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4:10 PM ET, June 21, 2024


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Trump raised so much last month he erased Biden's cash advantage  —  Trump's fundraising while he was on trial in New York, punctuated in the final days when he was convicted, was enough to surpass the incumbent Democrat when it comes to campaign cash.  —  Former President Donald Trump's huge …
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Biden settles on a message against Trump: He's even worse than before
Discussion: RedState and Twitchy
New York Times:
Timothy Mellon, Secretive Donor, Gives $50 Million to Pro-Trump Group
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court upholds domestic violence gun restriction  —  The case was a test for how far the court's conservative majority is willing to go in backing gun rights following a major ruling in 2022.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal law that prohibits people subjected …
Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
Clarence Thomas Says Domestic Abusers Should Own Guns  —  BOOM  —  He wrote the lone dissent as the Supreme Court overwhelmingly upheld the constitutionality of a federal ban on gun ownership on Friday.  —  The Supreme Court on Friday overwhelmingly upheld the constitutionality of a federal ban …
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims
Judge Aileen Cannon pushes Trump's lawyer to defend claim that special counsel is part of a ‘shadow government’  —  Fort Pierce, Florida CNN —  One day after it was reported that two federal judges urged Judge Aileen Cannon not to oversee the classified documents case against Donald Trump …
Is Jack Smith's appointment constitutional?  Trump's Florida judge is set to decide.  —  A hearing starting Friday will delve into Trump's claim that the special counsel lacks authority.  —  Special counsel Jack Smith's case against Donald Trump for allegedly stealing national security secrets …
Hafiz Rashid / New Republic:
Roger Stone Seems to Imply Trump Totally Controls Judge Cannon
Washington Post:
Robert Winnett will not join The Post as editor  —  Robert Winnett, hired by Washington Post publisher William Lewis, faced questions about his U.K. work, including stories based on stolen records.  —  Robert Winnett, the British journalist recently tapped to become editor of The Washington Post later …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Newly named Washington Post editor decides not to take job after backlash, will stay in Britain  —  The Washington Post said Friday that newly named editor Robert Winnett has decided not to take the job and remain in Britain instead, another upheaval at a news outlet where a reorganization plan has gone disastrously wrong.
Lindsay Whitehurst / Associated Press:
Trump ally Bannon asks the Supreme Court to delay his 4-month prison sentence on contempt charges  —  Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, asked the Supreme Court on Friday to delay his prison sentence while he fights his convictions for defying a subpoena …
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Trump Media shares rise, pausing multi-day decline … Trump Media stock pared intraday losses Friday afternoon, pausing a weekslong slide for former President Donald Trump's tech and media company that accelerated earlier in the week.  —  The company behind Truth Social …
Discussion: Raw Story and New Republic
Edward Helmore / The Guardian:
Missouri attorney general to sue New York over Trump prosecutions  —  Andrew Bailey's lawsuit is part of series of actions against NY attorney general and Manhattan DA, who both secured Trump convictions  —  The Missouri attorney general, Andrew Bailey, has confirmed that he's suing the state …
Jake Offenhartz / Associated Press:
NY prosecutors urge judge to keep gag order blocking Trump from criticizing jurors who convicted him
Moira Donegan / The Guardian:
Rightwing cases built on made-up stories keep making it to the US supreme court  —  Again and again, the conservative movement promotes cases based on inaccuracies, falsehoods and outright deceptions  —  The first of many lies at the center of Moore v United States, the major tax case …
Rachel Oswald / National Press Club:
Club urges members to donate for Aubuchon winner's hospice care  —  The National Press Club is grieved to learn that freelance photojournalist Linda Tirado, the recipient of the Club's 2020 domestic John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, is dying and has entered hospice care as a result …
Discussion: NPR and CBS News, more at Mediagazer »
Stephen Robinson / Public Notice:
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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Change Healthcare confirms ransomware hackers stole medical records on a ‘substantial proportion’ of Americans  —  Change Healthcare has confirmed a February ransomware attack on its systems, which brought widespread disruption to the U.S. healthcare system for weeks, resulted in the theft …
Discussion: STAT, more at Techmeme »
New York Times:
Israeli Official Describes Secret Government Bid to Cement Control of West Bank  —  Israeli judges have long ruled that Israel's control of the territory is a temporary military occupation and complies with international law.  A powerful minister's recent speech, caught on tape, suggested the government is trying to change that.
Tarini Parti / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Is Pouring Millions Into a State Democrats Haven't Won Since 2008  —  Democratic incumbent faces steep challenges in North Carolina, but seeks alternative paths to 270 Electoral College votes  —  President Biden's re-election campaign is making a larger investment in North Carolina …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Michael LaRosa / New York Times:
How Marco Rubio Could Cost Biden the Election  —  Pennsylvania has been political ground zero in presidential elections for nearly a quarter-century, and 2024 will be no different.  Joe Biden carried his birth state by almost 82,000 votes in 2020, and will need to win it again this year.
Cara Tabachnick / CBS News:
2 killed, 8 wounded in mass shooting outside Arkansas grocery store  —  Two people were killed and eight wounded in a mass shooting Friday outside of a grocery store in Fordyce, Arkansas, state police said.  One law enforcement officer was among those wounded and has non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
US Food and Drug Administration:
FDA Authorizes Marketing of Four Menthol-Flavored E-Cigarette Products After Extensive Scientific Review  —  Authorization Includes Restrictions to Mitigate Youth Risk  —  For Immediate Release:  —  Following an extensive scientific review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized …
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Why isn't everyone giving presidential candidates $75 million?
Brian Beutler / Off Message:
Why Conceding To Lies About The Economy Is A Big Mistake
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
NBC News:
Trump is focused on Doug Burgum, JD Vance and Marco Rubio as his VP search enters the home stretch
Discussion: Fox News
Shelby Talcott / Semafor:
Will the Jan. 6 prisoner movement make it to the Republican National Convention stage?
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
U.S. will boost Ukraine's air defense by pausing exports to allies
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Fox News and others sign on to carry CNN's presidential debate
Discussion: USA Today and New Republic
 Earlier Items: 
Nidhi Sharma / NBC News:
A record-breaking number of mosquitoes are carrying West Nile virus around Las Vegas
Discussion: Nevada Current and Grist
Washington Post:
Supreme Court decides cases related to guns for domestic abusers and more
Oriana González / NOTUS:
Inside Democrats' Plans to Repeal the Comstock Act
New York Post:
GOP Michigan rep and gun-rights supporter Neil Friske accused of chasing a stripper while firing a gun

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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q2 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.8B, MAUs up 14% YoY to 626M, subscribers up 12% YoY to 246M, above est., and €266M operating income; SPOT jumps 12%+

Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast reports Peacock Q2 revenue up 28% YoY to $1B, and a $348M loss, down from $651M in Q2 2023; paying subs were up 38% YoY to 33M but down from 33.5M in Q1

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Though the UK's ICO says it's “disappointed” with Google's not deprecating third-party cookies, the regulator has only weakly enforced data protection laws

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