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9:45 AM ET, June 23, 2024


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Trump floats UFC-style migrant league amid border crisis  —  At the Faith & Freedom Coalition gathering in Washington, D.C., Trump called migrants “tough people” who could beat the country's best fighters.  —  Former President Donald Trump suggested in two speeches Saturday that migrants coming …
Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
Trump tries some debate prep on the campaign trail  —  Over the course of nearly 90 minutes, Trump kept coming back to talking about Thursday's debate in Atlanta.  —  Donald Trump might be eschewing formal preparations for Thursday's debate — but that doesn't mean he isn't thinking about it.
New York Times:
For Biden and Trump, a Debate Rematch With Even Greater Risks and Rewards  —  The matchup on Thursday will be the earliest presidential debate in American history, and any potential missteps could linger for weeks or months.  —  The debate between President Biden and former President Donald J. Trump …
Greg Sargent / New Republic:
Trump Just Revealed How He'll Attack Biden at Debate—and It's Vile  —  You can't say you weren't warned: At the upcoming presidential debate on June 27, Donald Trump plans to highlight a handful of horrific murders—allegedly by undocumented migrants—and blame them on President Biden.
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Here's How Biden Could Rattle Trump in Their First Debate  —  My opponent likes to pose as a tough guy.  But where I come from—and it may be old-fashioned—if you lose, you take the hit.  You don't whine and cry about it and blame everybody else.  You take responsibility, you move on.
Washington Post:
Trump campaign seeks to head off convention revolt from its right flank  —  Aides scrambled to foil a plot to throw the nominating process into chaos as suspicions abound about potentially disloyal delegates.  —  PHOENIX — Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention gathered …
Discussion: Raw Story, and NBC News
Chas Danner / New York Magazine:
Who Is on Donald Trump's Revenge List?
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Mathew Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Trump ‘Tiny Hands’ Joke Rules Out VP Contender: Ex-Aide  —  Anthony Scaramucci said that Donald Trump will pick “a white guy” to be his running mate.  —  FREE SPEECH?  —  Attendees of a May 31 panel on antisemitism at a Columbia University alumni event captured pictures of texts …
Discussion: Raw Story
Nguyen Xuan Quynh / Bloomberg:
US, Vietnam Discuss Boosting Cooperation in Wake of Putin Visit  —  The US and Vietnam discussed ways to develop their strategic partnership, according to a statement from the Hanoi government, in a meeting that follows a visit to the Southeast Asian nation last week by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Discussion: Associated Press
David Smith / The Guardian:
In Trump we trust: religious right on crusade to make their man president  —  America's evangelicals sense a chance to impose a radical agenda and resist what they see as a tide of liberal secularism  —  God's army is on the march.  And many of its foot soldiers are wearing …
Discussion: Raw Story
Kyle Morris / Fox News:
Biden DHS docs suggested Trump supporters, military and religious people are likely violent terror threats  —  Internal documents show that the board suggested ‘most of the Domestic Terrorism threat’ in the U.S. comes from Trump supporters  —  Join Fox News for access to this content
S.V. Date / HuffPost:
Florida Dems Hope Fourth Time Is A Charm Against Rick Scott And His Bank Account  —  The U.S. senator and former governor has won all three of his statewide races, but never by more than a single percentage point.  —  TAMPA, Fla. — As Democrats gear up for yet another run …
Discussion: WFLA-TV
New York Times:
Bowman, in Fight for His Political Life, Embraces the Left's Star Power  —  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders rallied with Jamaal Bowman on Saturday, three days before the primary on Tuesday.  —  He cracked jokes on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” …
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:
DeSantis Vetoes All Arts Grants in Florida  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis gave no explanation for zeroing out the $32 million in grants that were approved by state lawmakers.  —  For the past 10 days, Richard Russell has been rattled, poring over budgets and working the phones in an attempt to limit …
Discussion: Twitchy and Florida Politics
Trump keeps flip-flopping his policy positions after meeting with rich people  —  Top CEOs were seen nodding their heads when Trump talked about finding ways to keep American-educated talent at home.  —  Donald Trump privately hinted at a shift in immigration policy at a Business Roundtable meeting last week.
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