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12:45 PM ET, June 22, 2024


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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.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Chas Danner / New York Magazine:
Who Is on Donald Trump's Revenge List?  —  One of the central themes of Donald Trump's 2024 presidential campaign has been the desire for vengeance against those who he believes have done him and the country wrong.  “I am your retribution,” has become a staple of his stump speech, and it's not just rhetoric.
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 …
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: Slate, Advocate and
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 …
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.
Texas Congressman Won't Stop Wearing Combat Infantryman Badge that Was Revoked  —  More than a month after a news report revealed that the Combat Infantryman Badge Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, wears on his lapel was revoked since he was never eligible for the award to begin with, the congressman refuses to take the pin off.
Patrick Svitek / Washington Post:
Pro-Ted Cruz group draws scrutiny for receiving money from his podcast's company  —  Campaign finance experts have questioned whether the arrangement runs afoul of a ban on candidates directing money to super PACs that can raise unlimited amounts of money.  —  A super PAC supporting …
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 …
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
Wall Street Journal:
Biden vs. Trump: Will the First 2024 Debate Jolt the Race?  —  Is the election a choice between the two, or purely a referendum on the president?
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Axios
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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Maria DeVito / The Columbus Dispatch:
Upside-down American flag flying outside Etna Township trustee's home angers local vets
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Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press:
Amid GOP infighting, judge strips Ohio House speaker of control over Republican caucus campaign fund
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
A surprising winner in the Supreme Court gun ruling: Hunter Biden
Stephen Starr / The Guardian:
US farmers turn towards Biden over Trump's past agricultural policies
Nicole Friedman / Wall Street Journal:
Home Prices Hit a Record High
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Nick Niedzwiadek / Politico:
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Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
On the House Floor, Republicans Gag Mentions of Trump's Conviction
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Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
The Supreme Court Just Made an 8-1 Mad Dash Away From Clarence Thomas' Extremism
Cara Tabachnick / CBS News:
2 killed, 8 wounded in mass shooting outside Arkansas grocery store
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