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7:30 PM ET, May 26, 2024


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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Jacob Rosenberg / Mother Jones:
Royce White—Steve Bannon Protege Who Called Our Reporter a “Cuck”—Endorsed by Minnesota GOP for Senate  —  The former NBA player and Black Lives Matter protester leader became a MAGA star spewing galaxy-brain conspiracies about Jews.  Now, he's got the stamp of approval from the GOP.
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 …
Maya Averbuch / Bloomberg:
Peru's Unpopular Leader Hits New Low: A 5% Approval Rating  — A new poll by IEP shows continuous decline in voters' support  — Scandals have led to several impeachment attempts this year  —  Peru's Dina Boluarte saw her approval rating fall to a new low, with only 5% of people indicating …
CBS News:
Transcript: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on “Face the Nation,” May 26, 2024  —  The following is a transcript of an interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on “Face the Nation” that aired on May 26, 2024.  —  MARGARET BRENNAN: And we're joined by the Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.
Discussion: Breitbart and New York Post
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 …
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
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Jeremy B. White / Politico:
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Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Times:
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Discussion: HotAir and RedState
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Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jason Zengerle / New York Times:
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Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
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Discussion: City Journal and The Atlantic
Andrius Sytas / Reuters:
Lithuanians vote in presidential election overshadowed by Russia
Discussion: Bloomberg and Reuters
Margery A. Beck / Associated Press:
Pronouns and tribal affiliations are now forbidden in South Dakota public university employee emails
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
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