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8:35 AM ET, June 10, 2021

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Washington Post:
Democratic establishment tightens its hold on the party as far-left candidates fall short  —  Democratic primary voters have been turning away this year from the anti-elite furies that continue to roil Republican politics, repeatedly choosing more moderate candidates promising steady leadership …
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Michael Starr Hopkins / The Hill:
The GOP's strategy is galvanizing Democrats ahead of 2022  —  Less than a year after a brutal election that only further divided an already fractured nation, members of both sides of the aisle have begun to turn their attention to the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.
Discussion: Associated Press
Perry Bacon / Washington Post:
Were Biden's bold first 100 days a mirage?
Discussion: The National Interest and Politico
Glenn Greenwald:
Yet Another Media Tale — Trump Tear-Gassed Protesters For a Church Photo Op — Collapses  —  That the White House violently cleared Lafayette Park at Trump's behest was treated as unquestioned truth by most corporate media.  Today it was revealed as a falsehood.  —  3 hr ago
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ABC News:
Police did not clear Lafayette Park area so Trump could hold ‘Bible’ photo op: Watchdog  —  The inspector general's findings shed new light on a major controversy.  —  U.S. Park Police did not clear Lafayette Park and the nearby area of protesters on June 1, 2020, so President Donald Trump …
Mark Lee Greenblatt / DOI OIG:
Statement from Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt Regarding Special Review Report “Review of U.S. Park Police Actions at Lafayette Park”
Jacob Bunge / Wall Street Journal:
JBS Paid $11 Million to Resolve Ransomware Attack  —  Meat supplier's U.S. chief executive says firm paid cybercriminals in bitcoin to avoid more disruptions  —  JBS USA Holdings Inc. paid an $11 million ransom to cybercriminals who last week temporarily knocked out plants that process roughly …
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Timothy Puko / Wall Street Journal:
Keystone XL Oil Project Abandoned by Developer  —  Decision ends a yearslong effort to pipe more Canadian crude to the U.S.  —  Canada's TC Energy Corp. and the Albertan provincial government said Wednesday they would scuttle the Keystone XL oil pipeline project, bringing to an end …
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Matthew Brown / Associated Press:
Keystone XL pipeline nixed after Biden stands firm on permit
TC Energy:
TC Energy confirms termination of Keystone XL Pipeline Project
Hans von der Burchard / Politico:
EU joins Biden's call for fresh probe into coronavirus origins  —  The European Union is backing a push by U.S. President Joe Biden to launch a renewed investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, urging China to grant researchers “complete access” for that matter.
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Ivan Penn / New York Times:   A U.S. solar company will build a new factory in Ohio, giving Biden a boost.
Washington Post:
Biden administration to buy 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to donate to the world
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Jewish Democratic lawmakers consider condemning Ilhan Omar for likening Hamas to Israel and US  —  WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jewish Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives met Wednesday to discuss antisemitism.  The 25 members of the unofficial caucus ended up fulminating about a fellow Democrat …
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Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
“False equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups”: House Dems rip Omar for remarks on Israel, US, Hamas
Kadia Goba / BuzzFeed News:
The Congressional Black Caucus Is Blocking A Black Republican From Joining The Group  —  The Congressional Black Caucus is blocking membership to Rep. Byron Donalds, a Republican from Florida who has tried to join the organization, a source familiar with the CBC's plans told BuzzFeed News.
CNN:
Trump administration pursued CNN reporter's records in months-long secret court battle  —  Washington (CNN)The Trump administration battled with CNN for half a year to obtain the email records of a reporter and insisted it all take place under an extraordinary order of secrecy, CNN's lead attorney revealed on Wednesday.
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Biden's plans would give families a surprisingly big lift.  New data shows how.  —  It's sometimes suggested that the unexpected ambition of President Biden's proposals could revamp our political debate.  They might allow Democrats to take control over the “economic populist” space in our politics …
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Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Judge Finds Proud Boy's Pleas to Get Out of Jail ‘Without Merit,’ Highlighting Vulgar Threats He Made Against People Who ‘Ratted’ Him Out  —  Finding a Proud Boys member's complaints of inadequate medical care behind bars “without merit,” a federal judge issued a scathing ruling on Wednesday explaining …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Politico:
Eric Adams wants to be mayor of New York — and swears he doesn't live in New Jersey  —  NEW YORK — Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams spent Wednesday morning trying to put to bed questions about where he sleeps with a tour of his cluttered basement apartment in Brooklyn and an emotional explanation for his insistence on personal privacy.
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Post
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Kyrsten Sinema gets her make-or-break moment with Republicans  —  She's spent years building GOP ties that rival Sen. Joe Manchin's.  The next few days will test whether that can translate to 60 votes for an infrastructure deal.  —  Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona (left) …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and NBC News
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Biden Should Offer the Vaccine to Iran  —  President Joe Biden's plan to provide 500 million doses of the Covid vaccine to countries suffering from a deadly pandemic is welcome news for many reasons.  The most obvious is that it's in everyone's interest to inoculate as many people as possible …
Discussion: TheGrio
Miami Herald:
The city that's home to Trump's South Florida resort just voted to ban casinos  —  Count Doral among the latest Miami-Dade cities to erect defenses against casino politics as the prospect of gambling — and a Trump-branded casino — creeps closer.  —  The Doral city council on Wednesday voted 4 …
Discussion: Raw Story
E. Jean Carroll / Ask E. Jean:
Carroll v Trump (an Update)  —  Why Is the DOJ Butting In?  —  Yup, that's me.  You can read all about it in New York Times , or The Washington Post, or The Wall Street Journal, or a thousand other places.  But would you like to know why the DOJ is really messing around in my little law suit?
Matthew Foldi / Washington Free Beacon:
Liberal Group Funded by Swiss Billionaire Spends Big to Attack ‘Billionaires Buying Our Elections’  —  A liberal redistricting group funded largely through secretive donations by a Swiss billionaire is hitting the airwaves with a well-funded ad campaign attacking the “billionaires buying our elections.”
Discussion: The Hill and Instapundit
Ben Dreyfuss / Good Faith:
The world is not filled with monsters.  It's filled with normal, flawed human beings.  —  Don't be the person who demands to know who has and hasn't suffered.  —  7 hr ago  —  A few years ago I was at a party and people began to talk about whether it was OK for people in other countries …
Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
Election Denial and $16 Spritzers: Welcome to Florida's Trump Coast  —  Since he left Washington in turmoil in January, Donald Trump has spent the bulk of his brief, contentious post-presidency holed up in what Karl Rove calls his “Fortress of Solitude”—Mar‑a‑ Lago, his private club in Palm Beach.
Bloomberg:
G-7 Eyes Ambitious Shift to Electric Cars and Away From Oil  — Every G-7 nation would promise more cash for climate change  — Draft summit communique is being discussed as leaders gather  —  Group of Seven leaders are discussing ambitious plans to shift the balance of car buying away …
Alice Yan / South China Morning Post:
Beijing bus stunned by shrieking woman demanding a seat saying she's royalty  —  The woman quickly became enraged and began shrieking at other passengers, labelling them as ‘beggars’ and ‘uncivilised’ After a video of the incident appeared on social media police detained the woman She came …
Michael Siegel / Ordinary Times:
The Final Stages of the Con: Donald Trump, Stolen Elections, and Delusion  —  In 1986, televangelist Peter Popoff was at the top of his game.  Popoff had a wildly successful ministry which centered around faith healing.  Walking amidst a vast audience, he would approach apparent strangers.
The Economist:
The West is passing up the opportunity of the century  —  There could be no better advertisement for democracy and free markets than a rapid global vaccination drive  —  IMAGINE AN INVESTMENT that would earn a return of 17,900% in four years.  Better yet, the initial outlay would be easily affordable.
Mark Schoofs / New York Times:
She Exposed the Truth About ‘Dirty Money.’ Why Was She Sentenced to Prison?  —  Mr. Schoofs is the editor in chief of BuzzFeed News and a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.  —  Last Thursday, President Biden vowed …
 
 
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PBS NewsHour:
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Discussion: HuffPost
Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
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The Hill:
Polls show little evidence of difficulty voting in 2020 elections
New York Times:
With a Ban on Navalny's Group, Putin Sends Clear Message to Biden
Discussion: Japan Times
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U.S. Weighs Possibility of Airstrikes if Afghan Forces Face Crisis
Discussion: Bloomberg
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