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3:25 PM ET, June 15, 2024


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New York Times:
Trump, Biden and CNN Prepare for a Hostile Debate (With Muted Mics)  —  With Donald Trump's rampage at the first 2020 debate still fresh in the memories of both campaigns and the moderators, the candidates are preparing in sharply different ways.  —  President Biden and former President …
Biden and Trump campaigns agreed to mic muting, podiums among rules for upcoming CNN debate  —  With less than two weeks until the first presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle, CNN has released additional details on the parameters agreed upon by the Trump and Biden campaigns.
Associated Press:
Donald Trump's 78th birthday becomes a show of loyalty for his fans and fellow Republicans
Jenny Goldsberry / Washington Examiner:
Utah Gov. accuses Denver mayor of sending immigrants without ‘notification or approval’  —  Gov. Spencer Cox (R-UT) blasted Colorado's Mayor of Denver, Mike Johnston (D), for sending immigrants to the state without notice.  —  “We recently learned that the Democrat mayor of Denver …
Discussion: KUTV-TV, Axios and The Daily Caller
Johnson faces bipartisan uproar over House Intel picks … - Some are also concerned about the highly sensitive information to which committee members are often exposed. … - Both picks were bound to be inflammatory: Perry's phone was seized by the FBI as part of its Jan. 6 probe …
Discussion: Israpundit and Politico
Jacob Ogles / Florida Politics:
Here's how — and why — Florida Democrats found candidates in every legislative district this cycle  —  It was a risky endeavor for Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried to proclaim she will run a candidate in every congressional and legislative district.
Ivana Saric / Axios:
How 2024 pollsters are trying to avoid their 2020 mistakes … - It's “pretty apparent” that polling has some “entrenched problems,” Benjamin Toff, a University of Minnesota professor who researches public trust in polls and news coverage. … Many polls also sampled too many college graduates …
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Stanford's top disinformation research group collapses under pressure  —  The Stanford Internet Observatory provided real-time analysis on viral election falsehoods but has struggled amid attacks from conservative politicians and activists.  —  The Stanford Internet Observatory …
Washington Post:
Democrats divided over Supreme Court controversies as decisions loom  —  Liberals say a string of revelations about Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. raise questions about his ability to rule impartially on Jan. 6-related cases.  —  Liberals have been united in their anger …
Maureen Groppe / USA Today:
Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks for guns  —  In a concurring opinion, Samuel Alito said the ‘simple remedy’ to the gun issue is Congress amending the law that bans machine guns.  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that devices that turn a semi-automatic rifle …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Do members of Congress need a pay raise?  After 15 years, some say yes.  —  Lawmakers have doled out significant raises to staffers and other public employees but they haven't dared to give themselves raises, even to adjust for inflation.  —  Year in and year out, Congress finds …
Discussion: Issue One and Washington Examiner
Linda Kinstler / New York Times:
Jan. 6, America's Rupture and the Strange, Forgotten Power of Oblivion  —  On March 4, Judge Tanya Chutkan presided over jury selection for a criminal trial in a Jan. 6, 2021, case.  That date had long been scheduled, though there was a different defendant seated before her than had been planned …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
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 …
New York Times:
If Everyone Voted, Would Biden Benefit?  Not Anymore.  —  Inside the unusual dynamic shaping the 2024 campaign.  —  In a reversal of one of the most familiar patterns in American politics, it appears that Donald J. Trump, not President Biden, would stand to gain if everyone in the country turned out and voted.
Associated Press:
Speaker Johnson says House will go to court for Biden audio after Justice Dept. refused to prosecute  —  Speaker Mike Johnson said Friday that the House will go to court to enforce the subpoena against Attorney General Merrick Garland for access to President Joe Biden's special counsel audio interview …
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Daily Kos:
Voters care about abortion more than ever—and that's a problem for the GOP
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