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4:45 AM ET, May 9, 2021

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Ted Cruz / Wall Street Journal:
Your Woke Money Is No Good Here  —  Corporations have taken advantage of Republicans for too long.  I won't take their PAC dollars anymore.  —  Georgia's new election law runs 98 generously spaced pages.  A fast reader can get through it in one sitting.  If you're the CEO of a major corporation …
Discussion: New York Magazine and ABC News
Graham Moomaw / Virginia Mercury:
‘Tired of getting whupped’: GOP convention voters offer competing visions for a red Virginia  —  Republicans around Virginia streamed into voting sites Saturday to choose their nominee for governor, and in Caroline County, Don Denton was first in line.  —  He said he was backing Amanda Chase …
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Richmond Times-Dispatch:   WATCH NOW: GOP convention delegates make picks for governor, other offices; counting starts Sunday
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Warren says she will run for reelection in 2024  —  In a move that may surprise some ambitious Massachusetts Democrats, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says that she's going to run for reelection in 2024.  —  “Yep,” the 71-year-old said simply in a POLITICO interview Friday, when asked if she planned to make the run.
Discussion: CBS Boston
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Elizabeth Warren's Book Shows She Has No Idea Why Her Campaign Failed
CNN:
I survived brain surgery—and the American health care system  —  CNN commentator after brain surgery: I am grateful to be here  —  Karen Finney is a Democratic strategist and CNN commentator.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.  View more opinion on CNN.
Washington Post:
Ransomware attack leads to shutdown of major U.S. pipeline system  —  The attack on top U.S. operator Colonial Pipeline appears to have been carried out by an Eastern European-based criminal gang  —  A ransomware attack led one of the nation's biggest fuel pipeline operators to shut …
Jeff Barker / Baltimore Sun:
Gov. Hogan grants posthumous pardons to 34 Maryland lynching victims, including 15-year-old Howard Cooper  —  Gov. Larry Hogan granted posthumous pardons Saturday to 34 Maryland lynching victims, including Howard Cooper, a 15-year-old Black boy who was hanged outside the Towson jailhouse by a white mob in 1885.
Baltimore Sun:
4 dead, 1 injured in Woodlawn shooting and explosion; Baltimore County police kill suspect  —  Four people died and one was injured in a shooting and explosion Saturday in a townhouse neighborhood in Woodlawn, including the alleged gunman, whom Baltimore County Police said they killed.
Discussion: NBC Chicago
Tarpley Hitt / The Daily Beast:
Philly DA Candidate Forced to Address Paralegal Found Dead in His Mansion  —  It's just the latest twist in an eventful, bitter race for Philadelphia's District Attorney.  —  On first look, the campaign website for Charles Peruto Jr., a bombastic Republican attorney running …
Discussion: The Hill, Political Wire and Raw Story
Katie Honan / Wall Street Journal:
New York City Government Workers Offered Travel Buddies  —  Municipal employees who feel unsafe taking the subway to their offices can sign up for a commuting partner under a new program  —  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says that crime on the subway is low, but his office is still launching …
Erin Schumaker / ABC News:
Vaccination rates lag in communities of color, but it's not only due to hesitancy, experts say  —  Focusing on hesitancy, rather than access, is looking at the problem backward.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  CJ Gunther/EPA via Shutterstock  —  It started with the op-eds.
Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Police investigating armed confrontation on North Portland street  —  Police are investigating an armed confrontation between a motorist who pulled a handgun and at least two pedestrians dressed in black and armed with what appear to be assault rifles that erupted Thursday in the middle of a residential street in North Portland.
Discussion: New York Post, Twitchy and HotAir
Washington Post:
South Carolina may bring back electric chair, once used to execute a 14-year-old boy later exonerated  —  Barely 5 feet tall and not yet 100 pounds, George Stinney Jr. sat so small in the electric chair that the straps were too big to contain him.  —  The 14-year-old had to sit on books for his head to reach the headpiece.
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Chinese Rocket Debris Reportedly Crashes Into Indian Ocean  —  See update at end of article; the rocket debris has reportedly crashed into the Indian Ocean.  —  We now have more details about the 22-ton Chinese rocket that is expected to crash to Earth soon, including an approximate window of time and expected risk zone.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico:
UK Labour descends into civil war after dismal election results  —  LONDON — The U.K.'s opposition Labour party was plunged into civil war after leader Keir Starmer sacked his deputy Angela Rayner from her frontbench role as chair following dismal local election results.
Miami Herald:
Miami-Dade police lieutenant and union official charged with rape in Palm Beach County  —  A Miami-Dade police lieutenant and high-ranking union member was booked into a Palm Beach County jail late Friday on rape charges, records show.  —  Lt. John Jenkins , who last week resigned …
Discussion: Raw Story
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
Nina Turner Opponent Shontel Brown Is Low-Key Pleading for Super PAC Support … Shontel Brown's campaign for Congress is blaring one of the least subtle messages sent to a super PAC since the outside money groups were legalized by the Supreme Court in its Citizens United v. FEC decision.
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Mass murder and the sin of silence  —  A Libyan militia brutalized this town for years.  No one stopped them.  No one held them to account.  —  TARHUNA, Libya — When the militiamen abducted Abdul Ali al-Falus and his four sons last year, their family had every reason to fear the worst.
Christopher F. Rufo / City Journal:
On the Ground … The Wokest Place on Earth  —  Disney mounts an internal campaign against “white privilege” and organizes racially segregated “affinity groups.”  —  The Social Order  —  The Walt Disney Corporation famously bills its amusement parks as “the happiest place on Earth,” …
Andrew Oxford / Arizona Republic:
Auditors won't knock on voters' doors in Arizona election review, Senate president tells DOJ  —  The Arizona Senate is dropping, for now, a controversial plan to go door-to-door to ask local residents about their voting history as part of its audit of Maricopa County's election.
Amanda Little / Bloomberg:
A Baby Boom Would Be Bad  —  The 2020 census reported the lowest rate of population growth in the U.S. since the post-Depression decade, inspiring a chorus of economic Cassandras who want to reverse this trend.  To shore up economic growth, they argue, we need to “raise fertility” and …
Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Obama family dog Bo dies  —  Bo and Sunny were highly popular in the Obama White House  —  US Marine veteran heals with help from his dog Fred  —  Former President Barack Obama announced Saturday that the family's dog Bo, who lived with the Obamas while they were in the White House, passed away.
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Reps. Greene, Gaetz push Trump's grievances, ‘America First’ message at Florida rally  —  Two Republican members of Congress who have been among the most outspoken supporters of former president Donald Trump sought to carry the torch for his “America First” movement, holding a rally …
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Steven Lemongello / Sun-Sentinel:   Controversial U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene find refuge at raucous joint rally in The Villages
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
The DOJ's Abusive Indictment of the Police Who Killed George Floyd  —  Federal prosecution of these defendants makes no sense — except as a political matter.  —  t best, the Justice Department's indictment of Derek Chauvin and the three other former Minneapolis cops involved in George Floyd's killing nearly a year ago is overkill.
Discussion: HotAir, Power Line and Star Tribune
Steven Zeitchik / Washington Post:
Elon Musk is being brought in to save SNL's sagging ratings.  He could sink the show in other ways.  —  In the entertainment and business worlds, there is an argument in favor of the unorthodox host — as well as plenty of warnings  —  The days before a new episode of “Saturday Night Live” …
Wall Street Journal:
Murders Are Rising the Most in a Few Isolated Precincts of Major Cities  —  A handful of neighborhoods with histories of violence are the primary source of a recent surge in killings in Chicago, New York and elsewhere  —  A murder wave in U.S. cities that started last year is carrying forward into 2021 …
Discussion: Power Line
 
 
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Patrick Kingsley / New York Times:
Evictions in Jerusalem Become Focus of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Associated Press:
States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Washingtonian staffers orchestrate work stoppage over CEO's ‘public threat to our livelihoods’
Caroline Reinwald / WISN:
Milwaukee FPC votes to ban police chokeholds completely
Julie Bykowicz / Wall Street Journal:
Cannabis Goes Corporate: Lobbyists, Unions Seek to Shape Marijuana Industry
Anthony Izaguirre / Associated Press:
Election officials face fines, charges in GOP voting laws
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post and POLITICUSUSA
Financial Times:
Vaccine diplomacy: inside Biden's decision on Covid patents
 Earlier Items: 
CNN:
Fact-checking Sen. Ron Johnson's anti-vaccine misinformation
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
Katrina Manson / Financial Times:
Has America had enough of war?
Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:
Alison Collins wants $87 million for damage to her career. These SFUSD employees say she destroyed theirs
Yahoo News:
‘Conspiracy is hard’: Inside the Trump administration's secret plan to kill Qassem Soleimani
Discussion: Fox News
Thomas Colson / Insider:
Trump's widely-mocked new blog shows he is now just ‘shouting into the void,’ say social media experts
Discussion: Raw Story
HuffPost:
Josh Hawley Says He Doesn't Know If He Saluted Any Rioters, So We Checked