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1:55 PM ET, May 23, 2019

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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.
Discussion: PJ Media Home and Mashable
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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: Washington Post and Political Wire
Jordyn Hermani / Politico:
Pelosi: Trump needs ‘an intervention’ after White House blow-up  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Donald Trump needs “an intervention” after his latest “temper tantrum” at the White House, ratcheting up her criticism of a president she says is not fit for office.
Discussion: Political Wire
Associated Press:   War of words intensifies between Trump, Democratic leaders inspires #TrumpMustResign
Grant Stern / Washington Press:
Trump appears to have just accidentally revealed he lied to Mueller in Rose Garden rant
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
After infrastructure blowup, Trump owns Washington gridlock
Discussion: Politico, Fortune and Roll Call
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Trump seems to be transparently mad
David Montanaro / Fox News:
Donald Trump Jr. blasts Pelosi's ‘cover-up’ claim: Democrats don't want my father to have ‘any wins’
Discussion: Politico and Vox
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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New York Times:
Banker Accused of Arranging $16 Million in Loans to Manafort to Gain High-Level Trump Post  —  Stephen M. Calk, the chairman of a small Chicago bank, sought positions including secretary of the Treasury, prosecutors said.  —  The chairman of a Chicago bank has been indicted in Manhattan …
Andrew Martin / Yahoo Finance:
Manafort Banker Charged With Bribery in Seeking Trump Post
Discussion: Bloomberg and Daily Kos
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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.
Discussion: New York Times
Washington Post:
Putin out-prepared Trump in long, freewheeling meeting, Rex Tillerson told House panel  —  Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Russian President Vladimir Putin out-prepared President Trump during a key meeting in Germany …
Josh Zumbrun / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Administration Rolls Out $16 Billion Farm-Aid Program  —  Direct payments to farmers is intended to offset impact of trade conflict with China  —  WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said it would spend $16 billion to offset the impact on American agriculture from the trade conflict with China …
Discussion: Mother Jones
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Bloomberg:
U.S. Seeks to Avoid Planting Distortions With New Farm Aid
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
I Wrote to John Walker Lindh.  He Wrote Back.  —  Four years ago, I wrote a letter to John Walker Lindh, then-inmate number 45426-083 in the Terre Haute penitentiary, to ask for advice about jihadism, Islamic law, and the Islamic State.  Lindh is the most famous jihadist America has ever produced.
Discussion: NPR
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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.”
NBC News:
Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress  —  The disclosures come as a federal judge ruled Wednesday that two other banks — Deutsche Bank and Capitol One — can give financial documents to Congress.  —  WASHINGTON — A key congressional committee …
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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.
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Sebastian Murdock / HuffPost:
Parkland Teen Kyle Kashuv, Former Turning Point USA Member, Apologizes For Racist Slurs
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Raw Story and Mediaite
Alan Dershowitz / The Hill:
Are investigations of Trump the new McCarthyism?  —  When I came of age during the 1950s, liberals and civil libertarians were deeply concerned about the abuses of congressional investigations to expose communists and “fellow travelers.”  Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy was using congressional committees to do his dirty work.
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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.
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.
Douglas Hanks / Miami Herald:
Documents detail how Jerry Falwell Jr. went into South Beach venture with ‘pool boy’  —  New court documents offer a peek into how evangelist Jerry Falwell Jr. wound up in the South Beach hotel business with a former Fontainebleau Hotel pool attendant  —  The latest twist involves a top aide …
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 …
Discussion: Reason, IJR and PJ Media Home
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 …
Discussion: The Economist
Carissa House-Dunphy / Bipartisan Report:
Dem Coalition Calls Out Trump For Harassing Americans Like Master Trolls  —  For a man who relishes representing the image of the tough guy, Donald Trump sure does spend a lot of time whining.  On Thursday, the Democratic Coalition reminded Trump that bullies don't get to whine about harassment.
Washington Post:
While teaching, Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters, charging as much as $675 an hour  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters during her career as a professor at Ivy League law schools, charging as much as $675 an hour to advise a variety of clients …
Joe Tacopino / New York Post:
Man allegedly hiding drugs in butt accidentally shoots himself in testicles  —  A bungling felon from Washington state made a series of blunders when he shot himself in the testicles and tried to hide the weapon — all while storing drugs in his anus, a report said Thursday.
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