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2:40 PM ET, May 20, 2016


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Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Sanders, Defiant on the Stump, Quietly Reassures Democrats on Unity  —  Some Democrats worry the underdog's aggressive campaign risks party unity and plays into Donald Trump's hands.  —  As tensions were escalating between Bernie Sanders and Democratic Party leaders over the chaos caused …
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Clinton fury with Sanders grows  —  is growing in ClintonWorld.  —  In public, Clinton aides and allies have kept their anger checked, decrying the rowdy outbursts at Nevada's state convention last weekend but saying they believe Sanders will ultimately do the right thing by helping to unite the Democratic Party.
Shiksappeal / shiksappeal speaks:
“Berned” by Bernie Sanders  —  Last fall, a fellow disability activist and close friend of mine introduced me to Bernie Sanders.  From the moment I first heard his platform, I was hooked.  After living abroad several years in a country with socialized medicine and heavily subsidized education …
Discussion: Shakesville
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession  —  In an attempt to head off an ugly conflict at its convention this summer, the Democratic National Committee plans to offer a concession to Sen. Bernie Sanders — seats on a key convention platform committee — but it may not be enough to stop Sanders …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
SENATOR BOXER Claims Bernie Supporters Made Her Fear for Her Life: “It Was Scary” (VIDEO)
Discussion: CNN and The Federalist Papers
CBS News:
CBS/NYT national poll: Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump narrows
Jonathan Tasini / CNN:   Mr. President, we need a new DNC chair
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
A Federal Judge Just Ordered A Dox Attack Against 100,000 Innocent People  —  A federal judge with a history of anti-immigrant sentiment ordered the federal government to turn over the names, addresses and “all available contact information” of over 100,000 immigrants living within the United States.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Zoe Tillman / National Law Journal:
Texas Judge Blasts Justice Department Lawyers for Conduct in Immigration Case
Discussion: Hot Air, Above the Law and Slantpoint
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP elite line up behind Donald Trump  —  The Never Trump moment is over.  —  While a small group of Republicans has wrung its hands raw over the choice between the GOP's nominee and Hillary Clinton, the party's firmament - social and intellectual conservatives, the lobbyist and donor class …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Bill Clinton: I ‘felt bad’ for Kevin McCarthy
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: Maybe Hillary wants to ‘keep her eye’ on Bill
New York Times:
Stop the Polling Insanity  —  OVER the past few weeks, cable news networks and other media sites have trumpeted wild fluctuations and surprising results in polling on the presumed general-election matchup between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton.  —  The Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll showed …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Obama's War on Inequality
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Trump once revealed his income tax returns.  They showed he didn't pay a cent. … The last time information from Donald Trump's income-tax returns was made public, the bottom line was striking: He had paid the federal government $0 in income taxes.  —  The disclosure, in a 1981 report …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Repeatedly Told Trump U There Was No Bubble Months Before Housing Collapse  —  “They are not just talking heads or book smart academics, they have decades of hands on experience and all three of them take the bubble talk with a pinch of salt.”  —  Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Discussion: Political Wire
Todd Starnes / Fox News:
College boots ex-Delta Force hero after complaint from LGBT activists  —  Jerry Boykin is the kind of man you'd want teaching your sons - a good and decent man, an honorable man - a Christian man.  —  For the past nine years the retired lieutenant general has taught leadership and ethics …
Heide Brandes / Reuters:
Oklahoma introduces measure to impeach Obama over bathroom rights  —  Oklahoma's Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment over his administration's recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING: Hillary Campaign Accused of Mass Cheating in Kentucky Primary- 4,000 Votes Scratched to Give Hillary Win  —  According to several reports the Hillary Clinton Campaign cheated in order to give her the win in Kentucky.  —  In Pike County Kentucky, card readers reportedly malfunctioned and votes were fully erased.
Discussion: RADAR, The Horn News and Joe Hoft
Terry Spencer / Associated Press:
Nile crocodiles slither into South Florida  —  Move aside Burmese python, Florida's ecosystem has a new boss at the top of the food chain, it's the Nile Crocodile.  Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed three of the crocodiles captured in the Everglades are actually …
Donna Abu-Nasr / Bloomberg:
Suspicious Eyes and Shut Mosques Show Anger at Brussels Muslims  —  “Integration for me is the Kalashnikov of modern times”  —  For Hassan Rahali and Hassan Beqqada, it's the looks they get on the street or subway.  —  Both men are councilors in Muslim neighborhoods of Brussels …
Keli Goff / The Daily Beast:
Why Hillary's Going to Have a Hard Time Playing the Woman Card Against Trump  —  Expectations of Trump are so low that he almost can't be hurt by Hillary Clinton ‘playing the womam card.’  —  This week, thanks to a widely touted New York Times piece, we learned more about Donald Trump's history with women.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Here's The Audio Of Trump Discussing Blacks Vs. Whites “Apprentice”  —  NBC, Trump said, wasn't happy with the idea.  —  —  In early 2005, Donald Trump explained to radio host Howard Stern that he had considered hosting a version of his show The Apprentice pitting black contestants vs. white ones.
Sarah Grant / Rolling Stone:
Original Beastie Boys Member John Berry Dead at 52  —  Beastie Boys credit guitarist for coming up with the band's name  —  John Berry, an original member of hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts.  He was 52.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Trump: 'Who the hell cares if there's a trade war?' … Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  —  shot down critics of his strategy to prevent American companies from outsourcing, brushing off the idea of a trade war.  —  Trump touted his proposal for a 35 percent tariff …
Discussion: and Daily Wire
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Kim Davis: Gays Were Trying To Shove The Supreme Court Ruling ‘Down My Throat And Make Me Eat It For My Dinner’  —  On the latest episode of “Truths That Transform” from D. James Kennedy Ministries, the organization's president, Frank Wright, interviewed Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis …
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Raw Story
Christopher Mele / New York Times:
‘America Was Never Great’ Hat Leads to Death Threats  —  A Staten Island woman who supports Senator Bernie Sanders said she received death threats after photos of her wearing a cap with the message “America Was Never Great” were posted widely on social media.
Discussion: Right and Scripting News
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
When Will the Internet Be Safe for Women?  —  The 911 call came in just before 10 o'clock on a Sunday night.  The voice on the other end of the line was unnerving—it sounded automated, like a computer.  This was odd, but there was no time to waste: Something terrible was reportedly unfolding …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Latinos favor Clinton over Trump by 39-point margin, Fox News Latino poll finds  —  With less than six months to go before the presidential elections, Latinos overwhelmingly support Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to a Fox News Latino poll released on Friday.
Kelen M / Infowars:
Angry Mob Surrounds Trump Supporter  —  New Jersey Trump protesters spew the typical “racist”, “sexist” talking points  —  An angry mob of Bernie and Hillary supporters surrounded a Trump supporter in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and showed just how little they know about the world.
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Lois Weiss / New York Post:
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Kristina Rebelo / New York Times:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: naked capitalism and Here & Now
Jenni Marsh / CNN:
Is this the world's most Instagrammed coffee?
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Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
College students run crying to Daddy Administrator
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 Earlier Items: 
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Trump mocks Christie's weight at fundraiser: ‘No more Oreos’
Discussion: Shakesville and AOL
Shawnmcginnis / KTLA:
Ohio Trooper Pulls Trapped Infant From Car After Fiery Crash Caught on Dash Cam Video
Discussion: WNEP-TV
New York Times:
G.O.P. Donors Shift Focus From Top of Ticket to Senate Races
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
GOP lawmakers unveil ObamaCare replacement bill
Discussion: Balloon Juice
ABC News:
Anchor Jorge Ramos Tossed From Donald Trump Event
Discussion: Washington Post