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9:25 AM ET, June 1, 2023

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CNN:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump captured on tape talking about classified document he kept after leaving the White House  —  Federal prosecutors have obtained an audio recording of a summer 2021 meeting in which former President Donald Trump acknowledges he held onto a classified Pentagon document …
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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Months of distrust inside Trump legal team led to top lawyer's departure  —  Exclusive: Two Trump lawyers considered a ‘murder-suicide pact’ where one would resign if the other was fired  —  Donald Trump's legal team for months has weathered deep distrust and interpersonal conflict …
New York Times:
Trump Was Taped Discussing Sensitive Document He Had Kept After Leaving Office  —  Federal prosecutors obtained the recording as part of their investigation into the former president's handling of classified documents.  —  Federal prosecutors investigating former President Donald J. Trump's handling …
Discussion: Raw Story and HuffPost
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump regretted not declassifying retained military document in recording  —  Federal prosecutors have obtained audio in which the former president acknowledged he retained a classified paper on Iran  —  Federal prosecutors obtained audio recording of a summer 2021 meeting where Donald Trump suggested …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Prosecutors have recording of Trump discussing sensitive Iran document  —  The July 2021 recording could undercut key defense claims that Trump declassified or didn't know about the documents  —  Special counsel Jack Smith has obtained a 2021 recording in which Donald Trump appears to brag …
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Scott Wong / NBC News:
McCarthy proves his naysayers wrong  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy defied his critics to win the speaker's gavel, then did it again in striking a debt deal with President Joe Biden.  Now he and his allies are taking a victory lap.  —  WASHINGTON — Critics doubted Kevin McCarthy could win …
Discussion: New York Times and New Republic
Reuters:
US debt ceiling bill passes House with broad bipartisan support
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling bill heads for House passage after clearing key test vote
Marianne LeVine / Washington Post:
Senate leaders stress time crunch as they prepare for debt ceiling bill
Drew Holden / Washington Free Beacon:
Kevin McCarthy Just Notched a Victory. His Speakership is Perpetually on the Brink, According to the Press.
Discussion: New York Times and Yahoo News
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Rand Paul to force Senate vote on potential cuts to Social Security, Medicare
Washington Post:
Debt ceiling bill passes House, moves to Senate as deadline nears
CNN:
Inside a debt ceiling standoff ‘far more dangerous than people will recognize’
Rolling Stone:
Inside Trump and DeSantis' Ugly Feud Over The Babylon Bee  —  The former president has an extremely online army, but sources tell Rolling Stone that Team DeSantis has tried to peel off influencers, offering access and (in one case) a job … But behind the scenes, the Republican rivals …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Axios:
Dee-Santis or Deh-Santis?  His team won't say  —  Some presidential candidates struggle to nail their message.  Ron DeSantis is struggling to nail his NAME. … - The video announcing his presidential campaign.  — A radio interview in South Carolina, in which he told listeners to go to “RonDee-Santis.com.”
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Mike Allen / Axios:
🐊 2. DeSantis quandary on name
Discussion: Florida Politics
Oren Liebermann / CNN:
Pentagon cancels drag show at Air Force base as Pride Month begins  —  The Pentagon forced an Air Force base in Nevada to cancel a drag show at the start of Pride Month that had already been approved, according to three officials familiar with the situation.
Discussion: The Hill
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Meredith Deliso / ABC News:
Jury finds Danny Masterson guilty on 2 counts in rape retrial  —  The “That '70s Show” actor was accused of raping three women.  —  A Los Angeles jury has found former “That '70s Show” actor Danny Masterson guilty of two counts of forcible rape in a retrial of a case involving three women.
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Andrew Dalton / Associated Press:
Danny Masterson convicted of 2 counts of rape; 'That ‘70s Show’ actor faces 30 years to life
Washington Post:
In a deep red Florida county, a student-teacher revolt shames the right  —  By now, it's obvious that the reactionary culture warriors who want to reshape American education are inspiring a serious liberal counter-mobilization in response.  Remarkably, this backlash to the backlash …
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times and WFLA-TV
Natasha Lennard / The Intercept:
Atlanta Police Arrest Organizers of Bail Fund for Cop City Protesters  —  Part of a brutal crackdown on dissent against the police training facility, the SWAT raid and charges against the protest bail fund are unprecedented.  —  On Wednesday morning, a heavily armed Atlanta Police Department SWAT team raided …
Military.com:
Poisoned Water: How a Navy Ship Dumped Fuel and Sickened Its Own Crew  —  Barely clothed Marines huddled exhausted next to their coffin-style bunks stacked to the ceiling below deck on the USS Boxer after midnight in March 2016.  They were extremely tired after a long day resupplying their ship …
Jacey Fortin / New York Times:
Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules New Abortion Bans Unconstitutional  —  Oklahoma's Supreme Court said on Wednesday that two laws passed last year that ban most abortions are unconstitutional.  —  But the ruling does not affect a law passed in 1910 which still prohibits most abortions in the state …
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Republicans are spending millions on turnout operations that are deeply flawed, insiders say  —  “That's why we're losing elections,” one Republican field veteran said of the conservative canvassing apparatus.  “Nobody wants to admit it.”  —  A few weeks before last fall's midterm elections …
Slate:
There's Unsettling New Evidence About William Rehnquist's Views on Segregation  —  This is part of Opinionpalooza, Slate's coverage of the major decisions from the Supreme Court this June.  We're working to change the way the media covers the Supreme Court.  Join us!
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Kari Lake Is Appealing Her Election Loss Again  —  ‘NEVER BACK DOWN’  —  Pathological election denier Kari Lake on Wednesday announced that she is once again mounting a legal challenge against her loss in 2022's Arizona gubernatorial elections.  Speaking ahead of her “Defend America” …
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Could Hunter Biden be the next poster child for Second Amendment rights?  —  The president's son is under investigation for potentially breaking the law banning drug users from owning guns - but the law's constitutionality faces growing challenges.  —  Hunter Biden could soon find himself …
Discussion: New York Times
Washington Post:
Biden shows growing appetite to cross Putin's red lines  —  Despite warnings that arming Ukraine will start a world war, President Biden continues to push the Russian leader's limits — a strategy that brings risk and reward  —  President Biden's decision last month to help Ukraine obtain …
Jake Offenhartz / Associated Press:
Aide fired by George Santos says he got his job after sending money to Republican's deputy  —  A man who briefly worked as an aide to U.S. Rep. George Santos says he got his job after sending a series of payments to one of the Republican's top deputies.  Derek Myers, 31, told staff …
Washington Post:
Iran plans to escalate attacks against U.S. troops in Syria, documents show  —  Covert plan to kill Americans is seen as part of a larger Russian-backed strategy to oust the United States from Syria  —  Iran is arming militants in Syria for a new phase of lethal attacks against U.S. troops in the country …
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
There is no defense for Trump's attack on Kayleigh ‘Milktoast’ McEnany  —  Kayleigh McEnany came under attack by her former boss on Truth Social last night.  His very thin skin was pierced by the former White House press secretary, now a Fox News host and contributor.
 
 
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The White House:
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Associated Press:
DOJ sues coal firms owned by Jim Justice's family
NBC News:
‘Trump Bucks’ retailers' websites taken down, days after being exposed for selling bogus currency
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