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11:55 AM ET, June 9, 2021

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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Democrats befuddled by Joe Manchin  —  Senate Democrats have been left confused and befuddled by Sen. Joe Manchin, and say they're trying to figure out what their West Virginia colleague is thinking with his most recent moves in bucking his party.  —  Especially perplexing …
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Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Joe Manchin and the enemies of democracy  —  With American democracy under fierce attack by enemies of democracy who engage in aggressive attacks against voting rights, honest election procedures, and honest vote counting in state after state — their most powerful ally and most valuable player …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Politico:
Inside Biden and Manchin's Joemance
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post and HotAir
Ezra Levin / Medium:
So What The Hell Do We Do Now? (Joe Manchin Edition)
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Post
The White House:
Executive Order on Protecting Americans' Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries … By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)
Discussion: CNBC, AppleInsider, Variety and TechCrunch
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Nihal Krishan / Washington Examiner:
Biden revokes Trump orders targeting TikTok and WeChat
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's TikTok, WeChat Actions Targeting China Revoked by Biden
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Biden disliked Putin before it was cool  —  When President George W. Bush first met Vladimir Putin, he seemed smitten, describing the still-new Russian leader as “very straightforward and trustworthy,” even claiming he got “a sense of his soul.”  —  A certain Democratic senator from Delaware had a very different reaction.
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Wall Street Journal:
Biden Heads to Europe to Restore Alliances and Counter Autocracy's Rise
Discussion: Fox News and The Hill
CNN:
US ambassador to Russia warned senators that Biden administration risks repeating predecessors' mistakes in dealing with Putin
Discussion: Washington Post
Ben Leonard / Politico:
Capito ‘frustrated,’ says White House ‘kept moving the goalposts’ on infrastructure  —  Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) said Wednesday that she was “frustrated” that the White House “kept moving the goalposts on us” after infrastructure negotiations with the Biden administration fell apart Tuesday.
Discussion: Washington Post and Townhall
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Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
29% of GOP Voters Say It's Likely Trump Will Be Reinstated as President This Year  —  Most voters reject far-fetched idea, but many believe America's democracy is under threat  — 72% of voters, including 61% of Republicans, say it is unlikely Trump will be restored to the presidency.
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Cassidy is the new Capito
Discussion: CNBC and CNN
Barbara Comstock / New York Times:
My Fellow Republicans, Stop Fearing This Dangerous and Diminished Man  —  Ms. Comstock, a Virginia Republican and a lawyer, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019.  —  When Donald Trump, the patron saint of sore losers, appeared at a Republican event on Saturday night …
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Cicadas Took On Biden's Press Plane.  They Won.  —  The omnipresent insects filled the engines of a flight set to accompany the president on his trip to Europe, forcing a delay and a new plane and pilot to be called in.  —  WASHINGTON — The plane set to carry dozens of journalists to Europe …
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Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
Biden's press plane was about to head to Europe.  Then Brood X cicadas ‘invaded’ the engines.  —  The Brood X cicadas that rose from the earth after 17 years underground have proved their determination to leave a mark before they die off in a few weeks.  The shrill, winged insects have driven tourism …
KHQ-TV:
Dog ejected from car during Sunday crash found on sheep farm, herding sheep  —  Tilly, the 2-year-old Border Collie who was ejected from a car Sunday during a crash, has been found.  —  He was found on a sheep farm, where he had apparently taken up the role of sheep herder.
Politico:
Burning the midnight oil: Eric Adams' mysterious whereabouts off the campaign trail  —  Eric Adams announced he was living in Brooklyn Borough Hall to combat Covid last March.  Now it seems he may have never left.  —  The mayoral hopeful has been staying overnight and keeping late-night …
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Jazmine Hughes / New York Times:   Dianne Morales Faced a Campaign Uprising. Will It Matter to Voters?
Anne Barnard / New York Times:
Eric Adams Draws Fire for Skipping Mayoral Debate
Discussion: WNYW-TV
Politico:
McAuliffe wins big in Virginia  —  McLEAN, Va. — Terry McAuliffe's comeback bid aced its first test Tuesday, as the former Virginia governor cruised to victory in the state's Democratic gubernatorial primary.  —  He easily defeated his two main rivals, former state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy …
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Terry McAuliffe Wins Democratic Nomination for Governor in Virginia
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Democratic Rep. Val Demings announces challenge to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio … WASHINGTON — Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., made her Senate bid official Wednesday, announcing that she plans to challenge GOP Sen. Marco Rubio for his seat next year.  —  Demings made the announcement in a three-minute-long video …
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Steven Lemongello / Orlando Sentinel:
Val Demings launches 2022 campaign for Senate against Marco Rubio
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
Justice Department says it can ‘vigorously’ defend religious schools' exemption from anti-LGBTQ discrimination laws  —  The Justice Department in a court filing Tuesday said it can “vigorously” defend a religious exemption from federal civil rights law that allows federally funded religious schools …
Richard Bernstein / RealClearInvestigations:
Almost Overnight, Standards of Color-Blind Merit Tumble Across American Society  —  A broad revolution is underway in the United States as traditional standards used to measure achievement and provide opportunity are being rejected by schools, corporations, and governments in favor of quotas based on race and gender.
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Record-High 47% in U.S. Think Abortion Is Morally Acceptable  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans are sharply divided in their abortion views, including on its morality, with an equal split between those who believe it is morally acceptable and those who say it is morally wrong.
Discussion: The Hill and Forbes
Jesus Jiménez / New York Times:
In the U.S., hospitalizations are rising in areas with low vaccination rates.  —  Health officials worry that Covid-19 hospitalization rates could increase among the unvaccinated as variants of the virus spread.  —  The coronavirus might be receding in much of the United States …
Medium:
An open letter on U.S. media coverage of Palestine  —  From journalists, to journalists: Why reporting on Palestine has to change.  —  Finding truth and holding the powerful to account are core principles of journalism.  —  Yet for decades, our news industry has abandoned those values in coverage of Israel and Palestine.
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Trump is sabotaging the GOP's Senate prospects  —  The former president's growing involvement in primaries is jeopardizing Republican chances of winning back the majority.  —  Former President Trump could have been an important asset for the GOP, turning out voters as it seeks to regain control …
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story
Laura Miller / Slate:
Bogus Social Media Outrage Is Making Authors Change Lines in Their Books Now  —  Elin Hilderbrand writes novels about people who summer in Nantucket and have lots of family secrets and complicated love lives.  The books—whose covers feature beach scenes with women in sun hats …
bellingcat:
Russian Poet Dmitry Bykov Targeted by Navalny Poisoners  — In a December 2020 investigation, Bellingcat and its partners identified seven FSB officers who had tailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny on more than 35 trips around Russia since early 2017.
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Daily Beast
NBC News:
Biden quietly moves to start closing Guantánamo ahead of 20th anniversary of 9/11 … WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has quietly begun efforts to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, using an under-the-radar approach to minimize political blowback …
Hillman Foundation:
Ari Berman and Nick Surgey win June Sidney for Exposing Secret Right-Wing Playbook on Voter Suppression  —  Ari Berman of Mother Jones and Nick Surgey of Documented win the June Sidney Award for exposing the conservative dark money campaign to suppress the vote.
Discussion: Common Dreams
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
How Far Are Republicans Willing to Go?  They're Already Gone.  —  Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.  —  Determined to enforce white political dominance in pivotal states like Georgia, Arizona, Texas and North Carolina …
Discussion: National Review and CounterPunch
Evan Vucci / The Boston Globe:
The case for prosecuting Donald Trump  —  Saving American democracy for the long run requires a clear condemnation of the Trump presidency.  That means making clear that no one is above the law.  —  Norms in a democracy are only as good as our willingness to enforce them.
The Survey Center on American Life:
Losing a Friend over Politics  —  Although political disagreements are common, few Americans report having stopped talking to or being friends with someone because of their views about government or politics.  Only 15 percent of the public have ended a friendship over politics.
Discussion: Breitbart, Newsweek and HotAir
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Three Democratic incumbents, one Republican ousted in Virginia House primaries  —  Four Virginia lawmakers who span the political spectrum lost their bids for reelection in Tuesday's primary, with another incumbents fighting for political survival.  —  Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas) …
Matt Friedman / Politico:
Trump backers lose big as Ciattarelli claims GOP nomination in N.J.  —  SOMERSET, N.J. — New Jersey Republicans looked past Donald Trump Tuesday, nominating a challenger to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy who once called the former president a “charlatan” and later acknowledged Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election.
 
 
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Jon Brown / The Daily Wire:
Bill Maher Blasts Biden's Idea Of Free College: 'I'm Not F***ing Paying For That'
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Wilborn Nobles / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed files paperwork for mayoral election bid
Warren Rojas / Insider:
The Senate Republicans' main fundraising tool for the 2022 elections is now largely devoted to exalting Trump
Jack McEvoy / Washington Free Beacon:
Amazon Defends Sale of Anti-Cop Merchandise
Batya Ungar-Sargon / MSN:
The Immigration Debate Shows Progressives Have Abandoned the Working Class
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Slate
 Earlier Items: 
Nathaniel Fischer / The American Mind:
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Kyle Smith / National Review:
Matt Taibbi and the Liberal Apostates of the Left
Charles Lane / Washington Post:
Not far from Tulsa, a quieter but consequential correction of the historical record
Oliver Willis / The American Independent:
Greene says she knows COVID-19 is a ‘bioweapon’ because evolution doesn't exist
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
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