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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 …
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Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy: Our Maternal Death Rates Are Only Bad If You Count Black Women  —  “If you correct our population for race, we're not as much of an outlier as it'd otherwise appear.”  —  As conservatives across the country wage war on reproductive rights …
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  —  Pelosi has said she is a ‘devout’ Catholic despite her abortion advocacy  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for May 20  —  San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced Friday …
Washington Post:
San Francisco archbishop denying Pelosi Communion over abortion rights
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story, Protocol and BizPac Review
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 …
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CNN:
First on CNN: Giuliani meets with January 6 committee for more than 9 hours  —  (CNN)Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's onetime personal attorney and a lead architect of his attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, on Friday met with the House select committee investigating the January 6 …
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CNN:
Ohio GOP House candidate J.R. Majewski called for secession in livestream following 2020 election
Discussion: Raw Story and DCCC
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 …
New York Times:
Judge Orders Government to Continue Migrant Expulsions on Border  —  LAFAYETTE, La. — A federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration from lifting a pandemic-related health order whose scheduled expiration on Monday would have reopened the doors of the United States to asylum seekers …
Discussion: Washington Examiner, WKBN-TV and HotAir
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Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Federal judge blocks Biden admin from ending Title 42 border expulsions
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Karine Jean-Pierre's Unlikely Rise to the White House Lectern  —  The first Black and first openly gay press secretary was raised in an immigrant family with “so many secrets.”  Now she occupies one of the most scrutinized jobs in American politics.  —  Karine Jean-Pierre began her debut briefing …
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Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Second look? John Kirby moves to White House communications job
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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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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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Hillary Clinton personally approved plan to share Trump-Russia allegation with the press in 2016, campaign manager says
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Pete Davidson Expected to Exit ‘Saturday Night Live’ (EXCLUSIVE) … Chad, Li'l Baby Aidy, Barbara DeDrew and Baby Yoda are all leaving Studio 8H.  —  Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney are all expected to leave “Saturday Night Live” after it ends its 47th season tomorrow evening …
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 …
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Kate Lý Johnston / Heartland Signal:
Sen. Ron Johnson's campaign communications director resigns  —  Sen. Ron Johnson's (R-WI) campaign for a third term is already getting messy, as his communications director quit three months into the job.  —  Jake Wilkins, who started working for Johnson last February …
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 …
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
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.
Fenit Nirappil / Washington Post:
CDC tells doctors to be on alert for monkeypox as global cases rise  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert Friday urging doctors and state health departments to be vigilant for cases of monkeypox as an unprecedented global spread of the virus raises alarm among public health authorities.
Discussion: New York Times, Deseret News and Mic
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
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.  —  BUFFALO, N.Y. ― Priscilla Geter was standing on the roof-deck of her home on Wednesday, which was draped with an American Flag, and next to it, a Buffalo Bills flag that read “Bills Country.”
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 …
Politico:
National Dems are calling in a new communications expert: Eric Adams  —  NEW YORK — When New York City Mayor Eric Adams was asked whether he sees a place for himself on the 2024 presidential ticket, he gave an answer that fetes his current position without removing himself from the potential field.
Discussion: PIX11
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 …
Eric Cortellessa / TIME:
'I'm Sorry.  I've Got Your Sister.' A Family Grieves After the Buffalo Shooting  —  Katherine Massey had a list.  She needed to get meat, fruit, paper towels.  The 72-year-old Buffalo native usually went to the grocery store every two weeks, and when she did, she stocked up.
 
 
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Financial Times:
Joe Biden waters down Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to win more support
Discussion: SupChina
Joseph Leonard / WSAV-TV:
Sarah Palin stumps for David Perdue in Savannah
Discussion: CNN, Daily Kos, The Hill and Mediaite
John Sexton / HotAir:
Report confirms White House had advance knowledge of the NSBA's ‘domestic terrorism’ letter and promised ‘we have your back’
Discussion: Fox News
Bill McKibben / New Yorker:
Could Google's Carbon Emissions Have Effectively Doubled Overnight?
Discussion: The Crucial Years
 Earlier Items: 
Maya King / New York Times:
In Georgia, a G.O.P. Primary Tests the Power of a Trump Vendetta
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Kellyanne Conway: Media coverage of daughter was ‘unconscionable and unforgivable’
Discussion: IJR
Casper Star-Tribune:
Wyo GOP chairman quietly assumed power as party fractured
Discussion: Mediaite