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6:50 PM ET, May 21, 2022

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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
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Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:   Georgia electrical vehicle factory becomes Kemp, Perdue campaign battle
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Trump Faces Another Round of Humiliation in Georgia
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.
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New York Times:
WHAT FRANCE DEMANDED … In 1825, France demanded five annual payments of 30 million francs.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Will Welch / All:   Have I Been Redistricted? Search Your Redrawn Political Districts in New York
Eric Peterson / Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah hunting guide faces felony charge for Donald Trump Jr.'s big-game hunt  —  Court documents say guide Wade Lemon used ‘a pile of grain, oil and pastries’ to lure a bear that Trump Jr. then killed.  —  The following story was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
How the Sussmann trial revealed Hillary Clinton's role in the Alfa Bank scandal  —  THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL  —  The trial of former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann crossed a critical threshold Friday when a key witness uttered the name …
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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
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: Mother Jones and The Hill
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Washington Post:   Telling George Floyd's story gave us a deeper understanding of racism
Robert Ford / Washington Post:
Opinion Abbott CEO: We're sorry about the formula shortage.  Here's what we're doing to fix it.  —  Robert Ford is chairman and chief executive of Abbott.  —  We at Abbott take great pride in helping people with diabetes check their glucose, providing critical coronavirus testing and making lifesaving heart devices.
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.
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: RedState and Raw Story
 
 
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Financial Times:
China seeks more island security pacts to boost clout in Pacific
James Gordon / Daily Mail:
Virginia board is set to return names of the Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson, Turner Ashby and Robert E Lee to two schools after they were changed during George Floyd protests
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Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds
NBC News:
McKinsey & Co. worked with Russian weapons maker even as it advised Pentagon
Discussion: РИА …
Reuters:
Biden, Yoon vow to deter North Korea and offer COVID aid
Yascha Mounk / The Atlantic:
The Doom Spiral of Pernicious Polarization
Wall Street Journal:
Garcetti Ambassador Nomination Stalled in Senate Over Questions About Former Aide's Conduct
Wall Street Journal:
Princeton Targets a Dissenting Professor
CNN:
First on CNN: Giuliani meets with January 6 committee for more than 9 hours