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2:35 PM ET, June 8, 2023

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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court rules in favor of Black voters in Alabama redistricting case  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a surprising 5-4 ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case, ordering the creation of a second district with a large Black population.
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Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court strikes down Alabama congressional map in voting rights dispute  —  The justices threw out Republican-drawn congressional districts that a lower court said discriminated against Black voters.  —  Supreme Court strikes down Alabama congressional map in voting rights case
Sam Levine / The Guardian:
Alabama discriminated against Black voters, US supreme court rules
Discussion: The Hill and Joe.My.God.
Democracy Docket:
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Alabama Congressional Map, Upholds Voting Rights Act
Ben Finley / Associated Press:
Pat Robertson, broadcaster who helped make religion central to GOP politics, dies at 93  —  Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster who turned a tiny Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network, tried a run for president and helped make religion central to Republican Party politics …
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Charlie Sykes / Morning Shots:
Here Comes the Indictment  —  MAGA-geddon?  —  The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.  — Revelations 6:12-13
Discussion: CNN, NBC News, Bulwark+ and Rolling Stone
Wall Street Journal:
Cuba to Host Secret Chinese Spy Base Focusing on U.S.  —  Beijing will pay Havana several billion dollars for eavesdropping facility  —  WASHINGTON—China and Cuba have reached a secret agreement for China to establish an electronic eavesdropping facility on the island …
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Rolling Stone:
Oh-So-Mature Trump Aides Want Him to Focus on DeSantis' Penis  —  The 2024 GOP primary is headed for the dumbest places imaginable  —  THIS IS HOW petty and aggressively stupid the 2024 GOP presidential primary has become: several close aides and allies to Donald Trump want to challenge Ron DeSantis …
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Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
Pence is uniquely situated to torpedo Trump's campaign
CNN:
Exclusive: Former White House official told federal prosecutors Trump knew of proper declassification process and followed it while in office  —  A key former White House official was interviewed earlier this year by special counsel prosecutors investigating the handling of classified materials …
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New York Times:
Prosecutors Tell Trump's Legal Team He Is a Target of Investigation  —  The notice from the office of the special counsel Jack Smith suggested that an indictment was on the horizon in the investigation into the former president's handling of classified documents.
Juan Perez Jr / Politico:
GOP's booming support for guns is turning off millennial, Gen Z Republicans  —  About a quarter of young Republicans in one poll said they strongly or somewhat supported an assault weapons ban.  —  Young Republicans aren't clinging to guns like the rest of the GOP.
Discussion: The Atlantic
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Politico:
Gavin Newsom wants 28th Amendment for guns in U.S. Constitution  —  California's governor outlines a plan fueled by money left over from his recent reelection.  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom is seeking an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would restrict gun ownership …
Jared Gans / The Hill:
Newsom proposes constitutional amendment to restrict access to guns
Brian Stelter / Washington Post:
CNN's next leader must be able to answer this one question  —  Brian Stelter, a former media reporter for CNN and the New York Times, is the author of three books, including the forthcoming “Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy.”
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Margaret Sullivan / The Guardian:   The CNN chief messed up in many ways. Only one of them was fatal
Charles Gasparino / New York Post:
CNN's liberal cabal beat Licht — but may hasten the channel's sale
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Social Conservatism in U.S. Highest in About a Decade  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — More Americans this year (38%) say they are very conservative or conservative on social issues than said so in 2022 (33%) and 2021 (30%).  At the same time, the percentage saying their social views are very liberal …
Zach Everson / Forbes:
Trump's Properties Charged Defense Department $1 Million, New Documents Reveal  —  Newly released documents reveal that Donald Trump's businesses charged his Department of Defense $976,000 during the first three years of his presidency, an amount that appears far greater than previously reported.
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Ukraine launches counteroffensive against Russia  —  KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military has launched a long-anticipated counterattack against occupying Russian forces, opening a crucial phase in the war aimed at restoring Ukraine's territorial sovereignty and preserving Western support in its fight against Moscow.
Associated Press:
Nevada's GOP governor facing $1.7M ethics penalty for campaigning with sheriff's badge, uniform  —  Nevada's Republican governor is facing an almost $1.7 million ethics penalty and possible censure for wearing his badge and uniform as Las Vegas-area sheriff in campaign photos and on social media ahead of his election last year.
Halya Coynash / Прав …:
Not Kakhovka Dam alone: Russia destroys dams in occupied Zaporizhzhia oblast  —  While western media largely ‘play safe’ and report that Kyiv and Moscow ‘are blaming each other’ for the horrific disaster, the Russian invaders are actively destroying other dams in occupied parts of Zaporizhzhia oblast
P.E. Moskowitz / The Nation:
America's Suburbs Are Breeding Grounds for Fascism  —  Hate against trans people is rising, but the suburbs are what gives this hate its fervor and popularity.  —  The Target closest to where I sit is in Torrington, Conn. It's next to a Home Depot, a Wendy's, a Walgreens, a Walmart, a Chipotle.
Joe Biden / Wall Street Journal:
Never Bet Against the American Economy  —  Over the past year, we helped create jobs, reduce inflation, and give working families breathing room.  —  I wrote in these pages a year ago that with the right policies, the U.S. could make a transition from rapid recovery to stable …
Ed Zitron / Ed Zitron's Where's Your Ed At:
Cryptogeddon  —  If you are wilfully violating securities law, I have some advice: do not put “we are operating as a fking unlicensed securities exchange” in a message to another party, and if you absolutely must do so, do not say “bro” at the end.  —  Sadly this advice came too late …
Public Policy Polling:
Wisconsin Republicans Prefer Clarke, Trump  —  A new PPP survey of Wisconsin Republicans finds that Sheriff David Clarke is their top choice to be their Senate candidate in 2024.  40% say they'd choose him compared to 20% for Mike Gallagher, 10% for Tom Tiffany, and 3% for Eric Hovde.
Brittany Gibson / Politico:
New Williamson campaign manager was once accused of swindling fellow Democrats for concert tickets  —  The issues keep piling up for the longshot Democratic presidential contender.  —  Marianne Williamson's longshot presidential campaign has been plagued by staff turnover and internal dysfunction.
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Louisiana Passes Bill That Would Require Parental Consent for Kids' Online Accounts
Bolts:
Colorado Bans Local Governments From Jailing Immigrants for ICE
Discussion: Denver Post
Rebecca Rosenberg / Fox News:
Daniel Penny: Marine vet accused of fatal subway chokehold reveals why he stepped in
Discussion: New York Post, IJR and The Free Press
The Messenger:
Where's Kamala Harris? Democrats Want A More Public Role for the VP
Discussion: National Review
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Herschel Walker's Campaign Is Over. A Georgia Residency Investigation Isn't.
Discussion: The Messenger and Raw Story
The Indianapolis Star:
Marion police officer fired after racist social media posts come to light
Discussion: Raw Story and The Root
 Earlier Items: 
Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Biden to host thousands at White House Pride party
Yoav Gonen / The City:
Mayor Eric Adams' Sister-In-Law Landed $150,000 City Government Gig
Helena Hind / Media Matters for America:
200+ things that Fox News has labeled “woke”
Associated Press:
Here comes El Nino: It's early, likely to be big, sloppy and add even more heat to a warming world
Discussion: Al Jazeera and Reuters
Anna Slatz / Reduxx:
Korean Women's Spa Forced To Erase “Biological Women” From Policy After Human Rights Complaint From Trans-Identified Male
Ben Samuels / Haaretz:
Tucker Carlson Traffics in Antisemitic Tropes About Ukraine's Zelenskyy on Twitter Show Debut
 

 
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Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the US SEC sent a subpoena to OpenAI in December 2023, seeking internal records, after the board's decision in November 2023 to fire Sam Altman as CEO

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers detail an ongoing repo confusion attack, which involves cloning existing repos and infecting them with malware loaders, impacting 100K+ GitHub repos

Alex Koller / CNBC:
EA plans to cut 5% of its workforce, part of a plan that includes reducing office space and sunsetting some games; EA employed 13,400 workers as of March 2023

 
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