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9:35 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 …
Holly Bailey / Washington Post:
Fani Willis, top prosecutor in Georgia Trump case, wins primary  —  Willis now proceeds to November's general election, where she will face Courtney Kramer, a Republican lawyer who interned in the Trump White House.  —  ATLANTA — Two of the most prominent figures in the Georgia criminal case …
Discussion: Associated Press, Fox News and Newsweek
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
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.
Tom Porter / Business Insider:
Trump's Truth Social posted a video with apparent Nazi messaging — his team says it wasn't him
Michael Graham / NH Journal:
SHOCK POLL: Trump Tied With Biden in Blue New Hampshire  —  Democrats have all but owned the Granite State's four Electoral College votes, winning seven of the past eight presidential contests - including Joe Biden's eight-point victory over President Donald Trump in 2020.
Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
A Hidden Variable in the Presidential Race: Fears of ‘Trump Forever’
Discussion: Raw Story
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
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
House G.O.P. Moves to Crack Down on Noncitizen Voting, Sowing False Narrative  —  The bills under consideration in the House have virtually no chance of becoming law, but Republicans are using them to amplify former President Donald J. Trump's false claims of widespread illegal voting by noncitizens.
Jason Lange / Reuters:
Biden's approval rating falls to lowest level in nearly two years-Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  U.S. President Joe Biden's public approval rating this month fell to its lowest level in almost two years, tying the lowest reading of his presidency in a warning sign for his reelection effort, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.
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.
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.
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.
Genevieve Gluck / Reduxx:
“Pro-Pedophile” Activist Group Celebrates As Germany Decriminalizes Child Porn Possession  —  Germany's Parliament (Bundestag) has received the votes necessary to remove a section of the Criminal Code which made the possession of child sexual abuse materials a felony crime.
The Big Picture:
The Right Has A Terrifying Second Trump Term Plan Called Project 2025  —  Many of our readers have asked us to explore the details and dangers of “Project 2025”—a right-wing plan for how to move America toward authoritarian rule under a second Trump term.  —  Few writers and scholars …
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. …
New York Times:
Trump's Reported Fund-Raising Tops Biden's for First Time  —  The pace of giving to Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican Party picked up in April, according to his advisers.  But President Biden still has far more cash on hand.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party …
Talking Points Memo:
Low Energy, Part 2  —  Let me follow up about the comment TPM Reader HS got when she called the office of her state's senior senator, Alex Padilla.  She called insisting there should be some kind of investigation into the Justice Alito flag controversy.  When HS got through to Padilla's office …
Discussion: Politico
Punchbowl News:
5/21/24 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM  —  The Vault: How G7 could reshape the REPO Act  —  The Vault: Dems push for quick Gruenberg replacement  —  Esper warns of a ‘cool war’ with China and threats to world order  —  Johnson loses trio of key policy aides
Key GOP senators criticize Alito over upside-down flag incident  —  Key Republican senators sharply criticized Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito after news reports showed an upside-down American flag - a symbol used by some supporters of former President Donald Trump who challenged the legitimacy …
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.
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.
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Radley Balko / The Watch:
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
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Discussion: IJR
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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Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
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Matt Stout / The Boston Globe:
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