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2:30 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.
Mark Davis / Townhall.com:   This Time, Trump's Not the Problem
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
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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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 and Joe.My.God.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Gawker Files for Bankruptcy, Will Be Put Up for Auction  —  Move comes after $140 million Hogan judgment is ruled to stand; auction to begin with $100 million bid from publisher Ziff Davis  —  Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy Friday and the company will be put up for auction after a judge ruled …
Discussion: RedState, CBS New York and Deadline
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.
CNBC:
Besieged Gawker Media files for bankruptcy protection
Discussion: LawNewz, Engadget and Recode
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
Yamiche Alcindor / New York Times:   Bernie Sanders Still Presses Battered Campaign Toward Washington Primary
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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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.
The Hill:
Ryan under GOP fire for Trump remarks
Discussion: CNN and Booman Tribune
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.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's polling surge has faltered - and Democrats haven't even united  —  Donald Trump's beloved polls have betrayed him.  —  Trump uses polls the way other people use love from a child or a good report card: as validation that all is right with the world and that he's doing okay.
Discussion: CNN, Fox News and Hit & Run
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Majority thinks Clinton is lying about emails
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Trump drops, now trails Clinton
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 …
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Daily Mail:
White House calls FBI probe into Clinton's classified emails a ‘criminal investigation’ …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Gingrich: Sanders staying in race because of Clinton FBI probe
Discussion: The Week
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
Steven Shepard / Politico:
4-in-10 GOP insiders want to derail Trump at the convention  —  After a rocky start to his general-election campaign, a sizable number of GOP insiders want the party to change the rules to short-circuit Donald Trump's nomination at the July national convention.
Discussion: CNN
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Emily Kirschenheuter / KRON4.com:
Court files show Brock Turner lied about drug use  —  PALO ALTO (KRON) — Court documents released on the Stanford rape case show that Brock Turner lied to Judge Aaron Persky about his drug use.  —  New pictures that were used during his rape trial show him smoking from a bong and drinking liquor.
Discussion: WSLS-TV
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Nicole Auerbach / USA Today:
Former Stanford swimmer won't be eligible for USA Swimming events
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.
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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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
Discussion: Samizdata
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
Discussion: Power LinePower Line
Dan Springer / Fox News:
Minimum wage, maximum mess in Oregon
Discussion: Townhall.com
 Earlier Items: 
Select Committee on Benghazi:
After Curious DOD Delays, Benghazi Committee Interviews ‘John from Iowa’
Discussion: RedState and Politico
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Clinton BlackBerry photo led to State official's query about email account
Discussion: The Verge and Instapundit
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton hires Sanders' top student organizer
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Trump doesn't have a national campaign. So the GOP is trying to run one for him.
 

 
From Mediagazer:

David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR suspended Uri Berliner for five days without pay, starting on April 12, after he wrote an essay accusing NPR of losing the public's trust

Todd Spangler / Variety:
TikTok signs a deal with ticketing provider AXS to let users buy tickets to live events in the US, UK, and more; TikTok has had a Ticketmaster deal since 2022

Lucy Craymer / Reuters:
New Zealand's Stuff Group signs a deal with WBD to provide WBD's New Zealand TV channel with a 6PM daily news program; WBD plans to close Newshub on July 5

 
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