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2:55 PM ET, June 16, 2024


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Isaac Arnsdorf / Washington Post:
Trump portrays rampant crime in speech at Black church in Detroit  —  The presumptive Republican nominee, who hopes to dent Biden's advantage among Black voters, has often disparaged communities where many African Americans live  —  DETROIT — Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump repeated …
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
The Overlooked (But Real) Possibility of a Big Democratic Win  —  Both moderates and progressives are pushing the Biden campaign to get more ambitious.  —  Democrats have spent the past year talking much more about the prospect of a Donald Trump victory than about their own.
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 …
Discussion: New Jersey Online, Mediaite and HotAir
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
Trump gets name of his doctor wrong as he challenges Biden to cognitive test  —  Gaffe came as 78-year-old Republican presidential candidate sought to bolster his support among Black and Latino voters in Michigan  —  Donald Trump has made a point in recent months of deriding his rival Joe Biden …
Joey Cappelletti / Associated Press:
What to know about Trump's outreach with Arab Americans led by his daughter Tiffany's father-in-law  —  Donald Trump's allies are working to win over Arab American voter s who are unhappy with President Joe Biden's support for Israel.  The effort is led by Massad Boulos, whose son married Tiffany Trump …
Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Spiritual Adviser Quasi-Confesses to Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl  —  HOLY MOLY  —  The senior pastor of megachurch Gateway Church said he engaged in “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a “young lady”—without noting the alleged victim was 12.  —  The pastor of one of the country's …
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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The Hunter Biden and Trump trials were a litmus test.  Only the Bidens passed.  —  The president's family rallied in support of one of their own.  Trump family members were conspicuously absent.  —  No person with a loved one who has suffered through addiction could feel anything but empathy for Hunter Biden and his family.
Discussion: Newsbusters
NBC News:
Jill Biden reacts to Hunter Biden's conviction
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jones Hayden / Politico:
Trump threatens to cut US aid to Ukraine quickly if reelected  —  Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted the scale of U.S. support for Ukraine and said that if he is reelected in November he would immediately “have that settled.”  —  At a campaign rally in Detroit …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
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 …
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.
Mark Wingfield / Baptist News Global:
Breaking news: Paul Pressler died and the SBC said nothing  —  Herman Paul Pressler III of Houston died June 7, four days before the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, where nothing was said about his passing.  —  Pressler, who had just turned 94, was the co-architect of the so-called “conservative resurgence” in the SBC.
Orlando Mayorquín / New York Times:
Man Plotted Mass Shooting in Atlanta to Incite ‘Race War,’ Officials Say  —  Prosecutors said Mark Adams Prieto of Arizona planned to target Black concertgoers at an Atlanta venue.  He was indicted on hate crime and firearm charges.  —  An Arizona man who planned to commit a mass shooting …
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 …
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Jack Queen / Reuters:
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