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11:00 AM ET, June 11, 2024

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Abbie VanSickle / New York Times:
Alito and Roberts, Secretly Recorded at Gala, Share Markedly Different Worldviews  —  The two justices were surreptitiously recorded at a Supreme Court gala last week by a woman posing as a Catholic conservative.  —  Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. told a woman posing as a Catholic conservative …
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Joyce Vance / Civil Discourse with Joyce Vance:
Still Digging: Justice Alito  —  At some point, he should stop digging and start recusing.  There was more bad news for Justice Alito today.  —  This news involves a reporter who surreptitiously, and while representing herself to be someone she isn't (a like-minded conservative) …
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.
Brett Bachman / The Daily Beast:
Samuel Alito Gets Remarkably Candid in Secret Audio Recording
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Sinclair injects deceptive attacks on Biden's age into dozens of local broadcasts  —  This is a special joint edition of Public Notice and Judd Legum's Popular Information.  You can subscribe to Popular Information here.  —  Two outlets controlled by right-wing media tycoons are working …
Merrick Garland / Washington Post:
Unfounded attacks on the Justice Department must end  —  Conspiracy theories, falsehoods and threats of violence against DOJ personnel are not normal.  —  Merrick Garland is attorney general of the United States.  —  Last week, a California man was convicted of threatening to bomb …
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Four U.S. College Instructors Hurt in China Stabbing Rampage  —  DISTURBING  —  Chilling footage shared online appeared to show bloodied victims lying on the ground.  —  Four American college instructors were injured in a stabbing attack in a park in China on Monday, officials say.
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Politico:
Playbook: The ugly war over a Trump snub  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  A FRATERNAL GLOBAL BRAID — “Under siege, 3 world leaders say: Bring it on,” John F. Harris and Alexander Burns: “The calculations of [JOE BIDEN …
Washington Post:
No lawmakers have lost primaries yet.  Will the streak end tonight?  —  Good morning, Early Birds.  We're wishing Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) a rapid recovery after he suffered a bruised shoulder in a car crash on Sunday.  Send tips to earlytips@washpost.com.  Thanks for waking up with us.
Discussion: Axios, Fox News and NBC News
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NBC News:
Kevin McCarthy's first target in his revenge tour: Nancy Mace
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Is Donald Trump okay?  —  His story about hypothetically being electrocuted is another glimpse into a mind that is unwell.  —  It is irresponsible to obsess over President Biden's tendency to mangle a couple of words in a speech while Donald Trump is out there sounding detached from reality.
The Daily Beast:
Why Two Simple Words Bother Trump So Much  —  TOUCHY MUCH?  —  The former president's fury over a Biden ad highlighting his comments about fallen U.S. soldiers shows he can dish out his favorite insults but can't take them in return.  —  Donald Trump has always been comfortable hurling insults.
CNN:
Violent crime is down and the US murder rate is plunging, FBI statistics show  —  Violent crime dropped by more than 15% in the United States during the first three months of 2024, according to statistics released Monday by the FBI.  —  The new numbers show violent crime from January …
Discussion: CBS News
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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.
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NBC News:
U.N. Security Council passes Gaza cease-fire proposal drafted by the U.S.
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Judge Strikes One Element From Trump Indictment in Documents Case  —  Judge Aileen Cannon threw out one basis for the case against the former president, involving a highly sensitive military map he showed an aide after leaving office.  —  The federal judge overseeing former President Donald …
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
Texas AG Ken Paxton is getting free help from Stephen Miller's America First Legal  —  Exclusive: According to contracts provided to Law Dork, America First Legal has worked on at least five ideological cases for Texas for “$00.00.”  —  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is and has been a right-wing ideologue.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Canada's Big Worry: A US Civil War  —  Justin Trudeau probably won't ask Joe Biden if the U.S. is headed for a war between the states.  But a report from within his government says it's time for Canada to get ready.  —  When Justin Trudeau meets Joe Biden at the G7 summit in Italy this week …
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Meyer / USA Today:
Trump threats ‘terrifying’ for feds, ex-FBI chief says.  Steve Bannon says they ‘should be’  —  WASHINGTON − Steve Bannon, who has advised former President Donald Trump, just warned the last two ex-FBI directors to “Get your passport, get the hell out of the country because hey, we're coming,” in a second Trump term.
Discussion: Fox News
Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press:
A group of House Democrats steps up to try to stop Project 2025 and a Trump White House  —  Warning about the far-right Project 2025 agenda for a Donald Trump White House, a group of House Democrats has launched a task force to start fighting the proposal and stop it from taking hold if the Republican former president returns to power.
Washington Post:
How Republicans used misleading videos to attack Biden in a 24-hour period  —  Such deceptively edited videos, known as “cheap fakes,” have become staples of Republican attacks against President Biden.
Discussion: AllSides Balanced
Jeet Heer / The Nation:
Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump  —  Civic lessons won't sway America's oligarchs.  Instead, we need forthright economic populism to bring them to heel.  —  Pocket  —  While Donald Trump's felony conviction for falsifying business documents is hurting him with independent voters …
Discussion: al.com
 
 
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Mike Memoli / NBC News:
Phone banks and pickleball: How the Biden campaign plans to court older voters
Discussion: AllSides Balanced
Hope Xv / Pluralistic:
The CFPB is genuinely making America better, and they're going HARD (permalink)
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Leguizamo: White People are Overrepresented, Emmy Voters Must Choose non-White Winners
Discussion: Fox News and Breitbart
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump finds new ways to praise and celebrate Jan. 6 rioters
Claire Rush / Associated Press:
Things to know about FDA warning on paralytic shellfish poisoning in Pacific Northwest
Discussion: DNyuz
ICE:
ERO Boston arrests Guatemalan national charged with rape of Massachusetts child
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Jon Michael Raasch / Daily Mail:
John Fetterman and wife Gisele are hospitalized after Democratic senator rear-ended car on the highway
Lydia O'Connor / HuffPost:
Fox News Edited Out Trump Saying He Might Keep Epstein Files Sealed
Maya King / New York Times:
Behind the Republican Effort to Win Over Black Men
Discussion: Mother Jones and Vanity Fair
Katcy Stephan / Variety:
Donald Trump Calls Taylor Swift ‘Unusually Beautiful’ but ‘Liberal’ in New ‘Apprentice’ Book (EXCLUSIVE)
 

 
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