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3:50 PM ET, May 21, 2022

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Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Georgia electrical vehicle factory becomes Kemp, Perdue campaign battle  —  RUTLEDGE, Ga. — There are few things politicians love more than creating jobs and cutting ribbons.  —  But what if those jobs are on the wrong side of the culture war?  —  Plans to build a massive electric vehicle factory …
Discussion: The Hill
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New York Times:
Perdue Had Trump.  In Georgia, Kemp Had Everything Else.  —  David Perdue challenged Gov. Brian Kemp because of Donald Trump's fury over his 2020 loss.  Thoroughly outflanked and failing to gain traction, he is now staring down defeat.  —  In September 2021, former Senator David Perdue …
Discussion: Insider, Washington Post and CNN
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Trump Faces Another Round of Humiliation in Georgia
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Judge Approves N.Y. House Map, Cementing Chaos for Democrats  —  The new district lines, approved late Friday night, will create pickup opportunities for Republicans and force Democratic incumbents to run against each other.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Washington Post:
House Democrats scramble after redistricting lessens competitive edge  —  Democrats unexpectedly breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when it became clear that newly redrawn congressional districts would give them a slight competitive edge over the next decade.
Discussion: The Intercept and HuffPost
Will Welch / All:   Have I Been Redistricted? Search Your Redrawn Political Districts in New York
New York Times:
The Root of Haiti's Misery: Reparations to Enslavers  —  Lire en français Li an Kreyòl  —  DONDON, Haiti — Adrienne Present steps into the thin forest beside her house and plucks the season's first coffee cherries, shining like red marbles in her hands.  —  The harvest has begun.
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Eric Adams eyeing White House run in 2024: sources  —  Mayor Adams may be eyeing a White House run if President Biden doesn't seek a second term, confidantes and City Hall insiders told The Post.  —  “Eric has told me repeatedly that he thinks that he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024.
Discussion: Fox News, Insider and TheBlaze
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Politico:
National Dems are calling in a new communications expert: Eric Adams
Discussion: PIX11 and No More Mister Nice Blog
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Va. Gov. Youngkin restores voting rights to thousands of ex-felons  —  RICHMOND — Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a conservative Republican who has typically projected a tough-on-crime image, announced Friday that he has restored voting and other civil rights to 3,496 ex-felons.
Discussion: WRIC-TV
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Australia's Labor Party Wins as Scott Morrison's Coalition Concedes  —  Here's what you need to know:  —  Labor wins the government after a long stretch of conservative leadership.  —  Anthony Albanese and his opposition Labor Party ended nine years of conservative government in Australia on Saturday …
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Rod Mcguirk / Associated Press:
Australian prime minister concedes election defeat
Discussion: Associated Press
Washington Post:
Voting is surging in Georgia despite controversial new election law  —  Tuesday's primary is the first big test of new election legislation, which was opposed by voting-rights groups and Democrats.  —  GRIFFIN, Ga. — When the Spalding County Board of Elections eliminated early voting on Sundays …
Wall Street Journal:
Crypto Might Have an Insider Trading Problem  —  Anonymous wallets buy up tokens right before they are listed and sell shortly afterward  —  Public data suggests that several anonymous crypto investors profited from inside knowledge of when tokens would be listed on exchanges.
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health.
Discussion: Raw Story and HotAir
Washington Post:
Poll: Black Americans fear more racist attacks after Buffalo shooting  —  Two years after George Floyd's murder, nearly 8 in 10 Black Americans say there has been little or no improvement in how police treat Black people, according to a Washington Post-Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Hill
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Washington Post:   Telling George Floyd's story gave us a deeper understanding of racism
Jay Michaelson / Rolling Stone:
MAGA Law: How the Trump Judges Twist U.S. Justice  —  And they'll be in power for a generation  —  The hard right's takeover of the Supreme Court is real, and is having real consequences.  But despite that leaked decision that would overturn Roe, this takeover isn't just about abortion, and it's not just about the Supreme Court.
Discussion: Raw Story and RedState
Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
Russia bans 963 Americans, including Biden and Harris — but not Trump  —  Russia is permanently banning nearly 1,000 Americans, including President Biden and Vice President Harris, from entering the country in response to the United States' support of Ukraine and the historic sanctions facing …
Discussion: CNBC and Rolling Stone
The Guardian:
Trump shares CPAC Hungary platform with notorious racist and antisemite  —  Hungarian talkshow host who has called Jews ‘stinking excrement’ and Roma ‘animals’ addresses rightwing conference  —  A notorious Hungarian racist who has called Jews “stinking excrement”, referred to Roma as …
Yascha Mounk / The Atlantic:
The Doom Spiral of Pernicious Polarization  —  Until a few decades ago, most Democrats did not hate Republicans, and most Republicans did not hate Democrats.  Very few Americans thought the policies of the other side were a threat to the country or worried about their child marrying a spouse who belonged to a different political party.
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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Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Giuliani Meets With Jan. 6 Committee for Over 7 Hours
Discussion: HuffPost
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 …
Eric Levai / The Daily Dot:
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Loudermilk gave a radio interview that blows up his denials about hosting Jan. 6 protesters in his office  —  The Daily Dot has obtained a radio interview from Jan. 6, 2021, from WBHF in Cartersville, Georgia, in which Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) says, “about a dozen” …
Discussion: Forbes and Peach Pundit
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Lauren Boebert targeted by same group that took out Madison Cawthorn  —  In an interview with the Daily Beast's Matt Lewis, one of the members of the conservative group that pulled out all the stops to make sure that Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) lost his primary last Tuesday claimed …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Hannah Natanson / Washington Post:
Va. Republicans seek to limit sale of 2 books in Barnes & Noble for ‘obscenity’  —  Two Virginia Republicans have asked a court for restraining orders that would prevent private bookseller Barnes & Noble from selling two books to minors, marking an escalation in the conservative campaign to limit students' access to literature.
Discussion: Blue Virginia, WTOP News, CBS News and UPI
Audrey Conklin / Fox News:
Texas girl, 15, trafficked from Mavericks game in Dallas; 8 arrested in Oklahoma: police  —  The girl was gone for 10 days after she disappeared from a Dallas Mavericks game until authorities found her at a hotel in Oklahoma City  —  Anti-sex trafficking advocate's new show exposes sexual predators
 
 
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Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
How the Sussmann trial revealed Hillary Clinton's role in the Alfa Bank scandal
Patrick Reilly / New York Post:
Charges dropped against C Blu, teen rapper accused of shooting NYPD officer
Discussion: IJR, BizPac Review and National Review
Simone Pathe / CNN:
This working mom is Republicans' best shot at unseating Marjorie Taylor Greene — if they want to
Discussion: Raw Story
Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds
 Earlier Items: 
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Reuters:
Biden, Yoon vow to deter North Korea and offer COVID aid
Wall Street Journal:
Garcetti Ambassador Nomination Stalled in Senate Over Questions About Former Aide's Conduct
Wall Street Journal:
Princeton Targets a Dissenting Professor
Eric Cortellessa / TIME:
'I'm Sorry. I've Got Your Sister.' A Family Grieves After the Buffalo Shooting
Kate Lý Johnston / Heartland Signal:
Sen. Ron Johnson's campaign communications director resigns
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Pete Davidson Expected to Exit ‘Saturday Night Live’ (EXCLUSIVE)