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2:20 PM ET, June 9, 2024


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CBS News:
Trump and Biden neck and neck nationally and in battlegrounds — CBS News poll  —  Among all the factors on voters' minds this election, former President Donald Trump's guilty verdict pales in comparison to issues like the economy, inflation, and the border — all items on which Trump maintains advantages.
Endangered Republicans gamble backing Trump after guilty verdict as vulnerable Democrats remain cautious  —  For more on how vulnerable Republicans are grappling with former President Donald Trump's conviction, watch “Inside Politics Sunday with Manu Raju” at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. ET.  —  CNN —
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Examiner
Rolling Stone:
‘Georgia Is Our Laboratory’: Inside Trump's Plan to Rig 2024  —  Team Trump sees Georgia as ‘a road map’ for putting Trump's heads-I-win-tails-you-lose philosophy of elections into practice  —  T  —  HE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION this year will come down to seven states …
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
Gaza's Health Ministry says 274 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raid that rescued 4 hostages  —  Police use water cannon to disperse protesters at anti-government rally in Tel Aviv  —  At least 274 Palestinians, including dozens of children, were killed, and hundreds more were wounded …
Associated Press:
Israel rescues 4 hostages taken in Hamas' Oct. 7 attack.  At least 94 Palestinians are killed  —  Rescued Israeli hostages Andrey Kozlov and Almog Meir Jan arrived by helicopter at Sheba Medical Centre in Ramat Gan on Saturday.  Israel said it had rescued four hostages who were kidnapped in the Hamas-led attack on October 7.
David French / New York Times:
The Day My Old Church Canceled Me Was a Very Sad Day  —  This week, the leaders of the Presbyterian Church in America will gather in Richmond, Va., for their annual General Assembly.  The Presbyterian Church in America is a small, theologically conservative Christian denomination that was my family's church home for more than 15 years.
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
Republicans pitch tax cuts for corporations, the wealthy in 2025  —  Trump has asked wealthy donors for donations, promising large tax breaks in return if he retakes the White House  —  Republicans in Congress are preparing to not just extend former president Donald Trump's 2017 tax cuts …
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Hollywood vets and Biden alums launch super PAC to shore up his youth vote problem  —  The group, Won't PAC Down, is eyeing a budget of up to $25 million.  —  Allies of President Joe Biden are launching a new super PAC aimed at fixing one of his most problematic demographic trends: his erosion with young voters.
Bipartisanship or Republican meddling?  AIPAC is biggest source of GOP donations in Dem primaries  —  AIPAC sees support for Israel as bipartisan, and its donors come from both parties.  But its practice of sending money from GOP donors into Democratic races has enraged progressives.
Dharna Noor / The Guardian:
Far-right fossil fuel company allies pressure US supreme court to shield firms in unprecedented campaign  —  Groups linked to billionaire Leonard Leo, who seems to have ties to Chevron, are pressing the court to intervene in lawsuits that could cost billions
Jason Sattler / I Know How Much You Care:
The most important sentence you will read about the 2024 election  —  Messaging expert Anat Shenker-Osorio explains that victory in November depends on convincing low-information voters that the MAGA threat is real.  —  Donald Trump's greatest advantage is that he is treated like a clown.
Discussion: Raw Story
Nathan Layne / Reuters:
Trump to hold rally in swing state Nevada during heatwave  —  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold an outdoor rally in sweltering Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, seeking to shore up support in a swing state he lost twice but which polls suggest is leaning his way in the Nov. 5 election.
Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
For Trump, Doug Burgum Emerges as a Safe Option, and a Wild Card  —  Mr. Burgum, North Dakota's governor, is a prime contender in the former president's search for a running mate, but he remains untested on the national stage.  —  After taking his software company public in 1997 …
Discussion: Althouse and Tennessee Star
Arwa Mahdawi / The Guardian:
A male birth control gel is one step closer to reality, and that's worth celebrating  —  A male equivalent to the female birth control pill has not yet materialized, but a clinical trial shows encouraging results  —  Science may have a new way for men to ejaculate responsibly
Discussion: The Lever and Althouse
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Brie Stimson / Fox News:
Anti-Israel agitators vandalize property near White House, shout ‘piggy’ at ranger pelted with thrown objects
Matthew Choi / The Texas Tribune:
Henry Cuellar's corruption trial delayed until after election
Discussion: RedState and Washington Examiner
New York Times:
Trump Vows to Lower Prices. Some of His Policies May Raise Them.
Discussion: American Greatness and Raw Story
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Beth Reinhard / Washington Post:
Trump loyalist pushes ‘post-constitutional’ vision for second term
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
New York Times:
If Trump Wins  —  Mr. Trump's top immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, said that a second …

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David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
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Steven Levy / Wired:
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