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1:55 PM ET, May 14, 2022

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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justice Thomas Says Leaked Opinion Destroyed Trust at the Supreme Court  —  In remarks at a conference in Dallas, he also decried the recent protests at justices' homes and said conservatives would not adopt such tactics.  —  WASHINGTON — The leak of a draft opinion has done irreparable damage …
Discussion: Insider and Mock Paper Scissors
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Thomas blasts disclosure of draft Supreme Court opinion as ‘tremendously bad’  —  Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving sitting member of the Supreme Court, declared Friday that the publication of a draft majority opinion on abortion has permanently damaged trust within the nation's highest court …
Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
‘Unrelenting Daily Confrontation’: After Roe Leak, Yale Law Students Call for Ostracizing Conservative Classmates and Tossing Out Constitution  —  It's been a rough couple of weeks for students at Yale Law School, who are responding to news that the Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade …
Jennifer Calfas / Wall Street Journal:   Abortion-Rights Marches Planned Across U.S. to Protest Possible Overturning of Roe v. Wade
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:   Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court leak has eroded trust in institution
The Lancet:
Why Roe v. Wade must be defended
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Opinion Roe's impending reversal is a 9/11 attack on America's social fabric
Discussion: Opinion Today and National Review
Politico:
Trump endorses Mastriano for Pennsylvania governor  —  Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano on Saturday landed the coveted endorsement of former President Donald Trump with days to go before the gubernatorial primary.  —  The prospect of Trump's endorsement of Mastriano …
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Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Trump endorsement of Mastriano leaves Pennsylvania Republicans furious  —  MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA — In picking a sure thing by endorsing state Sen. Doug Mastriano for governor in Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump has set off a chain of events that could cost Republicans …
Discussion: WHTM-TV
Adam Wollner / CNN:
This state is Donald Trump's Achilles' heel
Discussion: Raw Story, New York Magazine and Axios
Presidentti:
President Niinistö spoke with Russian President Putin  —  Office of the President of the Republic of Finland  —  Press release 32/2022  —  President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö had a phone call with President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Saturday, 14 May 2022.
New York Times:
How America Lost One Million People  —  Health workers at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City in late March 2020.  —  Victor J. Blue for The New York Times  —  Becky Bennett, left, and her sister Celestia Hadley tried to persuade their father to get vaccinated.  —  Lindsay D'Addato for The New York Times
Discussion: Bangor Daily News
Axios:
More bombshells for Jan. 6 committee before June hearings  —  The Jan. 6 committee may seek testimony from additional lawmakers as soon as next week, ahead of blockbuster TV hearings that kick off next month, Axios has learned. … - The briefers did not say which lawmakers will be contacted …
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Talal Ansari / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix to Employees: If You Don't Like Our Content, You Can Quit  —  Streaming giant adds new ‘artistic expression’ section in first update to corporate culture guidelines since 2017  —  Netflix Inc. NFLX 7.65%▲ has a new message for its employees: Be prepared to work on content you may not agree with.
Akhil Reed Amar / Wall Street Journal:
The End of Roe v. Wade  —  For a constitutional scholar and pro-choice Democrat, there are reasons to endorse the leaked draft opinion overturning the 1973 abortion decision—and to see it as vindication for a range of liberal priorities.  — Copy Link
Mitchell Ferman / The Texas Tribune:
Texans asked to limit electricity use after six power plants go down ahead of a hot weekend  —  The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking electricity consumers to keep their thermostats at 78 degrees or above and avoid using large appliances between 3 and 8 p.m. from Friday through Sunday.
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Bob Sechler / Austin American-Statesman:
ERCOT urges Texans to cut back on power usage over weekend
Discussion: Houston Chronicle
Dave Levinthal / Insider:
Some members of Congress are submitting comically illegible stock-trade disclosures — and nobody on Capitol Hill is doing anything about it  — Members of Congress are required by law to disclose their stock trades.  — But some lawmakers' disclosures are almost impossible to read.
Michelle Singletary / Washington Post:
With higher inflation, living with your parents makes economic sense  —  Let's stop joking about young adults living in their parents' basement.  Financial independence doesn't have to come with a monthly rent payment.  —  I hate the jokes and condescending comments about adult children living at home …
Discussion: Althouse
Shefali Luthra / The Guardian:
‘This is real’: in Oklahoma, a post-Roe world has arrived  —  As the US braces for the end of a federal right to abortion, a new six-week ban in Oklahoma offers a preview of what's to come  —  The day after the supreme court leak, Andrea Gallegos had already started to cancel patients' appointments.
Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors.  —  U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued …
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr / Wall Street Journal:
What Did the Steele Dossier Hoax Cost America?  —  Along with the press, what about the Russia ‘experts’ who played along or failed to oppose the collusion lie?  —  1x  —  A Wall Street Journal investigative report this week underlines just how frivolous were the claims in the Steele dossier …
Discussion: Althouse
CNN:
Weekend reads, part one  —  >> TIME's cover story this week: “Olga Rudenko and the Kyiv Independent are giving the world a window into a devastating war...” (TIME)  —  >> Michael Schaffer goes deep on C-SPAN's “unlikely fight for eyeballs” as it gets “walloped by cord-cutting...” (Politico)
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Gordon Corera / BBC:
Ukraine: The spy war within the war  —  The decades-long spy conflict between Russia and the West is intensifying over the Ukraine war.  But what are Russia's intelligence services suspected of doing and how will their officials' expulsion from capitals affect Putin's clandestine overseas operations?
 
 
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Sam Bankman-Fried, Crypto Billionaire, Wants Washington to Follow His Lead
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CNN:
Fact check: Deceptive attack ad from Oz allies falsely depicts Barnette's positions on Black Lives Matter, race and policing
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New York Times:
Gearing Up for G.O.P. Gains, White House Braces for Barrage of Inquiries
Discussion: TheGrio
Amanda Coletta / Washington Post:
Suspects can use extreme intoxication as defense, Canadian court says
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Jack Detsch / Foreign Policy:
Ukraine Still Wants More Help to Win the War
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta to bid to host 2024 Democratic National Convention
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Wall Street Journal:
China's Covid Lockdowns Drive Middle-Class Citizens to Go Abroad
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Orlando Sentinel:
DeSantis picks Cord Byrd as secretary of state, husband of QAnon, Capitol riot supporter
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‘Lost’ Picasso spotted in Imelda Marcos's home after son's election win
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