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7:20 AM ET, May 26, 2024

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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.
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Washington Post:
Wife of Justice Alito called upside-down flag ‘signal of distress’  —  In January 2021, Martha-Ann Alito said the flag, a symbol embraced by election deniers, was raised outside her home in response to a neighborhood dispute.  —  The wife of Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. told …
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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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 …
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:
Libertarian convention crowd appears hostile to Trump ahead of Saturday speech
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 …
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
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
emptywheel:
Jack Smith Invites Aileen Cannon to Protect the Country Rather than Just Donald Trump  —  Jack Smith has asked Judge Aileen Cannon to prevent Trump from lying about a plot to assassinate him, as he has done since propagandist Julie Kelly made a stink about a routine Use of Force form Trump himself released …
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 …
The Hill:
Sotomayor admits some Supreme court decisions have driven her to tears  —  Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflected on her time on the Supreme Court Friday, admitting that some of the high court's decision have driven her to tears.  “There are days that I've come to my office after an announcement …
Discussion: Raw Story and Reason
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Jim Vertuno / Associated Press:
Uvalde families sue Meta and Call of Duty maker on second anniversary of school attack  —  Families in Uvalde took more legal action Friday on the second anniversary of the Robb Elementary School attack, suing Meta Platforms, which owns Instagram, and the maker of the video game Call of Duty …
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 …
Discussion: Bloomberg.com
Ben Feuerherd / Politico:
Trump is still pushing the limits of the gag order.  It could come back to haunt him at sentencing.  —  Dealing with the gag order is a distraction for both sides.  But if Trump is convicted, his violations could be used as aggravating factors.  —  NEW YORK — So far …
 
 
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Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
Ric Grenell, Fierce Trump Loyalist, Seeks Cabinet Job as Reward
Associated Press:
Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China pleads guilty in a Honolulu courtroom
Bryn Nelson / scientificamerican.com:
We Must Face Down the Expanding Anti-Reality Industry
Lauren Egan / Politico:
Biden urges ‘constant vigilance’ to maintain democracy in West Point speech
Alexandra Marquez / NBC News:
Key Senate Democrats seek meeting with Chief Justice Roberts over 'Supreme Court's ethics crisis'
 Earlier Items: 
Rolling Stone:
GOP Officials Are Outsourcing Their Lawsuits to a Far-Right Christian Group
Jenny Kleeman / The Guardian:
America's premier pronatalists on having ‘tons of kids’ to save the world: ‘There are going to be countries of old people starving to death’
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
‘It Was Pure Retaliation’: The Feud That Will Define the Senate GOP
Patrick Wintour / The Guardian:
Polish foreign minister calls for long-term rearmament of Europe
Discussion: Yahoo News, New York Post and Politico