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8:15 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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Paul Ryan: House sit-in on guns is a ‘publicity stunt’  —  Washington (CNN)Paul Ryan called the Democratic lawmakers' sit-in Wednesday to protest inaction on gun laws a “publicity stunt,” saying that House liberals were more interested in headlines than solving the problem.
Associated Press:   The Latest: House GOP says electronic devices still banned
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
C-SPAN circumvents House blackout on sit-in coverage
Discussion: Politico
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: Hot Air, TheBlaze.com and RedState
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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Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
George HW Bush's Nat'l Security Adviser Endorses Hillary Clinton
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.
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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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,” …
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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 and Daily Kos
Daniel Christian / Politico:
Scots raise Mexican flag next to Donald Trump's golf course  —  Locals wish to show ‘solidarity’ with Mexicans and others criticized by the real estate tycoon.  —  Locals in Scotland are flying a Mexican flag next to one of Donald Trump's golf courses in opposition to what they see as the …
Discussion: Politico, The Week and Mediaite
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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump's top example of foreign experience: A Scottish golf course losing millions
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Week
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 …
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 …
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Obama Fracking Rule Is Struck Down by Court  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday night struck down an Obama administration regulation on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and gas on public lands, a blow to President Obama's muscular stand on the extraction of fossil fuels on government lands.
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Obama-appointed judge strikes down federal fracking rule
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Rush Limbaugh
 
 
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