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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 …
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Rolling Stone:
Martha-Ann Alito Condemns Pride Flags, the Left, and the Media  —  In a new, secret recording, the Supreme Court justice's wife bemoans having to “look across the lagoon at the Pride flag” … If it were up to her, she would be flying a Sacred Heart of Jesus flag in response.
Discussion: New York Times, Raw Story and WCTX-TV
Brett Bachman / The Daily Beast:
Samuel Alito Gets Remarkably Candid in Secret Audio Recording  —  'CAN'T BE COMPROMISED'  —  “One side or the other is going to win,” the Supreme Court justice says at one point.  —  Embattled U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was thrust into the middle of yet another controversy Monday …
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
Samuel Alito's Wife, Martha-Ann, Goes Full MAGA in Secret Recording  —  SWEET JESUS  —  The audio was posted hours after similarly shocking comments by the Supreme Court justice were published.  —  Martha-Ann Alito, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, complained about the Pride flag …
Discussion: Raw Story and Associated Press
Lydia O'Connor / HuffPost:
Fox News Edited Out Trump Saying He Might Keep Epstein Files Sealed  —  But a later release of the interview included his full response.  —  LOADING  —  The initial airing of a Fox News interview with Donald Trump last week cut out the former president saying he may not declassify federal files …
Zi-Ann Lum / Politico:
Canada's Parliament rocked by allegations of treason  —  Foreign interference probe exposes links to “witting” lawmakers in Ottawa.  —  OTTAWA — The capital of one of the world's most stable democracies is gripped by growing panic about foreign agents working in elected office.
Jon Michael Raasch / Daily Mail:
John Fetterman and wife Gisele are hospitalized after Democratic senator rear-ended car on the highway  — Fetterman and his wife were driving in northern Maryland at the time  —  Pennsylvania Democrat Sen. John Fetterman and his wife Gisele were hospitalized after a car crash Sunday morning.
Associated Press:
Donald Trump completes mandatory presentencing interview after less than 30 minutes of questioning  —  Donald Trump completed his mandatory presentencing interview Monday after less than 30 minutes of routine, uneventful questions and answers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Zach Everson / Forbes:
Trump's Liquor Licenses Under Scrutiny After Felony Conviction  —  States across the country have laws restricting felons from selling alcohol.  What does that mean for Donald Trump, who does not drink but sells plenty of booze?  —  The State of New Jersey is reviewing whether Donald Trump's …
Claire Rush / Associated Press:
Things to know about FDA warning on paralytic shellfish poisoning in Pacific Northwest  —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says consumers should avoid eating shellfish from Oregon and Washington state as they may be contaminated with toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Discussion: Maui Now
Jeff Amy / Associated Press:
Georgia Republican convicted in Jan. 6 riot walks out during televised congressional primary debate  —  A Georgia congressional candidate convicted of a misdemeanor for illegally demonstrating inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, walked out of a televised debate
NBC News:
U.N. Security Council passes Gaza cease-fire proposal drafted by the U.S.  —  China made no move to block the deal and Russia abstained, allowing the proposal to pass.  —  The United Nations Security Council passed a U.S.-drafted cease-fire deal aimed at halting eight months of bloody fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
Maya King / New York Times:
Behind the Republican Effort to Win Over Black Men  —  The party is trying to make inroads with Black voters, a key demographic for Democrats, which could swing the 2024 election.  —  Two Black Republican House members and Trump surrogates reserved a cigar bar near downtown Philadelphia …
Discussion: Vanity Fair
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Amanda Marcotte / Salon:   Donald Trump and Byron Donalds racial stunts are for white racists, not “outreach” to Black voters
Katcy Stephan / Variety:
Donald Trump Calls Taylor Swift ‘Unusually Beautiful’ but ‘Liberal’ in New ‘Apprentice’ Book (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Donald Trump is in his “Reputation” era.  —  The former president muses about pop princess Taylor Swift in a new book about his years as a reality star, “Apprentice in Wonderland …
NBC News:
Trump to meet with Republican senators  —  Trump will meet with GOP senators in Washington on Thursday, to discuss an agenda for 2025 if they win in the fall, according to plans first shared with NBC News.  —  Former President Donald Trump will meet with a group of Republican senators in Washington …
Hope Xv / Pluralistic:
The CFPB is genuinely making America better, and they're going HARD (permalink)  —  Let's take a sec here and notice something genuinely great happening in the US government: the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's stunning, unbroken streak of major, muscular victories over the forces …
Adam Wren / Politico:
Trump won't mention abortion in brief, virtual remarks to anti-abortion group  —  The former president will deliver a pre-recorded message to a Christian advocacy group that calls abortion “child sacrifice.”  —  Hours before Donald Trump was expected to make a virtual address …
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump finds new ways to praise and celebrate Jan. 6 rioters  —  Team Trump and Team Biden may not agree on much, but it appears both are eager to put the Jan. 6 attack at the center of the 2024 presidential election.  —  Donald Trump hasn't exactly been subtle about his support for Jan. 6 rioters …
ICE:
ERO Boston arrests Guatemalan national charged with rape of Massachusetts child  —  BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston apprehended an unlawfully present Guatemalan national charged with raping a minor in Bristol County.  Deportation officers from ERO Boston arrested Yader …
Discussion: Breitbart and IJR
Don Moynihan / Can We Still Govern?:
The Future is Terror  —  Robespierre, a central architect of the French revolution, may seem like an unlikely reference point for modern American politics, and Donald Trump in particular.  But in one way he articulated a theory of governing that Trump is enacting today:
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
FBI Releases 2024 Quarterly Crime Report and Use-of-Force Data Update  —  the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program released the Quarterly Uniform Crime Report (Q1), January-March, 2024 and the National Use-of-Force Data Collection Update, March 2024, on the FBI's Crime Data Explorer (CDE) at https://cde.ucr.cjis.gov.
Discussion: KTVZ-TV, ABC News and PoliticusUSA
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Leguizamo: White People are Overrepresented, Emmy Voters Must Choose non-White Winners  —  Progressive actor John Leguizamo wants you to know that he is still woke.  “I'm still woke!  Are you?”  —  He addressed that question in a full-page ad in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
Discussion: Fox News and Breitbart
Sam Sutton / Politico:
The Mooch's warning to Trump's new pals on Wall Street  —  Editor's note: Morning Money is a free version of POLITICO Pro Financial Services morning newsletter, which is delivered to our subscribers each morning at 5:15 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need with tools …
Ryan Faircloth / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minnesota Poll: Biden holds narrow lead over Trump, but GOP voters more enthusiastic  —  Biden leads Trump 45%-41% in Minnesota, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 poll.  —  President Joe Biden holds a narrow lead over former President Donald Trump among likely voters in Minnesota …
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Increase in Liberal Views Brings Ideological Parity on Social Issues  —  But the long-term increase is not as pronounced on economic issues, on which Americans still lean conservative  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans have become significantly more likely to identify as liberal in their views …
Ewan Palmer / Newsweek:
Donald Trump Mocked Over ‘Bizarre Rant’ About Sharks  —  Donald Trump has been mocked online after going on a tirade against sharks and sinking boats during his recent campaign rally in Las Vegas.  —  During his speech  —  in the key swing state of Nevada on Sunday, the former president posed …
Peter Goodman / Vanity Fair:
How the Trump Administration Sacrificed Slaughterhouse Workers for Meat Monopolies  —  As COVID ravaged production lines nationwide, the former president stoked baseless fears about meat shortages and personally ordered plants to stay open, all at the behest of the agribusiness lobby …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Paul Berger / Wall Street Journal:
Dockworkers Cancel Bargaining, Threaten Strike at U.S. Seaports
Christina A. Cassidy / Associated Press:
Nevada has a plan to expand electronic voting. That concerns election security experts
Michael Lee / Fox News:
Youngkin calls out Pentagon's plan to gift China millions with rooftop solar panels
Discussion: Breitbart
Rogé Karma / The Atlantic:
The U.S. Economy Reaches Superstar Status
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The Guardian:
‘America the beautiful’: how Biden is conserving land and water as Trump looms
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
GOP overwhelmingly supports a Trump conspiracy theory, yet again
Katherine Tully-McManus / Politico:
The Republicans taking credit for federal funding they voted against
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
The Success Narratives of Liberal Life Leave Little Room for Having Children
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Althouse
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Trump Demands Biden Remove Ad of Him Calling Dead Soldiers ‘Suckers’ and ‘Losers’
 

 
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