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12:30 AM ET, May 28, 2020


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Washington Post:
Trump expected to sign executive order that could threaten punishment against Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations of political bias  —  The president is expected to sign the order on Thursday.  —  President Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday that could open …
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Tech billionaires are plotting sweeping, secret plans to boost Joe Biden  —  Reid Hoffman, Eric Schmidt, Dustin Moskovitz, and Laurene Powell Jobs, Silicon Valley's new power set, are instrumental to fulfilling Democrats' four-year-long quest to oust Donald Trump.  Getty Images
Daniel Villarreal / Newsweek:
Zuckerberg Says Twitter Is Wrong to Fact-Check Trump  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticized Twitter on Wednesday after the microblogging platform fact-checked a tweet of President Donald Trump's that claimed mail-in voting increases voter fraud.  —  Twitter tagged Trump's tweets …
Discussion: Disrn
Avie Schneider / NPR:
Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media After Twitter Adds Warning To His Tweets
Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown
Discussion: Breitbart
Donald G. McNeil Jr / New York Times:
‘We Loved Each Other’: Fauci Recalls Larry Kramer, Friend and Nemesis  —  In public, the activist berated the infectious disease expert for federal inaction on AIDS.  But their affection lasted decades and changed the course of the epidemic.  —  “How did I meet Larry?
Discussion: Variety
Daniel Lewis / New York Times:
Larry Kramer, Playwright and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84  —  He worked hard to shock the country into dealing with AIDS as a public-health emergency.  But his confrontational approach could sometimes overshadow his achievements.  —  Larry Kramer, the noted writer whose raucous …
Andrew Restuccia / Wall Street Journal:
Fauci Warns About Hydroxychloroquine and In-Person Party Conventions
Business Insider:
The Trump campaign's new chief of staff was arrested on campaign finance charges in 2016 after cops busted her boyfriend for cocaine and found incriminating texts on his phone  — Stephanie Alexander was named chief of staff of Donald Trump's re-election campaign on Tuesday.
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Joe Biden Humiliates Trump With Powerful Message As US Passes 100K Virus Deaths  —  As Trump is threatening Twitter, Joe Biden delivered a powerful and heartfelt message as the US passed 100,000 coronavirus deaths.  —  Biden said: … Video: … Biden's message revealed just how inadequate and humiliating Trump is as a president.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Talking Points Memo
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Trump's Mental State Collapses Over Twitter Fact Check  —  Trump is referring to himself in the third person: … Trump is spreading more Joe Scarborough murder conspiracies: … Trump threatened Twitter: … All of these events happened within one hour.
Brian Klaas / Washington Post:
Why does Trump get away with everything?
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times in 10 years  —  The Republican spokeswoman has said it shouldn't be available to everyone.  —  For a week, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has defended President Donald Trump's assault on vote-by-mail, insisting …
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
Christian Cooper, That Central Park Incident and His Feelings About Her Fate  —  Christian Cooper is already back birding at Central Park.  “I'm not excusing the racism,” he said.  “But I don't know if her life needed to be torn apart.”  —  His binoculars around his neck, Christian Cooper …
Kyle Smith / National Review:   The Central Park Dog Case Is Covington 2.0
Errin Haines / Washington Post:
‘This invokes a history of terror’: Central Park incident between white woman and black man is part of a fraught legacy
Discussion: CityLab
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The real nightmare scenario for this fall's elections  —  When people raise fears about nightmare scenarios in this fall's elections, they're usually talking about something big and dramatic — President Trump trying to postpone or cancel the election; or Trump refusing to accept the election results in some way.
jsonline:   Wisconsin election officials agree to mail absentee ballot request forms to most voters
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Wisconsin election officials agree to send voters ballot applications
Discussion: The Hill
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
'There's no stigma attached to wearing a mask': McConnell makes plea in favor of face masks  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday made an extensive pitch for Americans to don face masks as a means to begin returning the country to normalcy while the coronavirus remains a threat.
Discussion: Axios, and Politico
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
For a numbers-obsessed Trump, there's one he has tried to ignore: 100,000 dead
Discussion: The Hill and POLITICUSUSA
Fox News:
Barr asks US Attorney John Bash to review ‘unmasking’ before and after 2016 election, DOJ tells Fox News  —  Attorney General Bill Barr has asked U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash to review the practice of “unmasking” before and after the 2016 presidential election …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:   Barr appoints Texas prosecutor to review Obama officials' ‘unmasking’ requests
The Right-Wing Legal Network Is Now Openly Pushing Conspiracy Theories  —  The right-wing legal network spawned by the Federalist Society has finally gone full Trumpian.  It has morphed from a group of apparently principled conservatives debating high-minded theories of legal interpretation …
The Guardian:
Revealed: conservative group fighting to restrict voting tied to powerful dark money network
Discussion: Politico and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:
Conservative Activists Lose Lawsuit That Accused Twitter, Google and Facebook of Censorship  —  A federal court dismissed activist Laura Loomer's lawsuit against several tech platforms on Wednesday.  The complaint alleged a far-flung conspiracy to censor conservative speech.
Discussion: The Verge
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Appeals court ruling suggests little legal traction for Trump's anti-Twitter campaign
Discussion: and Axios
Nick Swartsell / Dallas Morning News:
Longtime Texas congressman Sam Johnson, POW in Vietnam, dies at age 89  —  Staunch conservative served 28 years in Congress and seven years in the Hanoi Hilton after being shot down.  —  WASHINGTON— Retired congressman Sam Johnson, a conservative stalwart whose service to country spanned seven years …
Fox News:   Sam Johnson, former Texas congressman and Vietnam POW, dead at 89
Alexa Ura / The Texas Tribune:
Texas Supreme Court: Lack of immunity to coronavirus alone isn't enough for mail-in ballot  —  Although the court sided with state Attorney General Ken Paxton's interpretation of what constitutes a disability, it indicated that it is up to voters to assess their health and determine if they meet …
Sam Dean / Los Angeles Times:
He was part of Amazon's coronavirus hiring spree.  Two weeks later he was dead  —  When Harry Sentoso got called back to work at an Amazon delivery center in Irvine in late March, he was excited.  —  He had been working in Amazon warehouses on and off for two years, always hoping to get a full …
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Biden says he'll pick running mate by Aug. 1  —  Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic candidate for president, told supporters Wednesday night that his campaign has interviewed every candidate on his short list to be his running mate and hoped to name the woman by Aug. 1.
Discussion: The Hill
Barbara McQuade / Just Security:
Eli Lake's Omissions and Misleading Facts in Defense of Michael Flynn  —  Eli Lake's essay in Commentary about the “railroading” of Michael Flynn has been lauded lauded by one commentator as “the best summary of the pro-Flynn argument you'll ever read,” and deemed “a comprehensive breakdown on Flynn's side of the case.”
The Daily Beast:
Trump Administration Preps New Weapons Sale To Saudi Arabia  —  Congress has rejected weapons sales to the Saudis.  The now-fired State Department inspector general was looking into them.  Team Trump is going for a sequel anyway.  —  When State Department inspector general Steve Linick was abruptly fired …
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
You cannot keep from getting swept up in Trump's agenda without a firm grasp on your own  —  The 2020 campaign is here.  Those who are covering it had better figure out what they are for, or they will end up as his enablers— as they were in 2016.  —  Not sure how long I'm going to be doing this.
USA Today:
103-year-old Massachusetts woman beats coronavirus, celebrates with Bud Light  —  EASTON, Mass. - Shelley Gunn describes her Polish grandmother, Jennie Stejna, as having a feisty spirit.  Stejna certainly displayed that spirit as the 103-year-old woman recently survived a bout with the coronavirus.
Andrew Van Dam / Washington Post:
The unluckiest generation in U.S. history  —  Millennials have faced the worst economic odds, and many will never recover  —  After accounting for the present crisis, the average millennial has experienced slower economic growth since entering the workforce than any other generation in U.S. history.
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Discussion: Politico
Maggie Miller / The Hill:
Republicans working on legislation to strip Twitter of federal liability protections
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trump brags about getting Republicans elected. Research suggests his endorsements cost 15 seats.
Discussion: Raw Story
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
The U.S. death toll has reached 100,000.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer:
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Discussion: Political Wire
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Fed finds new challenge for the economy: Workers who don't want to come back to their jobs
James Poniewozik / New York Times:
Trump Said, ‘I Have the Best Words.’ Now They're Hers.
Discussion: Progress Pond
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Trump administration to end Iran deal waivers in a blow to Obama-era pact
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
CNBC Segment Explodes as Andrew Ross Sorkin Accuses Joe Kernen of Being in the Tank for Trump …