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3:45 PM ET, June 17, 2019


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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
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Gateway Pundit
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Supreme Court rules in case watched for impact on Trump pardons
Discussion: CNN
Associated Press:
High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding case
Discussion: Washington Post
Graham Moomaw / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
U.S. Supreme Court dismisses Va. House GOP's appeal in racial gerrymandering case
Discussion: Politico and UPI
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 …
NBC News:
Gunman dead after shootout with police outside Dallas court building
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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
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 …
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 …
Robby Soave / Reason:
Harvard University Cancels Kyle Kashuv  —  Harvard University has rescinded its offer of admission to Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland survivor and conservative teen activist due to racist comments he made several years ago in group chats with other Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School students.
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
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.
Associated Press:
Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police  —  SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a shooting involving a police officer in South Bend, the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.
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.
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.
Oliver Laughland / The Guardian:
How Trump's census question could transform America's electoral map
Discussion: Shakesville and ThinkProgress
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Inside Trump's plan to battle the 15 investigations facing him  —  President Donald Trump is facing a hurdle no other president has — an unprecedented onslaught of investigations into almost every recent organization he has led.  —  In California, investigators are examining …
Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
Will Donald Trump and Steve Bannon reunite for 2020?
Discussion: Splinter
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 …
Discussion: Observer and Post and Courier
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 …
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  —  Texas voters are split when asked about reelecting the president, and Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke are their favorites for the Democratic nomination to challenge him, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
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 …
David Montanaro / Fox News:
McConnell says he'll bring up ‘freestanding’ bill to address humanitarian crisis at border: 'What's the objection?'  —  McConnell agrees with Trump that Mexico is doing more to fix the border crisis than congressional Democrats  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on “Fox & Friends” …
Discussion: National Review, Breitbart, IJR and Newser
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McConnell to force vote next week on Trump border funding request
Discussion: TheBlaze, The Daily Caller and UPI
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 and Daily Wire
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.
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.
Rob Picheta / CNN:
Accidental cat filter derails political press conference  —  (CNN)A Pakistani politician suffered a major catastrophe when his press conference was live-streamed on social media last week.  —  A briefing by Shaukat Yousafzai, a regional minister in northwest Pakistan, was broadcast …
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The Guardian:
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Matt Ford / New Republic:
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Alan Fram / Associated Press:
GOP mutters, gently, as Trump sidesteps Senate for top aides
Discussion: Political Wire
Carla Marinucci / Politico:
California's Newsom takes aim: GOP destined for ‘waste bin of history’
Discussion: Breitbart
Emily Rauhala / Washington Post:
As price of insulin soars, Americans caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine
Discussion: Mother Jones and Balloon Juice