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12:40 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 …
Jennifer Calfas / Wall Street Journal:
Abortion-Rights Marches Planned Across U.S. to Protest Possible Overturning of Roe v. Wade  —  Main events are planned for New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, on Saturday  —  More than 380 marches and events to rally for abortion rights are planned across …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court leak has eroded trust in institution
Discussion: Associated Press
Amanda Coletta / Washington Post:
Suspects can use extreme intoxication as defense, Canadian court says
Discussion: scc-csc.ca and Washington Examiner
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
The Lancet:
Why Roe v. Wade must be defended
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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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Adam Wollner / CNN:
This state is Donald Trump's Achilles' heel
Discussion: Raw Story, Axios and New York Magazine
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
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.
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
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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.
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?
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
Orlando Sentinel:
DeSantis picks Cord Byrd as secretary of state, husband of QAnon, Capitol riot supporter  —  TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced outgoing Secretary of State Laurel Lee on Friday with state Rep. Cord Byrd, who cursed at Black Democratic lawmakers during the session and whose wife …
Discussion: Florida Politics
 
 
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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
Discussion: UncoverDC
New York Times:
Gearing Up for G.O.P. Gains, White House Braces for Barrage of Inquiries
Discussion: TheGrio
Jack Detsch / Foreign Policy:
Ukraine Still Wants More Help to Win the War
Discussion: 19FortyFive
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta to bid to host 2024 Democratic National Convention
Wall Street Journal:
China's Covid Lockdowns Drive Middle-Class Citizens to Go Abroad
Joshua Eaton / NBC News:
Federal operation nabs nearly 43,000 illegal gun silencers shipped from China
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Rebecca Ratcliffe / The Guardian:
‘Lost’ Picasso spotted in Imelda Marcos's home after son's election win
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The US Senate passes the TikTok divestment bill by a margin of 79-18; the legislation now heads to President Biden, who has committed to sign it into law

Chris Morris / Fortune:
Taylor Swift's new album smashed streaming records; Spotify says it had 300M+ streams on launch day and became 2024's most-streamed album within just 12 hours

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify Q1: revenue up 20% YoY to €3.6B, MAUs up 19% to 615M, vs. 617.9M est., subscribers up 14% to 239M, and a €168M operating income; SPOT closes up 11.41%

 
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