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Everything You Need To Read — May 23 Edition

Marco Rubio might want to be Vice President Rubio, but what about all his corrupt friends in Florida?

Self-driving cars are legal in California!

How did Facebook fumble its public offering? (It now has $16 billion in cash, so don’t feel pity.)

Who are those guys ruining the Syrian revolution? Not exactly Al Qaeda, but close.

Dad lost, and young Mitt flipped out: A detailed look at the legacy of George Romney.

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Mike Lindell

Ronna McDaniel secured a fourth term as chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Friday with roughly two-thirds of the votes cast, leaving her challengers in the dust, including millionaire conspiracy-monger Mike Lindell, who had projected a winner’s confidence on the campaign trail.

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Charles McGonigal

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The arrest of Charles McGonigal, chief of the FBI counterintelligence division in New York from October 2016 until his retirement in 2018, reopens festering questions about the troubled election that put Donald Trump in the White House. Among the crimes charged against McGonigal in two lengthy federal indictments is a secret financial relationship with Oleg Deripaska — a Russian oligarch close to dictator Vladimir Putin and associated with Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign manager, himself convicted of crimes and pardoned.

During his FBI career, McGonigal oversaw investigations of Deripaska and other oligarchs suspected of various crimes, including espionage. Now the exposure of his illegal connection with Deripaska may provide fresh insights into Trump's tainted victory.

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