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11:15 AM ET, June 14, 2018

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Jacqueline Alemany / CBS News:
Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah planning to depart the White House  —  Two of the most visible members of the Trump administration are planning their departures, the latest sign of upheaval in a White House marked by turmoil.  —  Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah …
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Annie Karni / Politico:
Trump White House advertises at a Hill job fair amid staff exodus  —  ‘Interested in a job at the White House?’ reads the flyer for an event aimed at conservatives.  —  The White House - which has been having trouble filling positions as it bleeds staffers - is now trying to find recruits at a conservative job fair on the Hill.
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Comey Broke From FBI Procedures in Clinton Probe, Watchdog Finds  — Inspector general probed an array of FBI, Justice decisions  — The findings may give Trump fresh grounds for criticism  —  Former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department procedures …
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The Hill:
Sessions defends firing Comey, warns DOJ report could prompt more terminations  —  On the eve of the release of a potentially explosive new report, Attorney General Jeff Sessions  —  defended the termination of the FBI's top two former executives and warned that the forthcoming report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton
Carrie Johnson / NPR:
Report Expected To Condemn FBI Violations In 2016 Clinton Email Investigation
Discussion: CNN, Politico, The Week and The Federalist
USA Today:
Watchdog expected to rebuke ex-FBI director James Comey over Clinton email case
Discussion: CBS News and NY State of Politics
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in ‘illegal conduct’  —  The New York attorney general on Thursday filed suit against President Trump and his three eldest children alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president's personal charity …
Discussion: New York Times and Political Wire
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ag.ny.gov:
Attorney General Underwood Announces Lawsuit Against Donald J. Trump Foundation And Its Board Of Directors For Extensive And Persistent Violations Of State And Federal Law  —  News from the New York Attorney General's Office  —  Attorney General's Press Office / 212-416-8060
Associated Press:
New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation  —  NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children.
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
Wolf Blitzer: ‘We Are Not the Enemy of the American People, We love the American People’  —  'Everybody's always criticizing us'  —  CNN host Wolf Blitzer said on behalf of the media “we love the American people” on Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump's latest broadside against the profession.
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Sky News:
Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian politicians
Discussion: Politico and The Gateway Pundit
Washington Post:
Republicans embrace the ‘cult’ of Trump, ignoring warning signs  —  Fiercely and undeniably, the Republican Party this week confirmed its rebranding as the party of Trump.  —  Buoyed by a late Tuesday presidential tweet, voters in South Carolina cast out Rep. Mark Sanford …
Discussion: Althouse and Breitbart
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
GOP senators' frustration with Trump — and each other — boils over
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Splinter
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
How to Lose the Midterms and Re-elect Trump  —  Dear Robert De Niro, Samantha Bee and other Trump haters:  —  I get that you're angry.  I'm angry, too.  But anger isn't a strategy.  Sometimes it's a trap.  When you find yourself spewing four-letter words, you've fallen into it.
Washington Post:
Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the U.S. is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children  —  BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — For more than a year, the old Walmart along the Mexican border here has been a mystery to those driving by on the highway.  In place of the supercenter's trademark logo hangs a curious sign: “Casa Padre.”
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Allie Morris / MySanAntonio.com:   Donald Trump mural inside Texas shelter sparks debate
Jacob Soboroff / NBC News:
Surge in children separated at border floods facility for undocumented immigrants
Discussion: MSNBC and Shareblue Media
Jerry Zremski / The Buffalo News:
Higgins says he will no longer back ‘misguided’ Pelosi  —  WASHINGTON - Rep. Brian Higgins of Buffalo said Wednesday that he will not back House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California for another term as the top Democrat in the House.  —  “I will not support her,” Higgins said in an interview with The Buffalo News.
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
It's All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care  —  As a purely descriptive matter, it's surely true: We are all going numb.  As Donald Trump makes war with Canada and peace with dictators and human rights abusers, the narrative is that everyone's lost all feeling.
New York Post:
Airline says ‘vortex’ sent plane into terrifying nosedive  —  Passengers have described the terrifying moment a vortex sent their Qantas flight into a 10-second “nosedive.”  —  Hundreds of horrified travelers held hands ­believing they were about to die as the aircraft suddenly dropped over the Pacific Ocean on Sunday.
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Rep. Steve King Won't Answer Questions About His Neo-Nazi Retweets  —  The Iowa Republican has been endorsing tweets from a guy who rants about Jews and the fall of Western civilization.  —  WASHINGTON Congressman Steve King is normally one of the more talkative members of the House of Representatives …
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Washington Post:
Pressure on Michael Cohen intensifies as Mueller stays focused on the Trump attorney  —  Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, is facing mounting pressure from two active federal investigations, contending with skyrocketing legal bills and planning to change lawyers in the near future …
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The Nation:
THE MUELLER INDICTMENTS STILL DON'T ADD UP TO COLLUSION
Discussion: The Federalist
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: GOP senator urges love for LGBT youths in Pride Month speech  —  THE BIG IDEA: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a socially conservative 84-year-old Mormon, was long one of the most outspoken critics of gay people in Congress.  —  In 1977, as a freshman, Hatch said gay people …
Willa Frej / HuffPost:
Franklin Graham Blasts Trump's Immigrant Family Separations At Border  —  “It's disgraceful, and it's terrible to see families ripped apart and I don't support that one bit,” the evangelist said.  —  Evangelist Franklin Graham, a staunch backer of President Donald Trump …
New York Times:
Stephen Bannon Buys Into Bitcoin  —  WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, 10 months removed from the job of chief strategist to President Trump and five months after his ouster from the arch-conservative news site Breitbart News, is betting that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can disrupt banking …
Discussion: The Week
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
After years of growth, the use of social media for news is falling across the world  —  But messaging apps are picking up the slack, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism finds in its 2018 Digital News Report.  —  People are becoming disenchanted with Facebook for news.
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Scanning immigrants' old fingerprints, U.S. threatens to strip thousands of citizenship  —  The Trump administration is analyzing decades-old fingerprints in an unprecedented effort to rescind American citizenship from immigrants who may have lied or falsified information on their naturalization forms.
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Will Trump's View of the World Outlast His Presidency?  —  In his sledgehammer assault against the cornerstone institutions of the Western alliance, Donald Trump is replaying one of the defining confrontations in the Republican Party's history.  Only this time, the outcome is being reversed …
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
My Mom's Suicide Was Preventable  —  The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain remind us that there is help.  —  I didn't know Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain but saw familiar threads in their suicides, as my mother took her own life at age 51.  —  Spade had spoken to her father the night …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
What Went Wrong for Villaraigosa: A California Stalwart Ponders His Loss for Governor  —  The former Los Angeles mayor said wealthy voters rejected his message — and working class voters failed to turn out.  —  LOS ANGELES — Antonio R. Villaraigosa was the high-riding mayor of this city for eight years.
 
 
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Tim Johnson / Fresno Bee:
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Neil Genzlinger / New York Times:
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CNN:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Black Voters Have More Leverage in This Governor's Race. They Mean to Use It.
Matt Naham / Law & Crime:
Mueller Appears to Have Screwed Up by ‘Accidentally’ Exposing Names in Manafort Case
Zoya Sheftalovich / Politico:
UK to loosen immigration rules to allow more skilled workers: report
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Trump has a plan to end DACA. It started in Texas and could go to the Supreme Court.
Discussion: RedState and America's Voice
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Michael Bastasch / The Daily Caller:
Berkeley Declares A ‘Climate Emergency,’ Calls For Population Control
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Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Discussion: NPR and The Guardian
Ellis Clopton / Variety:
Millie Bobby Brown Leaves Twitter After Becoming Homophobic Meme
Discussion: IndieWire
Philip Wegmann / Washington Examiner:
Young Americas Foundation warns Charlie Kirk could cause ‘long-term damage’
Discussion: Mediaite