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8:25 AM ET, May 27, 2019


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Washington Post:
Still angling for a deal, Trump backs Kim Jong Un over Biden, Bolton and Japan  —  TOKYO — President Trump is so determined to sell his vision of peace with North Korea that he is prepared to back Kim Jong Un over his advisers, his allies and his fellow Americans.
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Sarah Sanders: North Korean missile tests aren't ‘bothering’ Trump  —  White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in an interview Sunday that recent missile tests by North Korea aren't “bothering” President Trump, despite concerns by some that they violated a United Nations resolution.
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
GOP Armed Services senator breaks with Trump: I find North Korean missile tests ‘very disturbing’  —  Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of the Senate Armed Services committee, broke with President Trump on Sunday over North Korean missile tests.  —  Speaking on CNN's “State of the Union …
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.
Washington Post:
Trump climbs into a sumo ring to present a 60-pound 'President's Cup' in highlight of Japan trip
Discussion: Splinter, CNN, Raw Story, UPI, Vox and Althouse
Meridith McGraw / ABC News:
Donald Trump defends dictator Kim Jong Un, bashes Joe Biden from Japan
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Sanders: Trump and Kim Jong Un agree on assessment of Biden
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
European Election Results Show Growing Split Over Union's Future  —  BRUSSELS — Populists and nationalists who want to chip away at the European Union's powers increased their share in Europe's Parliament after four days of continent-wide elections, but it was not the deluge that many traditionalists had feared.
Tim Ball / Politico:
In pictures: European election highs and lows  —  In Manchester, Brexit Party supporters are overjoyed as results are displayed on televisions at the convention center.  —  New Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe told Sky News the U.K. result is a “clear instruction from the British people” that they are reaffirming they want Brexit.
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
EU in photos: How the results in the world's biggest multi-country election unfolded
Discussion: BBC and Politico
Washington Post:
European Parliament elections: Voters deny traditional centrists a majority, boost euroskeptics and Greens
Discussion: BBC, CNBC and Power Line
Christian Oliver / Politico:
Greece's Tsipras calls snap election after EU poll drubbing
Stephanie Liechtenstein / Washington Post:
Austria's big political crisis — what just happened?
New York Times:
‘Wow, What Is That?’  Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects  —  WASHINGTON — The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast.
Discussion: Splinter and Fox News
Claudia Koerner / BuzzFeed News:
An Indiana Man Who Vandalized A Synagogue With Nazi Symbols Admitted How Far-Right Figures Radicalized Him  —  An Indiana man who plead guilty to defacing a synagogue with Nazi symbolism detailed to federal agents his road to radicalization, including meeting with members …
Discussion: Splinter, and Law & Crime
Washington Post:
Joe Biden's campaign of limited exposure: How long can he keep it up?  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to enjoy ice cream with New Hampshire voters to celebrate Memorial Day.  He won't be far from former congressman John Delaney, another presidential candidate, who's in the midst …
Discussion: Axios
New York Times:
With the 2020 Democratic Field Set, Candidates Begin the Races Within the Race  —  NEWTON, Iowa — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has built an early lead in the month since he entered the presidential campaign, confidently projecting himself as the Democratic front-runner and the candidate best positioned to defeat President Trump.
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:   The Insults Trump Has Hurled at 2020 Democrats
Neal Rothschild / Axios:
Trump's tweets are losing their potency  —  President Trump's tweets don't pack the punch they did at the outset of his presidency.  His Twitter interaction rate — a measure of the impact given how much he tweets and how many people follow him — has tumbled precipitously, according to data from CrowdTangle.
Discussion: Raw Story
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
Washington Post:
Trump falls short on infrastructure after promising to build roads, bridges and consensus  —  Business leaders and communities around the country are expressing alarm that the bitter partisan impasse in Washington is paralyzing efforts to revamp the nation's deteriorating and outdated infrastructure.
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
Macron Chastened as French Voters Hand Narrow Victory to Le Pen  — Le Pen set for second straight win in European election  — French Greens come third as traditional parties fade away  —  French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a narrow defeat to Marine Le Pen's nationalist movement …
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Discussion: Raw Story
Daily Mail:
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Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Christian rightwingers warn abortion fight could spark US civil war
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Chris Wallace forces Lindsey Graham to watch old clips of himself calling for Clinton's impeachment
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