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10:10 PM ET, May 14, 2021

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The Daily Beast:
Rep. Matt Gaetz Snorted Cocaine With Escort Who Had ‘No Show’ Gov't Job  —  GRAND OL' PARTY … Witnesses revealed the wild scene at an after-party for a GOP fundraiser in Orlando.  —  When Rep. Matt Gaetz attended a 2019 GOP fundraiser in Orlando, his date that night was someone he knew well …
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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Former Gaetz Confidant Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Cooperate  —  Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in Florida, admitted to sex trafficking a minor and agreed to help in prosecutions of others.  —  A former confidant of Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida …
Yascha Mounk / Persuasion:
Take Off That Mask  —  If you are fully vaccinated, the time to resume normal life is now.  —  1 hr ago  —  Yesterday evening, I went out to dinner with a few friends.  Since it had gotten a little chilly, and we are all fully vaccinated, we decided, on the spur of the moment, to dine indoors.
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Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
Walmart to Stop Requiring Masks for Vaccinated Workers and Shoppers
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New York Times:
Beneath Joe Biden's Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details  —  As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.  —  WASHINGTON — The commander in chief was taking his time, as usual.
Justin Gray / WSB-TV:
Investigation: Marjorie Taylor Greene filed homestead exemptions on 2 homes, violating state law  —  ATLANTA — A Channel 2 Action News investigation has found that Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband have two active homestead exemptions, which is against Georgia law …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
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CNN:
Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit  —  (CNN)Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon.
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
A Press Corps Deceived, and the Gaza Invasion That Wasn't  —  A spokesman led the international media to believe that Israeli forces had entered Gaza.  They hadn't.  But the army wanted Hamas to think they had.  —  The Israeli military abruptly announced after midnight on Friday …
John Harwood / CNN:
Neera Tanden joins White House as a senior adviser after withdrawing Cabinet nomination  —  Neera Tanden releases statement on pulling her nomination  —  (CNN)Neera Tanden, the new administration's only Cabinet nominee rebuffed by the Senate, has become a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, a White House official told CNN.
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Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Neera Tanden lands in the White House, after all
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A cop's anger at GOP lies about Jan. 6 should put Republicans on the defensive  —  Opinion by  —  As the despicable GOP whitewashing of the Jan. 6 insurrection continues apace, House Democrats are set to force a vote on the creation of a commission to examine the assault.
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Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump voter in Colorado faces stunning voter fraud allegations  —  A couple of days after Joe Biden was declared the president-elect last fall, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced that he'd be willing to pay up to $1 million as a reward to those who could produce evidence of voter fraud.
Discussion: FOX31 Denver and Political Wire
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Dara Bitler / FOX31 Denver:
Suzanne Morphew's husband, accused in her murder, charged with submitting presidential ballot in her name
Meredith Deliso / ABC News:
Man arrested in wife's murder now accused of voting for Trump in her name
Discussion: New York Post, ABC11 and Denver Post
Washington Post:
As Arab world rallies around Palestinians and bloodshed mounts, Trump-era peace deals fade from view  —  ISTANBUL — The videos from East Jerusalem showing Israeli police violently arresting Palestinian protesters were galvanizing the Arab world, evoking sympathy and long-standing anger over injustice …
Discussion: New York Times and NPR
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Jerry Dunleavy / Washington Examiner:
FBI quietly admits 2017 GOP baseball shooting was domestic terrorism after all  —  The FBI quietly admitted Friday that the 2017 Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field shooting that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise has been classified as “domestic terrorism” carried out by a “domestic violent extremist” …
Discussion: Federal Bureau …
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Department of Homeland Security:
Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland  —  The Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States.  The Homeland is facing threats that have evolved significantly …
Julius Whigham II / Palm Beach Post:
Damon Weaver, kid reporter who interviewed President Obama, dies at age 23  —  As an intrepid student reporter whose dreams carried him all the way to an interview in the White House with President Barack Obama, Damon Weaver found himself in the national spotlight at a young age.
Discussion: The Hill
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
On the Hypocrites at Apple Who Fired Antonio Garcia-Martinez  —  Much easier to ruin a career than mess with a corporate cash cow  —  I'm biased, because I know Antonio Garcia-Martinez and something like the same thing once happened to me, but the decision by Apple to bend to a posse …
Kristine Phillips / USA Today:
‘You left us’: Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean slams Trump in expletive-laden message  —  WASHINGTON - Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean lashed out at President Donald Trump, accusing him of misleading his supporters and then deserting them despite their unwavering loyalty.  —  “We are now and always have been on our own.
Discussion: HuffPost and Joe.My.God.
Alexandra Hutzler / Newsweek:
Arizona, West Virginia GOP Voters Back Democrats' Election Bill as Conservative Opposition Mounts  —  While conservative groups are raising their pressure campaign against HR 1, new polling shows that Republicans in Arizona and West Virginia overwhelmingly support the sweeping election bill.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Former Army Green Beret Sentenced for Russian Espionage Conspiracy  —  WASHINGTON - A Virginia man and former Army Green Beret was sentenced today to 188 months in prison for conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with U.S. national defense information.
Dara Lind / ProPublica:
Documents Show Trump Officials Used Secret Terrorism Unit to Question Lawyers at the Border  —  In newly disclosed records, Trump officials cited conspiracies about Antifa to justify interrogating immigration lawyers with a special terrorism unit.  The documents also show that more lawyers were targeted than previously known.
Chad Arthur / Democracy Corps:
Home → Battleground Surveys → Trump's Engaged Party Defining The Battle For 2022  —  We conducted a large, mostly cell phone survey with an oversample of Republicans in the 2022 battleground for the U.S. Senate, governorships, and House, and it is painfully clear Don-ald Trump …
 
 
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Bloomberg:
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Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Businesses Offer Perks to Vaccinated Customers
Discussion: HotAir
Paul Volpe / Politico:
‘These Blazing Stars ... Just Disappeared’: The Missing Generation of Women at the Washington Post
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Trump tells followers not to give money to Karl Rove
Olivia Beavers / Politico:
Cicilline seeks to censure Republicans who dismiss Jan. 6 insurrection
Del Quentin Wilber / Los Angeles Times:
How baseball saved an Iran hostage, not once, but twice
 Earlier Items: 
Molly Beck / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Republican-backed effort on redistricting rules
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Hugo Gurdon / Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden gets mugged by events
Glenn Greenwald:
Liz Cheney Lied About Her Role in Spreading the Discredited CIA “Russian Bounty” Story
Discussion: Townhall
Mikael Thalen / The Daily Dot:
Trump hotel purposely spiked prices to keep out QAnon supporters, hacked police data reveals
Adam S. Minsky / Forbes:
College Cancels Student Loan Debt Using Money From Biden's Stimulus Bill
CNN:
Congressional Democrats have a 100% vaccination rate