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12:30 PM ET, June 13, 2021

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New York Times:
Apple Is Said to Have Turned Over Data on Trump's White House Counsel in 2018  —  The company notified Donald F. McGahn II last month that it had been subpoenaed for his account information three years ago.  —  WASHINGTON — Apple told Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel …
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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.
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ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 6-13-21: Secretary Antony Blinken & Rep. Michael McCaul
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
Trump's shadow still looms over cloudy skies at G-7 summit
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.
Olivia Reingold / Politico:
Pompeo insists Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab  —  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Sunday that Covid-19 originated from a Chinese lab.  —  “There's a pile of evidence a hundred feet high,” Pompeo said on “Fox News Sunday,” without offering specifics.
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Sarah Polus / The Hill:   Pompeo: Decline of free speech on college campuses keeps me up at night
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 …
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.
Discussion: CNN, Politico and The US Sun
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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 …
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
‘Arm up and get guns’: Lara Trump warns people may have to ‘start taking matters into their own hands’  —  Despite violent rhetoric from her family inciting the January 6th insurrection, Lara Trump suggested vigilante violence against people perceived to be from south of the southern border during …
Discussion: Slate, Joe.My.God. and Crooks and Liars
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
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
 
 
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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
New York Post:
Bidenomics is proving a total disaster that could send America back to stagnant '70s
Discussion: Lucianne
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
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden and G7 Leaders Launch Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership
Discussion: The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Lucianne
 

 
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