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1:05 PM 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 …
CNN:
Biden and Trump accept CNN's invitation to debate on June 27  —  President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have both accepted an invitation from CNN to debate on June 27, a historically early showdown that will set the tone for the final months of the 2024 campaign.
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.
Associated Press:
Biden and Trump agree to presidential debates on June 27 on CNN and on Sept. 10 on ABC  —  President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed to hold two campaign debates in June and September — the first on June 27 hosted by CNN and the second on Sept. 10 hosted by ABC …
Eli Lake / The Free Press:   The Rise of the ‘Never Bidens’
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.
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.
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Politico:
Playbook: The other trials hanging over 2024
Discussion: PJ Media and The Post Millennial
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.
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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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 …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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.
Discussion: The Bulwark and The Daily Caller
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: Conservative operatives pour $1M+ into new Capitol Hill news outlet … - “Their goal is to be the conservative-leaning Punchbowl,” said one source who has direct knowledge of the new venture. … - Ventry, a former chief of staff to Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, currently manages …
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
 
 
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