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1:20 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.”
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.
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.
Eduardo Medina / New York Times:
‘She was my baby’: A family mourns, and pleads for action, in Uvalde.
Discussion: Mediaite
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, Washington Post, New York Times and IJR
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
On Guns, Biden's Call for Action Is a Painful Reminder That He Cannot Make It Happen
Discussion: New York Times
Robert T. Garrett / Dallas Morning News:
Texas Gov. Abbott going to Uvalde — not NRA — on Friday
Mark Stone / Sky News:
Texas school shooting: Senator Ted Cruz storms off over questions about gun reform
Exclusive: McConnell says he has directed Cornyn to engage with Democrats on a ‘bipartisan solution’ on gun violence
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
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 committee eyes witnesses, but Ginni Thomas unlikely to be focus
Discussion: Politico and 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 …
Discussion: WIVB-TV
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 …
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 …
Parker Molloy / The Present Age:   Just like they did in 2015, Republicans are falsely blaming trans people for a mass shooting
Ray Liotta Dies: ‘Goodfellas’ Star & ‘Field Of Dreams’ Actor Was 67  —  A shocker.  Ray Liotta, the terrific actor whose career breakout came in the 1990 Martin Scorsese crime classic Goodfellas after co-starring in Field of Dreams, has died.  He was 67.  —  Deadline hears that Liotta died …
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 …
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
David Edwards / Raw Story:
GOP candidate for governor proposes new abortion ‘punishment’ after claiming life begins ‘before conception’  —  Mark Sherwood, a Republican candidate for governor in Oklahoma, asserted that he is against all exceptions for abortion because he believes life begins “before” conception.
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:   The next U.S. abortion battle is over pills, and it's already begun
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
Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Won't Charge FBI Agents in Nassar Case Failures  —  Indianapolis-based FBI agents disregarded gymnasts' allegations that the national team doctor sexually assaulted them  —  WASHINGTON—Prosecutors won't charge the FBI agents who disregarded Olympic gymnasts' allegations …
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.
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
Terry Glavin / National Post:
The year of the graves: How the world's media got it wrong on residential school graves  —  The coverage triggered protests, church arsons and condemnation from Canada's bad-faith rivals, but last summer's reporting on the country's long-acknowledged historic shame had little to do with what happened.
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth:
11-Year-Old Survivor of Uvalde Massacre Put Blood on Herself and Played Dead, Aunt Says  —  The family of an 11-year-old girl who survived the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday says the 4th grader played dead after the gunman entered her classroom.
Discussion: Insider,, abc7NY and NBC Chicago
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Andrew McCarthy / Fox News:
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Discussion: RedState
Taylor Giorno /
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Edward B. Foley / Democracy Journal:
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Discussion: Election Law Blog
Alyce McFadden / New York Times:
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Discussion: Raw Story
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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
Reihan Salam / The Atlantic:
America Needs Anti-Racialism
Southern Poverty Law Center:
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
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Eugene Volokh / Reason:
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