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8:50 PM ET, May 26, 2022


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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  —  UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement authorities faced mounting questions and criticism Thursday over how much time elapsed before they stormed a Texas elementary school classroom and put a stop to the rampage by a gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers.
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
Henry Ramos /
'It's time to die' | Fourth-grader who survived Uvalde school shooting gives heartbreaking account of what gunman told students
Uvalde mass shooter was not confronted by police before he entered the school, Texas official says
Discussion: Breitbart and Mercury News
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.
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
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 …
Exclusive: McConnell says he has directed Cornyn to engage with Democrats on a ‘bipartisan solution’ on gun violence
NBC News:
Bipartisan group of senators holds first talks on gun safety
Discussion: CNBC
Fox News:
Texas school shooting: Senate Dems say 6 to 12 GOPers engaged in gun talks, plan tough votes if they back out
Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Times:
Where Senate Republicans Stand on Gun Legislation
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
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.
Mark Stone / Sky News:
Texas school shooting: Senator Ted Cruz storms off over questions about gun reform  —  Among the mourners at a vigil for the 21 people killed at Tuesday's mass shooting are Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, and his ally in the senate, Ted Cruz; Republican politicians who block all Democratic Party attempts to change gun laws.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Demands not to ‘politicize’ tragedy are themselves political demands
Julia Rock / The Lever:
Biden Is Preparing To Crush A Historic Climate Change Lawsuit
Discussion: Jacobin
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 …
Discussion: Fox News, The Hill and YouTube
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
Florida IG report: ‘Insufficient evidence’ for DeSantis critic's claims of Covid cover-up  —  A prominent critic of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' Covid response made “unsubstantiated” claims that state health officials had fired her because she refused to present manipulated data online …
Discussion: HotAir, The Hill, Townhall, Raw Story and Twitchy
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
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
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.
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 …
Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in New York state's civil investigation into his business practices, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.  —  A four-judge panel in the appellate division …
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 …
Discussion: The Present Age
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