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12:15 PM ET, June 27, 2016


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Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court Strikes Down Strict Texas Abortion Law  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to shut down.  —  The decision was 5-3.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court overturns Bob McDonnell's corruption convictions  —  A unanimous Supreme Court has overturned the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, ruling that federal prosecutors relied on a ‘boundless’ definition of the kinds of acts that could lead politicians to face criminal charges.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down parts of a restrictive Texas law that could have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to about 10 from what was once a high of roughly 40.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Vacates Ex-Virginia Governor's Graft Conviction  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday made it harder to prosecute public officials for corruption, unanimously vacating the conviction of Bob McDonnell, a former governor of Virginia.  —  “Setting up a meeting …
Discussion: and Slate
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions  —  The Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas abortion restrictions that had caused more than half of the state's abortion clinics to close.  —  The decision was a win for abortion rights advocates, who say that state legislatures around …
Discussion: ABC News
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
SCOTUS Rules 5-3 In Favor Of Abortion Rights In Major Texas Case
I cannot stress too much that Britain is part of Europe - and always will be  —  This EU referendum has been the most extraordinary political event of our lifetime.  Never in our history have so many people been asked to decide a big question about the nation's future.
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
Civil Uprising Escalates As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum  —  It appears, just as we warned, that Brexit was indeed the first of many dominoes.  Even before the Brexit result, a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that the majority of people in France and Italy want to at least have a referendum on leaving:
Philippe Legrain / New York Times:
This Is Just the Start of the Brexit's Economic Disaster  —  LONDON — A few weeks before Britons voted on whether to remain part of the European Union, Michael Gove, one of the leaders of the Leave campaign, was asked why he should be trusted over the overwhelming number of economists and international authorities who opposed Brexit.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Hortense Goulard / Politico:   John Kerry warns EU against taking revenge for Brexit
Theralph /
The EU Has Two Choices: Listen to the People & Reform, Or Disintegrate
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Chicago Boyz
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
EU may refuse informal Brexit talks until UK triggers article 50
Discussion: Mashable and Politico
ABC News:
The Note: The Warren Factor The Note: The Warren Factor  —  Hillary Clinton hits the campaign trail this morning with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren for their first public appearance together this election, ABC's JOSH HASKELL and LIZ KREUTZ note.  The two will campaign in Cincinnati, Ohio.
USA Today:   Analysis: Thousands of Republican donors avoid Donald Trump
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Top Aide: Trump Doesn't Need To Know What's Going On To Make Decisions (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Week
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Hardly anybody wants to speak at Trump's convention  —  A slot at the Republican National Convention used to be a career-maker — a chance to make your name on the big stage and to catch the eye of the Republican donors and activists who make or break campaigns.  —  In the year of Trump: Not so much.
Discussion: RedState, The Right Scoop and Raw Story
Andrew Joyce / Fusion:
Symone Sanders quits as national press secretary for Bernie Sanders  —  LOS ANGELES—Bernie Sanders' national press secretary, one of the most prominent women of color and young people in presidential politics, said Sunday that she has left the campaign.  —  Symone D. Sanders revealed …
Lisa Lerer / Associated Press:
Clinton, Warren meet for first 2016 campaign event
Discussion: Associated Press and NBC News
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
The RNC Plans To Turn Bernie Backers Against Hillary Clinton's VP Pick
Discussion: NBC News and The Week
Fox News:   Man featured in Elizabeth Warren's anti-Trump ad voted for Trump
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Experts: Donald Trump Is Lying About His Fundraising Haul  —  After releasing fundraising reports that were anemic at best, Donald Trump's campaign announced in one single email blast he had raised at least $3.3 million.  If that figure seems impossible, that's because it is.
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Russia is harassing U.S. diplomats all over Europe  —  Russian intelligence and security services have been waging a campaign of harassment and intimidation against U.S. diplomats, embassy staff and their families in Moscow and several other European capitals that has rattled ambassadors …
Michelle Ye Hee Lee / Washington Post:
Trump campaign's claim that State Department gave $55.2 million to Laureate Education after hiring Bill Clinton  —  “As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton laundered money to Bill Clinton through Laureate Education, while Bill Clinton was an honorary chairman of the group.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Post:   Only thing transparent about Hillary is her dishonesty
The Daily Caller:
Dick Morris On His Reputation, Writing For The National Enquirer And What Trump Needs To Do To Win  —  Dick Morris thinks he knows how to get Donald Trump elected — and it's not for the presumptive GOP nominee to do the opposite of what Morris prescribes.  —  “It's just B.S.,” …
Benjamin Zycher / The Hill:
Is the nuclear liability limit a subsidy, or not?  —  The heat is on.  I refer not to the beginning of summer, nor the looming global warming apocalypse for which there is little evidence, nor an election season sure to be characterized by personal attacks aplenty.
Discussion: EconLog
Sacramento Bee:
At least 10 beaten, stabbed at Capitol neo-Nazi protest  —  At least five people were stabbed  —  Injuries reported on both sides of the altercation  —  More than 100 police responded  —  A rally by a small group of neo-Nazi demonstrators at the state Capitol on Sunday erupted …
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The Texas Politics Project:
University of Texas / Texas Politics Project Poll Shows Trump Leading Clinton Amidst Signs of Disunity in Both Parties
Adam Ozimek / Forbes:
Blaming Elites For The Rise Of Populism
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Anti-Trump ‘advance team’ to land in Cleveland this week
Discussion: RedState
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
New Report Says Trump's Policies Would Add $11.5 Trillion To Debt
Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
Israel and Turkey Officially Announce Rapprochement Deal, Ending Diplomatic Crisis
Discussion: The Atlantic and Hot Air
Michael C. Bender / Bloomberg:
Trump Embraces Executive Orders to Avoid Congressional Gridlock
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Rubio faces Trump-like challenger in primary
Discussion: Politico
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Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
Trump fuels Democrats' slim House hopes
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Trump details ‘50 facts’ attacking Clinton
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Benghazi survivor fights radical Islam, counters Obama's ‘lies’ on terrorist threat
Spanish vote delivers more uncertainty for Europe after Brexit