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6:45 PM ET, May 26, 2019


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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Sarah Sanders Says Trump and Kim ‘Agree in Their Assessment’ of Biden  —  President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, “agree” in their negative assessment of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Sunday.
Discussion: CNN and UPI
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” …
Washington Post:   Joe Biden's campaign of limited exposure: How long can he keep it up?
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
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
Why Trump's Stonewalling Legal Strategy Will Keep Failing  —  In the space of three days this week, two federal judges ruled decisively in favor of Congress' right to subpoena President Donald Trump's personal financial and business records.  The speed of the decisions …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
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
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
Discussion: Grabien News
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 …
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Christian rightwingers warn abortion fight could spark US civil war  —  Wave of extreme bans seems to have amped up predictions of coming conflict  —  Prominent figures on the Christian right in the US ranging from religious magazines to authors to elected politicians have warned that the fight …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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
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: Althouse, Mediaite and The Daily Caller
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 …
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.”
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 …
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Tony Schinella / Concord, NH Patch:
Law Enforcement Lobbyist Arrested On Assault, Other Charges
Discussion: Breitbart and
Christian Oliver / Politico:
Greece's Tsipras calls snap election after EU poll drubbing
Macron Chastened as French Exit Polls Show Narrow Le Pen Win
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?
Jill Lepore / New York Times:
Don't Let Nationalists Speak for the Nation
Stephen Gruber-Miller / Des Moines Register:
Chuck Grassley will apply for Trump's federal farm bailout cash for the second time
Discussion: Vox
Meridith McGraw / ABC News:
President Trump awards giant President's Cup trophy to sumo wrestling champion
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
 Earlier Items: 
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
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