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9:00 PM ET, June 19, 2015


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Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Shooter Almost Backed Out Because ‘Everyone Was So Nice’  —  Dylann Roof, the man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been charged with nine counts of murder and illegal weapons possession, police said.
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Rick Perry: Charleston Shooting An ‘Accident’ Due To Drug Use, Manipulated By Obama To Ban Guns  —  In an interview today with Steve Malzberg of Newsmax, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry described the mass shooting at an African American church in Charleston earlier this week as an “accident” …
Ed Payne / CNN:
Story highlights  —  (CNN)[Breaking news update at 7:27 a.m. ET]  —  Dylann Roof has confessed to authorities to shooting and killing nine people this week at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, two law enforcement officials said Friday.
Scott Eric Kaufman / Salon:
Lindsey Graham: The Confederate flag is “part of who we are” in South Carolina — even if “it's a racist symbol”  —  He didn't say why only the American and state — but not the Confederate — flag were at half-staff today  —  South Carolina senator and Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham …
Colin Campbell / Business Insider:
Rick Perry's campaign says he misspoke about Charleston shooting  —  Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) presidential campaign told Business Insider on Friday that he misspoke when he referred to the recent mass killing in Charleston, South Carolina, as an “accident.”
Discussion: Mediaite and Salon
Erick Erickson / RedState:
The Conversation We Won't Have  —  Dylann Roof appears more evil than disturbed.  Perhaps he had mental health issues.  But at some point we just need to call him evil.  White supremacy and segregation are evils.  He appears to have believed in both.  People who believe in white supremacy …
Discussion: Advocate
Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Suggests Donald Trump-Like Comments Can ‘Trigger’ Events Like Charleston … Hillary Clinton didn't call The Donald out by name, but she suggested in an interview Thursday that comments like ones the real estate tycoon-turned-Republican presidential candidate made during …
ABC News:
Dylann Roof's Uncle Would ‘Push Button’ Himself If Nephew Receives Death Penalty
Justin Wm / Washington Post:
Why South Carolina's Confederate flag isn't at half-mast after church shooting
Post and Courier:
Despite mourning, statehouse Confederate battle flag remains at full staff
The Huffington Post:
Jeb Bush: 'I Don't Know What Was On The Mind' Of Charleston Shooter
Google Public Policy Blog:
“Revenge porn” and Search  —  We've heard many troubling stories of “revenge porn”: an ex-partner seeking to publicly humiliate a person by posting private images of them, or hackers stealing and distributing images from victims' accounts.  Some images even end up on “sextortion” …
Paul Lewis / Guardian:
Inside the mind of Bernie Sanders: unbowed, unchanged, and unafraid of a good fight  —  He is the rising star of the battle to be the Democratic nominee for president.  But who is the real Bernie Sanders?  His close friends and family shed new light on what is motivating the 73-year-old senator …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Ballot Access Problem For Bernie Sanders?
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Here's The Video A Tea Party Group Made That Implies Oral Sex Between A Panda And Hillary Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — BuzzFeed News has obtained parts of the video produced by Tea Party group FreedomWorks several years ago that features two female interns dressed up as a panda bear and Hillary Clinton …
Zac Anderson / Local News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
Rubio fundraiser canceled in Sarasota  —  SARASOTA - A fundraiser planned for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio tonight in Sarasota has been canceled, with backers saying they want to reschedule the event in the fall when more seasonal residents are in town.
Discussion: Naked Politics
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
Turmoil Only Sure Thing If Supreme Court Rejects Gay Marriage  —  A victory at the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage would be a historic moment for gay rights.  Defeat would bring legal pandemonium.  —  The high court will decide by the end of the month whether the Constitution gives gays the right to marry.
Allison Sherry / Star Tribune:
Michele Bachmann is still in a race - for money  —  Fundraising goes on, and so does her spending.  —  U.S. Rep.Michele Bachmann spoke to family, friends and supporters during a tribute at Monticello High Friday, April 11, 2014, in Monticello, MN.  —  TEXT SIZE
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Clinton Camp Blasts Republicans For Religion Attack  —  WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta went on the offensive on Friday against Republicans who have seized on a remark Clinton made in April about the need for some religious beliefs to change in the context of women's rights.
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
In L.A., Obama addresses Washington's dysfunction: ‘I did not say I would fix it’  —  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — President Obama wrapped up a day he began with an angry and frustrated reaction to the mass killings in Charleston, S.C., by acknowledging that he has been unable to change the culture …
Chief: ‘CPD lost one of its best today’  —  Sonny Kim, a 27-year veteran with the Cincinnati Police Department was shot and killed Friday morning during a shootout in Madisonville, leaving the department in mourning and a neighborhood on edge.  —  Kim, 48, had immigrated to the United States from South Korea in 1973.
Rebecca Traister / The New Republic:
Our Racist History Isn't Back to Haunt Us.  It Never Left Us.  —  When, on Wednesday night, a 21-year-old white man named Dylann Roof entered the Charleston church founded by former slave Denmark Vesey on the anniversary of Vesey's planned 1822 slave rebellion and shot and killed nine people …
Discussion: American Spectator
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The Columbus Dispatch:
City Council President Andy Ginther caught up in red-light camera bribe case
Discussion: Hot Air and RedState
Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
Wind-driven Lake fire near Big Bear jumps to 10,000 acres; 74-year-old hiker rescued
Discussion: The Week
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
MSNBC rehab in the works with ongoing tilt toward news, not pundits
Todd Starnes / Fox News:
Huckabee: If Somebody in That Prayer Meeting Had a Conceal Carry...
Beth Reinhard / Wall Street Journal:
Jeb Bush Makes Surprise Pick for Political Director
What Ten Women Want on the $10 Bill
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
 Earlier Items: 
Newt Gingrich / Mashable:
Newt Gingrich reviews the Apple Watch
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul's First Two Books Are Full Of Fake Founding Fathers Quotes
Discussion: The Week, Raw Story and Roger Ailes
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Insiders: Marco Rubio has an Obama problem