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6:20 PM ET, May 30, 2016


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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 …
David Horowitz / Breitbart:
Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets:  —  “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted.
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: Washington Post and The Confluence
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 …
Dante Chinni / NBC News:   How Much Is Sanders Hurting Clinton?
David Niose / Salon:
Our Memorial Day collision course with fascism: Donald Trump and the new American militarism  —  It's not that Trump himself is a fascist, but he's a sign that we are more vulnerable to it than we ever imagined  —  The rise of Donald Trump as a presidential contender has been accompanied with dire warnings of a coming fascist tide.
Daily Mail:
New video footage of Harambe shows the 400-pound gorilla HOLDING HANDS with the boy who fell into the zoo enclosure as witnesses say the animal was ‘acting protectively’  — Harambe was fatally shot after a four-year-old boy crawled past the railing and fell 10ft into the gorilla exhibit moat, authorities said
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET:
Tenants angry after apartment building orders them to ‘friend’ it on Facebook  —  Technically Incorrect: The owners of a Salt Lake City apartment building change the tenancy agreement and give tenants five days to like the building on Facebook.  Or else.  —  by , Chris Matyszczyk
Mark Brown / Guardian:
CIA ex-boss: secretive spooks tolerated in UK more than in US  —  Michael Hayden talks at Hay festival about Edward Snowden and how Facebook, not government, is new privacy battleground  —  British people are not demanding more transparency from the intelligence services as loudly as Americans …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:   Former NSA head on Trump: 'He's feeding their recruitment video'
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
Page Six:
Trump Tower about to be the most secure place in NYC  —  More On:  —  Donald Trump's neighbors are about to become more secure than ever.  —  Sources told Page Six that Trump Tower — the Fifth Avenue luxury skyscraper that houses the presumptive GOP nominee and his family …
New York Times:
Can Donald Trump Win?  These Battleground Regions Will Decide  —  With Donald J. Trump pulling even or ahead of Hillary Clinton in a series of recent national polls, the once unthinkable has become at least plausible.  But if he is to be elected the 45th president, he must compete on a political map that, for now, looks forbidding.
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 …
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
New York Times:
A Renegade Muscles In on Mister Softee's Turf  —  Summer in New York City means ice cream trucks: bell-jingling fleets of pleasure craft festooned with pictures of perfectly swirled desserts and beaming children, delivering frozen providence into grateful sweaty hands.
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, Althouse and Hit & Run
Greg Toppo / USA Today:
Swimmers in Calif., Fla. hospitalized after shark bites  —  A woman visiting a popular southern California beach over Memorial Day Weekend was hospitalized late Sunday after she was bitten by a shark, authorities said.  —  In response to the attack in Newport Beach, Calif. …
Discussion: LAist
Tracy Bloom / KTLA:
Possible Shark Attack Leaves Corona Del Mar Swimmer With ‘Traumatic’ Injuries, Authorities Say
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Clinton adds more campaign stops to avert a Sanders upset in California
Discussion: The Last Refuge
James Wright / The Atlantic:
Remembering Those Who Wore the ‘Boots on the Ground’
Katie Pavlich /
The VA Declared Thousands Of Living Veterans Dead, Cut Off Their Benefits
Discussion: RedState
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Even in victory, Donald Trump can't stop airing his grievances
Janell Ross / Washington Post:
Philadelphia has a hotline for undocumented immigrants facing raids
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Ben Carson: America is a cruise ship that's about to go over Niagara Falls
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and ABC News
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Donald Trump and Bikers Share Affection at Rolling Thunder Rally
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Mediaite
Kurt Schlichter /
Why Is This Hardcore Conservative Not #NeverTrump? Because Hillary Is So Much Worse
 Earlier Items: 
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Middle Eastern Writers Find Refuge in the Dystopian Novel
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
On Memorial Day - Please Remember Sgt Derrick Miller Who Sits in Leavenworth for Killing Taliban Operative
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Rubio Personally Apologized To Trump For Implying He Had A Small Penis
Juan Williams / The Hill:
The Trump ‘disruption’ con
Rick Barrett / USA Today:
American flag sales bask in new glory
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