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9:25 PM ET, June 14, 2016

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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Hill Republicans despondent over Trump  —  Senate Republicans have tried to work with Donald Trump.  They've offered gentle advice and firm guidance, hoping he'll morph into a general election candidate who won't kill their chances of keeping the Senate, or better yet, will give Hillary Clinton a run for her money.
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John Bresnahan / Politico:
Trump's terror response has Republicans fretting anew  —  Donald Trump's combative anti-terrorism speech Monday flouted the typical post-tragedy script and left Republican insiders fretting that the business mogul is unprepared to play a crucial presidential role: national healer.
CNN:
Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’  —  Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Tuesday unleashed a blistering verbal assault on Donald Trump and his “dangerous” proposal for a ban on Muslims entering the country, saying the suggestion violates …
U.S. ELECTIONS:
The Latest: Trump says Obama puts enemies ahead of allies  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):  —  Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is responding to criticism by President Barack Obama, saying the president puts U.S. enemies ahead of its allies and the American people.
Bloomberg:
Obama Assails Trump in Dispute Over Use of ‘Radical Islam’ Label  —  President says U.S. would ‘validate’ terrorists with label  —  Obama cites progress reducing ranks of Islamic State fighters  —  President Barack Obama angrily rejected Republicans' insistence that the U.S …
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Ryan breaks with Trump on Muslim immigrant ban
Discussion: Daily Kos and ABC News
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Florida gov: Obama hasn't called me since shooting
Discussion: Politico, RedState and Mediaite
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Has 12-Point Edge Over Trump in Bloomberg National Poll  —  Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened up a double-digit lead nationally over Republican Donald Trump, whose negatives remain unusually high for a presidential candidate amid early indications that the Orlando terrorist attack has had little direct impact on the 2016 race.
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Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Trump gains slightly on Clinton after Florida attack: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race has narrowed since late last week, according to the results of the first Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted since the Orlando shooting rampage on Sunday.
Washington Post:
President Obama's remarks on ‘radical Islam’ after Orlando shooting … SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA  —  OBAMA: I just met with my National Security Council as part of our regular effort to review and intensify our campaign to destroy the terrorist group ISIL.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Obama laces into Trump for whipping up terrorism fears
Discussion: New York Magazine, The Hill and Hot Air
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama Denounces Donald Trump for His ‘Dangerous’ Mind-Set
NBC News:
Omar Mateen's Wife Tried to Talk Him Out of Orlando Attack, Sources Say  —  The Orlando gunman's wife has told federal agents she tried to talk her husband out of carrying out the attack, NBC News has learned.  —  Omar Mateen's current wife, Noor, told the FBI she was with him when he bought ammunition …
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Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
FBI Will Look At Whether Conflicted Sexuality Played Role In Orlando Attack
CNN:
Omar Mateen: Investigators say Orlando gunman made surveillance trips to Disney, Pulse
CBS News:
War veteran saves dozens during Orlando nightclub shooting
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump  —  Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump …
Bloomberg:
Sanders Begins Setting Terms for Closing Out Democratic Race  —  Senator to stay in race until convention, spokesman says  —  Final Democratic primary held Tuesday in U.S. capital  —  With the last primary done, Bernie Sanders is negotiating an end to his fight with Hillary Clinton …
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MaryAlice Parks / ABC News:
Clinton and Sanders to Discuss Future of Democratic Party in Private Meeting
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and Hot Air
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:   Sanders Outlines The Changes He'd Like To See From The Democratic Party
Jeannie Nguyen / KVII:
Active shooter at Walmart on I-27 and Georgia  —  The Amarillo Police Department have confirmed an active shooter situation at the Walmart on I-27 and Georgia.  —  Police said they have not confirmed any gunshot victims at this time.  They said this appears to be a workplace-type incident.
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New York Daily News:
What is it like to fire an AR-15?  It's horrifying, menacing and very very loud  —  It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon.  —  One day after 49 people were killed in the Orlando shooting, I traveled to Philadelphia to better understand the firepower of military-style assault weapons and …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Anderson Cooper absolutely grilled Florida's GOP attorney general over her support for LGBT people … CNN's Anderson Cooper went after Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) hard in a one-on-one interview Tuesday, calling into question her status as a champion for LGBT Floridians given …
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Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Trump: 'I'm much better for the gays'  —  boasted Tuesday that he would be a better president than Hillary Clinton  —  for the LGBT community.  —  Trump criticized the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of money from countries, such as Saudi Arabia, that discriminate against the LGBT community.
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Poll: Most Voters Don't View Clinton's Nomination as Historic  —  Hillary Clinton's achievement of becoming the first woman to secure a major party's presidential nomination is viewed by four in 10 voters as a “historic moment” for the country, according to a new national poll by Morning Consult.
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Nick Gass / Politico:
National poll: Clinton lead grows over Trump
Discussion: Mediaite and ABC News
Bob Owens / Bearing Arms:
NARRATIVE FAIL: Orlando Islamic Terrorist Did NOT Use An AR-15  —  The anti-gun politimedia wasted no time at all demonizing the most common rifle in the United States as being the real villain of the Islamic terrorist attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  —  Newsweek screamed, “ORLANDO SHOOTING PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON AR-15 RIFLE.”
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Pat Robertson: Gays & Islamists Are Allies So ‘Let Them Kill Themselves’  —  Today on “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson reacted to the massacre at an Orlando gay club by making the absurd claim that liberal LGBT rights advocates have aligned themselves with radical Islamists and are now reaping what they have sowed.
David S. Cohen / Rolling Stone:
Why It's Time to Repeal the Second Amendment  —  “[It] needs to be repealed because it is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact,” says constitutional law professor  —  I teach the Constitution for a living.  I revere the document when it is used to further social justice and make our country a more inclusive one.
Discussion: The Resurgent
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Orlando Shows Us Our Very Scary Future  —  “I will say one thing,” Kevin Drum writes about the tragedy in Orlando.  “There is a big difference between an attack coordinated and carried out by a foe (Pearl Harbor, Pan Am 103, 9/11, Paris, etc.) and an attack by a lunatic who was inspired by something or other …
Discussion: Mother Jones
 
 
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Carlos Maza / Washington Post:
How to talk to a queer person who is afraid of dying
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Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Orlando Attack Is a Failure of Obama's ‘Politically Correct’ Policy, Analysts Say
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Nora Kelly / The Atlantic:
Live Coverage of the D.C. Presidential Primary
Discussion: NPR and Shakesville
Alan Cole / Tax Foundation:
Modeling the Estate Tax Proposals of 2016
Discussion: TheStreet.com and Hot Air
Michael Braun / The News-Press:
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Jeff Haldiman / Jefferson City News Tribune:
County won't fly flags at half-staff
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Nicholas Fondacaro / NewsBusters:
Florida Gun Store Owner Schools Media on How Buying a Gun Works in Press Conference
Discussion: Townhall.com
Andrea Bernstein / www.wnyc.org:
Christie's Destroyed and Missing Evidence is Like Nixon's Missing Tapes, Bridgegate Lawyers Say
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Alex Byers / Politico:
Court upholds Obama-backed net neutrality rules
Polly Toynbee / Guardian:
Brexit supporters have unleashed furies even they can't control
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