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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
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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 …
NBC News:
Senate passes debt ceiling bill, sending it to Biden to become law and avert disaster
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
Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
Jen Psaki Claims Many Republicans Are ‘Comfortable’ with Biden Because 'He's a White Man Who's Older'
Discussion: HuffPost, New York Times and Breitbart
Politico:
Just don't boast: How Biden world sought to ace the debt ceiling standoff
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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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 …
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'
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 …
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  —  Every now and then, it's important to watch Fox News in prime time.  No, not because the programs are particularly good or because the hosts tell their audience the truth.  Fox is writing Dominion Voting Systems a $787.5 million check for very good reasons …
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Watch Roger Stone Explain on Hot Mic How to Manipulate Trump  —  In footage obtained by The Daily Beast, Stone explains how to lie to Trump—and get him to say whatever you want. … Longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone has a secret trick to get the former president to say whatever he wants: just lie to him.
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.
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 …
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Jennifer Bowers Bahney / Mediaite:
Team DeSantis Goes Full Anti-Vaxx to Attack Trump After He Spars With Angry Voter
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.
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 …
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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.
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 …
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John Kruzel / Reuters:
US Supreme Court hands defeat to organized labor in truckers strike case
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Former Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey weighs U.S. Senate bid  —  Former Los Angeles Dodgers icon Steve Garvey is considering running for the open U.S. Senate seat in California as a Republican, a move that would immediately upend the 2024 race, according to several GOP state party insiders …
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Jeremy B. White / Politico:
Former Dodger All-Star Steve Garvey weighs run to replace Feinstein in California
Discussion: The Nation
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 …
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 …
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.
Noreen Malone / New York Times:
When the Neighbors Don't Share Your Vision (and That Vision Involves ‘Transformers’ Statues)  —  A professor decorated a sidewalk in Georgetown with 10-foot sculptures of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime.  The well-heeled locals were not pleased.  —  Reporting from Georgetown in Washington, D.C.
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
Jason Farago / New York Times:
With Hannah Gadsby's 'It's Pablo-matic,' the Joke's on the Brooklyn Museum  —  The Australian comedian turns curator in a show about Picasso's complicated legacy.  But it's women artists the exhibition really shortchanges.  —  If you studied art history or another of the humanities in the 1990s or 2000s …
Discussion: ARTnews.com, Raw Story and Twist Street
David Ingram / NBC News:
Elon Musk's new Twitter pronoun rule invites bullying, LGBTQ groups say  —  The tech billionaire said Thursday that he would allow Twitter users to freely misgender people on the social media site including through pronoun usage.  —  LGBTQ advocates criticized Elon Musk on Thursday …
 
 
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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
NBC News:
Bill Cosby faces new sexual assault lawsuits after states extend statutes of limitations
Discussion: Deadline and Rolling Stone
Bolts:
“An Attempt to Fool Voters”: Ohio GOP Sets Up Vote To Weaken Direct Democracy
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Supreme Court vetoes efforts to limit anti-fraud law aimed at government contractors
Discussion: MyNorthwest.com
 Earlier Items: 
CNN:
'I don't want reality': Senator's gaffe draws laughs during hearing
Discussion: The Guardian
Isabela Dias / Mother Jones:
Christopher Rufo Launched the Critical Race Theory Panic. He Isn't Done.
Associated Press:
Federal government orders desegregation in 32 Mississippi school districts
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Kyle Morris / Fox News:
Nearly 10K photos from Hunter Biden's laptop hit the web: ‘Truth and transparency’
Elizabeth Napolitano / CBS News:
Meta threatens news ban in California over bill requiring it to share ad revenue
 

 
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
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