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1:10 AM ET, February 21, 2021

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Alayna Treene / Axios:
Trump to speak at CPAC next week  —  Former President Trump will speak at next week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) conference in Florida, his first public appearance since leaving office, a source with direct knowledge tells Axios.  —  What we're hearing …
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Politico:
Trump gears up for war with his own party  —  There's no longer a chief of staff to screen his calls and he keeps no predictable working hours.  So an unspoken rule has governed Donald Trump's calendar since he left Washington last month: To sit down with the former president …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday
Discussion: Vos Iz Neias and Raw Story
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Lindsey Graham said ‘Count me out’ after the Capitol riot. But he's all in with Trump again.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Marisa Schultz / Fox News:
Trump to speak at CPAC conference in first public appearance post-White House
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Maria Halkias / Dallas Morning News:
Griddy customers face $5,000 electric bills for 5 freezing days in Texas  —  In our deregulated market, Griddy and some other power suppliers charge customers wholesale variable rates.  Those plans are relatively new — and left customers frustrated after the storm.
Susan Edelman / New York Post:
Bronx educator claims she was fired after sharing Holocaust story, refusing ‘Wakanda’ salute  —  A veteran Bronx superintendent once praised by Chancellor Richard Carranza for her successes in the classroom claims her career was derailed by his “equity” agenda — forcing her to take a demotion …
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Kathianne Boniello / New York Post:
Veteran Bronx educator claims she was fired after refusing ‘Black Panther’ salute
Discussion: Fox News
Jeremy Blum / HuffPost:
Chris Christie Has No Sympathy For Ted Cruz: ‘Ted Has Just Not Been A Very Likable Guy’  —  The former New Jersey governor hasn't forgotten how Cruz made fun of him for that infamous beach incident in 2017.  —  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that he wasn't particularly …
Discussion: New York Post and Mediaite
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Sonam Sheth / Insider:
United Airlines says it's investigating the leak of Ted Cruz's Cancun flight information
Discussion: HuffPost, HotAir, Politico and Raw Story
Elizabeth Janowski / NBC News:
AOC raises over $3M for Texas relief, heads to Houston after blasting Cruz for Mexico trip
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, REVOLT and Mother Jones
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
U.S. deports former Nazi guard whose wartime role was noted on card found amid sunken ship  —  A 95-year-old former German concentration camp guard who made a new life in Tennessee was deported to his home country Saturday after an index card found in a sunken ship helped prove his Nazi ties.
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U.S. Department of Justice:
WWII Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Removed to Germany
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Justice Dept. Is Said to Be Examining Stone's Possible Ties to Capitol Rioters  —  A full criminal investigation is far from certain, a person familiar with the inquiry said.  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is examining communications between right-wing extremists who breached …
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Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
BUSTED: Second Texas Republican fled killer storm by hopping on his private jet and flying to Florida  —  Another Republican lawmaker representing Texas is facing a scandal for fleeing Texas during this week's fatal winter storm.  —  “State Rep. Gary Gates is under fire from his constituents …
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Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Garland Pledges to Prosecute ‘Heinous Attack’ on the Capitol  — Attorney general pick says he won't work for ‘any individual’  — Biden's nominee to testify at confirmation hearing on Monday  —  Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general …
Discussion: Washington Examiner, CBS News and CNN
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Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Merrick Garland Might Actually Get to Do This Job. It Looks Daunting.
Discussion: Raw Story
Naomi O'Leary / The Irish Times:
Israel destroys Irish aid to Palestinian village community  —  Tents, solar panels and herd shelters smashed as Ireland and EU urged to evolve policy  — Video  — Images  —  Solar panels, children's belongings and destroyed tents donated to the Palestinian families …
Charles Hilu / The College Fix:
It's time to starve colleges of students and money, conservative scholars argue  —  “When enough parents and students decide that colleges are no longer worth it, campuses will start to fail.”  —  So said John Ellis, chairman of the California Association of Scholars and distinguished professor emeritus …
Discussion: National Review
CNN:
Manhattan district attorney subpoenas NYC property tax agency in Trump Organization probe  —  (CNN)The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has subpoenaed the New York City Tax Commission as part of a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's real estate company, according to a spokesperson for the New York City mayor.
Tyler Pager / Politico:
The jockeying to replace Neera Tanden has begun  —  The Biden White House is signaling publicly and privately that it is not prepared to abandon Neera Tanden's nomination to head the Office of Management and Budget.  —  But almost immediately after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) …
Discussion: Political Wire
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Must We Dance on Rush Limbaugh's Grave?  —  Speaking ill of the dead needn't mean cackling over their demise.  —  Opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury wrote about this package in Saturday's edition of the Opinion Today newsletter.  —  “Not proud of this,” a friend wrote to me in a text message mere minutes …
Discussion: Twitchy
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Kathleen Kingsbury / New York Times:
Rush Limbaugh as Seen by Four Writers
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Mediaite
Tyler Bridges / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
James Carville, Mary Matalin moving out of $3.4M New Orleans ‘gem’; here's a look inside  —  James Carville and Mary Matalin — America's most famous bipartisan power couple — are selling their Uptown New Orleans mansion.  —  But they're not leaving town.
Taylor Barnes / The Intercept:
Thirsty, Cold, and Scooping Feces With Their Hands: Crisis in Reality Winner's Texas Prison … As millions of people across Texas suffered from power and water outages during extreme cold from a winter storm this week, women at the federal prison in Fort Worth where National Security Agency …
Alexander C. Kaufman / HuffPost:
4 More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels  —  Industry-designed bills to silence climate protests are under consideration in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota and Montana.  More are likely to come.  —  Dawn Goodwin spent her 50th birthday among towering pines …
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
Meet SG3: The Élite Legal Squad That Vowed to Safeguard the Election  —  Calling themselves the Three Amigos, a self-appointed legal SWAT team of former Solicitors General ran through all the Doomsday scenarios they could think of—except armed insurrection at the Capitol.
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
Covid-19 hospitalizations in the US dip to lowest level since November  —  (CNN)Covid-19 hospitalizations in the United States are at the lowest level since early November, when a fall surge in cases and deaths was picking up steam, data showed Saturday.  —  This comes as federal officials …
Discussion: UPI and WSVN-TV
Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
PolitiFact Is Ticked That We Fact-Checked Their False Fact-Check Of Our Fact-Check Of Their Fact-Check  —  PolitiFact botched a fact-check of a fact-check in a story exposing the group's absence of a fact-check.  —  On Friday, PolitiFact Editor-in-Chief Angie Holan twice demanded …
 
 
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William Murray / Quillette:
Environmentalism, Trumpism, and the Working Class
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Week / Al-Monitor:
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Bradley Tusk / New York Daily News:
Andrew Cuomo will get through this
Wall Street Journal:
Biden's First Month of Covid-19 Response Marked by Larger Federal Role
New York Times:
Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives
Francis X. Rocca / Wall Street Journal:
Pope Francis Removes Conservative African Cardinal From Vatican Post
Discussion: NPR
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Texas Blackouts Point to Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen
Dan Merica / CNN:
‘You did the unthinkable’: Ohio's Anthony Gonzalez faces fury over impeachment vote
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Petal Officer Who Fatally Shot Marc Davis Declared ‘2020 Officer of the Year’
Robyn Dixon / Washington Post:
In a Russian court, Alexei Navalny loses again but still has the last word
Discussion: New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
The Texas Freeze: Why the Power Grid Failed
The White House:
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Texas Disaster Declaration