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Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
Trump Encourages Putin to Attack NATO Members  —  At a rally on Saturday, the former president announced he would tell the Russians “to do whatever the hell they want” to states delinquent in their bills.  —  Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States and the presumptive Republican nominee …
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Kelly Garrity / Politico:
‘Enough to make Reagan ill’: Trump's NATO remarks under fire  —  “Honestly this seems kinda important,” said Sen. Brian Schatz.  —  Democrats and some Republicans were quick to condemn Donald Trump after the former president said Saturday night he would “encourage” Russia to attack …
Edward Helmore / The Guardian:
Trump says he would encourage Russia to attack Nato allies who pay too little  —  Republican senator Marco Rubio seeks to downplay meaning of remarks as White House describes them as ‘unhinged’  —  A Republican senator has sought to calm rising European security anxieties created by Donald Trump …
Discussion: Althouse and Talking Points Memo
Michael Gold / New York Times:
Trump Says He Gave NATO Allies Warning: Pay In or He'd Urge Russian Aggression  —  Speaking in Conway, S.C., Donald J. Trump said as president he'd told NATO allies that he would urge Russian aggression against countries that owed the military alliance money.
Kate Sullivan / CNN:
Trump says he would encourage Russia to ‘do whatever the hell they want’ to any NATO country that doesn't pay enough  —  Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would encourage Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” to any NATO member country that doesn't meet spending guidelines …
Frank Gardner / BBC:
Nato says Trump comments ‘undermine all of our security’  —  And so it begins.  Nine months still to go before the next US presidential election and already the Republican party favourite and former President Donald Trump is sending eyebrows and blood pressure skywards in Nato capitals with his provocative statements.
Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Trump Says He Might ‘Encourage’ Russia To Attack NATO Allies  —  “You gotta pay your bills,” said the former president notorious for not paying his own bills.  —  LOADING  —  Former President Donald Trump delivered an alarming message to U.S. allies during a Saturday rally where he outlined …
David Cohen / Politico:
Rubio declines to criticize Trump over comments on Haley's husband  —  “It's just part of these campaign cycles,” he said.  —  Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday declined to condemn former President Donald Trump for his rhetoric Saturday about the husband of Republican rival Nikki Haley, a National Guard officer now deployed overseas.
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Is Strongest GOP Leader Standing as Johnson, McConnell Take Flak
Discussion: Reuters and HuffPost
Shamim Adam / Bloomberg:
NATO Joins White House in Rejecting Trump's Remarks on Alliance
Discussion: Fox News
CNN:
Trump attacks Haley for absence of her husband, who is deployed
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Says He'd Encourage Russia to Attack NATO Allies Who Don't Pay
Discussion: New York Times and The Hill
Ron Filipkowski / MeidasTouch:   Trump Says He Will Refuse to Honor NATO Treaty
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Politico:
Playbook: ‘Wild’ and ‘dangerous’ Trump upstages ‘elderly’ Biden  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Yesterday, we laid out the case many prominent Democrats and JOE BIDEN-supporting editorialists are making for the president to exit his …
Just Security:
The Real “Robert Hur Report” (Versus What You Read in the News)
Axios:
Inside the White House's fight to defend Biden's fitness
Washington Post:
Biden moving closer to a breach with Netanyahu over war in Gaza  —  Some of Biden's aides are urging him to publicly criticize the Israeli prime minister as casualties mount  —  President Biden and his top aides are closer to a breach with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …
CNN:
McCarthy foes face blowback as primary threats grow and GOP donors shut their wallets  —  Watch CNN's coverage of the eight House Republicans who voted to oust former Speaker Kevin McCarthy on “Inside Politics Sunday with Manu Raju” at 11 a.m. ET.  —  CNN —  Donors no longer want to contribute to their campaigns.
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Examiner
Lori Rozsa / Washington Post:
How anarchists in North Carolina rescued books banned in Florida  —  A bookshop in left-leaning Asheville is now sending children's books back to the Sunshine State  —  ASHEVILLE, N.C. — When the managers of a small bookstore in this Appalachian mountain town received a call …
Slate:
A State Supreme Court Just Issued Another Devastating Rebuke of the U.S. Supreme Court  —  The Hawaii Supreme Court handed down a unanimous opinion on Wednesday declaring that its state constitution grants individuals absolutely no right to keep and bear arms outside the context of military service.
 
 
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