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11:00 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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The Hill:
House GOP starts recess early, sidestepping Dems' sit-in  —  House GOP leaders opted to send lawmakers home a day early for a holiday recess as Democrats threatened to stretch a widely publicized sit-in over gun control into a days-long demonstration.  —  The House adjourned for the Independence …
New York Times:
House Democrats' Gun-Control Sit-In Turns Into Chaotic Showdown With Republicans  —  WASHINGTON — The House chamber on Wednesday became the site of an hours-long sit-in by dozens of House Democrats who defied the Republican majority and demanded that they hold a vote on a gun-control measure …
BostonGlobe.com:
Paul Ryan, what are you afraid of?  —  A CLUMSY ACT of censorship by House Republicans Wednesday says more about the party's timidity than it could possibly have intended.  The Republican leadership abruptly shut down the video feed from the House floor to prevent CSPAN viewers from seeing …
Neetzan Zimmerman / The Hill:
WATCH LIVE: House Dems' sit-in enters second day with no end in sight  —  House Republicans voted early Thursday morning to start their July 4th recess a day early amid a gun violence sit-in by Democrats'.  —  But Democrats pushed forward, vowing to keep holding the floor indefinitely …
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:   The Latest: House GOP says electronic devices still banned
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
ACLU Opposes Latest Effort To Bar Those On Terrorism Watch Lists From Buying Guns
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:   Dems threaten to oppose GOP funding deal on Zika
Libby Nelson / Vox:
Democrats took over the House floor to demand a vote on guns. They even shouted down Paul Ryan.
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.
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Neil Irwin / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Message: Yes, the Economy Is Messed Up. But I Can Fix It.
Discussion: Salon
Jimmy Vielkind / Politico:
Sanders backers revolt, refuse to recognize Cuomo as delegation leader
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.
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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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: Guardian and FiveThirtyEight
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 …
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.
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: Heat Street, 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
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Gateway Pundit
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.
Seth Barrett Tillman / THE NEW REFORM CLUB:
Alexander Hamilton on Brexit  —  After an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America.  The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less …
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Joel Kotkin / The Daily Beast:
Brexit Will Be Britain's Fourth of July
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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Dr. Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
History Suggests Rubio Should Win Reelection Despite Failed Presidential Campaign
Kent Linthicum / Slate:
The famous novel is actually a tale of climate change.  —  Two hundred years ago this June, during a dreadfully cold and wet summer, Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein.  Since then Frankenstein has become iconic, spawning a legion of adaptations and reinterpretations.
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action admissions  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday said University of Texas admission officials may consider the race of student applicants in a limited way to build a diverse student body.  —  The 4-to-3 decision was a surprising win …
Discussion: Politico and The Root
 
 
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
For Trump, Almost Normal
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Louis Nelson / Politico:
Hillary Clinton racks up business endorsements
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Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
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Daniel Christian / Politico:
Scots raise Mexican flag next to Donald Trump's golf course
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Sophia Tesfaye / Salon:
Trump-inspired Tennessee candidate for Congress erects “Make America White Again” billboard, draws boycott
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why American Politics Really Went Insane
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Trump's secret plan to quash a ‘Dump Trump’ convention plot
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