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8:10 PM ET, June 22, 2016

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Politico:
Full transcript: Donald Trump NYC speech on stakes of the election  —  Remarks as prepared for delivery.  —  Today I'd like to share my thoughts about the stakes in this election.  —  Story Continued Below  —  People have asked me why I am running for President.
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New York Times:
Donald Trump's Speech: What You Missed and Our Fact Checks  —  Donald J. Trump has had a rough week, overseeing a shake-up of his campaign staff and reporting a dismal fund-raising total.  The presumptive Republican presidential nominee looked to get things back on track on Wednesday …
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
7 Of The Biggest Fibs In Trump's Speech Attacking ‘World-Class Liar’ Clinton  —  Donald Trump laid out his line of attack against Hillary Clinton in a Wednesday speech, criticizing her failure to keep America “safe” as secretary of state and charging that she profited off global trade deals that hurt American workers.
Discussion: Washington Post and Balloon Juice
Nick Gass / Politico:
Brent Scowcroft endorses Hillary Clinton  —  Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser under Republican presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Wednesday.  —  “Secretary Clinton shares my belief that America must remain the world's indispensable leader …
Discussion: AOL
CNN:
John Lewis leads sit-in on House floor over guns  —  Washington (CNN)Georgia Rep. John Lewis is leading a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday to push Republicans to address gun violence in the legislative chamber.  —  Lewis wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan demanding that he keep …
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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Cameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in  —  Cameras covering the House floor were turned off on Wednesday as Democrats staged a sit-in to try to force a vote on gun control legislation.  —  House Republicans control the House and the cameras that feed C-SPAN, and said they would be kept off until the House was back in session.
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
C-SPAN circumvents House blackout on sit-in coverage
Discussion: Politico
Ben Weyl / Politico:
Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump's secret plan to quash a ‘Dump Trump’ convention plot  —  Donald Trump's campaign is preparing a sophisticated operation to fight back against resurgent plans by recalcitrant conservatives to deny him the nomination at next month's Republican National Convention.
Discussion: Hot Air and Hullabaloo
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
RNC member accuses party leaders of undermining Trump  —  An influential Republican National Committee official is rebuking his own party, accusing it of empowering anti-Donald Trump figures to play key roles at this summer's convention — and, potentially, to dislodge Trump.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump's stumbles fuel convention delegate revolt
Washington Post:
Marco Rubio will seek Senate re-election, reversing pledge not to run  —  Sen. Marco Rubio will announce Wednesday he will seek re-election to the Senate, reversing a pledge he made a year ago to either assume the presidency or return to private life in Florida, instantly transforming …
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Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Rubio: Concerns about Clinton — and Trump — influenced reelection decision
Discussion: Politico
Nick Gass / Politico:
Rubio explains why he won't campaign for Trump
Associated Press:
Emails: Key security features disabled on Clinton's server  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem with then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features …
Discussion: RedState and Political Wire
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Fox News:
Clinton IT specialist invokes 5th more than 125 times in deposition  —  Hillary Clinton IT specialist Bryan Pagliano invoked the Fifth more than 125 times during a 90-minute, closed-door deposition Wednesday with the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, a source with the group told Fox News.
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and RedState
Ken Nicholson / WRCB-TV:
“Make America White Again” campaign sign causing controversy in Polk Co.  —  A campaign sign in Polk County is stirring up a lot of controversy.  —  The sign, located off Highway 411 near Benton, says “Make America White Again” and was put there by Rick Tyler, an independent candidate …
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Orlando Sentinel:
Tim Tebow visits former teammate wounded during Pulse shooting  —  Tim Tebow visited former high school teammate Rodney Sumter, who was working as a bartender at Pulse nightclub and was wounded during a mass shooting at the venue.  Sumter has been recovering at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Obama-appointed judge strikes down federal fracking rule  —  A federal judge appointed by President Obama struck down the administration's regulation on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands on Tuesday, ruling that the Interior Department does not have congressional authority to regulate fracking.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Rush Limbaugh
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Camila Domonoske / NPR:
Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration's Fracking Rules
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump's top example of foreign experience: A Scottish golf course losing millions  —  Isaac Lennox, a local Scot, drives off the tee in May.  Trump International Golf Links sits among sand dunes on the Scottish coast north of Aberdeen.  Donald Trump opened the course in 2012, despite the steady complaints of neighbors.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and BuzzFeed
Leslie Patton / Bloomberg:
Burger King Jumps Into Snack-Brand Hybrids With Mac 'n Cheetos  —  Burger chain teams up with Frito-Lay to sell deep-fried snack  —  Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos have helped boost sales  —  Burger King, the restaurant chain backed by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett …
Discussion: Raw Story
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Partisanship and Political Animosity in 2016  —  Highly negative views of the opposing party - and its members  —  The 2016 campaign is unfolding against a backdrop of intense partisan division and animosity.  Partisans' views of the opposing party are now more negative than at any point in nearly a quarter of a century.
KABE-LP:
Orlando massacre was “revenge,” not terrorism, says man who claims he was gunman's lover  —  Mateen was “very sweet” and liked to be “cuddled,” the man told Univision.  But he was upset about the way gay men responded to him.  —  Man who claims he had sexual relations with Orlando gunman tells Univision …
CBS News:
DHS worker with top-clearance caught on verge of staging attack?  —  WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Department of Homeland Security employee with top-secret clearance was planning an attack at the agency's Washington headquarters when he entered the building with a gun …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Calls for Lynch to resign over claim that ‘love’ is best response to terror  —  Attorney General Loretta Lynch is getting a tongue-lashing from Republicans for her claim that “love” the best tool to fight terrorism.  —  “Our most effective response to terror and hatred is compassion …
Discussion: RedState and Mediaite
Salena Zito / The Hill:
Will ‘Pennsyltucky’ dance to Trump's tune?  —  OHIOPYLE, PA.- Judy and her husband Phil, who is in his 29th year of service in the military, along with three other couples who ventured from Pittsburgh to attend an annual craft beer festival held on the fringes of the Pennsylvania state park …
Bloomberg:
Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Won't Support Clinton  —  The Vermont senator says he'll work to defeat Trump, but has yet to endorse the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.  —  JoshuaGreen  —  In the two weeks since Hillary Clinton wrapped up the Democratic presidential primary …
Los Angeles Times:
‘Seismic strain’: Land around the San Andreas fault is rising and sinking, new earthquake research shows  —  A photo shows a valley eroded along the San Andreas fault in the Carrizo Plain.  (USGS)  —  Rong-Gong Lin II  —  For the first time, scientists have produced a computer image showing huge sections …
 
 
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