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1:40 PM ET, May 22, 2022

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CBS News:
More Americans label Republican Party extreme and Democratic Party as weak — CBS News poll  —  With midterm primaries helping set the direction for the Democratic and Republican parties, most Americans, including many of the parties' own voters, aren't terribly happy with the parties or what they're talking about.
Discussion: Fox News, The Hill and Politico
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CBS News:
Americans feel uneasy as economic concerns grow — CBS News poll  —  America's mood is uneasy and worried.  Amid continued inflation and stock market declines, large majorities describe their mood as such, and the percentage who call the economy bad has hit highs for the Biden presidency.
Discussion: The Hill and Axios
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
My Lunch With President Biden  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  President Biden invited me for lunch at the White House last Monday.  But it was all off the record — so I can't tell you anything he said.  —  I can, though, tell you two things — what I ate and how I felt after.
who.int:
Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries  —  Outbreak at glance  —  Since 13 May 2022, cases of monkeypox have been reported to WHO from 12 Member States that are not endemic for monkeypox virus, across three WHO regions.  Epidemiological investigations are ongoing …
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Washington Post:
Biden: U.S. exploring monkeypox vaccines; ‘everybody’ should be concerned  —  President Biden said Sunday that the United States is looking into what vaccines might be available to protect people against monkeypox — saying that “everybody” should be concerned as an outbreak of the disease continues …
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Kellyanne Conway Book: Trump Toyed With Quitting After Access Hollywood ‘Pussy’ Tape  —  The ex-president's former adviser is dishing on him in her new memoir. … Donald Trump considered dropping out of the 2016 presidential race after the leak of the now-infamous Access Hollywood tape showed …
New York Times:
What they can attempt after an election has been certified  — Launch audits and investigations - Attempt to decertify the election  —  The Times's review provides only a glimpse of the ways that state legislatures fueled the movement to deny and challenge the 2020 results.
Dana Goldstein / New York Times:
Lucy Calkins Retreats on Phonics in Fight Over Reading Curriculum  —  Lucy Calkins, a leading literacy expert, has rewritten her curriculum to include a fuller embrace of phonics and the science of reading.  Critics may not be appeased.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Althouse
Cathy Young / Morning Shots:
Biden Hits the Right Note  —  In the aftermath of tragedy and terror in Buffalo, here's something that has not received much attention: a genuinely presidential speech by Joe Biden on his visit to the city.  —  I know Biden is not a charismatic leader.  But on occasions that call …
David Siders / Politico:
'No one's paying any attention': The week that Republicans ignored Trump's election lies  —  Donald Trump has been lying about voter fraud for so long that his impugning of yet another election seemed almost inevitable.  —  What was more revealing was that, for the first time, Republicans appeared not to be listening.
Nick Bryant / BBC:
Australia election: A great shock to the system  —  Victory belongs to Anthony Albanese, only the fourth Labor leader since World War Two to oust a Liberal prime minister, but the 2022 Australian election was primarily a rejection of Scott Morrison and the brand of politics he has come to personify.
Washington Post:
Live Nation subsidiaries got millions in aid meant for independent venues  —  Congress wrote a pandemic relief law that excluded Live Nation and companies like it.  But the Small Business Administration gave nearly $19 million to Live Nation subsidiaries or companies in which it has a significant investment.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Scorned by Trump, Mo Brooks Rises in Alabama Senate Race  —  Mr. Brooks, a hard-right representative, seems to be making an unlikely comeback in a Senate race in which the Trump endorsement may not determine votes of Trump supporters.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Raw Story, Politico and Breitbart
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Republicans vow to kill domestic terrorism bill in Senate  —  Senate Republicans are lining up against a House-passed bill that would authorize special offices within the government to investigate and monitor domestic terrorism, which is being pushed in the wake of a racist shooting in Buffalo that left 10 people dead.
Discussion: Insider
 
 
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JR Ross / WisPolitics.com:
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Discussion: Florida Politics
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The Russian Orthodox Leader at the Core of Putin's Ambitions
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