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1:45 PM ET, June 10, 2016


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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 …
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.
Mark Davis /
This Time, Trump's Not the Problem  —  When Republicans have a severe communications mishap, all conservatives should be concerned about getting the situation righted as soon as possible.  —  If someone seeking to speak for all Republicans commits a seething unforced error …
The Hill:
Ryan under GOP fire for Trump remarks  —  is coming under criticism from Senate Republicans, many of whom prefer the way their leader, Mitch McConnell  —  , deals with the unconventional candidate.  —  McConnell, the Senate majority leader from Kentucky, has steadfastly declined …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Michael B. Mukasey / Wall Street Journal:
Trump, the Judiciary and Identity Politics
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Carson Defends Trump Judge Attacks: He Was ‘Talking Out Loud,’ Not ‘Thinking’
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.
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,” …
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Dueling Speeches in DC
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: I hope Clinton picks ‘Goofy’ Warren as VP
Discussion: ABC News
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Emails in Clinton Probe Dealt With Planned Drone Strikes  —  Some vaguely worded messages from U.S. diplomats in Pakistan and Washington used a less-secure communications system  —  At the center of a criminal probe involving Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information is a series …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
ABC: Did Hillary sell access to key national-security board for foundation donor?
Discussion: Daily Wire
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.
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 and Politico
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: CNBC and The Week
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Gawker Media files for bankruptcy
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.
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 …
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Trump drops, now trails Clinton
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's polling surge has faltered - and Democrats haven't even united
Discussion: CNN, Fox News and Hot Air
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.”
Ezra Klein / Vox:
A Republican senator just prayed that Obama's “days be few.” This is how the GOP got Trump.
Zeke J. Miller /
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
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.
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Trump doesn't have a national campaign.  So the GOP is trying to run one for him.  —  Katie Walsh, the Republican National Committee's chief of staff, was just a few hours from meeting with Donald Trump's new political director this week when the television outside her office blared the latest news breaking out of the Trump orbit.
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.”
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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
Tom Dyer / Watermark Online:
Positive Message: Bob Poe wants to put a face on HIV in Congress.
Scott W. Johnson / Weekly Standard:
‘Minnesota Men’ on Trial
Discussion: Power LinePower Line
Hope King / CNNMoney:
Facebook will delete a secret group of photos from your profile soon
Discussion: WRIC-TV
Dan Springer / Fox News:
Minimum wage, maximum mess in Oregon
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Democrats Will Learn All the Wrong Lessons From Brush With Bernie
Select Committee on Benghazi:
After Curious DOD Delays, Benghazi Committee Interviews ‘John from Iowa’
Discussion: RedState and Politico
Michelle Goldberg / Slate:
Leftists for Trump: What Is to Be Done About These Insufferable Nihilists?
Discussion:, Coffee House and Mother Jones
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
Discussion: The Verge and Instapundit

From Mediagazer:

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q1 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.6B, MAUs up 19% YoY to 615M, below 617.9M est., subscribers up 14% YoY to 239M, and a €168M operating income

Sara Fischer / Axios:
Puck hires veteran journalist and TV commentator John Heilemann as its chief political columnist and partner, as the outlet expands its presence in Washington

Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
PEN America cancels its 2024 literary awards ceremony, set for April 29, after months of protests over the organization's response to the war in Gaza

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