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3:15 PM ET, May 25, 2020

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Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president?  —  At various times over the past three and a half years, many of us have asked what would happen if President Trump truly went over the edge or if his behavior became so frightening that his unfitness for the most powerful position on Earth could no longer be denied.
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Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months  —  NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home.  —  Since abruptly canceling …
Trevor Hunnicutt / Reuters:
Out of the house: Biden makes first public campaign stop in weeks
Discussion: The Hill
Baltimore Sun:
President Trump speaks at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, likening military service to those on front lines …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Trump doubles up on Memorial Day events
Discussion: Breitbart
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
On weekend dedicated to war dead, Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims and plays golf
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President  —  So many mysteries surround Donald Trump: the contents of his tax returns, the apparent miracle of his graduation from college.  Some of them are merely curiosities; others are of national importance, such as whether he understood the nuclear-weapons briefing given to every president.
Politico:
Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina  —  President Donald Trump on Monday morning threatened to move August's Republican National Convention out of North Carolina unless there are guarantees the state will let everyone attend.  —  “I love the Great State …
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Andrew Restuccia / Wall Street Journal:   Trump Threatens to Pull Republican Convention From North Carolina
Fox News:
Trump threatens to find new GOP convention site if North Carolina governor won't allow full attendance
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Happy Memorial Day  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE PRESIDENT'S MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGES, on Twitter this morning: 8:16 a.m.: “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!” ...  8:18 a.m.: “TRANSITION TO GREATNESS!  Get ready, it is already happening again!” ...  retweet of 11:06 p.m. tweet: “OBAMAGATE” …
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Associated Press:   US faces Memorial Day like no other under virus restrictions
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Tweets and Golfs, but Makes No Mention of Virus's Toll  —  Coronavirus deaths in the United States approached a staggering 100,000, a number the president once predicted would never be reached.  —  WASHINGTON — As President Trump's motorcade pulled into his golf club in Virginia …
Discussion: Common Dreams, The Hill and Vox
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Is This the Blueprint for Sanders and AOC to Take Over the Democratic Party?  —  “When [Donald] Trump assumed the presidency after a 2016 election that Democrats should have won by a landslide ...” writes John Nichols in his new book, “the crisis came into focus.  It was not the Republican Party that was ruining our politics.
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Five Simple Tricks for Stealing the Election  —  Sure, he could use ordinary cheating to eke out another narrow Electoral College win and popular vote loss.  But he has other cards up his sleeve if that doesn't work out this time.  —  BEAST INSIDE
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Bari Weiss / New York Times:
Why Joe Rogan's Spotify Deal Matters  —  Talking to the podcasting king about his monster Spotify deal.  —  Ms. Weiss is an Opinion staff writer and editor, and the author of “How to Fight Anti-Semitism.”  —  When I saw the news that the king of all podcasting, Joe Rogan …
Wenxin Fan / Wall Street Journal:
Wuhan Tests Nine Million People for Coronavirus in 10 Days  —  City used ‘sample pooling’ for mass-testing regimen after a handful of fresh cases sparked concern  —  HONG KONG—The central Chinese city of Wuhan said early Monday that it had collected coronavirus swab tests from more than nine million …
David Siders / Politico:
Trump sees a ‘rigged election’ ahead.  Democrats see a constitutional crisis in the making.  —  First he lit into Michigan and Nevada, threatening to withhold federal funding because of his assertion that both states were preparing to commit voter fraud through mail-in ballot applications.
Discussion: Raw Story and Rolling Stone
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya.  Then the Plan Went South.  —  A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya's chaos.  —  CAIRO — Two former British marines piloted their boats, a pair of military-grade inflatables …
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Trump Wants Schools ‘Opened ASAP’ After Watching Fox News Segment  —  ‘VERY GOOD INFORMATION’  —  “Schools in our country should be opened ASAP.  Much very good information now available,” Donald Trump tweeted on the eve of Memorial Day as the U.S. coronavirus death toll approached 100,000.
Discussion: The Sun
Axios:
WHO temporarily suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns  —  The World Health Organization is temporarily pausing tests of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment in order to review safety concerns, the agency's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu said Monday.
Discussion: Politico, NBC News and Fox News
Nathan Heller / New Yorker:
A Window Onto an American Nightmare  —  As the homelessness crisis and the coronavirus crisis converge, what can we learn from one city's struggles?  —  Zach Hickson arrived in San Francisco to stay three years ago, at twenty-seven, because nowhere in America seemed more appealing at the time.
Nick Perry / Associated Press:
New Zealand leader carries on with TV interview during quake  —  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely skipped a beat when an earthquake struck during a live television interview  —  WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely skipped a beat …
Discussion: The Wrap
Washington Post:
As Trump removes federal watchdogs, some loyalists replacing them have ‘preposterous’ conflicts  —  The political appointee President Trump installed last week to investigate waste, fraud and abuse at the Transportation Department is the same official in charge of one of the agency's key divisions.
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Michael R. Bloomberg / Bloomberg:   Trump's Firing of Watchdogs Must Be Checked
 
 
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Juan Williams / The Hill:
Justice Thomas seizes his moment in the Trump era
Alexander Osipovich / Wall Street Journal:
NYSE's Floor to Reopen With Masks, Coronavirus Waivers and Handshake Ban
Jason Rantz / MyNorthwest.com:
Gun shot victims counted as Washington coronavirus deaths
Discussion: Sputnik News
Ben Kesling / Wall Street Journal:
Swastikas Are Carved Into Three Military Gravestones. A Veteran Wants Them Removed.
Lawrence H. Summers / Washington Post:
It is hard to imagine the field of political economy without Alberto Alesina
Discussion: Bloomberg
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top
Brandy Zadrozny / NBC News:
A feel-good ad from Facebook boasts a coronavirus group. But it's not quite what it seems.
 Earlier Items: 
Star Tribune:
Trump and the 2020 presidential race
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Caller
Mike Pence / Fox News:
Vice President Mike Pence: This Memorial Day our freedoms are cherished even more. Here's why
Discussion: The Hill
WKMG:
Video: Massive crowds gather in Daytona Beach, residents fear for their safety
Discussion: NPR