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President Obama injected himself into this year's campaign for the White House today with an angry attack on Donald Trump. He ranged from this weekend's attack on an Orlando nightclub to success in the campaign against ISIS.

Also, the shooter's background emerges in the terror investigation. Later on the program, how "net neutrality" has been saved, why it matters and what might happen next.

Photo: Saul Gonzalez

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Gideon Brower
Evan George

Shooter's Background Emerges in Terror Investigation 6 MIN, 30 SEC

President Obama said today that the US is making progress against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. He said ISIS has lost a lot of ground and that air strikes have taken out many of its leaders. Part of his statement included a description of Sunday morning attack on the Pulse club in Orlando as one of many "small actors" who are hard to detect. "He appears to have been an angry, disturbed, unstable young man who became radicalized." Julie Brown of the Miami Herald reports on what we’re learning about Omar Mateen.

Guests:
Julie Brown, Miami Herald (@jknipebrown)

More:
Brown on Obama, the FBI and the Orlando shooter

The Atrocity in Orlando and the Presidential Campaign 34 MIN, 2 SEC

An angry President Obama today denounced “the presumptive Republican nominee,” making no secret he was talking about Donald Trump. He denounced Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration, and scoffed at the idea that using the phrase “Islamic Extremism” would make any difference. He called the shooter at the Pulse club in Orlando one of many “small actors” who “only have to be right once” while similar attacks are being prevented.

What are the administration and law enforcement doing to prevent attacks like the one in Orlando?  Does language really matter?  

Guests:
Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post (@eilperin)
James Fallows, Atlantic magazine (@JamesFallows)
Barney Frank, former Congressman (D-MA) (@BarneyFrank)
Steve Clemons, New America Foundation / The Atlantic (@SCClemons)

Breaking The News

James Fallows

Court OK's "Net Neutrality" Treating Internet as a Utility 9 MIN, 14 SEC

Today a federal court upheld so-called Open Internet rules, also called "net neutrality." Two years ago, John Oliver of HBO's Last Week offered a clear explanation of what that means.

For a more sober account today's decision, we turn to Brendan Sasso, who covers technology for National Journal, and Columbia University law professor Tim Wu, who coined the phrase "net neutrality" and is the author of The Master Switch.

Guests:
Brendan Sasso, National Journal (@BrendanSasso)
Tim Wu, Columbia University

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