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10:55 AM ET, June 13, 2021

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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.
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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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
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
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
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
Sarah Polus / The Hill:
Pompeo: Decline of free speech on college campuses keeps me up at night  —  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday blasted what he sees as censorship of speech and ideas on college campuses, calling it one of his biggest concerns.  —  Pompeo emphasized the importance of free speech …
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
Tony Plohetski / Austin American-Statesman:
Austin police arrest one of two suspects involved in downtown shooting that left 14 injured  —  Editor's note: Due to the magnitude of this shooting as a matter of public safety, the Statesman is making this story free for everyone to read.  Statesman journalists are working to find …
Washington Post:
Trump's shadow still looms over cloudy skies at G-7 summit  —  CARBIS BAY, England — Addressing U.S. troops shortly after his arrival in England this past week, President Biden took pains to stress the importance of working with allied nations, emphasizing a partnership “grounded on democratic ideals and a shared vision of the future.”
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Josh Boak / Associated Press:
Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial  —  President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.  —  The deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community …
Discussion: RedState and Florida Politics
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Bloomberg:
G-7 Commits to 1 Billion Extra Covid Shots in Final Communique
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
BBC:
G7 summit: China says small groups do not rule the world
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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
Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
YouTube Suspends Sen. Ron Johnson for Spreading Coronavirus Misinformation
 

 
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Washington Post:
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