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1:10 AM ET, June 15, 2024


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The Sun:
Moment Biden, 81, freezes AGAIN after shuffling away from G7 leaders forcing Italian PM to shepherd him back for pic  —  Watch Biden's latest concerning incident in the clip above  —  ELDERLY Joe Biden has given his “worst ever” performance at a major international summit, G7 insiders say …
Josh Christenson / New York Post:
Biden's condition shocks allies at G7 summit, with one saying it's ‘worst he has ever been’: report  —  President Biden has been “losing focus” during discussions at this week's G7 summit in Italy, with one diplomatic insider saying the commander-in-chief is “the worst he has ever been.”
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
White House Rips ‘Desperate’ Murdoch Press Over Deceptive Biden Video  —  WANDER NO MORE  —  A deceptively edited video posted on X by The New York Post drew the attention of the White House senior deputy press secretary.  —  A member of the White House communications team went …
Associated Press:
Alex Jones' personal assets will be sold to help pay Sandy Hook debt as judge decides Infowars' fate  —  A federal judge on Friday ordered the liquidation of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ′ personal assets but was still deciding on his company's separate bankruptcy case …
Judge rejects bankruptcy plan for Alex Jones' Infowars but allows him to liquidate his personal assets  —  A Texas bankruptcy judge has rejected a proposed liquidation of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' company Free Speech Systems, the parent company of Infowars, saying it was, in his opinion, in the best interest of the creditors.
Tierney Sneed / CNN:
DOJ says it won't prosecute Attorney General Merrick Garland after House contempt vote  —  The Justice Department said Friday that it would not act on the House's contempt referral of Attorney General Merrick Garland.  —  In a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson, DOJ pointed to its …
Alanna Durkin Richer / Associated Press:
Justice Department won't prosecute Garland for contempt, says refusal to provide audio wasn't crime  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland will not be prosecuted for contempt of Congress because his refusal to turn over audio of President Joe Biden's interview in his classified documents case …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
The Chilling Reason You May Never See the New Trump Movie  —  This week I finally got to see “The Apprentice,” an absorbing, disturbing movie about the relationship between the red-baiting mob lawyer Roy Cohn and a young Donald Trump.  The film, which was received with an extended standing ovation …
Camilo Montoya-Galvez / CBS News:
Biden preparing to offer legal status to undocumented immigrants who have lived in U.S. for 10 years  —  The Biden administration is making plans to announce one of the largest immigration relief programs in recent history, developing a policy that would offer legal status to hundreds …
Discussion: HotAir and Chicago Tribune
Connor O'Brien / Politico:
House Republicans narrowly pass defense bill loaded with culture war issues  —  The tactic represented a gamble for Speaker Mike Johnson, who could have pushed to pass a more bipartisan version with the help of Democrats.  —  The House narrowly cleared defense policy legislation on Friday …
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court rules gun ‘bump stocks’ ban is unlawful  —  The ban was imposed by the Trump administration after the accessory was used during the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.  —  WASHINGTON — In a loss for the Biden administration, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that federal ban on …
Martin Pengelly / The Daily Beast:
Anthony Fauci: Volcanic Donald Trump Screamed F-Bombs, Then Said He Loved Me  —  COVID BOOK LEAK  —  In his memoir “On Call,” Anthony Fauci tells how Trump lurched from crisis to crisis and said he would win in a “f***ing landslide.” … Donald Trump shouted foul-mouthed abuse at Anthony Fauci …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Fauci Speaks His Mind on Trump's Rages and Their ‘Complicated’ Relationship
Discussion: The Daily Beast and HuffPost
Associated Press:
Donald Trump's 78th birthday becomes a show of loyalty for his fans and fellow Republicans  —  Donald Trump marked his 78th birthday on Friday night by addressing a fawning crowd in Florida and repeatedly dismissing his opponent in November's election, 81-year-old President Joe Biden, as too frail to handle a second term.
Chris Anstey / Bloomberg:
Summers Says Trump Tax Ideas Mean ‘Mother of All Stagflations’  — Former Treasury secretary warns of 10% mortgage rates  — Summers urges GOP-leaning economists, executives to speak up  —  Trump Tax Ideas Could Cause ‘Economic Warfare,’ Summers Says
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
Mitch McConnell Is Trump's Gimp.  Again.  —  Never has an American politician been so mistaken about the nature of power.  —  ∙ Paid  —  The Secret pod is live.  Sarah and I talked about what happens to the Republican party after Trump leaves.  Good news: Maybe they can't keep the Trump coalition together!
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Scoop: McConnell eyes his next move
Ellen Milligan / Bloomberg:
Sunak Vows to Stay as MP for 5 Years If Tories Lose UK Election  — Says he'll serve full term if he keeps seat but is not premier  — Labour on track to oust Sunak's Conservatives in July 4 vote  —  Rishi Sunak said he would stay on as a member of Parliament for five years …
Discussion: HotAir and The Sun
Adam Goldman / New York Times:
U.S. Designates Largest Neo-Nazi Group in Sweden as Terrorist Organization  —  The Nordic Resistance Movement and three of its leaders were labeled terrorists in a rare move by the State Department targeting white supremacists.  —  The State Department on Friday designated the largest neo-Nazi group …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court's Leisurely Pace Will Produce Pileup of Late June Rulings  —  Even as the size of the court's docket has shrunk, it has deferred a larger share of its decisions to the very end of its term.  —  The Supreme Court has been moving at a sluggish pace in issuing decisions this term …
Discussion: Slate
Jordain Carney / Politico:
Graves won't run for reelection, ending speculation in Louisiana  —  Rep. Garret Graves said Friday he will not run for reelection — ending months of questions about his political future after redistricting scrambled Louisiana's congressional map.  Graves (R-La.), in a statement, said that …
Carlos Vargas / Reuters:
Colombia lawmakers approve pension reform in victory for Petro  —  Colombia's lower house on Friday approved a pension reform proposed by President Gustavo Petro, marking a victory for the leftist, who has struggled to get lawmaker approval for several of his cornerstone promises.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Daily Kos:
Voters care about abortion more than ever—and that's a problem for the GOP  —  Republicans have created a disaster on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago.  They have no message to justify their extreme forced birth positions.  Their candidates are afraid to talk about it.
Discussion: The White House
Washington Post:
‘Cheapfake’ Biden videos enrapture right-wing media, but deeply mislead  —  The Republican National Committee posts a clipped video.  Then the New York Post, the Telegraph and other pro-Trump outlets follow suit with the same deceptive framing.
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Brian Beutler / Off Message:
The GOP's Finely Tuned Bribery Machine
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Dasha Litvinova / Associated Press:
Putin offers truce if Ukraine exits Russian-claimed areas and drops NATO bid. Kyiv rejects it
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F.A.A. Investigating How Counterfeit Titanium Got Into Boeing and Airbus Jets
The San Francisco Standard:
SF startup bosses illegally peddled $100M in Adderall, Feds say
Erin Doherty / Axios:
Exclusive: DNC launching billboards hitting Trump over Milwaukee comments
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Being a loving father is admirable. Unless you're a Trumper.
Discussion: Washington Times