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4:20 PM ET, May 7, 2021

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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Scarred DeSantis staffers form a support group  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  There may be turbulence ahead for Rep. ELISE STEFANIK as she wrestles the GOP leadership post from Rep. LIZ CHENEY (R-Wyo.) next week.  DONALD TRUMP is sold on the New York Republican after her unbending show …
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Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The Big Lie is the GOP's one and only truth  —  Liz Cheney's downfall shows how the GOP threat to democracy is getting worse.  —  Rep. Liz Cheney (WY), the third-ranking Republican in the House, is set to be stripped of her leadership post.  Her crime?  Voting to impeach Trump and then …
Jessie Balmert / Cincinnati.com:
Ohio GOP calls on Rep. Anthony Gonzalez to resign for impeaching ex-President Trump  —  Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, R-Rocky River  —  COLUMBUS - The Ohio Republican Party's leaders called on Rep. Anthony Gonzalez to resign for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump, a stunning rebuke of one of their own.
Washington Post:
Trump's out-of-power agenda: Retribution against foes, commanding the spotlight and total domination of GOP  —  Former president Donald Trump is moving to handpick members of the House GOP leadership team — relentlessly attacking Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican …
Axios:
Institutionalizing Trumpism  —  Republican officials are rendering an unequivocal verdict: They want to cement former President Trump's politics and policies into the foundation of the GOP for many years to come.  —  Why it matters: The debate over Trump's post-election hold on the GOP is over …
David Siders / Politico:
How Trump is hunting down the GOP's leading families  —  In the civil war between Donald Trump and the GOP's waning establishment, no Republican has crossed the former president and come out ahead.  —  Yet as Rep. Liz Cheney's likely ouster from House leadership lays bare …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Forced to Choose Between Trump's “Big Lie” and Liz Cheney, the House G.O.P. Chooses the Lie
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
April's expected hiring boom goes bust as nonfarm payroll gain falls well short of estimates  — Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000.  — The unemployment rate rose to 6.1%, the Labor Department said.
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Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Behind the April jobs report: Is there a shortage of jobs or a shortage of workers?
Discussion: IJR, The Intercept and Slate
Associated Press:   Chamber of Commerce seeks end to enhanced US jobless aid
Associated Press:
4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man's constitutional rights …
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Dakin Andone / CNN:
Federal grand jury indicts four former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd's death
New York Times:
The virus is an airborne threat, the C.D.C. acknowledges.  —  Federal health officials on Friday updated public guidance about how the coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that transmission occurs by inhaling very fine respiratory droplets and aerosolized particles, as well as through contact …
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Heather Murphy / New York Times:
4 Years After an Execution, a Different Man's DNA Is Found on the Murder Weapon  —  Lawyers' request to conduct additional DNA testing before Ledell Lee was executed had been denied.  —  For 22 years, Ledell Lee maintained that he had been wrongly convicted of murder.
Discussion: Slate
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Why Keisha Bottoms isn't running for election - and who might jump in now  —  Politics is a fickle beast.  In the span of two years, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has gone from one of President Joe Biden's most prominent surrogates — important enough to get vetted as a potential VP pick …
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms won't run for reelection
CNN:
The ‘headache’ Trump left behind for Biden on the White House lawn  —  (CNN)The project that's currently tearing up the White House's South Lawn initially landed on Donald Trump's desk.  —  The White House was in need of substantial upgrades to its future security apparatus …
Discussion: Bloomberg, POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Politico:
Jobs surprise triggers battle over federal aid  —  The steady jobs recovery from Covid-19 slowed dramatically in April, stunning Wall Street analysts and raising questions about the strength of the pandemic comeback and the impact of generous unemployment benefits.
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Louis Keene / The Forward:
‘They Own The Media’: New Van Morrison song amplifies antisemitic trope  —  Legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison released a new song on streaming platforms Thursday whose title espouses a classic antisemitic trope.  —  The lyrics of the song, “They Own The Media,” never indicate who the pronoun in its title refers to.
Discussion: Religion News Service
Max Fisher / New York Times:
‘Belonging Is Stronger Than Facts’: The Age of Misinformation  —  Social and psychological forces are combining to make the sharing and believing of misinformation an endemic problem with no easy solution.  —  There's a decent chance you've had at least one of these rumors, all false …
Discussion: Angry Bear
Danya Hajjaji / Newsweek:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Insists Capitol Rioters Weren't Trump Supporters  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has sought to distance supporters of former President Donald Trump from the January 6 Capitol riot.  —  During a town hall in Rockmart, Georgia held on Wednesday, Greene …
Discussion: Raw Story and Crooks and Liars
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Grace Segers / CBS News:
Historian Jon Meacham says GOP “has descended into fantasy, conspiracy and falsehoods” - on “The Takeout”
Discussion: Raw Story
Paul Szoldra / Task & Purpose:
Retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West embarrasses himself in one-man push-up contest  —  Zero, zero, zero...  Video evidence shows retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West can move his body as if doing a push-up but it is unclear whether or not he can still do one correctly.
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Elon Musk: Memelord or Meme Lifter?  —  The billionaire has been posting content creators' work without credit.  Some are frustrated; others, simply puzzled.  —  Elon Musk — the Tesla chief executive, SpaceX founder and soon-to-be “Saturday Night Live” host — is an open admirer of memes.
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
Democrats on FEC blast decision to drop probe into Trump hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels: ‘Defies reality’  —  The Federal Election Commission on Thursday dropped its inquiry to determine whether Donald Trump violated campaign finance laws when his personal lawyer paid an adult-film actress $130,000 …
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YouTube:
We're in it Together!  Bobby Valentine for Stamford  —  With great humility and perspective from a lifetime of service, I'm asking for your support to be the next Mayor of Stamford - the city I'm proud to have alw...
United States Capitol Police:
USCP Response to OIG Report #3  —  The United States Capitol Police has already taken significant steps to implement the recommendations detailed in the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) third flash report on counter-surveillance and threat assessments.  —  All recommended policy updates …
Discussion: The Hill, Insider, CNBC, Politico, Forbes and CBS News
Corey Kilgannon / New York Times:
And Then There Was One: G.O.P. Defends Its Last Seat in Queens  —  The party struggles to hold on in an increasingly diverse borough, even as it fights its own internal battles.  —  In heavily Democratic Queens, Councilman Eric Ulrich is a political oddity: He's the only Republican elected …
Discussion: Inside Elections
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Eric Adams Says He Has Something to Prove.  Becoming Mayor Might Help.  —  Mr. Adams is the top fund-raiser in the New York City mayoral race, with key endorsements and strong polling, but he still faces questions about his preparedness for the job.  —  Nearly three decades ago …
 
 
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Thaleigha Rampersad / Washington Free Beacon:
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Discussion: Washington Examiner and ABC News
Peter Stone / New Republic:
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USA Today:
Defend U.S. troops against sexual assault and harassment in the military - finally
Discussion: Washington Post
Wall Street Journal:
Roll Vax! Alabama Drafts Nick Saban to Champion the Vaccine
Discussion: The Hill and Sports Illustrated
Jason Snead / Washington Examiner:
Busting the Left's myths about Georgia's voting law
Daniel Nichanian / The Appeal:
Nevada Prosecutors Are Standing in the Way of Abolishing the Death Penalty
Cameron Jenkins / The Hill:
Missouri House passes bill to create ‘Rush Limbaugh Day’
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Adam Harris / The Atlantic:
The GOP's ‘Critical Race Theory’ Obsession
Antony J. Blinken / United States Department of State:
Restoring Taiwan's Appropriate Place at the World Health Assembly
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Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Is Fox's Peter Doocy Just Asking Questions — Or Trolling the White House?