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3:05 PM 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.
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Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast:
Tim Scott on Trump Getting Booed by Libertarians: He's So Popular!  —  THEY WERE SAYING ‘BOO-URNS’  —  Trump was met with a wall of boos on Saturday night.  For one of his veepstakes frontrunners, that shows the ex-president is only getting more popular.  —  Donald Trump was met …
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.
Ruth Ben-Ghiat / MSNBC:
Denial about Donald Trump has reached a new low  —  Authoritarians have often told us what they are going to do, but people have rarely believed them.  —  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who incited a violent insurrection in January 2021 to try and remain in office illegally …
The Texas Tribune:
Proposed Texas GOP platform calls for the Bible in schools, electoral changes that would lock Democrats out of statewide office  —  The platform was voted on Saturday, with tallies expected next week.  Other planks call abortion homicide and gender-transition care “child abuse.”
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 …
Naomi Lim / Washington Examiner:
Who is Ross Ulbricht, the prison inmate who could be key to Trump's libertarian support  —  Former President Donald Trump received a frosty reception at this weekend's Libertarian Party's national convention, but one of his few applause lines was for promising to commute a sentence for a man named Ross Ulbricht.
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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.
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
Jeremy B. White / Politico:
Criminal justice backlash heads to the California ballot  —  Those who pushed past reforms, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, have to decide which parts of that legacy are worth defending.  —  This fall, California voters will have multiple chances to decide whether their state has gone too far …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Politico:
Hill GOP urges Trump to consider a running mate with center-right appeal — maybe even Haley  —  Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) advised Trump to look at a VP pick who “really reflects areas where he needs to be more competitive to win.”  —  Donald Trump is getting clear advice from a sizable number …
New York Times:
Putin Shakes Up Things at Home as His Optimism About Ukraine War Rises  —  Despite years of criticism, President Vladimir V. Putin has only now changed his defense minister and allowed high-level corruption arrests.  —  Periodic outcries over incompetence and corruption at the top …
Discussion: HotAir and RedState
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 …
The Times of Israel:
Rafah rocket volley targets Tel Aviv area, in first such attack in 4 months  —  One person lightly hurt when shrapnel hits a house in Herzliya; Hamas takes responsibility for attack, which IDF predicted would be likely as troops push into southern Gaza city  —  The Hamas terror group fired …
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 …
 
 
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