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7:55 PM ET, May 11, 2021

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Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
The Real Steal Is Coming  —  Who will prevent the next attempt to overturn the will of the voters?  —  War is peace.  —  Freedom is slavery.  —  Ignorance is strength.  —George Orwell, 1984  —  Welcome to the funhouse world the Republican party is building.  Up is down.  Black is white.
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Jeff Flake / Washington Post:
In today's Republican Party, there is no greater offense than honesty … Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013 and in the U.S. Senate from 2013 to 2019. … Near the beginning of the document that made us free …
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
Life after leadership: Liz Cheney plots her long game against Donald Trump  —  Washington (CNN)Liz Cheney entered this week knowing it would likely be her last as a member of the House Republican leadership team.  —  The Wyoming congresswoman fully expects to lose her position as the No. 3 Republican …
Olivia Beavers / Politico:
Stefanik faces first public House conservative foe in her push to replace Cheney  —  Elise Stefanik on Tuesday faced her first formal pushback from a conservative colleague on her apparent glide path to the House GOP's No. 3 leadership spot after Liz Cheney's expected ouster from the role.
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Trump Isn't the Biggest Republican Threat
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Liz Cheney's Liberal Critics Are Missing the Point
Discussion: RedState, Washington Post and Mediaite
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Trump family members got ‘inappropriately close’ to Secret Service agents, book claims  —  Concerns over bonds involving Trump's then daughter in-law Vanessa and daughter Tiffany revealed in Carol Leonnig's Zero Fail  —  Two Trump family members got “inappropriately - and perhaps dangerously …
Stephen Rex Brown / New York Daily News:
Students for Trump founder John Lambert sentenced to 13 months for posing as lawyer  —  A judge slammed the founder of Students for Trump as a “cold blooded fraudster” before sentencing him to 13 months in prison for posing as a lawyer.  —  John Lambert, 25, pretended to be as Eric Pope, of the Manhattan-based firm Pope & Dunn.
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Students for Trump Founder Ryan Fournier Ratted Out Friend To Feds
Discussion: Bulwark+
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Federal judge denies NRA attempt to declare bankruptcy in win for New York state attorney general  —  A federal judge Tuesday denied an effort by the National Rifle Association to file for bankruptcy protection, ruling that the gun rights group filed the case in an attempt to fend off a civil lawsuit by the New York attorney general.
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Phil Willon / Los Angeles Times:
Opposition to Newsom recall grows as Caitlyn Jenner, GOP generate little support, poll finds  —  The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has failed to gain momentum in recent months as significantly more California voters favor keeping him in office, and only anemic support has surfaced …
New York Times:
As Israelis and Palestinians Battle, Rockets and Airstrikes Intensify  —  As localized violence in Jerusalem grew into a cross-border conflict, at least 26 Palestinians, including nine children, were killed, according to officials in Gaza.  Israel reported at least two deaths.
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Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
What is Iron Dome? Key Israeli missile defense system facing severe test
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill:
Rand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins  —  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter  —  Anthony Fauci on Tuesday clashed with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) over the role of the Wuhan, China, virology lab in the origins of COVID-19.  —  During a Senate hearing on the pandemic response …
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Tucker Carlson / Fox News:
Anthony Fauci let the coronavirus pandemic happen, why isn't there a criminal investigation?
ABC News:
CDC director Walensky pushes back on criticism of guidance in heated Capitol Hill hearing
Discussion: Fox News
Just Security:
Investigating Jan. 6 — Key Unanswered Questions for Congress and Media to Ask  —  On Wednesday, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing to examine the events of Jan. 6 chaired by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.).  In a statement, the committee said …
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Hill and Roll Call
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Oriana Gonzalez / Axios:
Study: Over 99% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients were not vaccinated  —  The Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday released a study showing that 99.75% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 between Jan. 1 and April 13 were not fully vaccinated, according to data provided to Axios.
Discussion: HotAir
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
A Misleading C.D.C. Number  —  We have a special edition of the newsletter on a misleading C.D.C. statistic.  —  When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines last month for mask wearing, it announced that “less than 10 percent” of Covid-19 transmission was occurring outdoors.
Mihir Zaveri / New York Times:
It's a Home in Brooklyn.  What Could It Cost?  $100,000?  —  Shaun Donovan and Raymond J. McGuire, candidates for mayor of New York, were way, way off when asked to estimate the median home price in the borough.  —  Do you know the median sales price for a home in Brooklyn?
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Oakland Athletics to start looking at relocating elsewhere  —  The Oakland Athletics on Tuesday said they will start exploring the possibility of relocating with the blessing of Major League Baseball, a move that could put pressure on local government officials to greenlight a new stadium project that has spent years in limbo.
Lucas Manfredi / Fox Business:
Colonial Pipeline gas shortages widen: State-by-State breakdown  —  Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia among hardest states hit with fuel outages  —  Fuel shortages have widened across the East Coast as consumers continue to panic buy amid the fallout from a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline …
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Katherine Doyle / Washington Examiner:
After Colonial Pipeline hack, White House weighs Jones Act waiver amid fuel shortage
Discussion: ABC News and HotAir
Pam Fessler / NPR:
‘The Stakes Could Not Be Higher’: Senate Panel Debates Voting Overhaul  —  The Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday held a contentious markup of legislation to revamp the nation's voting and campaign finance rules, laying bare the deep partisan divide over how elections should be run.
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Politico:
Rare Schumer, McConnell showdown previews floor fight on Dems' election bill
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Grievance, rebellion and burnt bridges: Tracing Josh Hawley's path to the insurrection … LEXINGTON, Mo. — Joshua Hawley was 13 years old, living comfortably as the son of a bank president, when his parents gave him a book about political conservatism for Christmas.  —  Hawley became enamored with the ideology.
Discussion: Insider
Wendell Husebo / Breitbart:
Exclusive—Sean Parnell Announces Bid to Claim Pennsylvania's Open U.S. Senate Seat in 2022  —  Sean Parnell told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday he will launch a bid for Pennsylvania's 2022 open United States Senate seat.  —  Parnell, a decorated combat veteran and New York Times bestselling author …
New York Times:
Biden Administration Approves Nation's First Major Offshore Wind Farm  —  The Vineyard Wind project, off the coast of Massachusetts, would generate enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.  —  The Biden administration on Tuesday announced its final approval of the nation's …
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Josh Partlow / Washington Post:   Interior Department approves first large-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S.
Ryan Broderick / Eater:
Your Least Favorite Gross Viral Food Videos Are All Connected to This Guy  —  Whether it's Spaghetti-Os pie or table-top nachos, everything can be traced back to (literal) magician Rick Lax  —  Sometimes a meteorite will reach a velocity fast enough to traverse the vacuum of space …
Brandy Zadrozny / NBC News:
Trump's blog isn't lighting up the internet  —  Four months after former President Donald Trump was banished from most mainstream social media platforms, he returned to the web last Tuesday with “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” essentially a blog for his musings.
David Weigel / Washington Post:
The Trailer: 2020, Continued: How post-Trump voting laws would have changed the last election  —  In this edition: How new election rules would have changed the 2020 race, the Virginia GOP picks its 2021 ticket, and the policing debate spills over in New Mexico.
Discussion: The Hill, Politico, The Week and KRQE-TV
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Jewish Americans in 2020  —  U.S. Jews are culturally engaged, increasingly diverse, politically polarized and worried about anti-Semitism … What does it mean to be Jewish in America?  A new Pew Research Center survey finds that many Jewish Americans participate, at least occasionally …
Kate Brumback / Associated Press:
Prosecutor plans to seek death penalty in spa shootings  —  ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses was indicted Tuesday on murder charges, and a prosecutor filed notice that she'll also seek hate crime charges and the death penalty.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Samantha Power wants to restore U.S. prestige by getting American-made vaccines ‘into arms’ around the world  —  Late last fall, as Joe Biden prepared to take office and act on his promise to restore America's global leadership, Samantha Power had something to say.
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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Paul M. Duggan / Washington Post:
Girl, 15, pleads guilty to murder in fatal carjacking of Uber Eats driver in D.C.
Discussion: The Hill and NBC News
Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:
Over half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020 — a historic first
Steve Leblanc / Associated Press:
Utility-backed natural gas booklets spark backlash at school
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Decision on Minuteman to shape US nuclear policy for decades
Marina Pitofsky / The Hill:
Minnesota governor jokes that residents should 'go get vaccinated so you're alive to vote against me'
Katha Pollitt / The Nation:
Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer
Discussion: CNN and New York Times
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Dan Mangan / CNBC:
$100 million New Jersey deli: Ex-Trump tax lawyer owned shell company created by mystery investors
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News Unveils Plans to Expand Beyond Politics, Hard News at Upfront
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Mollie Hemingway Is Writing The 2020 Election Book The Media Don't Want You To Read
Discussion: Townhall
Ligaya Mishan / New York Times:
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Politico:
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