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12:55 PM 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) …
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 …
NBC News:
Hunter Biden trial live updates: President's son guilty on all charges in federal gun case  —  The jury deliberated for only three hours on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning before reaching the verdict. … After Hunter Biden was found guilty of three charges tied to possession of a gun …
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Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Hunter Biden found guilty on all three charges  —  A jury in Delaware has found Hunter Biden guilty on three felony gun charges.  —  Hunter Biden was charged in federal court in Wilmington with three felony counts tied to possession of a gun while using narcotics.  He had pleaded not guilty.
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: Politico, Axios and NBC News
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Nicholas Wu / Politico:
House Democrats launch group to respond to possible second Trump term  —  A group of House Democrats is launching a new task force to respond to the possibility of former President Donald Trump's return to office.  The group is reacting to the so-called Project 2025, a policy road map …
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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
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 …
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.
BBC:
Four US college instructors stabbed in public park in China  —  Police in China have arrested a 55-year-old man after four US university tutors were stabbed by an assailant at a public park in a rare attack on foreigners.  —  The Iowa Cornell College instructors are in hospital after a …
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Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Four U.S. College Instructors Hurt in China Stabbing Rampage
Reuters:
Hamas says it accepts UN-backed Gaza truce plan, US cites ‘hopeful sign’  —  Hamas accepts a U.N. resolution backing a plan to end the war with Israel in Gaza and is ready to negotiate details, a senior official of the Palestinian militant group said on Tuesday in what the U.S. Secretary of State called “a hopeful sign”.
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NBC News:
U.N. Security Council passes Gaza cease-fire proposal drafted by the U.S.
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.
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
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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.
CNN:
Marjorie Taylor Greene creates headaches for House GOP as leaders weigh how much attention to give the Trump loyalist  —  GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was a team player and a reliable Republican leadership ally for nine months under former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
 
 
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James Regan / Bloomberg:
French Conservative Party Chief Calls for Alliance With Le Pen
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
David J. Lynch / Washington Post:
Surprising U.S. economy is powering better global outlook, World Bank says
Discussion: New York Times
S.V. Date / HuffPost:
GOP Convention Stuck With Convicted Felon As Nominee, With No Clear Path To Replace Trump
Natasha Korecki / NBC News:
Team Biden bets an unfiltered Trump at the debate can shake up the race
Discussion: Associated Press
Jeet Heer / The Nation:
Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump
Discussion: al.com
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Canada's Big Worry: A US Civil War
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
How Republicans used misleading videos to attack Biden in a 24-hour period
Discussion: AllSides Balanced
Hope Xv / Pluralistic:
The CFPB is genuinely making America better, and they're going HARD (permalink)
Claire Rush / Associated Press:
Things to know about FDA warning on paralytic shellfish poisoning in Pacific Northwest
Discussion: UPI and DNyuz
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
 

 
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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