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6:50 PM ET, June 10, 2016

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Bloomberg:
McConnell: Donald Trump 'Doesn't Know a Lot About the Issues'  —  Despite his reservations, the Senate majority leader says he is still “comfortable” with Trump at the top of the GOP ticket.  —  haddadmedia  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that Donald Trump needs …
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Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in White House race: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 11 points in the U.S. presidential race, showing little change after she became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
Discussion: The Hill and Liberal Values
Ezra Klein / Vox:
A Republican senator just prayed that Obama's “days be few.”  This is how the GOP got Trump.  —  Want to know how Republicans ended up with Donald Trump?  This is how Republicans ended up with Donald Trump: … Sen. David Perdue is the junior senator from Georgia.
The Hill:
Ryan under GOP fire for Trump remarks
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's polling surge has faltered - and Democrats haven't even united
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Donald Trump: ‘I am the least racist person’  —  NEW YORK — On the way to interview Donald Trump at his office, I asked my taxi driver what he thought about the presidential candidates.  He said he was leaning toward Trump, but he'd been hearing that Trump was a racist, and if that were true …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Carson says Trump knows judge attack was wrong  —  In public, Donald Trump insists his racial attacks on an Indiana-born judge of Mexican descent have been “misconstrued.”  But in private, Trump concedes he made a mistake, according to Ben Carson, a top advisor and former rival for the Republican presidential nomination.
Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
The Next Two Weeks: Either Trump Or Unexpected Redemption Led by Wisconsin  —  Having spent the better part of this week suddenly fielding calls from donors and elected officials who've been otherwise adamant that I should give up and get on the Trump bandwagon, it is clear Trump …
New York Daily News:
Don King denies Donald Trump endorsement: 'I'm endorsing the people'
Discussion: Heat Street and Mediaite
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Biden blasts Trump's ‘racist’ attack on federal judge
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Gawker Media Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy  —  The online news site makes its move after suffering a $140 million judgment in the Hulk Hogan lawsuit.  —  Gawker Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a Florida judge issued a $140 million final judgment in favor of Hulk Hogan …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Gawker files for bankruptcy and says it will sell the company to Ziff Davis or someone else
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Gawker, Filing for Bankruptcy After Hulk Hogan Suit, Is for Sale
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Gawker Media files for bankruptcy
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
Warren met with Clinton this morning, fueling VP speculation  —  Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton met privately Friday morning, according to two knowledgeable Democrats, just hours after the Massachusetts senator formally endorsed the presumptive Democratic nominee.
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Nicki Rossoll / ABC News:
Donald Trump Fires Back at Elizabeth Warren With Past Critique of Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Politico and TruthFeed
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Sanders surrogate blasts Warren: 'You don't get brownie points from me'
Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board  —  Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department's professional staff.
Liz Farmer / Crime Blog:
Officer shoots rock-wielding man at Love Field to end domestic dispute; chaos disrupts flights  —  From staff reports, updated at 4 p.m.  —  A Dallas police officer called to break up a domestic dispute at Love Field shot a man Friday, after the man rushed at him with a large rock.
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Claire Ricke / KXAN-TV:
VIDEO: Shots fired at Dallas Love Field after domestic disturbance
Discussion: WIAT-TV, KSNT-TV and KRON4.com
Zeke J. Miller / TIME.com:
Hillary Clinton's general-election wakeup call came suddenly in May, when loud cursing erupted from her Brooklyn headquarters.  —  She had just begun a speech to union leaders in Las Vegas when every major cable network had decided to go live to an empty podium in North Dakota, where Donald Trump would soon appear.
Discussion: Politicus USA, Mediaite and Shakesville
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Unity Illusion  —  Paul Ryan says it's time for Republicans to unite with the presumptive nominee Donald Trump.  Sure, Trump says racist things sometimes and disagrees with most of our proposals, but Republicans have to go into this campaign as a team.  There has to be a Republican majority …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:   A Trump Presidency Just Got a Lot Less Likely — and a Lot More Terrifying
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Romney says Trump will change America with ‘trickle-down racism’  —  Park City, Utah (CNN)Mitt Romney suggested Friday that Donald Trump's election could legitimize racism and misogyny, ushering in a change in the moral fabric of American society.  —  The 2012 Republican nominee …
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
GOP Senator David Perdue Jokes About Praying for Obama's Death  —  The Georgia freshman quoted Scripture at a right-wing Christian confab to say the president's days should be short.  —  At a major event for conservative Christians this morning, a Republican senator joked about praying for President Obama's “days to be short.”
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Fox News:
White House confirms ‘criminal’ probe over Clinton emails, ‘shreds’ campaign claim  —  Perhaps it was an unguarded moment, but the White House has seemingly confirmed that the Justice Department is conducting a “criminal investigation” regarding Hillary Clinton's personal email use …
Zachary Mider / Bloomberg:
David Koch Won't Fund Trump Coronation in Cleveland  —  David Koch was one of the biggest backers of the 2012 convention.  —  zachmider  —  David Koch, one of the biggest backers of the 2012 Republican National Convention, won't support the party's next gathering in July where Donald Trump …
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
There's no evidence that Google is manipulating searches to help Hillary Clinton  —  There's a video making the rounds purporting to show that Google is suppressing the phrase “Hillary Clinton crimes” from autocomplete results, thereby boosting Clinton's candidacy.
Juan Hernandez / Washington Post:
I'm voting for Donald Trump, so I went to see him speak.  Protesters broke my nose.  —  This isn't how politics is supposed to work in the United States.  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Last Thursday, I left work about 5 p.m. and drove to the San Jose Convention Center to hear Donald Trump speak.
Peter Hancock / Statehouse Live Feed:
Poll shows Clinton leading in Kansas; broad dissatisfaction with Legislature  —  Kansans are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with their state government and with their choice of presidential candidates, according to a new poll released Friday.  —  But when given a choice between …
Discussion: Political Wire
Warner Todd Huston / Breitbart:
Canada's highest court has just ruled that some sex acts between humans and animals are legal.  —  In a quixotic ruling, the country's high court ruled that a man who was on trial for raping and sexually exploiting his own daughters wasn't guilty of “bestiality.”
Kevin Draper / Deadspin:
Sideline Reporter Gets Pretty Racist On Barstool Sports Broadcast (UPDATE)  —  Fox Sports Florida's sideline reporter for Tampa Bay Rays and Orlando Magic broadcasts, Emily Austen, went on Barstool Sports's daily Rundown show on Thursday, and proceeded to make a number of racist and anti-Semitic jokes.
Discussion: USA Today, TVNewser and AOL
Dan Springer / Fox News:
Minimum wage, maximum mess in Oregon  —  When Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a minimum wage bill into law in March, it was the highest statewide wage floor in the U.S. It was also the most convoluted, setting three different wages and raise schedules depending on the area's population.
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Donald Trump Plans To Continue GOP Legacy Of Leading On Women's, Civil Rights Against Racist, Sexist Democrats  —  Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States, tells Breitbart News he plans to continue the rich GOP tradition of standing …
 
 
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Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Graham defends Trump's ‘Pocahontas’ insult against Warren
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Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Petraeus, Mark Kelly form new gun control group
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Emily Kirschenheuter / KRON4.com:
Court files show Brock Turner lied about drug use
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Philip Oltermann / Guardian:
No single market access for UK after Brexit, Wolfgang Schäuble says
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Select Committee on Benghazi:
After Curious DOD Delays, Benghazi Committee Interviews ‘John from Iowa’
Discussion: Politico, Right Wing Watch and RedState
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton hires Sanders' top student organizer