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2:50 PM ET, May 14, 2024

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New York Times:
Live Updates: Trump Lawyers Begin Grilling His Former Fixer  —  Michael D. Cohen, the key witness in Donald J. Trump's criminal trial, is being questioned by the defense.  He has described buying the silence of a porn star and his reimbursement by Mr. Trump, which is at the center of the charges.
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Associated Press:
Star witness Michael Cohen says Trump was intimately involved in all aspects of hush money scheme
Natalie Allison / Politico:
With eyes shut, Trump endures testimony from his nemesis
Discussion: WWLP-TV, New York Times and Fox News
Axios:
Biden's polling denial: Why he doesn't believe he's behind … - That bedrock belief has informed Biden's largely steady-as-she-goes campaign — even as many Democrats outside the White House are agitating for the campaign to change direction, given that Biden is polling well behind where he was four years ago.
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Katie Rogers / New York Times:
Biden Promised Normal. Do Voters Want His Version of It?
Discussion: Steady, Roll Call and NewsNation
Financial Times:
FT-Michigan Ross poll: Biden's election hopes fall as prices rise again
Discussion: Breitbart and Washington Examiner
New York Times:
Biden Hits Chinese Electric Vehicles, Chips and Other Goods With Higher Tariffs  —  The president announced increased taxes on Chinese imports in strategic industries, building on former President Donald J. Trump's tariffs.  —  President Biden announced on Tuesday a sharp increase in tariffs …
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Washington Examiner:
NFL player rips Biden for ‘murder of innocent babies’ at college commencement speech  —  Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker criticized President Joe Biden during a commencement speech at Benedictine College on Saturday.  —  Butker, an outspoken and devout Catholic …
Chris Stein / The Guardian:
Top House Democrat demands answers on Trump dinner with oil executives - live  —  Jamie Raskin writes to nine executives after report says Trump promised to repeal regulations if they each gave $1bn to campaign  —  Top House Democrat demands answers from oil executives after report on Trump dinner
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Maxine Joselow / Washington Post:
House Democrats launch probe of Trump's dinner with oil executives
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Fox News and the MAGA media are lining up their shot at American democracy  —  With the presidential election less than half a year away, evidence is everywhere that the right is planning to end the American experiment in representative government if it fails to legitimately return Donald Trump to the White House.
Associated Press:
Judge rejects Hunter Biden's bid to delay his June trial on federal gun charges  —  Hunter Biden's federal gun case will go to trial next month, a judge said Tuesday, denying a bid by lawyers for the president's son to delay the prosecution.  U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected …
Axios:
Mike Johnson expected to join Trump at N.Y. criminal trial … - North Dakota Gov. Burgum, a Trump VP contender, is also expected in court on Tuesday, Axios has learned.  — So is fellow VP contender Vivek Ramaswamy, his spokesperson confirmed to Axios on Monday.
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Elizabeth Elkind / Fox News:
Speaker Johnson to attend Trump trial in Manhattan in show of support
Vernal Coleman / ProPublica:
Even When a Cop Is Killed With an Illegally Purchased Weapon, the Gun Store's Name Is Kept Secret  —  Under the Gun: How Gun Violence Is Impacting the Nation  —  As America emerged from the pandemic, communities continued to experience a rising tide of gun violence.
Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
MIT Hired Six New Diversity Deans.  Two of Them Are Serial Plagiarists, Complaint Alleges.  —  In dissertation titled ‘Cite a Sista,’ Tracie Jones-Barrett stole an entire passage on ‘ethical considerations’ from her classmate  —  In June 2021, a year into the cultural aftershocks of George Floyd's death …
Reuters:
Trump blasts his trial judges.  Then his fans call for violence  —  When Donald Trump attacks the integrity of judges hearing cases against him, his followers often respond with posts urging that the jurists be beaten, tortured and killed.  —  On a recent Tuesday morning …
Matt Ford / New Republic:
Clarence Thomas Hates the “Hideous Place” That Made Him Rich  —  Supreme Court justices are not above shaping their own public images.  Many of them write books, either biographies about their own lives or general treatises about their view on the law.  They often speak to law students …
Discussion: Washington Times and MSNBC
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Do Americans Remember the Actual Trump Presidency?  —  One of the remarkable things about the 2024 presidential election is that for the first time since 1912 voters will have a choice between presidents who served back-to-back in the immediately preceding eight years.
Hannah Nightingale / The Post Millennial:
Dem operative daughter of NYC judge in Trump trial aided effort to kick Trump off Colorado ballot: report  —  The Brennan Center for Justice filed an amicus brief in support of the Supreme Court rejecting Trump's appeal of the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to remove him from the ballot.
Bloomberg:
Ken Griffin Waits to See Trump's VP Pick Before Backing Him  — Griffin declined to name who he'd like as Trump's running mate  — The Citadel CEO is a prolific donor to Republican candidates  —  Ken Griffin, one of the most prolific supporters of Republicans across the US …
Discussion: Reuters
Politico:
Playbook: The 2024 campaign heads to the House floor  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  CLICKER — “Trump's Lawyers Are Making Major Mistakes,” by Ankush Khardori: “Put simply, [DONALD] TRUMP's legal team has made several considerable …
 
 
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