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12:15 AM ET, May 19, 2016

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Jill Colvin / U.S. ELECTIONS:
Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks  —  JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House.
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Donald J Trump for President:
DONALD J. TRUMP RELEASES LIST OF POTENTIAL UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT JUSTICES  —  (New York, NY) May 18, 2016 - Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court.
Christine Rousselle / Townhall.com:
Here's Who Donald Trump Would Put On The Supreme Court  —  Donald Trump has released a list of 11 people who he would nominate to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia's death if he is elected this November.  Trump promised in March to eventually release a list of names.
Leon H. Wolf / RedState:
Trump's SCOTUS List is Meaningless because the Word of a Pathological Liar is Worthless
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and The Resurgent
John Yoo / National Review:
Trump's Judicial Appoints List Is Filled with Outstanding Conservatives
Discussion: Power Line
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Trump's Proposed SCOTUS Nominee Sure Seems to Mock Him a Lot on Twitter
Discussion: LawNewz
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump unveils his potential Supreme Court nominees
Discussion: Forbes and The American Spectator
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Trump tops Clinton, both seen as deeply flawed candidates  —  Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to a new Fox News Poll that also finds majorities of voters feel both frontrunners lack strong moral values and will say anything to get elected.
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Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics:
Cenk Uygur: “CNN Never Showed You” What Really Happened At Nevada Dem Convention  —  The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur explains how CNN exposed its pro-Clinton bias this weekend.  —  “You're so biased you don't even see it,” he said about the hosts of the news network.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Bernie Sanders accepts Fox News debate invitation  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders has accepted a Fox News invitation for a Democratic debate in California, the Sanders campaign announced on Wednesday.  —  “Both campaigns have been invited by Fox News to a debate.  We have told the network …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Liberal allies turning on Bernie Sanders after Nevada donnybrook
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Dying GOP Senator Apologizes to Muslims for Donald Trump  —  Bob Bennett spent his last days letting Muslims know how sorry he was that an Islamophobe had become his party's all-but-certain nominee.  —  Former GOP senator Bob Bennett lay partially paralyzed in his bed on the fourth floor of the George Washington University Hospital.
Discussion: Washington Times and Raw Story
Nick Gass / Politico:
Donald Trump accuses Bill Clinton of rape  —  The allegations raised against Donald Trump in a recent New York Times article are nothing compared to the Clintons' history, the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview with Fox News' “Hannity” aired Wednesday night.
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Betsy McCaughey / New York Post:
The Clintons are hitting the big screen (kind of)
Discussion: Betsy's Page and TPNN
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Trump's appeal stretches to suburbs that had been trending blue  —  DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — At the Bucks County Democrats' first meeting since the April 26 Pennsylvania primary, one worry dominated: Donald Trump had done better than expected in this blue-leaning exurban expanse north and east of Philadelphia.
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Associated Press:
Ex-governor: More ugly women than attractive women in US
Discussion: Washington Post
CNN:
Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate  —  Washington (CNN)Mitt Romney won't launch a third-party presidential campaign of his own and has stopped trying to recruit somebody else to do it.  —  The 2012 Republican nominee had attempted to recruit a challenger to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
How I Acted Like A Pundit And Screwed Up On Donald Trump  —  Since Donald Trump effectively wrapped up the Republican nomination this month, I've seen a lot of critical self-assessments from empirically minded journalists — FiveThirtyEight included, twice over — about what they got wrong on Trump.
Robert Kagan / Washington Post:
This is how fascism comes to America  —  Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing columnist for The Post.  —  The Republican Party's attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic.
Arturo Garcia / Raw Story:
D.C. security guard arrested for blocking trans woman from using womens' restroom  —  A security guard was arrested on Wednesday after harassing a trans woman trying to use the womens' restroom inside a Washington D.C. grocery store, WRC-TV reported.  —  The unidentified guard was charged …
Ben Oldach / WHOTV:
School Mourns 13-Year-Old Killed Tragically in Hammock  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — A Catholic school is falling on their faith after one of their classmates was tragically killed over the weekend.  —  Peri Sagun, 13, was on a hammock at her Des Moines home on Saturday.
Discussion: KTLA, FOX31 Denver, WCMH-TV, WNEP-TV and KFOR-TV
Tessa Stuart / Rolling Stone:
Pro-Bernie Trolls on Why They Harassed Nevada's Democratic Chair  —  Here's what several men had to say for themselves after threatening Roberta Lange and calling her a “b-tch”  —  Democrats have been in a froth this week in the aftermath of Saturday's contentious, and at times violent, Nevada state convention.
Discussion: Mediaite and Lawyers, Guns & Money
John Paul Tasker / CBC News:
Trudeau accused of ‘manhandling’ Conservative, elbowing NDP MP in House uproar  —  ‘There is not a parallel in contemporary Canadian history,’ NDP House leader says following Commons uproar  —  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was accused of “manhandling” Opposition whip Gord Brown …
Claudia Koerner / BuzzFeed:
EgyptAir Flight Carrying 69 People Disappears From Radar  —  Developing: The flight, traveling from Paris to Cairo, disappeared from radar in the early hours of Thursday, the airline said.  —  An EgyptAir flight carrying 59 passengers and 10 crew disappeared from radar early Thursday.
Discussion: The Week
Robert Draper / New York Times:
Mr. Trump's Wild Ride  —  Down the homestretch with the impossible nominee.  —  'H  —  ave you seen the latest polls?  I'm beating Hillary.  Donald Trump was on the phone with a man he had never met, a Republican delegate in Pennsylvania.  It was May 2, one day before the Indiana primary election …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Trump's business booms as he runs for president, financial disclosures show  —  Business has boomed in Donald Trump's financial empire during the time he has run for president, according to an analysis of his federal disclosure forms.  —  The documents, including a lengthy filing released Wednesday …
Courtney Kube / NBC News:
Chinese Intercept U.S. Military Spy Plane Over South China Sea  —  Two Chinese military aircraft intercepted a U.S. military reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea Tuesday.  —  Defense Department spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza said that the U.S. maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft …
Colin Wilhelm / Politico:
Ryan strikes Puerto Rico debt deal with Obama administration  —  Speaker Paul Ryan has reached a tentative deal with the Treasury Department on a rescue package to ease Puerto Rico's debt crisis, according to House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop, who has been leading negotiations.
Discussion: New York Magazine
 
 
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