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Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Justice official resigning amid uproar over Dems' subpoenas  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's top national security official is resigning from his position after revelations that the department secretly seized record s from Democrats and members of the media.
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Katie Benner / New York Times:
Justice Dept. Official to Step Down Amid Uproar Over Leaks Inquiry  —  John Demers, a Trump appointee who remained in the department, would typically have been briefed on investigations like those involving the secret collection of journalists' phone records.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McConnell signals GOP would block Biden Supreme Court pick in '24  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled Monday that Republicans, if they win back control of the chamber, wouldn't advance a Supreme Court nominee if a vacancy occurred in 2024, the year of the next presidential election.
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Hugh Hewitt / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell On President Biden Judicial Nominees, A New “JCPOA”  —  GOP Senator Mitch McConnell joined me this morning:  —  Audio:  —  06-14hhs-mcconnell  —  Transcript:  —  HH: Joined now by an old friend of show, Senate Leader of the GOP, Mitch McConnell.
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court puts off decision on reviewing Harvard race-conscious admissions system
Jordain Carney / The Hill:   McConnell warns he's willing to intervene in 2022 GOP primaries
Ben Kesslen / NBC News:
Former NSA contractor Reality Winner, jailed for leaking secrets about Russian hacking, released early from prison … Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency contractor who was jailed for leaking secrets about Russian hacking, has been released early from prison, her lawyer said Monday.
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Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Reality Winner, NSA contractor in leak case, out of prison
Discussion: New York Magazine
Jane E. Brody / New York Times:
The Health Benefits of Coffee  —  Drinking coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of all kinds of ailments, including Parkinson's disease, melanoma, prostate cancer, even suicide.  —  Americans sure love their coffee.  Even last spring when the pandemic shut down New York …
New York Times:
China's ‘Bat Woman,’ at the Center of a Pandemic Storm, Speaks Out  —  Shi Zhengli, a top virologist, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless.  But China's habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.  —  To a growing chorus of American politicians …
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Yup, the Wuhan Institute of Virology Kept Live Bats within Its Walls  —  On the menu today: New evidence shows that despite the contentions of Peter Daszak, the Wuhan Institute of Virology did indeed have live bats within its walls; a spectacularly inaccurate op-ed attempting to dispel the lab-leak theory …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
GOP Senator Says Democracy, Majority Rule Aren't What Our Country Stands For Rand Paul gets a little too honest about his beliefs.  —  One of the edifying side effects of the Trump era has been that, by making democracy the explicit subject of political debate, it has revealed the stark fact …
Discussion: Twitchy
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril  —  As G.O.P. legislatures move to curtail voting rules, congressional Democrats say authoritarianism looms, but Republicans dismiss the concerns as politics as usual.  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Christopher S. Murphy concedes …
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
House GOP prays Trump can kick his habit of 2020 grievances  —  Donald Trump just can't seem to quit 2020.  That means Republicans can't either.  —  The former president is returning to the national spotlight with plans to play a central role in the GOP's push to reclaim power …
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NBC News:
Putin dismisses criticism of hacking and internal crackdowns ahead of Biden summit … MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin denied ordering a hit on political rival Alexei Navalny, but in an exclusive interview with NBC News he did not guarantee that the jailed Kremlin critic …
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Thomas Shattuck / Foreign Policy Research Institute:   A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Russia is Hammering the U.S. in Cyberspace, Why is Biden Meeting with Putin at All?
Washington Post:
Biden will give Putin a list of demands. The Russian president may ignore them.
Washington Post:
Coronavirus infections dropping where people are vaccinated, rising where they are not, Post analysis finds  —  States with higher vaccination rates now have markedly fewer coronavirus cases, as infections are dropping in places where most residents have been immunized and are rising …
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility  —  (CNN)The US government has spent the past week assessing a report of a leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant, after a French company that part owns and helps operate it warned of an “imminent radiological threat,” …
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,” …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
These 25 rainbow flag-waving corporations donated more than $10 million to anti-gay politicians in the last two years  —  This month, corporations are plastering their social media avatars with rainbows, sponsoring Pride parades, and declaring their unwavering commitment to the LGBTQ community.
Discussion: The Guardian and Raw Story
Washington Post:
2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades.  So far, 2021 is worse.  —  The shootings have come at a relentless pace.  Gun violence this year has cut through celebrations and funerals, places of work and houses of worship.  It has taken lives at a grocery store and in a fast-food drive-through lane.
Discussion: ABC News and Daily Kos
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
‘Full of s—’: Candidates warned not to fake Trump endorsement  —  Lynda Blanchard donated nearly $1 million to pro-Donald Trump political committees, served as his ambassador to Slovenia and launched her Alabama Senate campaign with a video spotlighting her Trump bumper sticker-adorned pickup truck.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Are Democrats doomed in the midterms?  Not if they can do this first.  —  The midterm elections will take place in approximately 500 days.  Which is exactly why some Democratic strategists believe it's urgent to begin executing their midterm strategy right now — nearly a year and a half in advance.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Extreme wokeness vs. right-wing authoritarianism?  It's no contest which is worse.  —  America is in a contest of contending nightmares.  —  The dreams of conservatives are currently troubled by “wokeness” and critical race theory.  As with most nightmares, there is a grain of truth within such terrors.
Discussion: Raw Story
Glenn Greenwald:
The Enduring False Narrative About the PULSE Massacre Shows the Power of Media Propaganda  —  Politicians and activists should stop ratifying the fiction that Omar Mateen was motivated by anti-LGBT hatred.  It dishonors the victims and obscures the real motive.  —  2 hr ago
Discussion: The Western Journal and TheBlaze
Sarah Mucha / Axios:
Harris' trip problems rekindle 2020 campaign doubts  —  Vice President Kamala Harris' stumbles during her first foreign trip have rekindled the debate from her presidential campaign about whether she — and not her staff — is to blame.  —  Why it matters: While Harris' only overture toward running …
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Washington Post:
Novavax's coronavirus vaccine is 90 percent effective, study finds  —  The vaccine is one of six the U.S. bet on but is likely to have its biggest impact globally  —  Novavax, a Maryland biotechnology company that endured delays in developing a coronavirus vaccine, revealed results Monday showing …
Discussion: New York Times, NPR and The Verge
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Exclusive: Saudi assassins picked up illicit drugs in Cairo to kill Khashoggi  —  Early on the morning of Oct. 2, 2018, a Gulfstream jet carrying a team of Saudi assassins on its way to Istanbul made a quick stopover in Cairo.  The purpose: to pick up a lethal dose of “illegal” …
Livia Albeck-Ripka / New York Times:
Woman Dies After Driver Hits Crowd in Minneapolis  —  The group was gathered on Sunday night to protest police brutality.  Three other people were injured, the police said.  —  A woman was killed and three people were injured in Minneapolis late Sunday after a man drove a car into a group …
Fletcher Peters / Decider:
Ana Navarro Defends Jeffrey Toobin's CNN Return on ‘The View’: “He Was Not Sexually Harassing Somebody, He Was Sexually Harassing Himself”  —  On today's episode of The View, the co-hosts tore into Jeffrey Toobin's return to CNN last Thursday (June 07) after he exposed himself on a New Yorker Zoom call last Fall.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, The Wrap and Twitchy
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Vatican Warns U.S. Bishops: Don't Deny Biden Communion Over Abortion  —  Conservative American Catholic bishops are pressing for a debate over whether Catholics who support the right to an abortion should be allowed to take Communion.  —  ROME — The Vatican has warned conservative American bishops …
Ben Makuch / VICE:
Leaked Chats Show Ex-Marine Wants to Make Maine Safe Space for Neo-Nazis  —  “We are white nationalist preppers.”  —  Ben Makuch  —  A neo-Nazi and ex-Marine who coordinated a national counterprotest on the anniversary of George Floyd's murder, is making plans to turn Maine into an all-white ethnostate.
Discussion: Raw Story
Barak Ravid / Axios:
New Israeli foreign minister stresses need to repair ties with Democrats  —  Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in a ceremony on his first day in office on Monday that the new government must repair Israel's relationship with the Democratic Party, which he said had badly deteriorated …
 
 
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Erin Doherty / Axios:
Vermont becomes first state to reach 80% vaccine threshold
Discussion: Forbes and Political Wire
Laura Gómez / Arizona Mirror:
DPS: State trooper wrong to say he ‘smelled’ undocumented migrants
Discussion: Raw Story
Reuven Blau / THE CITY:
Maya Wiley Crossed Wires with de Blasio on Failure to Bring WiFi to All New Yorkers
Discussion: New York Post
Errin Haines / The 19th:
Barack Obama: Women have found themselves “in an impossible situation”
Discussion: The Hill
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Biden advisor Steve Ricchetti's son lands job at the Treasury Department a year out of college
New York Times:
As Battle Against Virus Wanes, Mayors Confront a New Challenge: Crime
Lauren Fox / CNN:
How Democrats are laying the groundwork now for a potential reconciliation bill
Discussion: Political Wire and KVIA-TV
 Earlier Items: 
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
McAuliffe doubles down on false budget claim that has been fact-checked three times
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
theepochtimes.com:
News Flash: Trump Was Right
Will Wilkinson / Model Citizen:
NIMBYism and the Externalities of Non-Development
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Justices rule against low-level crack cocaine offenders
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Temp checks, digital menus and ‘touchless’ mustard: The maddening persistence of ‘hygiene theater’
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Ralph Northam Reflects on His Journey Back From the Edge
Discussion: Washington Post
Andrew Das / New York Times:
Westminster Dog Show 2021: Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Best in Show
Discussion: The A.V. Club, Gothamist and Slate
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Manchin and Sinema still might get their way