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10:20 AM ET, June 5, 2023

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New York Times:
Twitter's U.S. Ad Sales Plunge 59% as Woes Continue  —  In internal forecasts, the company projected that ad sales would keep declining, handing a tough challenge to its new chief executive.  —  Ryan Mac reports on Twitter, and Tiffany Hsu reports on misinformation.
Washington Post:
Sonic boom heard across D.C. region caused by military flight, officials say  —  An authorized Defense Department plane caused a sonic boom heard across the D.C. region Sunday afternoon, officials in Maryland said.  —  The sonic boom was related to an incident involving a Cessna that crashed in Virginia …
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Reuters:
Jet fighters chase small plane in Washington area before it crashes in Virginia
New York Times:
Sonic Boom Heard Across D.C. Area Was From Military Jets, Officials Say
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Samuel Charap / Foreign Affairs:   An Unwinnable War  —  Washington Needs an Endgame in Ukraine  —  Russia's invasion of Ukraine …
Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
Showtime Pulls ‘Vice’ Episode on Ron DeSantis  —  An installment delving into the Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate's time as a U.S. Navy JAG officer at Guantanamo Bay was quietly shelved without explanation.  —  Showtime quietly pulled an episode of its Vice newsmagazine last week …
Ben Smith / Semafor:
Inside the high-stakes clash for control of Ukraine's story  —  The News  —  Journalists covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine are engaged in a running, low-grade conflict with the Ukrainian government, which many believe uses access and accreditation to shape their stories.
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Politico:
Playbook: Christie. Pence. Burgum?
Discussion: CNN
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Democratic Senate hopeful claims primary residence in Arizona — and D.C.  —  As part of a VA loan application, the Arizona congressmen pledged the D.C. home was his ‘principal’ residence.  —  When Arizona Senate candidate Ruben Gallego bought a house near Capitol Hill last year …
New York Times:
What Happened When a Brooklyn Neighborhood Policed Itself for Five Days  —  On a two-block stretch of Brownsville in April, the police stepped aside and let residents respond to 911 calls.  It was a bold experiment that some believe could redefine law-enforcement in New York City.
Katie Baker / The Daily Beast:
Casey DeSantis Is the Walmart Melania  —  She'd better hope that pleather is pudding-proof. … The First Lady of Florida showed up on the campaign trail in Iowa this weekend wearing a ghastly black leather jacket—American flag on front, an alligator and the silhouette of her state on the back …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
These 25 major corporations donated $13.5 million to anti-gay politicians since 2022  —  Judd Legum, Tesnim Zekeria, and Rebecca Crosby  —  In 2023, conservative activists have advanced the theory that major corporations are pushing a radical, pro-LGBTQ agenda onto the country.
Politico:
Suddenly, things are actually going the Senate GOP campaign arm's way  —  A high-profile recruit and some decisions by people not to run has the NRSC feeling good.  —  Senate Republicans blew it last year in the midterms.  Six months later, things are finally going their way.
Discussion: RedState and Political Wire
CNN:
Exclusive: Ukraine has cultivated sabotage agents inside Russia and is giving them drones to stage attacks, sources say  —  Ukraine has cultivated a network of agents and sympathizers inside Russia working to carry out acts of sabotage against Russian targets and has begun providing …
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
‘Trump too small’ trademark clash to be decided by Supreme Court  —  The dispute is over whether lawyer Steve Elster can register “Trump too small” as a trademark for use on T-shirts.  —  WASHINGTON — A crude joke that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., used to mock what he said was then-2016 …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Washington Post
Public Notice:
Congress used to pass laws.  Now we're a nation of executive orders.  —  Recent history shows it's not a stable way to make policy.  —  ∙ Paid … Last week, the Senate passed a bill that would eliminate President Joe Biden's student loan debt relief plan.
Discussion: Prescott eNews
Heather Cox Richardson / Letters from an American:
June 4, 2023  —  Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, a staunch supporter of Russian president Vladimir Putin and his invasion of Ukraine, last week awarded the First Degree of the Order of Glory and Honor from the Russian Orthodox Church to Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán.
Andrew Ackerman / Wall Street Journal:
Big Banks Could Face 20% Boost to Capital Requirements  —  Those relying on fees might need larger buffers to absorb losses under planned rules  —  WASHINGTON—U.S. regulators are preparing to force large banks to shore up their financial footing, moves they say will help boost the resilience …
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tests the conspiratorial appetite of Democrats  —  One of the most famous living descendants of the most famous American political dynasty shows early strength against Biden in polls  —  INDIANAPOLIS — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a candidate for president supported …
Katy O'Donnell / Politico:
The next big threat hovering over the U.S. economy  —  Some $1.5 trillion in mortgages will come due in the next two years, a potential time bomb as higher interest rates push down property values.  —  As the federal government strives to contain financial market turmoil …
Sid Mohasseb / Fox News:
Kamala Harris can't be trusted with AI regulation  —  AI regulation needs to be handled by a panel of experts, not Kamala Harris  —  Recently, the White House decided that appointing an unqualified, politicized leader is perfect for tackling the complex issue of AI regulation.
Steven F. Hayward / New York Post:
This Pride Month, it's the Revolt of the ‘Normies’ as Americans reject extremism  —  If you are old enough, cast your mind back to the 1984 Democratic National Convention held in San Francisco.  —  This writer covered it as a young reporter, taking in the flamboyant gay-pride parade …
Amir Tibon / Haaretz:
Netanyahu's New Media Adviser Called Biden ‘Unfit,’ Echoed Trump's Voter Fraud Claims  —  Gilad Zwick has criticized the U.S. president and the validity of the 2020 elections, claiming he is ‘slowly but surely ruining America’ and referring to him as ‘Supreme Leader Biden’
The Hill:
McCarthy's biggest victory yet comes with political price  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) may have proven his bipartisan negotiating chops by steering a debt ceiling increase through a severely divided Congress, but it came with a price.  —  Members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Washington Examiner
Wall Street Journal:
AI's Rapid Growth Threatens to Flood 2024 Campaigns With Fake Videos  —  Millions of people have the tools to create deceptive political content  —  China invades Taiwan and migrants surge across the U.S.-Mexico border in a video depicting the aftermath of President Biden's re-election.
 
 
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Reuters:
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Inside the fight to save American college from runaway careerism
Axios:
Chuck Todd to leave NBC's “Meet the Press” in September
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Associated Press:
Transgender adults in Florida ‘blindsided’ that new law also limits their access to health care
Los Angeles Times:
Migrants' trip to Sacramento aboard private jet appears to have been arranged by state of Florida, officials say
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Sunday Scaries  —  The Religious Right: Method and Madness
Bloomberg:
Mystery Trader's Debt-Ceiling Windfall Sparks Insider Concerns
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Bloomberg:
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