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9:10 PM ET, May 24, 2016

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David Brooks / New York Times:
Why Is Clinton Disliked?  —  I understand why Donald Trump is so unpopular.  He earned it the old-fashioned way, by being obnoxious, insulting and offensive.  But why is Hillary Clinton so unpopular?  —  She is, at the moment, just as unpopular as Trump.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Trumpian Song of Sexual Violence  —  As I mentioned yesterday, the three big networks and in fact the major national dailies continue to blast out Donald Trump's charges that Hillary Clinton's husband raped or assaulted other women.  And yet, CNN, MSNBC, let alone Fox refuse to discuss …
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Kenneth Starr, Who Tried to Bury Bill Clinton, Now Only Praises Him
Michael Brendan Dougherty / The Week:
Why ‘Crooked Hillary’ is likely to stick
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Four months later, Donald Trump says he gave $1 million to veterans group  —  Almost four months after saying he would give $1 million of his own money to veterans' causes, Republican candidate Donald Trump moved to fulfill that pledge on Monday evening — promising the entire sum to a single charity.
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Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Trump's Campaign Manager Drops Hint About VP  —  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has long said he would likely pick a “political person” with government experience as his running mate.  —  But appearing Tuesday on “CBS This Morning,” Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski got a little bit more specific.
Discussion: TPNN and Independent Journal …
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Clinton has a new weapon against Trump: Elizabeth Warren  —  COMMERCE, Calif. — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has a new partner in her battle against Donald Trump: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who gave a speech Tuesday mirroring Clinton's own talking points accusing Trump of profiting from the housing crash of 2008.
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Ashley Feinberg / Gawker:
Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave?  A Gawker Investigation  —  Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has generated an unceasing torrent of press attention that some estimate to be worth roughly $2 billion.  Yet the central mystery at the very core of his persona …
Richard Fry / Pew Research Center's Social …:
For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds  —  Young Adults' Living Arrangements  —  For the first time since 1880, Americans ages 18 to 34 are more likely to be living with their parent(s) than in a household shared with a spouse or partner.
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Drew DeSilver / Pew Research Center:
In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents
Discussion: AOL and CBS Philly
Literary Hub:
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE  —  Because, as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power;  —  Because we believe that any democracy worthy of the name rests on pluralism, welcomes principled disagreement, and achieves consensus through reasoned debate;
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz  —  Democrats on Capitol Hill are discussing whether Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz should step down as Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman before the party's national convention in July.  —  Democrats backing likely presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid: ‘Lay off’ Sanders criticism
Darrel Rowland / The Columbus Dispatch:
Judge rules Ohio voter rights violated  —  The GOP-dominated legislature unconstitutionally violated Ohioans' voting rights by eliminating “Golden Week” and other actions that cut access to the ballot, a Republican federal judge ruled today.  —  Judge Michael H. Watson of U.S. District Court …
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Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News:
VA Secretary Bob McDonald Clarifies Comment Comparing Wait Times to Disneyland  —  VA secretary's comparison of wait times to Disneyland spurs outrage 0:35  —  Veteran Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Tuesday took an “opportunity to correct” a comparison he made of the long wait for medical care …
Page Six:
Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on  —  Bill Cosby admitted to plying teens with booze and drugs before having sex with them, and to having girls regularly dispatched to him by a modeling agency, newly unearthed court papers show.  —  The comic said that at one point in his career …
Discussion: AOL, Hot Air and The Daily Caller
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Michael A. Cohen / BostonGlobe.com:
Still panicked about Trump?  Don't be  —  Hey, we need to talk.  —  Wait, who said that?  —  It's me, your panicked liberal friend.  Remember me?  The one who is convinced Donald Trump is going to be our next president and is looking for rental properties in Canada.  —  Oh, hey, how are you doing?
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
The Secret History of the Iran-Deal ‘Echo Chamber’  —  A network of advocates, experts and messaging specialists the White House says helped it sell the Iran nuclear deal in 2015 actually began to campaign for such an accord four years earlier, before the real negotiations started.
Discussion: New York Post and The Federalist
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Twitter to Ease Character Limit, Making Room for GIFs, Videos and More  —  Today, this article's 140-character first paragraph forms the entirety of a Twitter post.  But this will not be the case for too much longer.  —  On Tuesday, Twitter said it planned to introduce a series of changes …
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Harry Yorke / Telegraph:
Car is chased by swarm of bees for two days after queen bee gets stuck in boot  —  Play!  —  A grandmother plagued by a huge swarm of bees for more than 24 hours while driving her car home from a nature reserve has spoken about the “incredible” ordeal.  —  Carol Howarth, 65 …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Sanders campaign requests Kentucky vote recanvass  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky's presidential primary Tuesday, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote.
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Great White Hope: Trump Unites Generations Of White Nationalists  —  BURNS, TENNESSEE—Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has been accused of dog-whistling to white supremacists ever since he kicked off his campaign in the summer of 2015 and warned against “criminal” Mexican immigrants.
Discussion: Daily Kos, Sky Dancing and Shakesville
Forbes:
This Silicon Valley Billionaire Has Been Secretly Funding Hulk Hogan's Lawsuits Against Gawker  —  One of Silicon Valley's best-known investors has been footing a former wrestler's legal bills in lawsuits against a shared enemy.  —  Peter Thiel, a PayPal cofounder and one of the earliest backers …
Jon Ralston / Ralston Reports:
The child I love  —  When Maddy Ralston came into this world almost 21 years ago, it was love at first sight.  —  I cradled her in my arms, my adopted miracle, and couldn't stop crying.  She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.  —  As she grew up, Maddy eschewed the traditional girly girl stuff.
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall.com:
IRS Employee Admits He Would Continue Targeting Conservative Groups: 'That's Just the Way It Is'  —  As the House Judiciary Committee moves forward with the first of two hearings examining whether IRS Commissioner John Koskinen should be impeached for misconduct Tuesday …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mulls Overhaul of Primaries  —  WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Republican Party have begun internal deliberations over making fundamental changes to the way its presidential nominees are chosen, a recognition that the chaotic process that played out this year …
Discussion: Political Wire
Cortney O'Brien / Townhall.com:
Valerie Jarrett Cites ‘Ending Two Wars’ as Obama Accomplishments  —  White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett was tasked with listing some of the ways President Obama made good on his promise to bring “hope and change” to America during her interview with CBS' “60 Minutes” this weekend.
Discussion: Daily Wire
BBC:
Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe  —  French finance officials have raided the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a tax fraud investigation.  —  Reports say about 100 tax officials entered Google's offices in central Paris early in the morning.  —  Police sources confirmed the raid.
James Martin / USA Today:
My uncle leveled Hiroshima.  We're not sorry: Voices  —  My uncle never regretted dropping the atomic bomb because his action brought peace.  —  Millions of Americans have a personal or family connection to World War II.  One is Salon columnist Camille Paglia who, in answering a letter …
Stephen Lemons / Phoenix New Times:
Chris Simcox's Three Daughters Testify Against Him in Child Molestation Trial  —  Former border vigilante Chris Simcox probably won't be getting any Father's Day cards in jail, judging from the testimony of three of his daughters on Monday, during the Minuteman Project co-founder's ongoing trial …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg:
Trump Would Crush the Winners of the U.S. Economy
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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
10 Years After An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore May Actually Be Winning
Discussion: The Week, Gizmodo and The Daily Caller
Mark Blumenthal:
Trump Polls: You Can't Wish Them Away
Discussion: Vox and Politico
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Apple rehires prominent security pro as encryption fight boils
Discussion: The Hill, 9to5Mac and The Verge
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Kasich instructs his delegates to remain bound to him through GOP convention
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Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Portland police chief misled investigator about hunting accident, sheriff says
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Lizzie Parry For / Daily Mail:
Do you yell with rage or silently get irate? …
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Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Muslim lawmaker: Muslims for Trump is like chickens for Colonel Sanders
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Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Ryan Moves To Block Surprise Amendments After Gay Rights Flap
Discussion: Daily Kos
Lance Benzel / Gazette:
El Paso County sheriff: Racial slur led to lieutenant's retirement
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Sabrina Siddiqui / Guardian:
Marco Rubio: 'It's not that we lost, it's that Donald Trump won'
Iris Salem / CBS Los Angeles:
CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year