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1:00 PM ET, June 11, 2016

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:   A Trump Presidency Just Got a Lot Less Likely — and a Lot More Terrifying
Nicky Woolf / Guardian:
Mitt Romney may vote Libertarian, as GOP criticism of Trump deepens
New York Times:
How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions  —  ATLANTIC CITY — The Trump Plaza Casino and Hotel is now closed, its windows clouded over by sea salt.  Only a faint outline of the gold letters spelling out T-R-U-M-P remains visible on the exterior of what was once this city's premier casino.
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Trump's ‘Pocahontas’ attack leaves fellow Republicans squirming (again)  —  It was a bad time for Sen. Cory Gardner to be caught in an elevator with a reporter.  Donald Trump had just referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as “Pocahontas” — again — and the Republican freshman …
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Jim Newell / Slate:
Democrats Will Rally Around Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Salon
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Graham defends Trump's ‘Pocahontas’ insult against Warren
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
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
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 …
Alan Blinder / New York Times:
Michael Hubbard, Alabama House Speaker, Is Convicted on 12 Felony Ethics Charges  —  Michael G. Hubbard, the speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, whose sharp-elbowed approach to politics propelled the Republican Party to dominance in his state, was convicted Friday on 12 felony ethics charges …
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Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
Jury convicts Alabama House speaker on 12 ethics charges
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
Joe Sutton / CNN:
‘Voice’ singer Christina Grimmie dies after shooting at Orlando concert  —  (CNN)Singer Christina Grimmie, who starred in NBC's “The Voice,” died early Saturday after a gunman shot her following a performance in Florida, authorities said.  —  A man armed with two guns walked …
Oliver Jj Lane / Breitbart:
Politically Correct Schoolgirls Cover Up Their Own Sex Attacks At Hands Of Migrants  —  Three teenage girls colluded to cover up sex assaults against them because they felt bad for their attackers and didn't want to see them “discriminated against”.  —  Pupils at the Herder school in Kassel …
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
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Donald Trump Wants Sports Stars, Not Politicians, on Convention Stage  —  RICHMOND, Va. — Donald J. Trump has some ideas for how to jazz up the Republican National Convention, and he previewed one at a rally here on Friday evening: a “winner's evening” of sports celebrities and champions addressing …
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Political Wire
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
For the Alt-Right, the Message Is in the Punctuation  —  The Anti-Defamation League added a new symbol this week to Hate on Display, its database of prominent white supremacist imagery.  It's called the “echo,” and it is used online to call attention to Jewish names in the news.
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
Gawker Is Bankrupt, And Now Liberals Are Pretending To Care About Free Speech  —  So Gawker and its owner Nick Denton filed Chapter 11 today to avoid paying Hulk Hogan the $140 million they owe him after losing an invasion of privacy trial.  The suit was funded by libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel …
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Roger Yu / USA Today:
Gawker files bankruptcy after Hogan lawsuit as Ziff Davis shows interest
Julia Moore / KDKF-TV:
Witnesses Say Man Lassoed Suspected Thief at Eagle Point Walmart  —  EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A man on a horse chased down and lassoed a suspected thief at the Eagle Point Walmart, according to witnesses.  —  Police say that a woman was yelling about her bike being stolen and a nearby man unloaded …
Discussion: BizPac Review
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Nick Morgan / Mail Tribune:
Horseback Hero  —  Eagle Point rancher lassos alleged bicycle thief
Discussion: fox8.com and Associated Press
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: alan.com and 89.3 KPCC
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.
New York Daily News:
Don King denies Donald Trump endorsement: 'I'm endorsing the people'  —  When it comes to endorsing Donald Trump, boxing promoter Don King is staying in a neutral corner.  —  King shot down the GOP presidential candidate's tweeted claim that the spiky-haired businessman was officially backing his White House run.
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CNN:
Florida AG sought donation before nixing Trump University fraud case
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Joshua Holland / Rolling Stone:
After Bernie, Does the Left Need a Rethink?
Brad Brooks / Reuters:
Exclusive: Studies find ‘super bacteria’ in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches
Discussion: Deadspin and RT
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Air Force has lost 100,000 inspector general records
Weekly Standard:
The Diversity Profession  —  Who knew hush money could be so loud?
Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?
Discussion: Washington's Blog
Christopher Moraff / The Daily Beast:
DEA Wants Inside Your Medical Records to Fight the War on Drugs
Discussion: TalkLeft, Boing Boing and The Week
Kate Irby / Fresno Bee:
What does Brock Turner's mom have to say?
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Deadspin:
Rabbi Michael Lerner Brings Down The House At Muhammad Ali's Funeral
Discussion: NO QUARTER USA NET
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Feds warn against releasing Clinton aide's immunity deal
Discussion: Allen West Republic and RedState
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
GOP surprises with push for smaller ObamaCare changes
Discussion: Hot Air
The Independent:
The most scaremongering arguments for Brexit
Peter Hancock / Statehouse Live Feed:
Poll shows Clinton leading in Kansas; broad dissatisfaction with Legislature
Discussion: Hot Air
 

 
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Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Google is rolling out a new AI-powered ad format that shows shoppers how items of clothing would look on different skin tones and body types

Thomas Buckley / Bloomberg:
Pixar lays off ~175 employees, or around 14% of its workforce, the biggest restructuring in Pixar's history, and plans to stop making original shows for Disney+

Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
Amid a dispute between music publishers and Spotify, the NMPA asks Congress to change copyright law to give rights holders more options to negotiate royalties

 
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