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10:55 AM ET, June 13, 2016


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Florida Today:
Co-worker: Omar Mateen homophobic, ‘unhinged’ … A former Fort Pierce police officer who once worked with 29-year-old Omar Mateen, the assailant in an Orlando nightclub shooting that left at least 50 dead, said he was “unhinged and unstable.”  —  Daniel Gilroy said he worked the 7 a.m …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Trump refuses to modulate after Orlando massacre, raising GOP concerns about his temperament  —  THE BIG IDEA: The wee hours of Sunday morning brought the biggest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11 and the deadliest mass shooting in this nation's history.  —  What happened?
CBS News:
Orlando gunman's father posts new video message  —  The Orland gay club gunman's father has well-known anti-American views and is an ideological supporter of the Afghan Taliban.  A new message posted by the father on Facebook early Monday morning also makes it clear he could have passed anti-homosexual views onto his son.
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Obama: ‘We’ are to blame, not Islamic terrorism, for massacre  —  MORE FROM:  —  Omar Mateen called the cops to pledge his fealty to ISIS as he was carrying out his mass murderer in Orlando early Sunday morning.  Twelve hours later, the president of the United States declared that …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump attacks Obama: 'He's got something else in mind'  —  Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday, pointedly questioning Obama's lack of willingness to call the act “radical Islamic terrorism” …
Bednarz / City of Orlando:
Victims' Names  —  On this very difficult day, we offer heartfelt condolences to today's victims and their families.  Our City is working tirelessly to get as much information out to the families so they can begin the grieving process.  Please keep the following individuals in your thoughts and prayers.
Max Bearak / Washington Post:
Orlando shooting suspect's father hosted a political TV show and even tried to run for the Afghan presidency  —  The father of Omar Mateen, identified by police as the man behind the carnage at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, is an Afghan man who holds strong political views, including support for the Afghan Taliban.
David Wright / CNN:
Clinton: I'll say the words ‘radical Islamism’  —  Mayor: 50 dead in Orlando nightclub shooting  —  (CNN)Hillary Clinton reacted to the Orlando nightclub massacre in an interview Monday, labeling the tragedy a “terrorist attack” that was “at a minimum...inspired” by ISIS.
Discussion: National Review
Milo / Breitbart:
The Left Chose Islam Over Gays.  Now 100 People Are Dead Or Maimed In Orlando  —  Over 100 people have been killed or maimed at a gay dance club in Orlando by Omar Mateen, a Muslim terrorist.  How many more innocent gays need to die before we admit that America, and the world, has an Islam problem?
Discussion: Instapundit
Washington Post:
Shooter Omar Mateen's father says he's saddened by massacre, calls gunman ‘a good son’
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Orlando shooting exposes Donald Trump's biggest weakness: A total lack of empathy
Katy Tur / NBC News:
Trump's Tweets After Tragedy Often Strike Self-Congratulatory Notes
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
FBI interviewed Orlando shooting suspect 3 times
Jane Onyanga-Omara / USA Today:
Orlando shooter's employer G4S found nothing of concern
Matthew Hennessey / City Journal:
Take Off the Gloves  —  We're all on ISIS's kill list—what are we willing to do about it?
Pink Pistols:   Pink Pistols Saddened by Attack on Orlando Club
Orlando nightclub shooting: Omar Mateen was gunman, officials say
Melanie Garunay / Blog Daily Listings RSS:
President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
Occupied Territory  —  The Republican élite struggles over whether to resist Trump or capitulate.  —  Last month, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, and Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, met at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, two blocks from the Capitol.
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Clinton: I'm happy to say ‘radical Islamism’ … after he called for her to get out of the race for the White House because she did not use the words “radical Islam” in the wake of the Orlando, Fla. nightclub attack.  —  “I am not going to demonize and demagogue and declare war on an entire religion …
Discussion: TVNewser
ABC News:
Analysis: Trump and Clinton Contrasts in Orlando Response
Discussion: Associated Press
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Orlando gunman known to FBI shows difficulty of ‘lone wolf’ cases
Discussion: and The Nation
Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn  —  Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn's net cash.
Hugh Hewitt / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Senator Marco Rubio On The Orlando Terrorist Attack And Radical Islam's Reach Into America … Florida Senator Marco Rubio joined me on the program this morning to discuss Sunday's terrorist attack on the gay nightclub in Orlando:  —  06-13hhs-rubio  —  Transcript:
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Tamara Lush / Associated Press:
As the shootings unfolded, a horror for 1 mother via text
Discussion: Washington Post and Vocativ
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
ACLU lawyers blame ‘Christian right,’ GOP for Orlando terrorist attack
Discussion: Pamela Geller
Prayers aren't enough. The US needs fewer guns.
Discussion: Friendly Atheist
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats' surprising strategy to win the Senate: Be boring
Bruce Bawer / City Journal:
Brutal Realities  —  The only “shocking” thing about ISIS's attack …
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The frenzy over ‘campus rape culture’ is hurting real victims
Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:
Poll: Trump's unpopularity could swing Utahns to Hillary
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hot Air
Los Angeles Times:
Man with weapons and possible explosives arrested, was going to L.A. gay pride parade, sources say