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9:50 PM ET, May 27, 2022

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New York Times:
Uvalde Live Updates: Tactical Team Was Ordered to Hold Back, Officials Say  —  A Border Patrol tactical team was ordered to hold back before confronting the gunman.  —  When specially equipped federal immigration agents arrived at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday …
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Alexandra E. Petri / New York Times:
Students in the room with the gunman called 911 many times.  —  Students who were in the classroom with the gunman called 911 several times, including a lengthy call during which some shooting and other sounds of the attack could be heard, according to Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Federal agents entered Uvalde school to kill gunman despite local police initially asking them to wait  —  Federal agents who went to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday to confront a gunman who killed 19 children were told by local police to wait and not enter the school …
Safia Samee Ali / NBC News:
Uvalde police chief who delayed officer response to shooting to join City Council  —  The police chief who reportedly made the call not to immediately send officers into Robb Elementary School to confront a gunman was elected to Uvalde's City Council just three weeks ago after running …
ESPN:
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler ‘not okay with the state of this country’ in wake of Uvalde shooting  —  As details of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, continue to unfold, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler on Friday wrote that he is “not okay with the state of this country” …
David K. Li / NBC News:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ‘livid’ about being ‘misled’ on police response to Uvalde shooting  —  ‘I am livid’: Abbott says he was ‘misled’ about police response to Texas shooting  —  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he was “livid” about being “misled” on initial reports of the immediate police response to the school massacre in Uvalde.
Associated Press:
Police waited 45 minutes in school before pursuing shooter  —  UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Nearly 20 officers stood for about 45 minutes in the hallway outside the adjoining Texas classrooms where the gunman killed students and teachers this week before U.S. Border Patrol agents unlocked the door …
CNN:
She smeared blood on herself and played dead: 11-year-old reveals chilling details of the massacre
Gabe Kapler / Kaplifestyle:
Home of the Brave?  —  The day 19 children and 2 teachers were murdered, we held a moment …
CBS News:
Texas DPS on Uvalde shooting: ‘It was the wrong decision,’ not to breach classroom
Discussion: Mediaite
Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
After El Paso shooting, Trump pushed again on gun control.  His aides talked him out of it.  —  One of the most extraordinary moments of Donald J. Trump's presidency was an hourlong meeting with U.S. senators in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in which he forcefully argued …
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Houston Chronicle:
Live updates: Beto O'Rourke speaks in front of thousands of protesters outside NRA event
Discussion: Fox News and Forbes
New York Times:
Up to 50 Subpoenas Expected as Grand Jury Begins Trump Inquiry  —  The district attorney in Fulton County, Ga., is weighing racketeering charges connected to G.O.P. attempts to overturn the 2020 election.  —  ATLANTA — As many as 50 witnesses are expected to be subpoenaed by a special grand jury …
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Graeme Massie / The Independent:
Senator who has received $1m from NRA runs into a locked door trying to avoid Texas shooting questions  —  Ron Johnson asked about gun control the day after 19 students and two teachers were killed in Texas massacre  —  Texas congressman says it's not time to talk about new gun laws
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Moira Warburton / Reuters:
Moderate Democratic congressman Schrader loses to left-wing challenger in Oregon primary  —  Moderate U.S. congressman Kurt Schrader of Oregon, who at times angered fellow Democrats by opposing pieces of President Joe Biden's agenda, has been defeated by left-wing primary challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
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Acacia Coronado / Associated Press:   Cuellar, Cisneros runoff in Texas remains too early to call
Washington Post:
Rep. Kurt Schrader loses primary in Oregon's 5th District
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Send Advanced Rocket Systems to Kyiv, Officials Say  —  Mobile artillery launchers expected to arrive within weeks, would enable Ukraine to strike Russian batteries in Donbas  —  The Biden administration is expected to announce as early as next week it will send …
Anita Chabria / Los Angeles Times:
Trump's judges are coming for California's gun laws.  Can we stop them?  —  The front page of Thursday's edition of the Uvalde Leader-News was a solid black box, broken only by the date of the mass shooting that killed 19 little kids and two teachers: May 24, 2022.
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David Lauter / Los Angeles Times:
Essential Politics: Gun deaths dropped in California as they rose in Texas: Gun control seems to work
Discussion: Jae, The Mahablog and CNN
Dean Obeidallah / MSNBC:
How Trump's Michigan ‘giant scams’ claims actually proved true — sort of  —  Donald Trump was right.  I never thought I'd write those words, but he did warn us that there was a “giant scam” in Michigan involving the state's election.  Of course, Trump made that claim about the 2020 presidential election …
Discussion: NBC News
James Kirchick / Politico:
The Plot to Out Ronald Reagan  —  A group of Republicans tried to stymie what they alleged was a nefarious homosexual network within the campaign of their own party's standard-bearer.  More than 40 years later, the story can finally be told. … It was 3:15 on the morning of June 26, 1980 …
Don Thompson / Associated Press:
Guilty plea in plot to firebomb California Democratic HQ  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to blow up the state Democratic Party's headquarters in what prosecutors said was the first in a planned series of politically-motivated attacks after the defeat of former President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Shore News Network
Brakkton Booker / Politico:
Scoop: PAC to spend $1M to oust ‘Squad’ member Tlaib  —  With help from Ella Creamer and Chris Suellentrop  —  What up, Recast family!  Today we have a scoop about a liberal-leaning new PAC planning to spend big to take out “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).
Discussion: Common Dreams and Raw Story
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Jan. 6 defendant who once posed as Hitler tells jurors he's an ‘idiot’ who didn't know Congress met at Capitol  —  WASHINGTON — A New Jersey man with alleged Nazi sympathies who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, tried to convince a jury this week that he didn't know the U.S. Capitol building is where Congress meets.
 
 
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Washington Post:
Latest White House plan would forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrower