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8:10 AM ET, June 10, 2021

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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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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
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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
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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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?
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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.
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
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
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Jake Bleiberg / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: State bar investigating Texas attorney general  —  DALLAS (AP) — The Texas bar association is investigating whether state Attorney General Ken Paxton's failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud amounted to professional misconduct.
The Hill:
Polls show little evidence of difficulty voting in 2020 elections  —  The For The People Act appears doomed in the Senate, but congressional deliberations over securing the vote surely will continue.  Support for the legislation is based on the belief that many voters face impediments to voting and find voting difficult.
New York Times:
With a Ban on Navalny's Group, Putin Sends Clear Message to Biden  —  The move, just a week before their summit, will likely push the Russian opposition further underground and was a signal that the country's domestic affairs are not up for discussion.  —  MOSCOW — A Russian court …
Discussion: Japan Times
 
 
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