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12:50 PM ET, June 13, 2015


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Dallas Morning News:
Sniper fires at suspect in Dallas police headquarters attack; condition undetermined  —  Urgent update: A police sniper has fired at the suspect and police say the suspect is dead.  —  Police were continuing attempts to negotiate with a man in an armored vehicle after he opened fire …
Nomaan Merchant / Associated Press:
SUSPECTS OPEN FIRE ON OFFICERS OUTSIDE DALLAS POLICE HQ  —  DALLAS (AP) — Multiple gunmen toting automatic weapons opened fire on officers outside Dallas Police headquarters early Saturday morning, before one man fled the scene being chased by police in what witnesses described as an armored van …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Curtis Skinner / Reuters:
Bombs planted in attack on Dallas police headquarters  —  Bombs were planted outside Dallas Police headquarters in an attack early on Saturday that may have involved as many as four gunmen firing automatic weapons, police said.  —  Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters that a motive …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Mitt's new mission  —  Romney is working to rid the GOP presidential primary of the mayhem that marked his own race.  —  DEER VALLEY, Utah — Mitt Romney is working with an unlikely collaborator — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul who bankrolled Newt Gingrich's 2012 campaign …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Romney hosting GOP summit, planning nomination coup?
Discussion: US News, Balloon Juice, Politico and TIME
Romney's E2 Summit
Discussion: The Huffington Post
John Stamos — Busted for DUI (VIDEO UPDATE)  —  BUSTED FOR DUI  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  John Stamos was booked for DUI Friday night in Beverly Hills, and was allegedly so out of it ... police sent him straight to a hospital.  —  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Bev Hills officers responded …
Newly disclosed hack got ‘crown jewels’  —  “This is not the end of American human intelligence, but it's a significant blow,” a former NSA official says.  —  Hackers have breached a database containing a wealth of sensitive information from federal employees' security background checks …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Chinese hack of federal personnel files included security-clearance database
Discussion: Defense One, NPR and Engadget
Israel Hayom:
‘My position was: you need to have boots on the ground’  —  Former U.S. President George W. Bush tells Israel Hayom in an exclusive interview, “My strategy, the Bush doctrine, was to vigorously pursue those who do us harm and bring them to justice”  • “America has been very supportive of Israel,” he remarks.
Discussion: Political Wire
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Bush: You need ‘boots on the ground’
Discussion: RedState
New York Times:
ISIS Is Winning the Social Media War, U.S. Concludes
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Business Insider
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Why Americans Are Turning Against Free Trade  —  A decade and a half ago, I filled my days writing speeches urging Congress to grant President George W. Bush fast-track trade authority.  If memory serves, I wrote more speeches on that one subject than on any other.
David Dayen / Salon:
The Democrats' TPP rebellion just drew blood: Everything you need to know about today's shocking vote  —  In a major rebuke for the White House, liberal democrats resisted Obama's efforts to fast track trade authority  —  Today's rebuke for the Obama Administration and his friends …
Democrats reject Obama on trade
Grace Alone / American Prospect:
As sex-abuse allegations multiply, Billy Graham's grandson is on a mission to persuade Protestant churches to come clean.  —  I. The Calling  —  In November 2012, Bob Jones University, the longtime flagship institution of fundamentalism, announced it had hired GRACE (short for Godly Response …
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Scott Walker's Wisconsin Audition  —  Anticipating a Republican presidential bid by Scott Walker, the two-term governor of Wisconsin, both The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Monthly recently published lengthy articles about him.  (The Times feature, which is in the magazine this weekend, was published online Friday.)
Dan Kaufman / New York Times:
Scott Walker and the Fate of the Union
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Fox News
LeftOfCenter / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Fox News Finds Black Mom To Blame Pool Melee On Black Kids  —  Day after day it is astounding to see how the producers at Fox and Friends find ways to appeal to their bigoted, and sexist viewers.  Saturday Night Live's sketch that accurately portrays the trio of trivia must be revamped this next season …
Discussion: Raw Story
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Navy to christen ship in honor of Gabby Giffords  —  The U.S. Navy on Saturday will christen one of its littoral combat ships after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).  —  “The christening of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords marks the beginning of what is certain to be a long life for this great ship …
Discussion: BREITBART.COM, Raw Story and Mediaite
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Adam B. Lerner / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren: I know too much about banking for Wall Street's liking
Discussion: Mediaite
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Discussion: Daily Kos
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