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11:25 PM ET, June 20, 2016


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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
After Months of Loyalty, Trump Finally Decided to Fire His Campaign Manager After a Bad Answer at a Meeting  —  “What's your plan here?” the candidate asked Corey Lewandowski.  —  At around 9:30 Monday morning, Donald Trump and his adult children gathered for a regular strategy meeting at Trump Tower.
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Donald Trump Parts Ways With Corey Lewandowski, His Campaign Manager  —  Donald J. Trump is parting ways with his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, a move that comes as the presumptive Republican nominee faces challenges as it moves toward the general election.
First on CNN: Trump adviser resigns after mocking Lewandowski on Twitter  —  (CNN)A top adviser to Donald Trump resigned Monday after sending a mocking tweet about just-fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, a campaign source tells CNN.  —  Michael Caputo, a Trump adviser and head …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Real News Is Trump is Broke  —  As you can see, the news of the day is Donald Trump's firing of war-time campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.  Lewandowski never actually functioned as a campaign manager - more like what the modern campaign calls a body man or traveling press secretary.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump reboots flailing campaign  —  For months, senior adviser Paul Manafort spearheaded the effort urging Donald Trump to dial it back a little and pursue a more conventional tack that would keep campaign drama and controversy at a minimum.  —  Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski …
Nick Gass / Politico:
National poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7
Discussion: The Week
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Chris Murphy: ‘Republicans have decided to sell weapons to ISIS’  —  The leader of last week's 15-hour Senate filibuster to force action on guns said Monday that Democrats need to make gun control an “integral” part of their national security policy as they try to build a political movement to rival the National Rifle Association.
Discussion: Mediaite and Politicus USA
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Senate rejects gun control background check measures
Discussion: TalkLeft
Senate rejects series of gun measures
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Senate votes down closing ‘terror loophole’
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Senate rejects all gun bills
Discussion: Hit & Run
Donovan Slack / USA Today:
Senate blocks gun measures offered in wake of Orlando shooting
Discussion: Associated Press
FBI provides investigative update on Orlando nightclub massacre  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has provided the following update regarding the shooting in Orlando.  The text below, which includes a partial transcript of comments made by shooter Omar Mateen, are as provided by the FBI.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Joint Statement From Justice Department and FBI Regarding Transcript Related to the Orlando Terror Attack  —  The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued the following statement regarding the FBI's release of the transcript related to the Orlando shooting:
Fox News:
FBI, DOJ release new, full transcript of Orlando shooter's 911 call  —  Under pressure from Republican leaders, the Justice Department on Monday afternoon reversed itself and released a full, unredacted transcript of the Orlando terrorist's 911 call on the night of the massacre …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Under fire, FBI undeletes ISIL mentions in Orlando 911 transcript
Discussion: ABC News and Hot Air
Associated Press:
Authorities: Man at Vegas rally said he wanted to kill Trump  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer's gun so he could kill the candidate.  —  A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
UPDATE=> ILLEGAL ALIEN ARRESTED - Overstayed Visa - Tried to KILL DONALD TRUMP at Vegas Rally (VIDEO)  —  Anti-Trump protester Michael Sandford was arrested Saturday at Donald Trump's Las Vegas rally at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.  —  Sandford tried to grab a cop's gun.
Anna Giaritelli / Washington Examiner:   19-year-old man tried to kill Trump at Las Vegas rally, officials say
Nick Gass / Politico:
Authorities: Man at Las Vegas rally said he wanted to kill Trump
Discussion: ABC News
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Read Sonia Sotomayor's Atomic Bomb of a Dissent Slamming Racial Profiling and Mass Imprisonment  —  The Supreme Court issued an extraordinarily disappointing 5-3 decision on Monday in Utah v. Strieff, a Fourth Amendment case about police searches.  Yet the terrible ruling came with a bright spot …
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
In Searing Dissent, Sotomayor Calls Out Police Practices That Target Minorities
Discussion: Vox and Raw Story
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
End of conservative Supreme Court: Clarence Thomas may be next to leave
New York Post:
Why did the White House just humiliate Loretta Lynch?  —  Idiotic: That's the only word for the Obama administration's move to scrub references to Islam or ISIS from the transcripts of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen's calls.  —  Under an avalanche of ridicule, the Justice Department on Monday relented and released the full transcripts.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
A Tale of Two Parties  —  Do you remember what happened when the Berlin Wall fell?  Until that moment, nobody realized just how decadent Communism had become.  It had tanks, guns, and nukes, but nobody really believed in its ideology anymore; its officials and enforcers were mere careerists, who folded at the first shock.
Discussion: Salon and Vox
Tony Romm / Politico:
Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump.
Mohammed A. Malik / Washington Post:
I reported Omar Mateen to the FBI.  Trump is wrong that Muslims don't do our part.  —  We love America, too, and we're horrified by what our neighbor did.  —  Donald Trump believes American Muslims are hiding something.  —  “They know what's going on.  They know that [Omar Mateen] was bad,” he said after the Orlando massacre.
Jonathan Rauch / The Atlantic:
How American Politics Went Insane  —  It's 2020, four years from now.  The campaign is under way to succeed the president, who is retiring after a single wretched term.  Voters are angrier than ever—at politicians, at compromisers, at the establishment.  Congress and the White House seem incapable …
Discussion: Instapundit
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Howard Dean / CNN:
How Clinton can redraw the map
Rich Noyes / NewsBusters:
TV News Feasts on Trump Controversies While Ignoring Hillary's Scandals
Discussion: Washington Times
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Democratic Senator: People Getting The AR-15 Are “Buying It To Do Bad Things”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Trump Walks Back Remarks on Guns at Orlando Club After NRA Disagrees
Discussion: Mother Jones and xpostfactoid
The Texas Tribune:
At A&M, Diversity Increases Without Affirmative Action
Discussion: The College Fix
Donald Trump's hateful response to Orlando is un-American
Mother Jones:
The Trump Files: Watch Donald Say He Would Have Done Better as a Black Man
Discussion: Mediaite and Hullabaloo
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama jokes about joining LinkedIn
Discussion: The Verge
 Earlier Items: 
Krishnadev Calamur / The Atlantic:
The Immigration Battle at the Heart of Brexit
Discussion: Guardian
Associated Press:
Woman Charged With Threatening To Bomb South Florida Mosque
Jay Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Uranium Provides New Clue on Iran's Past Nuclear Arms Work
Teresa Boeckel / York Daily Record:
Pastor harassed over sign supporting Muslims
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
The Unabomber Claims Letters Written In His Name Are A Hoax
Discussion: Mediaite
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
‘God will finish the job’: Texas pastor prays for injured Orlando survivors to die
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Mediaite
NBC News:
United States of Trump
Discussion: Balloon Juice