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12:40 AM ET, June 23, 2016

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Alex Pareene / Gawker:
The Democrats Are Boldly Fighting For a Bad, Stupid Bill  —  After Democrats in the Senate staged a filibuster in support of gun control measures, their colleagues in the House have begun a “sit-in” aimed at embarrassing Republicans into allowing a vote on a measure that would restrict …
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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 …
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Paul Ryan: House sit-in on guns is a ‘publicity stunt’
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Ben Weyl / Politico:
Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote
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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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.
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 …
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, Mediaite and Hot Air
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Brandon Cockerham / Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch Releases State Department Inspector General Investigation Records Related to Hillary Clinton Emails  —  (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today announced it obtained U.S. State Department records referenced in the May 2016 State Department's Office of the Inspector General …
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Gateway Pundit
Fox News:
Clinton IT specialist invokes 5th more than 125 times in deposition
Discussion: TheBlaze.com, Hot Air and RedState
Karoli Kuns / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Paul Ryan Is Trying To Shut Down Live Streams From Sit-In  —  Speaker Paul Ryan shut off the camera feed from the House floor and then turned off the microphones, but the sit-in continued, with representatives using their phones to stream video of the speeches.  Video which C-SPAN has been streaming live via Periscope and Facebook.
Discussion: The Week, Washington Post and Daily Kos
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Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
C-SPAN circumvents House blackout on sit-in coverage
CBS Miami:
The Making of Patrick Murphy  —  MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Today Congressman Patrick Murphy is on the fast track to the United States Senate.  After just three years in the House, the Democrat from West Palm Beach is the anointed star of his party, enjoying the full-throated backing of President Barack Obama …
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.
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
RNC member accuses party leaders of undermining Trump
Discussion: The Week, Hot Air 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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Sophia Tesfaye / Salon:
Trump-inspired Tennessee candidate for Congress erects “Make America White Again” billboard, draws boycott
Discussion: Gawker and WTVC-TV
Nick Gass / Politico:
Rubio explains why he won't campaign for Trump  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not campaigning with Donald Trump in the battleground state of Florida, but he says he has his reasons.  —  “It's not that I'm looking to undermine him, but I think the differences between us on key issues …
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Washington Post:
Marco Rubio will seek Senate re-election, reversing pledge not to run
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Rubio: Concerns about Clinton — and Trump — influenced reelection decision
Discussion: Politico
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
ACLU Opposes Latest Effort To Bar Those On Terrorism Watch Lists From Buying Guns  —  WASHINGTON — As Democrats on Capitol Hill staged a sit-in in the House chamber seeking a vote on gun policy measures, the ACLU sent a letter to senators opposing the latest compromise measure being considered.
Jimmy Vielkind / Politico:
Sanders backers revolt, refuse to recognize Cuomo as delegation leader  —  ALBANY — Supporters of Bernie Sanders say they'll file a legal challenge to the nomination of Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the chair of New York's delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and are refusing to recognize his authority.
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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 …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why American Politics Really Went Insane  —  Hint: The people who like Trump all belong to it.  —  It's plain to many people that American politics has gone badly off the rails if we have reached the point where a bigoted and hyperbolically unqualified reality-television star can win a major-party nomination.
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
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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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Obama Fracking Rule Is Struck Down by Court
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.
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 and Hot Air
Joel Kotkin / The Daily Beast:
Brexit Will Be Britain's Fourth of July  —  The Leave campaign is winning, and it's obvious why.  People are rebelling against the consolidation and concentration of state power.  —  The campaign to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, widely known as “Brexit,” …
Discussion: National Review and Coffee House
 
 
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Boston Herald:
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Kristin Blagg / Urban Institute:
Making the Grade in America's Cities: Assessing Student Achievement in Urban Districts
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KABE-LP:
Orlando massacre was “revenge,” not terrorism, says man who claims he was gunman's lover
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Justices Disclose Privately Paid Trips and Gifts
The Local:
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Kevin Green / WAVY-TV:
Dozens of cats removed from house ‘5 inches deep in feces’ in Newport News
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Calls for Lynch to resign over claim that ‘love’ is best response to terror
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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump's top example of foreign experience: A Scottish golf course losing millions
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