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Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
ACLU lawyers blame ‘Christian right,’ GOP for Orlando terrorist attack
Discussion: Pamela Geller
Bruce Bawer / City Journal:
Brutal Realities  —  The only “shocking” thing about ISIS's attack …
Naomi Schaefer Riley / New York Post:
The frenzy over ‘campus rape culture’ is hurting real victims
 Earlier Items: 
Kristen East / Politico:
Cruz: Every American must unite to halt ISIL
Discussion: RedState
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
After Nightclub Massacre, Obama Expresses Outrage and a Familiar Lament
Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:
Poll: Trump's unpopularity could swing Utahns to Hillary
Discussion: Hot Air
Los Angeles Times:
Man with weapons and possible explosives arrested, was going to L.A. gay pride parade, sources say