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5:45 PM ET, June 17, 2019


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Sara Coello / Dallas Morning News:
Gunman shot dead after opening fire on federal courthouse in downtown Dallas  —  This is a breaking news story and it is constantly being updated.  —  A man in a mask, combat gear and glasses who opened fire Monday morning at the Earle Cabell federal courthouse in downtown Dallas was shot …
The Daily Beast:
Dallas Federal Building Shooter Posted Far-Right Memes About Nazis and Confederacy  —  Brian Clyde, 22, showed off guns and racist imagery on Facebook before attacking a federal building in Texas.  —  A Texas man accused of opening fire outside a Dallas courthouse uploaded right-wing memes to Facebook …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
NBC News:
Gunman dead after shootout with police outside Dallas court building
Daniel Tepfer / Connecticut Post:
Lawyers: Alex Jones sent child porn to Sandy Hook families  —  BRIDGEPORT - Conspiracy theorist and InfoWars host Alex Jones sent child pornography to the lawyers for the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy, their lawyers said.  —  The law firm representing the families of the 2012 mass shooting …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill:
Supreme Court hands Virginia Democrats a win in gerrymandering case  —  The Supreme Court has ruled against the Virginia House of Delegates in a racial gerrymandering case that represents a victory for Democrats in the state.  —  In the 5-4 ruling, the justices found that the House …
Richard Wolf / USA Today:
Supreme Court upholds ‘double jeopardy’ standard that could blunt impact of potential Trump pardons  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court upheld Monday the ability of federal and state governments to prosecute defendants twice for the same crime - a form of double jeopardy that could come into play …
Discussion: CNN
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Supreme Court tosses ruling against bakers who refused cake for gay couple  —  The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against two Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.  —  The couple, Melissa and Aaron Klein, cited religious beliefs as their reason for not providing services for a gay wedding.
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Supreme Court rules in case watched for impact on Trump pardons
Discussion: CNN
Graham Moomaw / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
U.S. Supreme Court dismisses Va. House GOP's appeal in racial gerrymandering case
Discussion: UPI
Shlomo Shamir / Jerusalem Post:
U.N. officials: U.S. planning a ‘tactical assault’ in Iran  —  The military action under consideration would be an aerial bombardment of an Iranian facility linked to its nuclear program, the officials further claimed.  —  Is the US going to attack Iran soon?
Aaron David Miller / USA Today:
Why are we headed for a blowup with Iran? It began when Trump scrapped the nuclear deal
Discussion: New York Times and Washington Post
Ben Shapiro / Daily Wire:
Harvard Rescinds Admission To Conservative Kyle Kashuv Over Private Racist Remarks He Wrote At 16, Despite Apology And Evidence Of Growth.  This Is Disgusting.  —  Our universities may be irrevocably broken.  —  On Monday, Parkland survivor and outspoken conservative Kyle Kashuv announced …
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Harvard Pulls Pro-Gun Parkland Survivor Kyle Kashuv's Admission Over Racial Slurs  —  Kashuv will not study at the Ivy League school in 2020 thanks in part to a campaign led by—of all people—right-wing activist Laura Loomer.  —  Harvard University has revoked the admission of conservative pundit …
Robby Soave / Reason:
Harvard University Cancels Kyle Kashuv
David French / National Review:
Harvard Demonstrates Once Again That Post-Christian America Is Post-Forgiveness America
Discussion: Daily Wire
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump interview on ABC was a ratings bust  —  President Donald Trump's much-teased interview with ABC was not the ratings bonanza the numbers-obsessed president likely would have wanted.  —  The hourlong special with ABC chief anchor George Stephanopoulos came in third in its timeslot Sunday night …
Audrey McNamara / The Daily Beast:
Trump's ABC Interview With George Stephanopoulos Was a Ratings Disappointment
Discussion: Fox News and The Daily Beast
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
Trump's interview with George Stephanopoulos, explained
Discussion: Mediaite, The Atlantic and Breitbart
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Dems investigating Trump have a new tactic to break his blockade  —  Democrats investigating Donald Trump for obstruction of justice are eyeing a new strategy to break the president's all-out oversight blockade: calling witnesses who never worked in the White House.
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:   The House committee quietly racking up oversight wins against Trump
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
U.S. to permanently end foreign aid for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador  —  The State Department announced Monday afternoon that it is cutting off any further aid to Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador until the countries take “concrete actions to reduce the number of illegal migrants coming to the U.S. border.”
Discussion: Associated Press
As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Pete Buttigieg raised staggering $7 million in April alone  —  Pete Buttigieg's campaign jolted its top donors with big news on a conference call last month: The upstart mayor had raised $7 million in the month of April alone, as much as Buttigieg had in his entire eye-catching first quarter in the presidential race.
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Biden predicts 2020 victory across the South, where Democrats haven't won in decades  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden boldly predicts he can win states no Democrat has won in presidential elections in decades.  —  “I plan on campaigning in the South.  I plan on — if I'm your nominee …
Discussion: Breitbart
Ross Ramsey / The Texas Tribune:
Trump's reelection support is 50-50 in Texas, Biden and O'Rourke lead the Democrats, UT/TT Poll says
William Langewiesche / The Atlantic:
What Really Happened to Malaysia's Missing Airplane  —  1. The Disappearance  —  At 12:42 a.m. on the quiet, moonlit night of March 8, 2014, a Boeing 777-200ER operated by Malaysia Airlines took off from Kuala Lumpur and turned toward Beijing, climbing to its assigned cruising altitude of 35,000 feet.
Daniel Dahm / WKMG:
President Trump supporters line up 40 hours before Orlando rally  —  Trump to announce re-election bid at Amway Center  —  ORLANDO, Fla. - More than 40 hours before President Donald Trump will announce his re-election bid in Orlando, supporters started lining up outside the Amway Center.
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Poll: AOC disliked, distrusted, unwanted in her own NY district  —  She's a star on the national political stage, but Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is viewed skeptically back in her Queens and Bronx 14th Congressional District, according to a new door-to-door survey.
Discussion: Front Page Magazine, IJR and Daily Wire
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
'It doesn't break through': Democrats worry about grip on House as Trump overshadows agenda  —  Democrats are quietly airing concerns that battles with President Trump, including investigations of the president and his administration along with the noisy debate over impeachment …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis  —  In the heart of Boston, Tufts Medical Center treats scores of health conditions, administering measles vaccines for children, as well as pioneering next-generation tools that can eradicate the rarest of cancers.
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Undocumented immigrants fired from Trump golf clubs to crash his 2020 campaign kickoff in Florida  —  Undocumented immigrants canned from President Trump's ritzy golf clubs in New York and New Jersey are crashing his 2020 campaign kickoff in Florida to shed light on what they consider his …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux / FiveThirtyEight:
The Citizenship Question Could Cost California And Texas A Seat In Congress  —  In a matter of days, the Supreme Court may dramatically change the census.  The court is slated to rule on whether the Trump administration can add a question about citizenship to the 2020 form.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Alan Brinkley, Leading Historian of 20th-Century America, Dies at 70  —  Alan Brinkley, one of the pre-eminent historians of his generation, with a specialty in 20th-century American political history, died on Sunday night at his home in Manhattan.  He was 70.
Emily Bazelon / New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Is Completely Serious  —  About income inequality.  About corporate power.  About corrupt politics.  And about being America's next president.  —  The first time I met Elizabeth Warren, she had just come home from a walk with her husband and her dog at Fresh Pond …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
How dare you ask Mike Pompeo that question?  —  Perhaps nobody in President Trump's Cabinet has shown a talent for remaining in his good graces like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  And he's done it despite running the CIA for a president who attacked his own intelligence community …
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Politico
PBS NewsHour:
All of the Mueller report's major findings in less than 30 minutes  —  When Robert Mueller broke his silence in May, his main point was that his long-awaited report spoke for itself.  But the report is 448 pages long.  So Lisa Desjardins and William Brangham decided to dig into what the findings say - and what they don't.
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Katherine Schaffstall / Hollywood Reporter:
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Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and IJR
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Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Pence communications director leaving for Lockheed Martin post
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Trudeau plans USMCA meetings with Pelosi, McConnell this week
 Earlier Items: 
Evan Siegfried / NBC News:
Trump's biggest risk in 2020 isn't losing young people. It's losing their grandparents.
David Dayen / American Prospect:
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Discussion: Splinter
The Guardian:
Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret
Discussion: The Atlantic and Politico
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
GOP mutters, gently, as Trump sidesteps Senate for top aides
Discussion: Political Wire
Anita Kumar / Politico:
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