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6:05 AM ET, June 16, 2024


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Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test but confuses the name of the doctor who tested him  —  Donald Trump has suggested President Joe Biden “should have to take a cognitive test,” only to confuse who administered the test to him in the next sentence  —  WASHINGTON — Donald Trump …
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.
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 …
Associated Press:
Donald Trump's 78th birthday becomes a show of loyalty for his fans and fellow Republicans
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Ex-Trump Official Makes Stunning Revelation: Trump Talked About Executing People At Several WH Meetings  —  Ex-Trump White House official Alyssa Farah Griffin told Mediaite that then-President Donald Trump discussed “executing” people at multiple White House meetings.
New York Times:
Washington Post Publisher and Incoming Editor Are Said to Have Used Stolen Records in Britain  —  Years before becoming the Post's publisher, Will Lewis assigned an article based on stolen phone records, a former reporter said.  —  The publisher and incoming editor of The Washington Post …
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
What Have We Liberals Done to the West Coast?  —  As Democrats make their case to voters around the country this fall, one challenge is that some of the bluest parts of the country — cities on the West Coast — are a mess.  —  Centrist voters can reasonably ask: Why put liberals …
Wall Street Journal:
How Rubio Went From ‘Little Marco’ to Trump's VP Shortlist  —  Presumptive GOP presidential nominee hasn't made up his mind but sees appeal in having the senator on the ticket  —  As a boy, Marco Rubio sat at the feet of his Cuban grandfather, engrossed in stories about Ronald Reagan.
David Milliken / Reuters:
UK polls point to ‘electoral extinction’ for Prime Minister Sunak's Conservatives  —  Three British opinion polls released late on Saturday presented a grim picture for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party, and one pollster warned that the party faced “electoral extinction” in July 4's election.
Deepa Shivaram / NPR:
Biden says the next president may get to name two Supreme Court justices  —  LOS ANGELES - President Biden on Saturday night said he expects the winner of this year's presidential election will likely have the chance to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court - a decision he warned would be …
Discussion: CBS News
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 …
NBC News:
Jill Biden reacts to Hunter Biden's conviction  —  The first lady said that the trial marked “a tough week for my family,” adding that they “had to relive ... the tough times.”  —  PHOENIX — First lady Jill Biden discussed Hunter Biden's trial with NBC News on Saturday during a campaign swing …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and IJR
Stephanie Mencimer / Mother Jones:
MAGA Youth Activist Charlie Kirk's Big Conservative Shindig Is Full of Old Folks  —  I'm not seeing a lot of spring chickens at Turning Point Action's “People's Convention.”  —  Turning Point USA, which casts itself as a conservative political youth movement, appears to be aging.
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 …
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Do members of Congress need a pay raise? After 15 years, some say yes.
Discussion: Issue One and Washington Examiner
Linda Kinstler / New York Times:
Jan. 6, America's Rupture and the Strange, Forgotten Power of Oblivion
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Maureen Groppe / USA Today:
Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks for guns
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Democrats divided over Supreme Court controversies as decisions loom
Associated Press:
Biden goes straight from G7 to Hollywood fundraiser, balancing geopolitics with his reelection bid
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Stanford's top disinformation research group collapses under pressure
Associated Press:
Speaker Johnson says House will go to court for Biden audio after Justice Dept. refused to prosecute
Daily Kos:
Voters care about abortion more than ever—and that's a problem for the GOP
Discussion: New York Times and HuffPost