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8:00 PM ET, June 11, 2024


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Hunter Biden verdict throws ‘sand in the gears’ of GOP's attacks on legal system  —  Other Republicans were all over the map, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who called it “kinda dumb tbh.”  —  Former President Donald Trump's campaign cast Hunter Biden's guilty verdict on felony gun charges Tuesday as a …
Hunter Biden found guilty in federal gun case … - “We respect the jury process, and as we have done throughout this case, we will continue to vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available to Hunter,” Lowell said.  — Hunter said that he is “more grateful today for the love and support” …
Jurors detail to CNN how they reached guilty verdict in Hunter Biden gun trial  —  The jury in the Hunter Biden gun case was deadlocked in an initial vote Monday night over whether to convict the president's son, one of the jurors told CNN in an interview, adding that “no politics came into play” …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Hunter Biden Conviction Blows Up Republican Conspiracy Theories  —  Hunter Biden's conviction in Delaware over a minor charge is significant mainly because it blows to smithereens the arguments Republicans have made on behalf of Donald Trump.  There's the small claim that Trump didn't receive a fair trial …
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Hunter Biden found guilty on all three charges
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Biden reacts to his son Hunter's guilty verdict in gun case, vowing to “respect the judicial process”
Jordain Carney / Politico:
House Oversight chair pushes for sweeping DOJ probe after Hunter Biden guilty verdict
NBC News:
Manhattan DA Bragg, who secured Trump conviction, to testify before GOP-led Judiciary Committee
NBC News:
Hunter Biden trial live updates: President's son guilty on all charges in federal gun case
Katelynn Richardson / The Daily Caller:
Delaware Jury Convicts Hunter Biden On Felony Gun Charges
Wall Street Journal:
Gaza Chief's Brutal Calculation: Civilian Bloodshed Will Help Hamas  —  Yahya Sinwar's correspondence with compatriots and mediators shows he is confident that Hamas can outlast Israel
New York Times:
Israel and Hamas Signal Openness to Cease-Fire Plan, but Stop Short of Accepting It
Hamas says it accepts UN-backed Gaza truce plan, US cites ‘hopeful sign’
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.
Nicholas Wu / Politico:
House Democrats launch group to respond to possible second Trump term
Discussion: The Bulwark
Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press:
Trump will meet with House and Senate Republicans this week near the Capitol
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 …
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
“False gospel”: The new GOP attack on Dolly Parton is a tactic borrowed from the Christian right  —  Fundamentalists disparage mainstream culture as “demonic” — Republicans just substitute the word “woke”  —  It was inevitable that Republicans would go after Dolly Parton.
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 …
Discussion: New Republic
Jennie Taer / New York Post:
Six suspected terrorists with ISIS ties arrested in sting operation in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia: sources  —  Six Russian nationals suspected to have terror ties to ISIS have been arrested in a coordinated sting operation spanning Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia, The Post can exclusively reveal.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Dark money news outlets outpacing local daily newspapers … - As of last year, there were only 1,213 daily local newspapers in the U.S. That number may have gone down significantly in the time since, but the researchers who track that data have yet to release an updated figure for 2024.
Discussion: Raw Story
Edith Olmsted / New Republic:
Alito's Wife Caught on Tape Spewing Venom at Everyone  —  A secret tape has exposed what Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's wife, Martha-Ann, really thinks behind closed doors—and the truth isn't pretty.  In the span of just a few minutes, Alito promised revenge on the media …
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.
Kevin Rector / Los Angeles Times:
9th Circuit says California ban on gun sales on state property is constitutional  —  California laws barring the sale of firearms and ammunition at fairgrounds and other state property are constitutional, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.  —  Judge Richard R. Clifton …
Discussion: Forbes
River Page / The Free Press:
Stop Saying Florida Isn't Safe for Gay People.  It's Fine.  —  My local haunt in Pensacola lets you smoke inside.  Gay bars in New York will charge you 18 bucks for a gin and tonic.  That's real oppression.  —  Last weekend I got drunk at my local gay bar in Pensacola, Florida.
The Biggest Lie Trump-Biden 2024 Rematch Voters Are Telling Themselves  —  Most would-be dictators run for office downplaying or sugarcoating their intentions, trying to lure voters with a vanilla appeal.  But once elected, the autocratic elements take over, either immediately or gradually …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Raw Story
Raleigh News & Observer:
NC House sends changes to masking and campaign finance laws to Gov. Cooper  —  Restrictions on masks, in a bill revised by legislative Republicans last week to include an unrelated, controversial campaign finance provision, are headed to the desk of Gov. Roy Cooper after a final vote Tuesday.
Discussion: Associated Press and NC Newsline
Washington Post:
In Trump's orbit, some muse about mandatory military service  —  Only 1 percent of the U.S. population serves in the armed forces.  Some in the former president's camp say it's time more young adults put “some skin in the game.”  —  TEXARKANA, Tex. — Kyra Rousseau remembers feeling trapped …
Eric Lutz / Vanity Fair:
Sam Alito Clearly Thinks He's Untouchable  —  In an interview with Vanity Fair, Congressman Hank Johnson attacked the “arrogance” of the Supreme Court justice and his wife, both of whom were caught in a secret recording expressing deeply partisan views: “They are extremists.”
Bryan Schott / Salt Lake Tribune:
Accusation of insider trading sparks tense moment in Utah's GOP U.S. Senate primary debate  —  Rep. John Curtis rebutted the accusation by Trent Staggs during the Republican primary debate.  —  Utah's 2024 U.S. Senate Republican primary election debate was mostly a ho-hum affair.
Jorge Valencia / New York Times:
Chiquita Held Liable for Deaths During Colombian Civil War  —  A South Florida jury found the company liable for killings committed by a paramilitary group that was on the banana producer's payroll.  —  A jury in South Florida has ruled that Chiquita Brands is liable for eight killings carried …
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Christopher Roach / American Greatness:
Biden and the Left Demonize Trump Supporters
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
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Discussion: Washington Examiner
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Democratic efforts to lure young voters include beer and birth control
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Migrant ‘riot’ charges dismissed again by El Paso county court judge
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story
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Discussion: Raw Story, Breitbart and New York Times
Josh Meyer / USA Today:
Trump threats ‘terrifying’ for feds, ex-FBI chief says. Steve Bannon says they ‘should be’
Discussion: Daily Kos and Fox News