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10:30 PM ET, June 20, 2021

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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Tucker Carlson Calls Journalists ‘Animals.’ He's Also Their Best Source.  —  His platform on Fox News made him a big player in Donald Trump's circle.  Off camera, he shapes the coverage of Trump's world and Fox's own internal politics.  —  Last month, I texted Tucker Carlson to ask …
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: Florida Politics and Raw Story
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: Boston Herald, Bloomberg and The Hill
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Jonathan Lis / Haaretz:
Three Countries Ask Israel for COVID Vaccines if Palestinians Nix Deal, Source Says  —  The Palestinian Health Ministry has said that it intends to resume negotiations with Israel and Pfizer about ‘safe vaccines that meet our standards’  —  Israel is holding talks with three other countries …
Discussion: The Times of Israel and Breitbart
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Avner Gvaryahu / Haaretz:
In the News- PM Bennett- Israel - Hamas- Ebrahim Raisi- COVID vaccines- Aliyah- Meron- Holocaust - Nakba- Apartheid?- What's Israeli cuisine?- Man vs. God- App
Discussion: Associated Press
Gideon Levy / Haaretz:   A woman carries an Israeli national flag as she walks in an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, June 2021.Credit: RONEN ZVULUN/ REUTERS
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: RedState and Politico
New York Times:
Taliban Enter Key Cities in Afghanistan's North After Swift Offensive  —  The setbacks come at a harrowing moment for Afghanistan, just as American and international troops are set to leave the country in coming weeks.  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban entered two provincial capitals …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Al Jazeera
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CNN:
Trump dashed dreams of reform in Iran.  The country's new hardline president is living proof  —  Iranian presidential candidates ask for voting extension  —  (CNN)It should have been a spring day most Iranians could look forward to.  The trees that lined Tehran's boulevards glistened …
Discussion: KVIA-TV
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Graham Rayman / New York Daily News:
‘What threat did I pose?’:  Heartbroken dad blames NY State Police trooper for ramming his SUV and causing crash that killed his 11-year-old Brooklyn daughter  —  Handcuffed in the back seat of a New York State Trooper's car, Tristin Goods could only seethe quietly and watch helplessly …
Annie Karni / New York Times:
U.S. Preparing More Sanctions Against Russia, Sullivan Says  —  The national security adviser raised the issue of more penalties in the poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny days after President Biden met with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden's national security adviser …
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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.
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
'We don't want you here': Sen. Ron Johnson is booed at Milwaukee's Juneteenth celebration
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story and The Hill
Bloomberg:
Hong Kong's Apple Daily to Decide Monday on Shutting Down Paper  — Company has no access to bank accounts, top adviser says  — National security police arrested top editors last week  —  The board of Next Digital Ltd., which publishes Hong Kong's Apple Daily …
Discussion: Japan Times
Wall Street Journal:
Tight Labor Market Returns the Upper Hand to American Workers  —  Employers competing for low-wage workers are offering signing bonuses and other perks  —  Low-wage workers found something unexpected in the economy's recovery from the pandemic: leverage.  —  Ballooning job openings …
Anuj Chopra / Agence France-Presse:
Saudi seeks religious reset as clerical power wanes  —  Muezzins issuing high-decibel calls to prayer have long been part of Saudi identity, but a crackdown on mosque loudspeakers is among contentious reforms seeking to shake off the Muslim kingdom's austere image.
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 …
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Liz Cheney's Unlikely Journey From G.O.P. Royalty to Republican Outcast  —  Dick Cheney always saw doomsday threats from America's enemies.  His daughter is in a lonely battle against what both see as a danger to American democracy: Donald J. Trump.  —  CASPER, Wyo. — Representative Liz Cheney …
Discussion: Daily Kos
David Rothkopf / USA Today:
Joe Biden is better on the world stage than any president since George H.W. Bush  —  Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump all came into office with little or no international affairs experience.  And it showed.  —  Joe Biden has had more foreign policy experience than any other president in U.S. history.
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 …
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: Washington Examiner and HotAir
Sun-Sentinel:
Crash that killed 1 at Wilton Manors LGBTQ Pride parade was an accident, police say  —  FORT LAUDERDALE — A truck plowed through a crowd at an LGBTQ Pride parade Saturday night, killing one person and injuring another — but the 77-year-old man behind the wheel did not intend to hurt a soul, police say.
Discussion: Washington Blade, Twitchy and Mediaite
U.S. Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio:
Rubio Urges POTUS to Grant Naval Academy Football Player Waiver to Play in the NFL  —  Miami, FL — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to grant a waiver for Cameron Kinley, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, to temporarily delay …
 
 
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CNN:
How the Justice Department swept up records of two congressional Democrats and Trump's lawyer
Discussion: Raw Story
Caitlin Moscatello / New York Magazine:
Nobody Wraps Pat Kiernan The petty, vindictive, backbiting, lawsuit-laden, career ruining infighting at everyone's favorite local NY1 news station.
Jessica Campisi / CNN:
Ammon Bundy announces run for Idaho governor
Discussion: The Hill and The Gateway Pundit
Ellis P. Monk, Jr / The University of Chicago Press:
Beholding Inequality: Race, Gender, and Returns to Physical Attractiveness in the United States1
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
Robert Reich / The Guardian:
The US's greatest danger isn't China. It's much closer to home
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Jon Stewart shows late-night conformity cabal how political comedy is done
Julian Shen-Berro / Raleigh News & Observer:
President Joe Biden to visit NC, promote COVID-19 vaccine
Discussion: ABC11
 Earlier Items: 
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
U.S. sends 2.5 million COVID-19 doses to Taiwan
Discussion: ABC News and MyNorthwest.com
Harry Enten / CNN:
How this is the most unpredictable NYC mayoral race in 50 years
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
Zach Despart / Houston Chronicle:
Texas said inland counties had lower disaster risk, yet awarded them huge share of $1B in Harvey aid
Washington Examiner:
Sen. Tuberville blows whistle on Biden's lawsuit ‘slush funds’