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Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: White House cancels meeting, scolds Netanyahu in protest over video … - “This decision makes it clear that there are consequences for pulling such stunts,” a U.S. official said.  — “The Americans are fuming. … - Some Israeli officials were already en route to Washington when the meeting was cancelled.
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Barak Ravid / Axios:
White House baffled by Netanyahu's claim Biden is withholding weapons
Will Steakin / ABC News:
Witness tells House Ethics Committee that Matt Gaetz paid her for sex: Sources  —  The committee has interviewed at least half a dozen women who were witnesses.  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz looks on during a news conference about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) transparency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2023.
Alex Thompson / Axios:
“In Mike I trust”: Biden's faith-based campaign … - But that puts them on an island within much of the party about what will decide the election, as polls consistently have shown Biden tied or behind even after a slight bump following Trump's criminal conviction.
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Eric Levitz / Vox:
Biden's ads haven't been working.  Now, he's trying something new.  —  The president has been massively outspending Donald Trump on the airwaves and still losing. … President Joe Biden's odds of reelection may be worse than they look.  And they don't look great.  —  The 2024 presidential race remains very close.
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
This GOP-leaning political polling firm has turned into a purveyor of anti-vaccine propaganda  —  Rasmussen Reports used to be a fairly creditable and credible political polling organization, good enough to be included among the pollsters relied on by services such as FiveThirtyEight to give …
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Amy Coney Barrett may be poised to split conservatives on the Supreme Court  —  Legal experts see signs of a “raging” philosophical debate among the court's supermajority.  —  A rift is emerging among the Supreme Court's conservatives — and it could thwart the court's recent march to expand gun rights.
Leah Litman / New York Times:
Something's Rotten About the Justices Taking So Long on Trump's Immunity Case  —  For those looking for the hidden hand of politics in what the Supreme Court does, there's plenty of reason for suspicion on Donald Trump's as-yet-decided immunity case given its urgency.
Marc A. Caputo / The Bulwark:
Trump's Ground Game Is No Longer In Our Hearts  —  DONALD TRUMP'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN may have a ground game after all.  And if all goes as planned, Trump will have a George Soros-backed political committee and the Democrats' top election-law firm to thank.
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
Two courts, two justice systems  —  Shock!  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is treated substantially differently by today's federal court system than families with trans kids.  —  Just before the close of business Tuesday, items appeared on two court dockets with which Law Dork readers …
Lisa Needham / Public Notice:
“The Supreme Court is thinking about the Constitution all wrong”  —  Madiba Dennie on “The Originalism Trap.” … I recently had the pleasure of (virtually) sitting down with Madiba K. Dennie to talk about her new book, “The Originalism Trap: How Extremists Stole the Constitution and How We the People Can Take It Back.”
ABC News:
Trump declares ‘I love Milwaukee’ after reportedly using the word ‘horrible’ for the RNC host city  —  Former President Donald Trump has insisted he loves the city of Milwaukee as he returned to the critical battleground state of Wisconsin just weeks before it hosts the Republican National Convention
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WLS / ABC7:
Campaign denies Donald Trump planning to stay in Chicago during 2024 Milwaukee RNC
Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
How the NFL's ‘Worst-Ever’ Owner is Blocking Movie Showing ‘Rapist’ Trump  —  OF COURSE HE IS  —  Former Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder might be able to stop “The Apprentice” from hitting screens thanks to a bizarre twist: He helped finance the movie.
Discussion: Breitbart, New Republic and Raw Story
Christopher Tremoglie / Washington Examiner:
Some black people on social media are mad that white people have off for Juneteenth  —  Juneteenth is supposed to be a joyous occasion that is set aside as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of the institution of slavery in the United States — even though slavery did not truly end …
Madison Fernandez / Politico:
Trump and McCarthy wanted revenge.  It didn't quite go as planned.  —  The biggest primary on Tuesday night remains unresolved, but battleground House races that could decide control of the chamber were set for November.  —  The biggest race of Tuesday night still doesn't have a winner.
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 …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Most Dangerous Bias in Today's America  —  It's the one that stops people from hearing the good news.  —  Fourteen years ago, I trespassed into what used to be Michigan Central Station in Detroit.  The beaux-arts building had fallen into ruin since it closed to the public a generation before.
Jonathan Nicholson / HuffPost:
More Immigrants Boost Economy, Reduce Budget Deficit, Congress' Nonpartisan Scorekeeper Says  —  The Congressional Budget Office said immigration would add trillions to the U.S. economy by 2034.  —  LOADING  —  A “surge” of immigrants has boosted the U.S. economy recently and is projected …
Tom Perkins / The Guardian:
Chemicals from East Palestine derailment spread to 16 US states, data shows  —  Rain and snow samples from Wisconsin to Maine and North Carolina after crash show highest pH levels over last decade  —  Chemicals released during the East Palestine train wreck fires in February 2023 in Ohio …
Kim Tong-Hyung / Associated Press:
Russia and North Korea sign partnership deal that appears to be the strongest since the Cold War  —  In talks with Putin, Kim vows ‘full support’ for Russia in Ukraine  —  North Korean leader Kim welcomes Russia's Putin at official ceremony in Pyongyang  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin …
Caitlin Yilek / CBS News:
GOP senator blocks Democratic bill to ban bump stocks after Supreme Court ruling  —  Washington — A Republican senator blocked a Democratic-led attempt to pass legislation Tuesday that would have restored a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, an accessory that enables semi-automatic weapons to shoot …
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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
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Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Trump says business executives should be ‘fired for incompetence’ if they don't support him
 
 
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Bloomberg:
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Reuters:
French far-right leader Bardella backs Ukraine, but would not send long-range missiles
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Politico
Jason Beeferman / Politico:
Privately, she fundraises. Publicly, she's silent. Kathy Hochul's non-endorsement policy.
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Examiner
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Colleen Slevin / Associated Press:
The shooter who killed 5 at a Colorado LGBTQ+ club pleads guilty to 50 federal hate crimes