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11:50 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?
Neetzan Zimmerman / The Hill:
WATCH LIVE: House Dems' sit-in enters second day with no end in sight
Discussion: Raw Story and Campus Reform
Raw Story:   Democrats wind down gun violence ‘sit in’ after occupying House
Associated Press:   The Latest: House GOP says electronic devices still banned
Libby Nelson / Vox:
Democrats took over the House floor to demand a vote on guns. They even shouted down Paul Ryan.
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.
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Trump and Clinton Spar
Discussion: Politico and Florida Politics
Neil Irwin / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Message: Yes, the Economy Is Messed Up. But I Can Fix It.
Discussion: Salon
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, ABC News and The Root
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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.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court upholds college affirmative action program  —  Race-based admissions policies in higher education dodged another bullet Thursday, with the Supreme Court ruling narrowly to uphold a program that helps minority students get into the University of Texas.
Discussion: NPR.org and The Root
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.
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: FiveThirtyEight and Guardian
David McCabe / The Hill:
After firestorm, Facebook training employees to check political biases  —  Facebook will train employees to deal with their political biases, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said at an event Wednesday evening.  —  “We think a lot about diversity at Facebook,” she said.
Discussion: The Verge
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Louis Nelson / Politico:
Hillary Clinton racks up business endorsements
Discussion: Business Insider
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.
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.
Marco Rubio for US Senate:
Why I'm Running  —  In politics, admitting you've changed your mind is not something most people like to do.  But here it goes.  —  I have decided to seek reelection to the United States Senate.  —  I understand my opponents will try to use this decision to score political points against me.
Holly Yan / CNN:
Shooting at German cinema leaves 25 injured  —  German public TV: Shooter injured 25 at cinema  —  (CNN)A mass shooting at a cinema in Viernheim, Germany, has left at least 25 people injured, German public TV reported Thursday.  —  Viernheim is in western Germany, near Frankfurt.
Discussion: WWLP-TV, KRON4.com and Associated Press
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 …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
For Trump, Almost Normal  —  I don't know if you heard Donald Trump's anti-Hillary speech this morning.  It was filled with a slew of demonstrable falsehoods about Hillary and this very overheated argument about Hillary being responsible for the deaths of thousands and using the State Department as her own “private hedge fund.”
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
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
 
 
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New York Daily News:
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Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Memo Reveals Clinton Foundation Donor's $100 Million Registration, Turnout Push
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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
ACLU Opposes Latest Effort To Bar Those On Terrorism Watch Lists From Buying Guns
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