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5:05 PM ET, June 22, 2016


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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.
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 …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump, in speech, attacks Clinton as ‘world-class liar’  —  Donald Trump ripped into Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, painting her as a corrupt career politician who he said would enrich her allies and cater to special interests at the expense of the American people.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:   Clinton allies circle the wagons against Trump speech
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump: 'I'm the king of debt'
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
Ben Weyl / Politico:
Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote  —  Dozens of House Democrats staged a “sit-in” on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre.  —  Led by Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) …
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
House GOP dodges vote to block Harriet Tubman from $20 bill
Nick Gass / Politico:
Newt: GOP delegates should stay home if they can't vote for Trump
Discussion: RedState
Nora Kelly / The Atlantic:
A Sit-In on the House Floor Over Gun Control
Bryce Covert / ThinkProgress:
Congressman Says People Who Want Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill Are The Real Racists
Discussion: New York Times
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 …
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 …
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
Camila Domonoske / NPR:
Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration's Fracking Rules
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
George HW Bush's Nat'l Security Adviser Endorses Hillary Clinton  —  Brent Scowcroft, a national security adviser to former Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House on Wednesday.  —  Citing her experience as a senator …
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
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.
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.
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 …
Man who claims he had sexual relations with Orlando gunman tells Univision it was “revenge,” not terrorism  —  Mateen was “very sweet” and liked to be “cuddled,” the man told Univision.  But he harbored a grudge against gays.  —  Por:
Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
San Diego high school cheerleader charged in fatal beating of homeless man  —  L.A. Now  —  LOCAL L.A. Now  —  A high school cheerleader has been charged in connection with the beating death of a homeless man in San Diego County, officials said.  —  Hailey Suder, 18, pleaded not guilty Monday …
Professor Investigated for Discussing Conflicting Viewpoints, ‘The Coddling of The American Mind’  —  The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) appears to have investigated two professors for asking students to simply consider all sides of the debate over today's most controversial political and social issues.
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 …
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.
Nancyl / Washington Monthly:
What Happens When One Party Doesn't Care About Governing?  —  Over the course of the Obama presidency, we've watched as Republicans have thrown out many of the norms that have been established in order to keep our democracy functioning.  It isn't just things like shouting “You lie!” …
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
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Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
After Orlando, Senate rejects plan to allow FBI Web searches without court order
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Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
House committee rejects ‘No fly, no buy’ gun amendment
Discussion: RedState
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Same-Sex Marriages Up One Year After Supreme Court Verdict
Discussion: The Atlantic
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Trump, Guns, and Lies, Incorporated
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John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Trump Beats Clinton for Investor Confidence in National Poll
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