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10:10 AM ET, May 24, 2024


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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The Shaky Foundation of Trump's Lead: Disengaged Voters  —  The Biden team faces questions of its own: Why have these voters backed away from him, and can his campaign find a way to reach them?  —  The polls have shown Donald J. Trump with an edge for eight straight months …
Discussion: Raw Story and Split Ticket
Thomas Beaumont / Associated Press:
'Ron, I love that you're back': Trump and DeSantis put an often personal primary fight behind them
Exclusive: Putin wants Ukraine ceasefire on current frontlines  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to halt the war in Ukraine with a negotiated ceasefire that recognises the current battlefield lines, four Russian sources told Reuters, saying he is prepared to fight on if Kyiv and the West do not respond.
Playbook: Rick Scott plots the ultimate McConnell revenge  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  ABOUT LAST NIGHT — DONALD TRUMP's rally in the Bronx last night featured many of his greatest hits — touting his record, slamming JOE BIDEN …
NBC News:
Are Russia and North Korea planning an ‘October surprise’ that aids Trump?  —  U.S. officials are bracing for Pyongyang to take military actions close to the U.S. presidential election, possibly at the urging of Vladimir Putin.  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is increasingly concerned …
Discussion: New York Post
‘Repeal the 20th century’: Gerrymandering ruling shows Supreme Court conservatives' long term goal  —  With their ruling today not only allowing South Carolina's racially gerrymandered voting districts but making it harder to challenge racial gerrymandering in the future …
Supreme Court rejects claim that South Carolina's congressional map was racially gerrymandered
Washington Post:
Supreme Court allows disputed South Carolina voting map, a win for GOP
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
At least 66 members of far-right group in rural Oregon standing for office  —  Revealed: anti-government People's Rights Network, founded by Ammon Bundy, appearing to follow ‘entryism’ strategy  —  At least 66 members of an anti-government group founded by far-right militia figure Ammon Bundy …
Discussion: Raw Story
Noah Berlatsky / Public Notice:
Trump isn't joking about serving 3 or more terms  —  He wouldn't leave power willingly the first time.  He won't if he returns to power. … During Donald Trump's first term, Republicans dismissed well-founded concerns that he wouldn't leave office willingly as “silly.”  And then January 6 happened.
Sareen Habeshian / Axios:
Pentagon: Over 1 million pounds of aid reaches Gaza via U.S. pier … - The effort “is being carried out as part of the United States' broader efforts alongside international partners to surge assistance to Palestinians in need,” the Pentagon said in a blog post.
Alex Leary / Wall Street Journal:
Jailed Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Says He Doesn't Want a Pardon: ‘I Have No Regrets’  —  From a federal prison, former aide plots new MAGA agenda  —  Peter Navarro, a former top White House adviser to Donald Trump, isn't interested in a pardon should “the boss” return to power.
Discussion: Raw Story and Law & Crime
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
GOP Senate Candidate Spent Thousands in Donor Funds on Strip Clubs, Luxury, and Mysterious Wire Transfers  —  ROLLS ROYCE  —  Star athlete and conspiracy theorist Royce White just landed the Minnesota GOP's endorsement for Senate.  They must not have seen his previous campaign expenses.
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story and Slate
New York Times:
Trump Has Already Sown Doubts About the 2024 Election Results  —  Former President Donald J. Trump has baselessly and publicly cast doubt about the fairness of the 2024 election about once a day, on average, since he announced his candidacy for president, according to an analysis by The New York Times.
Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
Trump's V.P. Pageant Has an Unexpectedly Strong Contender: Tom Cotton  —  Donald Trump's interest in the Arkansas senator reflects a desire to choose a running mate with experience and the ability to run a disciplined campaign.  —  Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas has unexpectedly emerged …
CBS News:
Most believe Trump probably guilty of crime as his NYC trial comes to an end, CBS News poll finds  —  As Donald Trump's trial in New York City nears closing arguments, most Americans believe he is guilty of a crime in this case.  But they are less sure what the jury will do after it deliberates next week.
Discussion: RedState
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Even Donald Trump has trouble getting New York's attention  —  The former president came to the Bronx on Thursday night for an unusual campaign rally.  The Bronx didn't take much notice.  —  NEW YORK — You could hear Donald Trump sporadically through the trees.
Ailbhe Rea / Bloomberg:
Ex-Labour Leader Corbyn to Stand as Independent in UK Election  —  Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will stand as an independent candidate in the general election, a potentially awkward moment for his old party and Keir Starmer's campaign to become UK prime minister.
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Is the Biden Campaign Running on False Hope?  —  Most polls show Donald Trump leading in swing states, but the Democratic Party strategist Simon Rosenberg believes the President's chances are better than the surveys suggest.  —  President Joe Biden trails Donald Trump by approximately …
Alex Tabet / NBC News:
Gavin Newsom signs bill allowing Arizona doctors to perform abortions in California  —  The California Democrat signed legislation drafted in response to the Arizona Supreme Court ruling that a near-total ban on abortion from 1864 is enforceable in the state.
Sara Cline / Associated Press:
Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances  —  Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday …
The White House to the left: We told you so on crime  —  ‘Well-meaning ideas have gone too far, and we need a sensible approach.’  —  The defeat of a liberal Portland prosecutor at the hands of a tough-on-crime challenger has hardened a view among top White House officials that Democrats need …
Republicans Unite To Block Border Bill Again As Election Year Fight Heats Up
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Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
‘A Failed Medical School’: How Racial Preferences, Supposedly Outlawed in California, Have Persisted at UCLA
Patrick Svitek / Washington Post:
Ohio governor calls special session to ensure Biden gets on ballot
Matt Dixon / NBC News:
Trump team moves behind the scenes to shift the GOP platform on abortion and marriage
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Michael Kunzelman / Associated Press:
Baltimore's former top prosecutor spared prison for mortgage fraud and perjury
 Earlier Items: 
Makiya Seminera / Associated Press:
North Carolina public universities board repeals policy in vote that likely cuts diversity jobs
Agence France-Presse:
Russia denies Trump's claim he can free US journalist if he wins election
NH Department of Justice:
Steven Kramer Charged with Voter Suppression Over AI-Generated President Biden Robocalls
New York Times:
Almost 6,000 Dead in 6 Years: How Baltimore Became the U.S. Overdose Capital
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US Department of Justice:
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
In preliminary findings, the EU says Apple's anti-steering developer rules breach the DMA; the EU is also probing if Apple's developer fees comply with EU rules

Mia Sato / The Verge:
The RIAA sues AI music services Suno and Udio over alleged mass copyright infringement and claims they are trying to “hide the full scope of their infringement”

Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
Meta has seemingly stopped trying as hard to moderate its services, overrun with AI spam and scams; X gutting safety staff may have lowered the industry's bar

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