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9:15 AM ET, May 20, 2024


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International Criminal Court:
Statement of ICC Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan KC: Applications for arrest warrants in the situation in the State of Palestine  —  Today I am filing applications for warrants of arrest before Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court in the Situation in the State of Palestine.
EXCLUSIVE: ICC seeks arrest warrants against Sinwar and Netanyahu for war crimes over October 7 attack and Gaza war  —  The International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of war crimes and crimes …
Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
Iran's president, foreign minister and others found dead at helicopter crash site, state media says  —  Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country's foreign minister and others have been found dead at the site of a helicopter crash Monday after an hourslong search through a foggy …
Iranian President Raisi feared dead as helicopter wreckage found  —  Hopes are fading that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister have survived a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain and icy weather, an Iranian official said on Monday after search teams located the wreckage.
ABC News:
Iran's President Raisi dead in helicopter crash, former foreign minister blames US sanctions  —  The helicopter crashed in rough weather on Sunday in northern Iran.  —  Rescue vehicles are seen following a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, in Varzaqan, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, May 19, 2024.
Farnaz Fassihi / New York Times:
Helicopter Carrying Iran's President Has Crashed, State Media Reports
Arsalan Shahla / Bloomberg:
Iran State TV Says ‘No Sign of Life’ at Helicopter Crash Site
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
Exclusive: Justice Alito sold Bud Light stock amidst anti-trans boycott effort  —  At 4:37 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2023, far-right, anti-LGBTQ influencer Chaya Raichik of Libs of TikTok posted a pre-transition photograph of transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, calling her “a dude,” on Twitter, now known as X.1
Discussion: Althouse
Liz Dye / Public Notice:
Why isn't Donald Trump in jail already?  —  Donald Smith would be in a cell by now! … “Why isn't Donald Trump in jail already?”  —  It's a fair question, particularly in light of the flagrant gag order violations in Trump's Manhattan criminal trial, both by the man himself and his surrogates.
Discussion: Kansas Reflector
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The truth about crime in DC  —  On May 15, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) went to the floor of the House of Representatives and said he supported a federal takeover of Washington, D.C.'s criminal justice laws “to improve public safety in our nation's capital... as violent crime skyrockets.”
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
America's largest LGBTQ rights group plans $15 million swing state blitz to re-elect Biden  —  The Human Rights Campaign is launching a spending push in six key states to rally “equality voters” — and warns that many still need to be persuaded to vote for Biden.
New York Post:
RFK Jr. lists voting address at Westchester home — that's in foreclosure and neighbors have never seen him  —  Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lists his residence to vote as a tony Westchester County address — which is in foreclosure proceedings for non-payment, court records show.
Discussion: The Guardian and Democrats
David Smith / The Guardian:
Biden: what would Trump have done if the Capitol riots had been led by Black Americans?  —  The US president Joe Biden asks at civil rights event: ‘what do you think he would have done ... if Black Americans had stormed the Capitol?’  —  Joe Biden has launched one of his most scathing attacks yet …
Discussion: CBS News, PJ Media and New York Times
Joseph Simonson / Washington Free Beacon:
Is This Suburban New York Charity a Terrorist Front Group?  —  The Westchester Peace Action Committee Foundation is named in a lawsuit alleging anti-Israel groups coordinate with Hamas  —  At first glance, the Westchester Peace Action Committee Foundation (WESPAC) seems unremarkable …
Senate Democrats don't believe Biden's bad polls, either … - “No, I do not think that they are accurate,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) told Axios. … - “The polls showed that I was down when I entered my race. … - Now, Democrats say the polls are missing key voter dynamics on their side.
Discussion: Off Message and Conservative Brief
U.S. Department of Defense:
Joint Statement From the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of National Defense of the Republic of Niger  —  Representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of National Defense of the Republic of Niger met from May 15 to 19, 2024, in Niamey, Republic of Niger …
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Michael Podhorzer / Weekend Reading:
Supreme Gaslighting  —  Once again, Alito says the quiet part out loud.  Is anyone listening?
Discussion: The Bulwark
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Trump Ends NRA Speech With ‘Horror’ Warning Set to Dramatic QAnon Music
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Victoria Bekiempis / The Guardian:
Biden vows to fight ‘poison of white supremacy’ at Morehouse speech
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Democrats tee up showdown with GOP over non-citizen voting
Discussion: The Hill and The Guardian
CBS News:
Full transcript of “Face the Nation,” May 19, 2024
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Alexandra Marquez / NBC News:
Sen. Marco Rubio won't commit to accepting 2024 election results