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11:35 PM ET, June 21, 2024


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Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
The Supreme Court Just Made an 8-1 Mad Dash Away From Clarence Thomas' Extremism  —  The Supreme Court upheld a federal law disarming domestic abusers on Friday, significantly narrowing a radical 2022 precedent in the process.  Its 8-1 ruling in U.S. v. Rahimi is a major victory for gun safety laws …
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court upholds domestic violence gun restriction
Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
Clarence Thomas Says Domestic Abusers Should Own Guns
John Fritze / CNN:
Supreme Court upholds law barring domestic abusers from owning guns in major Second Amendment ruling
Eric Neugeboren / The Nevada Independent:
Judge dismisses Nevada fake electors case over lack of jurisdiction  —  Judge Mary Kay Holthus ruled that Clark County was not an appropriate place to decide the case.  —  Courts Election 2020  —  A Clark County judge has dismissed the charges filed against the six Nevada Republicans …
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
Judge dismisses charges in Nevada fake electors case over venue question, attorney general to appeal  —  A judge in Las Vegas dismissed an indictment Friday against six Republicans accused of submitting certificates to Congress falsely declaring Donald Trump the winner of the state's 2020 …
Judge Cannon wants to know whether Merrick Garland is supervising Jack Smith  —  The judge in Donald Trump's classified documents case asked lawyers how much independence the special counsel has.  —  FORT PIERCE, Florida — The federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's classified documents …
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 …
Griffin Eckstein / Salon:
“Alarm bells about Obergefell”: Sotomayor pens blistering dissent on SCOTUS marriage attack  —  Sotomayor warned gay marriage could be next as her colleagues gutted a U.S. citizen's right to marry a non-citizen  —  Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor used her dissent in a case that struck …
Discussion: and FOX8 WGHP
Talia Jane / New Republic:
Sotomayor Issues Dire Warning on Supreme Court Ruling on Noncitizens … In a ruling delivered Friday, the Supreme Court decided 6-3 that U.S. citizens have no constitutional interest in their noncitizen spouses being able to enter the United States—despite the fact that a married person …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
The Daily Beast:
Trump Mega Donor Miriam Adelson Opens Up Cash Spigot  —  MONEY, MONEY, MONEY  —  After sitting out the Republican primary, the fifth-richest woman in America has given money to Trump and to House and Senate Republicans including Ted Cruz.  —  Republican mega-donor Miriam Adelson …
Trump raised so much last month he erased Biden's cash advantage
Olivia Rinaldi / CBS News:
Trump to campaign in Virginia after first presidential debate
Robert Reich:
60 years ago today, they murdered my protector  —  I've shared some of this with you, but today marks 60 years since it happened — when the Klan murdered my protector.  —  I was always the shortest kid in school, which made me an easy target for bullies.  To protect myself …
Josh Fiallo / The Daily Beast:
What the Hell Is Going on With the Supreme Court's Trump Ruling?  —  BEHIND THE SCENES  —  The court's deadline to release a decision is next Friday, June 28, but there are fears the conservative majority may have something more sinister up their sleeve.  —  The Supreme Court released …
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.
Michael Sainato / The Guardian:
‘Florida loves prison labor’: why most incarcerated people still work for free in the Sunshine state  —  Many prisoners clean toilets and prep food with no pay - as the state charges $50 a day for their incarceration  —  A $9bn food services company is using prisoners to make meals …
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
On the House Floor, Republicans Gag Mentions of Trump's Conviction  —  During official proceedings of the G.O.P.-controlled chamber, speaking about former President Donald J. Trump's felony conviction has been forbidden, while disparaging President Biden and Democrats is routine.
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
New York Times:
How Misleading Videos Are Trailing Biden as He Battles Age Doubts  —  A flurry of recent clips, many of them edited or lacking context, laid bare a major challenge for the president as he tries to persuade voters he has the energy for a second term.  —  President Biden has many adversaries in this year's election.
Discussion: HotAir, Associated Press and PolitiFact
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.
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
ObamaCare preventive care mandate to stay in place after court ruling  —  A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a Christian-owned business can't be compelled to cover preventive medications as is required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but it determined a Texas judge carried out an …
New York Times:
Bragg Asks Judge to Extend Trump's Gag Order, Citing Deluge of Threats  —  Donald J. Trump claims the order has unfairly restricted his free speech rights ahead of his sentencing on 34 felony counts.  He has nonetheless attacked the judge, prosecutor and justice system.
Jake Offenhartz / Associated Press:
NY prosecutors urge judge to keep gag order blocking Trump from criticizing jurors who convicted him
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 …
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 …
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press:
Amid GOP infighting, judge strips Ohio House speaker of control over Republican caucus campaign fund  —  A county judge stripped Republican Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens of his control over the GOP caucus' campaign fund on Friday, escalating intraparty tensions in the chamber headed into November's election.
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.
Stephen Starr / The Guardian:
US farmers turn towards Biden over Trump's past agricultural policies  —  A growing number of rural Americans now plan to vote for Biden, fearing Trump could cost farmers again  —  For two decades, Christopher Gibbs, a row crop and cattle farmer in Shelby county, Ohio, was an ardent Republican party member.
Owen Lavine / The Daily Beast:
Kyle Rittenhouse's Family: We're His Collateral Damage  —  ROGUE SON  —  The far-right darling is accused of leaving his mom and sister high and dry as they fight eviction.  —  Kyle Rittenhouse has been publicly dragged by his own family, who say the far-right darling left them high and dry …
Rolling Stone:
Trump's Not ‘Bluffing’: Inside the MAGA Efforts To Make a Second Term Even More Extreme  —  “Yes, we do really want to burn it all down,” a Republican close to Trump tells Rolling Stone … That's the message one close Trump adviser and former administration official …
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
DJT share price down nearly 50% since Trump guilty verdict … The stock price of Trump Media has nearly been cut in half in the roughly three weeks since a New York jury convicted the company's majority owner, former President Donald Trump, of criminal charges.
Discussion: New York Times and Yahoo Finance
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Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
A surprising winner in the Supreme Court gun ruling: Hunter Biden
Discussion: Raw Story
Nicole Friedman / Wall Street Journal:
Home Prices Hit a Record High
Discussion: IJR and Lewiston Sun Journal
Nick Niedzwiadek / Politico:
Teamsters' leader lands speaking slot at GOP convention
Kyle Sorbe / Senator Tina Smith:
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
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
Trump is focused on Doug Burgum, JD Vance and Marco Rubio as his VP search enters the home stretch
Discussion: Fox News
Chris Cameron / New York Times:
Trump Says He Would Give Green Cards to All Foreign College Students at Graduation
Lindsay Whitehurst / Associated Press:
Trump ally Bannon asks the Supreme Court to delay his 4-month prison sentence on contempt charges
Rachel Oswald / National Press Club:
Club urges members to donate for Aubuchon winner's hospice care
Discussion: NPR and CBS News, more at Mediagazer »
New York Post:
GOP Michigan rep and gun-rights supporter Neil Friske accused of chasing a stripper while firing a gun