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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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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 …
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.
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” …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Opinion How Elise Stefanik and the GOP sanitize ‘great replacement’ ugliness
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:
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.
Discussion: Grid News and Deseret News
NBC News:
Buffalo suspect considered attacking elementary schools, churches, according to online chat logs
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
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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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
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
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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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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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 …
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John Revill / Reuters:
Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia
Discussion: New York Times and Insider
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
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 and Crooks and Liars
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 …
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ABC7:
Prominent OC doctor killed while trying to stop Laguna Woods church shooting suspect, sheriff says
Discussion: Insider
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 …
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
Insider:
Trump's campaign committee dodges penalty as federal watchdog deadlocks on complaint it laundered hundreds of millions of dollars  — The Federal Election Commission has “evenly divided” on a case involving Donald Trump's 2020 re-election committee.  — A complaint alleged …
Discussion: Election Law Blog
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Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:   Federal Election Commission deadlocks, won't punish Trump
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.
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 …
Michael Bamberger / The Fire Pit Collective:
Trumped  —  From the events of Jan. 6 to Phil Mickelson's WD, the 2022 PGA has been defined by controversy.  —  The major protagonists have one thing in common: the Saudis  —  By Michael Bamberger  —  May 16, 2022  —  In the annals of golfing weirdness, here's a double whammy for the ages …
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 …
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
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
Ray Stern / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Senate to investigate Wendy Rogers over social media post on Buffalo shooting  —  An effort to expel the state senator, led by the Democrats, failed.  —  View Comments  —  The Arizona Senate will investigate a social media post from state Sen. Wendy Rogers that suggested the shooter …
 
 
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Discussion: Raw Story
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story
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National Review:
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Discussion: Insider and Wall Street Journal
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
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Jackson Richman / Mediaite:
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New York Times:
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