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1:20 PM ET, May 17, 2022


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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Most Extremist Violence in the U.S. Comes From the Political Right  —  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
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
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” …
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Racist Attack Spotlights Stefanik's Echo of Replacement Theory
New York Times:
Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘cannot move forward’ without more information.  —  Mr. Musk called on Twitter to provide more data about the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media site.  —  Elon Musk raised further doubts about the future of his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter on Tuesday …
Lee Brown / New York Post:
Twitter engineer recorded saying ‘Commie as f-k’ staff ‘censors the right’  —  A senior Twitter engineer has been secretly recorded admitting that the social media giant is “censoring the right” — and that he and his co-workers are “Commie as f-k.”  —  “Twitter does not believe in free speech …
Matthew Loh / Insider:
Elon Musk says he'll vote Republican in ‘this election’ despite ‘overwhelmingly’ voting for Democrats in the past
Discussion: CNBC and The Verge, more at Techmeme »
Nicholas Grossman / The Bulwark:   “Free Speech” Ought to Mean More than Mocking Trans People
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Senior Trump official at State met with election denial activists Jan. 6  —  The confirmation of the meeting provides new evidence of the success that the president's allies had in gaining access to top administration officials  —  On Jan. 6, 2021, around the time that thousands …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Nika Shakhnazarova / New York Post:
Tax filings reveal how BLM co-founder spent charity funds  —  Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors used charity funds to pay her brother and child's father eye-watering sums of cash for various services, according to tax documents filed with the IRS.
Discussion: TheGrio
Aaron Morrison / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter has $42 million in assets  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation started by organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement is still worth tens of millions of dollars, after spending more than $37 million on grants, real estate, consultants, and other expenses, according to tax documents filed with the IRS.
Front Page Magazine:
How Black Lives Matter Criminals Were Enabled by the I.R.S. and the Democrat Party
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Fox News
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 …
Hill Dems back-burner Ginni Thomas even as Supreme Court grabs national attention
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story
US Food and Drug Administration:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose to Children 5 through 11 Years  —  For Immediate Release:  —  Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine …
Adam Staten / Newsweek:
Donald Trump Jr. Throws Cold Water on Finland Joining NATO  —  Donald Trump Jr., a prominent and vocal member of the MAGA crowd, has some concerns when it comes to Finland possibly joining NATO.  —  On Monday morning, Trump Jr. shared his thoughts on the possibility that the European country …
Discussion: CNN and RedState
Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Turkey says it will not approve Sweden and Finland joining Nato
John Revill / Reuters:
Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia
Discussion: Al Jazeera, New York Times and Insider
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
FBI Records Reveal Matt Gaetz Was in Chaos Mode as Scandal Broke  —  Just minutes before Matt Gaetz went on Tucker Carlson the night it was revealed he was under investigation for sex crimes, he was yelling at the FBI.  —  Fifteen minutes before Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was due …
Discussion: Raw Story
James Fallows / New York Times:
America's Wars Are Fought by Relatively Few People.  That's a Problem for Phil Klay. … When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission.  —  UNCERTAIN GROUND  —  Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War
Associated Press:
FBI investigating Dallas' Koreatown shooting as hate crime  —  DALLAS (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting that wounded three women in a hair salon in the city's Koreatown and federal officials have launched a hate crime investigation, authorities said Tuesday.
Discussion: NBC News and Associated Press
NBC News:
Trump waded into GOP primaries.  Democrats hope he sticks around.  —  WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has inserted himself into the Republican primaries this week in Pennsylvania, much to the chagrin of some GOP members there, who think he may have picked the wrong candidates and needlessly shuffled the race.
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
You may want to watch the House UFO hearing today  —  We previewed this last week, but now the day has arrived.  Shortly after this article goes live, the House “3C” subcommittee on intelligence will open up the first congressional hearing on the subject of UFOs in more than half a century.
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 and The Guardian
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Estonia's Tough Voice on Ukraine Urges No Compromise With Putin
Discussion: CEPA
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David Badash / Raw Story:
Republicans block bill to stop price gouging at the pump as gas hits new record high
Discussion: Washington Times
Felice Belman / New York Times:
The governor of Vermont, a Republican in a liberal state, launches a bid for re-election.
Discussion: WCAX-TV
Kayla Gogarty / Media Matters for America:
Hate speech and misinformation proliferate on Meta products, with 13,500 policy violations documented in the past year alone
Timothy Nerozzi / Fox News:
White House makes 3rd round of free COVID-19 tests available to order
Washington Post:
Facebook quietly bankrolled small, grassroots groups to fight its battles in Washington
New York Times:
10 Republicans on President Trump's Sway in Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania
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Tim Wallace / Telegraph:
Bank of England warns of ‘apocalyptic’ global food shortage
Discussion: Bloomberg and Insider
Plot to Blow Up Democratic Headquarters Exposed California Extremists Hiding in Plain Sight
Discussion: Raw Story
GOP blame game erupts in Pennsylvania governor's race
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
Discussion: RedState
Miami Herald:
Reversing Trump measures, U.S. will expand flights to Cuba and resume family reunifications