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9:50 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 …
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 …
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 …
Evelyn Rupert / The Hill:
Democrats fundraise off of sit-in  —  House Democrats are soliciting donations as they stage a highly publicized sit-in to protest inaction on gun control measures.  —  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent a brief email shortly after the sit-in crossed into Thursday …
Neetzan Zimmerman / The Hill:
WATCH LIVE: House Dems' sit-in enters second day with no end in sight
Discussion: Raw Story
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
ACLU Opposes Latest Effort To Bar Those On Terrorism Watch Lists From Buying Guns
Associated Press:   The Latest: House GOP says electronic devices still banned
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
C-SPAN circumvents House blackout on sit-in coverage
CNN:
John Lewis leads sit-in on House floor over guns
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Paul Ryan: House sit-in on guns is a ‘publicity stunt’
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.
Baltimore Sun:
The case for Clinton-Warren … It's been a pretty good week so far for Hillary Clinton in that it has been a pretty terrible week for Donald Trump.  He fired his campaign manager just hours before posting what is almost certainly the most pathetic monthly fund-raising total …
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
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.
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 …
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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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.
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
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.
Discussion: RedState
The Daily Caller:
Rangel: No Guns For Law-Abiding Constituents But I ‘Deserve-Need’ Police Protection [AUDIO]  —  WASHINGTON — New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel says members of Congress “deserve” and “need” people with firearms protecting them in the U.S. Capitol building, but he does not want law-abiding residents …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
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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Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Memo Reveals Clinton Foundation Donor's $100 Million Registration, Turnout Push
Bernie Sanders / Washington Post:
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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
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Dr. Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
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Daniel Christian / Politico:
Scots raise Mexican flag next to Donald Trump's golf course
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Jimmy Vielkind / Politico:
Sanders backers revolt, refuse to recognize Cuomo as delegation leader
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Karoli Kuns / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Paul Ryan Is Trying To Shut Down Live Streams From Sit-In
Discussion: The Week and Daily Kos
Kristin Blagg / Urban Institute:
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Discussion: Mother Jones and Vox
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why American Politics Really Went Insane
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Disclose Privately Paid Trips and Gifts
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump's secret plan to quash a ‘Dump Trump’ convention plot
Discussion: Hot Air and Hullabaloo
 

 
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