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Emma Brown / Washington Post:
Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, pressed Ariz. lawmakers to help reverse Trump's loss, emails show  —  Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed Arizona lawmakers after the 2020 election to set aside Joe Biden's …
Tal Kopan / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. archbishop says Pelosi will be denied communion over abortion  —  WASHINGTON — The San Francisco archbishop issued a notice Friday that he would no longer allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to receive Communion, an escalation of his feud with the Catholic Democrat over abortion politics.
Discussion: LifeNews.com and Political Wire
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Luke Coppen / Catholic News Agency:
BREAKING: Archbishop Cordileone bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion until she ends abortion support  —  Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should not be admitted to Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, nor should she present herself …
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
San Francisco archbishop bars Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion due to abortion support
Fox News:
Hillary Clinton approved dissemination of Trump-Russian bank allegations to media, campaign manager testifies  —  Clinton's former campaign manager said he took the idea of leaking Trump-Russia allegations to multiple senior campaign officials  —  Special counsel John Durham releases evidence …
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BBC:
Michael Sussmann: Clinton lawyer ‘lied to manipulate FBI over Trump’  —  A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign lied to the FBI to “manipulate” the agency in order to win the election, a court has heard.  —  Arguments in the trial of Michael Sussmann have begun …
Washington Post:
Oracle's Larry Ellison joined Nov. 2020 call about contesting Trump's loss  —  The billionaire GOP donor participated along with Fox's Sean Hannity and Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to court filings and a participant  —  Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder and chairman …
Dwight Garner / New York Times:
Roger Angell, Who Wrote About Baseball With Passion, Dies at 101  —  In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.  —  Roger Angell, the elegant and thoughtful baseball writer who was widely considered among …
Jack Ewing / New York Times:
Tesla's Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces  —  Investors are reassessing the premise that justified Tesla's astronomical stock price and made its founder, Elon Musk, the richest person in the world.  —  Tesla's $1 trillion valuation made sense only if investors believed …
Kate Sosin / The 19th:
A lesbian mom raised her son for two years.  An Oklahoma judge erased that in 15 minutes.  —  For more stories like this, subscribe to our daily newsletter.  —  For the first two years of her son's life, Kris Williams read him the book “Love You Forever” before bedtime most nights.
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Flora Garamvolgyi / The Guardian:
Viktor Orbán tells CPAC the path to power is to ‘have your own media’  —  Hungarian leader also tells Republicans at Budapest conference that shows like Tucker Carlson's should be broadcast ‘24/7’  —  The Hungarian leader, Viktor Orbán, has told a conference of US conservatives …
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László Komáromy / miniszterelnok.hu:
Speech by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the opening of CPAC Hungary
Discussion: Mother Jones
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Inside McConnell's bid to quash GOP ‘isolationists’  —  After their two-hour meeting in Kyiv on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy handed Mitch McConnell a profanity-laden gift.  —  It was a camo-green hat, emblazoned in bright yellow letters with the iconic phrase that has come …
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Mark Trevelyan / Reuters:
Struggling in Ukraine, Russia paves way to sign up over-40s for army
Andrew Sullivan / The Weekly Dish:
The Sinister Symmetry Of CRT And GRT  —  The extremes of right and left on immigration are fueling each other.  —  The MSM rushed last weekend to explain the previously obscure conspiracy theory that motivated a mass-murderer on a shooting spree in a black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York.
Josh Margolin / ABC News:
2 Secret Service employees being sent home from South Korea ahead of Biden's arrival after alleged incident: Sources  —  Agency spokesman told ABC News they'll be “placed on administrative leave.”  —  Two Secret Service employees — an agent and an armed physical security specialist …
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Reuters:
Biden Secret Service agents sent home after drunk assault report in South Korea
Jonathan Lai / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
A federal appeals court says undated Pa. mail ballots should be counted, a decision that breaks with state courts and could have immediate impact  —  Pennsylvania mail ballots that were submitted without a date on the envelope last year should be counted, a federal appeals court said Friday …
CNN:
Clarence Thomas calls out John Roberts as Supreme Court edges closer to overturning Roe v. Wade  —  (CNN)There was a little seen warm moment between Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas last November 1, just before the Supreme Court heard arguments on Texas' abortion ban.
Discussion: Raw Story, Reason and HotAir
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Federal judge blocks Biden admin from ending Title 42 border expulsions  —  There were more than 234,000 migrant encounters in April  —  Biden admin ending Title 42 ‘will give complete control to the cartels’: Brandon Judd  —  A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration …
Jennifer Benz / AP-NORC:
Increasingly negative views on national outlook and economy  —  Just 21% feel the county is headed in the right direction and the economic outlook at its lowest point in an AP-NORC poll since 2019. … Americans are increasingly negative about the direction of the country and the condition of the national economy.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Breitbart, TheBlaze and Mediaite
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Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press:
Biden's approval dips to lowest of presidency: AP-NORC poll
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Eastman provides new details of Trump's direct role in legal effort to overturn election  —  John Eastman, the attorney who architected Donald Trump's last-ditch legal strategy to overturn the 2020 election, revealed Friday that he routinely communicated with Trump either directly or via …
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Pennsylvania GOP Senate race is likely headed to a recount  —  The Associated Press has declared the race too close to call … The Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary is probably headed for a recount after the Associated Press said on Friday it could not project a winner because of the contest's tight margins.
CNN:
Ohio GOP House candidate J.R. Majewski called for secession in livestream following 2020 election  —  J.R. Majewski shared pro-QAnon material online.  Now, he's running for Congress  —  (CNN)Ohio Republican congressional candidate J.R. Majewski said in a livestream following the 2020 election …
Discussion: Raw Story and DCCC
Hailey Fuchs / Politico:
Eric Garcetti's parents register to lobby for their son's ambassador bid  —  The parents of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti have enlisted the help of prominent lobbyists to aid their son's beleaguered nomination to serve as U.S. ambassador to India.  —  McGuireWoods Consulting registered …
Casper Star-Tribune:
Wyo GOP chairman quietly assumed power as party fractured  — Victoria Eavis and Rone Tempest Casper Star-Tribune and WyoFile  —  W. Frank Eathorne says two of the most important moments in his life occurred when he was 7 years old, living on the family ranch in the Thunder Basin grasslands of eastern Wyoming.
Discussion: Mediaite
Sam Adler-Bell / New York Magazine:
The Liberal Obsession With ‘Disinformation’ Is Not Helping  —  On Wednesday, the Washington Post's Taylor Lorenz reported on the disastrous rollout of the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board.  Announced on April 27 with a hazy remit to “coordinate countering …
CBS News:
2 killed, 8 wounded in mass shooting outside a Chicago McDonald's  —  A suspect is in custody after two people were killed and eight others wounded in a mass shooting in downtown Chicago late Thursday night.  —  Police said it happened just after 10:40 p.m. outside a McDonald's a few blocks …
Luke Barr / ABC News:
‘Power Rangers’ actor Austin St. John charged with COVID-19 fraud  —  The alleged scheme netted the scammers $3.5 million.  —  A '90s actor who starred in the hit TV show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” has been charged with perpetuating a scheme to defraud the U.S. government of CARES Act funds, according to the Department of Justice.
Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
Teen Rapist's High-Profile Lawyer Says He Violated Bond 50 Times Because He Was Depressed  —  COME AGAIN?  —  A privileged South Carolina teen who received an astonishingly light sentence of probation after he pleaded guilty to rape, violated the terms of his house arrest while awaiting trial …
Discussion: WCSC-TV and Raw Story
HuffPost:
Trump-Endorsed Candidate Backs Banning Birth Control  —  Jacky Eubanks, who is running for Michigan state Senate, said “sex ought to be between one man and one woman in the confines of marriage.”  —  Donald Trump's pick for a Michigan state Senate seat is promising to ban all birth control if she gets the chance.
Ben Samuels / Haaretz:
57 U.S. Lawmakers Demand FBI, State Dept. Inquiry Into Shireen Abu Akleh Killing  —  A quarter of all House Democrats signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Blinken and the FBI's director demanding an independent investigation into the killing of the Palestinian journalist in the West Bank city of Jenin
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Prepares for ‘War’ With AIPAC and Its Super PAC  —  The pro-Israel group, which is involved with direct political spending this year for the first time, has opposed progressive candidates backed by Mr. Sanders.  —  Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive former presidential candidate …
Isabela Dias / Mother Jones:
Meet the Muslim Mom Who Has Mobilized Asian American Parents in the War on Public Schools  —  Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter.  Support our nonprofit reporting.  Subscribe to our print magazine.  —  On a chilly, overcast afternoon in early March …
 
 
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Bill McKibben / New Yorker:
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Phillip Jackson / HuffPost:
Priscilla and Schacana Geter had a close brush with death on Saturday, and the racism that led to the tragedy is still around them.
Justice News:
Nigerian Man Extradited From United Kingdom For Participating In Business Email Compromise Scams
Maya King / New York Times:
In Georgia, a G.O.P. Primary Tests the Power of a Trump Vendetta
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
Washington Post:
Clyburn: ‘We still refuse to admit that we have a race problem in this country’
Discussion: The Hill
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Kellyanne Conway: Media coverage of daughter was ‘unconscionable and unforgivable’
Discussion: IJR and People.com
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Graham Moomaw / Virginia Mercury:
Va. Republicans try to restrict minors' access to two books after judge's obscenity finding
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon, WJLA-TV and UPI
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George W. Bush Makes a Brutal Return to Our Psyche
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