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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.
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 …
NBC News:
Buffalo suspect considered attacking elementary schools, churches, according to online chat logs
Discussion: Raw Story
Matthew Loh / Insider:   Elon Musk says he'll vote Republican in ‘this election’ despite ‘overwhelmingly’ voting for Democrats in the past
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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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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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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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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Bloomberg:
Musk Says Twitter Deal at Lower Price Is ‘Not Out of the Question’
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
Abbott MediaRoom:
Abbott Enters into Consent Decree with U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Sturgis, Mich., Plant; Agreement Creates Pathway to Reopen Facility
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
John Revill / Reuters:
Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia  —  Switzerland's fabled neutral status is about to face its biggest test in decades, with the defence ministry tilting closer to Western military powers in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Discussion: Al Jazeera, New York Times and Insider
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Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Turkey says it will not approve Sweden and Finland joining Nato
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
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 …
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
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
CNN:
Barnette said she was leading buses to DC for ‘our 1776 moment’ on January 6, 2021  —  (CNN)Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette said she was bringing three buses of “pissed off patriots” for the January 6, 2021, “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the US Capitol riot.
 
 
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