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12:50 PM ET, June 10, 2024

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Alexander Nazaryan / New Republic:
Donald Trump's Last (We Hope) Grift  —  Have you been to the Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico?  It's absolutely lovely; you must visit one of these days.  I did, a little while back.  Let me tell you all about it.  The resort is in Mexico, just over the border with the United States and southwest of …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Lisa Needham / Public Notice:
Trump's sentencing: everything you need to know  —  Defendants normally plead for leniency.  Trump is too busy slandering the judge. … With Donald Trump's sentencing for his 34 felony convictions just a month away, speculation about the criminal consequences for the former president is reaching a fever pitch.
The Philadelphia Inquirer:   When it comes to the law, Donald Trump believes the rules don't apply
Politico:
Playbook: Kamala Harris sizes up her competition  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  EURO EARTHQUAKE — Voters in the European Parliament elections veered sharply to the right in results announced yesterday, with many of the continent's ruling centrist parties making major retreats.
Discussion: The Hill, USA Today, HuffPost, CNN and Raw Story
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Sam Sutton / Politico:   The Mooch's warning to Trump's new pals on Wall Street
Sam Sutton / Politico:   Never mind: Wall Street titans shake off qualms and embrace Trump
Ron Dicker / HuffPost:
Eric Swalwell Savages Trump Rally With ‘You Might Be In A Cult If... ’ Video  —  The California congressman hilariously captured the ridiculous messianic vibe of Trump's Las Vegas campaign stop.  —  LOADING  —  Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) mocked Donald Trump's Las Vegas rally Sunday …
Discussion: New Republic
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John Bowden / The Independent:
Trump tells rally-goers not to die in searing Vegas heat: 'I don't care about you, I just want your vote'  —  Remark get laughs at rally - but also draws raised eyebrows on social media as critics argue Trump was being truthful  —  Donald Trump is no stranger to accusations that he has little regard …
Michael Gold / New York Times:
In Las Vegas, Trump Appeals to Local Workers and Avoids Talk of Conviction
NBC News:
Biden admin has discussed potentially negotiating unilateral deal with Hamas to free U.S. hostages  —  Such talks, if they begin, would not include Israel and would be conducted through Qatari interlocutors.  —  WASHINGTON — Biden administration officials have discussed potentially negotiating …
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Washington Post:   A crucial demographic for Biden: White voters without college degrees
Ivana Saric / Axios:
Ukraine strikes Moscow's most advanced fighter jet inside Russia … - The attack took place at the Akhtubinsk airfield in Russia's Astrakhan region, about 366 miles behind the front lines, GUR added.  — “The Su-57 is Moscow's most advanced fighter” jet that can carry two different types of cruise missiles.
Discussion: DNyuz, CNN, nationalinterest.org and CNBC
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Trump Demands Biden Remove Ad of Him Calling Dead Soldiers ‘Suckers’ and ‘Losers’  —  WAGING WAR  —  The former president said only a “psycho” or a “very stupid person” would've made such statements.  —  Donald Trump on Sunday called for President Joe Biden to take down an attack ad featuring …
Iain Rogers / Bloomberg:
Scholz Heading for Another Election Rout in Eastern Germany  — Ruling parties were trounced in the former communist regions  — Three states where AfD is strongest force vote in September  —  Scholz's SPD Sees Worst-Ever Result in Germany's EU Vote  —  Chancellor Olaf Scholz's …
Discussion: DNyuz
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The Guardian:
EU elections 2024 live: Emmanuel Macron dissolves French parliament and calls snap election after huge far-right gains
Associated Press:
EU projection shows far-right parties making big gains in European elections as Greens suffer losses
Katherine Tully-McManus / Politico:
The Republicans taking credit for federal funding they voted against  —  Rep. Nancy Mace celebrated a public transit project in her district that was made possible by the infrastructure law, which she called a “socialist wish list” and a “fiasco.”  —  Billions of dollars in infrastructure funding …
Discussion: Raw Story
Rolling Stone:
Justice Alito Caught on Tape Discussing How Battle for America 'Can't Be Compromised'  —  In a new, secret recording, the Supreme Court justice says he “agrees” that the U.S. should return to a place of godliness  —  Justice Samuel Alito spoke candidly about the ideological battle between …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The brazen GOP plan to launder cash to the nation's most radical gubernatorial candidate  —  One of the country's most hotly contested gubernatorial contests is taking place in North Carolina, where Lt. Governor Mark Robinson (R) — known for his extremist views on LGBTQ rights, abortion …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Punchbowl News:
Trump irritates House Freedom Caucus with endorsements … But there is one area where Trump is really irking the group of conservative hardliners — endorsements.  —  First, Trump endorsed against the group's chair, Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.).  Now, senior HFC members are openly criticizing …
Discussion: NBC News
New York Times:
The Success Narratives of Liberal Life Leave Little Room for Having Children  —  For young, secular, politically progressive men and women, having children has become something of an afterthought.  Liberal conventional wisdom encourages people to spend their 20s on journeys of personal …
Scott Bauer / ABC News:
Liberal Judge Susan Crawford enters race for Wisconsin Supreme Court with majority at stake  —  A liberal judge who previously represented Planned Parenthood in a case related to abortion access has entered the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court  —  This photo provided by Susan Crawford for Wisconsin …
Discussion: Associated Press
Sydney Morning Herald:
US consulate in Sydney attacked with sledgehammer, daubed in pro-Palestinian graffiti  —  The US consulate in North Sydney has been attacked by a person wearing a dark hoodie and carrying a small sledgehammer.  —  The person made several attempts to shatter the glass windows at the front …
Discussion: ABC, Fox News and UPI
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Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Donald Trump and Byron Donalds racial stunts are for white racists, not “outreach” to Black voters  —  Trump's alliances with rappers and Donalds praising Jim Crow are about validating MAGA's racist stereotypes  —  Because we keep hearing so much about how convicted felon Donald Trump is doing …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
GOP overwhelmingly supports a Trump conspiracy theory, yet again  —  There remains no evidence that Biden was behind the Manhattan prosecution of the former president, but 80 percent of Republicans say otherwise.  —  Stop me if you've heard this before: Donald Trump is unhappy about the outcome of a proceeding.
 
 
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