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9:10 PM ET, June 13, 2024


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‘Like Talking to Your Drunk Uncle’: Trump's Closed-Door Rant to House Republicans … Donald Trump came to the Capitol Hill Club Thursday morning supposedly to discuss his agenda for a second term with House Republicans.  Instead, Trump treated his meeting as an opportunity to deliver a behind-closed-doors …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
What Trump told CEOs in their private meeting … Donald Trump huddled with at least 80 CEOs on Thursday in Washington with a clear pitch to them: If he is elected president again in November, the CEOs are going to see tax cuts and a curtailment of business regulations.
Trump floats eliminating U.S. income tax and replacing it with tariffs on imports … Donald Trump on Thursday brought up the idea of imposing an “all tariff policy” that would ultimately enable the U.S. to get rid of the income tax, sources in a private meeting with the Republican presidential candidate told CNBC.
Journal Sentinel:
Donald Trump calls Milwaukee ‘a horrible city’ weeks before RNC comes to town
Washington Post:   Here's what the Christian right wants from a second Trump term
Melissa Quinn / CBS News:
Clarence Thomas took 3 undisclosed trips on private jet provided by GOP megadonor, committee says  —  Washington — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took three undisclosed trips aboard a private jet provided by Republican megadonor Harlan Crow between 2017 and 2021 …
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Supreme Court upholds broad access to key abortion pill mifepristone  —  Ever since the high court eliminated the right to abortion in 2022, medications to terminate pregnancy have grown in importance and been challenged in court.  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to limit access …
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court rejects bid to restrict access to abortion pill
Josh Fiallo / The Daily Beast:
Even Brett Kavanaugh Tears Anti-Abortion Lawsuit Apart
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Supreme Court rejects effort to trademark “Trump too small” phrase … - The phrase stemmed from taunts between Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) during the 2016 Republican presidential primary. … - “Such restrictions have historically been grounded in the notion that a person has ownership …
Maggie Severns / NOTUS:
Campaigns Can Now See What You Watch on TV.  It's Changing Everything. … Political aide turned data guru Jesse Contario works in the shadows.  His employer, MiQ, will never be mentioned at the end of a campaign ad, and it won't show up on the disclosures campaigns must post to keep the public abreast of their work.
Discussion: NBC News, Axios and Variety
Dave Lawler / Axios:
World losers gather at G7 summit … - Biden's 37% approval rating positively sparkles next to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau (30%), German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (25%), U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (25%), French President Emmanuel Macron (21%) and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida (13%), per Morning Consult's tracker.
The Hill:
Schiff repeats ‘guilty’ 34 times at hearing on Trump prosecution  —  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) sought to make a statement about former President Trump's criminal conviction Thursday, repeating the word “guilty” 34 times in a row, once for each of the former president's guilty counts in the Manhattan hush money case.
Oriana González / NOTUS:
Senate Republicans Say They Have an Alternative to Protecting IVF … As Senate Democrats prepare a largely symbolic vote on a bill that would create federal protections for in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments, Republicans are introducing a bill to promote a new medical technology …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Gen Z influencers who supported Biden in 2020 turn against him  —  The Gaza war, lack of progress on climate change and a potential TikTok ban are spawning anti-Biden content — even among former supporters.  —  In 2020, hundreds of top TikTok content creators banded together in service of a single goal: get Joe Biden elected.
Discussion: RedState, The Hill, Plain Dealer and Twitchy
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.
Potential VP pick Sen. J.D. Vance once liked tweets harshly critical of Trump  —  Republican Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, a leading candidate to be Donald Trump's vice president, liked tweets in 2016 and 2017 that harshly criticized Trump and his policies — including one speculating that Vance …
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
Let's Talk About Trump's Gibberish  —  Sign up for The Decision, a newsletter featuring our 2024 election coverage.  —  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.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
In calling out Trump, Harris finds her mission  —  No one is better equipped to take down felon Donald Trump than the vice president.  —  Just a couple of weeks ago, Democrats were wringing their hands, worried that the Biden-Harris campaign would not do enough to highlight former president …
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
JB Pritzker, the Democrat Who Isn't Afraid to Call Trump a Felon
Discussion: USA Today
Kyle Kondik / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Electoral College Rating Changes: Half-Dozen Moves Toward Republicans in What Remains a Toss-up Race  —  KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE  — We are making six Electoral College rating changes this week, all in favor of Republicans.  — However, we don't really see a clear favorite …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
‘Scared to put on my mask’: Cancer patient says she was intentionally coughed on in spat over mask  —  The Republican-led state House passed a bill Tuesday that would adjust exceptions to the state law governing masks.  The bill is awaiting a decision by Gov. Roy Cooper.
Discussion: The Dispatch
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.
New York Times:
Supreme Court Backs Starbucks Over ‘Memphis 7’ Union Case  —  In a blow to the National Labor Relations Board, the justices made it more difficult to order employers to reinstate fired workers.  —  The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Starbucks on Thursday in a challenge against a labor ruling …
Trump offers an olive branch to the House Republicans who voted to impeach him  —  Donald Trump made a small peace offering Thursday to the remaining House Republicans who voted to impeach him after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, according to three members in the room.
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