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6:45 AM ET, May 15, 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 …
Chris Stein / The Guardian:
Top House Democrat demands answers on Trump dinner with oil executives - as it happened
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Moves Forward on $1 Billion in New Arms for Israel  —  The administration notifies Congress of a large arms package after withholding shipment of bombs last week  —  The Biden administration notified Congress on Tuesday that it was moving forward with more than $1 billion in new weapons deals …
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
GOP Senator Introduces Bill To Continue Arms Sales to Israel
Discussion: RedState, Roll Call, Axios and Politico
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Reuters:
US says Boeing breached 2021 737 MAX criminal prosecution deal
Discussion: RTÉ, The Daily Beast and Fargo | KFGO
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 …
Politico:
Playbook: The other trials hanging over 2024  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE BIG CHILL — “At private donor event, Haley thanks supporters and ignores Trump,” by Meridith McGraw: “[DONALD] TRUMP was barely mentioned even as [NIKKI] …
Discussion: The Post Millennial
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 …
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Meridith McGraw / Politico:
At private donor event, Haley thanks supporters and ignores Trump  —  Haley didn't endorse the former president or push her supporters to back him.  —  Donald Trump may be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but Nikki Haley isn't offering him her support or donor network yet.
Discussion: Conservative Brief and ABC News
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
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 …
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 …
Dustin Gardiner / Politico:
Top California Democrats come out against rent control ballot measure  —  State Sen. Toni Atkins and Assembly Appropriations Chair Buffy Wicks confirmed they're fighting the initiative.  —  A pair of top California Democrats and powerful unions are lining up against a ballot initiative …
Discussion: California Globe
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, Fargo | KFGO, CBS News and UPI
Nell Scovell / The Daily Beast:
The Ivy League Hypocrites Who Want to Be Trump's MAGA VP  —  POISON IVY LEAGUE  —  In the race to be Trump's sidekick, ambitious Republicans are distancing themselves from the uber-elite universities they attended. … “I love the poorly educated,” then-candidate Donald Trump declared …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Sun
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 …
The Daily Beast:
Laura Ingraham Scolded for Using Binoculars at Trump Trial  —  I SPY  —  The Fox star, who appeared to spend much of the afternoon tapping away at her opening monologue, was repeatedly reprimanded for having her phone and a pair of binoculars out.  —  Never let it be said that Laura Ingraham isn't prepared.
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: CNN and Raw Story
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.
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 …
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.
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Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
DC mayor ripped for private jet flight to golf tournament while crime persists, approval ratings nosedive
US Department of Justice:
Former Diversity Program Manager at Facebook and Nike Sentenced to Federal Prison for $5 Million Fraud
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Judge rejects Hunter Biden's bid to delay his June trial on federal gun charges
New York Times:
Biden Hits Chinese Electric Vehicles, Chips and Other Goods With Higher Tariffs
Matt Ford / New Republic:
Clarence Thomas Hates the “Hideous Place” That Made Him Rich
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Hannah Nightingale / The Post Millennial:
Dem operative daughter of NYC judge in Trump trial aided effort to kick Trump off Colorado ballot: report
Discussion: HotAir and acecomments.mu.nu
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
New York Times:
Live Updates: Defense Tries to Cast Cohen as Motivated by Vengeance Against Trump
 

 
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Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft's Bing, Copilot, and Copilot in Windows services are back online worldwide after an outage that began around 3 AM ET on May 23 and lasted 24+ hours

Reuters:
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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
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