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8:45 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 …
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: CBS News
Campaign denies Donald Trump planning to stay in Chicago during 2024 Milwaukee RNC  —  There is a rally Tuesday for former President Donald Trump in Racine, Wisconsin.  —  CHICAGO (WLS) — Former President Donald Trump's campaign denied he is planning to stay in Chicago and commute to Milwaukee …
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 …
Bump stock ban blocked by Senate Republicans … - The bipartisan bill had little chance of passing the chamber and was instead introduced to force Republicans to reject it.  — The measure picked up 20 additional cosponsors since last week's Supreme Court ruling.
Lisa Needham / Public Notice:
Clarence Thomas's disgracefully unserious bump stock opinion
Discussion: Twitchy and Michigan Advance
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.
Kathleen Culliton / Raw Story:
‘Totally normal for a dictator’: Trump stuns with latest demand for punishment  —  Former President Donald Trump left onlookers shocked Tuesday when he declared private citizens should lose their jobs should they refuse to follow his party line.  —  Trump's Truth Social message …
Discussion: MSNBC
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Trump says business executives should be ‘fired for incompetence’ if they don't support him
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 …
Myah Ward / Politico:
Biden to take sweeping election-year action shielding estimated 550,000 from deportation  —  The president is taking a page from the Obama playbook.  He's also rounding out am immigration portfolio that has increasingly leaned rightward.  —  President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a major …
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces New Actions to Keep Families Together
Playbook: Trump the team player
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:
No more bridges left to burn in Jewish Westchester  —  As Rep. Jamaal Bowman fights for his political life, Jewish leaders in the district say he's left a long trail of betrayal in his wake  —  In late spring of 2022, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) reached out to a local Jewish leader …
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.
US Department of Justice:
Former Financial TV News Analyst-Turned-Fugitive Arrested on Federal Indictment Charging Him with Defrauding Investors
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 …
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 …
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 …
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Boeing CEO Calhoun addresses Congress amid new whistleblower claim … - Calhoun's appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations came hours after it published new allegations from a current employee. … - At the top of his opening statement, he addressed the families …
Kate Yoder / Grist:
The American Climate Corps officially kicks off … Within weeks, the nation will deploy 9,000 people to begin restoring landscapes, erecting solar panels, and taking other steps to help guide the country toward a cleaner, greener future.  —  The first of those workers were inducted …
Discussion: E&E News
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 …
Seung Min Kim / Associated Press:
Biden's reelection campaign raises $40 million in five days including $8 million with Bill Clinton  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is again joining forces with former President Bill Clinton to rake in campaign cash, with a joint fundraiser with the two men Tuesday set to raise $8 million …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Axios
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 …
US Food and Drug Administration:
Dollar Tree Inc. - 674301 - 06/11/2024  —  Product: … WARNING LETTER  —  Dear Mr. Dreiling:  —  Beginning in October 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners, investigated elevated levels …
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.
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 …
Washington Post:
Most Americans approve of DEI, according to Post-Ipsos poll  —  Despite rising tensions over diversity, equity and inclusion programs, about 6 in 10 Americans said they are a “good thing” for companies to adopt.  —  A Supreme Court decision last year striking down affirmative action …
Christopher F. Rufo / City Journal:
The Murky Business of Transgender Medicine  —  Did Texas Children's Hospital commit fraud to pay for child sex-change procedures?  —  / Eye on the News / Health Care, The Social Order  —  The “gender-affirming care” business has always had an aura of madness around it.
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US Department of Justice:
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