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11:05 PM ET, May 22, 2024


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New York Times:
Supreme Court Justice Alito's Beach House Displayed ‘Appeal to Heaven’ Flag … The “Appeal to Heaven” flag flew outside the Alitos' New Jersey vacation home last summer, along with a “2022” Phillies flag and a Long Beach Island flag.  —  Last summer, two years after an upside-down American flag …
Associated Press:
Second flag carried by Jan. 6 rioters displayed outside house owned by Justice Alito, report says  —  A second flag of a type carried by rioters during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was displayed outside a house owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
Florida hearing in Trump classified documents case devolves into shouting match  —  A hearing in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case devolved into shouting Wednesday as attorneys battled over an alleged threat made last year to a defense attorney.  —  The morning proceeding in Fort Pierce …
Ron Dicker / HuffPost:
Donald Trump Wildly Suggests Joe Biden Was Ready To Kill Him In Mar-A-Lago Search
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
“Everyone is absolutely terrified”: Inside a US ally's secret war on its American critics  —  I met Raqib Naik, a journalist who had fled his native India, at a coffee shop in suburban Maryland.  We sat at the same metal table where he once discussed the prospect of his assassination with FBI agents.
Nikki Haley says she's voting for Trump in November  —  Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is supporting former President Donald Trump's 2024 White House bid, she said Wednesday in her first public remarks since exiting the Republican presidential primary more than two months ago.
Karissa Waddick / USA Today:
Nikki Haley says she'll vote for Donald Trump in 2024 presidential race
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
Two hundred judges, more nominees moving, and a shadow docket bill  —  A little past noon Wednesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Angela Martinez to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on a 66-28 vote.  —  Martinez is the 200th of President Biden's judicial nominees …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Joe Biden lands 200 judges, highlighting stakes for the courts in the 2024 election
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and UPI
David Strom / HotAir:
Another Conspiracy Theory Win; It's Getting Depressing  —  OK, it's time to put on your tin foil hats because every damn conspiracy theory is proving to be true.  —  Sure, I still believe men landed on the moon and that the Earth is round, but I am beginning to doubt almost everything else.
Discussion: New York Times
Jonathan Nicholson / HuffPost:
Democrat Punished On House Floor For Accurately Saying Trump Is On Trial  —  “What they're trying to do now is cancel people,” said Rep. Jim McGovern (Mass.), the congressman who started the contretemps.  —  LOADING  —  House Republicans invoked Wednesday a rule meant …
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Israel Rages as Ireland, Spain, and Norway Move to Recognize Palestinian State  —  ‘REWARD HAMAS’  —  The historic move will be punished with “severe consequences,” Israel's foreign minister said.  —  Ireland, Spain, and Norway on Wednesday said they will officially recognize a Palestinian state …
Tom Rogan / Washington Examiner:
Keir Starmer seems set to become UK prime minister on July 5.  Will that affect US relations?  —  .  —  British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called a snap general election to be held on July 4.  In the United Kingdom, the governing political party is able to call an election at any point …
The Guardian:
Rishi Sunak will call general election for July in surprise move - sources
Associated Press:
Republican National Committee's headquarters evacuated after vials of blood are addressed to Trump  —  The Republican National Committee's Washington headquarters was briefly evacuated on Wednesday as police investigated two vials of blood that had been addressed to former President Donald Trump following …
What's breaking up the Texas Republican party?  School vouchers  —  Out-of-state donors are funneling millions of dollars into state legislative races to defeat Republicans who opposed the governor's top education priority.  —  When nearly two dozen Republican state lawmakers defied Texas …
Netanyahu speech plans spark internal furor for Democrats … - House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said Netanyahu “should be focused on freeing hostages, not on charming legislators.”  — Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), a member of Democratic leadership, told Axios …
Discussion: WKBN-TV, Washington Examiner and HotAir
Hunter Biden trial on tax charges delayed until September  —  Hunter Biden's trial on tax charges has been moved to September 5, after the judge presiding over the case made Biden's attorney promise he would not seek further delays.  —  In asking for a delay in the case, Abbe Lowell …
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult Pro:
Trump maintains leads in most critical swing states  —  Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s standing has slipped since October, hurting him most notably in Wisconsin … President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump continue to face tight contests in the potentially pivotal “Blue Wall” …
Chris Lisinski / GBH:
Millionaires tax revenue reaches $1.8 billion, on pace to double estimates  —  Beacon Hill spent most of the past year in hand-wringing mode over the state's finances as tax revenues sagged month after month and new costs exploded, but lawmakers might soon have hundreds of millions of dollars …
Troy Closson / New York Times:
The Algebra Problem: How Middle School Math Became a National Flashpoint  —  Top students can benefit greatly by being offered the subject early.  But many districts offer few Black and Latino eighth graders a chance to study it.  —  From suburbs in the Northeast to major cities on the West Coast …
Discussion: Althouse and HotAir
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Inside the White House, a Debate Over Letting Ukraine Shoot U.S. Weapons Into Russia  —  After a sobering trip to Kyiv, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is urging the president to lift restrictions on how Ukraine can use American arms.  —  Since the first American shipments …
Discussion: Breitbart and Washington Examiner
Nick Penzenstadler / USA Today:
Hacked data reveals which US gun sellers are behind Mexican cartel violence  —  USA TODAY exclusive: Massive data leak ties names of American shops and buyers to thousands of guns recovered at Mexican crime scenes.  —  A massive leak of Mexican military intelligence has exposed …
Rachel Schilke / Washington Examiner:
James Comer teams up with Katie Porter on bipartisan presidential ethics bill  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) are pairing up in a rare moment of bipartisanship to introduce legislation that seeks to prevent presidential candidates from “profiting from their proximity to power.”
Rick Scott jumps into race for Senate GOP leader … - Scott mounted a failed bid against McConnell during the last leadership election in 2022. … - Scott is likely to an attractive choice for more conservatives, as both Thune and Cornyn are viewed as McConnell allies.
USA Today:
Families of Uvalde school shooting victims announce $2M settlement, lawsuit against Texas DPS  —  Christopher Cann Tony PlohetskiUSA TODAY  —  Families of the victims of the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday announced a $2 million settlement with the city …
Tom LoBianco / 24sight News:
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Manafort has been back channeling campaign tips through top Trump aides since last year, Republicans tell 24sight News  —  Sources say Manafort worked through senior campaign advisor Chris LaCivita and veteran pollster Tony Fabrizio behind the scenes, but Trump camp denies direct involvement
Discussion: The Bulwark
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Sarah Rumpf-Whitten / Fox News:
Nancy Pelosi interrupted while accepting award by anti-Israel agitator: ‘Shame on you!’
Discussion: IJR
House Committee on Ways and Means:
Ways and Means Committee Releases Evidence Showing Hunter Biden Lied Under Oath During Recent Congressional Testimony
Ross O'Keefe / Washington Examiner:
Ramaswamy effect: BuzzFeed shares skyrocket after former presidential candidate's investment
Sarah Fitzpatrick / NBC News:
Voting machine firm Smartmatic alleges Newsmax has deleted evidence in lawsuit over false vote-rigging claims
Discussion: The Guardian and HuffPost
Mia Cathell / Townhall:
Is Oreo About to Be the Next Bud Light?
Discussion: HotAir
 Earlier Items: 
In fractured GOP majority, Jeffries amasses unusual amount of power as minority leader
Discussion: Breitbart
Arwa Mahdawi / The Guardian:
Ivanka Trump looks like the comeback kid - and we should all be afraid
Discussion: Raw Story
Kyle Clark / KUSA-TV:
Colorado GOP calls for all children to be pulled from public schools
Discussion: Raw Story and Crooks and Liars
Collin Binkley / Associated Press:
Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers
Marc A. Caputo / The Bulwark:
Meet Trump's ‘Human Printer’
Discussion: Daily Mail and Washington Examiner

From Mediagazer:

A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

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