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3:30 AM ET, May 22, 2022

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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, Mediaite and Political Wire
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 and POLITICUSUSA
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Sean Patrick Maloney dodges a bullet  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING — President JOE BIDEN took a break from his five-day diplomatic swing through parts of Asia to handle some housekeeping: Early this morning …
Discussion: HotAir, USA Today and NBC News
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Trump Faces Another Round of Humiliation in Georgia
Discussion: Mercury News and Raw Story
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 …
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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  — A Virginia school board is considering restoring names of schools that had originally been named for Confederate generals
Wilson Chapman / Variety:
John Mulaney Draws Criticism for Having Dave Chappelle Open, Tell ‘Transphobic Jokes’ at Ohio Show … During a Friday performance on his “From Scratch” tour, comedian John Mulaney surprised his audience — and drew criticism from some fans — when Dave Chappelle appeared as the opener and told …
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: WTOP News, Blue Virginia and CBS News
Susan Carroll / NBC News:
The top elected official in Texas' smallest county is charged with cattle theft  —  Lawmen came to remote Loving County, Texas, on Friday to arrest the county judge, a former sheriff's deputy and two ranch hands on one of Texas' oldest crimes — cattle theft.
Discussion: UPI and Raw Story
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
Jenny Goldsberry / Washington Examiner:
Gen. Mark Milley tells West Point graduates technology will change the future of war  —  Army Gen. Mark Milley warned cadets graduating from West Point about the future of war as their commencement speaker Saturday.  —  Milley, who has served as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 2019 …
Discussion: Associated Press and Fox News
Davey Alba / Bloomberg:
Dangerous DIY Baby Formula Recipes Go Viral as Parents Get Desperate  —  As a nationwide baby formula shortage sends parents into crisis mode, social media posts containing dangerous misinformation about homemade formula recipes have gone viral online, racking up views in the millions.
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.
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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
New York Times:
WHAT FRANCE DEMANDED … In 1825, France demanded five annual payments of 30 million francs.  —  In 1825, France demanded five annual payments of 30 million francs.  —  The amount was far beyond Haiti's meager means.  The first payment alone was about six times Haiti's entire revenue that year …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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New York Times:   The Root of Haiti's Misery: Reparations to Enslavers
Khaya Himmelman / The Dispatch:
Fact Checking Dinesh D'Souza's ‘2,000 Mules’  —  The film's ballot harvesting theory is full of holes.  —  On May 7, 2,000 Mules, a documentary film from right-wing provocateur Dinesh D'Souza, debuted in more than 270 theaters across the country.  The movie, which grossed more than $1 million …
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.
Washington Post:
Russia tries to rebound in Ukraine as prospects for victory fade  —  The Russian military, mired in a war with no end in sight, is attempting to resuscitate its sputtering offensive in Ukraine, firing commanders, splitting combat units into smaller formations, and redoubling its reliance on artillery and other long-range weapons.
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.
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 …
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
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Washington Post:   Telling George Floyd's story gave us a deeper understanding of racism
 
 
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Opinion How Elise Stefanik, ‘bright light’ of a generation, chose a dark path
Financial Times:
China seeks more island security pacts to boost clout in Pacific
Wall Street Journal:
Crypto Might Have an Insider Trading Problem
Jessica Bennett / New York Times:
Amber Heard, Johnny Depp and Why We Love to See Women Humiliated
Discussion: Input, Athenaeum and Vox
Jay Michaelson / Rolling Stone:
MAGA Law: How the Trump Judges Twist U.S. Justice
Discussion: Raw Story and RedState
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
McKinsey & Co. worked with Russian weapons maker even as it advised Pentagon
Discussion: РИА …
Yascha Mounk / The Atlantic:
The Doom Spiral of Pernicious Polarization
Discussion: Election Law Blog
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
Associated Press:
Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny
Discussion: HotAir and Raw Story