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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.
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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 …
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Perdue Slumming With Bannon for Votes on Election Eve  —  He should be embarrassed by his last-ditch attempt to avoid embarrassment at the polls in Tuesday's primary.  —  Former President Donald Trump's favorite sacrificial Senate lamb, David Perdue, spoke on Monday with one of Trump's indicted-and-pardoned former campaign managers.
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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” …
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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
Maria Cheng / Associated Press:
Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe  —  LONDON (AP) — A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that appears to have been caused by sexual activity at two recent raves in Europe.
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Biden Veers Off Script on Taiwan.  It's Not the First Time.  —  Offhand remarks that vary from the official talking points have become a feature of the Biden presidency, even as they leave his staff scrambling to spin them away afterward.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Andrew Restuccia / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Says His Taiwan Policy Hasn't Changed
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.
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: Bloomberg
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 …
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: POLITICUSUSA
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
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 …
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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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 …
Associated Press:
AP-NORC poll: Economy grows as priority on Russia response  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges, according to a new poll.
Discussion: Opinion Today
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
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
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 …
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
Kipp Jones / Mediaite:
Trevor Reed Rips Marjorie Taylor Greene For Stalling Resolution to Free Him From Russian Prison: ‘How Do You Justify That?’  —  Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine who spent 985 days behind bars in Russia, ripped Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) after she stalled a resolution calling on his release last year.
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.
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 …
Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
Election deniers want to control the 2024 election.  And they're getting closer  —  (CNN)Proponents of Donald Trump's discredited lie about rampant fraud in 2020 are running for positions of authority over election administration in virtually every state expected to decide the 2024 presidential race …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats set to blow through key date for moving Biden's agenda  —  Democrats are set to blow through the soft Memorial Day deadline for reaching a deal with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on a slimmed-down budget reconciliation bill to raise taxes, fight climate change and lower the cost of prescription drugs.
Discussion: The Message Box
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 …
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 …
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
Financial Times:
Sunak orders plan for windfall tax on electricity generators  —  Treasury scheme would come in addition to levies on North Sea oil and gas producers  —  Chancellor Rishi Sunak has ordered officials to draw up plans for a possible windfall tax on more than £10bn of excess profits …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Market Depth
 
 
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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
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Fox News:
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Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
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Naomi Lim / Washington Examiner:
‘Everything she said is a lie’: Nancy Mace and Trump-backed challenger clash in sole primary debate
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Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Progressives Can't Stop Republican Censorship
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David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
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Meghan Faulkner / CREW:
Trump profited off visit to Vegas shooting victims
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