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Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Special Counsel Appointed to Oversee Probe of Russia, Trump 
Robert Mueller. (photo: unknown) 
Devlin Barrett, Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post 
Excerpt: "The Justice Department has decided to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Trump associates and Russian officials seeking to meddle in last year's election, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein." 
Garrison Keillor | The City So Beautiful, You Forget About Trump 
Garrison Keillor, The Washington Post 
Keillor writes: "Here's what they say in New York - Donald J. Trump is a grandstander, a showboat. Not doing his job. Totally incompetent. The White House has been in turmoil for months. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that." 
Jonathan Chait | Trump's Protective Republican Wall in Congress Cracks 
Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine 
Chait writes: "The Republican Congress has surrounded the Trump administration with a protective wall. The majority party has denied Democratic demands for independent investigations, quashed bills to force President Trump to release his tax returns, and avoided any serious effort at oversight." 
Following Advice, Potential FBI Chiefs Steer Clear of Job Under Trump 
Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters 
Ainsley writes: "The Trump administration's search for a new FBI director hit roadblocks on Tuesday when two high-profile potential candidates, a moderate judge and a conservative senator, signaled they did not want the job." 
Senate Intelligence Panel Asks Comey to Testify Publicly 
Jordain Carney, The Hill 
Carney writes: "The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent a request to former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly in the wake of his firing by President Trump." 
Larry Krasner, a Progressive, Just Won the DA Primary in Philly. Here's What His Victory Can Teach the Left. 
Paul Blest, Paste 
Blest writes: "On Tuesday night, a 56-year-old bespectacled criminal defense attorney gave criminal justice reformers their biggest win yet. Larry Krasner won a crowded seven-candidate Democratic primary against practically the entire Philadelphia establishment to become the party's nominee for District Attorney; in a city where Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by sixty-seven points, Krasner is a heavy favorite to win the general election on Nov. 7." 
Mexico: Protesters Demand Justice for Slain Journalist Javier Valdez 
Al Jazeera 
Excerpt: "Media and rights groups have demanded the Mexican government catch the killers of the fifth and most high-profile journalist murdered this year in the country. Javier Valdez, 50, was shot dead in broad daylight on Monday in northwestern Sinaloa state. The awarding-winning journalist was one of the most prominent reporters on Mexico's deadly 'drug war.'" 
But Wait, US Bank Has Not Stopped Funding Pipelines 
Mazaska Talks, Yes! Magazine 
Talks writes: "Despite a new policy, U.S. Bank continues to provide hundreds of millions of dollars of corporate financing to pipeline companies for general use, including pipeline construction." 

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