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12:50 PM ET, May 29, 2022


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Ryan Lizza / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump's new obsession  —  CASPER, Wyo. — DONALD TRUMP has a new target for political attacks and scapegoating: transgender people.  —  Trump spoke for over 90 minutes at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper on Saturday.  It was ostensibly a speech in support of HARRIET HAGEMAN …
Maya Shimizu Harris / Casper Star-Tribune:
Trump tells Wyoming to ‘fire’ Cheney  —  Former President Donald Trump told a rapturous crowd of supporters on Saturday to “fire” Rep. Liz Cheney and back his choice to replace her, land attorney Harriet Hageman.  —  Trump did not visit Wyoming as president.
Washington Post:
Uvalde: 90 minutes of terror, a failed police response and shattered trust  —  UVALDE, Tex. — After slipping into Robb Elementary through an unlocked side entrance, 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos stormed into adjoining classrooms and informed terrified fourth graders that it was “time to die.”
Discussion: CNN
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Why Rubio's complaint about the NBA and its message on guns matters  —  The more the sports world gets involved in the conversation — on the side of reformers — the more pressure the GOP will face.  —  Given the popularity of sports in American society, it stands to reason …
Rod Miller / Cowboy State Daily:
Regulate Our Militia, And Regulate Them Well  —  ***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***  —  Armed Americans are killing our schoolkids while they study.  They routinely kill them by the dozens for various reasons all across our country.  Let me repeat that, armed Americans are killing our schoolkids.
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
Both their parents died in Uvalde.  Now donors are raising millions.  —  One moment Irma Garcia was trying to shield young children from gunfire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex. The next, the 48-year-old teacher had been killed in the deadliest school shooting in the state's history.
Jelani Cobb / New Yorker:
The Atrocity of American Gun Culture  —  After mass shootings like those in Uvalde and Buffalo, pro-gun officials say they don't want to politicize tragedy.  But the circumstances that allow for the mass murder of children are inherently political.  —  May, a month we traditionally associate …
New York Times:   Democratic States Push Gun Control Bills with Congress Gridlocked
Ezra Klein / New York Times:
What America Needs Is a Liberalism That Builds  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Early in Joe Biden's presidency, Felicia Wong, the president of the liberal Roosevelt Institute, told me that Biden was badly misunderstood.  He's been in national politics for decades …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Why the press will never have another Watergate moment  —  Fifty years ago, the nation was gripped by media coverage of Nixon's crimes — and there was no Fox News to tell it to look away.  —  You'll be hearing a lot about Watergate in the next several weeks, as the 50th anniversary of the infamous June 17 …
Alix Culbertson / Sky News:
Ukrainian MP reveals heartbreaking note left in child refugee's backpack by his mother  —  Politician Kira Rudyk also called on the British government to provide Ukraine with missiles to halt Russia's advance in the east and so cargo ships loaded with grain and sunflower oil can leave.
Associated Press:
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — The victory party took on the feel of an evangelical worship service after Doug Mastriano won Pennsylvania's Republican gubernatorial primary this month.  As a Christian singer led the crowd in song, some raised their arms toward the heavens in praise.
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 5-29-22: Sen. Chris Murphy & Rep. Adam Kinzinger  —  A rush transcript of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” airing on Sunday, May 29, 2022 on ABC News is below.  This copy may not be in its final form, may be updated and may contain minor transcription errors.
Discussion: Politico
Financial Times:
What is America's end-game for the war in Ukraine?  —  The US is trying to provide effective military support to Kyiv while keeping the support of allies worried about a long conflict  —  Shortly before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February, General Mark Milley …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Insider
Yaroslav Trofimov / Wall Street Journal:
A Ukrainian Woman Greeted Troops With a Soviet Flag.  Now, She Tells Putin to Stop Killing Ukrainians.  —  Anna Ivanova has emerged as a symbol for Russian propaganda, inspiring monuments across the country, but her tale is one of grief and poverty in the post-Soviet world
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