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11:55 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 — The Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for information in February 2018 …
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Washington Post:
Trump's Justice Department secretly sought data from Apple on former White House counsel McGahn
Discussion: ABC News, Bloomberg and Politico
Haaretz:
Pics: Noam Moskowitz/Knesset, Gil COHEN-MAGEN, Ariel Zandberg  — Benny Gantz bashes Netanyahu: No political move justifies the conflict you create with the U.S.  — Joint List's Odeh: This is a bad government  — Netanyahu: We must prevent a Palestinian state
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and New York Times
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The White House:
Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Bennett of Israel
Discussion: JNS.org
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The fall of “King Bibi”
Axios:
Netanyahu is out as new Israeli government survives confidence vote
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Israel Approves Coalition Government, Ending Netanyahu's 12-Year Reign
Hunter Walker / The Atlantic:
The NYC Mayor's Race Is a Warning for Progressives  —  Polls suggest the left will lose out in the city arguably leading the socialist revival in the United States.  —  About the author: Hunter Walker is a former New York City Hall reporter who writes the politics newsletter The Uprising and is working on a book about progressives.
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Mihir Zaveri / New York Times:   New York Has a Housing Crisis. How Would the Mayoral Candidates Fix It?
Matthew Neale / NME:
Watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and John Mulaney open for The Strokes at Maya Wiley fundraiser
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Insider
Kaelan Deese / Washington Examiner:
McEnany claims ‘I never lied’ as Trump's press secretary, citing religious faith  —  Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany claimed Sunday her faith in God barred her from ever telling a lie during her time working under former President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Mediaite and Political Wire
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Benjamin Fearnow / Newsweek:
Kayleigh McEnany Claims ‘I Never Lied’ as Trump's White House Press Secretary, Cites Belief in God  —  Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany proclaimed Sunday that her faith in God prevented her from ever telling a single lie during her tenure as former President Donald Trump's chief spokesperson.
Discussion: Raw Story, POLITICUSUSA and Twitchy
Ryan Heath / Politico:
Biden heads to Brussels after global win  —  Queen Elizabeth II received her 13th American president this afternoon — Joe from Scranton — her first in-person bilateral meeting with a head of state since the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.  Ahead of the visit …
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Ned Beatty Dead / TMZ.com:
‘Network’ & ‘Superman’ Actor Ned Beatty Dead at 83  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  REMEMBERING NED BEATTY  —  3:28 PM PT — Ned's manager tells us ... his client died around 7:30 AM this morning of natural causes, surrounded by friends and loved ones.  —  Ned Beatty — a veteran character actor …
Eric Deggans / NPR:
Tom Hanks Is A Non-Racist.  It's Time For Him To Be Anti-Racist  —  First, I must note how much I love Tom Hanks as a performer, Hollywood citizen and all-around stand-up guy.  —  Of course, he's a consummate actor, with two Oscars and starring roles in landmark films such as Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.
Discussion: Fox News and Hollywood in Toto
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
This is the Republicans' back-up plan in case they can't suppress enough votes  —  Like termites, destructive but largely unseen, anti-democracy forces around the country are gnawing at the foundations of America's free and fair elections.  —  State by state, the termites are trying to change …
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Ezra Klein / New York Times:
What the Rich Don't Want to Admit About the Poor  —  I'm not going to pretend that I know how to interpret the jobs and inflation data of the past few months.  My view is that this is still an economy warped by the pandemic, and that the dynamics are so strange and so unstable that it will be some time before we know its true state.
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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Marianna Sotomayor / Washington Post:
'I didn't take an oath to defend Donald Trump': Rep. Tom Rice tests whether Republican voters will support a conservative who crossed Trump  —  MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Republican Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina has been a reliable conservative during his five terms in Congress …
Discussion: Raw Story
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Police union PACs launch text attacks on The Squad  —  A national police union is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars attacking The Squad, records show.  —  Why it matters: The $510,000 in spending by two PACs associated with the International Union of Police Associations …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
The Atlantic:
The Myth of a Majority-Minority America  —  The narrative that nonwhite people will soon outnumber white people is not only divisive, but also false. … In recent years, demographers and pundits have latched on to the idea that, within a generation, the United States will inevitably become …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Why The New Yorker's Stars Didn't Join Its Union  —  The 96-year-old magazine, known for its revered writers and sophisticated audience, is being consumed by a labor dispute.  —  Writers for The New Yorker have been known to refer to the editor, David Remnick, as “Dad,” …
Christina Zhao / Newsweek:
Calls for Alex Jones' Arrest Grow Louder After His $500K Donation to January 6 Rally Resurfaces  —  Right-wing radio host Alex Jones is facing online calls for his arrest after social media users resurfaced the conspiracy theorist's nearly $500,000 donation to a January 6 rally that preceded the Capitol riot.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The Implications of the Lab-Leak Hypothesis  —  Nothing has changed but the narrative.  A majority of Americans now believe that the coronavirus emerged from a lab, not nature, and in recent weeks a new openness to the lab-leak theory has taken over “nearly all mainstream media,” as my colleague Jonathan Chait put it.
New York Times:
Why the Mexico City Metro Collapsed  —  A Times investigation shows the serious construction flaws and political pressure behind a tragedy that threatens two of Mexico's most prominent figures.  —  On a balmy night in May, Tania Lezama Salgado hopped on the metro with her sister Nancy …
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 …
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Sam Levine / The Guardian:
How Republicans came to embrace the big lie of a stolen election
 
 
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H.A. Hellyer / Washington Post:
From Ontario to Bordeaux, Islamophobia and right-wing terrorism must be confronted head-on
Discussion: CBC News
Anthony Izaguirre / Associated Press:
Exodus of election officials raises concerns of partisanship
Discussion: Political Wire
Jay Mathews / Washington Post:
Big hole in popular view that China beats U.S. in education
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Can astrology make sense of cryptocurrency? Maren Altman and a million TikTok followers think so.
Discussion: Althouse
Mark Grabowski / Washington Examiner:
Most of the media will sleep through the Biden years
Discussion: KVIA-TV and The Gateway Pundit
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
Time will tell: Kamala Harris's presidential prospects
Discussion: New York Post and Townhall
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Vanessa Martínez / Los Angeles Times:
Long underrepresented in film and TV, Latinos are falling further behind
cnalysis:
Poll: Democrats Hold Slight Leads in 2021 Virginia Elections
Discussion: Blue Virginia and Breitbart
Associated Press:
U.K. churchgoers stunned as Bidens join them at Sunday service
Discussion: NBC News
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Lauren Weber / Wall Street Journal:
Forget Going Back to the Office—People Are Just Quitting Instead