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3:50 PM ET, June 23, 2016

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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 …
Discussion: Instapundit and The Resurgent
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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 …
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 …
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries
Discussion: Hullabaloo
BostonGlobe.com:
Paul Ryan, what are you afraid of?
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:   GOP Sen.: I'd Arrest Dems Who Held Sit-In On House Floor
New York Times:
House Democrats' Gun-Control Sit-In Turns Into Chaotic Showdown With Republicans
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Democrats end guns sit-in
Discussion: ABC News, The Hill and The Week
Raw Story:   Democrats wind down gun violence ‘sit in’ after occupying House
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 …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court won't revive Obama plan to shield illegal immigrants from deportation
Nick Gass / Politico:
Obama slams ‘frustrating,’ ‘heartbreaking’ Supreme Court immigration decision
Discussion: ABC News and The Week
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
For Obama, Supreme Court Defeat Upends a Legacy on Immigration
Discussion: BizPac Review
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.
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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Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Donor Says Trump Campaign Voiced Support for Super PAC
Ginger Gibson / Reuters:
Trump will not seek refund of $50 million in campaign loans
Discussion: New York Times
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: Daily Wire and Outside the Beltway
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David Wasserman / FiveThirtyEight:
The Clinton Campaign Seems To Think Pennsylvania Is In The Bag  —  Hillary Clinton has a substantial lead in the polls over Donald Trump, and has vastly more cash on hand.  But when it comes to spending that cash, her campaign may be making a strategic miscalculation.
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Holly Yan / CNN:
Shooting at German cinema leaves 25 injured
Fox News:
German police storm movie theater, kill suspected gunman
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
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 …
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.
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: Heat Street and 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.
Discussion: Grist and Reuters
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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Discussion: Political Wire
Nick Gass / Politico:
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Marco Rubio for US Senate:
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