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8:35 PM ET, May 25, 2022


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Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Hours after Uvalde school shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott attended a fundraiser 300 miles away  —  A spokesperson for Abbott said he had previously committed to the event but all campaign-related activities are postponed until further notice.  —  Copy link  —  Gov. Greg Abbott attended …
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 …
New York Times:
The Stupefying Tally of American Gun Violence  —  The 18-year-old gunman stormed past an armed guard at a Texas school, carrying a rifle he had purchased days before the attack.  At least 19 children and two teachers were killed before the gunman was shot by a Border Patrol agent.
Houston Chronicle:
Beto O'Rourke confronts Abbott during news conference on Uvalde mass shooting: ‘This is on you’  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  Just over 24 hours after the mass shooting of children and teachers in an elementary school in Uvalde, Gov. Greg Abbott addressed the media at a nearby high school there.
Washington Post:
Gunman was bullied as a child, grew increasingly violent, friends say
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
America's new norm: ‘Why are we willing to live with this carnage?’
Discussion: Vox, HuffPost and The Texas Tribune
Kelly Hooper / Politico:
‘You are doing nothing’: O'Rourke accosts Abbott at press conference on shooting
St. John Barned-Smith / Houston Chronicle:
Uvalde school shooting: Teen gunman bought AR-15 style rifle day after he turned 18
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
Trump expressed support for hanging Pence during Capitol riot, Jan. 6 panel told  —  The Jan. 6 select committee has heard testimony indicating that then-President Donald Trump — after rioters who swarmed the Capitol began chanting “hang Mike Pence” — expressed support for hanging his vice president …
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 …
New York Times:
In More Than 100 G.O.P. Midterm Ads This Year: Guns, Guns, Guns
Discussion: The Hill and Rolling Stone
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate begins search for bipartisan gun deal after Schumer's green light
Moderate-turned-MAGA Rep. Elise Stefanik's stock is rising in Trump world  —  (CNN)Donald Trump hasn't said if he will run for president again, but that doesn't seem to be stopping him from privately musing about his potential running mate if he does.  The latest person to catch his eye …
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
A Trump Repudiation?  Look at the Big Picture.  —  It's a headline almost too tempting to resist: “Tuesday was the night the lights went out in Georgia for Donald Trump.”  —  David Perdue, Trump's handpicked choice for Georgia governor, lost the Republican primary in a landslide to incumbent …
Washington Post:
Donald Trump recalibrates his standing in GOP after primary setbacks
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Pa. secretary of state orders recount in GOP primary between Oz, McCormick
Discussion: Politico, Just The News and CNN
Joe Hernandez / NPR:
Guns are banned during Trump's upcoming speech at the NRA conference  —  Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association's Annual Leadership Forum on Friday.  But audience members at the group's annual meeting, being held this year in Houston, won't be able to carry guns during his address.
New York Times:
Intensifying Inquiry Into Alternate Electors Focuses on Trump Lawyers  —  In recent subpoenas, federal prosecutors investigating alternate slates of pro-Trump electors sought information about Rudolph W. Giuliani, John Eastman and others.  —  The Justice Department has stepped …
Washington Post:
Whistleblower report on baby formula didn't reach top FDA food safety official  —  A report alleging safety failures at a plant took four months to reach Frank Yiannas, the top food safety official  —  When a whistleblower sent a 34-page report to the Food and Drug Administration …
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 …
Steve Israel / The Hill:
The haunting reason Congress won't pass sensible gun laws  —  THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL  —  In one of those Capitol Hill elevators reserved for Members of Congress when there are votes on the House floor, I learned a tragic lesson …
Discussion: Insider, WV MetroNews and CBS News
New York Times:
Israel Tells U.S. It Killed Iranian Officer, Official Says  —  Israeli officials say the officer, Sayad Khodayee, was a leader of a covert unit tasked with abductions and killings of Israelis and other foreigners around the world.  Iran does not acknowledge that the unit exists.
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
Just after Texas shooting, California Senate passes Texas-style bill targeting assault weapons, ghost guns  —  The California Senate passed a gun control bill to allow private citizens to file suit for at least $10,000 against makers or sellers of untraceable ghost guns or illegal assault weapons
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Biden blames ‘gun lobby’ when his real enemy is culture  —  “When in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” asked an impassioned President Joe Biden Tuesday night after a horrific massacre at a Texas elementary school.  —  This has been the cry of gun controllers for decades …
Katie Tan / The Chronicle:
Duke School of Medicine professor describes mandatory equity training as “Maoist political propaganda,” refuses to attend  —  A Duke professor disputed with department members about mandatory training with the Office for Institutional Equity, calling the modules “left-wing Maoist political …
Elon Musk backs ‘tight’ background checks for all gun sales in wake of mass shooting in Texas  — In an email to CNBC, Musk blamed the media for giving murderers the attention he believes they crave by covering mass shootings.  — He said he supports “tight” background checks …
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Samuel L. Perry / TIME:
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