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6:00 PM ET, June 18, 2024


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House Committee on Ethics:
Statement Regarding the Matter of Representative Matt Gaetz  —  Pursuant to Committee Rule 7, the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:  —  On April 9, 2021, the Committee announced it had initiated a review into allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz …
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
House Ethics Committee expands probe into Matt Gaetz  —  The rare, detailed update from the bipartisan panel clarified the status of the investigation and detailed new lines of inquiry into the Florida lawmaker.  —  The House Ethics Committee is still investigating allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz …
NBC News:
Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz over alleged drug use and sexual misconduct  —  The House panel is continuing its review of Gaetz's conduct, including possible obstruction.  The Florida Republican has denied any wrongdoing.  —  WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee …
Zolan Kanno-Youngs / New York Times:
Biden to Give Legal Protections to Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens  —  Undocumented spouses of American citizens will be shielded from deportation, provided work permits and given a pathway to citizenship, according to officials briefed on the plan.  —  President Biden on Tuesday …
Seung Min Kim / Associated Press:
Half a million immigrants could eventually get US citizenship under a new plan from Biden  —  President Joe Biden is taking an expansive election year step to offer relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in the U.S., aiming to balance his own aggressive crackdown …
Playbook: Trump the team player
Discussion: Raw Story
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces New Actions to Keep Families Together
New York Times:
Biden Gives Legal Protections to Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens
Josephine Rozzelle / CNBC:
DJT shares tumble 13% as Trump Media stock sell-off accelerates … Shares of Trump Media & Technology Group dropped more than 13% on Tuesday, continuing the stock's tumble following the conviction of former President Donald Trump, the company's majority shareholder.
Discussion: Raw Story
Lisa Needham / Public Notice:
Clarence Thomas's disgracefully unserious bump stock opinion  —  PN is a reader-supported publication made possible by paid subscribers.  Appreciate our independent journalism?  Then please sign up to support us.  —  🏛️ Subscribe to Public Notice 🏛️
Bump stock ban blocked by Senate Republicans
Colleen Slevin / Associated Press:
The shooter who killed 5 at a Colorado LGBTQ+ club pleads guilty to 50 federal hate crimes  —  The shooter who killed five people and injured 19 others at an LGBTQ+ club that was a refuge in the conservative city of Colorado Springs pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes and was sentenced …
Michael Gold / New York Times:
Trump Wasn't Going to Stay in Milwaukee.  Then Reporters Asked.  —  The Republican convention will be held in swing-state Wisconsin's largest city.  The nominee, however, had planned to stay at his own hotel in Chicago, until members of the media began inquiring.
Discussion: ABC7, WKBN-TV and Raw Story
Kerry Breen / CBS News:
Former CNBC analyst-turned-fugitive arrested by FBI after nearly 3 years on the run  —  A former CNBC analyst who ended up on the FBI's Most Wanted list for white-collar crimes was arrested over the weekend after being charged with defrauding investors, federal prosecutors announced Monday.
Associated Press:
New York's top court declines to hear Trump's appeal of gag order in hush money case  —  New York's top court on Tuesday declined to hear Donald Trump's gag order appeal in his hush money case, leaving the restrictions in place following his felony conviction last month.
Gloria Oladipo / The Guardian:
Vermont Republican secretly poured water into colleague's bag over months  —  Mary Morrissey apologizes after being filmed dumping liquid into backpack of Democratic legislator Jim Carroll  —  A Vermont lawmaker was compelled to apologize publicly after being caught on video pouring water …
Washington Post:
RFK Jr. won't meet CNN debate requirement for ballot access  —  The independent presidential candidate has said he has qualified for enough state ballots, but state election officials have said that's not true  —  Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has repeatedly claimed …
New York Times:
Trump's ‘Wartime Consigliere’ Now Faces Legal Peril of His Own  —  Boris Epshteyn routinely surfaces as a lesser character in Trump-related indictments.  In a case in Arizona on Tuesday, he will be a major figure.  —  Boris Epshteyn, who is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday …
New York Times:
The Gun Lobby's Hidden Hand in the 2nd Amendment Battle  —  Case after case challenging gun restrictions cites the same Georgetown professor.  His seemingly independent work has undisclosed ties to pro-gun interests.  —  In the battle to dismantle gun restrictions, raging in America's courts …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Reason
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Trump says business executives should be ‘fired for incompetence’ if they don't support him  —  The former president referred to an excerpt from an article in The Wall Street Journal indicating that corporations would benefit again if he is re-elected in November.
Discussion: Raw Story, Forbes and The Daily Signal
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
This Is Why You're Exhausted by Politics  —  Housekeeping: I'll have a short newsletter tomorrow for Juneteenth and then I'm off Thursday/Friday for Denver and the live show.  —  Tim, A.B., and I recorded a Dark Side/Next Level mash-up last night.  I think the Mistress of Despair and I may have broken Tim.
Discussion: Breitbart
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
‘Lawyers, Judges, Technology’: Roger Stone Touts Plan for Trump Win in Secret Recording  —  Liberal documentary filmmaker Lauren Windsor's team spoke to the “dirty trickster” of right-wing politics at an event at Mar-a-Lago … In an undercover recording obtained by liberal journalist Lauren Windsor …
Discussion: New Republic and Raw Story
Nikki Schwab / Daily Mail:
Secret Service destroyed video of Biden's dog Commander biting agent in brutal attack that forced White House to stop tours so blood could be wiped off the floor  — Commander Biden was banished from the White House for biting agents  — Video of one attack no longer exists, has learned
Matthew Rozsa / Salon:
John Kerry warns that Project 2025 would be “absolutely unimaginable and destructive”  —  Biden's former top climate change adviser spoke with Salon about the stakes for climate change in the election  —  During a sweltering rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 9, former President Donald Trump complained …
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Another evangelical abuse scandal: It's a big reason why they worship Trump  —  Another week, and another prominent Christian right pastor gets outed for alleged or apparent sexual abuse.  Robert Morris, the founder of Gateway Church in the Dallas suburbs, was accused last week by a woman …
Barak Ravid / Axios:
White House baffled by Netanyahu's claim Biden is withholding weapons … - That shipment was put on hold in May to signal U.S. concerns over a looming Israeli ground operation in Rafah. … - Since then, Biden has faced growing pressure from fellow Democrats to cut off or condition military aid …
Chauncey DeVega / Salon:
But his emails: Trump's increasingly unhinged calls for violence  —  Trump claims he may face death sentence, threatens Joe Biden with “DAY OF RECKONING.”  This really isn't normal  —  Donald Trump is on the warpath.  Following his historic felony conviction on hush-money …
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Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Boeing CEO Calhoun addresses Congress amid new whistleblower claim
Washington Post:
GOP pick for N.C. governor downplayed Weinstein allegations, assault by Ray Rice
Discussion: NBC News and Raw Story
Phred Dvorak / Wall Street Journal:
Biden's Tough-on-China Stance Threatens Green America Push
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Hugh Son / CNBC:
Sen. Warren warns Powell against weakening banking regulations: ‘Do your job’
Discussion: E&E News
 Earlier Items: 
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Fauci sees ‘degree of schizophrenia’ in US
Ellis Simani / ProPublica:
How a Network of Nonprofits Enriches Fundraisers While Spending Almost Nothing on Its Stated Causes
Charles Creitz / Fox News:
Top Republican demands answers after WH protests yield 0 arrests; questions ‘political sympathy’ with vandals
Discussion: RedState
Why the Biden campaign finally decided to whack Trump on his New York verdict
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Why so many Americans have misconceptions about crime trends
Discussion: Democrats and New Republic

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Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B, which would be its largest acquisition ever

Washington Post:
Letter: OpenAI whistleblowers asked the SEC to probe OpenAI's allegedly restrictive NDAs barring staff from warning regulators about the risks its tech may pose

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

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