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Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
Why Tucker Carlson Should Want the Buffalo Manifesto Made Public  —  The alleged teenage mass shooter in Buffalo, New York, wrote and posted a 180-page manifesto.  I read the whole thing, and the only part that surprised me was the banality of his stated intention to eat “corn beef hash” …
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.
Media Matters for America:
We're all trying to find the guy who did this — Fox News struggled to shift coverage of Buffalo mass shooting away from the racist theory it frequently promoted  —  Fox News' silence on the “great replacement” theory spoke volumes … Fox News programming went virtually silent …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Opinion How Elise Stefanik and the GOP sanitize ‘great replacement’ ugliness
Melissa Chan / NBC News:
New York's red flag law should have helped thwart the Buffalo mass shooting.  What went wrong?  —  Less than a year after a white teenager in upstate New York was investigated for making a threatening statement at school, he legally purchased a firearm, which he is accused of using to gun …
Discussion: ABC News, New York Times and The Root
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Washington Post:
Only 22 saw the Buffalo shooting live.  Millions have seen it since.  —  Tech companies have vowed to remove killers' first-person footage of massacres.  But extremists and the morbidly curious have used the Internet to ensure a video of haunting brutality stays online.
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  —  Kaja Kallas, the prime minister, remembers Soviet annexation and repression and sees the same brutality in occupied Ukraine, which she believes is fighting for all of Europe.  —  TALLINN, Estonia — Kaja Kallas, now 44 …
Discussion: CEPA
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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Bloomberg:
Musk Says Twitter Deal at Lower Price Is ‘Not Out of the Question’  —  Elon Musk stoked speculation that he could seek to renegotiate his takeover of Twitter Inc., saying a viable deal at a lower price wouldn't be “out of the question.”  —  Twitter shares briefly pared losses in afternoon trading.
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Corin Faife / The Verge:
Elon Musk's silence on how he'd moderate the Buffalo shooting livestream is deafening
Discussion: Breitbart, Fortune and BizPac Review
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:   ‘Like Throwing Money Down a Hole’: Kara Swisher Breaks Down Elon Musk's Chaotic Bid to Take Over Twitter
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
How Often Can You Be Infected With the Coronavirus?  —  The spread of the Omicron variant has given scientists an unsettling answer: repeatedly, sometimes within months.  —  A virus that shows no signs of disappearing, variants that are adept at dodging the body's defenses …
Discussion: HotAir
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 …
Discussion: New York Times
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
How Trump's Dr. Oz endorsement could cost the GOP in Pennsylvania
Matthew Petti / Responsible Statecraft:   Dr. Oz and the battle over the future of Islam in the GOP
Abbott / PR Newswire:
Abbott Enters into Consent Decree with U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Sturgis, Mich., Plant; Agreement Creates Pathway to Reopen Facility  — After FDA approval, Abbott could restart the site within two weeks; from the time of restart it would take six to eight weeks before product is available on shelves
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Anne Flaherty / ABC News:
FDA, Abbott agree on plan to resume production of infant formula at Michigan plant
Briar Napier / Oil City News:
Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologizes after ‘two sexes’ comment evokes jeers, boos at UW commencement  —  A University of Wyoming commencement speaker has apologized after a controversial statement she made in reference to sex and gender Saturday evoked jeers by some in attendance.
New York Post:
Judge allows Hillary, AOC donors in jury pool for ex-Clinton-lawyer's Russia trial  —  As many as three Hillary Clinton donors — including one who also supported US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — are among the prospective jurors for former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann's trial.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Denver Post
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Fox News:
Jury selected in Durham-Sussmann trial: Opening arguments, testimony from Democratic lawyer Marc Elias to come
Discussion: HotAir
Miami Herald:
Reversing Trump measures, U.S. will expand flights to Cuba and resume family reunifications  —  The Biden administration is restoring flights to Cuban cities other than Havana and reestablishing a family reunification program suspended for years, following recommendations of a long-anticipated review …
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Associated Press:
White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba
Discussion: Washington Examiner and ABC News
Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Turkey says it will not approve Sweden and Finland joining Nato  —  Turkey's justice ministry said it objected on grounds that the two countries had failed to respond positively to extradition requests  —  Turkey has said it will not approve Sweden and Finland joining it as Nato members …
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.
KQED:
Plot to Blow Up Democratic Headquarters Exposed California Extremists Hiding in Plain Sight … Y  —  ears before law enforcement seized the contents of Ian Rogers' safe, he earned a reputation as a talented mechanic and successful Napa Valley business owner.
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 …
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Federal Election Commission deadlocks, won't punish Trump  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has decided not to take action against former President Donald Trump after commissioners deadlocked over whether his campaign broke the law by masking how it was spending cash during the 2020 campaign.
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Insider:
Trump's campaign committee dodges penalty as federal watchdog deadlocks on complaint it laundered hundreds of millions of dollars
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Doug Mastriano aide who blocked press at campaign event was at Capitol on Jan. 6  —  WASHINGTON — A staffer with Doug Mastriano's Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign who helped block media access to an event over the weekend was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, where he appeared to smile …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Ben Bernanke Sees ‘Stagflation’ Ahead  —  The former chairman of the Federal Reserve has a new book out on Tuesday explaining the powers of the Fed and Congress to juice or slow our economy amid a supply-chain crunch and sky-high demand.  —  Standing in his kitchen one morning in Washington …
Sharon Otterman / New York Times:
As N.Y.C. approaches the high alert level for the virus, the city recommends but doesn't mandate masks.  —  City health officials urged New Yorkers to wear medical masks indoors and to take other precautions.  —  Citing high community transmission and rising hospitalizations from a fifth wave …
ABC News:
Kentucky 2022 primary election results  —  Trump won the solidly red state by a 25% margin in 2020.  —  Kentucky voters head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in primaries for the Senate, House of Representatives and state legislature.  Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.  —  State Significance
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Andrew Pantazi / The Tributary:
Florida judge orders officials to use new congressional redistricting map  —  A Tallahassee judge has ordered Florida elections officials to begin using a new court-ordered congressional redistricting map, lifting an automatic stay that had halted his order when the state appealed last week.
Discussion: Raw Story
Orange County Register:
Laguna Woods church shooter was motived by hate of Taiwan, sheriff says  —  The man accused of killing one and injuring four others with gunfire inside a Laguna Woods church on Sunday while a Taiwanese Presbyterian group was meeting was motivated by tensions between the People's Republic of China and Taiwan …
Jordan Highsmith / wtsp.com:
Gov. DeSantis signs law making picketing, protesting outside a person's home illegal  —  In a statement, the Florida governor said “unruly mobs” in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices is “inappropriate.”  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law a bill …
Jackson Richman / Mediaite:
WHCA Threatens Reporter Who Interrupted Psaki Briefing With Possible Expulsion in Scathing Email  —  A reporter who interrupted Friday's White House press briefing has been threatened with suspension or expulsion from the White House Correspondents Association were he to do the same again.
 
 
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