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7:45 AM ET, May 26, 2022


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Mike Hixenbaugh / NBC News:
A teacher in Uvalde, Texas, describes ‘the longest 35 minutes of my life’  —  Her students were watching a Disney movie when the gunshots started.  Then instinct and practice kicked in.  —  Americans react to the Robb Elementary school massacre  —  UVALDE, Texas — The teacher came …
Tess Owen / VICE:
The Police Timeline of the Texas School Shooting Has a Lot of Holes  —  Texas law enforcement officials are being strangely opaque about what actually happened during the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.  —  TO  —  Texas officials are clapping themselves on the back for what they've described …
NBC News:
Abbott calls Texas school shooting a mental health issue but cut state spending for it  —  Texas Gov. Abbott: Government must ‘do a better job’ to address mental health  —  UVALDE, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Uvalde school shooter had a “mental health challenge” …
Henry Ramos /
'It's time to die' |  Fourth-grader who survived Uvalde school shooting gives heartbreaking account of what gunman told students  —  The Robb Elementary student said he and several of his friends survived after hiding under a table with a tablecloth covering them.
Discussion: New York Post
NBC News:
The Uvalde school district had an extensive safety plan. 19 children were killed anyway.  —  School officials in Uvalde, Texas, promised to do everything they could to protect students from a mass shooting.  —  Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District had doubled its security budget in recent years …
Washington Post:
Weakened gun laws put Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the defensive  —  Amid a spate of mass shootings in recent years, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) responded by focusing on promoting mental health services and convening a task force that produced a 40-point plan centered on “hardening” school campuses and identifying threats.
James Barragán / The Texas Tribune:
Gov. Greg Abbott won't say whether he plans to attend NRA convention in Houston on Friday
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Hours after Uvalde school shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott attended a fundraiser 300 miles away
Elon Musk backs ‘tight’ background checks for all gun sales in wake of mass shooting in Texas
Houston Chronicle:
Beto O'Rourke confronts Abbott during news conference on Uvalde mass shooting: ‘This is on you’
Ryan Cooper / American Prospect:
The Senate Has Forfeited Its Right to Exist  —  Not even 19 butchered children can break through its idiotic traditions.  —  A policeman talks to people asking for information outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022, after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at the school, killing 21 people, 19 of them children.
Discussion: The Hill, Slate and Townhall
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
The Real Reason America Doesn't Have Gun Control  —  After each of the repeated mass shootings that now provide a tragic backbeat to American life, the same doomed dance of legislation quickly begins.  As the outraged demands for action are inevitably derailed in Congress …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Opinion How Democrats can address our hopelessness about child massacres
Brian Faler / Politico:   Federal tax receipts boom, powered by inflation
New York Times:
Trump Said to Have Reacted Approvingly to Jan. 6 Chants About Hanging Pence  —  The House committee investigating the Capitol assault has heard accounts of the former president's remarks as he watched the riot unfold on television.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
New York Times:
In More Than 100 G.O.P. Midterm Ads This Year: Guns, Guns, Guns  —  In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey unpacked lipstick, an iPhone and something else from her purse in one campaign advertisement — “a little Smith & Wesson .38,” she said.  A Republican candidate for governor in Georgia declared in a different spot …
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
These Gun Reforms Could Save 15,000 Lives. We Can Achieve Them.
Discussion: Gideon's Substack
Washington Post:
Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams are in a rematch.  A lot has changed since 2018.  —  The political landscape in Georgia — and nationally — has shifted significantly  —  Stacey Abrams refused to concede the Georgia governor's race to Republican Brian Kemp four years ago, even after it was clear she had lost.
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
How Raffensperger went from Trump outcast to MAGA vanquisher
Sam Whiting / San Francisco Chronicle:
SFUSD drops the word ‘chief’ from job titles to avoid connotation with Native Americans  —  The word “chief” will no longer be used in reference to job titles in the San Francisco Unified School District in an effort, school officials said, to avoid the word's connotation with Native Americans.
San Francisco Chronicle:   New data shows shift at Lowell High School: More students given failing grades after admissions change
Roxane Gay / New York Times:
The Uvalde Shooting Shows America's Deep Incivility  —  There is a cultural obsession nowadays with civility, with the idea that if everyone is mannered enough, any impasse or difference of opinion can be bridged.  But these are desperately uncivil times.  And there is nothing more uncivilized …
Discussion: NewsNation
Yellen, Biden's not-so-secret weapon, sees clout diminished  —  Janet Yellen, the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary, is seen as a technocrat, a widely respected, above-the-fray leader rather than a flame thrower in a political messaging war.  —  When Janet Yellen was tapped to join …
Lisa Tozzi / Rolling Stone:
He Wrote The Onion's Famous Mass-Shooting Headline.  It Still Haunts Him  —  “'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens” has become an integral part of 21st century American Culture  —  As the gut-wrenching news that 19 children and two teachers were killed in their Uvalde …
Discussion: NPR
Drew Hinshaw / Wall Street Journal:
Hungary to Make Multinationals Cede Some Profits to State  —  WARSAW—Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban used newly acquired wartime powers to declare that multinational companies in his country must cede the bulk of their excess profits into new state funds dedicated to preparing …
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Adam Schefter / ESPN:
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Sean Murphy / Associated Press:
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Nick Penzenstadler / USA Today:
AR rifle maker tied to Texas school shooting facing scrutiny, possible future lawsuits
Discussion: The Sun and The Daily Dot
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Matthew Futterman / New York Times:
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Washington Post:
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