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10:20 AM ET, May 23, 2022

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CNN:
Biden says US would respond ‘militarily’ if China attacked Taiwan, but White House insists there's no policy change  —  President Joe Biden said Monday that the United States would intervene militarily if China attempts to take Taiwan by force, a warning that appeared to deviate …
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UN Watch:
Exclusive: Senior Russian Diplomat at U.N. Defects  —  GENEVA, May 23, 2022 — Russia's counsellor to the United Nations in Geneva has resigned, the most senior diplomat to defect since his country's invasion of Ukraine began in February, according to an exclusive report by UN Watch …
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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Capitol attack panel to hold six public hearings as it aims to show how Trump broke law  —  Panel aims to publicly outline the potentially unlawful schemes that tried to keep the former president in office despite his defeat  —  The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Kristy Parker / Just Security:   Prosecuting Trump for the Insurrection: The Well-Founded Case for Optimism
Irin Carmon / The Cut:
The Future of Abortions in America An access map.  —  The legal right to abortion is likely to disappear in half the country in a matter of weeks.  Abortion itself, and the need for it, will not, and never has.  The question is what it will cost medically, financially — and criminally.
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Melissa Murray / New York Times:
It's Not Paranoid to Worry That Birth Control Could Be Next
Discussion: New Republic and The Hill
Politico:
House Dems shun primary fight against anti-abortion incumbent
Discussion: Articles Archive
New York Times:
Kushner's and Mnuchin's Quick Pivots to Business With the Gulf  —  Weeks before the Trump administration ended, Jared Kushner and Steven Mnuchin met with future investors on official trips to the Middle East.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Shortly before the 2020 election …
Russell Moore / Christianity Today:
This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse  —  The abuse investigation has uncovered more evil than even I imagined.  —  They were right.  I was wrong to call sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) a crisis.  Crisis is too small a word.  It is an apocalypse.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: GOP jumps on Stacey Abrams' gaffe calling Georgia ‘worst state to live in’  —  At a Gwinnett Democratic gala over the weekend, Stacey Abrams had some harsh words for her home state that Republicans quickly jumped to exploit.  From the Gwinnett Daily Post:"I am tired of hearing …
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Hailey Fuchs / Politico:
Dem-allied groups drop an A-bomb on Mastriano to start Pa. gov race  —  Democrats and allied groups are launching a $6 million digital, television and voter mobilization campaign attacking GOP Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, betting that his pledges to completely ban abortion will turn off swing state voters.
Discussion: The Guardian and Insider
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John Nichols / The Nation:
Insurrectionist Doug Mastriano Should Be Barred From the Pennsylvania Ballot
Discussion: Twitchy
Popular Information:
Major cinema chain brings the Big Lie to theaters nationwide  —  More than 18 months after the 2020 presidential election, the Big Lie — the discredited claim that Trump won but was the victim of voter fraud — lives on.  The Big Lie has staying power because it has proven to be highly adaptable.
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
How Trump's Fear of Getting Pied in the Face May Come Back to Cream Him  —  Donald Trump's former fixer testified that Trump was unusually afraid of taking a pie to the face and instructed his security to severely beat up anyone who tried to get him.  —  Former President Donald Trump's fear …
Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Big Lie about Georgia Voting Has Been Shredded  —  But the perpetrators of the falsehoods will never admit they were wrong.  —  We all know what happens when a tree falls in an empty forest.  What happens when a democracy emerges unscathed from a purported vile racist threat to its very existence?
Caleb Pershan / Columbia Journalism Review:
The bot that saw the Times  —  A few weeks ago, the person behind the New York Times Pitchbot—not a bot at all, but a Twitter account whose posts satirize New York Times headlines and articles—was at his home, in Rochester, New York, doing laundry with one hand while tapping out, with the other …
Washington Post:
Stefanik echoed ‘great replacement’ theory.  But firms kept donating.  —  Corporations' pledges to pursue racial justice clash with their political giving  —  As companies pledged support and money to fight racism following George Floyd's killing in May 2020, Tom Naratil …
Discussion: The Hill
Ashley Southall / New York Times:
Man Fatally Shot on Manhattan Subway in Unprovoked Attack  —  Riders scrambled for safety when a gunman fired a shot on a Q train in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, killing Daniel Enriquez, 48.  The gunman fled into the streets.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Pence, Tiptoeing Away From Trump, Lays Groundwork for '24 Run  —  The former vice president is part of a group of Republicans who have visited early nominating states as they weigh a challenge to their party's most dominant force.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
CREW:
The Secret Service spent nearly $2 million at Trump properties … The Secret Service has spent nearly $2 million of taxpayer money at Trump properties, literally paying Donald Trump for the right to protect him and his family, according to government records obtained and analyzed by CREW.
JONATHAN TURLEY:
No Laughing Matter: The Third Circuit Reverses NLRB Sanction Over Joke  —  In our age of rage, humor was one of the earliest victims.  It is not that humor is not allowed, it is merely selectively tolerated.  Thus, Twitter suspended the satirical site, Babylon Bee, with the support of many who claim to support free speech.
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
U.S. Military Airlifts Baby Formula From Europe  —  A shipment that arrived on Sunday was the first of two intended to address shortages in the United States.  Another shipment is set to arrive this week, the White House said.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: The White House and Boston.com
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Trump Spends Weekend on TRUTH Social Furiously Ranting About ‘RINO’ WSJ, Scolding Mo Brooks, and Sharing a Call for Civil War  —  Former President Donald Trump is not having a good weekend, if the postings on his TRUTH Social account are any indication of his mood.
Discussion: Raw Story, Insider and HuffPost
New York Times:
The Ransom: A Look Under the Hood  —  Thousands of pages of original documents, and hundreds of books and articles.  Here are the historians and researchers on which the Haiti project drew.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  This series was the work of four reporters and more than a dozen researchers.
 
 
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Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Biden redeployed troops to Somalia. Could Afghanistan someday be next?
Discussion: The Dispatch
Reuters:
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Matt Taibbi / TK News:
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Discussion: Big League Politics
Sophia Bollag / San Francisco Chronicle:
‘NIMBYism is destroying the state.’ Gavin Newsom ups pressure on cities to build more housing
Discussion: Breitbart
Axios:
Democrats' redistricting nightmare
Discussion: New Republic and Political Wire
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‘Megadrought’ threatens water and power supplies to millions in US
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Business leaders warn that three-decade era of globalisation is ending
Financial Times:
Saudi Arabia signals support for Russia's role in Opec+ as sanctions pressure mounts
Discussion: rbc.ru
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
In new book, Kellyanne Conway takes aim at many targets — except Trump