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11:15 AM 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
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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” …
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
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.
Bonchie / RedState:
Tucker Carlson Responds to Charges He Inspired Buffalo Shooter, Makes His Critics Look Like Childish Ghouls  —  While the mass shooting of 10 people by a mentally ill man in Buffalo, NY, on Saturday stands on its own as an unspeakable horror, others have rushed to blame their political opponents for the tragedy.
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.
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
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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
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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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
Matthew Loh / Insider:
Elon Musk says he'll vote Republican in ‘this election’ despite ‘overwhelmingly’ voting for Democrats in the past  — Billionaire Elon Musk said he will vote Republican in the upcoming election.  — The Tesla CEO said he's voted “overwhelmingly” for Democrats throughout his life.
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Project Veritas:
Twitter Senior Engineer Talks Elon Musk Takeover in NEW Undercover Video: ‘Twitter Does Not Believe in Free Speech’ ... Admits Employees at Tech Giant are ‘Commie as F**k’
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
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 …
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
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.
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Front Page Magazine:
How Black Lives Matter Criminals Were Enabled by the I.R.S. and the Democrat Party
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Examiner
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.
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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
Timothy Nerozzi / Fox News:
White House makes 3rd round of free COVID-19 tests available to order  —  White House rolls out third release of free, at-home COVID tests  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for May 17  —  The White House has announced a third release of free at-home COVID-19 testing for U.S. residents.
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Berkeley Lovelace Jr / NBC News:
FDA authorizes Pfizer Covid booster for children 5 to 11 years old  —  FDA to approve Pfizer booster for children aged 5-11  —  The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.
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 … On June 4, Meta's Nick Clegg announced Trump's two-year suspension: … As pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6, Facebook removed two of Trump's posts …
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
 
 
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Zach Despart / The Texas Tribune:
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Mike Elk / Payday Report:
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Discussion: Deseret News
Julian E. Barnes / New York Times:
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New York Times:
10 Republicans on President Trump's Sway in Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania
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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
Anne Flaherty / ABC News:
FDA, Abbott agree on plan to resume production of infant formula at Michigan plant