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3:45 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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Gil Duran / FrameLab:
‘Unified Reich’: Trump campaign goes full Nazi  —  In a shocking development - even by the Republican Party's low, low standards - Donald Trump has directly framed his campaign using Nazi terminology.  —  A video posted on his social media accounts yesterday promised a “unified Reich” if he wins the presidency in 2024.
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
Christine Zhu / Politico:
Trump says he's ‘looking at’ contraception restrictions  —  “I'm going to have a policy on that very shortly and I think it's something that you'll find interesting,” Trump said.  —  Former President Donald Trump said he's “looking at” restrictions on contraception during an interview …
Associated Press:
Israeli officials seize AP equipment and take down live shot of northern Gaza, citing new media law  —  Israeli officials seized a camera and broadcasting equipment belonging to The Associated Press in southern Israel, accusing the news organization of violating a new media law by providing images to Al Jazeera.
ABC News:
Special counsel suspected additional obstruction effort by Trump in classified docs case  —  The allegations were revealed in a newly unsealed court filing Tuesday.  —  Former President Donald Trump listens during a news conference after attending the wake of New York City police officer Jonathan Diller …
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 …
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Jada Yuan / Washington Post:
Controversial Donald Trump movie ‘The Apprentice’ depicts him as rapist
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Carol Rosenberg / New York Times:
The U.S. Was Resettling Guantánamo Prisoners.  The Hamas Attack Halted Those Plans.  —  The White House suspended a secret mission to transfer detainees to Oman in October after Congress members expressed concerns about Middle East instability.  —  The Biden administration was poised …
Discussion: The Defense Post
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NBC News:
The U.S. was set to move 11 detainees out of Guantanamo. Then Hamas attacked Israel.
Discussion: The Intercept
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Biden releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from Northeast reserve in bid to lower prices at pump  —  The Biden administration said Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy in a bid to lower prices at the pump this summer.
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
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” …
Matthew Haag / New York Times:
Trump seems unlikely to testify.  Here's the latest.  —  The jury has been dismissed until closing arguments next Tuesday, but the court has more business to deal with this afternoon.  Lawyers for Donald J. Trump called just two witnesses before wrapping up their case.  —  The jury will begin deliberations next week.
Michelle Nichols / Reuters:
Gaza aid piles up in Egypt, US pier delivery falters  —  Food and medicine for Palestinians in Gaza are piling up in Egypt because the Rafah crossing remains closed and there has been no aid delivered to a U.N. warehouse from a U.S.-built pier for two days, U.N. officials warned on Monday.
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Jesse Wegman / New York Times:
There's No Sense of Shame at the Supreme Court  —  An earlier generation of Supreme Court justices seemed to possess the capacity for shame.  —  In 1969, Justice Abe Fortas resigned his seat for accepting a $20,000 consulting fee (which he returned) from a foundation led by a man who was convicted of securities fraud.
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 …
 
 
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Liz Peek / Fox News:
Another surprising reason Joe Biden should now step aside
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Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
Trump Mode  —  How Trump gives his quislings room to defend him.  —  ∙ Paid
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Patricia Zengerle / Reuters:
Blinken to testify to US Congress under shadow of Israel policy divides
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
A House swing seat is at stake in Oregon's Democratic primary
Noah Kirsch / The Daily Beast:
Spoiler Alert: Billionaire Trump Mega-Donor Gave Another $5M to RFK Jr.
Discussion: New Jersey Online and Breitbart
Anne Blythe / North Carolina Health News:
Doctors rail against proposed ban against public masking
Discussion: ABC News and Atlanta Black Star
Bobby Allyn / NPR:
Scarlett Johansson says she is ‘shocked, angered’ over new ChatGPT voice
 

 
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
X's trending topics surfaced conspiracy theories around Donald Trump's assassination attempt; YouTube and Facebook primarily directed users to news outlets

David Hellier / Bloomberg:
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Jason Parham / Wired:
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