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2:15 PM ET, May 30, 2016


 Top Items: 
Matthew Jaffe / CNN:
Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a ‘public service’  —  The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.  The author works at the institute.  —  Chicago (CNN)Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder …
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
WSJ editor: Trump needs to be destroyed in the November election to teach GOP voters a lesson  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Appearing on CNN, an opinion page editor from the Wall Street Journal left no doubt how he feels about presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump …
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Even in victory, Donald Trump can't stop airing his grievances
Discussion: Slantpoint
Southernconstitutionalist / RedState:
Gary Johnson and William Weld are fake libertarians miseducating the public  —  In case you haven't heard, the Libertarian Party national convention is taking place this weekend.  It is hard to tell who will emerge as the nominee, but the three frontrunners are Austin Petersen, John McAfee …
Discussion: LewRockwell, Hit & Run and Althouse
Juan Williams / The Hill:
The Trump ‘disruption’ con  —  For the last few weeks, I have been traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle to Dallas and along the east coast, giving speeches and doing interviews about my new book, “We the People.”  —  Everywhere I go people want to talk presidential politics.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Feel the Math  —  This is my fifth presidential campaign as a New York Times columnist, so I've watched a lot of election coverage, and I came into this cycle prepared for the worst.  Or so I thought.  —  But I was wrong.  So far, election commentary has been even worse than I imagined it would be.
Discussion: The Confluence
Carol Anderson / Salon:
Donald Trump exposes the GOP's dirty secret: They build everything by nurturing white rage  —  For decades, GOP has used the war on drugs or voter ID laws as cover for race-baiting.  Trump just blew their cover  —  Paul Ryan is angry with Donald Trump, not so much for failing …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
On Memorial Day - Please Remember Sgt Derrick Miller Who Sits in Leavenworth for Killing Taliban Operative  —  As Obama continues to release Islamic terrorists right and left out of Gitmo, he never mentions our Sons who were sentenced to prison in Leavenworth for their defensive actions on the same battlefield.
Peter Nickeas / Chicago Tribune:
Memorial Day weekend shootings leave 4 dead, at least 49 wounded  —  Chicago Tribune reporters and photographers will be out covering the city's violent crime over the course of the Memorial Day weekend, from Friday, May 27, 2016, to early Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  A live blog of the weekend's coverage can be found here.
Discussion: Truth Revolt
Peter Nickeas / Chicago Tribune:
Police promise more patrols as West Side bears brunt of Memorial Day gun violence
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Former NSA head on Trump: 'He's feeding their recruitment video'  —  A former director of the National Security Agency slammed Donald Trump  —  for his comments about Muslims, saying his rhetoric is harmful to U.S. security.  —  “The jihadist narrative is that there is undying enmity between Islam …
Discussion: Guardian
Katie Pavlich /
The VA Declared Thousands Of Living Veterans Dead, Cut Off Their Benefits  —  When the VA isn't leaving veterans to die waiting in line for healthcare at hospitals across the country, the disastrous system is declaring veterans who are alive and well...dead.
Discussion: RedState
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Ben Carson: America is a cruise ship that's about to go over Niagara Falls  —  Ben Carson didn't hold back Monday morning describing the direction he sees the United States going.  —  “America right now is like a cruise ship that is about to go off of Niagara Falls with tremendous carnage and death …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and ABC News
Tracy Bloom / KTLA:
Possible Shark Attack Leaves Corona Del Mar Swimmer With ‘Traumatic’ Injuries, Authorities Say  —  A portion of Corona del Mar State Beach was evacuated after a swimmer was bitten in a possible shark attack Sunday afternoon, according to the Newport Beach Fire Department.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Greg Toppo / USA Today:
Swimmers in Calif., Fla. hospitalized after shark bites
Discussion: LAist
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Trump postpones release of veterans funding details  —  is postponing an announcement about the money he's raised for military veterans until after Memorial Day.  —  The presumptive Republican presidential nominee claims he raised about $6 million for veterans when he declined to participate …
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
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Janell Ross / Washington Post:
Philadelphia has a hotline for undocumented immigrants facing raids
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Donald Trump and Bikers Share Affection at Rolling Thunder Rally
Discussion: Mediaite
Kurt Schlichter /
Why Is This Hardcore Conservative Not #NeverTrump? Because Hillary Is So Much Worse
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Middle Eastern Writers Find Refuge in the Dystopian Novel
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Rubio Personally Apologized To Trump For Implying He Had A Small Penis
Woman feared dead in crocodile attack in far north Queensland
Discussion: CNN, Mashable and Newser
Rick Barrett / USA Today:
American flag sales bask in new glory
 Earlier Items: 
Nancy Newhoff / Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier:
Cedar Falls Freedom Rock vandalized
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court asked to rule on Trump casino bankruptcy
Greg Toppo / USA Today:
Flooding, severe weather devastate Texas
Discussion: NBC News
Clemence Michallon For / Daily Mail:
Texas man pays his $212 speeding ticket with two buckets full of COINS to protest against ‘extortion’
Wajahat S. Khan / NBC News:
Pakistan Advisory Body Suggests Men ‘Lightly Beat’ Wives Who Refuse Sex
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals
Discussion: CANNONFIRE, Washington Post and Hot Air