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9:35 AM ET, May 17, 2022

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Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Fox News' Tucker Carlson under fresh scrutiny after Buffalo mass shooting  —  Fox News personality Tucker Carlson is facing intense scrutiny from extremism experts, media watchdogs and progressive activists who say there is a link between the top-rated host's “great replacement” …
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Right's Violence Problem  —  The Buffalo killings are part of a pattern: Most extremist violence in the U.S. comes from the political right.  —  Over the past decade, the Anti-Defamation League has counted about 450 U.S. murders committed by political extremists.
Discussion: Silver Linings
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Racist Attack Spotlights Stefanik's Echo of Replacement Theory  —  WASHINGTON — Over the past week, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the third-ranking House Republican, has falsely claimed that President Biden is shipping infant formula to undocumented immigrants at the expense of Americans amid a nationwide formula shortage.
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Fox News suddenly goes quiet on ‘great replacement’ theory after Buffalo shooting  —  Suspect was allegedly motivated by the theory, but network has barely mentioned gunman's reasoning, even after Tucker Carlson pushed the concept in more than 400 of his shows
NBC News:
Buffalo suspect considered attacking elementary schools, churches, according to online chat logs
Discussion: Raw Story
PR Newswire:
Twitter Files Preliminary Proxy Statement for Acquisition by Elon Musk  —  Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced that it has filed its preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the previously announced agreement for Twitter to be acquired …
Discussion: CNBC, more at Techmeme »
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Matthew Loh / Insider:   Elon Musk says he'll vote Republican in ‘this election’ despite ‘overwhelmingly’ voting for Democrats in the past
Bloomberg:
Musk Says Twitter Deal at Lower Price Is ‘Not Out of the Question’
Politico:
GOP blame game erupts in Pennsylvania governor's race  —  PHILADELPHIA — The election isn't until Tuesday, but the blame game is already well underway.  —  With far-right state Sen. Doug Mastriano on the verge of capturing the Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial nomination, Republicans are lashing out …
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New York Times:   10 Republicans on President Trump's Sway in Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania
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John Revill / Reuters:
Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia
Discussion: Al Jazeera, New York Times and Insider
Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Turkey says it will not approve Sweden and Finland joining Nato
Washington Post:
How Trump's pact with the Club for Growth turned into a grudge match  —  The influential GOP group is challenging Trump's picks in key Senate races amid competing claims to the MAGA mantle  —  David McIntosh, head of the influential conservative group the Club for Growth, used to fly on Air Force One …
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Dan Sabbagh / The Guardian:
Putin involved in war ‘at level of colonel or brigadier’, say western sources  —  President helping determine movement of Russian soldiers, say sources, as head of UK armed forces says Ukraine is winning  —  Vladimir Putin has become so personally involved in the Ukraine war …
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Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Estonia's Tough Voice on Ukraine Urges No Compromise With Putin
Discussion: CEPA
Washington Post:
Store guard confronted Buffalo suspect during March visit, online account says  —  Two months before Payton Gendron allegedly killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, he was confronted by a security guard at the store during a trip on which he compiled detailed plans of the location …
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Washington Post:
Inside the Jan. 6 committee, key questions remain as hearings loom  —  The committee is reckoning with how closely to focus on former president Donald Trump  —  When the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol gathered for a private retreat last month …
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story and Political Wire
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Biden to lift some Trump-era restrictions on Cuba  —  The Biden administration is lifting several Trump-era restrictions on Cuba, including on some aspects of travel to the island, caps on family remittances and the issuance of immigration visas.  —  A State Department statement described …
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Miami Herald:
Reversing Trump measures, U.S. will expand flights to Cuba and resume family reunifications
Washington Post:
Facebook quietly bankrolled small, grassroots groups to fight its battles in Washington  —  Records show Facebook-funded American Edge backed minority interest groups, conservative think tanks and small business groups to create the appearance of grassroots opposition to antitrust regulation
Anne Flaherty / ABC News:
FDA, Abbott agree on plan to resume production of infant formula at Michigan plant  —  The three-month closure has contributed to a nationwide shortage.  —  The Food and Drug Administration and Abbott Nutrition have agreed on a plan to resume operations at its infant formula facility in Sturgis …
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Christina Jewett / New York Times:
F.D.A. and Abbott Reach Agreement on Baby Formula to Try to Ease Shortage
Justin George / Washington Post:
Metro GM retires one day after transit agency announces recertification lapses  —  The transit agency was also cited as early as 2015 for not having a consistent recertification program.  —  Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld, who has led Metro for six years, announced Monday evening …
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
Living With The Far-Right Insurgency In Idaho  —  A radical GOP faction, in open alliance with extremists, is seizing power and targeting its opponents with cruelty.  Some wonder: Is it time to leave?  —  IDAHO — White nationalist Vincent James Foxx had a new video for his nearly 70,000 subscribers …
Carron J. Phillips / Deadspin:
White fans were entertained by Black athletes a day after a racist killed Black people in Buffalo — this is what white supremacy looks like  —  You can be sure that Jayson Tatum and Chris Paul have more than Game 7 wins and losses on their mind after this weekend  —  Sports only serve as an escape from society if you're white.
Discussion: RedState
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Russian Atrocities Prompt Bipartisan Push to Expand U.S. War Crimes Law  —  WASHINGTON — Leading senators of both parties have struck a deal over a draft bill that would expand a 1996 war crimes law to give American courts jurisdiction over cases involving atrocities committed abroad …
Discussion: Muzzle Velocity
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Dinesh D'Souza's 2000 Mules Is a Hilarious Mockumentary  —  A tour de force exploring the limits of how many suckers there are willing to pay for fantasy.  —  Dinesh D'Souza's 2000 Mules is Plandemic for election truthers.  For the non-insane, it's a hilarious mockumentary.
Tim Wallace / Telegraph:
Bank of England warns of ‘apocalyptic’ global food shortage  —  Governor Andrew Bailey says he is ‘helpless’ in face of surging inflation  —  The Governor of the Bank of England has warned of “apocalyptic” global food price rises and said he is “helpless” in the face of surging inflation …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Insider
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Supreme Court greenlights corruption  —  There are few meaningful limits remaining on money in politics.  As a result, politics has become increasingly dominated by the wealthy.  The average U.S. Senator is a multi-millionaire.  On Monday, the Supreme Court made the situation a little bit worse.
Discussion: New Republic, Slate and Vox
 
 
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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
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Aaron Morrison / Associated Press:
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