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11:40 AM ET, May 15, 2024

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New York Times:
Biden Offers to Debate Trump, With Terms, Shunning the Debate Commission  —  The president wants two debates before early voting begins, with no crowds.  Donald Trump's camp has said it would debate “anytime and anywhere.”  —  President Biden is willing to debate former President Donald J. Trump …
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Washington Post:
Biden proposes June and September faceoffs with Trump, who accepts dates  —  The president said he will not participate in the traditional televised showdowns organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates.  —  President Biden said Wednesday that he will not participate …
Fox News:
Trump accepts Biden offer to debate him in June and September  —  Trump blasts Commission on Presidential Debates as ‘totally controlled by Democrats’: ‘Biden is the worst debater I have ever faced’  —  Join Fox News for access to this content  —  Former President Trump accepted President Biden's offer …
Axios:
Biden prods Trump to accept invite for June 27 presidential debate on CNN … - “Over to you, Donald. … - Biden's campaign offered to debate Trump twice in one-on-one settings, well before most early voting has concluded.  — “Trump lost two debates to me in 2020.
Politico:
Warning signs for Trump: 5 takeaways from Tuesday's primaries  —  Nikki Haley's zombie presidential candidacy is still drawing a sizable slice of the Republican vote in the suburbs.  —  Donald Trump showed weakness in the suburbs in Tuesday's primaries, while Joe Biden's problem with the protest vote appeared to fade.
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Is Trump orchestrating a new criminal conspiracy?  —  In recent days, several high-profile Republican political figures have traveled to the Manhattan Criminal Court, where Donald Trump is on trial.  Outside the courthouse, they addressed the media and attacked key witnesses, the jury, and even the judge's daughter.
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Nikki Haley gathers her donors 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
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Politico:
Playbook: The other trials hanging over 2024
Discussion: PJ Media and The Post Millennial
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
Lisa Needham / Public Notice:
Trump's run-out-the-clock legal strategy worked  —  Every case other than New York is stalled out.  Mission accomplished. … No matter what happens with Donald Trump's other criminal cases, we'll always have New York, where he's been walloped with two sets of civil penalties …
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Arizona officials say they can't find Rudy Giuliani to serve him with indictment notice  —  Arizona prosecutors have tried for weeks - and so far failed - to serve Rudy Giuliani with notice of his indictment related to an alleged scheme to overturn the 2020 election results in that state.
Discussion: USA Today and Washington Examiner
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Washington Post:
Rudy Giuliani still hasn't been served his Arizona indictment
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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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 …
Eli Lake / The Free Press:
The Rise of the ‘Never Bidens’  —  Donors who once worried more about Donald Trump now see the president's bid for a second term as the greater threat to America.  —  Joe Biden's threat last week to freeze arms shipments to Israel along with reports that his administration is withholding intelligence …
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Bibi's rant: Israel isn't a “vassal state” of the U.S. … - It was a shot across the bow to show Netanyahu how concerned Biden remains about the prime minister continuing to say he's planning to order an invasion of Rafah, where more than 1 million displaced Palestinians have taken shelter.
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
Annabella Rosciglione / Washington Examiner:
Who is Valentina Gomez, the Missouri secretary of state candidate who told voters 'don't be weak and gay'?  —  Missouri secretary of state candidate Republican Valentina Gomez is making waves on social media with a new campaign video.  —  Gomez, a self-described real estate investor …
Jordan Fabian / Bloomberg:
US Sanctions Nicaraguan Government in Bid to Stem Migrant Flow  — Biden administration accuses regime of profiting off migrants  — Measures include visa restrictions, sanctioned entities  —  President Joe Biden's administration is placing visa restrictions on hundreds of members …
Discussion: Reuters
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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Nell Scovell / The Daily Beast:
The Ivy League Hypocrites Who Want to Be Trump's MAGA VP
Discussion: Raw Story and The Sun
Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
DC mayor ripped for private jet flight to golf tournament while crime persists, approval ratings nosedive
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
New York Post:
Eric Adams suggests migrants could fill NYC's lifeguard shortage — because 'they're excellent swimmers'
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Mike Pence Sought Public Funds as 2024 Presidential Bid Collapsed
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
NBC News:
Ben Carson calls for making divorce harder
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story and Page Six
Michael Kunzelman / Associated Press:
Anti-abortion activist who led a clinic blockade is sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison
David Strom / HotAir:
Sports Illustrated Hates You
Discussion: Instapundit, Fargo | KFGO, CBS News and UPI
The Harvard Crimson:
Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Ends Harvard Yard Encampment
US Department of Justice:
Former Diversity Program Manager at Facebook and Nike Sentenced to Federal Prison for $5 Million Fraud
 

 
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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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