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12:10 PM ET, May 21, 2024

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Michelle L. Price / Associated Press:
Trump's social media account shares a campaign video with a headline about a ‘unified Reich’  —  A video posted to Donald Trump's account on his social media network included references to a “unified Reich” among hypothetical news headlines if he wins the election in November.
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Tom Porter / Business Insider:
Trump's Truth Social posted a video with apparent Nazi messaging — his team says it wasn't him  — Donald Trump's Truth Social account shared a video referencing a “unified Reich.”  — The Biden campaign accused Trump of echoing Nazi Germany.  — The Trump campaign said the wording of the video hadn't been checked.
ABC News:
Trump posts social media video seemingly suggesting his victory will bring ‘unified Reich’  —  “This was not a campaign video,” a Trump campaign rep said.  —  Former President Donald Trump on Monday posted a video on his social media platform that uses a language that appears to mirror that of Nazi Germany …
Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
A Hidden Variable in the Presidential Race: Fears of ‘Trump Forever’  —  Undecided voters are concerned that if Donald Trump returns to the White House, he'll never leave.  —  As the rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump draws nearer, political professionals are detecting …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Associated Press:
Election deniers moving closer to GOP mainstream, report shows, as Trump allies fill Congress  —  In the hours after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Ohio's then-Republican senator, Rob Portman, voted to accept President Joe Biden's win over the defeated former president …
Erik Loomis / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
The Polls Probably Aren't Lying
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Kat Rosenfield / The Free Press:
Harrison Butker is Catholic.  So What?  —  This is America: We need to tolerate a Catholic man saying Catholic things at a Catholic university.  —  Perhaps you have heard of Harrison Butker, the 28-year-old Kansas City Chiefs kicker at the center of the latest viral outrage.
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Michael Boyle / The Daily Beast:
Jon Stewart Sounds Off on the ‘Real Cancel Culture’  —  ‘CONSTANT VICTIMIZATION’  —  “Jerry Seinfeld took more shit over the past two weeks promoting a Pop-Tart movie than Harrison Butker did for his entire speech,” Stewart said on Monday's “Daily Show.”  —  Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker …
Bobby Allyn / NPR:
Scarlett Johansson says she is ‘shocked, angered’ over new ChatGPT voice  —  Lawyers for Scarlett Johansson are demanding that OpenAI disclose how it developed an AI personal assistant voice that the actress says sounds uncannily similar to her own.  —  Johansson's legal team has sent OpenAI …
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Biden quietly advances a range of progressive policies  —  He did so just before a deadline on his rule-making authority.  —  ∙ Paid … Congress, in case you're just back from Mars, has been so mired in gridlock that its main function — passing laws — has become about as common as hens teeth.
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Marcia Brown / Politico:   Biden's legacy long game: Rain regulations — now
Matt Stout / The Boston Globe:
‘Millionaires tax’ has already generated $1.8 billion this year for Massachusetts, blowing past projections  —  Massachusetts' so-called “millionaires tax” appears primed to actually deliver billions.  —  State officials said Monday that the voter-approved surtax on high earners has generated …
Jada Yuan / Washington Post:
Controversial Donald Trump movie ‘The Apprentice’ depicts him as rapist  —  A dark new biopic starring Sebastian Stan as a young Trump is the talk of Cannes.  —  CANNES, France — Had a movie called “The Apprentice” about a young Donald Trump's rise to power premiered in America …
Gina Chon / Semafor:
Imprisoned ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro predicts Fed Chair's ouster and ‘mass deportations’ in a second presidential term  —  The Scoop  —  Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell would be gone in the first 100 days of a second Donald Trump term that would also include mass deportations …
Financial Times:
How sanctions played havoc with Iran's ageing helicopters  —  US-made Bell 212 carrying country's president was almost 30 years old when it crashed into a mountainside  —  The circumstances could hardly have been more difficult as the decades-old helicopter, which had clocked up thousands …
New York Times:
Biden and Big Oil Had a Truce.  Now, It's Collapsing.  —  Companies were enjoying record profits.  But the president's decision to pause permits for gas export terminals has whipped up industry support, and donations, for Donald Trump.  —  Early in his term, President Biden seemed …
Discussion: Mother Jones
United States Department of State:
On the Death of Iranian President Raisi and Others in a Helicopter Crash  —  The United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran.
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Politico:
The one thing US fears after Iranian president's death
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Iranian Women Celebrate the Death of President Raisi
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
An Alabama Trump appointee is threatening to jail LGBTQ civil rights lawyers  —  A forum-shopping dispute that been ongoing for two years briefly reached the Eleventh Circuit on Monday.  Also: More on Alito.  And: Law Dork in the news.  —  An “unprecedented judicial investigation” …
Anne Blythe / North Carolina Health News:
Doctors rail against proposed ban against public masking  —  Cameron Wolfe, an infectious disease specialist at Duke University with a knack for making medicine and science easily understood, is just as straightforward when offering his thoughts on a legislative proposal to ban masking in public.
Discussion: Atlanta Black Star
emptywheel:
Hunter Biden Prosecutor Derek Hines Confesses He Failed To Do Basic Due Diligence, Again  —  I've written about how David Weiss' prosecutors indicted Hunter Biden before they had taken basic investigative steps — like obtaining a warrant to search the President's son's digital data for evidence …
Discussion: Associated Press
Washington Post:
A House swing seat is at stake in Oregon's Democratic primary  —  Good morning, Early Birds.  The first “Star Wars” prequel, “The Phantom Menace,” was originally scheduled to be released 25 years ago today.  But George Lucas moved up the release date to May 19, allowing the world …
Elisabeth Buchwald / CNN:
FDIC Chair Martin Gruenberg will resign following a scathing investigation that detailed a toxic workplace  —  New York CNN —  Martin Gruenberg, head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, will step down following a scathing independent investigation detailing pervasive sexual harassment …
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Wall Street Journal:
FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg to Resign Following Report Detailing Sexual Harassment at Agency
 
 
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Noah Kirsch / The Daily Beast:
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
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