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1:50 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 …
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Axios:
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” …
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.
Washington Post:
Trump appears to contradict Bolton on North Korea, expresses ‘confidence’ in Kim  —  TOKYO — President Trump appeared to contradict his national security adviser on foreign soil in an early morning tweet Sunday, noting that while some in his administration were “disturbed” …
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Trump and Kim Jong Un ‘agree in their assessment’ of Biden, Sarah Sanders says
Discussion: The Week
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: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
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.”
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 5-26-19: Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Liz Cheney, Sen. Martha McSally  —  A rush transcript of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” airing on Sunday, May 26, 2019 on ABC News is below.  This copy may not be in its final form, may be updated and may contain minor transcription errors.
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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 …
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Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:   U.S. AMBASSADOR URGES JEWS IN GERMANY TO WEAR KIPPOT AND NOT CONCEAL IDENTITY
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
‘Ghosted’: GOP abandons female House hopeful despite talk of electing women  —  Before Leigh Brown ran for a vacant House seat in North Carolina earlier this year, she got plenty of encouragement from Republicans in Washington eager to grow the ranks of GOP women in Congress.
Discussion: Raw Story and Hullabaloo
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
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump turns the full force of the government on perceived political enemies  —  Analysis: The president is wielding power in ways not seen in the United States in generations — if ever.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump found four former federal officials guilty of “treason” …
Roger Kimball / American Greatness:
Let's Call the Russian Collusion ‘Hoax’ What it Really Is  —  During the Japanese bombardment of Shanghai in 1932, the Austrian essayist Karl Kraus was anguishing over the placement of commas in a column.  It might seem futile at such a moment, he told a friend, but “if those who are obliged …
Maggie Severns / Politico:
Buttigieg pushes for massive fundraising haul to cement top-tier status  —  Pete Buttigieg is aiming to shake the Democratic presidential race with a massive fundraising total this quarter, staking his claim in the top tier of the primary and demonstrating staying power after rocketing to prominence two months ago.
Mark DeCambre / MarketWatch:
The richest 10% of households now represent 70% of all U.S. wealth  —  The rich are getting richer.  It is a refrain that has certainly been uttered before, and likely will again, as Deutsche Bank Securities' chief economist points out that the gap between the haves and have-nots in the U.S. is, indeed, widening.
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
‘If I disappear’: Chinese students make farewell messages amid crackdowns over labor activism  —  BEIJING — The video opens with the 21-year-old sociology student facing the camera.  His voice quivers as he recounts his interrogation — his humiliation — for days at the hands of Beijing police.
 
 
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
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Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
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Washington Post:
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Discussion: Axios and Raw Story
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Discussion: Raw Story