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10:50 PM ET, May 14, 2024

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Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Speaker Mike Johnson's appearance at Trump's felony trial marks a remarkable moment in US politics  —  U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson assailed the U.S. judicial system on Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to show up at court with Donald Trump and using his powerful position …
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Eric Garcia / The Independent:
Mike Johnson acts as proxy for ‘friend’ Trump as he bashes judge's daughter and ‘sham trial’ outside court  —  The Republican speaker's defense of Trump comes in the midst of Michael Cohen's testimony  —  Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson vocally defended former president Donald Trump outside …
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 …
Discussion: Semafor, PoliticusUSA, IJR and The Mahablog
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
GOP Senator Introduces Bill To Continue Arms Sales to Israel
Discussion: RedState, Roll Call, Politico and Axios
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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David Strom / HotAir:
Sports Illustrated Hates You  —  Sports Illustrated went woke long ago, and the editor who made it happen has clearly said she was happy to jettison her audience.  —  “We didn't care.  We thought that the right reader would come along with us and the wrong ones we didn't want.”
Discussion: Instapundit, CBS News, Fargo | KFGO and UPI
Washington Post:
Rudy Giuliani still hasn't been served his Arizona indictment  —  The former Trump attorney must appear before a judge on May 21 or he could be held in contempt.
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
Ukraine presses Biden to lift ban on using US weapons to strike Russia  —  Kyiv watched as Russians massed on the border, but they weren't allowed to use long-range missiles provided by Washington.  —  Ukrainian officials are making a new push to get the Biden administration to lift its ban …
The Harvard Crimson:
Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Ends Harvard Yard Encampment  —  Garber will encourage schools to reinstate protesters from involuntary leave  —  Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine announced early Tuesday morning that it would peacefully end the encampment in Harvard Yard …
New York Post:
Eric Adams suggests migrants could fill NYC's lifeguard shortage — because 'they're excellent swimmers'  —  Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday suggested migrants should be hired to fill the city's lifeguard shortage — because “they're excellent swimmers.”  —  Hizzoner dropped the comment …
NBC News:
Ben Carson calls for making divorce harder  —  Carson, who is often mentioned as a potential Trump VP, writes in his new book that the U.S. should end no-fault divorce laws.  —  Ben Carson, who is often named as a potential running mate for Donald Trump, is out with a new book in which he calls …
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story and Page Six
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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The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Action to Protect American Workers and Businesses from China's Unfair Trade Practices
New York Times:
Live Updates: Defense Tries to Cast Cohen as Motivated by Vengeance Against Trump  —  Michael D. Cohen, the key witness in Donald J. Trump's criminal trial, is under tough questioning 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.
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Trump's Boeing 757 clipped parked plane after landing at Florida airport Sunday, FAA says … The wing of the Boeing jet owned by former President Donald Trump struck a parked plane at a Florida airport after landing safely and taxiing early Sunday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday.
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Jan. 6 felony rioter Derrick Evans loses Republican House primary in West Virginia  —  GOP Rep. Carol Miller fended off a challenge from Evans, who was sentenced to three months in prison for his role in the Capitol attack.  —  WASHINGTON — Derrick Evans, a Jan. 6 rioter who admitted …
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Mike Pence Sought Public Funds as 2024 Presidential Bid Collapsed  —  The former vice president found little traction in his campaign and still had more than $1.3 million in unpaid bills at the end of March.  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence sought public financing for his failed …
Reuters:
US says Boeing breached 2021 737 MAX criminal prosecution deal  —  The U.S. Justice Department said late on Tuesday that Boeing Co (BA.N) had breached its obligations in a 2021 agreement that shielded the planemaker from criminal prosecution over fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people.
US Department of Justice:
Former Diversity Program Manager at Facebook and Nike Sentenced to Federal Prison for $5 Million Fraud  —  For Immediate Release  —  U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia  —  ATLANTA - Barbara Furlow-Smiles, a former diversity program manager at Facebook and Nike …
Michael Kunzelman / Associated Press:
Anti-abortion activist who led a clinic blockade is sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison  —  An anti-abortion activist who led others on an invasion and blockade of a reproductive health clinic in the nation's capital was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly five years in prison.
 
 
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Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
DC mayor ripped for private jet flight to golf tournament while crime persists, approval ratings nosedive
Associated Press:
Judge rejects Hunter Biden's bid to delay his June trial on federal gun charges
Matt Ford / New Republic:
Clarence Thomas Hates the “Hideous Place” That Made Him Rich
Discussion: Washington Times and MSNBC
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Washington Examiner:
NFL player rips Biden for ‘murder of innocent babies’ at college commencement speech
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Fox News and the MAGA media are lining up their shot at American democracy
Maxine Joselow / Washington Post:
House Democrats launch probe of Trump's dinner with oil executives
Vernal Coleman / ProPublica:
Even When a Cop Is Killed With an Illegally Purchased Weapon, the Gun Store's Name Is Kept Secret
ABC News:
DOJ requests judge order Steve Bannon to begin prison sentence
Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
MIT Hired Six New Diversity Deans. Two of Them Are Serial Plagiarists, Complaint Alleges.
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Chattanooga Times Free Press:
Carpenter Media acquires 10 newspapers in Alabama and Georgia and a Georgia printing facility from Community Newspaper Holdings

Wall Street Journal:
Trump says that if he's elected, Russia would release WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich; the Kremlin denies any contact between Putin and Trump on the matter

Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
UK passes the Media Bill, repealing the not-yet-enacted Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act, which required publishers to pay all court costs, win or lose

 
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