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Jack Smith Invites Aileen Cannon to Protect the Country Rather than Just Donald Trump  —  Jack Smith has asked Judge Aileen Cannon to prevent Trump from lying about a plot to assassinate him, as he has done since propagandist Julie Kelly made a stink about a routine Use of Force form Trump himself released …
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Prosecutors seek to bar Trump from statements endangering law enforcement in classified records case  —  Federal prosecutors on Friday asked the judge overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump to bar the former president from public statements that “pose a significant …
Politico:
Libertarian convention devolves into fighting, obscenities on eve of Trump's visit  —  The former president could face a hostile crowd when he addresses the Libertarian Party on Saturday.  —  Donald Trump won't be speaking to his usual self-selected crowd of adoring red-hatted MAGA fans …
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NBC News:
Libertarian convention crowd appears hostile to Trump ahead of Saturday speech  —  Vivek Ramaswamy was booed when he mentioned Trump, while a convention-goer who called for “Donald Trump to go f— himself” was met with widespread applause.  —  WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Axios:
Scoop: Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman backs Trump … Schwarzman, a billionaire and lifelong moderate Republican, was one of Trump's most visible business supporters when he was in the White House.  — But ahead of this year's GOP primaries, Schwarzman called for “a new generation of leaders.”
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Chris Cameron / New York Times:
Blackstone's Chief, a G.O.P. Megadonor, Says He Will Again Back Trump  —  Stephen A. Schwarzman, the billionaire co-founder and chief executive of the investment group, had previously called for a “new generation of leaders.”  —  Stephen A. Schwarzman, the billionaire chairman and chief executive …
Brian Beutler / Off Message:
Biden's Critics On The Left Should Rethink The Concept Of ‘Leverage’
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Washington Post:
Wife of Justice Alito called upside-down flag ‘signal of distress’  —  In January 2021, Martha-Ann Alito said the flag, a symbol embraced by election deniers, was raised outside her home in response to a neighborhood dispute.  —  The wife of Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. told …
Rolling Stone:
Trump Pressures Republicans to Pass a Law to Keep Him Out of Jail Forever  —  The former president is convinced state prosecutors will target him again after a second term, and wants the GOP to solve that problem for him  —  Donald Trump likes to tell anyone who will listen …
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Ryan Lizza / Politico:
‘It Was Pure Retaliation’: The Feud That Will Define the Senate GOP  —  Rick Scott hasn't given up his quest to vanquish Mitch McConnell and restore his own battered image inside the Republican conference.  —  In late November of 2022, Sen. Rick Scott received a text from an aide to Mitch McConnell.
Patrick Wintour / The Guardian:
Polish foreign minister calls for long-term rearmament of Europe  —  Exclusive: Radosław Sikorski also says he favours deepest possible inclusion of UK in EU defence structures  —  A long-term rearmament of Europe, in which the UK can play the closest possible role …
Discussion: Politico and The Kyiv Independent
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Jan. 6 rioter who attacked cops lashes out at Trump-appointed judge after 12-year sentence  —  Christopher Quaglin said that Donald Trump would be back in the White House in eight short months and called the judge who sentenced him Trump's “worst mistake of 2016.”
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Hayden Field / CNBC:
Google criticized as AI Overview makes obvious errors, such as saying former President Obama is Muslim … It's been less than two weeks since Google debuted “AI Overview” in Google Search, and public criticism has mounted after queries have returned nonsensical or inaccurate results within the AI feature — without any way to opt out.
Jon Sarlin / CNN:
Trump's ‘unified Reich’ video appears to trace origins to a Turkish graphic designer  —  The phrase “unified Reich,” which appeared in a video posted by the Trump campaign and caused a firestorm of controversy, appears to have originated as placeholder text in a collection of video templates created …
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Edith Olmsted / The Daily Beast:
Trumpworld Claims 25,000 People Attended His Rally.  Aerial Shots Show Otherwise.  —  COUNTING IS EASY  —  The Trump campaign was adamant 25,000 people attended his Bronx rally.  Footage, and The Daily Beast's reporter in attendance, suggested otherwise.  —  Trumpworld is once again splintering from reality.
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Fox News:
Trump vows to ‘save’ deep-blue New York City in massive, historic Bronx rally
Variety:
As ‘The Apprentice’ Seeks Cannes Sale, Trump Team Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Block Film's Release (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Attorneys for Donald Trump have sent a cease and desist letter to the filmmakers behind “The Apprentice” in an effort to block its U.S. sale and release.
Emerson Polling:
May 2024 National Poll: Trump 46%, Biden 44%  —  Home Polls May 2024 National Poll: Trump 46%, Biden 44%  —  Majority of Voters Say Trump Guilty Verdict Would Not Impact Vote  —  The May 2024 Emerson College Polling national survey of U.S. voters finds 46% support former President Donald Trump …
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
A Polling Risk for Trump
 
 
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