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6:15 PM ET, May 21, 2024


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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Lawyers found classified docs in Trump's bedroom 4 months after Mar-a-Lago search  —  The revelation was contained in a newly unsealed opinion that a federal judge issued in 2023.  —  Four months after the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago estate, Donald Trump's attorneys discovered four documents marked “classified” in his personal bedroom.
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 …
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.
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.
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
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 …
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Kremlin TV Drops ‘New’ Tucker Carlson Show  —  THEY'LL NEVER LET GO  —  The former Fox News host has responded to becoming a fixture on Russian TV.  —  The Kremlin propaganda machine has made Tucker Carlson its newest star television host, whether he likes it or not.
Erin Doherty / Axios:
Trump backtracks on “looking at” restrictions on contraceptives
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.
Zachary Faria / Washington Examiner:
Now, Biden's Gaza pier aid is being stolen  —  .  —  The Biden administration continues dreaming up ways to deliver aid to Gaza while knowing full well that aid is going to be stolen, likely by Hamas terrorists.  —  On Friday, 10 truckloads of food aid arrived at United Nations facilities in Gaza …
Discussion:, Reuters and HotAir
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.
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.
Michael Boyle / The Daily Beast:
Jon Stewart Sounds Off on the ‘Real Cancel Culture’
Rachel Bluth / Politico:
California pushes through Gavin Newsom's bill helping Arizona abortion-seekers  —  The measure is expected to go into effect imminently, just weeks after the blue-state governor made the proposal to take in patients from the neighboring state.  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. …
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Live chat  —  Updates about tonight's presidential race  —  🌖Our chat has ended, but you can still read it back.  —  Taking Biden at face value about Michigan and Wisconsin — where, for what it's worth (not that much), the exit poll data looks pretty good for him and he came …
Discussion: IJR
Juliegrace Brufke / Axios:
Rep. Greg Murphy reveals skull tumor diagnosis, planned surgery … - He is an active member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Committee on House Administration.  — “As a physician I have, for the last 30 years, taken care of thousands and thousands of patients.
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 …
New York Times:
How Donald Trump's Financial Future Became Tied to Trump Media  —  Mr. Trump has treated Trump Media, which runs his social network Truth Social, as a low-cost sideshow.  Now a big portion of his wealth hinges on its success.  —  At Mar-a-Lago on a Wednesday evening last month …
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
Trump Mode  —  How Trump gives his quislings room to defend him.  —  ∙ Paid  —  1. 12 Years a President  —  At the NRA convention this weekend Donald Trump floated, in an oblique way, the idea of a third term.  —  “You know, FDR 16 years—almost 16 years—he was four terms.
David Moye / HuffPost:
Texas GOP Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Weirdly Claims Trump Is Not ‘Ruling Class’  —  Patrick and other Trump defenders bristled when their definitions were called into question.  —  LOADING  —  Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was the latest GOP toady of Donald Trump's to show up outside …
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Carol Rosenberg / New York Times:
The U.S. Was Resettling Guantánamo Prisoners. The Hamas Attack Halted Those Plans.
Discussion: The Intercept and NBC News
Liz Peek / Fox News:
Another surprising reason Joe Biden should now step aside
Discussion: RedState and CLAYTOONZ
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Biden quietly advances a range of progressive policies
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