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9:15 AM ET, May 27, 2022

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Kipp Jones / Mediaite:
Texas Police Lieutenant Says Cops Were Reluctant to Engage Gunman Because 'They Could've Been Shot'  —  A Texas Department of Public Safety official said responding officers were cautious as they entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas because “they could've been shot.”
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Wall Street Journal:
Uvalde Shooter Fired Outside School for 12 Minutes Before Entering  —  Local residents express anger and frustration as police detail new timeline of mass shooting  —  UVALDE, Texas—Local residents voiced anger Thursday about the time it took to end the mass shooting at an elementary school here …
New York Times:
Uvalde Live Updates: Parents Express Anger at Police Response to School Massacre  —  Authorities defended their response to the shooting in a news conference, as some parents who lost children asked what happened during the hour of terror in which a gunman took 21 lives.
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
How the official accounts about the Uvalde shooting have changed  —  Since a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex., on Tuesday, killing 19 children and two teachers, authorities have provided an incomplete — and evolving — explanation of what happened.
NBC News:
Police waited an hour for backup in the Uvalde shooting.  That's an outdated tactic, experts say.  —  Police face questions on Texas elementary school shooting timeline  —  UVALDE, Texas — Most “active shooter” attacks in America end within five minutes.  The attack on Uvalde schoolchildren lasted an hour.
Eduardo Medina / New York Times:   ‘She was my baby’: A family mourns, and pleads for action, in Uvalde.
Robert T. Garrett / Dallas Morning News:
Texas Gov. Abbott going to Uvalde — not NRA — on Friday  —  Abbott to hold news conference in grief-stricken community, send prerecorded remarks to gun group.  —  AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott is returning to Uvalde on Friday, and will skip the National Rifle Association convention in Houston.
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Andrew Zhang / The Texas Tribune:
Greg Abbott cancels in-person NRA convention appearance in wake of Uvalde mass shooting
Discussion: New York Times and WPRI-TV
Wall Street Journal:
The Jan. 6 Committee Is Weaponizing Majority Rule  —  If Republican leaders were to participate in this political stunt, it would change the House forever.  —  1x  —  While Americans are struggling to put gas in the tank and food on the table, Democrats are busy weaponizing government to attack Republicans.
Discussion: The Hill
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Politico:
Meadows burned papers after meeting with Scott Perry, Jan. 6 panel told
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Behind the Jan. 6 panel's last-minute efforts to win 3 key Trump-world lawsuits
Discussion: Raw Story
Buffalo News:
Authorities investigating if retired federal agent knew of Buffalo mass shooting plans in advance  —  Law enforcement officers are investigating whether a retired federal agent had about 30 minutes advance notice of a white supremacist's plans to murder Black people at a Buffalo supermarket …
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 …
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Opinion The secret planning that kept the White House a step ahead of Russia  —  The first instruction that Secretary of State Antony Blinken got from President Biden was to “reset” America's alliances and partnerships abroad so that the United States could deal with the challenges ahead.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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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.
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 …
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Yahoo News:   Georgia investigation into Trump's efforts to overturn 2020 election ramps up
Washington Post:
Latest White House plan would forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrower  —  The administration has been nearing a final decision on the matter but may delay an announcement  —  White House officials are currently planning to cancel $10,000 in student debt per borrower …
Discussion: CNN and nationalinterest.org
Ginia Bellafante / New York Times:
Bill de Blasio Knows He Isn't Loved  —  New York's former mayor is running for Congress in a newly drawn district, where distaste for him is epic.  He's sure he can change that.  —  A few days after Bill de Blasio announced that he was running for Congress — a comparatively humble ambition …
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
Discussion: Washington Post, The Hill and HuffPost
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 …
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
John Fetterman got a defibrillator after his stroke.  But doctors say the campaign's story 'doesn't make sense.'  —  It's been more than a week since Lt. Gov. John Fetterman celebrated his win in Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate primary from a Lancaster hospital, where he was recovering …
 
 
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Amy Cheng / Washington Post:
Laverne Cox is first trans woman to have Barbie doll modeled after her
Discussion: Althouse and RedState
Terry Glavin / National Post:
The year of the graves: How the world's media got it wrong on residential school graves
Discussion: New York Post and Samizdata
Andrew McCarthy / Fox News:
John Durham's case against Michael Sussmann just got tougher
Discussion: RedState
Taylor Giorno / OpenSecrets.org:
Incorporation records reveal new details about a ‘dark money’ group pouring millions into 2022 midterms
Parker Molloy / The Present Age:
Just like they did in 2015, Republicans are falsely blaming trans people for a mass shooting
Discussion: Los Angeles Blade
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Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Won't Charge FBI Agents in Nassar Case Failures
Julia Rock / The Lever:
Biden Is Preparing To Crush A Historic Climate Change Lawsuit
Discussion: Jacobin
Daniel Bice / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Sen. Ron Johnson uses tax dollars to travel between Florida family home and the U.S. Capitol
Discussion: The Hill and WisPolitics.com
Reihan Salam / The Atlantic:
America Needs Anti-Racialism