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11:45 AM ET, June 13, 2021

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Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Supreme Court confounding its partisan critics  —  The Supreme Court this week continued to disappoint congressional Democrats and activists with a long line of embarrassingly unanimous, non-ideological rulings.  After all, the court is supposedly (to use President Biden's words) “out of whack” …
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Brie Stimson / Fox News:
Pro-life advocates warn of ‘egregious’ Democratic bill that would guarantee abortion rights throughout US
Discussion: Politico
Joseph Krauss / Associated Press:
Israel to swear in government, ending Netanyahu's long rule  —  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years.
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Patrick Kingsley / New York Times:
A history-making vote, but with a perilously thin margin.  —  The political fate of Israel's longest serving leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to be decided on Sunday afternoon, when Parliament will hold a vote of confidence in a new government that would topple Mr. Netanyahu from power for the first time in 12 years.
Jackie Calmes / Yahoo News:
Op-Ed: My front row seat to the radicalization of the Republican Party  —  Since before he became president, Joe Biden has told crowds, “Folks, this is not your father's Republican Party.”  As a political reporter, I'd been hearing that lament since the late 1990s, from far better sources …
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Frank Bruni / New York Times:   Donald Trump Is Starving
David Heath / USA Today:
In first federal ruling on vaccine mandates, judge sides with Houston hospital, dismissing claims from staff resisters  —  HOUSTON - In the first federal ruling on vaccine mandates, a Houston judge Saturday dismissed a lawsuit by hospital employees who declined the COVID-19 shot …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Carol Robinson / al.com:
Christopher Sign, Birmingham TV anchor and former Alabama football player, dead in apparent suicide  —  Veteran TV newsman and former University of Alabama football player Christopher Sign died Saturday morning in an apparent suicide, according to police.  —  At 8:13 a.m. Saturday …
Lauren Weber / Wall Street Journal:
Forget Going Back to the Office—People Are Just Quitting Instead  —  As the pandemic clouds lift, the percentage of Americans leaving employers for new opportunities is at its highest level in more than two decades  —  More Americans are quitting their jobs than at any other time in at least two decades …
Olivia Reingold / Politico:
Pompeo insists Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab  —  The former Trump administration official is one of the foremost proponents of the lab leak theory.  —  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Sunday that Covid-19 originated from a Chinese lab.
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Sarah Polus / The Hill:   Pompeo: Decline of free speech on college campuses keeps me up at night
Reuters:
G7 chides China on rights, demands COVID origins investigation  —  Group of Seven leaders on Sunday scolded China over human rights in its Xinjiang region, called for Hong Kong to keep a high degree of autonomy and demanded a full and thorough investigation of the origins of the coronavirus in China.
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BBC:   G7 summit: China says small groups do not rule the world
Bloomberg:   G-7 Commits to 1 Billion Extra Covid Shots in Final Communique
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
Majority of Americans trust Joe Biden to negotiate on US behalf with foreign counterparts: POLL  —  With Russia's Vladimir Putin specifically, 49% trust Biden to negotiate.  —  In the midst of his first foreign trip since taking office, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds a majority …
Discussion: Telegraph, The Hill and Althouse
Washington Post:
G-7 leaders wrap up summit; Biden says ‘America is back at the table’  —  President Biden and the other Group of Seven leaders wrapped up their summit Sunday in Cornwall, England, adopting Biden's vow to “build back better” and promising to end the coronavirus pandemic and combat climate change in a joint communique.
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Washington Post:
Trump's shadow still looms over cloudy skies at G-7 summit
The White House:
CARBIS BAY G7 SUMMIT COMMUNIQUÉ  —  We, the leaders of the Group of Seven, met in Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021 determined to beat COVID-19 and build back better.  We remembered everyone who has been lost to the pandemic and paid tribute to those still striving to overcome it.
Discussion: Politico
CNN:
Former Deputy AG Rosenstein has said he was not aware of subpoena for lawmakers' data, source says  —  (CNN)Ex-top Trump Justice Department official Rod Rosenstein has told people in recent days he was not aware of a subpoena that targeted the data of Democratic members of Congress …
Heath Druzin / The Daily Beast:
This Militia-Fighting GOP Sheriff Thinks Jan. 6 Was Just the Start  —  The man who oversees law enforcement in the heart of militia country sees plenty of reason to be worried.  —  SPOKANE, Washington—Ozzie Knezovich seems to revel in pissing people off.  —  “The fact that the extreme left …
Discussion: Raw Story
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
Secretary Blinken calls WHO's coronavirus origin investigation ‘highly deficient’  —  “The leaders of the G-7 have come together insisting that China cooperate,” Blinken said  —  Secretary Blinken: Biden to ‘begin to test’ relationship with Putin  —  Secretary of State Antony Blinken called …
Discussion: Politico, CBS News and The Daily Caller
New York Post:
Bidenomics is proving a total disaster that could send America back to stagnant '70s  —  Bidenomics is proving an utter disaster for American workers and consumers, and don't bet on it to end soon.  —  With the pandemic all but over — more than half of American adults are fully vaccinated …
Discussion: Lucianne
 
 
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Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
‘Arm up and get guns’: Lara Trump warns people may have to ‘start taking matters into their own hands’
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Crooks and Liars
Politico:
Voting kicks off in a New York City mayor's race like no other
Discussion: The Atlantic
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Biden reaffirms support for Olympics during meeting with Japan's prime minister
Washington Examiner:
Throw the book at IRS leakers and cancel any IRS budget increases
Molly McKew / Great Power:
Belarus sharpens a weapon of “irregular migration” against Lithuania
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Tony Plohetski / Austin American-Statesman:
Austin police arrest one of two suspects involved in downtown shooting that left 14 injured
Slate:
It's Time to Treat Voting Rights Like Climate Change
Tom Nichols / USA Today:
I said I couldn't stand Indian food. Then a Twitter friend took me to dinner.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Josh Boak / Associated Press:
Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial
Discussion: RedState and Florida Politics
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden and G7 Leaders Launch Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership
Discussion: The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Lucianne
Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
YouTube Suspends Sen. Ron Johnson for Spreading Coronavirus Misinformation