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4:40 PM ET, June 23, 2016

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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Corey Lewandowski to join CNN  —  Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, according to a source familiar with the arrangement.  —  It's a salaried position and will make Lewandowski exclusive to CNN, effective immediately.
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Matthew J. Belvedere / CNBC:
Trump forgives $50 million in loans to his campaign: Trump finance chief  —  Steve Mnuchin, Trump national finance chair, discusses Donald Trump's fundraising strategy, including online donations.  —  Donald Trump has forgiven $50 million in loans he made to his campaign …
John Hudson / Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: Prominent GOP Neoconservative to Fundraise for Hillary Clinton  —  A prominent neoconservative intellectual and early promoter of the Iraq War is headlining an official campaign fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next month, Foreign Policy has learned.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
CNN hires Corey Lewandowski as political commentator  —  Three days after being ousted from the Donald Trump campaign, Corey Lewandowski is becoming a political commentator for CNN.  —  Lewandowski will join CNN's stable of political experts who appear across the channel's newscasts and talk shows.
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
In move to reassure donors, Trump converts $50 million of campaign loans into donations
Discussion: Vox, Political Wire and The Baffler
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Donor Says Trump Campaign Voiced Support for Super PAC
Ginger Gibson / Reuters:
Trump will not seek refund of $50 million in campaign loans
Discussion: New York Times
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton
Discussion: The Week
Ross K. Baker / USA Today:
Democrats launch a toddler-ocracy: Column  —  Moral outrage is fine, but Democrats are being childish.  —  Legislation by tantrum.  That's what the Democratic sit-in in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives amounts to.  You don't get what you want, as devoutly as you believe …
Discussion: Instapundit and The Resurgent
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Alex Pareene / Gawker:
The Democrats Are Boldly Fighting For a Bad, Stupid Bill
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries
Discussion: Hullabaloo
BostonGlobe.com:
Paul Ryan, what are you afraid of?
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Democrats end guns sit-in
Discussion: The Hill, ABC News and The Week
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:   GOP Sen.: I'd Arrest Dems Who Held Sit-In On House Floor
New York Times:
House Democrats' Gun-Control Sit-In Turns Into Chaotic Showdown With Republicans
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court deadlocks, thwarting Obama's immigration actions  —  The Supreme Court has thwarted President Barack Obama's drive to expand his executive actions on immigration by making as many as five million immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally eligible for quasi-legal status and work permits.
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action admissions
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court won't revive Obama plan to shield illegal immigrants from deportation
Fox News:
Supreme Court blocks Obama immigration plan
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Nick Gass / Politico:
Obama slams ‘frustrating,’ ‘heartbreaking’ Supreme Court immigration decision
Discussion: ABC News and The Week
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Kaine rises to top of Clinton's veep list  —  Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is emerging as the leading candidate atop Hillary Clinton's vice presidential short list, according to Democratic allies and operatives close to the campaign.  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren and HUD Secretary Julian Castro …
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Michelle Goldberg / Slate:
Trump's Speech About Hillary Was Terrifyingly Effective  —  He left the clown act to his surrogates, mixed in a truth or two among the lies, and zeroed in on what people hate about Clinton.  —  Donald Trump's Wednesday morning speech about Hillary Clinton's record is probably the most unnervingly effective one he has ever given.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
For Trump, Almost Normal
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
CNN:
About 70% of voters say Trump should cut business ties while running for president
Discussion: Vox and AOL
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Electoral College: Map No. 2  —  Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose  —  Some of our readers may recall that the Crystal Ball published its first 2016 Electoral College map at the end of March.  It was somewhat controversial — at least judging by many of the reactions we received.
Discussion: Daily Wire and Outside the Beltway
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David Wasserman / FiveThirtyEight:
The Clinton Campaign Seems To Think Pennsylvania Is In The Bag  —  Hillary Clinton has a substantial lead in the polls over Donald Trump, and has vastly more cash on hand.  But when it comes to spending that cash, her campaign may be making a strategic miscalculation.
Bloomberg:
The ‘Anti-Business’ President Who's Been Good for Business  —  Obama on free trade, regulating banks, and why his daughters won't work for Wall Street. … BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: The stock market has tripled.  Profits are very high.  And yet you still have this label of being an anti-business figure.
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New York Times:
Despite Campaign Woes, Donald Trump Flies to Scotland to Tend to Business Interests  —  AYRSHIRE, Scotland — His campaign is desperately short of cash.  He has struggled to hire staff.  Influential Republicans are demanding that he demonstrate he can run a serious general election campaign.
Matt Bai / Yahoo:
What Trump's money troubles really tell us  —  More incredible news for the Donald Trump juggernaut!  —  After a 10-day stretch in which Trump found himself rebuked by Republican leaders, plummeting in polls and firing his much-maligned campaign manager, news broke that, according to public filings …
Discussion: Political Wire
Bernie Sanders / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders: Here's what we want  —  My supporters and I want real change in this country.  —  As we head toward the Democratic National Convention, I often hear the question, “What does Bernie want?”  Wrong question.  The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want.
Discussion: Grist, Shakesville and Reuters
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Presidential Race Knotted in NC; Senate Race Close  —  North Carolina was the second closest state in the country for President in both 2008 and 2012, and PPP's newest poll finds it remains similarly competitive this time around.  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are dead even at 43% …
Discussion: Political Wire
Baltimore Sun:
Freddie Gray case: Judge to issue verdict in Officer Caesar Goodson trial  —  (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video) … A Baltimore judge is expected to issue a verdict in the second-degree murder trial of police Officer Caesar Goodson, Jr. on Thursday morning.
 
 
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Los Angeles Times:
Up to 700 barrels of oil spill in Ventura County; crews stop flow before it hits ocean
Discussion: Grist and The Atlantic
Eric Heisig / Plain Dealer:
Federal judge overturns RNC restrictions on protests in Cleveland
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
What is Left Hand Enterprises and why did the Trump campaign pay it $730,000?
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: I'm not preparing for debates yet
Ross Rosenfeld / The Hill:
With Democrats' sit-in, time for breaking rules has arrived
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
On A Watchlist, Buying A Gun, And Then What?
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Jon Ward / Yahoo:
Transcript: Donald Trump's closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders
Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
Jimmy John's drops noncompete clauses following settlement
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Marco Rubio for US Senate:
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