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5:40 PM ET, May 23, 2019

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Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media  —  Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), altered to make her sound as if she's drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media, highlighting how political disinformation …
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Morgan Gstalter / The Hill:
TrumpTantrum spreads on Twitter after impromptu press conference  —  Calls for President Trump to resign began circulating on Twitter on Thursday morning, mocking the president for throwing a “#TrumpTantrum” and walking out of a meeting with Democratic leadership this week.
Quint Forgey / Politico:
‘Extremely stable genius’: Trump defends his mental fitness as he tears into Pelosi  —  President Donald Trump on Thursday called on his top aides to publicly state he was “calm” during the disastrous meeting with Democratic leaders the day before, as he hijacked an event with farmers to air …
Discussion: Fox News and Contemptor
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Maria Bartiromo: ‘Is There Any Reason Why We Should Not Be Trusting President Trump?’  —  Maria Bartiromo opened her titular Fox Business Network show Mornings with Maria Thursday morning with a bipartisan discussion over Wednesday's dramatic White House developments between President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Kellyanne Conway accuses Pelosi of treating her like a ‘maid’  —  Kellyanne Conway escalated a feud with Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, accusing the House speaker of treating her like “her maid” following the previous day's disastrous meeting on infrastructure.  —  Conway, a senior counselor to Trump …
Discussion: Contemptor and Washington Post
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Kellyanne Conway scrambles after accusing Pelosi of being anti-woman: ‘She treats me like her maid’  —  Kellyanne Conway speaks to Fox News (screen grab)  —  White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Thursday frantically defended her attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who she alleged is anti-woman.
NBC News:
Pelosi tells colleagues Trump is ‘villainous’ — and he wants to be impeached  —  The House speaker's message to Democrats came as vocal support for impeachment rose among lawmakers in the caucus.  —  WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told her Democratic colleagues Thursday …
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump talks ‘Crazy Nancy’ Pelosi and treason at wild press conference
Discussion: Bloomberg and Talking Points Memo
Jordyn Hermani / Politico:
Pelosi: Trump needs ‘an intervention’ after White House blowup
Discussion: Breitbart
CNN:   Nadler pushes for empowering committee chairs on contempt
New York Times:
Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues  —  WASHINGTON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks leader, has been indicted on 17 new counts of violating the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010 …
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Washington Post:
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged with violating Espionage Act  —  Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act, bringing against him a new, 18-count indictment alleging he unlawfully obtained and disclosed national defense information.
The Daily Beast:
Trump Justice Department Crosses New Line, Charges Assange With Publishing U.S. Secrets  —  For the first time in modern American history, the government indicts a publisher for revealing classified information.  —  In a stunning escalation of the Trump administration's war on the press …
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:   WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Indicted On 17 Counts Of Espionage
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
DOJ accuses Assange of violating Espionage Act
Discussion: Mother Jones and VICE News
Audrey Strauss / Justice News:
Bank CEO Stephen M. Calk Charged With Corruptly Soliciting A Presidential Administration Position In Exchange For Approving $16 Million In Loans  —  Ms. Strauss said: “As alleged, Stephen M. Calk abused the power entrusted to him as the top official of a federally insured bank by approving millions …
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Greg Farrell / Bloomberg:
Kushner Replied ‘On It!’  After Manafort Sought Post for Banker  — Indictment doesn't name Trump insider who took up Calk's cause  — Evidence from Manafort trial shows request fielded by Kushner  —  Shortly after Donald Trump's 2016 election, his onetime campaign chief Paul Manafort wrote …
Discussion: Daily Kos
New York Times:
Banker Accused of Arranging $16 Million in Loans to Manafort to Gain High-Level Trump Post
State Primary Schedule / Polls:
Women Rise in Dem 2020 Field  —  Biden maintains lead, but it's not as large among early state voters  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains his front-runner status among Democratic voters nationwide, but some female candidates - namely Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren …
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Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Spirituality guru Marianne Williamson locks in 2020 debate spot  —  Marianne Williamson, a self-help author and failed congressional candidate running an upstart campaign for president, is virtually ensured a spot in the first series of Democratic debates next month.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Are More Moderate Democrats More Electable?  —  I have a dilemma for you, dear reader.  I have a righteous little bulletpoint-sized rant to make about ill-informed media coverage of polling in the recent Australian election.  But this column, Silver Bulletpoints, promises to give you three items …
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Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Slowly and Persistently, Elizabeth Warren Is on the Rise
Discussion: CNN and Vox
David Siders / Politico:
Inside the 2020 Democrats' survival strategies
Discussion: Fox News
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
How Trump Broke the Freedom Caucus  —  Back in February 2018, I sat down with two leaders of the House Freedom Caucus to discuss, among other things, whether fiscal conservatism had gone extinct.  —  A few days earlier, with encouragement from his budget director, Mick Mulvaney …
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Michelle Alexander / New York Times:
My Rapist Apologized  —  I still needed an abortion.  —  My 12-year-old daughter recently asked me what I think about abortion.  She walked into the kitchen, poked around the refrigerator, then spun around and blurted it out: “I can't decide what I think about abortion.  I want to know what you think.”
Columbia Journalism Review:
Report reveals new details about DOJ's seizing of AP phone records  —  With its latest leak indictment last week, the Department of Justice under Donald Trump is now on pace to break the previous record for prosecutions of journalists' sources, just two and a half years into its administration.
Murray Waas / The New York Review of Books:
What Rod Rosenstein Knew When He Helped Trump Fire Comey  —  In May 2017, then Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein agreed to assist President Trump in an effort to fire James Comey as FBI director despite Rosenstein's knowing beforehand that the president had devised a false cover story …
Alex Crawford / Sky News:
Syria: Sky News witnesses horrors of Idlib as crew shelled by regime  —  Sky's Alex Crawford says the crew was attacked with tank shells, as an activist they were travelling with was hit by shrapnel.  —  Created with Sketch.  —  Sky News has gained exclusive access to the bombardment of Idlib …
The Economist:
American voters don't care about the economy  —  If you're a Republican, it looks great—and vice versa  —  James carville, who worked for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign, hung a sign in his Arkansas headquarters in 1992.  Designed to keep the candidate on-message, it read: “Change vs. more of the same.
Discussion: Raw Story
Evan Perez / CNN:
FBI has seen significant rise in white supremacist domestic terrorism in recent months  —  (CNN)The FBI has seen a significant rise in the number of white supremacist domestic terrorism cases in recent months, a senior FBI counterterrorism official said Thursday.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
The Truth Behind Trump Tower Moscow: How Trump Risked Everything For A (Relatively) Tiny Deal  —  It's getting late, and Felix Sater—a onetime Trump partner, two-time convicted felon and longtime federal informant—sits in the back of a New York City restaurant, ready for a drink.
ProPublica:
TurboTax Uses A “Military Discount” to Trick Troops Into Paying to File Their Taxes  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York.  Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published.
VICE News:
Here Are the GOP's Secret Talking Points Defending Alabama's Abortion Law  —  WASHINGTON — In the days since Alabama's passage of the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, national Republicans have tried to distance themselves from its most controversial provisions that would outlaw abortion even in the case of rape or incest.
Paul Musgrave / Foreign Policy:
IR Theory and ‘Game of Thrones’ Are Both Fantasies  —  They draw on the same narrow slice of European history—and get it wrong anyway.  —  Since the start of the series, Game of Thrones has been catnip for scholars of world politics and foreign policy.  —  They eagerly applied their talents …
Liberty Street Economics:
New China Tariffs Increase Costs to U.S. Households  —  Tariffs on $200 billion of U.S. imports from China subject to earlier 10 percent levies increased to 25 percent beginning May 10, 2019, after a breakdown in trade negotiations.  In this post, we consider the cost of these higher tariffs to the typical U.S. household.
Discussion: CNN and Bloomberg
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Pro-Gun Parkland Teen Kyle Kashuv Apologizes for ‘Inflammatory’ Racial Comments  —  Kyle Kashuv, an ex-Turning Point USA star, says he's sorry for ‘idiotic comments’ he made in text messages circulating among right-wing activists and Parkland students this week.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
‘100%’ of illegal immigrant families released into U.S.: DHS  —  Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Thursday that “100%” of illegal immigrant families in the new border surge are being released into communities, rather than being held and deported.
Discussion: IJR
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Geoffrey Rush Awarded $1.9 Million in #MeToo Defamation Case  —  Geoffrey Rush has been awarded $1.9 million after winning a defamation case against Australia's Nationwide News over a story published in the company's Daily Telegraph, multiple media outlets reported on Thursday.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Waiting for Obama  —  Barack Obama is literally more popular than Jesus among Democrats.  Unfortunately, neither the former president nor any of the party's 23 candidates currently seeking the 2020 nomination know quite what to do with that information.  —  Of course, before any serious …
Marshall Zelinger / KUSA-TV:
Colorado Secretary of State's Office asks Planned Parenthood for edits on news release  —  Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold's office asked Planned Parenthood to look over a news release announcing restricted travel to Alabama after it passed a strict abortion ban.
 
 
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
Senate passes last-minute $19.1 billion disaster relief package
Discussion: The Week and Daily Kos
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo News:
Trump declares man he appointed secretary of state ‘totally ill prepared and ill equipped’ for the job
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump makes unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery
Discussion: Fox News
Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon, White House to Discuss Plan for More Mideast Troops
Alex Johnson / NBC News:
VA employee charged with hiding cameras in women's restroom
HuffPost:
National Democrats Are Set To Help 2 Abortion Opponents Win Governorships
Discussion: ABC News, Denver Post and CNN
 Earlier Items: 
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Let's Not Forget the Establishment Clause
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Democrats ramp up pressure on Trump for answers on ‘outrageous’ …
Carissa House-Dunphy / Bipartisan Report:
Dem Coalition Calls Out Trump For Harassing Americans Like Master Trolls
Josh Zumbrun / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Administration Rolls Out $16 Billion Farm-Aid Program
Discussion: Mother Jones and Cafe Hayek
Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
I Wrote to John Walker Lindh. He Wrote Back.
Discussion: Washington Post, Law & Crime and NPR
Douglas Hanks / Miami Herald:
Documents detail how Jerry Falwell Jr. went into South Beach venture with ‘pool boy’