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10:45 AM ET, June 4, 2023

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Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Chuck Todd to leave NBC's ‘Meet the Press’; Welker will become host  —  The transition will happen in September, a major change at one of broadcast television oldest institutions  —  Chuck Todd, who has served as moderator of NBC's Sunday-morning talk show “Meet the Press” since 2014 …
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Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Chuck Todd will depart NBC's ‘Meet the Press’; Kristen Welker to become host  —  Chuck Todd, a mainstay in Washington as moderator of “Meet the Press,” will step down from the show in the coming months.  NBC News' co-chief White House correspondent Kristen Welker will take his place.
NBC News:
Grand jury in Trump classified documents case expected to meet this coming week after hiatus  —  A grand jury that has been hearing evidence in the case against former President Donald Trump is expected to meet this coming week in Washington after a lull.  —  The federal grand jury …
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Kamala Harris is a Biden fall away from being in the Oval Office  —  It was alarming to watch Joe Biden take a tumble Thursday at the Air Force Academy commencement.  —  But the really scary thought is that if he had landed head-first, Kamala Harris would be sitting in the Oval Office.
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New York Times:
Inside the Complicated Reality of Being America's Oldest President  —  President Biden is asking voters to keep him in the White House until age 86, renewing attention to an issue that polls show troubles most Americans.  —  There was the time last winter when President Biden was awakened …
Kimberlee Kruesi / Associated Press:
Trump-appointed judge rejects Tennessee's anti-drag law as too broad, too vague  —  Tennessee's first-in-the-nation law designed to place strict limits on drag shows is unconstitutional, a federal judge says.  The law is both “unconstitutionally vague and substantially overbroad” and encouraged …
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Giselle Ruhiyyih Ewing / Politico:
Federal judge rules Tennessee drag law unconstitutional
Discussion: HotAir, NBC News and Joe.My.God.
Washington Post:
NATO-trained units will serve as tip of spear in Ukraine's counteroffensive  —  When Ukraine's long-awaited counteroffensive finally begins, the fight will be led by brigades armed not only with Western weapons but also Western know-how, gleaned from months of training aimed …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Jesus Jiménez / New York Times:
New Hampshire Man Is Arrested After Threatening to Kill U.S. Senator  —  In a voice mail message, the man told the senator was that he was “a dead man walking,” according to federal court documents.  He was angry about the blocking of military promotions, prosecutors said.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
DeSantis Relied Heavily on Big Donors in Initial Money Haul  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida made a splash when he announced that he had raised a record $8.2 million in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate.  New figures disclosed by the campaign reveal that he relied heavily on larger contributors to set that record.
Jason Willick / Washington Post:
What Republicans and Democrats are missing about threats to democracy  —  Political scientists are finally getting a better handle on how modern democratic systems can break down.  But the best research doesn't support the self-serving account the Western establishment has been offering since the Brexit and Donald Trump shocks of 2016.
Nicholas Carlson / Insider:
'It's like watching a snuff film': Media elites shocked by The Atlantic's surgical dismantling of CNN boss Chris Licht  — Holy moly did CNN boss Chris Licht get smoked by The Atlantic.  — I was at a conference with other media bosses when the story dropped.  I asked them what they thought. - “He needs a handler — fast.”
Ariella Marsden / Jerusalem Post:
Who were the IDF soldiers killed at the Egyptian border?  —  Three IDF soldiers were killed by an Egyptian police officer at the Israeli-Egyptian border on Saturday.  —  The three IDF soldiers who were killed at the Israeli-Egyptian border on Saturday were identified as Sgt. Lia Ben Nun …
Pien Huang / NPR:
Vaccination and awareness could help keep mpox in check this summer  —  A dozen people came down with mpox in Chicago around early May, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to warn doctors of a potential mpox resurgence.  —  To those that were watching mpox closely, the increase in U.S. cases wasn't a surprise.
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
DNA Test Proves Ex-Wrestler Not Lauren Boebert's Father  —  Stan Lane has been dogged by accusations that he got the congresswoman's mother pregnant during a brief affair. … For years, Rep. Lauren Boebert's mother has maintained that a retired professional wrestler named Stan Lane …
Discussion: New York Post and Raw Story
CNN:
California is investigating after a private jet carrying migrants arrived in Sacramento, officials say  —  An investigation is underway after over a dozen migrants arrived in Sacramento, California, by private jet “with no prior arrangement or care in place,” Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta said Saturday.
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
DeSantis suggests Trump doesn't understand the ‘woke’ threat to America  —  2024 Republican presidential nomination showdown: Trump and DeSantis trade verbal fire over the term ‘woke’  —  DES MOINES, IOWA - The current top two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination are trading verbal fire over the term “woke.”
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Sydney Shuler / Daily Progress:
UVa Board of Visitors floats tracking student, faculty political ideology
The Hill:
To address the migration crisis, state governments should hire the migrants
Tina Moore / New York Post:
Bragg detective Jeremy Rosenberg involved in Trump case suspended for Michael Cohen ties: officials
Akbar Shahid Ahmed / HuffPost:
Donald Trump Is Promising Peace In A Second Term. War With Iran Seems More Likely.
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Senate Republicans once again voluntarily cede their negotiating power
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