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9:45 AM ET, February 20, 2021

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Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Violated Libya Arms Embargo, U.N. Report Says  —  Mr. Prince offered to supply weapons, drones and mercenaries to a Libyan militia commander seeking to overthrow the government, according to U.N. investigators.  —  NAIROBI, Kenya — Erik Prince …
Reuters:
Exclusive: New York City tax agency subpoenaed in Trump criminal probe  —  (Reuters) - The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has subpoenaed a New York City property tax agency as part of a criminal investigation into Donald Trump's company, the agency confirmed on Friday …
Elizabeth Elizalde / New York Post:
Ted Cruz's family seen soaking up the Cancun sun while Texas shivers  —  Here's what Ted Cruz is missing out on in Cancun.  —  The Texas senator's family was happily soaking up the Mexican sun Friday — without him — after leaving the Lone Star State, where millions experienced power outages …
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Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
On Cancun and the Insurrection  —  What is the point of being a United States Senator anyway?  —  The year 2021 has not been kind to Ted Cruz.  We're only two months in and he's already attracted all sorts of attention—the wrong kind—for his role in inciting an insurrection and then for fleeing …
Washington Post:
U.S. investigating possible ties between Roger Stone, Alex Jones and Capitol rioters  —  The Justice Department and FBI are investigating whether high-profile right-wing figures — including Roger Stone and Alex Jones — may have played a role in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach as part of a broader look …
Bari Weiss / Common Sense with Bari Weiss:
Whistleblower at Smith College Resigns Over Racism  —  Jodi Shaw made less in a year than the cost of tuition.  She was offered a settlement, but turned it down.  Here's why.  —  We all know that something morally grotesque is swallowing liberal America.  Almost no one wants to risk talking about it out loud.
Discussion: Disrn
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Smith College Whistleblower Jodi Shaw Resigns Over “Racially Hostile Environment” Created By Critical Race Training  —  “Being told that any disagreement or feelings of discomfort somehow upholds ‘white supremacy’ is not just morally wrong.  It is psychologically abusive....
Discussion: National Review
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Washington Post:
U.S. alleges wider Oath Keepers conspiracy, adds more defendants in Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
The Capitol Rioters Are Starting To Face Much More Serious Charges For The Insurrection
Discussion: Raw Story
Jack Dutton / Newsweek:
Mitt Romney Tears Into Donald Trump Again Amid GOP Civil War  —  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) launched another scathing attack on former President Donald Trump, accusing him of dividing the United States into a “dark and dangerous place” by continuously claiming the November election results were fraudulent.
Discussion: Bangor Daily News
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Leticia Miranda / NBC News:
As Texas deep freeze subsides, some households now face electricity bills as high as $10,000  —  As the Texas power grid collapsed under a historic winter storm, Jose Del Rio of Haltom City, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, saw the electricity bill on a vacant two-bedroom home he is trying to sell slowly creep up over the past two weeks.
U.S. Department of Justice:
WWII Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Removed to Germany  —  Man is the 70th Nazi Persecutor Removed from the United States  —  Today a Tennessee resident with German citizenship was removed to Germany for participating in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution while serving as an armed guard at a Nazi concentration camp in 1945.
Discussion: Associated Press
Duncan Agnew / The Texas Tribune:
As Texans endured days in the dark, the state failed to deliver vital emergency information  —  When the lights went out this week and Texans lost access to power and clean drinking water, the Texas Division of Emergency Management failed to provide accessible and life-saving updates on outages and inclement weather.
Discussion: The Guardian, The Week and The Hill
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Johnny Diaz / New York Times:
Extreme Cold Killed Texans in Their Bedrooms, Vehicles and Backyards  —  At least 58 people died in storm-affected areas stretching to Ohio, victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, car crashes, drownings, house fires and hypothermia.  —  SAN ANTONIO — Carrol Anderson spent much of his life …
Jeremy Wallace / Houston Chronicle:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Houston-bound with $2 million to help Texans after winter storm  —  New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was traveling to Houston on Friday with more than $2 million to help Texas recover from a week of catastrophic blackouts and water outages.
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Sky News Australia:
‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’  —  It is clear US President Joe Biden is not up to the task he has been “sworn in to do”, according to Sky News host Cory Bernardi.  “Never before has the leader of the free world been so cognitively compromised …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Madlin Mekelburg / Austin American-Statesman:
ERCOT officials spent 40 seconds on winter storm preparedness at Feb. 9 meeting  —  During their last meeting ahead of the winter storm that left millions of Texans without electricity and potable water for days on end, top officials at the state electric grid operator spent less …
Discussion: KSAT-TV
Jacqueline Thomsen / LAW.com:
Seeing ‘Political Grandstanding’ in Election Lawsuit, Judge Orders Attorney to Face Grievance Committee  —  “When any counsel seeks to target processes at the heart of our democracy, the committee may well conclude that they are required to act with far more diligence and good faith than existed here,” the judge said.
Jessica Lipscomb / Miami New Times:
Jack Daniel's-Swiggin' TikTok “Patriot” Arrested for Threatening FBI Agents  —  KEEP NEW TIMES FREE  —  I SUPPORT … SUPPORT THE INDEPENDENT VOICE OF MIAMI AND HELP KEEP THE FUTURE OF NEW TIMES FREE.  —  Palming a bottle of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire, Palm Beach County resident Suzanne …
Discussion: TheBlaze and Political Flare
Hugo Gurdon / Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion conjuring trick  —  Stage sets are sometimes moved into place in full view of theatergoers.  On other occasions, such mechanics are meant to go unnoticed, but the audience can still hear scenery being dragged around in the darkness between acts.
Jana Winter / Yahoo News:
Feds now say right-wing extremists responsible for majority of deadly terrorist attacks last year  —  The U.S. government is acknowledging for the first time that right-wing extremists were responsible for the majority of fatal domestic terrorist attacks last year, according …
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GOV.UK:
Prime Minister's speech at the Munich Security Conference: 19 February 2021
Discussion: Breitbart and Telegraph
The Hill:
How Congress can prevent Big Tech from becoming the speech police  —  In an unprecedented display of private censorship, Twitter, Facebook and other major social media platforms suspended former President Trump's accounts, preventing him from communicating with his millions of followers.
New York Times:
Republicans Struggle to Derail Increasingly Popular Stimulus Package  —  Polls show a $1.9 trillion rescue plan polls strongly across the country, including with many Republican voters, despite a scattershot series of attacks from congressional Republicans.  —  WASHINGTON — Republicans …
NBC News:
Joe Manchin comes out against Neera Tanden as Biden's OMB chief, imperiling nomination … WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Friday he will oppose Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, imperiling the prospects of a high-profile nominee of President Joe Biden.
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Joshua Hochschild / The American Mind:
Once Upon a Presidency  —  From populist to dissident  —  Let's say you've long been disaffected with political parties.  You don't trust them.  You care about politics, but you don't see much promise in the standard candidates.  —  Let's even say you have suspicions the two parties …
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Blueprint for a raid: Documents shed light on plan to buy U.S. helicopter gunships for assault on Tripoli  —  The commandos for hire who landed in Benghazi in June 2019 had arranged, at great expense, to procure every weapon and tool needed for an assault on Libya's government.
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:
Two women ‘dressed up as grannies’ tried to get vaccinated in Florida.  —  Maybe it was the bonnets.  —  Or the gloves that the two women donned, though the temperatures in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday hovered in the 60s.  —  In a scene right out of a sitcom, the women went …
James Hamblin / The Atlantic:
A Quite Possibly Wonderful Summer  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  The summer of 2021 is shaping up to be historic.  —  After months of soaring deaths and infections …
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
Cruz and Cuomo Face Scandal.  Trump Can't Save Them.  —  Without Donald Trump dominating the political conversation, politicians' audacious behavior isn't so quickly subsumed.  —  Even by Washington standards, this has been a particularly shameless week.  —  With millions of Texans freezing …
 
 
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Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Maya Wiley Is Backed by N.Y.C.'s Largest Union, Lifting Her Bid for Mayor
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Hill
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
State GOP lawmakers propose flurry of voting restrictions to placate Trump supporters, spurring fears of a backlash
Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press:
Inspector General Reviews Trump Admin's Last-Minute Decision To Relocate Space Command
Discussion: Raw Story
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Book excerpt: Working for Syria's chemical weapons program and spilling its secrets to the CIA
Rana Ayyub / Washington Post:
Will this radical nationalist monk be India's next divisive leader?
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Here's Biden's least bad option in Afghanistan
Your Side / WFLA-TV:
Flags in Florida will be lowered for Rush Limbaugh, Gov. Ron DeSantis says
 Earlier Items: 
Carter Sherman / VICE:
‘Leftist Scum’ Memer Raised $400K for Planned Parenthood as a Special Tribute to Rush Limbaugh
Jon Skolnik / Salon:
Josh Hawley dipped into campaign funds to help bankroll family trip to Universal Studios
Lorraine Ali / Los Angeles Times:
Review: HBO's devastating ‘Allen v. Farrow’ is a nail in the coffin of Woody Allen's legacy
Discussion: Deadline
Michael Kaplan / New York Post:
Columbia professor: I do heroin regularly for ‘work-life balance’
Discussion: Insider and The Daily Caller
Greg Olear / PREVAIL:
Lone Star Failed State
Discussion: Democracy Now and Politico
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Los Angeles Times Owner Exploring Sale of Company
 

 
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Ruth La Ferla / New York Times:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Filing: Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav's 2023 compensation package was worth $49.7M, up 26.5% from the year prior, with $23.1M in stock awards

Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian:
Interviews with over a dozen current and former WAMU staffers and contractors show management's contradictory, unclear messaging about its closure of DCist

 
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