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8:35 AM ET, June 2, 2023

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Michael Graham / NH Journal:
Trump Loses NHGOP Rep's Endorsement to DeSantis Over Treatment of Fox News Host  —  Donald Trump's treatment of his former spokesperson, Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany, has cost him the support of a New Hampshire GOP state representative.  And, NHGOP insiders say, the repercussions …
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Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Ron DeSantis praised Anthony Fauci for Covid response in spring 2020 for ‘really doing a good job’  —  Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis is attacking former President Donald Trump for “turning the country over to [Dr. Anthony] Fauci in March 2020” but DeSantis was praising …
Washington Post:
Trump, DeSantis in open warfare as they hit the trail in early states  —  As the candidates hit the trail in key early states at the start of a critical summer stretch, their pitches are increasingly about distinguishing themselves from one another  —  URBANDALE, Iowa …
NBC News:
Porn stars vs. parenthood: Ron DeSantis plays the family card against Trump
Discussion: MSN and The Spectator World
Alex Thompson / Axios:
Scoop: Trump pollster tells donors DeSantis electability is a “myth”
Discussion: Political Wire
Brittany Bernstein / National Review:   N.H. State Rep Endorses DeSantis, Pulls Support from Trump over Lack of Loyalty: 'He Can't Be Trusted'
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Poll: No bump for DeSantis from 2024 launch as Trump continues to climb
Discussion: Not the Bee and Florida Politics
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Biden is delivering on his most far-fetched pledge: Compromise  —  President Biden this week accomplished what America elected him to do — govern from the center and make deals that solve problems.  Progressive Democrats don't seem to like that cooperative spirit, which is a big reason …
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
How House Dems went from angry at to rallying around the Biden White House  —  After venting in private and public about what they saw as a one-sided negotiation, Democrats embraced the final debt compromise and gave even more votes than Republicans  —  Congressional bureau chief
NBC News:
Senate passes debt ceiling bill, sending it to Biden to become law and avert disaster
Kevin Tober / Newsbusters:
WOW: CNN Doctor Recommends Biden Walk With Cane to Stop Falling
Brent Buchanan / Cygnal:
Poll: Kentucky Governor & AG - Dead Heat; Biden Deeply Underwater
Discussion: Breitbart
Summer Concepcion / NBC News:
Senate votes to overturn Biden's student loan relief program
Chloe Xiang / VICE:
AI-Controlled Drone Goes Rogue, Kills Human Operator in USAF Simulated Test  —  The Air Force's Chief of AI Test and Operations said “it killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective.”  —  An AI-enabled drone killed its human operator …
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Kylie Robison / Fortune:
Twitter's head of trust safety Ella Irwin has resigned, Slack account is deactivated, according to sources  —  Ella Irwin, Twitter's head of trust and safety and one of Elon Musk's top lieutenants, is no longer in Twitter's internal Slack, according to a source familiar and a screenshot of her deactivated account viewed by Fortune.
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David Ingram / NBC News:
Elon Musk's new Twitter pronoun rule invites bullying, LGBTQ groups say
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump says he told Hannity not to joke about Biden's cognitive ability  —  Former President Donald Trump said Thursday that he previously reached out to Fox News host Sean Hannity to suggest he stop joking about President Biden's cognitive abilities.  —  Trump participated in a town hall event …
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David French / New York Times:   A Peek Behind the MAGA Curtain
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:   Trump Ally Roger Stone Admits on Hot Mic He Makes Up Stories to Bend Trump to His Will
New York Times:
Recording of Trump Underscores Growing Evidence in Documents Case  —  A conversation in which the former president is said to have acknowledged that he could not declassify a sensitive document could undercut a defense he has offered.  —  The revelation that federal prosecutors have a recording …
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Isabel Fattal / The Atlantic:
What Trump's Recording Could Reveal  —  The reported existence of a tape says something important about how the former president operates.  —  Yesterday, news outlets reported the existence of a recording in which Donald Trump discusses his possession of classified documents.
Washington Times:
Did Trump declassify documents? Criminal indictment of former president has no legitimate basis
Associated Press:
New details of Jeffrey Epstein's death and the frantic aftermath revealed in records obtained by AP  —  Two weeks before ending his life, Jeffrey Epstein sat in the corner of his Manhattan jail cell with his hands over his ears, desperate to muffle the sound of a toilet that wouldn't stop running.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
Death in Custody of 8-Year-Old in Harlingen, Texas  —  CBP's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) continues to investigate the tragic death of an 8-year-old girl in U.S. Border Patrol custody, which occurred on May 17 in Harlingen, Texas.  Consistent with agency policy and CBP's commitment …
Discussion: NBC News and Wall Street Journal
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Eileen Sullivan / New York Times:
8-Year-Old Migrant Who Died in C.B.P. Custody Was Seen by Medical Staff 11 Times  —  Initial findings in an internal investigation suggest the child was not provided with proper care.  The acting head of the agency said changes to procedures had been made.  —  Reporting from Washington
Washington Post:
Georgia probe of Trump broadens to activities in other states  —  An Atlanta-area investigation of alleged election interference by former president Donald Trump and his allies has broadened to include activities in Washington, D.C., and several other states, according to two people with knowledge …
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
Arizona Limits Construction Around Phoenix as Its Water Supply Dwindles  —  In what could be a glimpse of the future as climate change batters the West, officials ruled there's not enough groundwater for projects already approved.  —  Christopher Flavelle reported from Washington and Jack Healy from Phoenix.
Axios:
TV networks battle for Republican debates … And who hosts those debates can have a significant impact on which contenders chose to participate, and how they perform.  — Trump's campaign believes his opponents need the primary debates more than he does because they're behind him in polls.
Discussion: HuffPost
Josh Chafetz / New York Times:
The Supreme Court Has Earned a Little Contempt  —  Although the Supreme Court has been deciding cases at a glacial pace this term — and that with an almost comically small docket of only 59 merits cases — the justices have found other ways to keep busy.  They have been spinning their ethical lapses …
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Chris Christie and the Republican Party's Peril  —  In some ways he's a match for Trump, whose third nomination would mark the end of the GOP.  —  If Trump Republicans propel Donald Trump over the top in the primaries, they will be doing and will have done two things.
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Unions are relieved as the Supreme Court leaves the right to strike intact  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed a victory to business interests in a labor dispute, but the win was more of a whimper than a roar.  —  By an 8-to-1 vote, the high court ruled against unionized truck drivers …
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
Journalists at country's largest newspaper chain will walk off the job  —  Hundreds of staffers at Gannett newspapers across seven states are protesting their company's leadership and job cuts  —  Journalists for the largest newspaper chain in the country will walk off the job next week …
Robinson Meyer / Heatmap News:
Is Joe Manchin's Pipeline a Big Deal?  —  If there's one climate policy you're likely to hear about in the debt ceiling deal, it's the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  —  The 304-mile pipeline, which will link West Virginia's booming gas fields to the East Coast and Texas, essentially received automatic approval under the bipartisan deal.
Washington Post:
Candidate charged with shooting at Democrats' homes after election loss  —  A failed New Mexico political candidate has been indicted for allegedly organizing and carrying out a plan to shoot at the houses of Democrats and officials who certified his losing election.
Just The News:
J6 Unmasked: Security footage shows Pelosi evacuating Hollywood-style from Capitol as daughter films  —  Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described having to evacuate a riotous Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 as traumatic.  But Capitol Police security footage obtained by Just the News shows …
Rasmussen Reports:
Most Americans Oppose Transgender Agenda  —  By a 3-to-1 margin, Americans believe there are only two genders, and a majority support laws against transgender treatment for minors.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults agree …
Discussion: Power Line and Washington Examiner
 
 
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Evan Bush / NBC News:
World's wheat supply at risk of a dangerous shock due to heat and drought, study warns
Discussion: Reuters
Washington Post:
How the D.C. area managed to clinch one of its nicest Mays in memory
Discussion: Fox 8 Cleveland WJW
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Mayor Adams Loves a Good Tale. Some of Them May Be Tall.
Bryan Harris / Financial Times:
Russian concerns on Ukraine must ‘be taken into account’, says Brazil
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Ron DeSantis fires back at NAACP over travel advisory, education and shootings
Discussion: CNN
 Earlier Items: 
Bolts:
“An Attempt to Fool Voters”: Ohio GOP Sets Up Vote To Weaken Direct Democracy
CNN:
'I don't want reality': Senator's gaffe draws laughs during hearing
Discussion: The Guardian
Noreen Malone / New York Times:
When the Neighbors Don't Share Your Vision (and That Vision Involves ‘Transformers’ Statues)
Alex Thompson / Axios:
Scoop: Hunter Biden lawyer deposes laptop shop owner
Elizabeth Napolitano / CBS News:
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