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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Trump is losing his stranglehold on Republicans  —  When the former president's monomania backfires, he looks weak.  But this is not necessarily good news for Biden  —  ADD TO MYFT  —  This is not an obituary of Donald Trump.  He still has a plausible shot at becoming the first ex-president …
Discussion: Raw Story and Shore News Network
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Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
David Perdue makes racist remarks about Stacey Abrams as he ends a lackluster campaign.  —  Mr. Perdue, who badly trails Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary for governor, accused Ms. Abrams of “demeaning her own race” in describing the state's problems.
Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
Election deniers want to control the 2024 election. And they're getting closer
Washington Post:
Opinion Are Democratic attacks on the GOP over democracy missing their mark?
Discussion: WTOP News
Caroline Downey / Yahoo News:
State Farm Abandons LGBTQ Children's-Book Program after Whistleblower Email Leak  —  State Farm, the household-name insurance company, has abandoned its program to distribute LGBTQ-themed books to teachers, community centers, and libraries, explicitly targeting children as young as kindergartners …
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Charlotte Clymer / Charlotte's Web Thoughts:
State Farm Gives Up on LGBTQ Rights … Audio playback is not supported on your browser.  Please upgrade.  —  Charlotte Clymer is a writer and LGBTQ advocate.  You've probably seen her on Twitter (@cmclymer).  This is the podcast version of her blog “Charlotte's Web Thoughts” …
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
State Farm Drops LGBTQ Kids Books Program After Backlash
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.
Discussion: HotAir and POLITICUSUSA
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Kellyanne Conway: Yes.  Trump lost  —  One of Donald Trump's most steadfast aides acknowledges in a new book that the president lost the 2020 election and says he was ill-advised by campaign staff and the election deniers who surrounded him.  —  “Despite the mountains of money Trump had raised …
Eoin Higgins / Salon:
Why is Glenn Greenwald defending Tucker Carlson and the “great replacement”?  —  Pulitzer-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald is now helping launder Tucker Carlson's white supremacist rhetoric  —  There's no plausible way to dispute that Fox News host Tucker Carlson is spreading racist conspiracy theories …
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Biaggi Seeks to Block Sean Patrick Maloney's Chosen Path to Re-Election  —  Mr. Maloney, who leads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, upset some Democrats by opting to run in a district currently represented by a Black congressman.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Reuters:
J&J bankruptcy trustee balks at Neal Katyal's $2,465 hourly rate  —  (Reuters) - The United States is objecting to a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary's bid to add Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal to its legal team in a high-stakes bankruptcy case, citing his hourly rate of $2,465 — a possible new legal industry high.
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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 …
John Sudworth / BBC:
The faces from China's Uyghur detention camps  —  Thousands of photographs from the heart of China's highly secretive system of mass incarceration in Xinjiang, as well as a shoot-to-kill policy for those who try to escape, are among a huge cache of data hacked from police computer servers in the region.
Discussion: The Guardian and Bloomberg
PRRI:
American Bubbles: Politics, Race, and Religion in Americans' Core Friendship Networks  —  MAPPING AMERICANS' CORE FRIENDSHIP NETWORKS  —  Mapping Americans' Core Friendship Networks  —  To better understand the composition of Americans' core friendship networks, PRRI designed a study …
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: U.S. negotiating deal among Saudis, Israelis and Egyptians  —  The Biden administration has been quietly mediating among Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt on negotiations that, if successful, could be a first step on the road to the normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Andrew Perez / The Lever:
Big Pharma's Signal To Joe Manchin  —  Drug companies are bankrolling West Virginia ads trying to bully the senator after he signaled he might support a drug pricing bill.  —  In the first two years of the Biden presidency, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has become one of big business' favorite lawmakers …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
How a Tax Case Could Force Roger Stone to Cough Up Jan. 6 Records  —  Roger Stone has been reluctant to turn over his financial records.  Now the feds are turning to the courts, and they may find more than they bargained for.  —  Roger Stone is not cooperating.  But soon, he might not have a choice.
Discussion: Raw Story
Kipp Jones / Mediaite:
Washington Post Deletes Tweet Wrongly Declaring George Floyd Was ‘Shot’ by Police  —  The Washington Post falsely reported on Monday George Floyd died two years ago this week after he was “shot and killed” while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Discussion: Twitchy and The Daily Wire
Associated Press:
Florida law on social media unconstitutional, federal appeals court says  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the law in 2021.  —  ST. PETERSBURG — A Florida law intended to punish social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment …
Slate:
Clarence and Ginni Thomas Are Telling Us Exactly How the 2024 Coup Will Go Down  —  On Friday, the Washington Post broke the news that Ginni Thomas sent emails to Arizona elections officials asking them to set aside the will of the voters and submit a slate of fake electors who would support Donald Trump …
Discussion: FIRST DRAFT
The White House:
Quad Joint Leaders' Statement  —  Today, we - Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, and President Joe Biden of the United States - convene in Tokyo to renew our steadfast commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient.
Discussion: NBC News and Reuters
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The White House:
Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan in Joint Press Conference
Discussion: IJR, Power Line and The Daily Wire
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
New Justice Dept. policy says agents must intervene if they see abuse  —  Memo from Attorney General Merrick Garland is the first such policy update in 18 years.  —  The Justice Department has updated its use-of-force policy for the first time in 18 years, telling federal agents they have a duty …
Discussion: CNN, New York Times and Raw Story
Jerusalem Demsas / The Atlantic:
The People Who Hate People  —  Of all the objections NIMBYs raise to new housing and infrastructure, perhaps the most risible is that their community is already too crowded.  —  Some propositions are so obvious that no one takes the time to defend them.  A few such propositions are that human life …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Greta Van Susteren Will Join Newsmax Early-Evening Lineup in June … Greta Van Susteren says she just couldn't stay away from the immediacy of cable news.  —  For the past few years, Van Susteren, one of the few anchors who can say they have been employed by CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel …
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Ronny Jackson Used Campaign Funds for Exclusive Club, Ethics Office Alleges  —  The office said the House Republican from Texas may have broken campaign finance regulations.  It also said Representative Alex X. Mooney, Republican of West Virginia, may have acted improperly.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Roll Call and Washington Post
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Joseph Klein / Front Page Magazine:
Biden's Surreal Speech on the Buffalo Shooting Spree  —  Ignoring leftwing extremist threats to domestic security.  —  President Joe Biden went to Buffalo, New York on May 17th to deliver remarks honoring the lives lost from a mass shooter's rampage the weekend before.
Sally Goldenberg / Politico:
New York City to bid on 2024 Democratic National Convention  —  Mayor Eric Adams' team is finalizing its application ahead of a May 27 submission deadline and the winner is expected to be announced later this year.  —  NEW YORK — Eight years after New York City's failed attempt to host …
Washington Free Beacon:
Who's Afraid of Elise Stefanik?  —  Media attempt to hang ‘great replacement’ theory around the neck of GOP conference chairwoman  —  We thought the Washington Post hit some kind of bottom last week when it tried to blame the third-ranking House Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) …
Discussion: Townhall
Burgess Everett / Politico:
In Colorado, Bennet braces for another red wave  —  How precarious is Senate Democrats' majority?  Just ask Colorado's Michael Bennet.  —  The low-key Democratic senator hails from a state that President Joe Biden won by 13 points.  His in-state colleague, Sen. John Hickenlooper …
Craig Mauger / Detroit News:
James Craig, Perry Johnson, 3 others shouldn't make ballot, Bureau of Elections says  —  Lansing — Former Detroit police Chief James Craig and businessman Perry Johnson, two of the top candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, didn't submit enough valid petition signatures to make the ballot …
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
Princeton Fires Tenured Professor in Campus Controversy  —  Joshua Katz's dismissal is related to his inappropriate conduct with a female student, the university said.  He says criticism of a campus protest group is the issue.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
 
 
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The White House:
Environmental Justice … For far too long, communities across our country have faced …
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Fox News:
Border Patrol released suspected terrorist who crossed into U.S. illegally, ICE took weeks to rearrest him
Discussion: National Review and Townhall
Alex Harris / Miami Herald:
Sunshine State solar slowdown: Installers scrambling for panels, big projects delayed
Zoom Video Communications:
Democracy in Danger  —  Recent years have made clear that national security widely defined includes …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats set to blow through key date for moving Biden's agenda
Discussion: The Message Box
New York Times:
After Stroke, Doctors Look at Fetterman's Campaign Trail Prospects
Discussion: National Review and New York Post
Heather Barr / Human Rights Watch:
Afghans Call to #FreeHerFace
Discussion: Fox News and The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Gonnerman / New Yorker:
Flight Attendants Fighting Back
Naomi Lim / Washington Examiner:
‘Everything she said is a lie’: Nancy Mace and Trump-backed challenger clash in sole primary debate
Discussion: WSAV-TV and Raw Story
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Biden Veers Off Script on Taiwan. It's Not the First Time.
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
McCormick sues over mail-in ballot procedures amid close GOP Senate fight with Oz
Meghan Faulkner / CREW:
Trump profited off visit to Vegas shooting victims
Discussion: Insider, The Daily Beast and Raw Story