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8:55 PM ET, June 10, 2016

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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 …
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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 …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
A Trump Presidency Just Got a Lot Less Likely — and a Lot More Terrifying  —  Donald’s very good if very bad month.  —  In one sense, and one sense only, the events since Donald Trump became his party's presumptive nominee have been reassuring.  The ensuing weeks made clear that Trump …
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.
Washington Post:
Paul Ryan put in the hot seat about Trump endorsement at Romney summit  —  PARK CITY, Utah — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) faced tough questioning here Friday for his decision to endorse Donald Trump, and he tried to explain to an audience hostile to the New York mogul the factors that led him to back the presumptive GOP nominee.
Discussion: Hot Air and BizPac Review
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Unity Illusion  —  Paul Ryan says it's time for Republicans …
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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New York Daily News:
Don King denies Donald Trump endorsement: 'I'm endorsing the people'  —  When it comes to endorsing Donald Trump, boxing promoter Don King is staying in a neutral corner.  —  King shot down the GOP presidential candidate's tweeted claim that the spiky-haired businessman was officially backing his White House run.
Discussion: Heat Street and Mediaite
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Carson says Trump knows judge attack was wrong
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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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Gawker, Filing for Bankruptcy After Hulk Hogan Suit, Is for Sale
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Gawker files for bankruptcy and says it will sell the company to Ziff Davis or someone else
Fox News:
Despite Clinton claims, 2012 email had classified marking  —  EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton, from the moment her exclusive use of personal email for government business was exposed, has claimed nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time.  —  But a 2012 email released …
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Fox News:
White House confirms ‘criminal’ probe over Clinton emails, ‘shreds’ campaign claim
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's polling surge has faltered - and Democrats haven't even united
Nicki Rossoll / ABC News:
Donald Trump Fires Back at Elizabeth Warren With Past Critique of Hillary Clinton  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be ready to get into the general election battle, backing presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but the Massachusetts Democrat hasn't always been in Clinton's corner.
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite and TruthFeed
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James Hohmann / Washington Post:
Warren met with Clinton this morning, fueling VP speculation
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:
Love Field surveillance video shows rock-wielding attack, police-involved shooting  —  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.  —  The encounter, though brief, threw the airport into chaos …
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Claire Ricke / KXAN-TV:
Surveillance footage shows events leading to Dallas Love Field shooting
Discussion: WIAT-TV, KSNT-TV and KRON4.com
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: Hot Air and Political Wire
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
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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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 …
Daily Mail:
Stanford rapist 'took photograph of his victim's breasts during attack - and shared it with swim team friends who deleted it after his arrest', police believe  — Police suspect that Brock Turner, 20, photographed the 23-year-old woman he raped outside a Stanford frat house
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.
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 …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
GOP surprises with push for smaller ObamaCare changes  —  House Republicans are considering small-bore changes to ObamaCare even as they prepare to release an outline for replacing the entire law.  —  The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday held a hearing on five bills …
Discussion: Hot Air
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Graham defends Trump's ‘Pocahontas’ insult against Warren  —  (R-S.C.) waded into the battle between Donald Trump  —  on Friday, saying Trump's “Pocahontas” insult was funny.  —  “I thought it was funny,” Graham told reporters, asked if he thought the comparison is racist.
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
The Independent:
The most scaremongering arguments for Brexit  —  The ORB survey highlights the stark generational differences over the EU.  Seven out of 10 people aged 18-24 back Remain and 30 per cent Leave.  Support for Leave rises up the age scale to 64 per cent among those aged 55 and over (figures weighted for turnout).
Katie Johnston / BostonGlobe.com:
Muhammad Ali to be buried in Boston-made casket  —  When boxing legend Muhammad Ali is laid to rest in Louisville, Ky., Friday, he will be buried in a solid mahogany casket designed and manufactured at a small factory in East Boston.  —  New England Casket Co., founded by an Italian cabinet maker …
 
 
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Feds warn against releasing Clinton aide's immunity deal
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
Charges dropped against Bridgeport man in Worcester grave-robbing case
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Los Angeles Times:
Gov. Brown signs bill that could help immigrants get access to health insurance
Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Egg producers pledge to stop grinding newborn male chickens to death
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Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Petraeus, Mark Kelly form new gun control group
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 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Donald Trump Plans To Continue GOP Legacy Of Leading On Women's, Civil Rights …
Kevin Draper / Deadspin:
Sideline Reporter Gets Pretty Racist On Barstool Sports Broadcast (UPDATE)
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Willy Stern / Weekly Standard:
Missiles Everywhere  —  The next Israeli-Hezbollah conflict will be awful
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Deroy Murdock / Townhall.com:
For Never Trump, What Follows the French Mistake?
Emily Kirschenheuter / KRON4.com:
Court files show Brock Turner lied about drug use
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