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11:15 AM ET, June 11, 2021

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New York Times:
Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress  —  The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.  —  WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks …
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Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
‘William Barr was truly out of control’: Legal experts stunned by Trump's DOJ spying on Democrats  —  Legal experts blasted the Trump-era Department of Justice after a bombshell report on the department spying on Democrats in Congress.  —  “As the Justice Department investigated …
CNN:
Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say  —  (CNN)Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats — including Chairman Adam Schiff …
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:   Bill Barr could lose his law license over Trump DOJ spy scandal: Legal expert says ‘expect a lot of legal fallout’
Linda So / Reuters:
Trump-inspired death threats are terrorizing election workers  —  Election officials and their families are living with threats of hanging, firing squads, torture and bomb blasts, interviews and documents reveal.  The campaign of fear, sparked by Trump's voter-fraud falsehoods, threatens the U.S. electoral system.
Discussion: Raw Story and Morning Shots
Hillary Borrud / Oregonian:
Oregon legislators expel Rep. Mike Nearman, who helped armed protesters enter Capitol  —  The Oregon House voted 59-1 Thursday to expel Rep. Mike Nearman, the first time it has ejected a sitting representative.  —  Lawmakers removed Nearman because he let far-right demonstrators …
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Dirk VanderHart / opb:
OPB's First Look newsletter  —  Lawmakers are making arrangements for a rare evening floor session to take up a potentially historic vote.  —  Nearly half a year after an Oregon lawmaker allowed a crowd of far right protesters to enter the capitol building, new evidence emerged showing …
Connor Radnovich / Statesman Journal:
Oregon House expels Rep. Mike Nearman for role in state capitol riot
Discussion: Hackwhackers and Bill Post
Mike Baker / New York Times:
Oregon House Ejects Mike Nearman for Aiding State Capitol Breach
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
For Biden, Trump Is an Easy Act to Follow in Europe  —  But no amount of rallying the allies is going to make it easy to meet with Vladimir Putin.  —  Joe Biden has waited a lifetime for this trip.  As his White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, joked, before Biden departed on his first European tour …
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Joe Jervis / Joe.My.God.:
Texas Gov: I'm Going To Build My Own Border Wall  —  Dallas's CBS News affiliate reports:  —  During a summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will announce plans next week for Texas to begin building a wall along the southern border.  “I will announce next week the plan for the state …
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Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Governor Abbott: I'll build a southern border wall in Texas
Samuel Chamberlain / New York Post:   ‘We need more body bags’: Texas rep paints grim picture of border deaths
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats  —  FEC investigation failed to uncover link to Rally Forge, a firm with close ties to Turning Point USA  —  digital marketing firm closely linked to the pro-Trump youth group Turning Point USA was responsible …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
‘Traitors Need To Be Executed’: ‘Stop The Steal’ Organizer Indicted In Jan. 6 Conspiracy Case  —  Alan Hostetter, a police chief turned yogi, was indicted along with Three Percenter extremists in a conspiracy to attack the Capitol.  —  Alan Hostetter was “in the middle of nowhere in Arkansas” when he hit the record button.
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Jaclyn Peiser / Washington Post:
After her arrest, she found her explicit photos sent to a strange number.  A state trooper answered the line.  —  Minnesota State Trooper Albert Kuehne sat in his cruiser in March 2020 and scrolled through a phone belonging to a 25-year-old woman he'd just detained on suspicion of drunken driving.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jeff Schogol / Task & Purpose:
Racism didn't exist in the military before Biden, US Senator says with straight face  —  ‘Growing mistrust between the races and sexes where none existed just six months ago’  —  A White senator from the South told America's first Black defense secretary on Thursday that President Joe Biden's …
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Democracy Is Already Dying in the States  —  While Senator Joe Manchin is demanding that both parties agree on any further federal voting-rights legislation, a new study quantifies how completely Republicans have excluded Democrats from the passage of the restrictive voting laws proliferating in red states.
Alex Barker / Financial Times:
Rupert Murdoch writes down value of The Sun to zero  —  Pandemic hits circulation and advertising at tabloid newspaper that helped build media baron's empire  —  Rupert Murdoch has written down the value of The Sun newspapers to zero, acknowledging the tabloid brand that helped build …
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
“I'm not finished”: Harris' border-czar tour flop continues  —  Something tells me this won't assuage fears from Democrats that Kamala Harris is out of her depth in dealing with the border crisis.  The Biden administration can't ask for a friendlier venue than Univision for its immigration policies …
David Hogberg / Washington Examiner:
CDC panel to hold emergency meeting on heart inflammation cases linked to COVID-19 vaccine  —  The committee that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccines will hold an emergency meeting next Friday, June 18, to discuss cases of heart inflammation possibly linked …
Connie Schultz / USA Today:
Magnets, vaccines and the toll the conspiracy of misinformation takes on our ability to protect ourselves  —  This morning I walked around our house with a magnet to test a theory that had made its Ohio debut in our statehouse on Wednesday and quickly ricocheted across the country.
Discussion: Washington Post
Hayes Brown / MSNBC:
Ilhan Omar was attacked for saying war crimes allegations should be investigated … Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., asked a question of the secretary of state this week about international law and justice.  Since then, she has been the subject of bad faith scorn from her fellow Democrats and threatened with pariah status by Republicans.
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The New Old Pretender  —  “He loved authority and business.  He had a high sense of his own personal dignity,” one commentator observed.  “He was not altogether destitute of a sentiment which bore some affinity to patriotism ... His second wish was to be feared and respected abroad.
Heather Haddon / Wall Street Journal:
McDonald's Hit by Data Breach  —  Hack exposed some U.S. business information, customer data in South Korea and Taiwan  —  McDonald's Corp. said hackers stole some data from its systems in markets including the U.S., South Korea and Taiwan, in another example of cybercriminals infiltrating high-profile global companies.
CNN:
Jeffrey Toobin is back at CNN eight months after exposing himself on Zoom  —  New York (CNN Business)Jeffrey Toobin returned to CNN as the network's chief legal analyst on Thursday, eight months after he exposed himself during a Zoom call with colleagues at The New Yorker.
Washington Examiner:
Biden's inflation monster arises  —  The Federal Reserve, Congress, and President Joe Biden are all complicit in the intensifying growth of price inflation, and all three should ratchet back their reckless policies that are causing it.  —  However, Biden should take the lead …
Discussion: New York Post
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Charles Gasparino / New York Post:   Latest economic figures shows Bidenomics is not working
Joe Killian / NC Policy Watch:
A ‘potential resolution’ to Hannah Jones tenure controversy may not heal damage done at UNC  —  “Ninety percent of Black and non-white faculty right now, they are probably looking at their other options.  That may be a conservative estimate.”  —  Attorneys for UNC-Chapel Hill will meet …
 
 
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ProPublica:
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Christina Wilkie / CNBC:
Biden and G-7 leaders will endorse a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15%
Discussion: NBC News and Fox News
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
Jim Acosta Torches Fox News as a ‘Bullsh*t Factory,’ Calls Tucker Carlson a ‘Race-Baiting Tyrant’
Discussion: HuffPost, FTVLive and POLITICUSUSA
The Daily Beast:
Trump's Loyal, ‘Low Profile’ Money Man Could Bring Him Down
Discussion: Raw Story
Denis Slattery / New York Daily News:
N.Y. lawmakers advance bill that could strip Trump name from state park
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will boost Tehran's ability to surveil military targets, officials say
Discussion: The Times of Israel and Raw Story