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7:30 PM ET, June 23, 2016

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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Corey Lewandowski to join CNN  —  Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, according to a source familiar with the arrangement.  —  It's a salaried position and will make Lewandowski exclusive to CNN, effective immediately.
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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.
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court won't revive Obama plan to shield illegal immigrants from deportation
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action admissions
New York Times:
Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan
Matthew J. Belvedere / CNBC:
Trump forgives $50 million in loans to his campaign: Trump finance chief  —  Steve Mnuchin, Trump national finance chair, discusses Donald Trump's fundraising strategy, including online donations.  —  Donald Trump has forgiven $50 million in loans he made to his campaign …
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Matea Gold / Washington Post:
In move to reassure donors, Trump converts $50 million of campaign loans into donations
Discussion: The Baffler and Political Wire
Ginger Gibson / Reuters:
Trump will not ask donors to repay nearly $50 million in campaign loans
Discussion: New York Times
Ross K. Baker / USA Today:
Democrats launch a toddler-ocracy: Column  —  Moral outrage is fine, but Democrats are being childish.  —  Legislation by tantrum.  That's what the Democratic sit-in in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives amounts to.  You don't get what you want, as devoutly as you believe …
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Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries
Discussion: The Atlantic and Hullabaloo
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:   GOP Sen.: I'd Arrest Dems Who Held Sit-In On House Floor
John Hudson / Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: Prominent GOP Neoconservative to Fundraise for Hillary Clinton  —  A prominent neoconservative intellectual and early promoter of the Iraq War is headlining an official campaign fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next month, Foreign Policy has learned.
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Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton
Discussion: The Week
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: Clinton leads Trump in Arizona  —  in Arizona, where a Democratic presidential candidate has carried the state only once in the last 64 years.  —  A survey by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights found Clinton taking 46.5 percent support over Trump at 42.2 percent.
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CNN:
About 70% of voters say Trump should cut business ties while running for president
Discussion: Vox and AOL
Mike Sunnucks / Phoenix Business Journal:   Surprise poll: Clinton leads Trump in Arizona
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: Outside the Beltway and Daily Wire
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David Wasserman / FiveThirtyEight:
The Clinton Campaign Seems To Think Pennsylvania Is In The Bag
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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.
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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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
For Trump, Almost Normal
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
Julia Hahn / Breitbart:
CNN's Tom Foreman Caught Lying in Trump-Refugees ‘Fact Check’  —  In a segment that was billed as CNN's “fact check” of Donald Trump's anti-Hillary speech, CNN gave a demonstrably false presentation of U.S. immigration policy in an effort to undermine Trump's factually correct statements.
Discussion: Mediaite
Baltimore Sun:
Freddie Gray case: Judge to issue verdict in Officer Caesar Goodson trial  —  (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video) … A Baltimore judge is expected to issue a verdict in the second-degree murder trial of police Officer Caesar Goodson, Jr. on Thursday morning.
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BBC:
Counting under way in UK's historic referendum on EU membership  —  Counting is under way in a referendum that will decide whether the UK remains a member of the European Union.  —  The counting is taking place at centres around the UK in a vote widely seen as too close to call.
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
What is Left Hand Enterprises and why did the Trump campaign pay it $730,000?  —  On April 25, a new company called Left Hand Enterprises LLC was formed in Delaware, listing its address at an incorporation service provider in Wilmington.  —  A few days later, the firm received …
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Obama Wants to Stop Subsidizing Israel's Defense Industry  —  If you want to understand just how special the U.S.-Israel relationship really is, look no further than the annual aid package.  Israel is not only the greatest beneficiary of U.S. defense assistance, but also the only one allowed …
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
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 …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Presidential Race Knotted in NC; Senate Race Close  —  North Carolina was the second closest state in the country for President in both 2008 and 2012, and PPP's newest poll finds it remains similarly competitive this time around.  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are dead even at 43% …
Discussion: Politicus USA
Matthew Piper / Salt Lake Tribune:
Charges: Utah head of militia tried to detonate bomb at BLM facility in Arizona  —  A Tooele County man has been charged by federal prosecutors with attempting to use an explosive device at a BLM facility along the Arizona Strip that he had scouted with Robert LaVoy Finicum in October 2015 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Matt Bai / Yahoo:
What Trump's money troubles really tell us  —  More incredible news for the Donald Trump juggernaut!  —  After a 10-day stretch in which Trump found himself rebuked by Republican leaders, plummeting in polls and firing his much-maligned campaign manager, news broke that, according to public filings …
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: Grist, Shakesville and Reuters
 
 
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Damian Carrington / Guardian:
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Kristin Salaky / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Unable To Cite Evidence That Clinton's Email Server Was Hacked (VIDEO)
Mark Davis / Dallas Morning News:
Questions about Trump shouldn't drive conservatives into Clinton's arms
Discussion: The Resurgent
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Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Top Clinton aide mocks donor's appointment to board
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