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9:50 AM ET, June 15, 2016

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Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Top Republicans join Obama in condemning Trump's words  —  Top Republicans joined with President Obama and other Democrats Tuesday in sharply condemning Donald Trump's reaction to the nightclub massacre in Orlando, decrying his anti-Muslim rhetoric and his questioning of Obama's allegiances …
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Kenneth R. Timmerman / The Hill:
Political correctness to blame for Orlando massacre  —  The FBI placed Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, 29, on its terrorist watch list in 2013 after co-workers reported that he had made “inflammatory comments” they felt showed his sympathies for terrorist groups.
Discussion: The Federalist
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
In scathing remarks, Obama hits Trump head-on over radical Islam … President Obama lashed out at Donald Trump  —  on Tuesday, criticizing his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States and his attacks on the White House's handling of the war on terror.
Discussion: Washington Post and Instapundit
Leslie Odom Jr / CBS News:
Gauging Americans' views on Orlando mass shooting  —  By Anthony Salvanto, Fred Backus, Sarah Dutton andJennifer De Pinto  —  A majority of Americans view the mass shooting over the weekend in Orlando, Florida as both an act of terrorism and a hate crime.  They are divided over whether U …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CBS Boston
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Hill Republicans despondent over Trump
Discussion: NBC News and Washington Post
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Negative views of Donald Trump just hit a new campaign high: 7 in 10 Americans  —  In the latest sign Americans are dreading their general election options — and particularly one of them — negative views of Donald Trump have surged to their highest level of the 2016 campaign, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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ABC News:
Trump's Unfavorables Spike, But Clinton's Challenged, Too (POLL)  —  Seven in 10 Americans see Donald Trump unfavorably in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, up 10 points in just the past month to a new high since he announced his candidacy for president.  But Hillary Clinton reached a new high for unfavorability as well, 55 percent.
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.
Christal Hayes / Orlando Sentinel:
Deputies: Gator drags child into water near Disney's Grand Floridian  —  Helicopters hover over the water next to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Picture courtesy Twitter user @Menardness.  —  Privacy Policy  —  Deputies are searching for a young child who was dragged into the water …
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CNN:
Alligator grabs toddler, drags him into lagoon at Disney hotel, police say  —  Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN)An alligator grabbed a 2-year-old boy and dragged him into a lagoon Tuesday night at a Disney hotel near Orlando as his father desperately tried to save him.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Sanders still in the race after meeting with Clinton … is staying in the Democratic presidential race after meeting with rival Hillary Clinton  —  , the party's presumptive nominee, for nearly two hours at a Washington, D.C. hotel on Tuesday night.  —  Sanders and Clinton met …
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Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Clinton wins D.C. primary
Bloomberg:
Sanders Begins Setting Terms for Closing Out Democratic Race
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:   Sanders scripts his primary-season finale
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Donald Trump: I won't kick reporters out of White House press briefing room  —  While Donald Trump's campaign is refusing to give press credentials to reporters from The Washington Post and several other news outlets, he says the ban will not remain in effect if he is elected.
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Leslie Odom Jr / CBS News:
Trump: Obama “was more angry at me than at the shooter”
Discussion: Mediaite
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A Trump Rally in Greensboro “Anger in here is palpable”  —  in which a sane man live tweets insanity  —  Will be live tweeting from Trump's rally in Greensboro tonight.  I'm sure it'll be measured and thoughtful.  —  Jared Yates Sexton  —  Trump event like a security state.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Daily Caller:
DHS Secretary: Right-Wingers Pose Same Threat As Islamic Extremists  —  One month after the San Bernardino terrorist attack that left 14 innocent people dead, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told advisors that right wing extremists pose just as much of a threat to the country as Islamic extremists.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller
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J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Now Peter Thiel's Lawyer Wants to Silence Reporting on Trump's Hair [Updated]  —  Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave?  A Gawker Investigation Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave?  A Gawker Investigation Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave?  A Gawker I
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Battleground boss: Clinton leads Trump across swing-state map  —  Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in the 11 pivotal states likely to determine the outcome of this year's presidential election, according to the debut of POLITICO's Battleground States polling average.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Bill Clinton: More people would have died if clubgoers were armed  —  said Tuesday that more people would have died in the terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando over the weekend if clubgoers had been armed and shot back at the lone gunman.  —  In an interview with Bloomberg TV …
Discussion: MichelleMalkin.com
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
House GOP leaders block LGBT vote after Orlando shooting  —  House GOP leaders won't allow a vote this week on a proposal to ensure that federal contractors can't discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  —  Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), who is gay …
CNN:
Anderson Cooper grills Bondi on LGBT support  —  CNN's Anderson Cooper asks Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi about her role and fight against the LGBT community.  Source: CNN
Discussion: Naked Politics
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Anderson Cooper absolutely grilled Florida's GOP attorney general over her support for LGBT people
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
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
How the NRA and conservatives have perverted the meaning of the right to bear arms.
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Inside Louisiana's Blockbuster Medicaid Expansion Roll Out  —  Louisiana's Medicaid expansion marked a major breakthrough for Obamacare as the first state in the Gulf South to opt into the program, a move only possible after Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards won the governor's mansion last year.
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
 
 
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Daily Mail:
‘ISIS terrorist’ Omar Mateen's father blames gay nightclub's poor security for not stopping …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Newt slams Obama's ‘attitude’
Discussion: Breitbart
Reno Gazette-Journal:
Ralston Reports: Small turnout creates big ripples
Discussion: Washington Post
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Trump: U.S. troops stole money in Iraq
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Nobuhiro Kubo / Reuters:
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Rick Perlstein / New Republic:
It goes way, way back  —  The schism between Hillary Clinton …
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 Earlier Items: 
Tom Parfitt / Daily Express:
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Discussion: Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch
Rich Zeoli / CBS Philly:
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Discussion: Breitbart
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Discussion: Mashable
Maggie Severns / Politico:
Virginia's Forbes loses GOP House primary after redistricting