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7:35 PM ET, May 18, 2021

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Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Feds investigating alleged scheme to illegally finance Collins' reelection bid  —  The FBI is investigating what it describes as a massive scheme to illegally finance Sen. Susan Collins' 2020 reelection bid, Axios has learned.  —  What's happening: A recently unsealed search warrant application shows …
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Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:   FBI investigating whether defense contractor gave illegal contributions to Susan Collins: report
Axios:
McCarthy comes out against bipartisan deal on Jan. 6 commission  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will oppose a bipartisan deal announced last week that would form a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, his office announced Tuesday.
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Peter Stevenson / Washington Post:
At least 7 GOP senators say they're open to a commission focused on Jan. 6  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday announced his opposition to a bipartisan deal for a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  —  But he doesn't have the final say.
Christina Cameron / House Republican Leader:
McCarthy Statement on January 6 Commission Legislation  —  Washington, D.C. - House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the January 6th commission legislation:
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Hopes for Jan. 6 commission fade
Discussion: Breitbart, Washington Post and The Wrap
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Kevin McCarthy inadvertently demonstrates the utility of a Capitol riot commission
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
House Republicans plan rebellion over mask rules
Discussion: The Hill, CNN, Forbes and Mediaite
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Biden to waive sanctions on company in charge of Nord Stream 2  —  The Biden administration will waive sanctions on the corporate entity and CEO overseeing the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline into Germany, according to two sources briefed on the decision.
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CNN:
Biden administration decides not to sanction company building controversial Russian gas pipeline
Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Times:
Tlaib confronts Biden on Israel, saying U.S. support is enabling Netanyahu to commit crimes against Palestinians.  —  Representative Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan, confronted President Biden on Tuesday over his support for Israel amid its bombing campaign against Hamas in Gaza …
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Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
U.S. Discourse Is Growing More Pro-Palestinian. U.S. Policy Isn't.
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
Shibley Telhami / The Boston Globe:
Biden's bungled response on Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Discussion: Insider, HuffPost and Washington Post
Lorraine Woellert / Politico:
Biden and an iconic American truck join forces in the fossil fuel culture war  —  When Ford Motor Co. surveyed American truck owners last year, the automaker received a clear message: “Keep your hands off my truck.”  Only 40 percent said they'd be “excited” about an electric pickup.
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ABC News:
Biden floors electric Ford truck in test drive as he pushes infrastructure plan
Discussion: Insider
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Val Demings to run for Senate against Rubio  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Rep. Val Demings is planning to run for the U.S. Senate, rather than governor, providing Democrats with a big-name candidate to take on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio next year.  —  For months, Demings mulled …
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Julie Tulbert / Media Matters for America:
Don't believe right-wing media — overturning Roe v. Wade is a big deal  —  Right-wing media — and Trump — also used this strategy during the run-up to Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation … RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ZACHARY PLEAT & ALEX WALKER  —  As President Donald Trump prepares …
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Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Are the Supreme Court and Biden ready to rumble over Roe?
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Elena Kagan Has Had Enough of Brett Kavanaugh's Judicial “Scorekeeping”
Discussion: New York Times
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
In Arizona, Republicans accidentally created a robust demonstration of the shoddiness of their fraud claims  —  Bill Gates is vice chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, one of four Republicans on that body.  On Monday afternoon, he made his frustrations with the ongoing …
Discussion: Breitbart, Raw Story and IJR
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Sarah Mimms / BuzzFeed News:
Pro-Trump OAN Reporters Are Blatantly Raising Money For A Bogus Election “Audit” In Arizona
Neil Genzlinger / New York Times:
Charles Grodin, Star of ‘Beethoven’ and ‘Heartbreak Kid,’ Dies at 86  —  A familiar face who was especially adept at deadpan comedy, he also appeared on Broadway in “Same Time, Next Year,” wrote books and had his own talk show.  —  Charles Grodin, the versatile actor familiar from “Same Time …
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
Sinead O'Connor Remembers Things Differently  —  The mainstream narrative is that a pop star ripped up a photo of the pope on “Saturday Night Live” and derailed her life.  What if the opposite were true?  —  Sinead O'Connor is alone, which is how she prefers to be.
Deon J. Hampton / NBC News:
Ohio sees boost in shots after it announces $1 million vaccination lottery … CINCINNATI — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's $5 million lottery to encourage vaccinations appears to be an early win.  —  State health officials said Monday that more than 25,400 Covid-19 vaccine shots were administered Friday …
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:
Capitol Rioters' ‘Trump Defense’ Comes Up Again And Again.  Will It Make A Difference?  —  A few weeks after his arrest for allegedly storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, the man known as the “QAnon Shaman,” Jacob Chansley, floated an idea that dozens of others have tried — that Trump himself deserved some of the blame for his actions.
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
House Democrats Vote Against Hamas Sanctions  —  House Democrats overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday afternoon against applying sanctions on Hamas, the Iranian-backed terror group that has fired thousands of missiles at Israel during the past two weeks amid a deepening regional conflict.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Greg Walters / VICE:
How Doomed Is Matt Gaetz?  —  Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox?  Sign up here.  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz is in a lot of trouble.  —  That's because his former wingman, Joel Greenberg, just struck a sweeping agreement to cooperate with federal criminal investigators as part …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
The freshmen in Congress who have missed the most votes  —  The top five are all House Republicans.
Discussion: The Hill
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
Andrew Giuliani announces 2022 bid for New York governor … Andrew Giuliani has dreams of turning next year's gubernatorial race into another “Fight of the Century.”  —  The son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will announce Tuesday that he's officially running for the Republican primary …
A.G. Gancarski / Florida Politics:
Rick Scott continues to plead with Donald Trump to stay out of Senate primaries  —  Will a scorned ex-President play in Senate primaries?  Scott hopes not.  —  U.S. Sen. Rick Scott continues to express hope that former President Donald Trump won't engage against Senate incumbents in 2022.
Noah Kulwin / The Baffler:
Narrative Napalm  —  Malcolm Gladwell's apologia for American butchery … THERE ARE INFINITE KINDS OF IRRESPONSIBLE BOOKS that a well-credentialed media insider can write.  —  First are the total farces of fact.  These include former New York Times chief Jill Abramson's mangling …
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Woke Coke, like Nike, might rightly suffer for political bullying  —  Far too many corporate giants have engaged in ill-informed pandering to left-wing political causes, all while their own stables need major house-cleaning.  They may suffer as they learn that political turnabout is fair play.
Sonny Bunch / The Bulwark:
Cancel Envy  —  How an Amazon glitch helps explain the ways our siloed information environments reinforce our persecution complexes.  —  Here's a weird thing that happened this weekend.  —  I was looking at Amazon's app on my phone to see if The Underground Railroad, the new Amazon series directed by Barry Jenkins, was out yet.
Conor Finnegan / ABC News:
State Dept. ends policy denying US citizenship to children born through in vitro, surrogacy  —  Children of several same-sex parents were denied citizenship by the Trump admin.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  Anadolu Agency/Getty Images, FILE
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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James Politi / Financial Times:
Larry Summers accuses Federal Reserve of ‘dangerous complacency’ over inflation
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The White House:
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Discussion: Daily Kos
Marcus Weisgerber / Defense One:
CIA's Last Classified Fax Machines Are About to Retire
David Reaboi / The American Mind:
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Sarah Shevenock / Morning Consult:
U.S. Media's Credibility Rating Stabilizes After Years of Decline
Eric Bradner / CNN:
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Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Trumper On FBI Capitol Wanted List Attends Giuliani Event For GOPer Who Pushed Big Lie
Discussion: Raw Story
Ari Berman / Mother Jones:
Dark Money Group Faces Ethics Probe After Boasting of Drafting Voter Suppression Laws
Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Anna Merlan / VICE:
Unvaccinated TikTok Users Believe They Will Be ‘Lone Survivors’
Discussion: Raw Story
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
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Discussion: spectator.us and CNN
Annie Karni / New York Times:
In Biden White House, the Celebrity Staff Is a Thing of the Past
Discussion: The Week and Washington Post