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9:25 AM ET, June 6, 2023

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Sarah Blaskey / Miami Herald:
Texas sheriff recommends criminal charges in DeSantis' migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard  —  A Texas sheriff's department has recommended that the district attorney in Bexar County bring criminal charges over the first iteration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' so-called migrant relocation program.
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New York Times:
Second Plane Carrying Migrants Arrives in Sacramento  —  As California officials accused Florida of shipping migrants to its capital city last week, about 20 more people, mostly from Venezuela, arrived on Monday on the same chartered plane.  —  Shawn Hubler reported from Sacramento …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Watch: Republicans literally beg migrants not to leave Florida over DeSantis anti-immigration law  —  Florida Republicans on Monday met with migrants to urge them not to leave the state in the wake of a new anti-immigration law that is sparking boycotts of the state.
Thomas Kika / Newsweek:
Republicans Urge Immigrants to Stay in Florida, Fearing New Law's Impact  —  A handful of Florida Republicans have implored immigrants to stay in the state in the wake of recent laws signed by Governor Ron DeSantis.  —  Last month, Florida enacted a new bill, SB 1718, that is set …
Discussion: New Republic
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
It Is Completely Bizarre That Florida Is Allowed to Do This  —  This scheme to ‘transport’ migrants across state lines is crying out for the intervention of federal law enforcement on every level.  —  Not to put too fine a point on it, but the state of Florida seems to be running a some kind of kidnapping operation.
Discussion: Raw Story, NBC News and Joe.My.God.
Los Angeles Times:
Newsom threatens DeSantis with kidnapping charges after migrants flown to Sacramento  —  Gov. Gavin Newsom took his feud with Gov. Ron DeSantis to new heights on Monday, seemingly threatening him with kidnapping charges after California officials say South American migrants were sent to Sacramento …
CNN:
Exclusive: Mar-a-Lago pool flood raises suspicions among prosecutors in Trump classified documents case  —  An employee at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence drained the resort's swimming pool last October and ended up flooding a room where computer servers containing surveillance video logs were kept …
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New York Times:
Trump Lawyers Visit Justice Dept. as Classified Documents Inquiry Nears End  —  Three lawyers representing the former president spent nearly two hours there after requesting a meeting to discuss their concerns about the department's handling of the investigation.
Lee Moran / HuffPost:   Conservative Pundit Says 4 Things Show It's ‘Gotten Very, Very Real’ For Donald Trump
Betsy Klein / CNN:
Biden to convene his Cabinet on the heels of debt ceiling resolution  —  President Joe Biden is set to convene his Cabinet Tuesday, bringing his top lieutenants together to discuss a wide range of topics for the first Cabinet meeting since he declared his candidacy for reelection and days …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Josh Boak / Associated Press:
White House website highlights infrastructure as Biden pushes policy wins
Discussion: The White House
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
Fox News Refuses To Run Snarky White House Comment In Story Criticizing Biden's Age
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Fox News
Donald Judd / CNN:
Biden welcomes Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to the White House
The Debrief:
Intelligence Officials Say U.S. Has Retrieved Craft of Non-Human Origin  —  A former intelligence official turned whistleblower has given Congress and the Intelligence Community Inspector General extensive classified information about deeply covert programs that he says possess retrieved intact …
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Washington Post:
FBI had reviewed, closed inquiry into claims at center of Hill fight  —  Republican lawmaker James Comer said he will still seek to hold the FBI director in contempt of Congress after viewing document in question  —  The FBI and Justice Department under then-Attorney General William P. Barr …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Twitter Admits in Court Filing: Elon Musk Is Simply Wrong About Government Interference At Twitter  —  from the confirmation-idiocy dept  —  It is amazing the degree to which some people will engage in confirmation bias and believe absolute nonsense, even as the facts show the opposite is true.
Kristin Wilson / CNN:
Rep. George Santos' lawyer asks to keep bond cosigners' names sealed  —  Indicted Rep. George Santos' attorney has filed a letter asking the judge overseeing the New York Republican's case to keep the names of the people who put up his $500,000 bond sealed.  —  Attorney Joseph Murray objected …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and East Bay Times
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Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
Oklahoma Approves First Religious Charter School in the U.S.  —  The school, which would offer online, Roman Catholic instruction funded by taxpayers, is almost certain to tee off a legal battle.  —  The nation's first religious charter school was approved in Oklahoma on Monday …
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New York Times:
Russia-Ukraine War  —  Crucial Dam Destroyed on Southern Ukraine's Front Lines  —  President Volodymyr Zelensky blamed Russia and convened the National Security Council.  The damage threatened the safety of a nearby nuclear plant and forced the evacuation of thousands.
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Washington Post:
Live updates: Nova Kakhovka dam destroyed on Ukraine's front lines, causing flooding and evacuations
Miles Klee / Rolling Stone:
RFK Jr. Blames Anti-Depressants for School Shootings  —  “Prior to the introduction of Prozac, we had almost none of these events in our country,” Kennedy told Elon Musk … The environmental lawyer turned conspiracy theorist — now attempting to primary President Biden …
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Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Fox News' favorite Democratic presidential candidate
Discussion: Washington Post
Washington Post:
Chris Christie launching 2024 run as brawler eager to take on Trump  —  More than seven years after he ended his first campaign for president and swiftly endorsed Trump, Christie returns as a long-shot candidate in a growing Republican field  —  Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie …
Discussion: Politico, NPR and New Jersey Online
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Erin Doherty / Axios:
Sununu passes on 2024 to “have more credibility speaking out against Trump”
Paul Sonne / New York Times:
Fake Putin Speech Calling for Martial Law Aired in Russia  —  The Kremlin said it was investigating what it called a “hack” after a bogus speech aired on some radio and television networks.  —  A faked declaration of martial law and military mobilization by President Vladimir V. Putin …
Punchbowl News:
6/6/23 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM  —  THE TOP … Speaker Kevin McCarthy told us Monday that a supplemental spending package for Ukraine is “not going anywhere” in the House, essentially putting the brakes on any immediate plan to send more money to Kyiv — or get around new spending caps.
Discussion: Semafor and Washington Post
Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
Former ByteDance Executive Claims Chinese Communist Party Accessed TikTok's Hong Kong User Data  —  Allegation is made in suit against TikTok parent company; ByteDance says it vigorously opposes the claim  —  A former executive at ByteDance, the parent company of the hit video-sharing app TikTok …
Washington Post:
Ukrainian forces advance on Russians, deny ‘counteroffensive’ has begun  —  KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine's military made gains against Russian forces in multiple locations along the eastern front, the country's deputy defense minister said Monday, as an increasing cadence in combat operations raised speculation …
 
 
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Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
‘Green light’: Legal expert suggests Jack Smith has been given the go-ahead to indict Trump
Axios:
Team DeSantis bets big on angrier GOP base
Financial Times:
France objects to Nato plan for office in Tokyo
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Missed Dozens of Known Images of Child Sexual Abuse Material, Researchers Say
 Earlier Items: 
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David Gutman / The Seattle Times:
Why prosecutors in WA are recharging a man police nearly beat to death
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
Cornel West pleased with how 2000 election turned out, hoping for a replay
Discussion: Bloomberg, New Republic, The Root and UPI
Dennis Romero / NBC News:
Mother of 6-year-old who shot Virginia teacher charged with federal gun crimes
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
U.S. Same-Sex Marriage Support Holds at 71% High
Cassandra Jaramillo / ProPublica:
True the Vote Leadership Accused of Using Donations for Personal Gain
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