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3:00 PM ET, June 7, 2021

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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How Joe Manchin's awful new stance could blow up in his face  —  By now you've heard that Sen. Joe Manchin III has essentially declared he has consigned us to a future of minority rule.  In a new piece, the West Virginia Democrat says he'll vote against his party's voting rights legislation and will never …
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Time to call Manchin's bluff  —  Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) declared in a Sunday op-ed that he is against the For the People Act because it is not bipartisan.  “I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy, and for that reason …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Joe Manchin's Incoherent Case for Letting Republicans Destroy Democracy The most powerful senator ties himself in knots.  —  What does Joe Manchin want?  The inscrutable whims of the West Virginia senator and 50th Senate vote have always controlled the future of the Biden administration's domestic agenda.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Biden should go it alone  —  Seventeen months — that's all the time that's left.  —  That's how long President Biden can hope to hold Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.  —  Now is the time to start thinking about the November 2022 midterm elections.
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Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Democrat calls Manchin ‘the new Mitch McConnell’ and says he is working to thwart Biden's agenda
John T. Bennett / Washington Examiner:
Biden-Capito call about infrastructure bill, promised on Monday, has not been scheduled
Discussion: The Federalist
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court declines to hear lawsuit challenging male-only draft … The Supreme Court declined Monday to consider the constitutionality of a federal law requiring men, but not women, to register for the military draft when they turn 18.  —  As is its usual practice, the court didn't say why it wouldn't take the case.
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Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Schumer recommending 2 voting rights lawyers to be judges
Discussion: The Hill
Caroline Kelly / CNN:
Cheney: Trump inciting January 6 riot ‘the most dangerous thing’ a president has done  —  Jonathan Swan: Liz Cheney is a woman without a party  —  (CNN)Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney accused former President Donald Trump of having committed the worst violation of a president's oath …
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Liz Cheney: GOP Members of Congress Told Her They Voted NOT to Impeach Trump Due to Personal Security Concerns
Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni / US Food and Drug …:
FDA's Decision to Approve New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease  —  Today FDA approved Aduhelm (aducanumab) to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease using the Accelerated Approval pathway, under which the FDA approves a drug for a serious or life-threatening illness that may provide meaningful …
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents.  —  Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court …
Javier Manjarres / The Floridian:
Kamala Harris Greeted In Guatemala With ‘Go Home’ and ‘Trump Won’ Messages  —  Vice President Kamala Harris' much anticipated “foreign policy” trip to Guatemala to meet with leaders there about what can be done to stem the influx of illegal immigrants that are crossing into the U.S. from that country …
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Spectrum News NY1:
Exclusive: Eric Adams jumps in front, Yang slips in NY1/Ipsos poll  —  Eric Adams has surged to the front of the pack, overtaking Andrew Yang and building a six-point lead in the Democratic primary for mayor, according to the exclusive results of a new Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll.  —  What You Need To Know
New York Times:
What Happened When Trump Was Banned on Social Media  —  When Facebook and Twitter barred Donald J. Trump from their platforms after the Capitol riot in January, he lost direct access to his most powerful megaphones.  On Friday, Facebook said the former president would not be allowed …
Jackie Wattles / CNN:
Jeff Bezos is going to space on first crewed flight of rocket  —  New York (CNN Business)Jeff Bezos will be flying to space on the first crewed flight of the New Shepard, the rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origin.  The flight is scheduled for July 20th, just 15 days after he is set to resign as CEO of Amazon.
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
What Were They Thinking About Insurrection?  —  The hopes and fears of the participants in the Capitol attack, government officials, and Donald Trump.  —  On January 6, 2021, members of the Oath Keepers, high on conspiracies and disinformation, went to Washington, D.C. to support then-President Donald Trump.
Evan Perez / CNN:
First on CNN: US recovers millions in cryptocurrency paid to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hackers  —  Washington (CNN)US investigators have recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency paid in ransom to hackers whose attack prompted the shutdown of the key East Coast pipeline last month, according to people briefed on the matter.
New York Times:
New York City Plans a Central Park Mega-Concert to Celebrate Reopening  —  The mayor's office has asked the producer Clive Davis to sign up musical stars for an event on the Great Lawn in August.  —  Brunch crowds are back.  Rush-hour traffic is back.  Tourists in horse-drawn carriages are back.
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
Blinken suddenly interested in holding China accountable  —  Despite all of the stories about sweetheart deals in China for Hunter Biden and the Big Guy, it appears that there are some elephants in the room that are simply too big to ignore.  One of these is turning out to be the increasingly …
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Irin Carmon / New York Magazine:
The Tiger Mom and and the Hornet's Nest For decades, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld were Yale Law power brokers.  A new generation wants to see them exiled.  —  Photo: Photograph by Gillian Laub for New York Magazine  —  It's supposedly haunted," Amy Chua says brightly as she ushers …
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
Biden snubs D-Day's 77th anniversary, angering veterans  —  Veteran calls Biden's failure to recognize D-Day ‘reprehensible’  —  Trey Gowdy marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day  —  A homeland security source told Fox News that service members and veterans are upset after President Biden failed …
David Dayen / American Prospect:
House Democrat Leading Effort Against Key Consumer Protection  —  Rep. Josh Gottheimer is lobbying against a resolution that would end the practice of predatory lenders charging astronomical interest rates on consumer loans.  —  Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) speaks during …
Melissa Eddy / New York Times:
David Dushman, Soviet Soldier Who Helped Liberate Auschwitz, Dies at 98  —  Mr. Dushman is believed to have been the last surviving liberator of the camp.  He went on to become a decorated fencer.  —  BERLIN — David Dushman, who as a soldier for the Soviet Union drove his tank through …
Discussion: CNN, The Guardian and Stars & Stripes
Brian Bennett / TIME:
Exclusive: Iran Steps up Efforts to Sow Discord Inside the U.S.  —  Iranian state actors are intensifying their disinformation campaign on social media to spread discord and anti-Semitic tropes inside the U.S., two U.S. intelligence officials say.  —  Social media accounts tracked …
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
America's scarcity mindset  —  Is our society turning into a zero-sum competition for survival?  —  6 hr ago  —  “This land was made for you and me” — Woody Guthrie  —  “I'm all right Jack, keep your hands off of my stack” — Pink Floyd  —  I've been reading Rick Perlstein's Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980.
Michael Wines / New York Times:
In Arizona 2020 Election Review, Risks for Republicans, and Democracy  —  Experts call it a circus.  Polls say it will hurt the G.O.P. in 2022.  But Republicans are on board in Arizona and elsewhere, despite warnings of lasting damage to the political system.
Discussion: Raw Story and Los Angeles Times
Joe Sutton / CNN:
Video appears to show GOP Oregon lawmaker telling protesters how to enter closed state Capitol  —  (CNN)An Oregon state lawmaker who has been charged after he allegedly allowed protesters into the closed state Capitol building during a debate over Covid-19 restrictions is seen in new video appearing …
Karol Markowicz / New York Post:
Was mask-wearing pointless, after all?  Fauci must be forced to answer  —  Did we ever need masks?  —  It's a touchy, complex question.  People may not want to learn that millions of us covered our faces for 15 months for no good reason, after all.  But asking the questions is exactly what we must do.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Anthony Weiner's Not Coming Back.  But He Has Nowhere to Go.  —  The man who was almost New York's mayor talks about the current campaign, selling tweets and why he feels bad for the media.  —  Anthony Weiner doesn't pay the kind of attention to New York politics that he did back when he was running …
Discussion: HotAir, Mediaite, Insider and Gothamist
Jim Treacher / Who the Hell Is Jim Treacher?:
AOC = Abjure Offered Cash  —  (Don't worry, I had to look up “abjure” too)  —  Over the weekend, something amazing happened: A conservative pundit raised over $100,000 to help the destitute grandmother of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  And then something that was probably inevitable happened: GoFundMe shut down the fundraiser.
 
 
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CNN:
There's only one way for patriotic Americans to see today's GOP
Discussion: The Hill and New York Magazine
Ian Beacock / New Republic:
Who Will Read Niall Ferguson's Doom?
David Yaffe-Bellany / Bloomberg:
‘Sedition Hunters’ Turn Capitol Insurrection Into Ultimate Online Manhunt
Discussion: Raw Story and Hackwhackers
Eliza Collins / Wall Street Journal:
Sen. Jon Tester Walks Blue Line in Solid Red Montana
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Why Are All the Experts Such Dopes?  —  The great progressive dream is to dispense with rule …
Hayes Brown / MSNBC:
The Bush family evolved along with the GOP. George P. Bush is no exception.
Discussion: Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
From Doomsday Preppers to Doomsday Plotters
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Herschel Walker MIA from state GOP convention
Discussion: The Hill and TheGrio
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Byron York's Daily Memo: Republicans dispute CNN's Tapper
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The dirty secret behind the success of top Republican fundraisers
Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:
Interview with Barack Obama
The Daily Beast:
Dems Worry the GOP Will Try to ‘Benghazi’ Jan. 6 Probe
Discussion: Bloomberg and Raw Story
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Rep. Mo Brooks served with lawsuit related to his role in Capitol insurrection
 

 
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Internal memo: Vice Media executives plan to lay off hundreds of its 900+ employees over the next week, and the company is in advanced talks to sell Refinery29

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
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