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6:00 PM ET, June 2, 2023

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CNN:
Exclusive: Trump attorneys haven't found classified document former president referred to on tape following subpoena  —  Attorneys for Donald Trump turned over material in mid-March in response to a federal subpoena related to a classified US military document described by the former president …
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New York Times:
Lawyers Unable to Find Document Trump Discussed in Recorded Conversation  —  Prosecutors issued a subpoena for a description of military options for Iran mentioned by the former president during an interview.  But Mr. Trump's legal team said they could find no such document.
Discussion: Bulwark+, FISM TV and UPROXX
Tim Alberta / The Atlantic:
Inside the Meltdown at CNN  —  This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a single must-read from The Atlantic, Monday through Friday.  Sign up for it here.  —  “How are we gonna cover Trump?  That's not something I stay up at night thinking about,” Chris Licht told me.
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Twitter's head of trust and safety says she has resigned  —  Twitter's head of trust and safety, Ella Irwin, told Reuters on Thursday that she has resigned from the social media company, which has faced criticism for lax protections against harmful content since billionaire Elon Musk acquired it in October.
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Prem Thakker / New Republic:
Elon Musk Personally Elevates Transphobic Video Originally Flagged as Hate Speech  —  “Every parent should watch this.”  This is what Elon Musk—one of the world's most powerful elites—said about The Daily Wire's transphobic documentary What Is a Woman? hosted by the vicious and intellectually dull Matt Walsh.
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 …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: YouTube reverses misinformation policy to allow U.S. election denialism  —  In a reversal of its election integrity policy, YouTube will leave up content that says fraud, errors or glitches occurred in the 2020 presidential election and other U.S. elections, the company confirmed to Axios Friday.
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YouTube Official Blog:
An update on our approach to US election misinformation … When we craft our policies, we always keep two goals in mind: protecting our community, and providing a home for open discussion and debate.  These goals are sometimes in tension with each other, and there is perhaps no area …
Laura Jarrett / NBC News:
DOJ closes Pence classified documents investigation with no charges  —  The Justice Department's national security division, which looked into the discovery of classified documents at the former vice president's Indiana home, informed his attorney that no charges will be filed.
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Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump says 'I'm at least as innocent as he is' after Pence won't face charges on classified documents  —  Former President Trump on Friday argued he should be cleared of wrongdoing for his handling of classified documents after the Justice Department said it would not bring charges …
CNN:
Justice Department will not seek criminal charges in Pence classified document probe
Alayna Treene / CNN:
FBI to bring internal Biden-related document to Capitol Hill and brief House Oversight leaders  —  The FBI is scheduled to bring an internal law enforcement document that some Republicans claim will shed light on an allegation that then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a criminal scheme …
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Logan Stefanich / KSL-TV:
Davis District pulls Bible from elementaries, junior highs ‘due to vulgarity or violence’  —  FARMINGTON — The Bible has been removed from all elementary and middle school libraries throughout the Davis School District after someone challenged its contents.
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Courtney Tanner / Salt Lake Tribune:
The Bible is banned in these Utah elementary and middle schools now for ‘vulgarity or violence’
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Poll: No bump for DeSantis from 2024 launch as Trump continues to climb  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was surely hoping for a bump from his presidential campaign launch last week.  But a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows no sign of improvement.  —  In fact, the survey of 1,520 U.S. adults …
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Myra Adams / The Hill:
‘Give me an eight!’ DeSantis must tout his constitutional advantage over Trump
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.
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S.V. Date / HuffPost:
RNC Debate Rule May Prevent Rubio-Slayer Chris Christie From Doing The Same To Trump
Jaysha Patel / ABC7:
LGBTQ Pride event at North Hollywood elementary school draws protest, heightened security  —  Heightened security will be in place at Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood Friday as some protest a Pride Month recognition at the campus.  —  NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) …
Chris D'Angelo / HuffPost:
Biden Administration Bans New Oil Drilling Near ‘Irreplaceable’ Tribal Cultural Site In New Mexico  —  The administration ordered a 20-year moratorium on new fossil fuel leasing within 10 miles of Chaco Canyon.  —  President Joe Biden's administration on Friday ordered a 20-year ban …
CNN:
Judge in Disney's case against DeSantis disqualifies himself and accuses governor's legal team of ‘rank judge-shopping’  —  A federal judge who was presiding over the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts case against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday disqualified himself from further participation in the case …
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Payrolls rose 339,000 in May, much better than expected in resilient labor market  —  The U.S. economy continued to crank out jobs in May, with nonfarm payrolls surging more than expected despite multiple headwinds, the Labor Department reported Friday.  —  Payrolls in the public …
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Ted Koppel on Covering—and Befriending—Henry Kissinger  —  Did the veteran newscaster give Kissinger a pass on his hundredth birthday?  —  For a quarter century, Ted Koppel hosted “Nightline,” one of the most popular newscasts in the United States.  Famous for his interviews …
Discussion: Washington Post
Troy Closson / New York Times:
Stuyvesant High School Admitted 762 New Students.  Only 7 Are Black.  —  About 10 percent of offers to New York City's most elite public high schools went to Black and Latino students this year, education officials announced on Thursday, in a school system where they make up more than two-thirds of the student population overall.
Discussion: Oregonian, Raw Story and Gothamist
Michael Schaffer / Politico:
Autism Advocates Are Dreading a Campaign Season of Insinuations About Ron DeSantis  —  Stereotypical ideas about autistic people are already showing up in the GOP primary, and advocates worry they'll go mainstream.  —  Jessica Benham is a state legislator in Pennsylvania …
Discussion: RedState
Radek Sikorski / Washington Post:
Poland's government will tell you I'm a Russian stooge.  Don't believe it.  —  Radek Sikorski is a member of the European Parliament.  —  In the 1980s, as a young political exile from Communist Poland, I traveled to Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, where I reported on Moscow's battlefield atrocities and the triumphs of the mujahideen.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Politico
Alex Shephard / New Republic:
Nancy Mace Is Just Another Republican  —  Speaking to Vanity Fair this spring, South Carolina Representative Nancy Mace made the case that she was the last real Republican.  Her caucus, she said, was overrun with fire-breathing, MAGA-hat-wearing vandals and governed by leaders who were either too inept or too stupid to rein them in.
Discussion: Roll Call
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Librarians Sue Over Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Book Ban for Kids  —  A new law threatens prison for Arkansas librarians who let kids access books deemed objectionable.  A coalition of book lovers is suing.  —  A coalition of librarians, booksellers, readers, and authors are filing suit against Arkansas …
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
Call It the Biden Two-Step: How to Stumble, and Grow Stronger  —  The real issue, to paraphrase Ronald Reagan, is not whether Biden is too old, but that time and time again his opponents appear too callow and inexperienced to keep up with him. … How do you stumble and yet land stronger than ever?
Charles R. Davis / Insider:
An AI-powered drone tried to attack its human operator in a US military simulation  — An AI-powered drone tried killing its operator in a military simulation, an Air Force official said.  — “It killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective,” he said.
Stuart Mackintosh / The Hill:
Insurers are fleeing states due to climate realities, not ‘anti-woke’ bullies  —  A hostile letter from a group of “anti-woke” U.S. state attorneys general is targeting major insurers that have signed up to the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance.  —  The alliance was created to help insurers …
Meaghan Darwish / TV Insider:
Harris Faulkner to Host ‘Fox News Tonight’ Next Week  —  Harris Faulkner will take on a new role at Fox News next week as the longtime network personality steps in to guest host Fox News Tonight, starting Monday, June 5, and running through Friday, June 9.  —  Faulkner is the latest anchor …
Discussion: Fox News and Variety
 
 
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Pete Schroeder / Reuters:
US SEC to dismiss 42 enforcement cases after internal data mishap
Mary Kekatos / ABC News:
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Discussion: New York Times and CNBC
David Pepper / New Republic:
Extremists Are Running America Because No One Runs Against Them
Jared Gans / The Hill:
Former Dodgers MVP Steve Garvey mulling bid for Feinstein Senate seat: report
Jack Elbaum / Washington Examiner:
Walk before you run: How Biden's tumble disqualifies him from 2024 bid
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Key Mueller witness seeks mercy for Jan. 6 perpetrator — his cousin
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Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
Hey Media: Stop Grading Republicans on a Curve
Discussion: Daily Kos and Digby's Hullabaloo
Ben Glaze / The Mirror:
Donald Trump says he's like the Mona Lisa in bizarre interview with Welsh-language channel
Discussion: HuffPost, Joe.My.God. and Politico
Just Security:
Model Prosecution Memo for Trump Classified Documents
David Freedlander / Politico:
How a Staunchly Blue State Let MAGA Seep In
Discussion: Raw Story
Glamour UK:
Logan Brown: 'I'm a pregnant trans man and I do exist. No matter what anyone says, I am literally living proof'