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11:00 AM ET, May 25, 2016

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Bloomberg:
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 …
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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump accuses New Mexico's Republican governor of not doing her job  —  ALBUQUERQUE — Despite his promise to unite the Republican Party, Donald Trump attacked New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez — the chairwoman of the Republican Governor's Association — on Tuesday night and accused her of “not doing the job.”
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 …
CNN:
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 …
Maggie Shepard / Albuquerque Journal:
Police fire smoke at anti-Trump protesters in Downtown ABQ
Discussion: BBC and Daily Wire
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.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
State Dept. inspector general report sharply criticizes Clinton's email practices  —  The State Department's independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton's email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use …
Discussion: Politico
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
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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CNN:
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 …
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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 …
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
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.
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 …
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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan's Suit Against Gawker
Discussion: Scripting News and The Week
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 …
New York Daily News:
A right-wing revolt against Trump?  Dream on.  Conservatives never truly spoke for the Republican Party rank-and-file  —  Despite firing every weapon in their arsenal, the conservative pundit class failed to thwart Donald Trump's conquest of the Republican Party.
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.
Andrew Theen / Oregonian:
University of Oregon investigating ‘disgraceful’ trashing of Lake Shasta campsite  —  Lake Shasta behind Shasta Dam in Lake Shasta, Calif., is seen Sunday, March 13, 2016.  The lake is a popular recreation spot for an annual fraternity and sorority trip (Nathan Solis/The Record Searchlight via AP)
Discussion: Washington Post, KTLA and FOX6Now.com
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Blake Neff / The Daily Caller:
VIDEO: DePaul University Descends Into Chaos Over Milo Yiannopoulos Visit
Discussion: Vox Popoli and The Gateway Pundit
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.
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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.
Jessica Haworth / Mirror.co.uk:
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 and Scared Monkeys
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 …
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Feeling Let Down and Left Behind, With Little Hope for Better  —  In a moment riddled with economic and social worries, an e-cigarette shop in Wilkes County, N.C., is an oasis for some young Appalachians.  —  NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — Kody Foster had finished his Wednesday afternoon shift …
The Intercept:
“AMERICAN SNIPER” CHRIS KYLE DISTORTED HIS MILITARY RECORD, DOCUMENTS SHOW … No American has been more associated with the Navy SEAL mystique than Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in military history.  His bestselling autobiography, American Sniper — a story of honor, glory …
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
White high school football players in Idaho charged with raping black, disabled teammate with a coat hanger  —  When a teammate held out his arms after football practice in their high school locker-room, the boy thought he was about to get a hug.  —  Instead, he got viciously raped, authorities say.
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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James Covert / New York Post:
Is Zuckerberg building a secure bunker next to his home?
Discussion: Gizmodo
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
The Danger of President Trump Isn't Dictatorship
Discussion: Instapundit and Betsy's Page
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Santorum endorses Trump after ‘long heart-to-heart’
Discussion: RedState and Daily Wire
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
House votes to loosen EPA pesticide rules to fight Zika
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
RNC official: We won't go full Trump on party platform
Steve Birr / The Daily Caller:
Illegal Immigrants Sue After Landlord Demands Documentation For Housing
Discussion: WJLA-TV, Hot Air and Washington Post
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Associated Press:
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Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg:
Trump Would Crush the Winners of the U.S. Economy
Discussion: Hit & Run
Michael Brendan Dougherty / The Week:
Why ‘Crooked Hillary’ is likely to stick
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
The Secret History of the Iran-Deal ‘Echo Chamber’
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