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11:50 PM ET, June 1, 2020


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NBC News:
Trump considering a move to invoke Insurrection Act  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is considering invoking a 213-year-old federal law that would allow him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to protests in cities across the country, according to four people familiar with the internal White House discussions.
Washington Post:
Episcopal bishop on President Trump: ‘Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence’  —  The Right Rev. Mariann Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington, was seething.  —  The president of the United States had just visited St. John's Episcopal Church, across from the White House …
Marina Trahan Martinez / New York Times:
Protests Live: Updates from New York, D.C. and Around the Country  —  Our reporters and photographers are on the ground in cities across the country.  Here's what they're seeing.  —  Here's what you need to know:  —  Democratic political leaders wasted no time in condemning President Trump's photo op …
Discussion: Axios
Washington Post:
Live updates: Trump urges governors to ‘dominate’ protesters after another night of unrest  —  After pockets of the United States descended into chaos — following more protests over the death of yet another black man in police custody, leading to another night of fire and fury …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Carlson Blames Jared Kushner for Trump's Protest Catastrophe  —  The Fox News host said that Kushner had “subverted” Trump every step of the way during his presidency.  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson tore into White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner on Monday night …
Pentagon officials express concern as Trump threatens to use military to ‘dominate’ protestors
Discussion: KTVZ-TV and Variety
Ursula Perano / Axios:
St. John's clergy say Trump used “one of our churches as a prop”
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:   The most chilling aspect of Trump's Monday night crackdown on law-abiding protesters
Shia Kapos / Politico:
Illinois governor butts heads with Trump on conference call
Discussion: Washington Post, Breitbart and The Hill
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Trump threatens to deploy military amid national unrest
Washington Post:
Trump calls governors ‘weak,’ urges them to use force against unruly protests
George Will / Washington Post:
Trump must be removed.  So must his congressional enablers.  —  This unraveling presidency began with the Crybaby-in-Chief banging his spoon on his highchair tray to protest a photograph — a photograph — showing that his inauguration crowd the day before had been smaller than the one four years previous.
Discussion: Mediaite
NBC News:
White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on twitter  —  A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national “antifa” organization and pushing violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests has been linked to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson.
'My son didn't hurt nobody:' David McAtee, Louisville business owner, killed by authorities  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — David McAtee, the owner of YaYa's BBQ in western Louisville, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers early Monday morning, an incident that's now under state and local police investigation.
Investigation launched into LMPD, National Guard fatal shooting of West End restaurant owner  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Monday afternoon that the police officers involved along with National Guard personnel in the early morning shooting of the owner …
John P. Wise / WKYT-TV:
Louisville mayor fires police chief
Discussion: Raw Story
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
U.S. police have attacked journalists more than 100 times in the past four days  —  As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country one week after a white police officer allegedly murdered a black man, George Floyd, it's becoming clear that attacks by police on journalists are becoming …
Discussion: Breitbart, 444 and Roll Call
Nick Boykin /
Crews put out fire at DC's historic St. John's Church  —  Police have now taken back the area around St. John's Church, and it is not known yet the extent of damage the church basement received Sunday evening.  —  WASHINGTON — As the D.C. curfew went into effect at 11 p.m., Sunday …
Discussion: Vox and NBC News
Ed O'Keefe / CBS News:
Trump tells “weak” governors they “have to dominate” as civil unrest divides the nation
Washington Post:
As Trump's smearing of protesters gets worse, Adam Schiff raises a red flag  —  As protests against police brutality spread across the country, President Trump looked impotent, unable to offer anything reassuring and tweeting angrily from inside a White House under siege.
Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
LISTEN FOR YOURSELF: Trump's ‘Unhinged’ Rant to Governors on Protests
Discussion: Blue Virginia
The Daily Beast:   ‘Unhinged’ Trump Demands Mass Arrests, Flag-Burning Laws
Robert A. George / New York Daily News:
End it: NYC protests have exposed a truth Cuomo and de Blasio have missed; the lockdown is over  —  End it.  —  Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio: End it.  —  End New York City's lockdown.  Not next Monday, now.  Not a piecemeal “Phase One” ending that means construction and manufacturing can resume, along with curbside retail.
Elizabeth Kim / Gothamist:
Citywide Curfew Will Go Into Effect At 11 P.M. Tonight
Discussion: Bloomberg and New York Post
Barack Obama / Medium:
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change  —  As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many people have reached out asking how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Twitter takes action against Rep. Matt Gaetz for glorifying violence  —  The platform did not remove it  —  Twitter has restricted a tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for violating its policies against glorifying violence, following a similar action taken against President Donald Trump last week.
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Twitter adds warning label to Gaetz tweet on antifa for glorifying violence
Discussion: Axios and Florida Politics
New York Times:
Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout to Protest Trump Posts  —  While Twitter started labeling some of the president's inflammatory posts, Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has said his company should leave them alone.  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — Dozens of Facebook employees …
Selena Simmons-Duffin / NPR:
White House Coronavirus Testing Czar To Stand Down  —  The Trump administration's testing czar announced Monday that he will be leaving that position in mid-June.  —  Adm. Brett Giroir told a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS that he will be “demobilized” …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
You Can't Loot Us, We're Progressives!  —  There is nothing good about rioting, looting and burning, but these evils sometimes provide clarifying moments.  Such as when progressives realize that the looters are coming for them, too.  It shouldn't be a news flash, but progressives …
The Post Millennial:   Editor of progressive newspaper celebrated protestors—then they stormed and trashed her office
Ross McGuinness / Yahoo News:
Coronavirus: Sex during lockdown with someone outside your household is illegal from today  —  Having sex in your own home with someone from a different household is illegal from today, after the government altered its coronavirus legislation.  —  At 11.30am on Monday …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
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Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Voter Sentiment on Trump's Pandemic Response Hits New Low
DOJ urges appeals court to force dismissal of Flynn case
Discussion: Fox News and Just The News
 Earlier Items: 
Danielle Schulkin / Just Security:
White Supremacist Infiltration of US Police Forces: Fact-Checking National Security Advisor O'Brien
Discussion:, CNN and Mediaite
Jaclyn Reiss Globe / The Boston Globe:
Baker didn't hold back on what he thinks about Trump's message on protests
Discussion: Raw Story
Ezra Klein / Vox:
America at the breaking point
Steve Scherer / Reuters:
Russia not welcome at G7, Canada's Trudeau says
Discussion: The Hill
Crispian Balmer / Reuters:
New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says
Discussion: Mediaite and The Gateway Pundit