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2:05 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: Mock Paper Scissors and Insider
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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 …
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 …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:   Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court leak has eroded trust in institution
Jennifer Calfas / Wall Street Journal:   Abortion-Rights Marches Planned Across U.S. to Protest Possible Overturning of Roe v. Wade
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
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
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
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 …
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
Sam Bankman-Fried, Crypto Billionaire, Wants Washington to Follow His Lead  —  Sam Bankman-Fried is a studiously disheveled billionaire who made a fortune overseeing trades that are too risky for the U.S. market.  Now he wants Washington to follow his lead.
Discussion: Protocol
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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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
Amanda Coletta / Washington Post:
Suspects can use extreme intoxication as defense, Canadian court says
Discussion: scc-csc.ca and Washington Examiner
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
Discussion: Associated Press and Joe.My.God.
Wall Street Journal:
China's Covid Lockdowns Drive Middle-Class Citizens to Go Abroad
Gordon Corera / BBC:
Ukraine: The spy war within the war
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Orlando Sentinel:
DeSantis picks Cord Byrd as secretary of state, husband of QAnon, Capitol riot supporter
Discussion: Florida Politics
Rebecca Ratcliffe / The Guardian:
‘Lost’ Picasso spotted in Imelda Marcos's home after son's election win
Discussion: NBC News and Forbes