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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 in his own hotel in Chicago, before members of the media began inquiring.
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 …
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  —  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.
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.
Caitlin Yilek / CBS News:
GOP senator blocks Democratic bill to ban bump stocks after Supreme Court ruling
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.
Owen Lavine / The Daily Beast:
Roger Stone Caught on Tape Discussing Trump's Plan to Challenge 2024 Election  —  CANDID CAMERA  —  Self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” Roger Stone was secretly videotaped at Mar-a-Lago during a remarkably candid conversation.  —  Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative who served …
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
‘Lawyers, Judges, Technology’: Roger Stone Touts Plan for Trump Win in Secret Recording
Discussion: Raw Story and New Republic
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Daily Beast:
Is MTG's Book Such a Flop She Hasn't Made a Dime From It?  —  SHOW ME THE MONEY  —  The rules about what lawmakers have to share about their contracts—like the one MTG has with Don Jr.'s publishing company—are murky.  —  MAGA firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene appears to have recently skipped reporting …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jason Beeferman / Politico:
Privately, she fundraises.  Publicly, she's silent.  Kathy Hochul's non-endorsement policy.  —  NON-ENDORSEMENT DEAL: Gov. Kathy Hochul has been making her way around the fundraising circuit this year, but don't ask her who she's backing.  —  The Democratic governor has adopted …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
US Department of Justice:
Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking and Making Antisemitic Threats Targeting Synagogues and Jewish-Owned Businesses  —  For Immediate Release  —  Donavon Parish, 29, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today to one count of cyberstalking and five counts of abuse and harassment using a telecommunications device.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ashley Quincin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Alabama man pleads guilty to threatening Fulton DA, sheriff over Trump case  —  A 58-year-old insurance salesman pleaded guilty Tuesday to making threatening phone calls to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Sheriff Patrick Labat regarding the criminal investigation into former president Donald Trump.
Julia Johnson / Fox News:
Trump-backed candidate wins Virginia's Republican Senate primary to take on Tim Kaine  —  Sen Tim Kaine has served as senator since 2013  —  Hung Cao won the Virginia Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, getting the party's nod to take on incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., in November.
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.
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Jan. 6 defendant who walked out during a debate loses House GOP primary runoff in Georgia  —  Republican Chuck Hand served 20 days behind bars for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.  —  WASHINGTON — A convicted Jan. 6 defendant from Georgia who served 20 days …
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.
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Chauncey DeVega / Salon:
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Ellis Simani / ProPublica:
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The White House:
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
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