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4:30 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.
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 …
Donica Phifer / Axios:
Libertarians block Trump's longshot bid for party support … - Trump and independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. were both among the candidates nominated by delegates on Sunday, but Libertarian Party chair Angela McArdle determined the former president was ineligible …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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
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
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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