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POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook: ‘Vote her in next, Massachusetts’ — $15 minimum wage, paid family leave ballot questions to be dropped — KENNEDY joins hunger strike

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‘Vote her in next, Massachusetts’ — $15 minimum wage, paid family leave ballot questions to be dropped — KENNEDY joins hunger strike

06/27/2018 07:17 AM EDT By Lauren Dezenski (ldezenski@politico.com; @LaurenDezenski) with Brent D. Griffiths (bgriffiths@politico.com; @BrentGriffiths) GOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS.
NY-14'S MASSACHUSETTS CONNECTION — A progressive woman of color, facing institutional opposition and a significant fundraising gap, wages a long-shot bid against a 10-term, scandal-free white male incumbent. Sounds a lot like Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley's campaign to unseat Rep. Michael Capuano in Massachusetts' 7th District, right? But those were the contours in New York's 14th District, where 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decisively defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary last night. There's even a Massachusetts connection to the winning campaign — Pressley sent her field director to work on GOTV for Ocasio-Cortez in the last wee…

RSN: William Boardman | Trump Isn't The Problem, He's the Manifestation of America's Id

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24 June 18 AM It's Live on the HomePage Now:
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William Boardman, Reader Supported News
Boardman writes: "In an apparently deliberate exercise of hatred and bigotry, the Trump administration is committing crimes against humanity."
READ MORE The Supreme Court Just Put a Ding in the Surveillance State
Cristian Farias, New York Magazine
Farias writes: "In 2014, Chief Justice John Roberts drew praise from every corner when he led a near-unanimous Supreme Court to rule that it's unconstitutional for the government to rummage through a smartphone without first obtain…

RSN: Garrison Keillor | A Good Vacation, Now Time to Head Home

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Reader Supported News Garrison Keillor | A Good Vacation, Now Time to Head Home 

Garrison Keillor, Garrison Keillor's Website
Keillor writes: "I missed out on the week our failing president, Borderline Boy, got depantsed by the news coverage of crying children he'd thrown into federal custody and a day later he ran up the white flag with another of his executive exclamations, meanwhile the Chinese are quietly tying his shoelaces together."
READ MORE Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban
By Ariane de Vogue and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN
Excerpt: "The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's travel ban. The ruling was 5-4 along partisan lines, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority."
READ MORE Reality Winner Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified Report to News Outlet
Associated Press
Excerpt: "A woman accused of leaking US secrets to a news outlet pleaded guilty Tuesday in fe…

RSN: Juan Cole | Warning to US: Erdogan Has Used Same Techniques as Trump to De-Democratize Turkey

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Reader Supported News FOCUS: Juan Cole | Warning to US: Erdogan Has Used Same Techniques as Trump to De-Democratize Turkey 

Juan Cole, Informed Comment
Cole writes: "Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, began his legitimate political career at the turn of this century with a push for more political pluralism in a Turkey that had long been dominated by an elite, secular military."
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RSN: Sy Hersh: I Knew Richard Nixon Beat His Wife in 1974, but Did Not Report the Story

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Reader Supported News FOCUS | Sy Hersh: I Knew Richard Nixon Beat His Wife in 1974, but Did Not Report the Story 

Democracy Now!
Excerpt: "'Well, I figured if Nixon - if it had been one of those days and Nixon wanted to punch out Pat, he went looking for her and couldn't find her, then bombed Cambodia instead, I got a story.'"
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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW|NEWSSotomayor, in Dissent, Takes On Trump Travel Ban Tweets By Ellis Kim The majority and dissenting opinions revealed a rift on the bench over how much the president's pre- and post-inauguration... Read More
INTERNATIONAL LAW|COMMENTARYThe Surprising News About the GDPR for U.S. Law Firms By Vince Neicho