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10:55 PM ET, May 24, 2022


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New York Times:
Live Updates: ‘We Have to Act,’ Biden Says After 21 Killed at Texas Elementary School  —  It was the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Conn.  —  19 children and two adults are killed in a Texas elementary school shooting, the authorities say.
Death toll in Texas elementary school shooting rises; 18 children, 2 adults killed by shooter  —  The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School.  —  Biden says ‘we have to act’ after Texas school shooting  —  UVALDE, Texas — The death toll …
Washington Post:
Biden urges end to ‘carnage’ of gun violence after 18 children killed at Texas school … President Biden on Tuesday evening urged Congress to end the “carnage” of gun violence after more than a dozen elementary schoolchildren were killed by an 18-year-old in Texas.
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
‘Spare me the bullshit’: Sen. Chris Murphy rips GOP colleagues after Texas shooting  —  Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., took to the Senate floor after Tuesday's deadly school shooting in Texas and pleaded with his Republican colleagues to take action against gun violence, saying what happened wasn't “inevitable.”
Cami Mondeaux / Washington Examiner:
Texas AG facing runoff says banning guns for public safety ‘ridiculous’ after school shooting  —  Increased gun control as a means to protect law-abiding citizens makes “no sense” and should not be the focus of lawmakers right now, said Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-TX) …
New York Times:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders wins the G.O.P. nomination for Arkansas governor.  —  Jonathan WeismanReporting from Atlanta.  —  No surprise that Senator Raphael Warnock has trounced his opponent, Tamara Johnson-Shealey, to claim the Democratic nomination for re-election in November.
NBC News:
Georgia Governor Primary Election Results  —  GOP incumbent Brian Kemp faces David Perdue, a primary challenge stoked by former President Donald Trump in an effort to oust a fellow Republican for not joining an effort to overturn the state's presidential election results two years ago.
Virginia Aabram / Washington Examiner:
Live Blog: Midterm primary night in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Texas runoffs
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Trump's picks in Tuesday's GOP primaries spent over $400,000 at Mar-a-Lago
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:
Discussion: ABC13
David French / The French Press:
Pass and Enforce Red Flag Laws.  Now.  —  We know they can save lives.  —  I was intending to write about the Georgia Republican primary, but then—just as I was walking back to my hotel—I saw the horrific news out of Uvalde, Texas.  Another school shooting.  Another elementary school.
Ryan Busse / The Bulwark:   Even the Gun Industry Knew We Would End Up Here
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.
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 …
Matt Stieb / New York Magazine:
Republicans May Have Sabotaged Their Best Chance to Beat Gretchen Whitmer
Discussion: Raw Story and TheBlaze
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 …
NBC News:
Texas AG Ken Paxton defeats George P. Bush in GOP primary in bid for re-election  —  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, fended off a primary challenge from Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush in Tuesday's runoff election.
Fox News:
Most polls closed in Texas, where Trump-backed AG Paxton faces primary challenge from George P. Bush
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Techno Fog / The Reactionary:
How FBI HQ hamstrung the Alfa Bank investigation  —  The latest from the Michael Sussmann Trial  —  Today in the Michael Sussmann trial, we received additional information regarding the FBI leadership's involvement in the opening - and execution - of the Alfa Bank/Trump investigation.
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 …
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Jen Psaki joins MSNBC
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.
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:   Will Biden Run in 2024?  —  Spoiler: There is no alternative.  —  1. Plan B
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.
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 …
Anthony Farris / OutKick:
Female Skateboarder Spoke Out On Trans Competitor For Her Future Daughters  —  “This isn't transphobia.  This is advocating for fairness in women's sports.”  —  Those were the words uttered by skater Taylor Silverman this morning while appearing as a guest on “Don't @ Me” with OutKick's Dan Dakich.
Discussion: Breitbart
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.
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.
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: New York Times, The Atlantic and CNN
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 …
New York Times:
U.S. Speeds Up Reshaping of Taiwan's Defenses to Deter China  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has accelerated its efforts to reshape Taiwan's defense systems as it projects a more robust American military presence in the region to try to deter a potential attack by the Chinese military, current and former U.S. officials say.
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