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5:05 PM ET, May 26, 2019


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Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
Cheney won't respond to tweet about Biden, says she supports Trump's N. Korea policy  —  Rep. Liz Cheney, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, refused to directly respond to President Donald Trump's Saturday night tweet praising North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's criticism …
Sarah Sanders defends Trump siding with Kim Jong-un on Joe Biden  —  Speaking from Tokyo in her first “Meet the Press” interview ever, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told NBC's Chuck Todd that President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un “agree in their assessment” …
Agence France-Presse:
Jews in Germany warned of risks of wearing kippah cap in public  —  Government commissioner says lifting of inhibitions and rise of uncouthness are factors behind rising incidence of antisemitism  —  Germany's government commissioner on antisemitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers …
Discussion: BBC, CNN, Jihad Watch and Slate
Justin Gomez / ABC News:
'It's a continuing horror show': Buttigieg sounds off on current state of Washington  —  Tensions between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are at an all-time high, with the party leaders in a war of words with each other and negotiations over infrastructure coming to a screeching halt this week.
ABC News:   ‘This Week’ Transcript 5-26-19: Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Liz Cheney, Sen. Martha McSally
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Buttigieg says Trump slandering troops by mulling pardons for those accused of war crimes
Discussion: Breitbart and Axios
Red Painter / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Jim Acosta: A Senior White House Official Told Me 'The President's Insane'  —  Jim Acosta's new book, aptly called “The Enemy of the People”, will pull back the curtain even farther on a dysfunctional White House and a dangerous President  —  Remember when Donald Trump flipped out on Jim Acosta …
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
John McCain Recited Names Of Dictators During Trump Inaugural, Senator Says  —  Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, sat next to McCain during Trump's January 2017 speech.  —  DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. John McCain repeatedly compared President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Caller
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Chris Wallace forces Lindsey Graham to watch old clips of himself calling for Clinton's impeachment  —  Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday confronted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with old video clips of himself calling for then-President Bill Clinton's impeachment.
New York Times:
The Insults Trump Has Hurled at 2020 Democrats  —  Joseph R. Biden Jr. is “sleepy,” Bernie Sanders is “crazy” and Elizabeth Warren is “angry.”  Since January, President Trump has attacked several of the Democrats competing for his job — some more than others.  Here are the candidates Mr. Trump has insulted so far.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:   Bernie Sanders, No Longer the Front-Runner, Brings Campaign Home to Vermont
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Crazy Is as Crazy Does  —  WASHINGTON — Sometimes, as the light comes in my bedroom window and I start to wake up, my mind drifts to other things.  —  I think about how talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge is, with her two mordant shows, “Killing Eve” and “Fleabag.”
Daily Mail:
Look who's eyeing up a comeback!  David Cameron is considering a dramatic political return by standing again as an MP, friends reveal  —  David Cameron is considering making a dramatic political comeback by standing again for Parliament, friends have told The Mail on Sunday.
Will Bunch /
Trump bullies Dems, other foes into cowardice.  Without courage, America may be lost  —  Donald Trump, you may have noticed, is not like other people.  No surprise - you don't live the American Dream of becoming president without bringing something unique to the table …
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Christian rightwing figures warn abortion fight could lead to civil war  —  Wave of extreme bans appears to have amped up predictions by magazines and politicians that abortion is cause of coming conflict  —  Prominent figures on the Christian right in the US ranging from religious magazines …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Nancy Pelosi and Fakebook's Dirty Tricks  —  This latest doctored video proves that Facebook as we knew it is over.  —  Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.  —  So, Fakebook it is.  —  This week, unlike YouTube, Facebook decided to keep up a video deliberately …
Stephen Gruber-Miller / Des Moines Register:
Chuck Grassley will apply for Trump's federal farm bailout cash for the second time  —  ‘If he fails it could be a catastrophe’ Sen. Grassley on speaks on Trump tariffs  —  For the second time, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley will apply for financial assistance from the federal government to lessen …
Discussion: Vox
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Renato Mariotti / Politico:
Why Trump's Stonewalling Legal Strategy Will Keep Failing
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
John Aidan Byrne / New York Post:
JPMorgan Chase accused of purging accounts of conservative activists
Stephanie Liechtenstein / Washington Post:
Austria's big political crisis — what just happened?
Discussion: Politico
Jill Lepore / New York Times:
Don't Let Nationalists Speak for the Nation
Meridith McGraw / ABC News:
President Trump awards giant President's Cup trophy to sumo wrestling champion
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Roger Kimball / American Greatness:
Let's Call the Russian Collusion ‘Hoax’ What it Really Is
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
‘Ghosted’: GOP abandons female House hopeful despite talk of electing women
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Mark DeCambre / MarketWatch:
The richest 10% of households now represent 70% of all U.S. wealth
Maggie Severns / Politico:
Buttigieg pushes for massive fundraising haul to cement top-tier status
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump turns the full force of the government on perceived political enemies
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Jon Meacham: Trump Trying to ‘Stoke Fear’ With ‘Treason’ Talk, Similar to McCarthy Era
Discussion: Grabien News
John Blake / CNN:
How an internet mob falsely painted a Chipotle employee as racist
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
‘If I disappear’: Chinese students make farewell messages amid crackdowns over labor activism
Charles Davis / HuffPost:
Tulsi Gabbard's Top Online Fundraiser Is A Las Vegas Shooting Conspiracy Theorist