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9:40 AM ET, May 26, 2024


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Tim Reid / Reuters:
Trump booed and heckled by raucous crowd at Libertarian convention  —  Presidential candidate Donald Trump was booed and heckled by many in a raucous audience at the Libertarian National Convention on Saturday night, a marked change from the adulation he receives at rallies from his fervently loyal supporters.
David Smith / The Guardian:
‘No wannabe dictators!’:  Donald Trump booed at Libertarian convention  —  Jeers suggest Republican presidential candidate faces a challenge in broadening his appeal  —  Donald Trump, the former US president, has suffered the rare humiliation of getting booed and heckled during a raucous speech to the Libertarian National Convention.
NBC News:
Trump to announce plans to commute ‘Silk Road’ website operator Ross Ulbricht's prison sentence  —  The former president has previously called for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, depending on the severity of the crime.  —  WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump plans …
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
Washington Post bombshell: Washington Post buried Alito flag story for three years  —  Last week, many of us learned from The New York Times that an upside-down American flag had been temporarily raised over the Alito household in the days after January 6, 2021.
Washington Post:
Wife of Justice Alito called upside-down flag ‘signal of distress’
Graig Graziosi / The Independent:
Democrats demand Alito recuse himself from Trump, Jan 6 cases, citing impartiality concerns over flag scandal  —  Mr Alito is one of the justices who offered an opinion favouring Donald Trump's immunity claims — and now his impartiality is being questioned after he flew flags used on Jan 6 at his own home
Discussion: Axios
Julian E. Barnes / New York Times:
Russia Steps Up a Covert Sabotage Campaign Aimed at Europe  —  Russian military intelligence, the G.R.U., is behind arson attacks aimed at undermining support for Ukraine's war effort, security officials say.  —  U.S. and allied intelligence officials are tracking an increase …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Sophia Cai / Axios:
Trump's new policy wonks are proteges of Stephen Miller and Newt Gingrich … - Haley and Worthington write the first drafts of scripts Trump uses to record policy videos as well as the text on how a second Trump administration would handle issues from education to energy and immigration.
Discussion: Raw Story
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Even as Violent Crime Drops, Lawlessness Rises as an Election Issue  —  In most cities, rates of homicide and violent assault are down significantly from pandemic-era highs.  But property crimes have risen, fueling voter anxiety.  —  In mid-2020, the country was reeling from a surge …
Discussion: The Atlantic
Washington Post:
Netanyahu's split with Biden and the Democrats was years in the making  —  The Israeli leader's longtime strategy of aligning with the GOP has helped shatter the American consensus behind Israel.  —  When President Barack Obama hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office in 2014 …
Jason Zengerle / New York Times:
The Hard Problem of Bringing Trump Into Focus  —  For all the news that the former president makes, the Biden team is struggling to make the campaign about him.  —  The video shows Donald Trump standing at a gilded lectern in Mar-a-Lago.  It's December, a week or so before Christmas …
Andrius Sytas / Reuters:
Lithuanians vote in presidential election overshadowed by Russia  —  Lithuania holds presidential elections on Sunday, with incumbent Gitanas Nauseda expected to win after a campaign dominated by security concerns in the post-Soviet state.  —  The Baltic nation of 2.8 million people …
Margery A. Beck / Associated Press:
Pronouns and tribal affiliations are now forbidden in South Dakota public university employee emails  —  A new South Dakota policy to stop the use of gender pronouns by public university faculty and staff in official correspondence is also keeping Native American employees from listing …
Scoop: Trump ally urges Senate GOP to punt funding fight to 2025 … - The moves telegraph Republican confidence going into what's expected to be a fierce fight for the White House and Congressional majorities in November's election.  — Funding the government into 2025 also would avoid …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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