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10:30 AM ET, May 25, 2016


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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Hillary's summer of scandal  —  A flurry of events set to unfold in the coming days and months could push back into the headlines the controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, providing plenty of fodder for Donald Trump and his “Crooked Hillary” attack line.
New York Daily News:   A right-wing revolt against Trump?  Dream on.  Conservatives never truly spoke for the Republican Party rank-and-file
Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton's new reality: A dogfight with Trump
Discussion: Washington Post and ABC News
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Clinton has a new weapon against Trump: Elizabeth Warren
Randy Yeip / Wall Street Journal:
Polls: Clinton's Drop Has Magnified Trump's Rise
Michael Brendan Dougherty / The Week:
Why ‘Crooked Hillary’ is likely to stick
Sean Illing / Salon:
It must stop now: The media can't allow Trump to make this election about Bill Clinton
Associated Press:
Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally  —  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers …
Trump protesters smash door, break through barriers  —  (CNN)Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in New Mexico — the latest scuffle to follow the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign.  —  The scene outside Albuquerque's convention center …
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump accuses New Mexico's Republican governor of not doing her job
Maggie Shepard / Albuquerque Journal:
Police fire smoke at anti-Trump protesters in Downtown ABQ
Discussion: Daily Wire
Ryan Said to Tell Confidants He's Ready to End Trump Standoff  —  House speaker could end weeks-long split with nominee  —  Move would follow series of policy meetings with Trump aides  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan has begun telling confidants that he wants to end his standoff with Donald Trump …
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:   RNC official: We won't go full Trump on party platform
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
Dems worry DNC chair ‘too toxic’ after Sanders blast
Discussion: RedState and Forbes
Susan Svrluga / Washington Post:
‘Get off the stage!’  Crowd yells at commencement speaker after she uses Spanish, mentions Trump  —  Some people in the crowd at a graduation ceremony at California State University, Fullerton, shouted at the commencement speaker after she talked about presidential candidate Donald Trump …
Denise de la Cruz / OC Weekly:
Univision's María Elena Salinas Gets Booed at Cal State Fullerton Grad Speech  —  Racial tension was in the air yesterday at Cal State Fullerton's commencement ceremonies, specifically where keynote speaker and renowned Univision broadcast journalist María Elena Salinas addressed graduating Titans, including myself.
Discussion: Fox News, BizPac Review and Daily Mail
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
As Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theories, Right-Wing Media Gets Its Wish  —  WASHINGTON — Ever since talk radio, cable news and the Internet emerged in the 1990s as potent political forces on the right, Republicans have used those media to attack their opponents through a now-familiar two-step.
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 …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan's Suit Against Gawker
Discussion: The Week
Jim Bourg / National Review:
Why ‘Hillary Is Even Worse’ Doesn't Cut It  —  I am part of the tiny fraction of the population that deals professionally in public policy from the right.  In influence, we are all over the map, from talk-show hosts with audiences of millions (Limbaugh, Hannity) to politicians who directly shape policy …
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 …
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.
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Trump's Campaign Manager Drops Hint About VP
Discussion: Independent Journal … and TPNN
The Daily Beast:
Trump Vitamins Were Fortified With B.S.  —  You give the Donald your urine and a stack of money?  That's what he wanted, in exchange for a customized vitamin regimen that a Harvard doctor deems a ‘scam.’  —  Call it “Vitamin T.”  For several years in the late 2000s and early 2010s …
Discussion: Raw Story
Steve Birr / The Daily Caller:
Illegal Immigrants Sue After Landlord Demands Documentation For Housing  —  Four Latino families filed papers to sue their Virginia landlord Monday after he threatened eviction due to illegal family members living on the premises.  —  The civil rights lawsuit filed by families living …
Discussion: WJLA-TV
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
Undocumented Latinos and their families sue after evictions
Discussion: Hot Air
David French / National Review:
Mitt Romney, Run for President  —  You're the only man who can save us from future calamity.  —  Let's be clear about our nation's plight: At this moment, American voters face a choice between two historically corrupt, dishonest, and incompetent politicians.
Josh Zeitz / Politico:
Why Bernie's Bros Might Go for Trump  —  One of the great unknowns of the current presidential election cycle—a cycle without recent precedent in its unusual twists and turns—is whether the fall campaign will see a convergence of the populist Left and the populist Right.
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;
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
North Carolina's GOP Senator Says State's Anti-LGBT Law Goes ‘Too Far’  —  State and local officials need to fix HB 2 or a judge will, says Richard Burr.  —  White House and Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  Surprise!  Republican Sen. Richard Burr (N.C.) is kinda …
Jessica Haworth /
Building robot McDonald's staff ‘cheaper’ than hiring workers on minimum wage  —  The worrying forecast could threaten jobs at the fast food franchise, a former CEO of the company warns  —  A former McDonald's CEO warned that robots will take over staff jobs at the fast food empire - because it's cheaper than employing humans.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Robin Holmes / Around the O:
UO issues statement on national forest incident in California  —  In response to an incident on the weekend of May 21 in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Northern California, the University of Oregon issued the following statement from Robin Holmes, vice president for student life:
Kval / KCBY-TV:
Images surface on social media showing trash, UO apparel left at Lake Shasta
Discussion: CBS San Francisco
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Donald Trump to Fundraise in L.A. as Hollywood Conservatives Fret Over Backing Him
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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
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