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6:20 PM ET, May 19, 2019

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David Enrich / New York Times:
Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts  —  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald J. Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner …
Brian M. Rosenthal / New York Times:
‘They Were Conned’: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers  —  The phone call that ruined Mohammed Hoque's life came in April 2014 as he began another long day driving a New York City taxi, a job he had held since emigrating from Bangladesh nine years earlier.
Discussion: Mother Jones and New York Post
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Brian M. Rosenthal / New York Times:   As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money
Bo Emerson / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
JUST IN: Morehouse commencement speaker to pay off Class of 2019's student loans  —  Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate at Morehouse College's Sunday morning graduation exercises, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school.
David Beavers / Politico:
Romney: GOP congressman's call for impeachment ‘a courageous statement’  —  Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday called a GOP congressman's call for impeaching President Donald Trump “a courageous statement” while maintaining that impeachment is not warranted based on the special counsel's report.
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Why Justin Amash stands alone  —  Staunch libertarian Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Saturday said — or rather, tweeted — what no other Republican member of Congress has yet had the nerve to utter: President Trump committed impeachable acts that Attorney General William P. Barr tried …
Jenny Jarvie / Los Angeles Times:
He voted for Trump.  Now he and his wife raise their son from opposite sides of the border  —  She is there when he wakes up, telling him she loves him and helping him coax their son, Ashton, to finish his Honey Nut Cheerios before the school bus whisks him to kindergarten.
Haaretz:
Al Jazeera Pulls Video Claiming Holocaust Was ‘Different From How the Jews Tell It’  —  Video posted to AJ+ Arabic's social media pages says Jews skewed Holocaust facts and statistics to get reparations from Germany, and that the establishment of Israel was derived from Nazi ideology
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Al Jazeera Media Network:
Al Jazeera takes disciplinary action and suspends two of its journalists over violation of its editorial guidelines  —  Al Jazeera stated today, that it has taken disciplinary action and suspended two of its journalists over video content produced on the Holocaust.
Mary Kay Linge / New York Post:
Pete Buttigieg wants Thomas Jefferson events and buildings renamed  —  Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg called for everything honoring Thomas Jefferson to be renamed.  —  “Yeah, we're doing that in Indiana.  I think it's the right thing to do,” Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend …
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Axios:
Emails show ICE nominee lashed out after losing Border Patrol job  —  President Trump's pick for director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is going to be working with the same official who fired him as head of the Border Patrol in 2017 — and internal emails obtained …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Mitch McConnell embraces his dark side  —  Call him “Cocaine Mitch,” “Nuclear Mitch” or the steward of the “legislative graveyard.”  Mitch McConnell says he's the “Grim Reaper” anyway, so he's loving every minute of it.  —  While his critics have tried to make the Kentucky Republican public enemy No. 1 …
New York Times:
Abortion Fight or Strong Economy?  For G.O.P., Cultural Issues Undercut 2020 Message  —  WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, companies are adding jobs and the gross domestic product grew by 3.2 percent in the first quarter, undercutting predictions of a coming recession.
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Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
Louisiana Democratic governor signals support for bill that would ban abortion after 6 weeks
Discussion: The Root and IJR
Carlo Muñoz / Washington Times:
Rocket attack targets U.S. embassy in Iraq  —  The U.S. embassy in Baghdad was the target of a rocket attack late Sunday, days after the Trump White House ordered American diplomatic personnel to pull out of the country.  —  Iraqi military officials confirmed Sunday a single Katyusha rocket landed near …
Discussion: Townhall and CNBC
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
At Philly campaign kickoff, Joe Biden and fans - young and old - party like it's 2015  —  Christian Perez is a young man who's clearly capable of embracing change — as evidenced by his bright red Phillies T-shirt with the name and No. 3 of the team's newest slugger, Bryce Harper.
Gillian Edevane / Newsweek:
Students and Faculty Walk Out of Vice President Mike Pence's Commencement Address at Taylor University  —  As Vice President Mike Pence gave the Saturday morning commencement address at Taylor University — a Christian school in Pence's home state of Indiana — dozens of graduating seniors and faculty walked out in protest.
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Trump administration to release part of its Middle East peace plan in June  —  The Trump administration will unveil economic proposals for development in Palestinian territories next month as part of an Arab-Israeli peace package, it announced Sunday, but will hold back crucial details …
Discussion: Politico
Anna Giaritelli / Washington Examiner:
DNA tests reveal 30% of suspected fraudulent migrant families were unrelated  —  Some of the migrant families arrested at the southern border weren't actually families.  —  In a pilot program, approximately 30% of rapid DNA tests of immigrant adults who were suspected of arriving …
Karoli Kuns / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Marcy Wheeler: Trump Tried To Shut Down The Russia Investigation  —  During a discussion on All In with Chris Hayes, Marcy Wheeler explains just now determined Trump was to shut down the entire investigation into the 2016 election.  What is he afraid of, exactly?  —  Views:
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Travis Waldron / HuffPost:
When The Far Right Took Over Brazil, Its Only LGBTQ Congressman Fled For His Life  —  Jean Wyllys left Brazil amid death threats from backers of authoritarian President Jair Bolsonaro.  Now, he's a “living representative” of Bolsonaro's oppression.  —  For Jean Wyllys, peace comes only at night …
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Klobuchar goes off on restrictive abortion laws: ‘This is dangerous’  —  Presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., did not mince words when she took aim at new abortion laws in Republican-led states, and promised to take action to counter such measures if she wins in 2020.
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Nos. 44 and 45 broke the mold.  What does that mean for the future of the presidency?  —  For more than two centuries, until the election of 2008, American presidents all looked alike.  They were white and male and every one of them came to office with experience in the government, military or both.
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Why the Crowded Primary Field Boosts Biden  —  If fewer Democrats were running, the former vice president would be a precarious front-runner.  But with 23 candidates running, it will be hard for any opponent to unseat him.  —  In his landmark book The Paradox of Choice …
 
 
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Angela Moon / Reuters:
Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source
Roger Kimball / American Greatness:
Notes on the Great Realignment
New York Times:
San Francisco Banned Facial Recognition. New York Isn't Even Close.
Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
2020 candidate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard presses that US must not go to war with Iran
Discussion: Breitbart
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble
Discussion: Axios
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Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it's learned may be crucial to Western democracy
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Jon Stone / The Independent:
Nigel Farage facing investigation by EU authorities over lavish gifts from millionaire tycoon
Discussion: Politico and Channel 4 News
Washington Post:
Trump's sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah, and it hurts