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Washington Post:
Steele dossier source acquitted, in loss for special counsel Durham  —  A jury on Tuesday found Igor Danchenko — a private researcher who was a primary source for a 2016 dossier of allegations about former president Donald Trump's ties to Russia — not guilty of lying to the FBI about where he got his information.
New York Times:
Acquittal of Russia Analyst Deals Another Blow to Trump-Era Prosecutor  —  John H. Durham, the special counsel looking into the origins of the Russia investigation, had accused Igor Danchenko of lying to the F.B.I.  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Igor Danchenko, an analyst who provided much of the research …
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Primary source for Trump-Russia dossier acquitted, handing special counsel Durham another trial loss  —  Igor Danchenko, the primary source for the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, was acquitted Tuesday of four counts of lying to the FBI in an embarrassing defeat for special counsel John Durham.
Josh Kovensky / Talking Points Memo:
Durham Faces Total Loss In Likely Final Prosecution  —  After three and a half years of investigating, Special Counsel John Durham notched another defeat on Tuesday.  —  An Alexandra, Virginia federal jury acquitted researcher Igor Danchenko on four counts, after deliberating for one day.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Durham loses again in court, but trial airs FBI flaws
Tatiana Siegel / Rolling Stone:
FBI Raids Star ABC News Producer's Home  —  Emmy-winning producer James Gordon Meek had his home raided by the FBI.  His colleagues say they haven't seen him since.  —  AT A MINUTE before 5 a.m. on April 27, ABC News' James Gordon Meek fired off a tweet with a single word: “FACTS.”
Discussion: Raw Story
Lawrence Mower / Tampa Bay Times:
Police cameras show confusion, anger over DeSantis' voter fraud arrests  —  Local police carrying out the arrests were patient, understanding — almost apologetic.  —  TALLAHASSEE — When police went to arrest Tony Patterson outside his Tampa home in August, he couldn't believe the reason.
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: Freedom Caucus chair floats potential Ukraine peace talks probe  —  Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), the chair of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, floated to colleagues the idea of laying the groundwork for an investigation into the Biden administration's approach to Russia-Ukraine peace talks, Axios has learned.
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
Oath Keeper testifies he was ready to die on Jan. 6 to keep Trump in office  —  WASHINGTON — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers who stormed the U.S. Capitol testified that he was ready to fight to keep former President Donald Trump in office and was preparing himself in the weeks …
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:   ‘By Any Means Necessary’: Ex-Oath Keepers Recruit Testifies He Took Up Arms and Prepared to Be ‘Tagged with Treason’ to Reverse Trump's Election Defeat
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Oz closing in on Fetterman in Pennsylvania Senate race  —  Republican Mehmet Oz has narrowed Democrat John Fetterman's lead in Pennsylvania's bare-knuckle Senate election, and the two candidates are now polling inside the margin of error, according to a new survey shared exclusively with POLITICO.
Quinnipiac University Poll:
Hochul Holds Slight Edge Over Zeldin In NY Governor's Race, Quinnipiac University New York State Poll Finds; Crime Ranks As Most Urgent Issue
Exclusive: Bob Woodward releasing new audiobook ‘The Trump Tapes’ with eight hours of recorded interviews  —  ‘Unvarnished, profane, blunt’: CNN special correspondent on new Trump interview tapes  —  What Georgia's candidates for governor are saying about inflation  —  Obama speaks out on ‘mistake’ during his presidency
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and The Hill
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
New Woodward audiobook shows Trump knew Kim letters were classified  —  ‘Oh, those are so top secret,’ Trump said at one point, undermining his frequent claims that none of the material he took after leaving office was sensitive  —  In December 2019, after then-President Donald Trump …
Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Wisconsin Republican Michels walks back abortion pledge  —  The Republican running for governor in Wisconsin suggested Tuesday that he did not support enforcing the swing state's near-total ban on abortions, saying “I will never arrest a doctor” before his campaign walked back his comment.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
The ugly business logic behind Kanye West's Parler acquisition … On Monday, Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, announced that he would buy Parler, an alternative social media platform, in a surprise move that has sparked both interest in the platform and concern for the billionaire rapper's plans.
Stephanie Emma Pfeffer /
Texas Woman Nearly Loses Her Life After Doctors Can't Legally Perform an Abortion: ‘Their Hands Were Tied’  —  “I never in my wildest dreams thought that the laws I was so angry about would pose a threat to my life and prevent me from accessing safe healthcare in 2022 in the United States of America,” says Amanda Zurawski
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Reward Demagogues, Get More Demagogues  —  The news last week that former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard was leaving the Democratic Party might not have seemed at first like a very big deal.  Gabbard, after all, didn't seek re-election to her House seat in 2020 and hadn't played a role …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Michelle L. Price / Associated Press:
Nevada's ‘Reid Machine’ staring down tough test in midterms
Kelcie Moseley-Morris / Idaho Capital Sun:
Bill prohibiting public drag performances to be introduced in upcoming Idaho legislative session  —  Idaho Family Policy Center helped draft legislation, says it will be legally defensible  —  A bill that would ban drag performances in all public venues will be introduced in the first days …
Shannon Vavra / The Daily Beast:
'You Can't Force Love': Russian Diplomats Told to Kiss the West Goodbye  —  In a bizarre speech, Putin's foreign minister said there is no longer any “point nor desire” for Russian diplomats to hold posts in western countries, citing “inhumane” treatment.  —  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei …
Discussion: TASS, Foreign Affairs and Cyprus Mail
Ben Bradley / KASW-TV:
Arizona's Family/HighGround Statewide Survey: Masters closing gap with Kelly in Senate race  —  PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Arizona's Family has partnered with HighGround, the oldest public affairs firm in the state, to take a closer look at the biggest races in this year's midterm election and possible outcomes by polling voters.
Discussion: Breitbart
Washington Post:
Retired U.S. brass cash in with Saudis, other repressive governments … More than 500 retired U.S. military personnel — including scores of generals and admirals — have taken lucrative jobs since 2015 working for foreign governments, mostly in countries known for human rights abuses …
CBS News:
Grizzly bear mauls 2 college wrestlers in Wyoming  —  College wrestling teammates Kendell Cummings and Brady Lowry were attacked by a grizzly bear in Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.  The executive director of The Bear League said that bears are stocking up on calories before hibernating.
Mike Memoli / NBC News:
Biden sours on media coverage that puts ‘noise’ over ‘substance’  —  White House Notebook: The Biden team makes no secret of its frustration, and it's starting to show up in the president's speeches.  —  President Joe Biden's press team has made no secret of their frustration with the way their boss is covered.
Al Weaver / The Hill:
Trump attack leaves GOP wondering if he cares about Senate majority  —  Former President Trump's Monday assault against Joe O'Dea, the GOP's Senate nominee in Colorado, is angering Republicans while leaving them wondering if he cares about the party winning back the majority in the upper chamber.
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Tim Ryan and J.D. Vance attack each other over ‘great replacement’ theory in final Ohio Senate debate  —  Ohio Senate candidates spar over replacement theory, funding in final debate  —  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The already hostile Senate race in Ohio turned even nastier Monday as Democratic …
EXCLUSIVE Iran agrees to ship missiles, more drones to Russia, defying the West-sources  —  Iran has promised to provide Russia with surface to surface missiles, in addition to more drones, two senior Iranian officials and two Iranian diplomats told Reuters, a move that is likely to infuriate the United States and other Western powers.
A.B. Stoddard / The Bulwark:
Mike Lee's Golden Rule  —  “He's tasted the wine and he wants more and he loves power and thinks that means sticking with Donald Trump now, regardless of what he represents.”  —  Beseeching Mitt Romney for help—on Tucker Carlson's show of all places—would have been unthinkable to Sen. Mike Lee, even recently.
Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Inflation Causes IRS to Raise Tax Brackets, Standard Deduction by 7%  —  Agency implements adjustments to key tax code parameters for 2023, following formulas set by Congress  —  Mortgages, Cars and Credit Cards: How Interest-Rate Hikes Are Hitting Americans' Wallets  —  Created with sketchtool.
New York Times:
Voters See Democracy in Peril, but Saving It Isn't a Priority  —  A New York Times/Siena College poll found that other problems have seized voters' focus — even as many do not trust this year's election results and are open to anti-democratic candidates.  —  Voters overwhelmingly believe …
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden to Announce New Actions to Strengthen U.S. Energy Security, Encourage Production, and Bring Down Costs  —  President Biden is committed to doing everything in his power to respond to Putin's Price Hike at the pump, and he is delivering.
Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
GOP to use debt limit to force spending cuts, McCarthy says  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that if Republicans win control of the House the GOP will use raising the debt limit as leverage to force spending cuts — which could include cuts to Medicare and Social Security …
Steven T. Dennis / Bloomberg:
Biden's $1.9 Trillion Pandemic-Relief Package Was Too Big, Senator Warner Says  —  Democratic Senator Mark Warner said that, in retrospect, President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package last year was too large, though he played down its influence in spurring US inflation.
Discussion: TheBlaze, RedState, Mediaite and Vox
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Mastriano's Time at War College Draws Scrutiny in Governor's Race  —  Doug Mastriano, a Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, earned a Ph.D in 2013 and taught at the Army War College.  Fellow academics have assailed his scholarship and questioned his fitness for office.
Discussion: New Jersey Online
Nicole Gaudiano / Insider:
The House-rules chair blocked Lauren Boebert's measure under a ‘new rule’ against ‘lunatics,’ a new book says  — Lauren Boebert put forth an amendment, but the House Rules Committee chair blocked it, a book says.  — Jim McGovern, the chair, said a “new rule” was “crazy” people couldn't get an amendment, it adds.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Stacey Vanek Smith / NPR:
You can run, but you can't hide: Inflation is busting budgets, and killing joy too
Discussion: Breitbart and Axios
Super PAC cavalry starts shoring up House Dem campaign chief amid GOP deluge
Discussion: New York Post and The Hill
Haley Byrd Wilt / The Dispatch:
How the Jones Act Sparked Calls of Treason
Discussion: National Review and Discourse
Megan Basham / The Daily Wire:
How Church Leaders Aligned With Fauci To Discredit Experts Opposed To COVID Mandates
Judy Chu / Common Dreams:
This Supreme Court Is a Threat to Asian American Communities
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Greg Cannella / CBS News:
Actor Anna May Wong will be first Asian American featured on U.S. quarter
Discussion: New York Times, Variety, NPR and The Hill
CT Jones / Rolling Stone:
Iranian State Media Is Now Going After Britney Spears
Discussion: New York Post and Page Six
Alex Griffing / Mediaite:
Trump Praises Kanye West For Being ‘Great to Me’ When Pushed on Rapper's Anti-Semitic Comments and Attacks on Jared Kushner
More than 100,000 Georgians cast ballots on first day of early voting, smashing record
MaryAnn Martinez / New York Post:
Biden admin pressured Dem El Paso mayor not to declare state of emergency over city's migrant crisis

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Alexandra Topping / The Guardian:
The BBC says Newsnight will become a “30-minute interview, debate, and discussion show” and cuts 30+ jobs to save £7.5M as part of plans to make £500M in cuts

Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Music and culture outlet Paste Magazine buys Jezebel, with plans to start publishing today, and Splinter, the political news site shut down by G/O Media in 2019

CBC News:
Sources: Google and Canada have reached an agreement in their dispute over the Online News Act; source: Google will pay news companies around $100M per year

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