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1:15 PM ET, June 20, 2021

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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.
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’
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Maria Carrasco / Politico:
Graham to Biden: 'If you want an infrastructure deal of a trillion dollars, it's there for the taking'  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham encouraged President Joe Biden to support his bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, but said it could be jeopardized if Democrats signal that they intend …
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Hill
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Sanders says no to gas taxes, electric vehicle fees to fund infrastructure deal
Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Graham calls voting rights bill ‘biggest power grab’ in history
Discussion: Mediaite
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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Harry Enten / CNN:
How this is the most unpredictable NYC mayoral race in 50 years  —  (CNN)Poll of the week: A new WNBC/Telemundo 47/Politico/Marist College poll finds Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams leading the New York City Democratic mayoral primary 24% to Kathryn Garcia's 17%, Maya Wiley's 15%, and Andrew Yang's 13%.
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 …
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
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
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 …
Julian Shen-Berro / Raleigh News & Observer:
President Joe Biden to visit NC, promote COVID-19 vaccine  —  Biden to visit Raleigh this week, as NC lags behind his vaccine target  —  President Joe Biden will travel to Raleigh on Thursday, visiting the state capital as part of his continued efforts to encourage people across the country to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
GoLocalProv:
“It's a Long Tradition in RI,” Whitehouse Defends Family's Membership in All-White Club  —  U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse continues to defend his family's membership in the all-white private Bailey's Beach Club in Newport.  —  GoLocal interviewed Whitehouse on Friday in Pawtucket …
Discussion: Politico
Molly Nagle / ABC News:
US to ‘keep our eye on the ball’ in nuclear talks after Iran election: Sullivan  —  The national security adviser also weighed in on possible talks with North Korea  —  In the wake of Iran's presidential election, where ally of the country's supreme leader, the conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi …
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David Cohen / Politico:
Unclear if Iran's election will change nuclear talks, Jake Sullivan says
Discussion: ABC News
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
U.S. sends 2.5 million COVID-19 doses to Taiwan  —  The U.S. sent 2.5 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan on Sunday — More than triple the number it had previously pledged, AP reports.  —  Why it matters: The donation is a show of support for Taiwan as it faces pressure from China …
Discussion: MyNorthwest.com
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Pope's Silence Speaks Volumes on Controversial Communion Vote by U.S. Bishops  —  The divergence of the conservative American church from Francis' agenda is now so obvious as to be unremarkable, even when U.S. bishops ignore a Vatican warning.  —  VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday put …
Discussion: HotAir, Vox and Daily Kos
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
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.
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 …
 
 
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Megan Henney / Fox Business:
Biden's tax proposal means that 60% of Americans could pay more: Here's how much
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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.
Discussion: Raw Story
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, and the Weight of History
Alan M. Dershowitz / The Hill:
We should recognize the progress we've made on discrimination
Dan McLaughlin / National Review:
The Shakespearean Father-Son Tragedy of the Biden Family
Natalie Winters / The National Pulse:
REVEALED: Google & USAID Funded Wuhan Collaborator Peter Daszak's Virus Experiments For Over A Decade.
Discussion: 100PercentFedUp.com
Jon Levine / New York Post:
AOC skips out on congressional voting to campaign for Maya Wiley
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Taffy Brodesser-Akner / New York Times:
The One About Bibi Netanyahu's Father and the Perils of Diaspora
Discussion: Foreign Policy
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
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
The World Relies on One Chip Maker in Taiwan, Leaving Everyone Vulnerable
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
The Spectacular Failure of the MyPillow Guy's Mask Operation
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Lizzie Widdicombe / New Yorker:
What Is Going On at Yale Law School?
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:
How Republican States Are Expanding Their Power Over Elections
Discussion: Daily Kos and Axios