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9:40 AM 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 …
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.
Nicky Woolf / Guardian:
Mitt Romney may vote Libertarian, as GOP criticism of Trump deepens
Discussion: The Week and New York Times
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: Hullabaloo, The Hill and Salon
New York Daily News:
Don King denies Donald Trump endorsement: 'I'm endorsing the people'
Discussion: Heat Street and Mediaite
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in White House race: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Hill and Liberal Values
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:   Trump fends off criticism: ‘In fact, I am the least racist person’
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
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.
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
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 …
Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
Jury convicts Alabama House speaker on 12 ethics charges
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
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
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 …
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
Nicki Rossoll / ABC News:
Donald Trump Fires Back at Elizabeth Warren With Past Critique of Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Politico, TruthFeed and Mediaite
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 …
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 …
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,” …
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
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 …
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
Joshua Holland / Rolling Stone:
After Bernie, Does the Left Need a Rethink?  —  What to make of the fact that Sanders ran the campaign progressives have been dreaming of for years, and lost  —  For as long as I can remember, there's been a deeply held belief on the American left that if a Democrat would only stop pandering …
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
Weekly Standard:
The Diversity Profession  —  Who knew hush money could be so loud?  —  In May, Tennessee lawmakers banned all funding for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  The $436,000 that had been budgeted for the office will instead be put toward scholarships for minority students in engineering.
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Feds warn against releasing Clinton aide's immunity deal
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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:
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Discussion: Hot Air
Los Angeles Times:
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Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Egg producers pledge to stop grinding newborn male chickens to death
Discussion: Althouse
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Petraeus, Mark Kelly form new gun control group
Discussion: Bearing Arms and Hullabaloo
Juan Hernandez / Washington Post:
I'm voting for Donald Trump, so I went to see him speak. Protesters broke my nose.
Zachary Mider / Bloomberg:
David Koch Won't Fund Trump Coronation in Cleveland
Kevin Draper / Deadspin:
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Discussion: AOL, USA Today and TVNewser
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Jessica Toonkel / Wall Street Journal:
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Kyodo News:
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