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4:55 PM ET, June 23, 2024


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Disappointment and ‘depression’: Biden's biggest fundraisers watch their advantage vanish  —  Joe Biden's allies are bracing after Donald Trump erased the president's financial edge.  —  Joe Biden's campaign planned to bury Donald Trump in an avalanche of cash.
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.
Al Weaver / The Hill:
Republicans urge Trump to avoid 2020 debate pitfalls: 'Don't take the bait'  —  Senate Republicans are urging former President Trump to avoid a repeat of his much-maligned debate performance against President Biden four years ago when the two meet onstage Thursday for a pivotal moment in their rematch.
Discussion: Newsbusters and Daily Kos
NBC News:
Biden campaign lays out debate week strategy in new memo  —  The Biden campaign is gearing up for more than 1,000 events in the lead-up to Thursday's debate, according to a memo shared first with NBC News.  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden campaign and its allies plan to hold 1,600 events and run …
Althea Legaspi / Rolling Stone:
Donald Trump Proposes Migrant ‘Fight League’ During Bonkers Rally Speech  —  The presumptive GOP presidential nominee touted the dehumanizing idea at a Faith & Freedom Coalition event and at a Pennsylvania rally … Trump hit his usual marks, from attacking migrants and border complaints …
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Let's see if a debate can change the trajectory of voter sentiment
Discussion: Daily Kos and Wall Street Journal
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: House Dems try to make post-Dobbs comments haunt GOP … - The lawmakers targeted by the five-figure buy: Reps. Michelle Steel (R-Calif.), Nick LaLota (R-N.Y.), Brandon Williams (R-N.Y.), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-Ore.) and Scott Perry (R-Pa.).  — “Over the next five months …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jasmine Baehr / Fox Business:
Trump drops $500 tip at Philly cheesesteak restaurant as possible VP name is floated in crowd interaction  —  The former president has campaigned recently to end taxation on tips for those in the service industries  —  Former President Trump made an unexpected campaign stop Saturday at Tony …
Discussion: Breitbart and RedState
New York Times:
Michael Flynn Has Turned His Trump-World Celebrity Into a Family Business … Many of Donald J. Trump's allies have tried to turn political fame into private income.  Few have done it on the scale that Michael T. Flynn has.Sam Hodgson for The New York Times
Associated Press:
Former first lady Melania Trump stays out of the public eye as Donald Trump runs for president  —  After Melania Trump missed key events in her husband's presidential bid earlier this year — from the kickoff of the 2024 election in Iowa to Donald Trump's Super Tuesday victory party …
The Times of Israel:
Netanyahu says US arms supplies fell away 4 months ago; he went public as last resort  —  At cabinet meeting, PM alleges ‘dramatic drop’ in weapons shipments, says he only spoke out after months of quiet efforts failed to solve problem; hopes it will be resolved soon
Natalie Andrews / Wall Street Journal:
Matt Gaetz Hits the Road to Reshape the Republican Party  —  Florida lawmaker wants colleagues who can ‘end the wars, shut the border, reduce the spending’  —  FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.—Eight months after plunging the Republican Party into a deep crisis, Rep. Matt Gaetz says he doesn't want to divide the GOP.
Conservatives rock race to replace McConnell with hardline push  —  Democrats once nicknamed Mitch McConnell the “Grim Reaper” for killing their bills.  Conservatives say the next Senate GOP leader needs to go further.  —  Senate conservatives have a list of early demands for anyone who wants …
Discussion: Raw Story
CBS News:
Transcript: New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on “Face the Nation,” June 23, 2024  —  The following is a transcript of an interview with New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, on “Face the Nation” that aired on June 23, 2024.  —  MARGARET BRENNAN: And we turn now to New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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CBS News:
America's new generation gap: Young voters say they'll inherit a more challenging world. But will they vote in it?
Discussion: The Hill
David Smith / The Guardian:
In Trump we trust: religious right on crusade to make their man president
Discussion: Raw Story
Nguyen Xuan Quynh / Bloomberg:
US, Vietnam Discuss Boosting Cooperation in Wake of Putin Visit
Discussion: Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Mathew Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Trump ‘Tiny Hands’ Joke Rules Out VP Contender: Ex-Aide
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Trump campaign seeks to head off convention revolt from its right flank
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo and Raw Story
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Here's How Biden Could Rattle Trump in Their First Debate
Discussion: Althouse