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Sun-Sentinel:
One dead after pickup truck drives into crowd attending Wilton Manors LGBTQ Pride parade  —  A pickup truck drove into a crowd of spectators at the start of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade and Festival in what appeared to be an intentional act, witnesses said.
Discussion: CBS News, The Daily Beast and Mediaite
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WPLG-TV:
2 hit by truck, 1 killed at Pride parade in Wilton Manors  —  Man behind the wheel was wearing Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus t-shirt  —  WILTON MANORS, Fla. - One man was killed and another injured when they were run over by a pickup truck as the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors was just getting started Saturday night.
Associated Press:
Driver crashes into crowd at Pride parade in Florida; 1 dead  —  WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said.  —  Some witnesses said the crash appeared …
Discussion: HotAir, Metro.co.uk and The Irish Times
Rubén Rosario / WSVN-TV:
Mayor: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after truck hits pedestrians at Stonewall Pride Parade; driver in custody  —  One person has died and another has been taken to the hospital after they were run over by a truck in Fort Lauderdale at the beginning of Stonewall Pride Parade, according to the city's mayor.
Devoun Cetoute / Miami Herald:
One killed, two injured by pickup truck at Broward Stonewall Pride Parade, reports say
Discussion: Slate
Hunter Walker / New York Magazine:
A Very Late Night With the Yangs The former frontrunner and his wife vent about Eric Adams, the media, and much more.  —  “I have a pet peeve I want to share with you,” Andrew Yang declared immediately after we were introduced on Zoom late Thursday night.  —  The emotional toll of a series …
Discussion: CNN and New York Times
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Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Column: Why Republicans are suddenly reluctant to condemn political violence  —  The Republican Party has a problem with political violence: It's not sure whether it's for it or against it.  —  In the first days after a mob loyal to former President Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to try …
Washington Post:
Leader of companies that pushed ‘Italygate’ election conspiracy theory falsely claimed $30 million mansion was her home  —  Late last December, as President Donald Trump pressed senior officials to find proof of election fraud, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows emailed acting attorney …
Derek Robertson / Politico:
How Republicans Became the ‘Barstool’ Party  —  Earlier this year, when Echelon Insights released its way-too-early poll of voters' preferences for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, political wonks could be forgiven for having to Google the name at the bottom of the list next to Sen. Josh Hawley …
Talis Shelbourne / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Ron Johnson made an appearance at Milwaukee's Juneteenth Day celebration.  It didn't go well.  —  You could see this coming.  —  On Saturday, during an otherwise joyful celebration of Juneteenth Day in Milwaukee, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson made an appearance at a Republican Party booth.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars, The Root and HuffPost
Nicholas Wu / Politico:
Democrats set to pare down gun control bills in aim for unity  —  Senate Democrats are struggling for the total unity they need on major infrastructure and elections bills.  Their gun control point man is determined to avoid that kind of quicksand.  —  Instead, Democrats are preparing …
Discussion: Breitbart
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Graham: Dems' voting bill is ‘biggest power grab’ in US history, will not support Manchin compromise  —  Graham said he opposes measures that would take power away from states  —  Sen. Graham to Biden: Bipartisan infrastructure deal ‘is there for the taking’
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Is U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley now ‘vincible’?  In new Iowa Poll, nearly two-thirds say it's time for someone new  —  Fewer than a third of Iowa's likely voters say they would vote to reelect Republican Chuck Grassley if the U.S. Senate elections were held today, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows.
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Zach Despart / Houston Chronicle:
Texas said inland counties had lower disaster risk, yet awarded them huge share of $1B in Harvey aid  —  Disasters have not fallen evenly on Iola and Port Arthur.  Hurricane Harvey flooded almost the entire coastal city on the Louisiana border, which was damaged by Ike and Rita before that.
David Cohen / Politico:
Unclear if Iran's election will change nuclear talks, Jake Sullivan says  —  National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday that it was too soon to tell if the election of a new president in Iran would lead to a change for better or worse in nuclear talks with the Islamic state.
Discussion: ABC News
Dan McLaughlin / National Review:
The Shakespearean Father-Son Tragedy of the Biden Family  —  It was announced Saturday that Joe Biden's dog Champ has died at age 13.  By all accounts, the family German Shepherd was - as we would say - a good boy.  Dogs are with us too briefly, and saying goodbye to them is inevitable but never easy.
Alan M. Dershowitz / The Hill:
We should recognize the progress we've made on discrimination  —  The welcome adoption of Juneteenth as a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery proves what should have been obvious for at least a generation — namely, that we are no longer a systemically racist nation.
Washington Examiner:
Sen. Tuberville blows whistle on Biden's lawsuit ‘slush funds’  —  The Biden administration is trying to revive a form of thoroughly corrupt, politicized shakedowns.  Thankfully, Sen. Tommy Tuberville is trying to stop them.  —  The shakedowns were a favorite tactic of the Justice Department under …
Ewan Palmer / Newsweek:
QAnon Supporters Dismayed at Donald Trump's December Tour With Bill O'Reilly  —  QAnon supporters have acted with dismay and confusion after Donald Trump announced the December dates of his upcoming speaking tour with Bill O'Reilly, which coincides with when he is meant to have already been reinstated as president.
Discussion: Raw Story
Chea Yeomans / Insider:
I'm a Trump voter from Arizona.  My state's Democratic Senator, Kyrsten Sinema, needs to support Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan.  — I voted for Donald Trump, but Arizonans need whoever is in charge in Washington to put aside politics.  — We work from sun up to sun down everyday and are just barely making it financially.
Discussion: Raw Story
Megan Henney / Fox Business:
Biden's tax proposal means that 60% of Americans could pay more: Here's how much  —  Under Biden's tax proposals, a small burden would be borne by some middle-income families  —  President Biden repeatedly pledged during the 2020 campaign to not raise taxes for Americans earning less than $400,000 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, and the Weight of History  —  At last week's summit, on the centenary of the Russian dissident Andrei Sakharov's birth, Biden tried to reassert democratic values—and to counter Putin's amoral authoritarianism.  —  The lives of the saints do not alter the fate of nations—except when they do.
Toby Helm / The Guardian:
John Bercow defects to Labour with withering attack on Johnson  —  Former Speaker says party has become reactionary and xenophobic under its current leadership  —  John Bercow, the former Tory MP and Speaker of the House of Commons, has delivered an extraordinary broadside against Boris Johnson …
 
 
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