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11:20 AM ET, May 19, 2024


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CNN political commentator Alice Stewart dies  —  Alice Stewart, a veteran political adviser and CNN political commentator who worked on several GOP presidential campaigns, has died.  She was 58.  —  Law enforcement officials told CNN that Stewart's body was found outdoors in the Bellevue neighborhood …
Myah Ward / Politico:
Trump at NRA convention floats a 3-term presidency  —  The former president has more recently shut down the proposition of seeking a third term, which is barred by the Constitution.  —  Former President Donald Trump on Saturday floated the idea of a third term if he wins in November.
Washington Post:
Lawyer preparation suggests Trump won't testify in New York trial  —  Awaiting final word from the mercurial defendant, the judge is proceeding as if Trump will not take the stand.  —  After brashly declaring he wanted to testify in his criminal trial, it appears increasingly unlikely …
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Bibi blocks Israeli intel chiefs' meetings with U.S. officials … - Rubio, vice chair of the Senate's intelligence committee, requested the meetings during his visit to Israel last month.  — Netanyahu himself met with Rubio. … - Instead, the U.S. officials and some Netanyahu critics …
Arsalan Shahla / Bloomberg:
No Word On Iran's Raisi After His Helicopter Has ‘Hard Landing’  — Raisi was in Iran's East Azerbaijan province to inaugurate dam  — President's entourage includes foreign minister: reports  —  A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi had a “hard landing” …
Christine Fernando / Associated Press:
The Senate filibuster is a hurdle to any national abortion bill.  Democrats are campaigning on it  —  Sen. Tammy Baldwin, facing a tough reelection fight in one of the races that will determine control of Congress, has made protecting reproductive rights a cornerstone of her campaign …
‘Politically calculated’: Trump confronts his RFK Jr. problem on vaccines  —  The former president is accusing Kennedy of being a “fake” anti-vaxxer.  —  Donald Trump's long-fraught relationship with the Covid vaccine is again becoming a political liability for the former president as he tries …
CBS News:
Rep. Elise Stefanik rebukes Biden and praises Trump in address to Israeli parliament  —  Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House, rebuked President Biden and praised former President Trump over U.S. military support for Israel in an address to its parliament on Sunday.
Maeve Reston / Washington Post:
After years of Democratic dominance, Nevada could be slipping from Biden's grasp  —  The Silver State hasn't supported a Republican presidential candidate since George W. Bush in 2004, but polls this year so far show Donald Trump with a lead.  —  LAS VEGAS — For nearly two decades …
Chelsea Brasted / Axios:
Louisiana set to become 1st state requiring 10 Commandments be posted in schools  —  Louisiana is poised to become the first state requiring display of the Ten Commandments at all schools that receive public funding, including colleges and universities.
NBC News:
Two hours after mocking Arizona's Attorney General, Rudy Giuliani is served at his own birthday party  —  The announcement came shortly after Giuliani posted a photo taunting the Arizona AG  —  PHOENIX — Arizona's Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes on Friday announced that Rudy Giuliani …
Lydia Moynihan / New York Post:
Rudy Giuliani served with Arizona ‘fake electors’ indictment during 80th birthday bash in Palm Beach
Playbook: Trump — and Fox — strike back in the debate wars  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUDY — “Rudy Giuliani served with Arizona ‘fake electors’ indictment during 80th birthday bash in Palm Beach,” …
Eliav Breuer / Jerusalem Post:
Gantz to Netanyahu: If you don't change course by June 8 we will withdraw from the government  —  Israeli Minister Gantz sets June 8 deadline for Gaza plan.  Threatens to exit government if demands unmet.  Netanyahu office responds with ultimatums.  —  In a move likely to aggravate political tension …
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