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11:05 AM ET, June 21, 2016


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New York Times:
Donald Trump Starts Summer Push With Crippling Money Deficit  —  Donald J. Trump enters the general election campaign laboring under the worst financial and organizational disadvantage of any major party nominee in recent history, placing both his candidacy and party in political peril.
Alana Abramson / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Clobbers Donald Trump in Fundraising, Reports Show  —  Donald Trump was considerably out-fundraised by opponent Hillary Clinton last month as he kicked off his general election campaign.  —  Financial disclosure documents show Hillary Clinton raised $19.7 million in May …
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 …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's May fundraising totals are disastrously bad  —  Donald Trump's campaign raised $3.1 million in May and ended last month with $1.3 million in the bank, a remarkably poor showing that will only heighten Republican concerns about his ability to run a serious general election campaign …
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:   Trump Said He Had ‘More Cash Than Any Campaign In The History Of Politics.’ That Was A Huge Lie.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
After Months of Loyalty, Trump Finally Decided to Fire His Campaign Manager After a Bad Answer at a Meeting
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
RNC head: Trump's staff shakeup shows ‘seriousness’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Trump entered June with just $1.3 million in the bank, while Clinton sat on $42 million war chest
Howard Dean / CNN:   How Clinton can redraw the map
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Trump getting crushed by Clinton money machine
Discussion: The Atlantic and Raw Story
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Clinton to paint Trump as reckless and misguided in economy speech
Discussion: Politico
Associated Press:
Trump's campaign cycles $6 million into Trump companies
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump reboots flailing campaign
Discussion: Washington Post and Heat Street
Gabriel Malor / The Federalist:
Democrats Tanked Gun Control To Up Their Election Chances  —  On Monday evening, Senate Democrats put party over principle in rejecting common-sense, reasonable gun control measures.  After the mass murder at Orlando gay club Pulse, Sen. Chris Murphy and his colleagues staged a flashy talk …
Poll: Clinton tops Trump, but neither prompts excitement  —  (CNN)Democrat Hillary Clinton tops Republican Donald Trump by a 47% to 42% margin in the race for the presidency, according to a CNN/ORC Poll released Tuesday, and just 22% of registered voters say their minds could change between now and November.
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
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Secret Service veterans denounce anti-Clinton tell-all book  —  The author of a new tell-all book about Hillary Clinton could never have seen any of what he claims — he was too low-ranking — say several high-level members of Secret Service presidential details, including the president …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Secret Service Agent Book: Raging Hillary Clinton Threw Bible at Agent's Colleague  —  Hillary Clinton once threw a Bible at the back of a Secret Service agent's head, part of a pattern of unhinged rage that the now-presumptive Democratic nominee exhibited, as exposed …
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Will Trump Swallow the G.O.P. Whole?  —  Inside the identity crisis roiling the Republican Party.  —  Every week or so during the spring, I met with Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, at the party headquarters on Capitol Hill.  We fell into a familiar routine.
Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton seeks rock-star convention lineup  —  Democratic operatives planning next month's national convention in Philadelphia have reached out to Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award-winning writer and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” about performing at the Wells Fargo Center, sources told POLITICO.
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
Mari A. Schaefer /
Police seeking information in assault at Geno's Steaks  —  Philadelphia police are looking for five men in connection with an assault outside Geno's Steaks on June 11.  —  The men, all caught on surveillance video, fled in two cars - a dark colored pickup truck and an SUV - both with New Jersey license plates.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Benghazi panel misses self-imposed deadline to issue report  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Benghazi Committee missed a self-imposed deadline to issue a report “before summer,” the latest setback for a probe that has gone on for more than two years and drawn scorn from Democrats …
Discussion: Guardian
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
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:
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
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 …
George Soros / Guardian:
The Brexit crash will make all of you poorer - be warned  —  My 60 years of experience tells me the pound will plummet, along with your living standards.  The only winners will be speculators  —  avid Cameron, along with the Treasury, the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund …
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.
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Times
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:
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