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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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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 …
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.
Matthew DeFour / madison.com:
New Marquette poll: Clinton leads Trump, Feingold leads Johnson in Wisconsin
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton, Feingold leading; majorities have negative views of presidential candidates
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Favorability of Trump's GOP Lowest in Bloomberg Poll's History
John McCormick / Bloomberg:   Warren Is Top V.P. Pick for Clinton Supporters, Gingrich for Trump
Patrick Howley / Breitbart:
Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS  —  WASHINGTON, DC — Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.
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Justin Fishel / ABC News:
Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theory That Obama Supports ISIS  —  Donald Trump said today he was right to imply that President Obama is an ISIS sympathizer.  —  In an attempt to defend his controversial claims that the president supports the terrorist group, the presumptive Republican nominee tweeted …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Trump tweets story claiming ‘secret memo’ shows Obama supports ISIS  —  on Wednesday tweeted a link to an article that claims President Obama has indirectly supported the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), standing behind his remarks earlier this week that Obama might sympathize with terrorists.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Althouse
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Democrats mount gun control filibuster  —  Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) launched a talking filibuster on the Senate floor — which was quickly joined by fellow Democrats — in an effort to pressure Republicans to accept legislation that would deny suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and require universal background checks.
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NRA-ILA:
NRA Statement on Terror Watchlists  —  Fairfax, Va.— The executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement regarding terror watchlists:  —  We are happy to meet with Donald Trump.  The NRA's position on this issue has not changed.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Trump to meet with NRA about banning gun sales for terror watch list
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Exclusive: Rubio friend greenlights reelection bid  —  Friends for 20 years, Marco Rubio and Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera were at the scene of the Orlando massacre on Sunday when they had an unusually frank conversation about their political futures.
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Marco Rubio says he will reconsider leaving Senate
New York Times:
The Corrosive Politics That Threaten L.G.B.T. Americans  —  As families began planning funerals for the victims of Sunday's rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., gay Americans mourned a loss that extended beyond the lives cut short.  —  Omar Mateen shattered the tenuous …
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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.
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Maria Satira / WNCT-TV:
Female veteran responds to note left on car  —  CONCORD, N.C. (WNCT) - A woman's social media post goes viral when she responds to a note left on her car after she parked in a space dedicated to veterans.  —  Rebecca Landis Hayes was parked at a Harris Teeter in Concord this week and walked outside to find a note left on her car.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
What Obama Actually Thinks About Radical Islam  —  It is not a new practice for critics of President Obama to question his commitment to the fight against Islamist terrorism, but Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has cast doubt on Obama's commitment to this struggle in uniquely florid and bizarre ways.
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Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Obama's tantrum a striking display of failed leadership
Discussion: The Last Tradition
Kristin Murphy / KSL-TV:
Lt. Gov. Cox speaks at vigil for Orlando: ‘My heart has changed’  —  SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox addressed a vigil held Monday night to honor the victims and survivors of the mass shooting in Orlando.  Here is a transcript of his remarks:  —  Ladies and Gentlemen,
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story
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Kristin Salaky / Talking Points Memo:
GOPer Apologizes To LGBT Community At Orlando Vigil: ‘My Heart Has Changed’ (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Week
Ovetta Wiggins / Washington Post:
Gov. Larry Hogan says he doesn't plan to vote for Donald Trump  —  Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said emphatically Wednesday that he does not plan to vote for Donald Trump, his party's presumptive — and divisive — presidential nominee.  —  Although the first-term governor has repeatedly said he does …
Scott Fais / mynews13.com:
Mateen to News 13 producer: 'I'm the shooter.  It's me.'  —  Matthew Gentili, a producer at News 13, took a call from someone who claimed to be Omar Mateen, 45 minutes after the shooting at Pulse had begun.  —  ORLANDO —  In the midst of the chaos early Sunday morning at Pulse nightclub …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft  —  WASHINGTON — In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18.
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Hillary Clinton Thinks Women Should Be Included In The Draft
Dan McLaughlin / National Review:
How Bad Are Trump's National Polls?  Some History.  —  National polls remain a less-than-ideal way to measure the presidential horserace, but they are often the quickest way to compare where today's race stands to campaigns of the past.  We can compare where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand right …
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: Politico
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Dem senator: Anti-LGBT laws helped fuel Orlando shooter
Discussion: MSNBC and Washington Times
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump tells GOP leaders to ‘get tougher’  —  Donald Trump on Wednesday singled out Republican leaders, explicitly telling them to get tougher, sharper, smarter and quiet.  —  The presumptive Republican presidential nominee during an Atlanta rally threatened to win in November with or without …
Gawker:
This Looks Like the DNC's Hacked Trump Oppo File  —  A 200+ page document that appears to be a Democratic anti-Trump playbook compiled by the Democratic National Committee has leaked online following this week's report that the DNC was breached by Russian hackers.
Attitude Magazine:
Making history: Prince William appears on the cover of Attitude  —  On Thursday 12 May 2016, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge invited Attitude magazine to bring members of the LGBT+ community to Kensington Palace to hear their experiences of homophobic, bi-phobic and transphobic bullying …
David Cay Johnston / The Daily Beast:
New Evidence Donald Trump Didn't Pay Taxes  —  If the presumptive GOP nominee keeps hiding his returns, Congress could force him to show his hand with a one-line amendment to the tax code.  —  New questions about the integrity of Donald Trump's income tax returns, and new indications …
 
 
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