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10:10 PM ET, May 18, 2019

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Dave Philipps / New York Times:
Trump Shows Signs He Will Pardon Servicemen Accused or Convicted of War Crimes  —  President Trump has requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes — including high-profile cases of murder …
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Eli Watkins / CNN:
New York Times: Trump requests paperwork to pardon accused US war criminals
Discussion: Mediaite and Balloon Juice
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
GOP lawmaker says Trump's conduct meets ‘threshold for impeachment’  —  Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), a critic of President Trump who has entertained a run against him in 2020, became the first Republican congressman to say the president “engaged in impeachable conduct” based on the Mueller report.
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CNN:
GOP Rep. Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump's impeachment  —  Washington (CNN)Michigan GOP Rep. Justin Amash said Saturday he had concluded President Donald Trump committed “impeachable conduct” and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Michigan GOP congressman says Trump's conduct impeachable  —  Michigan Rep. Justin Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to declare that President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses and that Attorney General William Barr “deliberately misrepresented” special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Discussion: ABC News, Rolling Stone and Slate
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Australia Election Results: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Seizes a Stunning Win  —  SYDNEY, Australia — Scott Morrison, Australia's conservative prime minister, scored a surprise victory in federal elections on Saturday, propelled by a populist wave — the “quiet Australians,” he termed it …
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Adam Forrest / The Independent:
Right-wing Australian politician who blamed Muslims for Christchurch mosque attack loses seat  —  'Fraser Anning goes back to where he came from ... he won't be in the Parliament'  —  The anti-immigration politician egged by a teenage boy earlier this year has lost his seat …
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Breaking: Big Election Upset in Australia
NEWS.com.au:
Scott Morrison clinches unlikely victory over Bill Shorten in bombshell election result
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Matthew Karnitschnig / Politico:
Austrian government collapses over Russia scandal
Kirsti Knolle / Reuters:
Austrian government collapses after far right leader caught in video sting
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and 444
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
How Europe's ‘Identitarians’ are mainstreaming racism
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Silvia Sciorilli Borrelli / Politico:
Salvini rally rumbled by Austrian far-right scandal
Golfweek:
President Trump's golf scores hacked; USGA confirms it's looking into the matter  —  President Trump is at the center of another hacking incident, but this one doesn't involve Wikileaks.  —  Four scores were posted to Trump's USGA-administered GHIN handicap system on Friday …
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Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
USGA investigates after golf scores ‘erroneously’ recorded for Trump  —  The U.S. Golf Association (USGA) says it is looking into unflattering golf scores that it said were “erroneously” recorded for President Trump this week.  —  Scores of 101, 100, 108 and 102 were posted Friday under …
Discussion: Golfweek, Lawyers, Guns & Money and CNN
Yashar Ali / CNN:
In San Francisco, an attack on press freedoms and echoes of autocracy  —  PEN America president optimistic in face of press arrests  —  Yashar Ali is a contributor to HuffPost and New York Magazine.  Follow him @yashar.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
Discussion: Mercury News
Washington Post:
Trump's sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah, and it hurts  —  BEIRUT — The powerful Lebanese Hezbollah militia has thrived for decades on generous cash handouts from Iran, spending lavishly on benefits for its fighters, funding social services for its constituents and accumulating …
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Just Security:
The Balance Has Shifted: The Data on Impeachment Favor Moving Ahead  —  [Editor's note: Just Security is publishing a series in conversation with Sidney Blumenthal's “An Open Memo: Comparison of Clinton Impeachment, Nixon Impeachment and Trump Pre-Impeachment.”
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
Trump administration identifies at least 1,700 additional children it may have separated  —  The children were separated from their parents before the government's “zero tolerance” policy went into effect in May 2018.  —  The Trump administration has identified at least 1,712 migrant children …
Matthew Aguilar / Comic Book:
DC Comics Sent Cease And Desist Over Cover Depicting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez As Wonder Woman  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making waves in Washington DC, but she's also making waves in the comics world too, though for different reasons.  Ocasio-Cortez is the subject of a new comic …
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
The Hell of Working at Trump's New Favorite Network  —  Conspiracy theories, racist outbursts, and a whole lot of Putin love.  Working for the far-right One America News Network was a deeply weird experience, former employees say.  —  Ernest Champell realized there was something unusual …
Discussion: Raw Story
BuzzFeed News:
Bernie Sanders Has A Plan To Fix Racial Segregation In American Schools  —  ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Sen. Bernie Sanders released a plan Saturday to repair the American public education system that focuses on ending school segregation and racial discrimination against students …
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
‘I Did My Best to Stop American Foreign Policy’: Bernie Sanders on the 1980s  —  In an interview, one of the leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination discusses his long-held opposition to war and his support for socialist leaders.  —  As Burlington's mayor from 1981 to 1989 …
Discussion: Fox News
Errin Haines Whack / Associated Press:
Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters  —  HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women.
Jack Shepherd / The Independent:
Arnold Schwarzenegger kicked in the back while attending event in South Africa  —  The actor was at Arnold Classic Africa when he was attacked  —  Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked while on a trip to South Africa.  —  The former Governor of California was attending …
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Biden Delivers Call for National Unity at Philadelphia Rally  —  PHILADELPHIA — Joseph R. Biden Jr., sometimes known to Democrats in this city as Pennsylvania's “third senator,” returned to the state of his birth on Saturday to deliver a forceful call for national unity …
Discussion: UPI, The Gateway Pundit and Politico
Frank Figliuzzi / NBC News:
AG Barr's FBI investigation, President Trump and the threat from within  —  By perpetuating Trump's falsehoods about the FBI and Mueller's report, Barr has become the kind of threat capable of doing severe harm.  —  On Monday, Attorney General William Barr, acting more like defense counsel …
 
 
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Conservative Group Wants to Bring ‘Brass Knuckles’ Approach to Judicial Fray
Jennifer Bellamy / WXIA-TV:
District attorneys from across metro Atlanta say they won't prosecute women for abortions
Discussion: Townhall and Big League Politics
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Jim Jordan Claims Vindication, but Inquiry Says Talk of Abuse at Ohio State Was Rampant
Discussion: Slate and NBC News
Anand Giridharadas / New York Times:
What to Do When You're a Country in Crisis
Sally Goldenberg / Politico:
De Blasio targets ‘Con Don’ on Iowa stump
CBS News:
Democratic governor ready to sign Louisiana abortion ban bill
Discussion: Daily Kos
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
'It's entirely inappropriate': Trump shot a political video on Air Force One
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
Why This Political Fight In Michigan Should Matter To Democrats Everywhere
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Trump Accidentally Raised Taxes on the Children of Dead Veterans
Discussion: Daily Kos and New York Times
Aída Chávez / The Intercept:
A Genuine Populist is Running for West Virginia Governor.  His Donor Rolls Broke the State's Campaign Finance Software.
Jill Filipovic / New York Times:
Does Anyone Actually Want Joe Biden to Be President?
Discussion: Opinion Today
Constance Grady / Vox:
The Mueller report holds the top 3 slots on the New York Times best-seller list
Fedor Indutny / BostonGlobe.com:
Mayor Pete and the Order of the Kong: How Buttigieg's Harvard pals helped spur his rise in politics
Mikhael Smits / Washington Free Beacon:
Arson Suspected in Three Fires At Jewish Centers