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6:20 PM ET, May 19, 2022


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Matt Viser / Washington Post:
A look at the time Tucker Carlson asked Hunter Biden for a favor  —  The Fox News host often ridicules the president's son, but years ago, the two were close  —  Tucker Carlson and his wife were looking to get their son a leg up in his college application to Georgetown University when they turned …
NBC News:
Analysis of Hunter Biden's hard drive shows he, his firm took in about $11 million from 2013 to 2018, spent it fast  —  Records show Hunter Biden's company made millions from joint venture funded by Chinese company  —  From 2013 through 2018 Hunter Biden and his company brought …
Garrett Ross / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: The Maloney mess gets messier
Discussion: New York Post and Punchbowl News
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:   NBC scoop: Hunter's laptop shows he made million$ off China, Ukraine while The Big Guy was VP
New York Times:
Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Banning Almost All Abortions  —  The legislation would be the nation's strictest, and relies on lawsuits from private citizens to enforce it.  If the governor signs the bill, it would take effect immediately.  —  The Oklahoma Legislature gave final approval …
Lis Smith / Washington Post:
Opinion This is not the time to change how we talk about abortion  —  Democratic strategist Lis Smith was a senior adviser to Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign, and is the author of the forthcoming book, “Any Given Tuesday.”  —  We need to talk about how we talk about Roe.
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill banning abortions after ‘fertilization’  —  Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would ban abortions from the moment of “fertilization,” which if signed into law would effectively prohibit almost all abortions in the state.
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged to longtime boyfriend Riley Roberts
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:
These 14 states had significant miscounts in the 2020 census  —  Loading...  For the 2020 census, all states were not counted equally well for population numbers used to allocate political representation and federal funding over the next decade, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday.
Michael Wines / New York Times:
Census Likely Miscounted the Population of 14 States, a Review Finds
Discussion: HotAir
Tina Nguyen / Puck:
Trump Forgot How to Spell MAGA  —  Has the movement Trump created now moved beyond him?  —  The last time Donald Trump gave a speech that truly roused his supporters was on January 6th, 2021.  As he stood behind a wall of bulletproof glass in front of tens of thousands of roaring MAGA fans …
Discussion: Raw Story and Power Line
Aaron Parsley /
Kellyanne Conway Writes in New Book of Husband's ‘Cheating by Tweeting’ and Ivanka Trump's Supportive Gesture  —  “I was having a hard time competing with his new fling,” Conway writes in an excerpt of her memoir Here's the Deal of her husband's habit of criticizing President Trump on Twitter
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Jan. 6 panel requests interview with GOP lawmaker who it says gave Capitol tour on Jan. 5  —  Reps. Cheney and Thompson asked to meet with Rep. Loudermilk next week — just weeks ahead of public hearings scheduled to start on June 9  —  The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 …
January 6 committee investigating Capitol tour given by GOP lawmaker on the eve of the insurrection
Kelly Jensen / BOOK RIOT:
Barnes & Noble Being Sued in Virginia Beach Over GENDER QUEER, COURT OF MIST AND FURY  —  Last week, Virginia Beach (VA) schools voted to remove Gender Queer from shelves.  It came after school board member Victoria Manning complained about it and several other books within the schools.
Discussion: WAVY-TV
David Gilbert / VICE:
CPAC Head Promotes Abortion Ban to Stave Off ‘Great Replacement’  —  “If you're worried about this quote-unquote replacement, why don't we start there.  Start with allowing our own people to live.”  —  DG  —  BUDAPEST, Hungary — The GOP has come up with a solution for the “great replacement” …
Introducing our crisis misinformation policy  —  Around the world, people use Twitter to find reliable information in real time.  During periods of crisis - such as situations of armed conflict, public health emergencies, and large-scale natural disasters - access to credible …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Elon Musk says he doesn't plan to donate to GOP super PACs in upcoming elections — despite feud with Biden  — “No super PAC anything going on,” Elon Musk said when asked if he plans to finance a super PAC in the upcoming elections.  — Musk didn't respond to follow up emails when asked …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Bill Barr in discussions to cooperate with Jan. 6 committee  —  President Trump's attorney general Bill Barr is in active discussions with the Jan. 6th investigative committee to appear for a formal transcribed interview, according to two sources with direct knowledge.
Discussion: CNBC, CNN and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Nearly 200 Republicans vote against bill to ease baby formula shortage  —  House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.
New York Times:
U.S. Eyeing Russian Energy Sanctions Over Ukraine War, Officials Say  —  BERLIN — The Biden administration is developing plans to further choke Russia's oil revenues with the long-term goal of destroying the country's central role in the global energy economy, current and former U.S. officials say …
Washington Post:
Just before Buffalo shooting, 15 users signed into suspect's chatroom, says person familiar with review  —  An online chatroom invitation sent shortly before the Buffalo supermarket shooting by alleged gunman Payton Gendron was accepted by 15 users, according to a person with knowledge …
Suzy Weiss / Common Sense:
He Was a World-Renowned Cancer Researcher.  Now He's Collecting Unemployment.  —  In 2018, David Sabatini was a world-renowned molecular biologist.  He was a tenured professor at MIT.  He ran a major lab at the Whitehead Institute, overseeing a team of 39 researchers, postdocs and technicians.
NBC News:
Michigan election chief: Trump suggested I be arrested for treason and executed  —  Jocelyn Benson said she was told that the former president made the remark in a White House meeting.  A Trump spokesman accused Benson of lying.  —  Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's top election official …
MI5 agent used secret status to terrorise girlfriend  —  An MI5 spy used his status to terrorise his partner before moving abroad to continue intelligence work while under investigation, the BBC has found.  —  A video shows the man threatening to kill the woman and attacking her with a machete.
The IO Offensive: Information Operations Surrounding the Russian Invasion of Ukraine  —  INFLUENCE OPERATIONS ADVANCED PERSISTENT THREATS (APTS) ANALYSIS CHINA RUSSIA  —  The recent phase of Russian aggression toward Ukraine, manifested by Russia's full-scale invasion …
Discussion: The Hill, CNN and The Register
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
World's worst slip of the tongue  —  WORLD'S WORST SLIP OF THE TONGUE.  Former President George W. Bush gave a speech Wednesday at the Bush Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  He spoke as part of an all-day event titled “Elections — A More Perfect Union” …
Discussion: NPR, alicublog, TheBlaze and Insider
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Fetus-powered street lamps?  Republicans ramp up outrageous anti-abortion lies ahead of Roe's demise  —  During a House hearing, the GOP demonized patients and doctors with QAnon-style conspiracy theories  —  It was only one half-hour into Wednesday's congressional hearing on abortion access …
Discussion: Daily Kos, CBS News, Slate and Mediaite
‘They look like a bunch of clowns’: Freedom Caucus hardball antics irritate both parties  —  As House votes unexpectedly dragged late into the evening on Tuesday, Republicans were forced to cancel eight different party fundraisers and lost out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Jessica Chasmar / Fox News:
At least 135 teachers, aides charged with child sex crimes this year alone  —  102 of the cases, or 76%, involved alleged sex crimes against students  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for May 17  —  At least 135 teachers and teachers' aides have been arrested so far this year …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and BizPac Review
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Two-thirds say don't overturn Roe; the court leak is firing up Democratic voters  —  About two-thirds of Americans say they do not support overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the United States, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.
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Ben Casselman / New York Times:
‘I Had to Go Back’: Over 55, and Not Retired After All  —  After leaving the labor force …
Misty Severi / Washington Examiner:
Former South Korean defense official claims army training is ‘very, very bad’
Discussion: ABC News, and You searched for
Ella Nilsen / CNN:
First on CNN: DOE announces multibillion-dollar project to kickstart a carbon dioxide removal industry in US
Discussion: The Verge
Seth Masket / Mischiefs of Faction:
A Really Rough Forecast for Democrats. Probably.
Discussion: The Hill
Tresa Baldas / Detroit Free Press:
Records: Oxford school shooting suspect hoped massacre would get Biden impeached
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Nicole Hemmer / New York Times:
What Oprah Winfrey Knows About American History That Tucker Carlson Doesn't
AnnaMaria Andriotis / Wall Street Journal:
More Subprime Borrowers Are Missing Loan Payments
Discussion: News Items
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Is the Democratic Party Giving Up Already?
David Roth / Defector:
The Secret History Of Richard Nixon, Mets Sicko
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews
Discussion: New York Post
The Economist:
The coming food catastrophe