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9:00 PM ET, May 30, 2020


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Mia Bloom / Just Security:
Far-Right Infiltrators and Agitators in George Floyd Protests: Indicators of White Supremacists  —  When anyone studies the Middle East for as long as I have, you become practically immune to conspiracy theories.  The word in Arabic “muamarrat” is pervasive and after hearing my whole adult life …
Sally Jenkins / Washington Post:
This is why Colin Kaepernick took a knee  —  Two knees.  One protesting in the grass, one pressing on the back of a man's neck.  Choose.  You have to choose which knee you will defend.  There are no half choices; there is no room for indifference.  There is only the knee of protest or the knee on the neck.
USA Today:
Attorney General Barr: Peaceful protests over George Floyd ‘hijacked’ by ‘far left extremist groups’  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said violent protests that have erupted after the death of George Floyd appear to be organized by “anarchic” and “far left extremist groups” pursuing their own aims.
Associated Press:
As Minneapolis burns, mayor takes heat for the response
Discussion: Politico
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Violent protests are not the story. Police violence is.
James Laporta / Associated Press:
Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis
Wall Street Journal:   Minnesota Bolsters Law Enforcement as Protests Roil U.S. After George Floyd's Death
Theo Keith / FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul:
Jail records show most arrested in Minneapolis riots have Minnesota addresses  —  MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The overwhelming majority of people arrested in connection with the Minneapolis unrest have Minnesota addresses, a search of the online Hennepin County Jail log shows.
Discussion: Breitbart, The Daily Caller and Vox
Brandon Stahl / KARE-TV:
KARE 11 Investigates: Records show arrests so far are mostly in-state  —  Hennepin County Jail records show the vast majority of those arrested for rioting, unlawful assembly and burglary are Minnesotans.  —  MINNEAPOLIS — In casting blame on those responsible for the worst damage from the riots …
Sergei Klebnikov / Forbes:
Every Person Arrested In Saint Paul Last Night Was From Out Of State, Mayor Says
Discussion: Daily Kos and POLITICUSUSA
USA Today:
‘There are anarchists’: Minnesota officials say ‘outside agitators’ are hijacking peaceful protests
Discussion: Bring Me The News and Law & Crime
Patrick Condon / Star Tribune:
Gov. Walz to ‘fully mobilize’ the National Guard for Floyd riots
Discussion: Vox, Slate and Axios
Peter Baker / New York Times:
In Days of Discord, a President Fans the Flames  —  Mr. Trump has presented himself as someone who seeks conflict, not conciliation, a fighter, not a peacemaker.  And he has lived up to his self-image at an inopportune time.  —  WASHINGTON — With a nation on edge, ravaged by disease …
Riley Beggin / Vox:
Trump threatens protesters with “vicious dogs.”  Some note they've seen that before.  —  The threats have been compared to the tactics used against civil rights protesters in the 1960s.  —  President Donald Trump praised the Secret Service for their handling of a protest outside …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Threatens White House Protesters With ‘Vicious Dogs’ and ‘Ominous Weapons’  —  The president also said that his base “loves the black people” before traveling to Florida to watch a rocket launch.  —  A day after claiming he didn't mean to suggest that law enforcement officials …
Discussion: Reuters
New York Times:
What Top Conservatives Are Saying About George Floyd and Police Brutality  —  For those on the right whose usual instinct is to stand up for law enforcement, the stark video showing Mr. Floyd being fatally pinned by a police officer raises conflicting feelings about the incident.
Discussion: Vox, Axios and The Daily Beast
NBC News:
FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation  —  After a 38-year career with the Justice Department, the FBI's top lawyer Dana Boente was asked to resign on Friday.  Two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss Boente said it came …
Greg Wilson / Fox News:
Fox News crew harassed, chased by angry mob while reporting on protests outside White House  —  An angry mob of rioters stoked by the death of a black man at the apparent hand of a Minneapolis cop turned its rage on a Fox News crew early Saturday, chasing and pummeling the journalists outside …
Marina Koren / The Atlantic:
SpaceX Pulled It Off  —  For nearly a decade, if Americans wanted to leave the planet, they had to do so from a launchpad in Kazakhstan.  Now they need only go as far as Florida.  —  Two astronauts launched into space this afternoon, departing from the sandy shores of Cape Canaveral …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Verge
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Launch provides Trump moment to relish during difficult week
Discussion: Fox News and Breitbart
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump exults in rocket launch as chaos unfolds around the country
Discussion: Breitbart
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Think Outside the Box, Jack  —  Trump, Twitter and the society-crushing pursuit of monetized rage.  —  WASHINGTON — C'mon, @Jack.  You can do it.  —  Throw on some Kendrick Lamar and get your head in the right space.  Pour yourself a big old glass of salt juice.
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president's building  —  Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.  —  State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police …
Rep. Joyce Beatty, Columbus City Council President Hardin pepper-sprayed during protest  —  COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin says he, Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty were sprayed with mace or pepper spray during a protest in downtown Columbus Saturday morning.
African-American congresswoman pepper-sprayed during racism protest
Discussion: WCMH-TV and The Hill
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump has sown hatred of the press for years.  Now journalists are under assault from police and protesters alike.  —  There are those who argue that President Trump's endless disparagement of the news media is harmless — perhaps a little extreme at times, but mostly just a lot of talk.
Discussion: KDFX-TV
CBS San Francisco:
Updated: Security Officers Gunned Down At Oakland Federal Building; DHS Official Calls Gunman ‘An Assassin’  —  OAKLAND (CBS SF) — As tensions began to soar on the streets of Oakland Friday night, a gunman opened fired on two Federal Protective Service officers posted at the city's federal building …
Discussion: Disrn and New York Post
Eric Ting / SFGATE:
Federal Protective Services officer shot and killed in Oakland, FBI says
Shellie Sylvestri / WAVE-TV:
LMPD officer fires pepper balls at WAVE 3 News reporter during Louisville protest  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust appeared to have been hit by pepper balls reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville.
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Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis
Discussion: Townhall
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta orders curfew, Kemp says authorities won't ‘back down’ as new protests loom
Keith Griffith / Daily Mail:
CNN host Chris Cuomo's viewership has plunged by HALF since he contracted coronavirus after segments …
Discussion: Instapundit and New York Post
Joe Lockhart / CNN:
Now is the moment to sign Colin Kaepernick
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Trump has given record proportion of ambassador jobs to his own backers
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Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Kris Kobach Is Back, and a Kansas Senate Seat May Be Up for Grabs
Washington Post:
All U.S.  —  The number of people reported to have died …
New York Times:
‘The Pain Is Too Intense’: Joe Biden Challenges White Americans