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11:40 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
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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 …
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 …
Washington Post:
Trump climbs into a sumo ring to present a 60-pound 'President's Cup' in highlight of Japan trip
Discussion: Splinter, UPI, Al Jazeera, Althouse and Mediaite
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
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, Law & Crime and twitchy.com
Bloomberg:
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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Washington Post:
European Parliament elections: Voters deny traditional centrists a majority, boost euroskeptics and Greens
Discussion: Power Line, CNBC and BBC
Christian Oliver / Politico:
Greece's Tsipras calls snap election after EU poll drubbing
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
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.
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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 …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders, No Longer the Front-Runner, Brings Campaign Home to Vermont
Discussion: Washington Post
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: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
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
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, Slate and Meduza.io
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Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:   U.S. AMBASSADOR URGES JEWS IN GERMANY TO WEAR KIPPOT AND NOT CONCEAL IDENTITY
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
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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
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
How Liberalism Loses  —  An inflexible agenda and a global retreat.  —  In Australia a week ago, the party of the left lost an election it was supposed to win, to a conservative government headed by an evangelical Christian who won working-class votes by opposing liberal climate policies.
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Jill Lepore / New York Times:   Don't Let Nationalists Speak for the Nation
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: Raw Story
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.
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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
 
 
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Peter Wade / Rolling Stone:
Rep. Duncan Hunter Admits Taking Photos of Dead Combatants While in Marines
Discussion: Times of San Diego and Politico
Zach Dorfman / Politico:
The Spy Case That Made Adam Schiff a Russia Hawk
Minyvonne Burke / Associated Press:
African American women graduate in record number from West Point
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Todd Shepherd / Washington Free Beacon:
Rep Porter: Congressional Clout Helped Erase My Medical Bills
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
Trump bullies Dems, other foes into cowardice. Without courage, America may be lost
John Aidan Byrne / New York Post:
JPMorgan Chase accused of purging accounts of conservative activists
 Earlier Items: 
Daily Mail:
Look who's eyeing up a comeback! …
Stephanie Liechtenstein / Washington Post:
Austria's big political crisis — what just happened?
Stephen Gruber-Miller / Des Moines Register:
Chuck Grassley will apply for Trump's federal farm bailout cash for the second time
Discussion: Vox
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
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump turns the full force of the government on perceived political enemies
Discussion: National Review