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5:45 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.
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 …
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: Washington Monthly, CNN and Raw Story
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in White House race: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Hill
Mark Davis / Townhall.com:   This Time, Trump's Not the Problem
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  —  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 …
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.  —  Simultaneously, Gawker Media parent company Gawker Media Group announced that it had agreed …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Gawker, Filing for Bankruptcy After Hulk Hogan Suit, Is for Sale
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.
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 …
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Daily Mail:
White House calls FBI probe into Clinton's classified emails a ‘criminal investigation’ …
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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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Reihan Salam / Slate:
The Wall Street Journal Has Lost Its Mind
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 …
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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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.
David French / National Review:
Not a Single Republican Delegate Is ‘Bound’ to Donald Trump  —  Those who claim otherwise would evade responsibility for his nomination.  —  Let's begin with a simple proposition: As a matter of law and history, there is not a single “bound” delegate to the Republican National Convention.
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
4-in-10 GOP insiders want to derail Trump at the convention
Discussion: CNN
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.”
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: TVNewser, USA Today and AOL
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.
Deroy Murdock / Townhall.com:
For Never Trump, What Follows the French Mistake?  —  NEW YORK — Never Trump's trial balloon went the way of Waterloo.  —  Just days ago, Weekly Standard publisher Bill Kristol reportedly had found just the man to offer a third, conservative option beyond presumptive GOP nominee Donald J. Trump …
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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Juan Hernandez / Washington Post:
I'm voting for Donald Trump, so I went to see him speak. Protesters broke my nose.
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How DNA helped a mom find her kidnapped son 21 years later
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Willy Stern / Weekly Standard:
Missiles Everywhere  —  The next Israeli-Hezbollah conflict will be awful
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Toshiyuki Hayakawa / Washington Times:
Obama's strategy to thwart China in South China Sea showdown ‘almost entirely meaningless’
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump Once Said He Didn't Believe In Heaven Or Hell
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Emily Kirschenheuter / KRON4.com:
Court files show Brock Turner lied about drug use
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The Intercept:
Hillary Clinton Used Leadership PAC as “Slush Fund” in 2008-09
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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: Right Wing Watch, Politico and RedState
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Sanders surrogate blasts Warren: 'You don't get brownie points from me'
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton hires Sanders' top student organizer
 

 
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