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1:25 AM ET, May 26, 2015


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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
GOPer Wants Police Chief Who Released Duggar Offense Report To Be Fired  —  A Republican lawmaker on Saturday called for the termination of the police chief who released a 2006 offense report alleging that Josh Duggar, of TLC's “19 Kids and Counting,” molested five underage girls when he was a teenager.
Stephanie McNeal / BuzzFeed:
A Homeschooling Program Promoted By The Duggars Has Troubling Advice On How To Handle Sexual Abuse  —  A homeschooling program promoted by the Duggar family has distributed documents in the past that offer troubling advice about how to handle sexual abuse in the home.  —  Via Facebook: duggarfamilyofficial
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Suspends Troll Chuck Johnson — Are Its New Guidelines Actually Working?  —  Notorious Twitter troll Chuck Johnson was placed in time-out Sunday — at least temporarily — and it looks like the company's new policy on violent threats was the reason.  —  Twitter suspended Johnson …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Meh  —  Remember Douglas Adams's 1979 novel “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”?  It began with some technology snark, dismissing Earth as a planet whose life-forms “are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.”
Discussion: The Daily Banter
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
B.B. King's Daughters Allege He Was Poisoned  —  Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate is calling the claims ridiculous.
Discussion: Ultimate Classic Rock and The Week
Islamic State crisis: Iraq will take back Ramadi ‘in days’ - PM Abadi  —  The Iraqi city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State (IS) militants “in days”, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC.  —  But he said more support was needed from international coalition partners.
Los Angeles Times:
SPECIAL REPORT U.S. MILITARY AND CIVILIANS ARE INCREASINGLY DIVIDED  —  Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  —  But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college.
Bloomberg Business:
Charter Near Deal for Time Warner Cable at $195 a Share  —  Charter Communications Inc. is near an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $55.1 billion in cash and stock, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Charter will pay about $195 a share, with $100 in cash …
Gabriella Morrongiello / Campus Reform:
Student vet with PTSD suspended, labeled ‘threat’ to peers after requesting to meet with non-Muslim counselor  — Jeremy Rawls, a former active-duty Marine and senior at Mississippi College was recently suspended and labeled a threat to himself and other students after requesting to meet with a non-Muslim counselor.
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
The 2016 political report: Walker emerges from Southern confab as GOP front-runner  —  OKLAHOMA CITY — The annual Southern Republican Leadership Conference provided a glimpse into the state of the Republican base and the presidential field.  —  The conference revealed a Republican base that is …
Nigel Farndale / Telegraph:
Art Garfunkel on Paul Simon: ‘I created a monster’  —  Forty-five years after Simon & Garfunkel split up, the singer is still consumed with bitterness  —  I hear Art Garfunkel before I see him, singing to himself as he drifts across the hotel lobby in a blue T-shirt, heading for the lifts.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Chart of the Day: America is More Liberal Than Politicians Think  —  Here's a fascinating tidbit of research.  A pair of grad students surveyed 2,000 state legislators and asked them what they thought their constituents believed on several hot button issues.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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New statement from Martin Baron ahead of Jason Rezaian's trial in Iran
New York Times:
Cleveland Reaches Settlement With Justice Department Over Police Conduct
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ABC News:
Obama Honors Troops on Memorial Day
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John Schwartz / New York Times:
John Scalzi, Science Fiction Writer, Signs $3.4 Million Deal for 13 Books
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Whatever
Protesters target Oakland policy on street demonstrations
Discussion: Hot Air and RedState
Hartford Courant:
Pastor Shot Outside Hartford Church
Discussion: Liberaland
Jay Korff / WJLA-TV:
Capitol Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker from ?suspicious? car near Capitol, Memorial Day Concert
Discussion: CNN, ABC News, Associated Press and The Week
Scott Wong / The Hill:
GOP turns to Tea Party to win trade powers for Obama
Discussion: Instapundit and Hullabaloo