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9:00 AM ET, June 11, 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 …
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Romney retreat puts spotlight on Trump's fundraising problem in critical stretch  —  Park City, Utah (CNN)Republican fundraisers are beginning to fret that Donald Trump does not comprehend the enormity of the challenge before him, warning that if he fails to execute the basic tasks …
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.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Romney rips Trump, but won't run as independent … Mitt Romney launched a new attack on now-presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump  —  Friday, but is standing by his decision not to jump into the race as a third-party candidate.  —  “I think you're not going to find a credible candidate actually running …
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
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 …
New York Daily News:
Don King denies Donald Trump endorsement: 'I'm endorsing the people'
Discussion: Heat Street and Mediaite
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:   Trump fends off criticism: ‘In fact, I am the least racist person’
Jim Newell / Slate:
Democrats Will Rally Around Hillary Clinton  —  Destroying Donald Trump is just too fun.  —  “We know that brother Trump is a narcissistic neofascist!”  Cornel West told a crowd of Bernie Sanders supporters here in Washington on Thursday, hanging onto the last syllable for crowd-riling effect.
Discussion: The Hill, Hullabaloo and Salon
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in White House race: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Hill and Liberal Values
Nicki Rossoll / ABC News:
Donald Trump Fires Back at Elizabeth Warren With Past Critique of Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Politico, TruthFeed and Mediaite
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Graham defends Trump's ‘Pocahontas’ insult against Warren
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
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 …
Kate Irby / Fresno Bee:
What does Brock Turner's mom have to say?  —  In a letter to the judge, his mother writes about how awful it is that he'll have to register as a sex offender  —  But she doesn't mention the victim once  —  No one in Brock Turner's immediate family believed he deserved jail time after he was convicted …
Dawn Foster / Guardian:
The Queen's birthday has unleashed a pernicious new patriotism  —  This weekend's street parties are a front for a middle-class nationalism that celebrates the cruelty of austerity, and recasts the British empire as a force for good  —  f you're reading this, it's too late.
Discussion: Tim Worstall
Rabbi Michael Lerner Brings Down The House At Muhammad Ali's Funeral  —  Berkeley-based rabbi Michael Lerner spoke as a representative of the Jewish faith at Muhammad Ali's memorial service in Louisville today, and delivered a fiery sermon calling for a litany of social change …
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
Will This Guy Shut Off the Lights in the Sanders Campaign?  —  Twenty-eight years ago, Jeff Weaver was a lowly campaign aide driving an obscure left-wing Congressional candidate around Vermont in a Yugo.  —  Now, Mr. Weaver is well known enough from his stinging appearances in the press and on television to be slammed by Cher.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Clinton's third-term dilemma  —  faces a unique dilemma on the 2016 campaign trail: How much to embrace President Obama, and how much to run away from him.  —  Obama remains a relatively popular figure, with a 51 percent approval rating from Gallup and a 90 percent approval rating among Democrats.
Discussion: 89.3 KPCC
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 …
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Air Force has lost 100,000 inspector general records  —  The Air Force announced on Friday that it has lost thousands of records belonging to the service's inspector general due to a database crash.  —  “We estimate we've lost information for 100,000 cases dating back to 2004,” …
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
Ines de la Cuetara / ABC News:
High-Profile GOP Donor Meg Whitman Indicates She Is Likely to Support Hillary Clinton, Say Sources  —  Republican donor Meg Whitman, the high-profile Hewlett Packard Enterprise president and CEO, indicated at Mitt Romney's closed-door summit on Friday that she would likely be supporting Hillary Clinton …
Discussion: Politico, Political Wire and AOL
Brad Brooks / Reuters:
Exclusive: Studies find ‘super bacteria’ in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches  —  Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant “super bacteria” off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5.
Discussion: RT
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Feds warn against releasing Clinton aide's immunity deal  —  The Justice Department is pushing to keep the terms of an immunity agreement with a former IT aide to Hillary Clinton  —  under seal, warning that release of the documents could undermine its ongoing investigation connected to Clinton's private email server.
Discussion: RedState and Allen West Republic
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).
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 …
Christopher Moraff / The Daily Beast:
DEA Wants Inside Your Medical Records to Fight the War on Drugs  —  The feds are fighting to look at millions of private files without a warrant, including those of two transgender men who are taking testosterone.  —  Marlon Jones was arrested for taking legal painkillers …
Discussion: TalkLeft, Boing Boing and The Week
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.
Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?  —  A new study supports what a small group of military researchers has suspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain.  —  In early 2012, a neuropathologist named Daniel Perl was examining a slide of human brain tissue …
Discussion: Washington's Blog
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
Charges dropped against Bridgeport man in Worcester grave-robbing case
Discussion: FOX 61 and Associated Press
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
GOP surprises with push for smaller ObamaCare changes
Discussion: Hot Air
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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 Earlier Items: 
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Petraeus, Mark Kelly form new gun control group
Discussion: Bearing Arms and Hullabaloo
How DNA helped a mom find her kidnapped son 21 years later
Discussion: Associated Press, NPR and NBC News
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)
Discussion: AOL, USA Today and TVNewser
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