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5:50 PM ET, May 12, 2024


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Edward Helmore / The Guardian:
Trump praises fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter during rally speech  —  Ex-president calls Hopkins' cannibalistic Lecter ‘late, great’ while condemning ‘people who are being released into our country’  —  Donald Trump on Saturday praised fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter …
Marianne LeVine / Washington Post:
Trump insults prosecutor at Jersey Shore rally filled with vulgar jabs  —  The presumptive Republican nominee spoke at a large rally where there were plenty of personal attacks and vulgar expressions from Trump and his supporters.  —  WILDWOOD, N.J. — Donald Trump on Saturday insulted …
Samantha Waldenberg / CNN:
Biden calls Trump ‘unhinged’ and says ‘something snapped’ in former president after he lost 2020 election  —  President Joe Biden on Saturday called Donald Trump “clearly unhinged” and claimed that “something snapped” in the former president after he lost the 2020 election.
New York Post:
Trump blasts Biden as ‘total moron’ before crowd of 100K at NJ rally: ‘Whole world is laughing at him’  —  WILDWOOD, NJ — Donald Trump recited all his greatest hits at a massive Saturday evening rally in Wildwood, NJ — but managed to avoid violating his court-imposed gag order by focusing …
Fox News:
Trump supporters flock to massive New Jersey campaign rally to hear former president speak amid ongoing trials
Michael Peck / Business Insider:
A wargame simulated a 2nd Trump presidency.  It concluded NATO would collapse.  — Trump has threatened to quit NATO.  A wargame examined the possible ramifications.  — The US player abandoned Ukraine and ceased NATO participation, triggering crisis in Europe.
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
Trump appointee blasts Fifth Circuit over “landmines” in its recent decisions  —  “Parties should not be allowed to manipulate the court system to order trial judges ‘how’, ‘what’, and ‘when’ to rule,” Judge Mark Pittman wrote.  —  In a case that has already ping-ponged around the federal court system …
Amanda Yen / The Daily Beast:
Sen. Lindsey Graham Suggests Nuking Gaza, Calls Hiroshima ‘the Right Decision’  —  GOING ATOMIC  —  Graham argued Israel would be justified in obliterating Gaza because America did it to Japan 80 years ago.  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered a baffling comparison of Israel's war on Gaza …
NBC News:
Biden taps Obama, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and the Clintons for mega fundraisers  —  One high-profile event will feature a contest with Clooney and Roberts on social media platforms to engage grassroots donors, according to details first shared with NBC News.
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Associated Press:
More US parents than ever have paid leave this Mother's Day - but most still don't  —  More working U.S. parents than ever are celebrating their first Mother's Day with hard-fought access to paid time off to care for newborns.  But the majority still must forego pay to care for new babies …
New York Times:
He's Running for Senate With an Immigrant's Origin Story.  Here's the Rest.  —  Bernie Moreno, the Republican challenging Senator Sherrod Brown in Ohio, tells a riches-to-rags-to-riches tale.  But the reality isn't so tidy.  —  He is running for the Senate as an immigrant who made good …
Washington Post:
Manafort will no longer take on Republican convention role  —  Manafort had offered to work free on the Republican convention, meeting with officials in recent weeks about his role.  —  Paul Manafort, the longtime political power broker who served as the 2016 chairman for Donald Trump's presidential campaign …
Kyle Morris / Fox News:
Pelosi rebuked to her face during Oxford debate after condemning Americans clouded by ‘guns, gays, God’  —  Pelosi suggested Americans refuse to listen to Democrats about certain issues due to their beliefs about ‘guns, gays, [and] God’  —  Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. …
Jill Lawless / Associated Press:
Switzerland's Nemo wins 68th Eurovision Song Contest after event roiled by protests over war in Gaza  —  Swiss singer Nemo won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday with “The Code,” an operatic pop-rap ode to the singer's journey toward embracing a nongender identity.
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