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Wall Street Journal:
Uvalde Residents Voice Frustration Over Shooting Response  —  Videos circulating on social media show parents confronting police outside the school; ‘The police were doing nothing’  —  UVALDE, Texas—Residents here expressed anger and frustration Thursday about the time it took for law enforcement …
New York Times:
Uvalde Live Updates: 2 Police Officers Were Reportedly Shot Early in Gunman's Rampage  —  Some parents who lost children are angry about the police response as new details emerge about the hour of terror in the classrooms where a gunman took 21 lives.  “This could have been over in a couple of minutes,” one anguished father said.
Haisten Willis / Washington Examiner:
White House sidesteps question about police response to Texas school shooting  —  The White House refused to call for an investigation into the police response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, saying President Joe Biden “has the utmost respect for the men and women of law enforcement.”
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
WATCH: Texas Police Spox on Live TV Confirmed Cops Went In for Their Own Kids During Uvalde Shooting  —  Texas Department Public Safety spokesman Lt. Christopher Olivarez confirmed to a reporter during a live shot that police officers went into Robb Elementary School to get their own children during the massacre.
Associated Press:
Police face questions over response to Texas school shooting
Henry Ramos / kens5.com:
'It's time to die' | Fourth-grader who survived Uvalde school shooting gives heartbreaking account of what gunman told students
Politico:
Meadows burned papers after meeting with Scott Perry, Jan. 6 panel told  —  Then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows burned papers in his office after meeting with a House Republican who was working to challenge the 2020 election, according to testimony the Jan. 6 select committee has heard from one of his former aides.
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Behind the Jan. 6 panel's last-minute efforts to win 3 key Trump-world lawsuits  —  Since September, former President Donald Trump and his allies have launched 25 lawsuits to stymie the Jan. 6 select committee.  But the panel has decided to fight aggressively in just four, a strategic gambit that's paying off.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 committee eyes witnesses, but Ginni Thomas unlikely to be focus
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Senators Grasp for a Bipartisan Gun Deal, Facing Long Odds  —  WASHINGTON — After the deadliest school shooting in a decade, a small group of Republican and Democratic senators have begun an urgent and uphill effort to strike a compromise on new gun laws, voicing hope that a wave …
Discussion: Politico
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Bloomberg:
Key Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn Joins Gun-Safety Talks, Cites School Shooting
Discussion: Washington Post
Southern Poverty Law Center:
Alex Jones' Bitcoin Fairy Drops $8 Million in a Month on Infowars
Discussion: Daily Kos and Mediaite
NBC News:
Bipartisan group of senators holds first talks on gun safety
Discussion: CNBC
CNN:
Exclusive: McConnell says he has directed Cornyn to engage with Democrats on a ‘bipartisan solution’ on gun violence
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline:
‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dies at 67  —  A shocker.  Ray Liotta, the terrific actor whose career breakout came in the Martin Scorsese crime classic Goodfellas, has died.  Deadline hears he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Federal Officials Adhere to Prior Decision Related to Nassar Investigation  —  The Justice Department announced today that after careful re-review of evidence gathered in the investigation of two former FBI special agents in connection with their involvement in the FBI's investigation of Lawrence G. Nassar …
Discussion: New York Times and The Hill
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Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Won't Charge FBI Agents in Nassar Case Failures
Victoria Eavis / Casper Star-Tribune:
Rep. Liz Cheney officially files for U.S. House  —  Rep. Liz Cheney officially filed to run for U.S. House on Thursday, announcing her reelection bid in a video that focused on her allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.  —  The announcement, one day before the filing deadline …
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Julia Rock / The Lever:
Biden Is Preparing To Crush A Historic Climate Change Lawsuit
Discussion: Jacobin
James Finn / Los Angeles Blade:
Texas Trans girl assaulted over GOP lies about Uvalde shooting  —  Why was this teen girl assaulted by a grown man she'd never met, harassed by four strangers who could tell she was trans  —  In a phone interview today, Tracey told me the man grabbed her arm and forced her body around …
CNN:
US preparing to approve advanced long-range rocket system for Ukraine  —  Washington (CNN)The Biden administration is preparing to step up the kind of weaponry it is offering Ukraine by sending advanced, long-range rocket systems that are now the top request from Ukrainian officials, multiple officials say.
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate  —  PimEyes is a paid service that finds photos of a person from across the internet, including some the person may not want exposed.  “We're just a tool provider,” its owner said.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: The Hill
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
On Guns, Biden's Call for Action Is a Painful Reminder That He Cannot Make It Happen  —  America can't even grieve collectively anymore.  —  There is little doubt that Joe Biden is a world-class griever.  For the part of the Presidency that requires national mourning …
The Texas Tribune:
Why 18-year-olds can buy AR-15s in Texas but not handguns  —  This week's massacre in Uvalde highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns.  The shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday.  —  Copy link … The fact that the gunman responsible …
Discussion: CNN
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Exclusive: DOJ interviews Georgia Republicans about interactions with Trump campaign in fake elector probe  —  (CNN)Federal investigators have interviewed Republicans in Georgia about interactions with people in former President Donald Trump's orbit and his 2020 reelection campaign …
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Trump E.P.A. Chief ‘Endangered Public Safety’ by Ordering His Drivers to Speed  —  An internal report validated whistle-blower allegations that Scott Pruitt repeatedly forced his security detail to drive at dangerous speeds on routine trips because he was running late.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Ben Dreyfuss / Good Faith:
Progressives Need To Stop Obsessing About What To Name Things  —  The myth of the “death tax” rebranding  —  “The end of natural gas has to start with its name,” is the provocative and inaccurate headline of a Vox story calling on the media to stop referring to natural gas as, uh, natural gas.1
Jeff Parrott / Salt Lake Tribune:
Mitt Romney received $0 from the NRA during his 2018 senate campaign, not millions  —  While Romney was campaigning against President Barack Obama in 2012, the National Rifle Association spent millions to get a Republican in the White House.  —  A review of Federal Election Commission filings shows …
Alyce McFadden / New York Times:
Marjorie Taylor Greene's campaign spent nearly $183,000 on security in early 2022.  —  Ms. Greene, the far-right Georgia Republican, spent more campaign money on personal security in the first quarter of this year than any other candidate, campaign finance filings show.
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
Russia is depopulating parts of eastern Ukraine, forcibly removing thousands into remote parts of Russia  —  Washington (CNN)Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been processed through a series of Russian “filtration camps” in Eastern Ukraine and sent into Russia as part of a systemized program …
Shannon McCaffrey / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Herschel Walker fumbles gun control response - twice  —  As Republican U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker launches his general election campaign, he is struggling to talk about guns.  —  Twice in recent days Walker has fumbled questions on gun control: in one interview he seemed …
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
The next U.S. abortion battle is over pills, and it's already begun  —  The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet released its decision that looks set to dramatically scale back abortion rights, but one of the next legal battles has already begun in a Mississippi court.
Jonny Coleman / The Appeal:
How Los Angeles Created the Playbook for a Nationwide War on the Unhoused  —  As politicians look to build public support for homeless encampment sweeps, they're using tactics popularized in LA—the site of one of the nation's most intense battles over the unhoused.
 
 
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Edward B. Foley / Democracy Journal:
Reforming the Electoral Count Act
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Parker Molloy / The Present Age:
Just like they did in 2015, Republicans are falsely blaming trans people for a mass shooting
Phelim Kine / Politico:
Blinken to hype Asia outreach success in China strategy speech
Ben Samuels / Haaretz:
Democrats Urge U.S. Action Against Israel's Eviction of Palestinians in Masafer Yatta
Daniel Bice / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Sen. Ron Johnson uses tax dollars to travel between Florida family home and the U.S. Capitol
Discussion: WisPolitics.com
Reihan Salam / The Atlantic:
America Needs Anti-Racialism
Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
Five G.O.P. candidates for Michigan governor are ruled ineligible over forged petition signatures.
Salty Saltine / OutKick:
MLB Ignores Georgia Voting Surge After Citing Voter Suppression For Moving All-Star Game
Discussion: The Federalist
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Documents Shed Light on Secret U.S. Plans for Apocalyptic Scenarios
Discussion: Bailiwick News and Political Wire
Eugene Volokh / Reason:
Va. Judge Finds Probable Clause That “Court of Mist and Fury” and “Gender Queer” Are “Obscene for ... Minors”
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Demands not to ‘politicize’ tragedy are themselves political demands
David Zipper / Bloomberg:
A City Fights Back Against Heavyweight Cars
Discussion: WTOP News
Mark Stone / Sky News:
Texas school shooting: Senator Ted Cruz storms off over questions about gun reform