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7:13 PM ET, May 26, 2016

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Associated Press:
Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.
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Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
How to Get Trump Elected When He's Wrecking Everything You Built  —  A day in the life of Reince Priebus, reluctant GOP peacemaker. … When Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination on May 3 by winning Indiana and forcing Ted Cruz from the race, it fell to Reince Priebus …
MJ Lee / CNN:
Donald Trump has delegates to clinch GOP nomination  —  (CNN)Donald Trump has the delegates to clinch the GOP presidential nomination, according to a CNN delegate count Thursday.  —  While Trump has had the nomination locked down for weeks, he has now reached the threshold of 1,237 delegates …
Associated Press:
Delegates in hand, Trump says he's got GOP nomination
Keli Goff / The Daily Beast:
The Racist Side of Bernie Sanders Supporters  —  More proof that “progressive” isn't a synonym for “tolerant.”  —  For decades, one narrative has dominated American politics: That while white liberal Democrats may not be perfect, they are far more trustworthy and far less scary when it comes to race than conservative Republicans.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
This Is How a Revolution Ends  —  SANTA MONICA, Calif.—This is how a revolution ends: its idealism tested, its optimism drained, its hope turned to bitterness.  —  But if Bernie Sanders's revolution has run aground in California, which will be one of the last states to vote in the Democratic primary …
Alan I. Abramowitz / Sabato's Crystal Ball:   Why Democratic Unity Could Be Easier to Achieve This Time: Donald Trump and Barack Obama
Sheila Foster Anthony / Washington Post:
Vince Foster was my brother.  Donald Trump should be ashamed.  —  The writer served on the Federal Trade Commission from 1997 to 2003.  —  It is beyond contempt that a politician would use a family tragedy to further his candidacy, but such is the character of Donald Trump displayed in his recent comments to The Washington Post.
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Mike Debonis / Washington Post:
Sen. Orrin Hatch reacts to meeting with Merrick Garland before it occurs  —  Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) hasn't yet met with Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland for what has been a long anticipated encounter between the former Judiciary Committee chairman and the federal appeals court judge he has long praised.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:   Trump is borrowing the GOP brand. He'll resist bending to party leaders.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Sanders camp: Discussions underway for Trump debate  —  's campaign manager says “back-channel conversations” are underway with Donald Trump  —  's staff about setting up a bipartisan debate between the two presidential candidates.  —  “I think it would benefit voters from across the country …
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Sanders aide wants Wasserman Schultz out
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Team Sanders pressures Trump for debate
The Hill:
LGBT fight dooms spending bill on House floor  —  An energy and water spending bill failed on the House floor Thursday after a Democratic amendment to ensure protections for the LGBT community was included in the legislation, a continuation of a fight that could endanger the rest of the appropriations process this session.
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Washington Post:
The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.  —  For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.
PPIC:
Clinton, Sanders in Close RaceEach Leads Trump in Fall Matchup  —  Harris, Sanchez Lead Senate Contest, With Nearly A Third Of Likely Voters Undecided  —  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a tight race in the Democratic presidential primary, while Donald Trump has the support of most Republican primary likely voters.
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Dem Rep. Calls Out Anti-Trans Witness: ‘You Are An Ignorant Bigot!’  (VIDEO)  —  During a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) railed against a witness who testified against the Obama administration's recent guidance for schools on how to accommodate transgender students.
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Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post:
Congresswoman Shuts Down Transphobic Woman: 'You're A Bigot, Lady'
Howard Fineman / The Huffington Post:
Donald Trump's Top Adviser: ‘This Is Not A Hard Race’  —  Paul Manafort explains why his boss is “gonna win,” no prob.  —  Global Editorial Director, The Huffington Post  —  Donald Trump “sees himself more as the chairman of the board” of the country.  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. …
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Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Top Aide: Trump Won't Pick A Female Or Minority VP Because ‘Pandering’
Discussion: Guardian and RedState
Andrew Adams / KSL-TV:
Man says he was attacked for taking 5-year-old daughter inside men's restroom  —  CLINTON — A trip to the men's restroom at a Walmart in Clinton quickly escalated into a full-fledged struggle when one man criticized another for bringing his 5-year-old daughter with him.
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Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Man Says He Was Punched For Taking Daughter Into Walmart Men's Restroom
Discussion: alan.com
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
RNC nabs Journey for post-convention blowout  —  The Republican National Committee has dedicated hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring the band Journey to Cleveland for a post-convention bash.  —  One source familiar with the details of the event said that the total cost of booking Journey is about $750,000.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Media Communications:
Baylor University Board of Regents announces leadership changes and extensive corrective actions following findings of external investigation  —  Board of Regents apologizes to Baylor Nation; Dr. David Garland named interim University President; Ken Starr transitions to role of Chancellor …
Mary Harris / Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News …:
Aristotle's 2,400-Year-Old Tomb Found at Stagira [Photos]  —  Archaeologists at Ancient Stagira, Central Macedonia, say they have found Aristotle's tomb.  Addressing the Aristotle 2400 Years World Congress, they point to the 2,400-year-old tomb as the most important finding from the 20-year excavation.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
 
 
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WSPA-TV:
Fmr. Upstate pageant winner arrested for faking medical slips to school
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The Independent:
A 70-year-old Christian woman has been stripped naked, beaten and paraded through the streets …
Discussion: Althouse
New York Daily News:
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Alice Ollstein / ThinkProgress:
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