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3:40 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” …
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Trump and Kim Jong Un ‘agree in their assessment’ of Biden, Sarah Sanders says
Discussion: The Week
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
Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:
U.S. AMBASSADOR URGES JEWS IN GERMANY TO WEAR KIPPOT AND NOT CONCEAL IDENTITY  —  Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany, tweeted: “The opposite is true.  Wear your kippa.  Wear your friend's kippa.  Borrow a kippa and wear it for our Jewish neighbors.”  —  The US government's …
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
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.
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.”
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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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
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
How Trump Wins Next Year
Charles Davis / HuffPost:
Tulsi Gabbard's Top Online Fundraiser Is A Las Vegas Shooting Conspiracy Theorist