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7:15 AM ET, May 26, 2020


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Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Top Republican yanks endorsement of House candidate who made offensive social media posts  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is rescinding his endorsement of GOP congressional candidate Ted Howze after POLITICO uncovered dozens of derogatory social media posts from his accounts.
Kali Holloway / The Daily Beast:
Shaun King Keeps Raising Money, and Questions About Where It Goes  —  ‘LEVELS OF CONFLICT’  —  He blamed issues at The North Star on over-ambition, but seven former employees of the site King launched with great fanfare painted a darker picture.  —  When Shaun King and progressive journalist …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Trump's poor handling of the crisis may lose him the GOP's most reliable voters  —  One of the most durable political assets that Republicans have enjoyed throughout the 21st century is their edge among Americans 65 and older, who tend to turn out at the polls more reliably any other group.
Discussion: Raw Story
David Siders / Politico:
Trump sees a ‘rigged election’ ahead. Democrats see a constitutional crisis in the making.
Discussion: Raw Story and Rolling Stone
A white woman has apologized after calling police on a black man and saying 'there's an African American man threatening my life'  —  (CNN)A white woman has apologized for calling police on a black man in Central Park on Monday, after the two argued about her unleashed dog.
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC New York:
Central Park Confrontation Goes Viral, as White Woman Calls Cops on Black Man Over Dog Leash  —  A viral video shows a white woman calling police on a black man and frantically claiming he was threatening her after a disagreement over leashing her dog  —  A white woman called the NYPD …
Megan Sheets / Daily Mail:
Rep Ilhan Omar says she believes Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden and that he shouldn't be the Democratic presidential nominee - but will STILL vote for him  — The Minnesota lawmaker said if it were up to her, Joe Biden would not be the Democratic nominee for president
Discussion: Washington Times and Fox News
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Trump vastly outspending Biden in presidential campaign ad wars
Discussion: NBC News
Van Gordon Sauter / Wall Street Journal:
The ‘Liberal Leaning’ Media Has Passed Its Tipping Point  —  A return to balance would be commercially unviable.  The best solution may be an honest embrace of bias.  —  About 35 years ago I was sitting at lunch next to Jeane Kirkpatrick, a onetime Democrat who became a foreign-policy adviser …
Discussion: Mediaite and his vorpal sword
Hunter Woodall / The Daily Beast:
Trump Calls Marine Corps Veteran and Congressman ‘an American Fraud’ on Memorial Day  —  SEMPER FI  —  President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Memorial Day to call a sitting congressman and Marine Corps veteran “an American fraud.”  In the Monday afternoon tweet, Trump …
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain  —  The president is spreading a vile conspiracy theory on the platform.  Maybe Twitter should finally hold him to its rules.  —  Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.  —  “Please delete those tweets,” …
'Something isn't right': U.S. probes soaring beef prices  —  Supermarket customers are paying more for beef than they have in decades during the coronavirus pandemic.  But at the same time, the companies that process the meat for sale are paying farmers and ranchers staggeringly low prices for cattle.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
In crucial Florida, some senior voters cast a skeptical eye toward Trump's reelection  —  Allen Lehner was a Republican until Donald Trump became his party's nominee in 2016.  The 74-year-old retiree says he couldn't bring himself to vote for someone who lied, belittled others …
Discussion: Raw Story
Allan Smith / NBC News:
'I'm looking for the truth': States face criticism for COVID-19 data cover-ups  —  As states ramp up their reopenings, some are coming under criticism for making public misleading statistics or concealing information related to the coronavirus outbreak.  —  While the U.S. has reported …
Discussion: WND and The Daily Caller
Susan Hattis Rolef / Jerusalem Post:
The opening of Netanyahu's trial - in search of justice or a vendetta  —  Grosso modo Netanyahu's position is that, in general, the whole legal process against him has no justification or legitimacy.  —  This article was written before the trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
My Mother Died of the Coronavirus.  It's Time She Be Counted.  —  Not having an accurate, honest, nationwide way to tally Covid-19 cases will only add to the current tragedy.  —  Dr. Rosenthal is a contributing opinion writer.  —  We recently received the death certificate for my mother …
POLITICO Playbook: When powerful people think the rules aren't for them  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  HERE'S SOMETHING THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST to the JOE BIDEN vetting squad: News reports have Michigan Gov. GRETCHEN WHITMER'S husband pulling the “don't-you-know-who-I-am” card with a vacation boat dock worker …
Discussion: detroitnews and New York Times
Gideon Rachman / Financial Times:
Jair Bolsonaro's populism is leading Brazil to disaster  —  If life were a morality tale, the Covid-19 antics would turn Brazilians against the populist president  —  On a visit to Brazil last year, I had a chat with a prominent financier about the parallels between Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro.
Joshua Posaner / Politico:
German government takes controls at Lufthansa with bailout  —  BERLIN — Good evening ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking ... the German federal government.  —  Berlin agreed to a €9 billion deal on Monday to save flag carrier Lufthansa, turning the German government …
Discussion: Lufthansa Group
Fact check: Trump has spent far more time at golf clubs than Obama had at same point  —  Washington (CNN)Criticized for golfing twice on a Memorial Day weekend during which the US coronavirus death toll approached 100,000, President Donald Trump responded Sunday and Monday by drawing attention …
Discussion: KDFX-TV, Common Dreams and Breitbart
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.
Eric Cortellessa / Washington Monthly:
Trump Sabotaged America's Recovery Even Before COVID-19 Began  —  The president's pre-pandemic fiscal recklessness will slow the nation's rebound.  —  “Vaccine or no vaccine, we're back,” President Donald Trump said last week as governors nationwide began relaxing the restrictions prompted by Covid-19.
Discussion: Raw Story
The vote-by-mail cases that could decide the 2020 election  —  How vote-by-mail could change the 2020 election  —  In this weekly column “Cross Exam,” Elie Honig, a CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor, gives his take on the latest legal news.  Post your questions below.
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Gateway Pundit
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Jerusalem Post:
One in five English people believe COVID is a Jewish conspiracy - survey
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Paul LeBlanc / CNN:
Federal judge rules Florida felons can't be barred from voting because they owe court fines
David Marcus / The Federalist:
Restaurant Owners In New York City Fight Back
Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt / The Forward:
A prophet in his own city: Jacob Kornbluh, the Hasidic reporter standing up for social-distancing
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
Nathan Heller / New Yorker:
A Window Onto an American Nightmare
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Kesling / Wall Street Journal:
Swastikas Are Carved Into Three Military Gravestones. A Veteran Wants Them Removed.
Baltimore Sun:
President Trump speaks at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, likening military service to those on front lines …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Five Simple Tricks for Stealing the Election
Discussion: Raw Story
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top
Wenxin Fan / Wall Street Journal:
Wuhan Tests Nine Million People for Coronavirus in 10 Days
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. Then the Plan Went South.