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9:50 AM ET, May 10, 2021

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Associated Press:
AP-NORC poll: Biden approval buoyed by his pandemic response  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is plunging into the next phase of his administration with the steady approval of a majority of Americans, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Pippa Stevens / CNBC:
Gasoline futures jump as much of vital pipeline remains shutdown following cyberattack  —  Fuel prices jumped in trading on Sunday night, as much of one of the largest pipelines in the U.S. remains closed following a cybersecurity attack.  —  Gasoline futures jumped 2% to $2.168 per gallon …
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Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
Emergency declaration issued in 17 states and D.C. over fuel pipeline cyberattack  —  The Biden administration said it's “working with” fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline to try and restart operations after a ransomware attack took it offline.  —  Why it matters: Friday night's cyberattack is …
Discussion: Townhall and New York Times
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Russian criminal suspected in Colonial pipeline ransomware attack
Discussion: Mediaite, The Week and KIFI-TV
Kim Zetter / Zero Day:
Biden Declares State of Emergency While Colonial Pipeline Is Down
Discussion: Тел …, Bloomberg and NPR
Washington Post:
The making of a myth  —  Russell J. Ramsland Jr. sold everything from Tex-Mex food to light-therapy technology.  Then he sold the story that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.  —  Ramsland  —  “We observed an error rate of 68.05%.  This demonstrated a significant and fatal error in security and election integrity.”
Politico:
'It's not phony': Biden hungry for a jobs deal with Republicans  —  The Biden White House this week will make its most concerted push yet to find a middle ground with Republicans on the president's massive infrastructure proposal.  —  And as it does, the president's position on a potential compromise …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Michael Wines / New York Times:
In Arizona, a Troubled Voting Review Plods On as Questions Mount  —  A makeshift review of the vote in the state's largest county has pleased followers of former President Donald J. Trump but is being widely criticized as a partisan exercise.  —  Directly outside the Veterans Memorial …
Jim Swift / The Bulwark:
The Virginia GOP's Ridiculous Convention by Car  —  Ballots, Buicks, and a ballroom break-in?  —  Well, it's over.  The Virginia Republican Party has completed its Rube Goldberg exercise to select its slate of candidates to challenge the state's increasingly dominant Democrats.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Chuck Grassley is the 80-something everyone's waiting on  —  OSSIAN, Iowa — Chuck Grassley still gets up at 4 a.m. every day and often goes for a 2-mile run.  The 87-year-old does push-ups, too.  —  “You want me to do 35 for you?” he responded when asked about his regimen as he waited …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Post:
The Post says Eric Adams should be NYC's next mayor  —  New York City stands at the crossroads.  Will we continue to surrender our streets to homelessness, filth, crime and guns, to betray our children's future, to push away residents, businesses and wealth?
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Clare Malone / New York Magazine:   Andrew Yang's Insider Campaign How did he become the front-runner? Not simply by being a national celebrity and excellent campaigner.
Dana Rubinstein / New York Times:
After Times Square Shooting, Adams and Yang Stress Support for N.Y.P.D.
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
School daze: Why Democrats are vulnerable on education  —  Between the slow pace of school reopenings and divisive curricular changes taking place in Democratic jurisdictions, the party's progressive wing is courting a backlash.  —  “Culture wars” has become a shorthand term for a series …
Discussion: Morning Shots
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Biden administration revives anti-bias protections in health care for transgender people  —  The Biden administration said Monday it would provide protections against discrimination in health care based on gender identity and sexual orientation, reversing a policy of its predecessors …
Discussion: Associated Press and WINK NEWS
Ian Prasad Philbrick / New York Times:
‘We May Not Have a Full Two Years’: Democrats' Plans Hinge on Good Health  —  In a narrowly divided Congress, an illness or a death could upend the balance of power and threaten an ambitious agenda.  —  On March 21, 1950, an Illinois congressman named Ralph Church suddenly slumped in his seat while testifying before a House committee.
Discussion: CNN, Florida Politics and The Hill
Joe Drape / New York Times:
Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test  —  The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose horses have failed five tests in a little more than a year, was suspended, but he denied wrongdoing.  —  The 2021 Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, failed a drug test after the race …
Associated Press:
Israeli police change route of contentious Jerusalem march  —  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have changed the route of a contentious march by Jewish ultranationalists in Jerusalem, in an apparent attempt to avoid confrontations with Palestinian protesters.
Kathy Gannon / Associated Press:
US trashes unwanted gear in Afghanistan, sells as scrap  —  BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The twisted remains of several all-terrain vehicles leaned precariously inside Baba Mir's sprawling scrapyard, alongside smashed shards that were once generators, tank tracks that have been dismantled into chunks of metal …
Washington Post:
The ‘GOP Impeachment 10’ try to navigate Cheney's demise and their own futures  —  When 10 Republicans voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Jan. 13, it marked a historic milestone: It was the most House members from a president's party to vote to remove him from office.
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Tucker Carlson Should Let His Viewers Know If He Got Vaccinated, Says CNN Medical Analyst: ‘I Am Tired of His Nonsense’  —  Fox News' Tucker Carlson should let his viewers know if he has received the Covid-19 vaccine, said CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner on CNN Newsroom on Sunday.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Ben Smith / New York Times:
When Covid Hit, China Was Ready to Tell Its Version of the Story  —  The government has been using its money and power to create an alternative to a global news media dominated by outlets like the BBC and CNN.  —  In the fall of 2019, just before global borders closed …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump 2020 Election Lawsuits Lead to Requests to Discipline Lawyers  —  Courts, licensing bodies consider whether attorneys abused the legal system in challenging vote results  —  Courts are weighing whether some of the failed legal challenges to the 2020 presidential election were frivolous …
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
MAGA Attorneys General Are Winning a GOP Civil War  —  A Trumpist faction of the Republican Attorneys General Association tied to pre-Jan. 6 organizing is gaining steam—while more moderate members are heading for the exits.  —  Four months after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol …
David Siders / Politico:
Why Democrats stopped stressing over big spending  —  It took a recession, a pandemic, massive demographic change and an ideological re-sorting of the two parties, but the Democratic Party has finally exorcised the ghosts of Walter Mondale's landslide 1984 defeat.  —  The proof?
Wall Street Journal:
Melinda Gates Was Meeting With Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End Marriage With Bill Gates  —  Melinda Gates had discussions with divorce lawyers in October 2019 around when Bill Gates's ties to Jeffrey Epstein became public  —  The split between Bill and Melinda Gates, announced last week, has been in the works for a long time.
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
The Big Lie Is That Cheney Is Still A Republican  —  Good riddance to Liz Cheney - Yo Lizzy, don't go away mad, just go away rejected and humiliated back to the smoldering ruins of your failed dynasty.  Her ejection is the minimum act of political hygiene necessary to demonstrate to the base …
Marlene Lenthang / ABC News:
Florida reports more than 10,000 COVID-19 variant cases, surge after spring break  —  243 have been hospitalized with variants and 67 have died.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  Paul Hennessy/Polaris  —  Variant COVID-19 infections skyrocketed following spring break …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., Deseret News and Raw Story
Eric McDaniel / NPR:
Maryland Governor Grants Posthumous Pardons To 34 Black Lynching Victims  —  Thirty-four Black men and boys lynched in Maryland between 1854 and 1933 were granted posthumous pardons by Gov. Larry Hogan on Saturday.  —  Hogan made the announcement at an event held to memorialize Howard Cooper …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and UPI
C. Ryan Barber / Insider:
FBI director Chris Wray barely survived the Trump era.  Now he's working with Biden's attorney general taking on domestic terrorism and probing Trump allies.  — Then-Attorney General Bill Barr threatened to quit last spring when Trump tried to fire FBI Director Chris Wray, Insider has learned.
 
 
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Adam Cancryn / Politico:
Becerra's cautious border play rankles White House
Discussion: HotAir
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
How Trumpists Are Trying to Hijack a Small-Town New Hampshire Ballot Audit
Discussion: Raw Story
CBS News:
Stacey Abrams on writing herself into the story - and history
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
Amy Qin / New York Times:
China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births in Xinjiang
Bill Hutchinson / ABC News:
Officers shouldn't have fired into Breonna Taylor's home, report says
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
DHS launches warning system to find domestic terrorism threats on public social media
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Biden understands the pace of governance, the media not so much
 Earlier Items: 
Hope King / Axios:
Shell CEO: You need us on climate change
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Government to change English voting system after Labour mayoral victories
Wall Street Journal:
Afghanistan Bomb Attack on Girls Highlights Threat to Women's Education
Ellen L. Weintraub / Washington Post:
Close this FEC loophole that killed the case over Trump's payment to Stormy Daniels
Jenny Hill / BBC:
Sophie Scholl: Student who resisted Hitler and inspires Germany
Associated Press:
Putin tells Red Square parade that Nazi ideas persist
Discussion: Joe.My.God.