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11:05 AM ET, May 2, 2021

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Francisco Kjolseth / Salt Lake Tribune:
Mitt Romney booed at raucous Utah GOP convention as speakers attack the Biden agenda  —  With 2,145 of registered delegates in attendance at in-person convention — and masks in short supply — state's Republican leaders urge party unity after a divisive year.  —  By Bryan Schott and Tony Semerad
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Washington Post:
For Republicans, fealty to Trump's election falsehood becomes defining loyalty test  —  Debra Ell, a Republican organizer in Michigan and fervent supporter of former president Donald Trump, said she has good reason to believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
Discussion: AFP, Los Angeles Times, CNN and Salon
Marc Caputo / Politico:
'There's a lot of crazy going on': Pro-Trump lawyer blows up key GOP race
Discussion: Raw Story
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The politicians who tried to overturn an election — and the local news team that won't let anyone forget it  —  The journalists at WITF, an all-news public radio station in Harrisburg, Pa., made a perfectly reasonable decision a few months ago.  —  They decided they wouldn't shrug off the damaging lies of election denialism.
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show … The American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency's school-reopening guidance released in February.
Ryan Autullo / Austin American-Statesman:
Austin voters choose to bring back homeless camping ban  —  After all votes were counted in Austin, Proposition B soared to victory in a race many thought would be tighter than it ended up.  —  In a hotly contested debate involving the city's homelessness crisis, 57% of voters said they were in favor …
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Alexandra Villarreal / The Guardian:   Austin voters to decide on restoring rules criminalizing homeless activities
Dirk VanderHart / NPR:
Oregon Lawmaker Who Opened State Capitol To Far-Right Protesters Faces Charges  —  Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman, the Polk County Republican who allowed far-right demonstrators to breach the state Capitol in December, now faces criminal charges.  —  According to court records …
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Maria Cramer / New York Times:
Oregon Lawmaker Who Let Protesters Into State Capitol Is Charged in Breach
Discussion: The Guardian
Kendall Karson / ABC News:
Country optimistic after Biden's 1st 100 days: POLL  —  Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction.  —  Biden's infrastructure plan would give much-needed boost to rail system  —  President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill would allocate $80 billion toward …
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
Giuliani's Legal Trouble Is Trump's Too  —  You don't need to be a lawyer to know that when federal agents knock on your door with a search warrant and seize your electronic devices, you're in big trouble.  Ever since that happened to former Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday …
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theepochtimes.com:   The Real Reasons Behind the Rudy Giuliani Raid
Politico:
The Shows: Sunday listings for May 2, 2021  —  ABC “This Week”: White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan ... Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) ... Adm. Mike Mullen ... Jeffrey Gettleman ... Ashish Jha.  Panel: Chris Christie, Rahm Emanuel, Rachel Scott and Audie Cornish.
Discussion: ABC News, HotAir and Crooks and Liars
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Biden stocks his White House with Ivy Leaguers  —  Joe Biden, a proud graduate of the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School who has bragged about going to a “state school,” has stocked his top White House staff with nearly twice as many Ivy League graduates as the first iteration …
Discussion: Political Wire and CNN
Wall Street Journal:
Andrew Cuomo's Loudest Supporters: ‘Women for Governor Cuomo’  —  As the New York governor fights sexual-harassment charges, impeachment and calls to resign, a group of women rallies  —  When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began facing calls to resign over allegations of sexual harassment …
Wajahat Ali / The Daily Beast:
What Does It Take to Get a White Man Fired From CNN?  —  UNAFFIRMATIVE ACTION … I got four warnings there.  Reza Aslan and Octavia Nasr and Marc Lamont Hill didn't get off with just warnings.  Rick Santorum seems to be just fine.  Can you spot the difference?
Discussion: Raw Story
Hollywood Reporter:
Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89  —  The veteran stage actress also appeared in ‘Steel Magnolias,’ 'Mr. Holland's Opus' and as a transgender landlady four times on ‘Tales of the City.’  —  Olympia Dukakis, the dignified actress who received a supporting Oscar …
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Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
Why politically guided science is bad  —  Research should not be an effort to reach one's desired conclusions.  —  8 hr ago  —  The other day, a paper was published in the American Economic Review about incarceration's effect on children.  It caused quite a stir, because it concluded …
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
Sen. Susan Collins pushes back on 28 percent corporate tax rate, saying jobs would be lost  —  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter  —  Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) said on Sunday that she would not support the proposed 28 percent corporate tax rate in President Biden's $2 …
Discussion: CNN
TMZ.com:
Caitlyn Jenner Says If You're a Biological Boy, You Shouldn't be in Girls' Sports  —  Caitlyn Jenner has a take on trans athletes you might not expect — namely, if you're born as a biological boy, you shouldn't be allowed to compete in girls' sports ... at least while you're still in school, anyway.
Glenn Greenwald:
The Left Continues to Destroy Itself and Others With Evidence-Free Destruction of Reputations  —  Equating accusations with proven fact is reckless and repressive.  It is also standard behavior in liberal politics, whereby they ruin lives without a second thought.  —  15 hr ago
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Trump's Secret Rules for Drone Strikes Outside War Zones Are Disclosed  —  The release of the 2017 policy — with redactions — stemmed from open-records lawsuits by The Times and the A.C.L.U.  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has disclosed a set of rules secretly issued …
Discussion: CNN
Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
Chinese embassy tweets and deletes antisemitic cartoon  —  The tweet in Japanese reads: “If the United States brought ‘democracy,’ it would be like this.”  —  The Chinese Embassy in Japan last Thursday tweeted an antisemitic cartoon and then deleted it at the behest of Israel's Foreign Ministry.
Discussion: Insider and Breitbart
The Hill:
Census confirms Texas and Florida are America's future  —  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter  —  We suspected people were moving by the thousands to Texas and Florida.  Now Washington has proof.  The recent census results added two congressional seats to Texas and bolstered Florida's representation …
Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Systemic Racism Built Mississippi.  Gov. Reeves Says It Doesn't Exist.  —  On the penultimate day of the Confederate Heritage Month he proclaimed for the second year in a row, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves made a bold declaration: “There is not systemic racism in America.”
 
 
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Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Jim Acosta calls out Fox News as a dangerous BS factory: ‘Lies can kill’
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Washington Post:
As the U.S. departs Afghanistan, will the old Taliban reemerge?
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The New Trump? Easy. It's Tucker.
Amy Davidson Sorkin / New Yorker:
Joe Biden, the Republicans, and Kids' Stuff
Discussion: American Thinker
Megan Specia / New York Times:
'Every Time I'm Calling, Someone Has Died': The Anguish of India's Diaspora
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Saudi Crown Prince's Vision for Neom, a Desert City-State, Tests His Builders
Deval Patrick / Newsweek:
Voter Suppression: Bad for Democracy, Bad for Business, Bad for America
New York Times:
India's Covid-19 Crisis Shakes Modi's Image of Strength
Discussion: CNN
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Clyburn: US must ‘get rid of these racist pockets’
Discussion: RedState
Jillian Kay Melchior / Wall Street Journal:
Covid Unemployment Relief Makes Help Impossible to Find
Discussion: Daily Kos
Politico:
Charlie Crist's bid for Florida governor faces early threats
New York Times:
Andrew Yang Promised to Create 100,000 Jobs. He Ended Up With 150.
Discussion: The Week