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8:25 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.
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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.
Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
North Korea Plays Up U.S. Concessions to Kim Jong Un  —  State media says Trump told Kim he planned to end joint military exercises with South and end sanctions  —  SINGAPORE—North Korea said Wednesday that President Donald Trump had told Kim Jong Un that he intended to halt U.S.-South …
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:   Iran deal comparisons cloud Trump's North Korea summit
Eric Talmadge / Associated Press:   North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim's summit performance
Washington Post:
Trump celebrates Singapore accord with North Korea, but substance has yet to be revealed
Discussion: Axios, Foreign Policy and The Guardian
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   North Korea: Trump Agreed to Lift Sanctions
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Trump's Confidence Ignores Recent History With North Korea
Discussion: Betsy's Page, Washington Post and CNN
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Can Trump command political support without real progress on trade and N. Korea?
New York Magazine:   This Is What a Nuclear Bomb Looks Like
Dylan Scott / Vox:
4 winners and 3 losers from the June 12 primary elections  —  The stuff you should know after the Virginia, Nevada, Maine, and South Carolina primary elections.  —  The June 12 primary elections in Virginia, Nevada, Maine, and South Carolina kept many of 2018's narratives alive and well …
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Sanford's fatal sin: Crossing Donald Trump
Discussion: The Week, Vox and The Daily Caller
Alan Suderman / Associated Press:
Devoted Trump supporter Stewart wins Virginia GOP Senate nom
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Townhall
Politico:   Top takeaways from Tuesday's Trumped-up primaries
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 …
Discussion: CNN and HuffPost, more at Mediagazer »
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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.
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 …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
New York Times Examines Work History of Reporter in Leak Case  —  The New York Times is reviewing the work history of Ali Watkins, a Washington-based reporter at the newspaper whose email and phone records were seized by prosecutors in a leak investigation case that has prompted an outcry among press advocates.
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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.
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 …
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Eric Tucker / miamiherald:   Lawsuit: Justice Dept. failed to give McCabe info on firing
Politico:
Scott mum on Trump's attack on pre-existing condition provision
Discussion: Shareblue Media and USA Today
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Poll shows Mueller's public image at all-time low  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller's public image has sunk to an all-time low since he began his probe into possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.
Discussion: Axios
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Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:   Mueller warns that election, politics meddling by foreigners is still happening
Politico:   Mueller-friendly Republicans losing patience with probe
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Mueller sees Russian effort to influence 2018 midterms
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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Rudy Giuliani's wife filed for divorce after his affair with married woman  —  SEE ALSO  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Rudy Giuliani cheated on his wife with a married New Hampshire hospital administrator, multiple sources told The Post.  —  The mayor-turned-presidential lawyer, 74 …
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Julia Marsh / Page Six:   Rudy Giuliani's wife says he's a cheating liar
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 …
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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: Splinter, Breitbart and Axios
Washington Post:
EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife land job at conservative group  —  Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt last year had a top aide help contact Republican donors who might offer his wife a job, eventually securing her a position at a conservative political group …
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Democrats Score Special Election Upset In Wisconsin District Trump Won Big  —  A court had to order Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to call the special election because he tried to block it.  —  Wisconsin Democrats scored a major upset victory Tuesday night, winning a state Senate seat …
Discussion: The Week
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Molly Beck / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Democrats pick up long-held GOP seat, Republicans hold on to another in special elections
Discussion: Political Wire
Chrissie.Thompsonfink / Cincinnati.com:
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
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 …
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Tariq Panja / New York Times:
FIFA Set to Make $6.1 Billion From World Cup  —  MOSCOW — China's men's national team has played in just one World Cup, in which it finished 31st out of 32 teams.  But the nation is playing an essential role in righting the financial ship of FIFA, the governing body for world soccer …
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New York Times:
World Cup 2026 Is Awarded to United States, Canada and Mexico
Discussion: Al Jazeera English, The Week and IJR
 
 
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Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes Through May; Still Run $532.2B Deficit
Linda Stasi / New York Daily News:
Fox should fire reporter Kimberly Guilfoyle, who can't possibly stay neutral while dating a Trump kid
Discussion: Washington Times
MSNBC:
Rep. Jayapal: Mothers didn't even get to say bye to kids
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
Republican Rep. Steve King Promotes Well-Known Neo-Nazi On Twitter
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Ron Fonger / MLive.com:
Defiant mayor will fight ‘unwarranted’ oversight of Flint water system
Discussion: The Root
Gene Park / Washington Post:
Waluigi was robbed and humiliated by Nintendo, and his fans are furious
Discussion: VICE
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