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10:10 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’  —  On CNN Thursday, Norm Eisen, who acted as counsel for House Democrats during the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump, expressed outrage at the New York Times report …
NBC News:
Schiff calls for inquiry after report that Trump DOJ targeted Democrats in Congress
Discussion: Raw Story and MSNBC
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 …
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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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.
Discussion: CBS News, emptywheel and NewsNation Now
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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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Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Republicans in the States Are Proving Joe Manchin Wrong  —  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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Politico:
Jason Miller to head tech startup that could become Trump platform  —  Longtime senior Donald Trump adviser Jason Miller is taking over as chief executive officer of a tech startup company that could be used by the former president.  —  Miller's company is currently developing a social media platform …
ProPublica:
“City Hall Put the Kibosh on That”: The Inside Story of How de Blasio Promised, Then Thwarted NYPD Accountability  —  Bill de Blasio once pledged powerful oversight of the police.  Then he became mayor.  Insiders reveal what happened next.  —  The NYPD Files  —  Investigating America's Largest Police Force
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
Kamala Plots Marxist Regime Change in Guatemala  —  She's not there to stop illegal migration, but to topple a conservative government.  —  Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
Washington Post:
Gore pressed Biden to stick with climate plans as liberals fear White House is softening its agenda  —  The president and former vice president had a private phone call amid concerns the White House might strip climate measures from the infrastructure deal.  —  A number of Democrats …
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Congress' most successful bipartisan gang lives in the House — not the Senate  —  A few dozen House members helped bring bipartisan talks back from the dead on a massive spending bill passed six months ago.  Now they want to do it again — in President Joe Biden's Washington.
 
 
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Axios:
Murdoch empire pushes Republicans to back tech antitrust bills
Washington Post:
Biden is showing that the U.S. can help vaccinate the world — and lead it
Discussion: The White House
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
The C.D.C.'s New Leader Follows the Science. Is That Enough?
Discussion: The Federalist and Twitchy
Amir Tibon / Haaretz:
After CNN's ‘Election Fraud’ Comparison to Trump, Netanyahu's Party Vows Peaceful Transfer of Power
Christina Wilkie / CNBC:
Biden and G-7 leaders will endorse a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15%
Discussion: Fox News and NBC 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
 Earlier Items: 
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
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
Robert Reich / The Guardian:
When America's richest men pay $0 in income tax, this is wealth supremacy
Discussion: Twitchy
Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
Epstein Kept Dossiers on His Victims to Blackmail Them
Discussion: HotAir and Raw Story
Peter Beaumont / The Guardian:
Leading biologist dampens his ‘smoking gun’ Covid lab leak theory
Discussion: Washington Post