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2:45 PM ET, May 6, 2021

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Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Elise Stefanik tried to get election overturned, promoted election lies  —  Stefanik previously called out Trump, now she mirrors his rhetoric  —  Washington (CNN)House Republicans are moving to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from a party leadership position over her vocal repudiation …
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Sway / New York Times:
'It's His Own Damn Fault,' Top G.O.P. Pollster Says of Trump and Facebook … Produced by ‘Sway’  —  Donald Trump isn't back on Facebook ... yet.  The platform's oversight board (set up by Facebook as a “Supreme Court” to which it could punt difficult decisions) upheld a ban on Trump's account.
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
National Review:
Liz Cheney Is Not the Problem  —  Representative Liz Cheney has likely talked herself out of a Republican leadership position.  —  Cheney was already on the hot seat early this year for breaking with most of her party and voting to impeach President Donald Trump, saying of the January 6 Capitol riot …
John Nichols / The Nation:
Liz Cheney Is Not Your Friend  —  Just because she's not getting along with Trump and Kevin McCarthy doesn't make the current Cheney any less of a vitriol-spewing extremist.  —  The most dangerous game in Washington is the one that starts with an assumption that “the enemy of my enemy in my friend.”
Discussion: NBC News, Politico, Fox News and TheBlaze
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Cheney faces the boot in Washington.  Wyoming isn't looking much better.  —  Rep. Liz Cheney's colleagues are set to boot her from House GOP leadership this month.  Now Republicans back in her home state of Wyoming are plotting how to remove her from Congress entirely.
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
The Real Reason Republicans Want to Oust Liz Cheney
Liz Cheney / Washington Post:
The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN's Jamie Gangel: Kevin McCarthy ‘Very Concerned’ Jan 6. Commission Could Force Him to Testify About Call With Trump During Riot
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Jen Fifield / Arizona Republic:
Department of Justice asks Arizona Senate to respond to concerns about election audit  —  The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division is asking Arizona Senate President Karen Fann to respond to concerns the department has about the security of ballots and potential voter intimidation …
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Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
Arizona's Republican-Run Election Audit Is Now Looking for Bamboo-Laced “China Ballots”
Washington Post:
Chris Ruddy and Newsmax went all-in on Trump.  Now they might pay a price for it.  —  One night last month at Mar-a-Lago, Chris Ruddy positioned himself in a familiar spot: right next to Donald Trump.  —  The occasion came just days before a Republican National Committee fundraiser …
Discussion: Raw Story
Chris Otts / WDRB:
University of Louisville rebukes McConnell over 1619 Project comments  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The University of Louisville has issued a rare rebuke of one of its most famous and powerful graduates, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, over McConnell's comments on Monday …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Mike Jordan / The Guardian:
Idaho governor signs bill to ban critical race theory from being taught in schools
Discussion: TheGrio and Raw Story
George Conway / Washington Post:
What Trump has to fear from Rudy Giuliani  —  Opinion by  —  To borrow the infamous line of his ex-presidential ex-client, it looks like Rudolph W. Giuliani is “going to go through some things.”  Like possibly being charged with a crime.  Worse, some people who might have tried to save …
Associated Press:
Shooting at Idaho middle school injures 3; student captured  —  RIGBY, Idaho (AP) — A shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school Thursday injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody, authorities said.  —  The victims' injuries were not believed …
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal REVOLUTION:
Patents are Not the Problem!  —  For the last year and a half I have been shouting from the rooftops, “invest in capacity, build more factories, shore up the supply lines, spend billions to save trillions.”  Fortunately, some boffins in the Biden administration have found a better way …
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CNN:
Democrats wary of appearing to push Justice Breyer out despite their small window to replace him  —  Photos:  —  Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer  —  Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is photographed at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in September 2015.  —  1 of 37  —  Photos:
Discussion: Mediaite and Lawyers, Guns & Money
BBC:
What happened after the pandemic puppy boom  —  Shelters across the US are struggling to take in a growing number of dogs and cats.  Some pets adopted early in the pandemic are being sent back as owners slowly return to normal life.  The financial impact of Covid-19 as well as a puppy boom due …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
The Athletic Halts Merger Talks With Axios, Eyes New York Times  —  Sports-media outlet's discussions with Axios are no longer active but New York Times Co. seen as leading contender for tie-up  —  Sports-media outlet the Athletic is no longer in merger talks with news publisher Axios …
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Giuliani cuts down his entourage  —  Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer for ex-president Donald Trump, has reduced the size of his personal entourage, according to three people familiar with the matter.  —  Giuliani laid off several staffers and independent contractors in the last few weeks …
New York Times:
‘Turning the Corner’: U.S. Covid Outlook Reaches Most Hopeful Point Yet  —  Cases and deaths have dipped, and vaccinations make scientists hopeful, even as variants mean the coronavirus is here to stay.  —  After weeks of coronavirus patients flooding emergency rooms in Michigan …
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
New York Times says goodbye to ‘op-eds’ and hello to ‘guest essays’ — but will it invite in the rest of America?  —  Changing a label, in and of itself, never solves anything.  But the New York Times opinion section's big announcement last week that “op-eds” will henceforth be known as …
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Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Here's just how much people have stopped talking about Trump on Facebook and Twitter  —  Trump used to be everywhere on social media.  Now he's nowhere.  —  Donald Trump used to be everywhere on social media — but lately, it feels like he's nowhere.  —  Many have noted just how little people …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
NY AG finds nearly 82% of net neutrality comments to the FCC were fake  —  In a new report, New York Attorney General Letitia James found that of the more than 22 million public comments the Federal Communications Commission received in 2017 regarding the repeal of net neutrality protections, a whopping 18 million were fake.
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Jonathan Bush, brother of President George H.W. Bush, dead at 89  —  Banking and investment executive, major contributor to campaigns of nephew President George W. Bush  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for May 6  —  Jonathan Bush, a younger brother to the late President George H.W. Bush …
Matt Mauro / FOX31 Denver:
Colorado state Representative calls another ‘Buckwheat’ during session  —  DENVER (KDVR) — A Colorado state representative is drawing fire after referring to a colleague as “Buckwheat” during the House session Wednesday morning.  —  Rep. Richard Holtorf, a Republican who represents …
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Bidenomics Really Is Something New  —  Some of the changes are obvious: Compared with the economic strategies of former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Joe Biden is proposing more new spending and more new taxes than either of his Democratic predecessors, and he's abandoned their support …
Gabby Orr / CNN:
Trump aides flood Senate and gubernatorial races as consultants and pollsters  —  (CNN)More than a dozen onetime aides and advisers to former President Donald Trump have signed on to assist Republicans competing in statewide and federal contests across the country, in some cases setting …
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Republicans promote pandemic relief they voted against  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., said it pained her to vote against the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan.”  —  But in the weeks that followed, the first-term Republican issued a news release celebrating …
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
By wrecking state universities, GOP crushes American Dream for its own communities |  Will Bunch  —  You can't destroy the American Dream without building it up first.  At the dawn of the 1960s, amid a Camelot of post-World War II can-do optimism, Pennsylvania injected academic steroids …
ITV:
French fishermen leave Jersey's main harbour  —  Created with Sketch.  — Footage shows two boats colliding in Jersey's harbour  —  A flotilla of French fishermen blockaded Jersey's main harbour this morning (6 May).  —  It came after authorities in Jersey rejected some applications for licences to fish in the island's waters.
Bloomberg:
China's Emissions Now Exceed All the Developed World's Combined  — China spewed 27% of global greenhouse gases in 2019: Rhodium  — OECD's cumulative emissions since 1750 far outweigh China's  —  China now accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the world's developed …
 
 
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Sean Ingle / The Guardian:
Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to make history at Tokyo Olympics
David Smith / The Guardian:
Hillary Clinton: ‘There has to be a global reckoning with disinformation’
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
Eric Morath / Wall Street Journal:
Millions Are Unemployed. Why Can't Companies Find Workers?
Discussion: HotAir and Raw Story
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
F.E.C. Asks Congress to Ban Prechecked Recurring Donation Boxes
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Jimmy Vielkind / Wall Street Journal:
New York Tax Officials Crack Down on Remote Workers
Kristen Holmes / CNN:
Biden touts electric car company potentially worth millions for his energy secretary
Discussion: Twitchy
 Earlier Items: 
Molly Redden / HuffPost:
Emails Show Famed Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Intervening In Criminal Cases For NYC's Elite
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
On the most critical issue — vaccines — Biden has failed us
Insider:
Trump is staying out of the Virginia GOP's governor race. His absence is making a chaotic campaign even more bonkers.
Nicole Narea / Vox:
The census shows the US needs to increase immigration — by a lot
Discussion: Raw Story and ImmigrationProf Blog
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Clean House in 2025  —  When President DeSantis is sworn in at 12:00 pm on January 20, 2025 …
Politico:
The Biden White House slowly, glacially, returns to normal