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3:55 PM ET, May 29, 2024

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Shelby Talcott / Semafor:
‘A dying empire led by bad people’: Poll finds young voters despairing over US politics  —  The Scoop  —  Young voters overwhelmingly believe that almost all politicians are corrupt and that the country will end up worse off than when they were born, according to new polling …
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roanoke.edu:
Roanoke College Poll: Biden and Trump tied in Virginia  —  President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are tied (42%-42%) in a head-to-head matchup in Virginia, while Biden holds a two-point lead (40%-38%) when other candidates are included, according to the Roanoke College Poll.
Ernest Luning / Gazette:
Lauren Boebert lags challenger Ike McCorkle by double digits, Democrat's internal poll shows  —  One-third of voters in Colorado's reddest congressional district say they're undecided  —  An internal poll conducted last week for one of the three Democrats hoping to deny U.S …
Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
The unusual turnout dynamic that could decide the 2024 election
Discussion: New York Times, HotAir and Vox
New York Times:
Live Updates: Jury Begins Deciding Trump's Fate in Hush-Money Case  —  Twelve New Yorkers have begun deliberations on the 34 felony counts against Donald Trump in the first criminal trial of an American president.  He is accused of falsifying business records in connection with a payment to a porn star.
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Liz Dye / Public Notice:
What you need to know about Trump's trial before the verdict
NBC News:
Jury deliberations set to begin in Donald Trump's criminal trial
Washington Post:
Justice Alito tells Congress he will not recuse from Jan. 6-related cases  —  Some Democrats asked whether Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. could be impartial after an upside-down flag flew at his home following the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack.  —  Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. announced Wednesday …
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Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
The Alitos, the Neighborhood Clash and the Upside-Down Flag
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Trump Boasted About Sex With Stormy in Tahoe, Athlete Says  —  SUB PAR  —  The athlete also told The Daily Beast that in the run-up to the 2016 election he received anonymous calls from strangers asking what he remembered of the weekend. … Donald Trump boasted about having sex …
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Daily News
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Emerging Portrait of Judge in Trump Documents Case: Prepared, Prickly and Slow  —  Judge Aileen Cannon's handling of court hearings offers insights into how the case accusing Donald Trump of illegally retaining classified material has become bogged down in unresolved issues.
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Mother of Jan. 6 officer Michael Fanone swatted after he called Trump ‘authoritarian’  —  Fanone was abducted by the mob on Jan. 6 and nearly killed when a MAGA-hatted rioter who believed Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election drove a stun gun into his neck.
Jessica Valenti / Abortion, Every Day:
Texas GOP Platform Endorses Death Penalty for Abortion Patients  —  We need to talk about Plank 35 in the Texas GOP platform.  Because while there's been lots of coverage about how extremist the state's Republican convention was, people seem to have missed the fact that delegates adopted …
Discussion: HuffPost and Salon
Melissa Quinn / CBS News:
Jenna Ellis, ex-Trump campaign legal adviser, has Colorado law license suspended for 3 years  —  Washington — Jenna Ellis, who served as a legal adviser to former President Donald Trump during the 2020 election, is barred from practicing law in the state of Colorado for three years …
Deepak Puri / The Democracy Labs:
Don't Commit National Suicide: Ken Burns' Warning  —  Ken Burns Suspends ‘Longstanding Attempt At Neutrality’ to Utterly Torch Trump  —  “Filmmaker Ken Burns ditched his trademark political neutrality during an undergraduate commencement address at Massachusetts' Brandies University to warn …
Discussion: Newsbusters, HuffPost and Raw Story
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
How I went from left to center-left  —  My crisis of confidence in progressive epistemology  —  I've written about the history of left versus right since the French Revolution, about what the left gets right, and about what the right gets right.  Now, I want to talk about my own journey …
Andrew Perez / Rolling Stone:
Amy Coney Barrett's Husband Is Representing Fox in a Lawsuit  —  Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's husband, Jesse Barrett, is defending Fox Corporation in a defamation case … The lawsuit relates to reports by one of Fox's local stations.  —  Jesse Barrett is a trial lawyer and managing partner at SouthBank Legal.
Walter E. Block / Wall Street Journal:
Libertarians Should Vote for Trump  —  He isn't one of us, but he promised to pardon Ross Ulbricht—and he's a lot better than Joe Biden.  —  Donald Trump spoke Saturday at the Libertarian National Convention.  Hats off to party chairman Angela McArdle for inviting him along with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Mari Saito / Reuters:
Life on Ukraine's front line: ‘Worse than hell’ as Russia advances  —  Ukraine's soldiers talk of exhaustion, faith, personal loss and a perilous shortage of munitions as Russian forces take new ground.  Reuters traveled along the front line, where Ukrainian troops say Vladimir Putin must be beaten back.
Discussion: The Bulwark
Smithsonian's National Zoo …:
Two New Giant Pandas Coming to Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute From China by End of the Year  —  New 10-Year Research and Breeding Agreement Signed … Download b-roll from Dropbox. … Video  —  Today, May 29, the Smithsonian's National Zoo …
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Jasper Scherer / The Texas Tribune:
Texas House runoffs bring wave of GOP incumbent defeats, give Abbott votes for school vouchers  —  Six of eight GOP incumbents lost their races.  Gov. Greg Abbott declared he “now has enough votes to pass school choice.”  —  A wave of Republican incumbents were swept out of the Texas House …
Humeyra Pamuk / Reuters:
Blinken urges Israel to craft post-war Gaza plan, warns of chaos  —  U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday urged Israel to come up with a post-war plan for Gaza and warned that the absence of it could trigger lawlessness, chaos and a comeback by Hamas in the enclave.
Discussion: USA Today and The Times of Israel
 
 
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Kadia Goba / Semafor:
Building the wall, opening ANWR: The GOP starts mapping its reconciliation game plan
Daniela Sirtori / Bloomberg:
Restaurant Workers' Battle for Higher Minimum Wage Goes National
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Andrew Kerr / Washington Free Beacon:
As Civil War Consumes Black Lives Matter, $8.7 Million Goes Missing
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Gun-Obsessed YouTuber Narrowly Defeated in Texas GOP Runoff
Washington Post:
Another State Department official resigns over Gaza, taking aim at aid
Discussion: RedState and Just Security
Isabella Ward / Bloomberg:
Labour Poll Lead Grows Even After Tory Policy Blitz, YouGov Says
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
North Korea Accused of Launching Floating Poop Balloon Attack
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
Biden and Harris make a rare joint campaign appearance to shore up Black voters' support
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Florida civics training links “cancel culture” to mass murder
Politico:
Playbook: All politics is legal
Discussion: The Dispatch
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Texas House Speaker Survives Challenge From Hard Right
Bloomberg:
Trump Endorses GOP Opponent of Top House Conservative Bob Good
CNN:
US pier constructed off Gaza has broken apart
 

 
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Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

 
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