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NBC News:
Two hours after mocking Arizona's Attorney General, Rudy Giuliani is served at his own birthday party  —  The announcement came shortly after Giuliani posted a photo taunting the Arizona AG  —  PHOENIX — Arizona's Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes on Friday announced that Rudy Giuliani …
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Lydia Moynihan / New York Post:
Rudy Giuliani served with Arizona ‘fake electors’ indictment during 80th birthday bash in Palm Beach  —  Rudy Giuliani's 80th birthday bash in Palm Beach was stormed “like it was Normandy” as the former New York City mayor was served with notice of his Arizona indictment, sources told The Post.
CNN:
CNN political commentator Alice Stewart dies  —  Alice Stewart, a veteran political adviser and CNN political commentator who worked on several GOP presidential campaigns, has died.  She was 58.  —  Law enforcement officials told CNN that Stewart's body was found outdoors in the Bellevue neighborhood …
Politico:
Playbook: Trump — and Fox — strike back in the debate wars  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUDY — “Rudy Giuliani served with Arizona ‘fake electors’ indictment during 80th birthday bash in Palm Beach,” …
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NBC News:
‘No more games’: Biden rejects additional debates against Trump
Talia Jane / New Republic:
AOC Reveals Darker Intentions Behind MTG Hearing Chaos  —  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed Friday that the GOP-led House Oversight Committee abdicated normal procedures after the panel devolved into mudslinging, sparked by a characteristically bizarre outburst by Marjorie Taylor Greene.
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Eliav Breuer / Jerusalem Post:
Gantz to Netanyahu: If you don't change course by June 8 we will withdraw from the government  —  Israeli Minister Gantz sets June 8 deadline for Gaza plan.  Threatens to exit government if demands unmet.  Netanyahu office responds with ultimatums.  —  In a move likely to aggravate political tension …
Jessica Piper / Politico:
Unpacking the presidential money machines  —  A POLITICO analysis of campaign finance filings shows clear contrasts between Trump's and Biden's sprawling political operations.  —  Donald Trump's political operation had a startling weakness as the general election kicked off this year …
Discussion: Raw Story
Rolling Stone:
Trump Plans to Reward Peter Navarro for Going to Jail Instead of Being a ‘Rat’  —  Trump wants to pardon Peter Navarro and give him a job after he went to jail for refusing to comply with the Jan. 6 congressional investigation  —  FORMER TRUMP WHITE House aide Peter Navarro was sent …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Chelsea Brasted / Axios:
Louisiana set to become 1st state requiring 10 Commandments be posted in schools  —  Louisiana is poised to become the first state requiring display of the Ten Commandments at all schools that receive public funding, including colleges and universities.
Politico:
Trump is eager to prove Florida is his kingdom — by anointing DeSantis' successor  —  Trump famously helped Gov. Ron DeSantis six years ago, and seems itching to reprise the role of kingmaker after his own election.  —  MIAMI — Ron DeSantis has more than two years left as Florida governor.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Justice Sam Alito Blames His Wife for Flying a Very Sedition-y Flag Outside Their House in 2021  —  Seems like a great thing for someone who is currently deliberating the concept of sweeping presidential immunity to have lying around.  —  Sometimes, there is no place else to go except deep …
Gabriel Gavin / Politico:
Georgia president vetoes ‘foreign agent’ law  —  Governing Georgian Dream party can still force the controversial legislation through parliament.  —  TBILISI — The Georgian government's plans to brand Western-funded NGOs, media outlets and campaign groups as “foreign agents” …
Brian Bennett / TIME:
Biden Likens MAGA Movement to Segregationists in Speech to NAACP  —  President Biden drew a parallel on Friday between Donald Trump “and his MAGA Republican allies” and segregationists in the 1950s who tried to prevent Black and white Americans from going to school together.
Wall Street Journal:
Rich, Loyal and Good Looking: Why Little-Known Doug Burgum Is in Trump's VP Mix  —  The presumptive Republican nominee likes North Dakota's governor—and his rich friends  —  WASHINGTON—As court adjourned for lunch Tuesday in Donald Trump's hush-money trial, the former president's lawyers …
Discussion: Washington Post, New York Times and IJR
 
 
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Nick Mourtoupalas / Washington Post:
Biden has installed the most non-White judges of any president
Fox News:
Biden's plan to admit Gazans to US could backfire: ‘Brainwashed by Hamas,’ expert warns
Discussion: Power Line
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Eric Lipton / New York Times:
New Star Wars Plan: Pentagon Rushes to Counter Threats in Orbit
Discussion: Gizmodo
Slate:
Alito's Explanation for the Upside-Down American Flag Honestly Makes It Worse
Ryan Hernández / NOTUS:
Senior Mike Johnson Staffer Resigns Over Behavioral Complaints
Discussion: Breitbart
 

 
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Sam Altman / @sama:
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Steven Levy / Wired:
Despite some skeptics claiming that AI is an industry-wide delusion, last week's demos from OpenAI and Google show that the rate of AI progress is not slowing

Ben Cohen / Wall Street Journal:
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