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5:35 PM ET, June 14, 2016


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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump  —  Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump …
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Russian government hackers broke into DNC servers, stole Trump oppo
Discussion: Heat Street
Dmitri Alperovitch /
Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Trump's terror response has Republicans fretting anew  —  Donald Trump's combative anti-terrorism speech Monday flouted the typical post-tragedy script and left Republican insiders fretting that the business mogul is unprepared to play a crucial presidential role: national healer.
Obama Assails Trump in Dispute Over Use of ‘Radical Islam’ Label  —  President says U.S. would ‘validate’ terrorists with label  —  Obama cites progress reducing ranks of Islamic State fighters  —  President Barack Obama angrily rejected Republicans' insistence that the U.S …
Chris W. Cox / USA Today:
Gun laws don't deter terrorists: Opposing view  —  Destroy radical Islam, not the right of law-abiding Americans to protect themselves.  —  Americans were shocked and disgusted to learn of another act of terrorism on our soil, this time in Orlando.  In the aftermath of this terrorist attack …
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Ryan breaks with Trump on Muslim immigrant ban  —  Speaker Paul Ryan is at odds with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump again.  —  The Wisconsin Republican said Tuesday that Trump's proposed ban on Muslim immigrants runs counter to the nation's principles — a day after the …
Discussion: ABC News and Daily Kos
Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’  —  Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Tuesday unleashed a blistering verbal assault on Donald Trump and his “dangerous” proposal for a ban on Muslims entering the country, saying the suggestion violates …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Florida gov: Obama hasn't called me since shooting
Discussion: RedState, Politico and Mediaite
Nick Gass / Politico:
Obama laces into Trump for whipping up terrorism fears
Discussion: New York Magazine and CNN
Washington Post:
President Obama's remarks on ‘radical Islam’ after Orlando shooting
Discussion: MarketWatch and Althouse
NBC News:
Omar Mateen's Wife Tried to Talk Him Out of Orlando Attack, Sources Say  —  The Orlando gunman's wife has told federal agents she tried to talk her husband out of carrying out the attack, NBC News has learned.  —  Omar Mateen's current wife, Noor, told the FBI she was with him when he bought ammunition …
Palm Beach Post:
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was gay, former classmate says
Omar Mateen: Investigators say Orlando gunman made surveillance trips to Disney, Pulse
Jeannie Nguyen / KVII:
Active shooter at Walmart on I-27 and Georgia  —  The Amarillo Police Department have confirmed an active shooter situation at the Walmart on I-27 and Georgia.  —  Police said they have not confirmed any gunshot victims at this time.  They said this appears to be a workplace-type incident.
Police respond to possible hostage situation at Amarillo Walmart on Canyon Drive  —  AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive.  Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store.
Nick Gass / Politico:
National poll: Clinton lead grows over Trump  —  Hillary Clinton's advantage over Donald Trump grew over the course of the last week, according to the results of the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday.  —  In the same week that Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination …
Discussion: ABC News and Mediaite
Alex Byers / Politico:
Court upholds Obama-backed net neutrality rules  —  A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a White House-supported effort to make internet service providers treat all web traffic equally, delivering a major defeat to cable and telephone companies.  —  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals …
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury
Discussion: Mother Jones
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Cable and telecom companies just lost a huge court battle on net neutrality
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:   Court upholds net neutrality
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Pastors Praise Orlando Killings Of ‘Vile, Perverted Predators’ (VIDEO)  —  After 49 people were gunned down in an Orlando gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, pastors in California and Arizona praised the gunman for massacring “perverted predators” and “pedophiles.”
Kyle Buis / CBS Sacramento:
Sacramento Baptist Preacher Praises Orlando Gay Nightclub Attack
Discussion: Washington Post and Joe.My.God.
Andrea Bernstein /
Christie's Destroyed and Missing Evidence is Like Nixon's Missing Tapes, Bridgegate Lawyers Say  —  Gov. Chris Christie's cell phone, text messages and emails from three separate accounts are missing or have been destroyed, Bridgegate defendants allege in a pair of explosive briefs filed late Monday in federal court in New Jersey.
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Orlando Shows Us Our Very Scary Future  —  “I will say one thing,” Kevin Drum writes about the tragedy in Orlando.  “There is a big difference between an attack coordinated and carried out by a foe (Pearl Harbor, Pan Am 103, 9/11, Paris, etc.) and an attack by a lunatic who was inspired by something or other …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Bob Owens / Bearing Arms:
NARRATIVE FAIL: Orlando Islamic Terrorist Did NOT Use An AR-15  —  The anti-gun politimedia wasted no time at all demonizing the most common rifle in the United States as being the real villain of the Islamic terrorist attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  —  Newsweek screamed, “ORLANDO SHOOTING PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON AR-15 RIFLE.”
New York Daily News:
What is it like to fire an AR-15?  It's horrifying, menacing and very very loud  —  It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon.  —  One day after 49 people were killed in the Orlando shooting, I traveled to Philadelphia to better understand the firepower of military-style assault weapons and …
CBS News:
War veteran saves dozens during Orlando nightclub shooting  —  ORLANDO — When Omar Mateen opened fire with his military style AR-15 assault rifle on a gay nightclub in Orlando, there was one man who recognized the sound, a war veteran.  —  Imran Yousuf, a bouncer at the Pulse nightclub …
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Pat Robertson: Gays & Islamists Are Allies So ‘Let Them Kill Themselves’  —  Today on “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson reacted to the massacre at an Orlando gay club by making the absurd claim that liberal LGBT rights advocates have aligned themselves with radical Islamists and are now reaping what they have sowed.
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FOX 61:
Woman breastfeeding in Torrington Target verbally assaulted, staff comes to her defense
Discussion: Raw Story
Jim Norman / Gallup:
Americans' Confidence in Institutions Stays Low
Wall Street Journal:
Uber to Raise Up to $2 Billion in Leveraged-Loan Market
Discussion: The Verge
Nicholas Fondacaro / NewsBusters:
Florida Gun Store Owner Schools Media on How Buying a Gun Works in Press Conference
Read President Obama's Speech Criticizing the Muslim Ban
Discussion: The Federalist and Balloon Juice
Katie Pavlich /
Irony: Jeh Johnson Says Gun Control Now a Matter of Homeland Security...Orlando Terrorist Worked For DHS
Discussion: Hot Air
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Associated Press:
Lawmaker Says He Will Protest “Moment of Silence” in House
New York Times:
Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World
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