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7:45 PM ET, May 15, 2022

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Talia Lavin / Rolling Stone:
The Buffalo Shooter Isn't a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He's a Mainstream Republican  —  The shooter is just the latest to act on it  —  There's no such thing as a lone wolf — an appellation often given, in error, to terrorists who act alone, particularly those of the white supremacist variety.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Erie County (New York) Government:
Broome County Teen Arraigned for Killing Ten, Injuring Three in Shooting at Buffalo Grocery Store  —  Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York was arraigned this evening before Buffalo City Court Judge Craig D. Hannah …
Marianna Sotomayor / Washington Post:
Stefanik echoed racist theory allegedly espoused by Buffalo suspect  —  The No. 3 House Republican, who ran Facebook ads parroting the “great replacement” conspiracy theory, illustrates the radical turn taken by an increasing number of Republicans.  —  Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) …
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Making Sense of the Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo  —  An expert on the white-power movement and the “great replacement” theory puts the act of terror in context.  —  On Saturday, a gunman murdered ten people and wounded three others at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
Washington Post:   Buffalo suspect allegedly inspired by racist theory fueling global carnage
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:   Conservative media is familiar with Buffalo suspect's alleged ‘theory’
NBC News:
The Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect posted an apparent manifesto repeatedly citing ‘Great Replacement’ theory
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Fetterman Recovering After Stroke Before His Senate Primary  —  John Fetterman, the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor who is running for the state's Democratic Senate nomination, canceled events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  —  Lt. Gov. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania …
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Dan Merica / CNN:
Pennsylvania US Senate candidate Fetterman suffers stroke but says he's ‘well on my way to a full recovery’  —  John Fetterman, Pennsylvania lieutenant governor and Democratic US Senate candidate, announced Sunday that he had a stroke and went to the hospital on Friday, but said in a statement …
Los Angeles Times:
1 dead, 5 critically wounded in shooting at church in Laguna Woods  —  One person was killed and five others were critically wounded Sunday during a shooting at a church in Laguna Woods.  —  The shooting occurred at 1:26 p.m. inside Geneva Presbyterian Church on the 24000 block of El Toro Road.
New York Times:
Growing evidence of a military disaster on the Donets pierces a pro-Russian bubble.  —  The destruction wreaked on a Russian battalion as it tried to cross a river in northeastern Ukraine last week is emerging as among the deadliest engagements of the war, with estimates based …
Azi Paybarah / New York Times:
Kathy Barnette Says She 'Can't Provide a Lot of Context' for Her Anti-Islamic Tweets  —  Her sudden rise in the Pennsylvania Senate primary has some Republicans worried about her prospects in November.  —  Kathy Barnette, a Republican Senate candidate in Pennsylvania who has climbed …
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Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
As Barnette raises doubts in PA Senate race, some voters move back toward McCormick
Discussion: Breitbart
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Support for abortion rights hits new high as midterm outlook stays mostly unchanged  —  WASHINGTON — Support for abortion rights has reached a record high, and nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a new national NBC News poll conducted …
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Jonathan Lemire / Politico:
Biden's new recipe for the midterms: Less honey, more vinegar  —  The fever didn't break.  And for the Biden White House, efforts at bipartisanship have finally taken a backseat.  —  To the frustration of many Democrats and some of his closest advisers, President Joe Biden has steadfastly spent …
Discussion: Axios, Yahoo News and Newsbusters
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Kate Bennett / CNN:
Melania Trump teases second term as first lady in first interview since leaving White House
Discussion: Mother Jones
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Democracy is at stake in the midterms.  The media must convey that.  —  We journalists have to try harder and find new ways to convey to voters how badly things could turn out.  —  I was mesmerized this past week by two astonishing videos, watching them both multiple times.
CNN:
Finland will apply to join NATO, leaders say, ditching decades of neutrality despite Russia's threats of retaliation  —  (CNN)Finland's government announced Sunday it will apply to join NATO, ditching decades of wartime neutrality and ignoring Russian threats of possible retaliation …
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Associated Press:
Russian neighbor Finland announces it wants to join NATO
Mike Baker / New York Times:
A Fracture in Idaho's G.O.P. as the Far Right Seeks Control  —  Ahead of a primary vote, traditional Republicans are raising alarm about the future of the party, warning about the growing strength of militia members, racists and the John Birch Society.  —  BONNERS FERRY, Idaho …
Glenn Greenwald:
The Demented - and Selective - Game of Instantly Blaming Political Opponents For Mass Shootings  —  All ideologies spawn psychopaths who kill innocents in its name.  Yet only some are blamed for their violent adherents: by opportunists cravenly exploiting corpses while they still lie on the ground.
Melissa Jeltsen / The Atlantic:
When a Right Becomes a Privilege  —  When New York legalized abortion in 1970—three years before the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade—a shrewd entrepreneur named Martin Mitchell saw an opportunity.  The 31-year-old Detroit-area man chartered a tiny private plane and began advertising frequent flights …
Discussion: NPR and RedState
David Cohen / Politico:
Oklahoma's new abortion law could be undermined, governor admits  —  Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Sunday acknowledged concerns that his state's strict new law on abortion could be circumvented on tribal lands within the state.  —  “That's something that a lot of Oklahomans …
Discussion: RedState, The Hill and The Daily Wire
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Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Oklahoma Gov. defends strict abortion law, addresses whether ‘super liberal’ tribal clinics may use loophole
Discussion: Townhall
 
 
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