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10:50 AM ET, May 31, 2020


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Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times:
Times reporter recounts being hit with tear gas and rubber bullets by Minnesota police  —  When Minnesota police advanced on peaceful protesters gathered at an intersection outside the Fifth Precinct late Saturday, I didn't expect them to fire on reporters.  —  I was wrong.
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.
The Daily Beast:
Scenes of ‘Urban Warfare’ Erupt from Miami to Seattle  —  ON THE BRINK  —  Peaceful demonstrations once again morphed into a night of chaos, fires, tear gas, and rubber bullets.  —  Dozens of U.S. cities were still reeling from a brutal wave of protests when violence spread further across …
New York Times:
Fiery Clashes Between Police and Protesters  —  Here's what you need to know:  — At least four people have been killed in violence connected with the protests.  — Officials blame outsiders for stoking violence, but have little evidence.  — Tension rose at protests in Los Angeles …
Brandon Stahl / KARE-TV:
KARE 11 Investigates: Records show arrests so far are mostly in-state
Stephen Montemayor / Star Tribune:
As crowds swell and destruction mounts, attention turns to out-of-state rioters
Discussion: Power Line
Joe Biden:
We are a nation furious at injustice.  —  These last few days have laid bare that we are a nation furious at injustice.  Every person of conscience can understand the rawness of the trauma people of color experience in this country, from the daily indignities to the extreme violence, like the horrific killing of George Floyd.
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
George Floyd's Brother Says Trump Was Dismissive On Condolence Call  —  “He didn't give me the opportunity to even speak,” Philonise Floyd said.  —  A condolence phone call from President Donald Trump ended up frustrating George Floyd's brother, who said Trump “didn't give [him] the opportunity to even speak.”
Peter Baker / New York Times:
In Days of Discord, a President Fans the Flames
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Threatens White House Protesters With ‘Vicious Dogs’ and ‘Ominous Weapons’
Discussion: Reuters
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Advantage Biden, with risks; Trump disapproval grows: POLL  —  Biden holds a lead over Trump among registered voters.  —  Joe Biden holds a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, but that's sliced in half among those certain to vote …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Washington Post:
Biden leads Trump in Post-ABC poll as president's coronavirus rating slips  —  Americans give President Trump negative ratings for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and as the crisis has persisted his prospects for reelection in November have eroded, with former vice president Joe Biden …
Discussion: The Hill
Frances Robles / New York Times:
A Reporter's Cry on Live TV: 'I'm Getting Shot!  I'm Getting Shot!'  —  From a television crew assaulted by protesters to a photographer struck in the eye, journalists have found themselves targeted on the streets of America.  —  Linda Tirado, a freelance photographer, activist and author …
Stephen L. Miller / Spectator USA:
End the lockdown. Stop the riots
Discussion: Instapundit and NBC News
ABC News:
Protesters converge on White House for second straight day
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don't understand the protests?  What you're seeing is people pushed to the edge  —  What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd's neck while Floyd croaked, “I can't breathe”?  —  If you're white …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
LZ Granderson / Los Angeles Times:
George Floyd and the special hell reserved for black journalists covering his killing  —  When my cell rang, an unfamiliar number popped up on the screen.  Normally I ignore these calls, certain my service provider has sold my information to half the country's telemarketing companies.
David Siders / Politico:
The most volatile swing state of all  —  Minnesota, the longtime Democratic presidential stronghold that Donald Trump nearly won in 2016, has suddenly become ground zero in a campaign that already promised to inflame racial and cultural divides.  —  The shockwaves from the brutal death of George Floyd …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Case Against Riots  —  What nonviolent protest gains, violent protest unravels.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David Marcus / The Federalist:
Blaming White Supremacists For The Riots Is Nonsensical Gaslighting  —  I can't believe they even tried it.  On Saturday morning Minnesota officials came out with an audacious and absurd explanation for the looting and arson that struck Minneapolis this week.
Andrew McCarthy / Fox News:   Laws against rioting and terrorism must be enforced against Antifa and other violent radicals
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump calls for delay in Group of 7 meeting, seeks expansion  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he will postpone a meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall and called for an expansion of the group's membership because he considers it an outdated group …
Discussion: The Hill
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:   Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president's building
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:   Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report
In a sad week for America, Trump has fled from his duty  —  David Gergen has been a White House adviser to four presidents and is a senior political analyst at CNN.  A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is a professor of public service at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he founded the Center for Public Leadership.
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 …
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Black Americans Have a Message for Democrats: Not Being Trump Is Not Enough  —  Joe Biden wants to heal the soul of the country in this moment of protest and loss, and win the White House.  Simply telling people to vote in November may not help with either goal.
Federal officer killed in shooting amid protests in Oakland identified  —  OAKLAND,Calif. (KRON) - A Federal Protective Service officer died Friday night after suffering from a gunshot wound in Oakland amid protests, according to authorities.  —  The man has been identified …
ABC7:   Federal officer shot, killed in connection with George Floyd protest in Oakland identified, per ABC7 source
Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
Florida's Seen a ‘Statistically Significant’ Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths.  The CDC Says It's Likely COVID.  —  There's a conspiracy theory brewing on the left that Gov. DeSantis is cooking the books.  Instead, it's very likely due to lack of testing.  —  Since the beginning of this year …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Discussion: Althouse
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Roberts Upholds COVID-19 Restrictions on Churches, Scolds Kavanaugh
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Raw Story
Zachary Hansen / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta protests: Demonstrators defy Atlanta curfew
Discussion: The Hill
Jason Gruenauer /
COVID survivor receives $840,000 statement for treatment, with more on the way
Ken Klippenstein / The Nation:
Exclusive: The US Military Is Monitoring Protests in 7 States
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump has sown hatred of the press for years.  Now journalists are under assault from police and protesters alike.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Sally Jenkins / Washington Post:
This is why Colin Kaepernick took a knee
Marina Koren / The Atlantic:
SpaceX Pulled It Off
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Think Outside the Box, Jack