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2:15 PM ET, June 13, 2021

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Reuters:
Putin says Russia would accept conditional handover of cyber criminals to U.S.
Discussion: USA Today and TASS
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Biden explains decision to avoid joint press conference with Putin
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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Axios:
Netanyahu is out as new Israeli government survives confidence vote  —  Israel has a new prime minister for the first time since 2009 after a power-sharing government led by Naftali Bennett survived a confidence vote on Sunday.  Bennett was sworn in as prime minister.
Haaretz:
Pics: Noam Moskowitz/Knesset, Gil COHEN-MAGEN, Ariel Zandberg
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
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
Associated Press:
U.K. churchgoers stunned as Bidens join them at Sunday service … Churchgoers in a seaside resort in England say they have been left “gobsmacked” when U.S. President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden dropped in for a Sunday service.  —  The Bidens are in Cornwall, southwest England …
Discussion: NBC News
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
‘Exploited the crazies’: How the GOP used Trump's election lies to hide the fact that they're losing power  —  According to a report from the Guardian's Sam Levine, Republicans who have always dabbled in playing to the red meat crowd are now ramping up their efforts to use that voting bloc …
Discussion: The Guardian
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: Insider, 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
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
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
cnalysis:
Poll: Democrats Hold Slight Leads in 2021 Virginia Elections  —  With the 2021 Virginia elections a mere 141 days away, the elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and House of Delegates are all single-digit races; the elections for Governor and House of Delegates are also currently within the margin of error.
Discussion: Blue Virginia
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.
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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ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 6-13-21: Secretary Antony Blinken & Rep. Michael McCaul
Discussion: Politico
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
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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
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
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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