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10:20 AM ET, June 13, 2024


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Playbook: What Trump wants from Capitol Hill  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE $46 BILLION MAN — “Elon Musk Says Vote on His Pay Winning by ‘Wide Margins,’” by WSJ's Christina Rogers and David Benoit
Discussion: Rolling Stone and DNyuz
Nnamdi Egwuonwu / NBC News:
DNC to tail Trump with mobile billboard of Jan. 6 attack during visit to Capitol Hill  —  Democrats are highlighting the riot, which took place after a Trump speech to supporters near the White House, as he returns to meet with lawmakers.  —  When Donald Trump visits Washington on Thursday …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
'He's earned the nomination': McConnell stands by Trump endorsement as Hill visit looms
Discussion: New Republic
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Public Notice's Sinclair report makes national headlines  —  From Morning Joe to the HuffPost, it's been a big week for the newsletter.  —  As part of a collaboration with Judd Legum of Popular Information, earlier this week I published a report on Sinclair's right-wing media empire …
Brian Klaas / The Atlantic:
Trump Rants About Sharks, and Everyone Just Pretends It's Normal  —  Hours before meeting with his probation officer about his recent felony convictions, a leading candidate for U.S. president went on a bizarre rant about sharks.  —  Sharks, Donald Trump claimed, were attacking more frequently than usual …
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
Let's Talk About Trump's Gibberish  —  Perhaps the greatest trick Donald Trump ever pulled was convincing millions of people—and the American media—to treat his lapses into fantasies and gibberish as a normal, meaningful form of oratory.  But Trump is not a normal person, and his speeches are not normal political events.
Discussion: Raw Story
Matt Dixon / NBC News:
Republican National Committee prepares for a convention Trump may not attend  —  Republican officials are working to ensure that Trump will be able to address convention attendees from afar if he chooses to do so — or if he is forced to because of his legal troubles.
Washington Post:
Here's what the Christian right wants from a second Trump term  —  Religious conservatives see opportunities for fresh gains after a series of victories during Trump's first term.  Rights advocates see a dangerous blurring of church and state.  —  Donald Trump's presidency delivered …
Discussion: New York Times
NBC News:
Charlie Kirk once pushed a ‘secular worldview.’ Now he's fighting to make America Christian again.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Microsoft Chose Profit Over Security and Left U.S. Government Vulnerable to Russian Hack, Whistleblower Says  —  Microsoft hired Andrew Harris for his extraordinary skill in keeping hackers out of the nation's most sensitive computer networks.  In 2016, Harris was hard at work on a mystifying incident …
Charles R. Davis / Salon:
“It appears to be a payoff”: Expert says Kushner's Saudi cash an “egregious” national security worry  —  Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden is investigating Saudi support for Jared Kushner's private equity firm  —  Based on his prior experience and demonstrated abilities …
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:   Jared Kushner's financial ties to Saudi Arabia fall under fresh scrutiny
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court rejects bid to restrict access to abortion pill  —  The court found that anti-abortion doctors who questioned the FDA's easing of access to the pill did not have legal standing to sue.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the abortion pill mifepristone …
Megan Messerly / Politico:
Why the Southern Baptists' vote opposing IVF could change national politics  —  The move may signal the beginning of a broad turn on the right against IVF, an issue that many social conservatives see as the “pro-life” movement's next frontier.  —  INDIANAPOLIS — The Southern Baptist Convention …
Brad Brooks / Reuters:
US Southern Baptists condemn IVF procedure
Rachel Selzer / Democracy Docket:
Wisconsin Supreme Court Lifts New Restrictions on Early Voting Sites Ahead of 2024 Elections  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's liberal majority yesterday froze part of a lower court's decision that stood to significantly limit the number of early voting locations municipalities …
Satellite ‘megaconstellations’ may jeopardize recovery of ozone hole  —  When old satellites fall into Earth's atmosphere and burn up, they leave behind tiny particles of aluminum oxide, which eat away at Earth's protective ozone layer.  A new study finds that these oxides …
Denial and Forgetting at the Hunter Biden Trial  —  Consider the levels of denial and forgetting that it takes to write this paragraph the week that Hunter Biden, charged by a Trump US Attorney turned Special Counsel using evidence significantly sourced from a laptop handed over by John Paul Mac Isaac, stood trial.
Adrian Horton / The Guardian:
‘The big story of the 21st century’: is this the most shocking documentary of the year?  —  Six years in the making, jaw-dropping new film The Grab shows a secret scramble by governments and private firms to buy up global resources  —  In 2013, the US food conglomerate Smithfield Foods …
'Who's the Black guy?':  Evangelicals want Trump to pick an anti-abortion running mate.  They care less who it is.  —  Trump has evangelical voters locked in.  —  INDIANAPOLIS — Eight years ago, needing a running mate to vouch for him among skittish evangelicals, Donald Trump turned to Mike Pence …
Neal Rothschild / Axios:
Trump's bid to steal the youth … - The latest New York Times/Siena polling of likely voters has President Biden with just a 2-point lead over Trump. … - By contrast, CNN exit polling showed that Biden won the 18-29-year-old vote by 24 percentage points in 2020, and that Hillary Clinton won it by 19 points in 2016.
Edith Olmsted / New Republic:
Mike Johnson Weaponizes Government in Fight Against Biden  —  House Speaker Mike Johnson has a tendency to think that when things go bad for his party, it's the product of gross legislative mismanagement, judicial weaponization, and a vast executive conspiracy.
Farnoush Amiri / Associated Press:
House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio
Record Share of U.S. Electorate Is Pro-Choice and Voting on It  —  Democrats continue to rally around abortion rights since Dobbs verdict  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — A record-high 32% of U.S. voters say they would only vote for a candidate for major office who shares their views on abortion.
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and Boston Herald
Stepheny Price / Fox News:
Congressional Baseball Game descends into chaos after protesters storm field  —  Eight people were arrested after storming the field at Nationals Park during the annual Congressional Baseball Game  —  Several arrests were made at the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity Wednesday night …
Sean Murphy / Associated Press:
Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit of last Tulsa Race Massacre survivors seeking reparations  —  The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dampening the hope of advocates for racial justice that the city would make financial amends …
House Committee on the Judiciary:
Hearing on the Manhattan District Attorney's Office  —  Location:  —  2141 Rayburn House Office Building  —  Video  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. ET to examine Alvin Bragg's political prosecution of President Trump.
Discussion: RedState, IJR, Fox News and DNyuz
Sami Edge / Oregonian:
Neil Goldschmidt, Oregon former governor who sexually abused young girl, dies at 83  —  Neil Goldschmidt, the Oregon governor and Portland mayor credited with turning a frumpish city into a thriving metropolis only to see his record forever stained by revelations that he had sexually abused a young teen girl …
WDEL 101.7FM:
Eugene Young withdraws from US House race  —  Nearly one year after beginning his campaign, Eugene Young is stepping out of the race for Delaware's seat in the U.S. House.  —  The former Delaware State Housing Authority Director has suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Associated Press:
AP-NORC poll: About half of US adults approve of Trump's conviction, but views of him remain stable
Discussion: AP-NORC
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Why So Many ‘Day After’ Plans for Gaza Amount to No Plan at All
Discussion: RedState and Eschaton
Kyle Whitmire /
Alabama GOP chair used homemade ID to vote. AG doesn't seem to care.
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Protesters expected to be moved away from park near GOP convention
Discussion: New York Times
David Gilbert / Wired:
A January 6 Rioter Is Leading an Armed National Militia From Prison
Discussion: Raw Story
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
Southern Baptist Convention narrowly rejects total ban on female pastors
 Earlier Items: 
Gary Fineout / Politico:
Appeals court rejects DeSantis push for executive privilege
Jeanna Smialek / New York Times:
Live Updates: Fed Keeps Rates Steady and Forecasts Only One Cut This Year
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
White House Takes a Tiny Bite From Giant Pile of Food Waste
Discussion: The Word Merchant and Bloomberg
Yahoo News:
Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas loses legal challenge in CAS ruling
Kate Plummer / Newsweek:
Ohio Election Shock as Republican District Shifts 20 Points to Democrats
What Happened to Hunter Biden's Plea Agreement
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
The Guardian:
Elon Musk sued by SpaceX engineers claiming they were illegally fired