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5:50 PM ET, June 3, 2016

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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Donald Trump Could Threaten U.S. Rule of Law, Scholars Say  —  WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump's blustery attacks on the press, complaints about the judicial system and bold claims of presidential power collectively sketch out a constitutional worldview that shows contempt for the First Amendment …
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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Trump's attack on a judge's Mexican heritage is an attack on the American Idea  —  On a day in which Donald Trump gained the stamp of approval of House Speaker Paul Ryan, he added to another dark chapter of his candidacy by upping his attacks on the heritage of a judge in a case involving Trump University.
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Judge Under Fire From Donald Trump Was Targeted by Mexican Drug Cartel  —  For much of a year, Gonzalo P. Curiel, then a federal prosecutor in California, lived officially in hiding.  —  He hunkered down for a while on a naval base and in other closely guarded locations under the protection of United States marshals.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
That's Interesting  —  This New York Times article says that Judge Curiel's father Salvador arrived in the United States in the 1920s, eventually become a citizen and working as a steelworker.  Trump's mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, arrived in the United States from Scotland in 1930.
Discussion: alan.com and The Week
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Ryan blasts Trump for attacks on Trump U judge
Discussion: ABC News, The Week and Newser
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Paul Ryan: “I Completely Disagree” With Trump's Attack On Federal Judge
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Washington Post:
Ugly, bloody scenes in San Jose as protesters attack Trump supporters outside rally  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. —Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in downtown San Jose spun out of control Thursday night when some demonstrators attacked the candidate's supporters.
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Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
Protesters punch, throw eggs at Trump supporters in San Jose  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A group of protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters who were leaving the presidential candidate's rally in San Jose on Thursday night.  A dozen or more people were punched, at least one person …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Statement on Emmett Rensin  —  On Thursday night, Emmett Rensin, the deputy editor of Vox's first person section, sent a series of tweets that, among other things, urged people to riot if Donald Trump comes to their town.  —  We at Vox do not take institutional positions on most questions …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Vox editor: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot; Update: Vox suspends Rensin  —  Golly, mightn't this play hob with the accusation that Donald Trump is the one inciting riots?  Vox's “deputy first person editor” Emmet Rensin took to Twitter last night to declare that …
Joe Concha / Mediaite:   Vox Founder Ezra Klein Disturbingly Silent After His Editor Encourages Riots at Trump Rallies (UPDATED)
Lindsey Ellefson / Mediaite:
Trump Says Clinton Made Up Quotes About Him So She Provides Links to Every Single One  —  Yesterday, Hillary Clinton gave a speech on foreign policy that was a direct attack on Donald Trump, whose own foreign policy knowledge is lacking in such a way that CNN has now chosen to fact-check …
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New York Post:   Clinton's warnings about Trump actually describe ... her
Nick Gass / Politico:
Albright: ‘Nobody is going to die’ from Clinton emails
Discussion: The Hill, ABC News and Hot Air
Media Matters for America:
The Hill Dumps Dick Morris After He Takes Job At National Enquirer  —  The Capitol Hill-based newspaper The Hill has dropped laughingstock Dick Morris as a columnist after he signed on with the National Enquirer as its chief political correspondent.  —  In a statement to Media Matters …
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PR Newswire:
The National ENQUIRER Names Dick Morris Chief Political Commentator And Contributor  —  The National ENQUIRER today announced that renowned Author and Political Commentator Dick Morris would be joining the magazine in the role of Chief Political Commentator & Correspondent.
John Harper / Plain Dealer:
Victim's father attacks convicted East Cleveland serial killer Michael Madison minutes after sentencing  —  Van Terry, father of Shirellda Terry, one of serial killer Michael Madison's three victims, attacks Madison in court during sentencing.  Madison is accused of killing three women …
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Derek Schofield / Guardian:
Dave Swarbrick obituary  —  Folk musician, singer and songwriter who was a member of Fairport Convention  —  The folk music fiddler Dave Swarbrick, who has died aged 75, was a formidable and intuitive musician who first made his mark with the Ian Campbell Folk Group in the early 1960s.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Imogen Tilden / Guardian:
Fairport Convention's Dave Swarbrick dies at 75
Neil Eggleston / Blog Daily Listings RSS:
President Obama Has Now Commuted the Sentences of 348 Individuals  —  Today, the President announced 42 additional grants of clemency to men and women serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws.  The individuals receiving a presidential commutation today …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Nikki Haley links Trump's rhetoric to Charleston church shooting  —  South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is sharpening her criticism of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  —  , linking his rhetoric to the 2015 shooting at a black church in Charleston, S.C.
Chris Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Rose McGowan Calls Out ‘X-Men’ Billboard That Shows Jennifer Lawrence Being Strangled  —  “There is a major problem when the men and women at 20th Century Fox think casual violence against women is the way to market a film.”  —  As 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse stormed theaters over the long weekend …
Guy Kovner / Santa Rosa Press-Democrat:
Skydiving outfit in contact with Bernie Sanders' campaign for Cloverdale rally  —  Cloverdale, Sonoma County's northernmost city, was abuzz with excitement Thursday over presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' planned rally Friday at the town's airport.  But just how he will arrive was the subject of rampant speculation.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Id That Ate the Planet  —  On Tuesday the political arm of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of America's most influential environmentalist groups, made its first presidential endorsement ever, giving the nod to Hillary Clinton.  This meant jumping the gun by a week …
Reuters:
Clinton opens up double-digit lead over Trump nationwide: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  NEW YORK Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton has opened up a double-digit lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, regaining ground after the New York billionaire briefly tied her last month …
Discussion: Political Wire
KWTX-TV:
Question leads to awkward interruption during Starr interview  —  WACO, Texas (KWTX) A question during News 10's interview with former Baylor Chancellor and President Ken Starr about a rape victim's email that was sent to his office and to several other officials led to an awkward interruption during …
New York Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Staten Island teen dies from asthma fleeing racist crew waving gun; 'I'm gonna shoot you, n—  !'  —  Dayshen McKenzie died while running for his life.  —  The black Staten Island teen, fleeing what witnesses described as a mostly white crew shouting racial epithets and waving a gun …
 
 
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Dems on FEC vote to regulate political jokes
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Brian Ross / ABC News:
Trump University Script Tells Students to Inflate Income
Discussion: New York Magazine
Claire Z. Cardona / Crime Blog:
Groom-to-be paid 2 convicted sex offenders to kill Rowlett mother, police say
The Daily Beast:
Trump Aide: Hillary Couldn't Tell Truth Even If Waterboarded
Nick Gass / Politico:
Michelle Obama trashes Trump: ‘That is not who we are’
Discussion: Towleroad
 Earlier Items: 
James Arkin / Associated Press:
GOP Groups Not Spending on Sen. Kirk in Illinois
Dan Christensen / Florida Bulldog:
Miami U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI accused of spying on defense in Medicare fraud case
Discussion: Mother Jones
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Democratic insiders to Bernie: Win California or get out
Discussion: whorunsGov and Hot Air
Dave Spencer / WJBK-TV:
Woman inherits thousands - but bank blocks her from accessing cash
Discussion: Raw Story and The Root
Gil Troy / Politico:
How an Outsider President Killed a Party
Discussion: The Week and neo-neocon