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1:50 AM ET, June 13, 2018


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Avi Selk / Washington Post:
Reporters thought this video was North Korea propaganda.  It came from the White House.  —  Reporters crowded into a Singapore auditorium Tuesday, expecting President Trump to walk out and announce the results of his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Andrew Buncombe / The Independent:
Donald Trump has agreed to lift sanctions on North Korea, claims nation's state media  —  Report quotes Kim Jong-un as saying North could take ‘additional good-will measures’  —  POPULAR VIDEOS  —  Donald Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North Korea along with providing it with security guarantees …
Alex Wayne / Bloomberg:
Trump Had a Movie Made Just for Kim Jong Un  —  There's a single credit at the beginning of the movie President Donald Trump made for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un: “A Destiny Pictures Production.”  —  “Seven billion people inhabit planet Earth,” an unidentified male narrator intones.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
North Korea: Trump Agreed to Lift Sanctions  —  North Korea's state news agency KCNA reported Wednesday (local time) that US President Donald Trump agreed to lift sanctions on North Korea, in addition to agreeing to halt military exercises and other security guarantees.
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore
New York Magazine:   This Is What a Nuclear Bomb Looks Like
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Trump Pledge to Halt Military Exercises Surprises Pentagon and Seoul
Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
North Korea Plays Up U.S. Concessions to Kim Jong Un
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Can Trump command political support without real progress on trade and N. Korea?
Kim Hjelmgaard / USA Today:
Trump to Kim Jong Un: ‘You could have the best hotels in the world’ if you give up nukes
Discussion: ABC News
Washington Post:
Senior Justice Dept. lawyer resigns after shift on Obamacare  —  A senior career Justice Department official has resigned in the wake of the Trump administration's move to stop defending a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, a departure that highlights internal frustration generated by the decision …
Scott mum on Trump's attack on pre-existing condition provision
Eric Tucker / miamiherald:   Lawsuit: Justice Dept. failed to give McCabe info on firing
Bloomberg:   McConnell Backs Obamacare Coverage of Pre-Existing Illness
Washington Post:   Trump to receive briefing on inspector general's Clinton email report before it goes public
Laura Jarrett / CNN:
Rosenstein plans to call on House to investigate its own staff  —  Washington (CNN)Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's ongoing battle with House Republicans reached new heights Tuesday, as the No. 2 senior leader of the Justice Department plans to call on the House to investigate its own committee staff.
Discussion: Palmer Report and TheBlaze
Catherine Herridge / Fox News:
Rosenstein threatened to ‘subpoena’ GOP-led committee in ‘chilling’ clash over records, emails show  —  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to “subpoena” emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a tense meeting earlier …
Page Six:
Rudy Giuliani's wife filed for divorce after his affair with married woman  —  WHITEFIELD, N.H. — Rudy Giuliani had an affair with a married New Hampshire hospital administrator before the mayor-turned-presidential lawyer and his wife separated, multiple sources told The Post.
Discussion: Mediaite, East Bay Times and Raw Story
Julia Marsh / Page Six:   Rudy Giuliani's wife says he's a cheating liar
Lisa Ryan / The Cut:   Rudy Giuliani's Wife Says He Had an Affair With a Married Woman
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“The Era of Primal Trump”: Insiders Fear Trump Is Lurching from One Nuclear Showdown to Another  —  Advisers worry that with Singapore in the rearview mirror, “It's going to hit the fan pretty soon.”  —  During Donald Trump's sleepless-in-Singapore star turn, White House advisers …
New York Times:
Ryan Sets Votes on Immigration as Moderates' Revolt Falls Short  —  WASHINGTON — After frenzied late-night negotiations, Speaker Paul D. Ryan defused a moderate Republican rebellion on Tuesday with a promise to hold high-stakes votes on immigration next week, thrusting the divisive issue …
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Ryan announces DACA votes as discharge petition stalls  —  House Republicans will vote next week on two bills addressing the plight of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who face possible deportation, circumventing an intra-party war over immigration and delivering a major blow to moderate Republicans.
Discussion: Axios, Breitbart and Splinter
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
House to vote next week on two competing immigration bills after Republican negotiations on a compromise fall short
Franco Ordoñez / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children  —  WASHINGTON  —  The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention.
Alexis Levinson / BuzzFeed:
Mark Sanford, Deemed Insufficiently Loyal To Trump, Says He Thinks He's About To Lose His Election  —  “He is better off in Argentina,” Trump tweeted Tuesday.  —  Reporting From Washington, DC  —  A highly publicized extramarital affair didn't end Mark Sanford's political career.
Dylan Scott / Vox:
4 winners and 3 losers from the June 12 primary elections
Washington Post:
Customs and Border Protection examining agent's questioning of national security reporter  —  The actions of a Customs and Border Protection agent who allegedly confronted a reporter covering national security issues about her confidential sources are being examined by the CBP's Office …
New York Times:
Virginia Live Primary Results  —  What to watch: Virginia Republicans have an interesting Senate primary on Tuesday, although political experts say the seat is probably safe for the Democratic incumbent, Tim Kaine, in November.  The Republicans hoping to challenge him are Corey Stewart …
Alan Suderman / Associated Press:
Devoted Trump supporter Stewart wins Virginia GOP Senate nom
Discussion: Townhall
Gregory S. Schneider / Washington Post:
Stewart wins GOP nod for U.S. Senate in a Virginia primary with low turnout
Chrissie.Thompsonfink /
This new poll about Ohio's 2018 election should worry Republicans  —  Democrats are hoping to retake Congress in 2018.  Will they retake the governor's office in Ohio, too?  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the GOP nominee for governor, says he can withstand a ‘blue wave.’ The Enquirer  —  CONNECT
Discussion: Political Wire
Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
Claire McCaskill's Private Plane Used on Campaign's RV Tour Through Missouri  —  Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) said her campaign was “hitting the road” in an RV to tour the state, but public flight information indicates that travel also occurred on her million-dollar private plane.
CNN:   McCaskill admits to using private plane for part of RV tour
Casey Tolan / Mercury News:
This is really happening: Measure to split California into three states qualifies for November ballot  —  For the first time since before the Civil War, voters across California will decide in November on a proposal to split up the Golden State — potentially remaking it into three new states.
Discussion: East Bay Times
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
AT&T wins: Judge clears $85 billion bid for Time Warner with no conditions  — The Justice Department sued last year to block the merger, citing concerns that AT&T, owner of satellite television provider DirecTV, could charge rival distributors more for Time Warner content, resulting in higher prices for consumers.
Griffin Connolly / Roll Call:
New Court Documents Reveal Details of Yard Dispute That Hospitalized Rand Paul  —  Updated 2:55 p.m. |  New court documents in Kentucky shed more light on details from the yard dispute that landed Sen. Rand Paul in the hospital with six broken ribs, among other thoracic complications, and could land his neighbor in prison.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Splinter and Instapundit
Molly Beck / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Democrats pick up long-held GOP seat, Republicans hold on to another in special elections  —  MADISON - Voters delivered a split verdict in a pair of special elections Tuesday, handing Democrats a win in one district and Republicans a victory in the other.  —  Caleb Frostman topped …
Discussion: Political Wire
Gene Park / Washington Post:
Waluigi was robbed and humiliated by Nintendo, and his fans are furious  —  In the Nintendo universe, Waluigi is supposed to be as villainous as his cartoonish mustache and perpetual frown would suggest.  But what made him that way?  Perhaps it is Nintendo's insistence on humiliating …
Discussion: VICE
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Ron Fonger /
Defiant mayor will fight ‘unwarranted’ oversight of Flint water system
Discussion: The Root
Senator Bob Menendez:
Menendez, Booker, 30 Senators Introduce Bill to Halt Separation of Immigrant Families
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Mueller warns that election, politics meddling by foreigners is still happening
James Jeffrey / BBC:
Does the US have a pet tiger problem?
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Mueller sees Russian effort to influence 2018 midterms
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
Judge rules Mueller must identify unnamed individuals in Manafort indictment
Discussion: Politico and National Review
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Corker slams GOP colleagues: ‘We might poke the bear!’
Discussion: Mediaite
Alan M. Dershowitz / The Hill:
The final nail in the ACLU's coffin
Amy Larocca / Vulture:
Michelle Wolf Couldn't Escape D.C. Fast Enough
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Noah Rothman / Commentary Magazine:
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