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2:05 AM ET, May 28, 2022


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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
In Uvalde, the Most Enraging Press Conference in American History  —  We cannot count on flawed cops and school resource officers to protect kids from teenagers with assault rifles.  —  What might very well be the most enraging press conference in American history just ended in Uvalde, Texas.
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
At N.R.A. Convention, the Blame Is on ‘Evil,’ Not Guns
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story
Associated Press:
Police waited 45 minutes in school before pursuing shooter
She smeared blood on herself and played dead: 11-year-old reveals chilling details of the massacre
John Stoehr / The Editorial Board:
What are police for?  —  We venerate cops, not teachers.  It's backwards.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
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
Houston Chronicle:
Live updates: Beto O'Rourke speaks in front of thousands of protesters outside NRA event
Discussion: Fox News and Forbes
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” …
Gabe Kapler / Kaplifestyle:
Home of the Brave?  —  The day 19 children and 2 teachers were murdered, we held a moment of silence at sporting events around the country, then we played the national anthem, and we went on with our lives.  —  Players, staff and fans stood for the moment of silence, grieving the lives lost …
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 …
Andrew Hay / Reuters:
Forest Service says it started all of New Mexico's largest wildfire  —  Two blazes that grew into New Mexico's largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the agency said on Friday, prompting the state's governor to demand the federal government take full responsibility for the disaster.
Uvalde gunman threatened rapes and school shootings on social media app Yubo in weeks leading up to the massacre, users say  —  Salvador Ramos told girls he would rape them, showed off a rifle he bought, and threatened to shoot up schools in livestreams on the social media app Yubo …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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
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
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
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Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Daily Beast issues apology to laptop repairman amid lawsuit after claiming Hunter Biden's laptop was ‘stolen’
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David Kopel / Reason:
A response to the latest vilification campaign against the NRA
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
As Cheney files for reelection, poll from rival group shows her trailing badly
Khaleda Rahman / Newsweek:
Teen Activists Plot to Unseat Greg Abbott, Other Pro-Gun Lawmakers
Acacia Coronado / Associated Press:
Cuellar, Cisneros runoff in Texas remains too early to call
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Brakkton Booker / Politico:
Scoop: PAC to spend $1M to oust ‘Squad’ member Tlaib
Discussion: Common Dreams and Raw Story
George Strobel / Forbes:
Department Of Commerce Decision Puts Fate Of U.S. Solar Industry In Jeopardy
James Kirchick / Politico:
The Plot to Out Ronald Reagan