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12:30 PM 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
Raw Story:   Democrats wind down gun violence ‘sit in’ after occupying House
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
Associated Press:   The Latest: House GOP says electronic devices still banned
Media Matters for America:
NRA Radio Show Compares Participants In Rep. John Lewis' Gun Violence Sit-In To “Criminals And Terrorists”
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
Neil Irwin / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Message: Yes, the Economy Is Messed Up. But I Can Fix It.
Discussion: Salon
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  —  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, The Root and The Week
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court upholds college affirmative action program
Discussion: NPR.org and The Root
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.
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Guardian:
Germany shooting: armed man ‘opens fire at cinema’ near Frankfurt  —  A masked gunman entered the Kinopolis cinema in Viernheim, near Frankfurt, with reports of at least 25 people injured, possibly from tear gas  —  German police have sealed off a cinema complex in Viernheim …
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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CBS News:
Freddie Gray case: Caesar Goodson cleared of all charges
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Week
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.
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: Reuters
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
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.
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 …
 
 
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For Trump, Almost Normal
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
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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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Selina Cheng / Columbia Journalism Review:
Selina Cheng says her editor told her that staff advocating for press freedom publicly would create a conflict with WSJ's reporting of the issue in Hong Kong

Los Angeles Times:
LA County Sheriff's Department secretly investigated and urged the state AG to prosecute an LA Times reporter who wrote about a leaked list of problem deputies

 
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