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2:10 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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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.
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.
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.”
Mark Davis / Townhall.com:   This Time, Trump's Not the Problem
The Hill:
Ryan under GOP fire for Trump remarks
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Michael B. Mukasey / Wall Street Journal:
Trump, the Judiciary and Identity Politics
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Sen. Perdue offers prayer for Obama: ‘Let his days be few’
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Daily Kos
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Carson Defends Trump Judge Attacks: He Was ‘Talking Out Loud,’ Not ‘Thinking’
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
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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Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Sanders surrogate blasts Warren: 'You don't get brownie points from me'  —  is lashing out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren  —  after her endorsement of Hillary Clinton  —  , saying the senator hasn't done enough for progressives.  —  During a radio interview on SiriusXM's “Steele and Unger,” …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: I hope Clinton picks ‘Goofy’ Warren as VP
Discussion: ABC News
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Gawker files for bankruptcy and says it will sell the company to Ziff Davis or someone else  —  Gawker and Nick Denton say they won't pay Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel $140 million.  —  Asa Mathat  —  Peter Thiel is getting closer to his goal: Gawker Media has filed for bankruptcy protection …
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Peter Sterne / Politico:
Gawker Media files for bankruptcy  —  Gawker Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, in order to protect its assets from seizure by former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.  —  In March, Hogan won a $140.1 million judgment against Gawker Media, CEO Nick Denton and former Gawker.com editor A.J. Daulerio.
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 …
Discussion: The Week
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Gawker Files for Bankruptcy, Will Be Put Up for Auction
Discussion: RedState and CBS New York
Reihan Salam / Slate:
The Wall Street Journal Has Lost Its Mind  —  The advice it's giving Paul Ryan and the Republican Party is transparently absurd.  —  On June 2, Paul Ryan said he was backing Donald Trump because he believed the presumptive Republican nominee would help turn Ryan's policy ideas into reality.
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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 …
ABC News:
Ryan Spoke Privately to Trump About Controversial Judge Remarks
Discussion: CNN, RedState, Daily Wire and Politico
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.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton hires Sanders' top student organizer  —  Hillary Clinton's team is moving to shore up an area where she urgently needs help — the campaign has hired Bernie Sanders' director of student organizing to serve as her national campus and student organizing director, a Clinton official confirmed to POLITICO.
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Gingrich: Sanders staying in race because of Clinton FBI probe
Discussion: Political Wire and The Week
Daily Mail:
White House calls FBI probe into Clinton's classified emails a ‘criminal investigation’ …
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Majority thinks Clinton is lying about emails  —  American voters think Hillary Clinton put national security at risk by mishandling classified emails — and that she's lying about it.  —  By a 60-27 percent margin, they think she's lying about how her emails were handled …
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's polling surge has faltered - and Democrats haven't even united
Discussion: CNN, Fox News and Hot Air
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Trump drops, now trails Clinton
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: Shakesville
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.”
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
For Liberals, All's Fair When Starting a ‘Conversation’  —  Liberals go to extremes to start a dialogue.  —  C  —  onversations!  Glorious conversations!  What more can you ask for?  —  The other day, former CBS News darling Katie Couric was speaking at an event organized by something called “TheWrap.”
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.
 
 
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The Intercept:
Hillary Clinton Used Leadership PAC as “Slush Fund” in 2008-09
Philip Oltermann / Guardian:
No single market access for UK after Brexit, Wolfgang Schäuble says
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Washington Post:
After more than $1.6 billion in U.S. aid, Iraq's army still struggles
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Green Party candidate: Trump says ‘terrible things,’ Clinton does them
Discussion: RedState
Scott W. Johnson / Weekly Standard:
‘Minnesota Men’ on Trial
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Facebook will delete a secret group of photos from your profile soon
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Minimum wage, maximum mess in Oregon
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Nicole Auerbach / USA Today:
Former Stanford swimmer won't be eligible for USA Swimming events
Steven Shepard / Politico:
4-in-10 GOP insiders want to derail Trump at the convention
Discussion: CNN
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Clinton BlackBerry photo led to State official's query about email account
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Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Trump doesn't have a national campaign. So the GOP is trying to run one for him.
 

 
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Hadas Gold / CNN:
The News/Media Alliance asks the DOJ, the FTC, and California's AG for a probe into whether Google broke any laws when removing some links to CA news sites

Megan Specia / New York Times:
The US assures the UK that Julian Assange could seek US First Amendment protections and wouldn't face the death penalty or be persecuted for his nationality

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