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8:10 PM ET, May 24, 2022

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ABC News:
At least 2 children dead in ‘active shooter’ incident at Texas elementary school  —  The district advised people to stay away from Robb Elementary School.  —  Children get on a school bus as law enforcement personnel guard the scene of a suspected shooting near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022.
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ABC13:
14 students, 1 teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting; death toll expected to rise  —  The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School.  —  Teen gunman kills 14 students, 1 teacher in Texas elementary school shooting
Jesus Jiménez / New York Times:
Live Updates: 14 Students, 1 Teacher Dead in Texas Elementary School Shooting  —  14 children and a teacher are killed in a Texas elementary school shooting, governor says.  —  A gunman walked into an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon and killed 14 children and a teacher …
Daily Mail:
Elementary school shooter, 18, who killed 14 kids and a teacher posted pictures of his assault rifles on Instagram, messaged random girl to hint at attack one hour before, as mobile morgue arrives at scene of massacre  — Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, confirmed on Tuesday afternoon …
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Plotting To Assassinate George W. Bush In Dallas  —  Two confidential informants and surveillance of the alleged plotter's WhatsApp account reveal plans to smuggle assassins into the U.S. to murder the former president, according to a search warrant application discovered by Forbes.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Trump's picks in Tuesday's GOP primaries spent over $400,000 at Mar-a-Lago  — The campaigns of seven Republican candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump spent over $400,000, combined, at Mar-a-Lago.  — Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker's campaign spent almost $200,000 …
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Politico:
Kemp stares down Perdue as 5 states hold primaries
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Trump heads for big rebuke in Tuesday's elections
David Frum / The Atlantic:
America's Hands Are Full of Blood  —  Thoughts and prayers.  It began as a cliché.  It became a joke.  It has putrefied into a national shame.  —  If tonight, Americans do turn heavenward in pain and grief for the lost children of Uvalde, Texas, they may hear the answer delivered in the Bible through the words of Isaiah:
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Crypto billionaire says he could spend a record-breaking $1 billion in 2024 election  —  Democratic cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried says he expects to spend “north of $100 million” in 2024, with “soft ceiling” of $1 billion  —  WASHINGTON —Democratic billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried …
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
5 GOP candidates in Michigan ineligible after fraud, election office says  —  Five of 10 Republican candidates for the gubernatorial nomination in Michigan are ineligible to appear on the ballot because of invalid signatures on their nominating petitions, the Michigan elections bureau said in a report Monday …
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Matt Stieb / New York Magazine:
Republicans May Have Sabotaged Their Best Chance to Beat Gretchen Whitmer
Discussion: Raw Story and TheBlaze
Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
There Has to Be a Backup Plan.  There's a Backup Plan, Right? … On a Tuesday evening in April, nearly half a century after Joe Biden first publicly mused about running for president, an unsettled cross section of the Democratic Establishment assembled at Pinehurst, a golf resort in North Carolina.
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Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:   Will Biden Run in 2024?  —  Spoiler: There is no alternative.  —  1. Plan B
Timothy Nerozzi / Fox News:
Henry Kissinger says Ukraine must make Russia concessions to end conflict  —  Kissinger warns against escalating Ukraine conflict, urges peace deal with Russia  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24  —  Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Tuesday that Ukraine must …
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Telegraph:
Henry Kissinger: Ukraine must give Russia territory
Sarah Emerson / BuzzFeed News:
Someone Stole Seth Green's Bored Ape, Which Was Supposed To Star In His New Show  —  Actor and producer Seth Green was robbed of several NFTs this month after succumbing to a phishing scam that inadvertently threw a monkey wrench into the plan for his new animated series.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Jen Psaki Joins MSNBC as a Host and Commentator  —  Ms. Psaki, President Biden's first press secretary, left her job at the White House this month.  —  Jen Psaki, who rose to fame as President Biden's first White House press secretary, presiding over more than 200 briefings and gaining TikTok stardom …
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Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Jen Psaki joins MSNBC
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Count the Disputed Mail-In Votes in Pennsylvania Primary for GOP Senate Nomination  —  As the Wall Street Journal relates in an editorial published Monday evening, a dispute has arisen over the counting of mail-in ballots in the closely contested Republican primary election in Pennsylvania between David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz.
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Ryan Busse / The Bulwark:
Even the Gun Industry Knew We Would End Up Here  —  When mass access to guns merges with political fetishization, nothing good can happen.  —  Last week's Buffalo murders are the byproduct of a gun industry business model designed to profit from increasing hatred, fear, and conspiracy.
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Opinion Why is the right ignoring the Southern Baptist abuse scandal?  —  There are few things that members of the American right emphasize more often about themselves than their deep commitment to protecting children — particularly when it comes to the threat of sexual abuse.
Discussion: The Atlantic, New York Times and CNN
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Marina Pitofsky / USA Today:
Pelosi responds after archbishop denies her Holy Communion for supporting abortion rights  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday responded after San Francisco's Catholic archbishop decided to deny her Communion over her support for abortion access in the United States.
Orlando Sentinel:
Central Florida ‘ghost’ candidate, other figures tied to scandal charged  —  Jestine Iannotti, one of three “ghost” candidates who ran as independents for Florida Senate seats in 2020, has been arrested on several criminal charges, alongside a political consultant involved in launching …
ABC News:
Fort Bragg to be renamed Fort Liberty among Army bases losing Confederate names: Exclusive  —  The Army Naming Commission has recommended new names for nine bases named after Confederate leaders with Fort Bragg to be renamed Fort Liberty.  —  One of the entrances to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville …
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Rudy Giuliani stonewalls Capitol attack investigators during lengthy deposition  —  Trump lawyer testified to panel Friday but declined to discuss involvement of Republicans in bid to overturn election  —  Donald Trump's onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani testified to the House select committee investigating …
The Kyiv Independent:
The Kyiv Independent's response to the New York Times editorial board  —  The New York Times editorial, “The War in Ukraine Is Getting Complicated, and America Isn't Ready,” published on May 19, immediately caused an uproar in Ukraine.  —  A veiled manifesto of appeasement from a newspaper known …
Jerusalem Demsas / The Atlantic:
The People Who Hate People  —  Some propositions are so obvious that no one takes the time to defend them.  A few such propositions are that human life is good, that people can and often do provide more benefits to the world than they take away, and that we should design society to support people …
CNN:
Video released of Oath Keepers, Proud Boys leaders meeting 24 hours before January 6 attack  —  The Justice Department on Tuesday released new videos of a now-infamous meeting between Enrique Tarrio and Stewart Rhodes - the leaders of the two most prominent extremist organizations connected to January 6 …
Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:
Here are the investors putting $1 billion into Trump Media.  —  A draft document contains the names of dozens of hedge funds and others behind the $1 billion private investment announced in December.  —  When former President Donald J. Trump's fledgling social media company …
William Earl / Variety:
Ricky Gervais' Netflix Special Draws Criticism for Graphic Jokes Mocking Trans People … Four minutes into the special, Gervais dives into material about the trans community seemingly calculated to draw controversy.  —  “Oh, women!” he starts.  “Not all women, I mean the old-fashioned ones.
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
The GOP War on Freedom  —  Despite claiming to be for small government, the Republicans want politicians in the middle of your personal life.  —  It seems like every week, Republicans propose, pass, or enact another outrageous, authoritarian, retrograde policy.
 
 
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Eric Levai / The Daily Dot:
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Loudermilk's ‘dear friend’ delivered him wildly conspiratorial documents on Jan. 6 to help overturn the 2020 election
Yonhap News Agency:
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Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: White replacement theory is fascism's new name
Discussion: Washington Post
Catharine Tunney / CBC News:
Canada should rethink relationship with U.S. as democratic ‘backsliding’ worsens: security experts
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
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Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Peter Thiel puts another $3.5 million behind Blake Masters in Arizona
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Fox Tv / FOX 11 Los Angeles:
Walmart pulls Juneteenth ice cream after backlash: ‘We sincerely apologize’
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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Meridith McGraw / Politico:
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Eoin Higgins / Salon:
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