- Donald “Drain the Swamp” Trump endorsed the establishment candidate, Luther Strange, in Alabama’s Senate election. Recent polls showed Strange losing ground to Mo Brooks and Roy Moore in advance of next week’s primary, so Trump’s endorsement could make a difference.
The FBI raided Paul Manafort’s home last month, executing a search warrant obtained at Robert Mueller’s behest. The FBI executed the search the morning after Manafort was interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee investigators.
The Canadian military is erecting tents across the border from Champlain, New York to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers. Many of the asylum seekers are Haitians who have been living in the U.S. under “temporary protected status” since the 2010 earthquake; in May the federal government told these people they should prepare to return home.
The mainstream media has been defensive about their coverage of the Lynch/Clinton meeting on the tarmac at Phoenix’s airport, so Mollie Hemingway reviewed what The Washington Post published:
Okay, fine. Let’s look at this days-late, explosive front-pager that blew the doors off the scandal. One would think an actual meeting between Lynch and Clinton would be front-page material for many days, but I think Wemple is saying the coverage it needed was satisfied with a single front-page story. Let’s see this story!
Oh dear, well this is unfortunate. The front-page, hard-hitting story in question appears to be the one headlined, “Attorney general pledges to accept FBI and Justice findings in Clinton email probe.”
Hemingway concludes that the Post covered the story in the manner described by David Burge:
Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.—
David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 09, 2013
Tom Nichols argues that we’re not out of time with respect to North Korea. The North Koreans have more work to do before they can deliver a nuclear warhead to the U.S., but the rate at which they’ve been progressing recently is not comforting.
A car plowed into six soldiers in a Paris suburb, seriously injuring two of them. Police later shot and arrested a suspect.
Venezuela’s new constituent assembly declared itself superior to all government institutions, including congress. The Trump administration imposed sanctions on eight more Venezuelans, including former president Hugo Chavez’s brother.