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8:35 PM ET, June 29, 2020

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Barbara Starr / CNN:
Intelligence on Russian bounty plot was included in the President's Daily Brief earlier this year, source says  —  (CNN)The intelligence that assessed there was an effort by a Russian military intelligence unit to pay the Taliban to kill US soldiers was included in one of President Donald …
Discussion: Alternet.org, Raw Story and Axios
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Kayleigh McEnany's answers on Russia's bounties and Trump don't make sense  —  White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany held a briefing Monday amid a growing furor over bounties that U.S. intelligence says Russia placed on U.S. troops in Afghanistan — and the lack of a U.S. response.
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Trump Refuses To Allow Democrats To Attend Russia Bounty Briefing  —  Politico's Jake Sherman tweeted: … The White House did say that they are working to schedule a briefing for Democrats, which is ridiculous because there is no need for separate briefings for Republicans and Democrats.
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Biden says Trump has “cozied up” to Putin, calls for “more data” on bounty allegations
Discussion: NBC News and Politico
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Republicans once again face questions about why Trump isn't tougher on Russia
Politico:
Senate Republicans squeeze Trump over Russian bounties
Discussion: Axios, Associated Press and Twitchy
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit  —  The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites …
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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech  —  Bans come after YouTube's 2019 policy update  —  YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Reddit bans The_Donald forum as part of major hate speech purge
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Twitch, Reddit crack down on Trump-linked content as industry faces reckoning
Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:   YouTube ​Bans Six Big White Nationalist Channels
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
YouTube Boots White Supremacist Richard Spencer, Far-Right Personality Stefan Molyneux for Spewing Hate
Discussion: Wired
Anne Allred / KSDK-TV:
‘The only thing that stopped the crowd was my rifle’ |  Interview with man who pulled out gun amid protest  —  Mark McCloskey gave his first on-camera interview to 5 On Your Side anchor Anne Allred  —  ST. LOUIS — It's an encounter that's gained national attention and it happened in St. Louis' Central West End neighborhood.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Couple points guns at protesters marching to St. Louis mayor's home to demand resignation  —  1 of 13  —  UPDATES with comments from St. Louis University law professor on couple's rights to defend private property  —  ST. LOUIS — As protesters made their way to Mayor Lyda Krewson's home on Sunday night …
Associated Press:
Couple draw guns at crowd heading to St. Louis mayor's home  —  A white couple pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis, Missouri, as the group marched toward the mayor's home, demanding her resignation after she publicly read the names and addresses of several residents who supported defunding the police department
Jemma Carr / Daily Mail:
‘Keep moving!’  Moment lawyer couple brandish an AR-15 and a handgun at protesters marching past …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Adam Weinstein / New Republic:   Standing Their Ground in Well-Manicured Yards
Michelle Roberts / BBC:
Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China  —  A new strain of flu that has the potential to become pandemic has been identified in China by scientists.  —  It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say.  —  The researchers are concerned …
Discussion: Townhall, Raw Story, KFOR-TV and Fox News
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
Why conservative Chief Justice Roberts just struck down an anti-abortion law  —  Chief Justice John Roberts awaits the arrival of President Donald Trump who will deliver the State of the Union address in the House chamber on February 4, 2020, in Washington, DC.  Leah Millis-Pool/Getty Images
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Ilya Shapiro / Cato Institute:
John Roberts Outsmarts Himself Yet Again
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court, in 5-4 ruling, strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo Sports:
White House calls Supreme Court decision on abortion ‘unfortunate’
CNN:
John Roberts sides with liberals on Supreme Court to block controversial Louisiana abortion law
Discussion: CNBC and FiveThirtyEight
Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
In Memory Of Betsy Rothstein  —  Betsy Rothstein passed away Sunday among family following a long battle with cancer.  —  Betsy was the most honest person I've ever met.  She hated lying the way some people hate snakes.  She recoiled in horror from lies.  She found them repulsive, and the people who told them, contemptible.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
As Predicted: Parler Is Banning Users It Doesn't Like  —  Well, that did not take long at all.  On Friday we predicted that just like every other social media platform out there, the new favorite among people who falsely say that Twitter is censoring conservatives, would start taking …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Newsonomics: The next 48 hours could determine the fate of two of America's largest newspaper chains  —  The next 48 hours may decide the fate of two of America's largest newspaper chains that collectively serve almost a fifth of all American local newspaper readers.
Anya Kamenetz / NPR:
U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall  —  The nation's pediatricians have come out with a strong statement in favor of bringing children back to the classroom this fall wherever and whenever they can do so safely.  The American Academy of Pediatrics' guidance …
Rong-Gong Lin II / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County issues dire warning amid ‘alarming increases’ in coronavirus cases  —  Los Angeles County health officials issued a dire warning Monday that conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic are deteriorating rapidly and the highly contagious virus is spreading swiftly in the nation's most populous county.
Discussion: Deadline and The Week
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Trump books over $16 million in battleground TV ads as his campaign sees warning signs in key states  — President Donald Trump's campaign, facing a growing disadvantage in polls, has started reserving spots for a television ad blitz set to run in several key swing states during the final months of the race.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
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Wall Street Journal:
Eric Trump Steers Family Empire Under Father's Close Watch  —  The president's third child is eyeing international expansion after Donald Trump leaves office; ‘Eric is the money guy’  —  On March 17, Eric Trump received word from the Nevada governor's office that he had 24 hours to shut …
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
House Democrats push through first bill in a decade expanding Affordable Care Act  —  The House Monday passed the first significant expansion of the Affordable Care Act since its birth a decade ago, providing Democrats a high-wattage platform to castigate President Trump for his efforts …
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News  —  The Times said Apple News did not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers.  —  The New York Times said on Monday that it was exiting its partnership with Apple News, as news organizations struggle to compete …
Michael Shellenberger / Environmental Progress:
On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare  —  On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years.  Climate change is happening.  It's just not the end of the world.
CNN:
Trump appointee at USAID repeatedly made anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ comments, said ‘female empowerment is a civilizational calamity’  —  (CNN)A Trump administration appointee at the United States' agency responsible for foreign aid has a history of inflammatory rhetoric aimed at refugees, the LGBTQ community and women.
Discussion: Raw Story and Politico
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Jacksonville to order mask-wearing ahead of GOP convention  —  Jacksonville, where the Republican National Convention is slated to be held in August, is planning to institute a city-wide mask order to stem the spread of coronavirus, city hall sources tell POLITICO.
Matt Arco / New Jersey Online:
N.J. restaurants NOT reopening for indoor dining this week after ‘knucklehead’ crowds at bars ruin it for everyone  —  New Jersey will not reopen indoor dining this week as planned in the first major reversal of the state's Phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday.
Discussion: Gothamist
 
 
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Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Kayleigh McEnany: Trump 'Didn't Hear' White Power Clip but Shared It to Stand With ‘Demonized’ Supporters
Discussion: Washington Post, Mediaite and Breitbart
Senator Mitt Romney:
Romney, Colleagues Introduce Measure to Defense Bill to Limit Troop Reductions in Germany
U.S. Department of Justice:
Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt Announces Departure from Civil Division
Paul Frymer / Wiley Online Library:
Labor Unions and White Racial Politics
Katherine Butler / The Guardian:
Europeans' trust in US as world leader collapses during pandemic
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Erin Durkin / Politico:
De Blasio confirms he'll cut $1B from NYPD budget
Chao Deng / Wall Street Journal:
China Strikes Back at U.S. Move to Restrict Visas for Party Officials Over Hong Kong
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
The real cost of Amazon
Discussion: UPI, more at Techmeme »
Bill Torpy / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Why no outrage? Atlanta shootings surge, but it's not the cops
Discussion: The Federalist and Power Line
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Why the Mueller Investigation Failed
Discussion: Washington Post