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5:45 PM ET, June 11, 2016

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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney loyalists' divisions over Trump spill out into the open at Utah summit  —  PARK CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney warned that a Donald Trump presidency could normalize racism, misogyny and bigotry in the national conscience.  Businesswoman Meg Whitman compared the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to Adolf Hitler.
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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 …
Ines Dela Cuetara / ABC News:
Mitt Romney Says a Donald Trump Presidency Would Lead to ‘Trickle-down Racism’  —  Mitt Romney said today he respected prominent Republicans who have decided to back Donald Trump, but he got visibly emotional explaining why he couldn't bring himself to do the same.  —  “These things are personal.
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 …
Julie Bykowicz / Associated Press:
Romney loyalists ponder a future with Trump
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Romney retreat puts spotlight on Trump's fundraising problem in critical stretch
Discussion: Guardian and NBC News
Arturo Garcia / Raw Story:
Mitt Romney rips Trump's ‘trickle down racism, trickle down bigotry, trickle down misogyny’
Discussion: CNN, The Last Refuge and Hit & Run
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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Brett T. / twitchy.com:
You won't find Pow Wow Chow recipes at Pocahontas.com, but you will find this  —  So, now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren — whose appeared to be on the same page with Bernie Sanders as far as fiscal policy — has endorsed Hillary Clinton, taken on Donald Trump on his home turf of Twitter …
Discussion: BizPac Review
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Pocahontas.com redirects to Warren campaign site
Discussion: Daily Wire
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.
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Trump's Virginia rally draws smaller crowd  —  's Friday night rally in Richmond, Va., appeared to draw a much smaller crowd than the presumptive GOP nominee's usual audience based on photos from the scene just before the rally's scheduled 8 p.m. start.  —  One reporter tweeted …
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 …
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.
Discussion: neo-neocon and alan.com
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 …
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 …
Jonathan Tilove / Austin Investigative News …:
In Texas, Donald Trump must rely on uncertain allies in state GOP  —  Highlights  —  George P. Bush is heading the state GOP election effort, but he isn't endorsing Trump.  —  One Trump supporter calls the choice of Bush to lead the state GOP campaign “baffling.”
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
House votes to condemn carbon tax  —  The House voted Friday to condemn a potential carbon tax, closing the door on a climate change policy popular in some conservative circles.  —  Lawmakers passed, by a 237-163 vote, a GOP-backed resolution listing pitfalls from a tax on carbon dioxide emissions …
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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Holly Ramer / Associated Press:
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Dawn Foster / Guardian:
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Phil Lewis / What I'm Reading:
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