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11:00 AM ET, February 25, 2021


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Trump's tax returns and related records turned over to Manhattan district attorney  —  (CNN)Tax records that former President Donald Trump tried to keep secret for years are now in the hands of the New York district attorney.  —  Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, according to a source …
Kate Bennett / CNN:
Trump plots future — and revenge — from sunny Florida links  —  (CNN)In a South Florida war room, occupied most days by a party of one, a former President of the United States is plotting his return — and his revenge.  —  He typically spends mornings on his nearby golf course …
Discussion: Raw Story
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
What terrible things did Neera Tanden tweet?  The truth.  —  Can you believe that Neera Tanden called Hillary Clinton the “anti-Christ” and the “real enemy”?  —  Oh, wait.  It was Ryan Zinke who said those things.  Fifty-one Republican senators (and several Democrats …
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
GOP Senator Questions Neera Tanden's Loyalty To Biden, America - Says Her ‘Allegiance’ Is To Hillary Clinton
Discussion: CBS News and Fox News
NBC News:
New public report to blame Saudi crown prince for 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi  —  The Biden administration will release an intelligence report Thursday that concludes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene among those in Capitol mob  —  (CNN)A close ally of Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took part in the January 6 mob at the Capitol and said he was among those who eventually made their way into the building.
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
Marjorie Taylor Greene blasted for attacking colleague's transgender daughter: ‘Sickening, pathetic, unimaginably cruel’
Washington Post:
Biden squeezed on immigration policy, bracing for border crisis  —  President Biden promised to restore the United States' reputation as a “beacon for the globe” by reopening the nation's doors to immigrants and refugees.  But he has infuriated some supporters by expelling tens of thousands of migrants …
Discussion: NPR, Insider, Townhall and Associated Press
Robert Evans / bellingcat:
Woman Accused of Stealing Nancy Pelosi's Laptop Appears in Video Making Nazi Salute  —  On January 6, 2021, Riley June Williams, a 22-year-old home care worker from Pennsylvania, was one of roughly 800 rioters who breached the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. While many engaged …
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
Alan I. Abramowitz / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Assessing the Impact of Absentee Voting on Turnout and Democratic Vote Margin in 2020  —  Dear Readers: Tomorrow at noon, the McIntire School of Commerce will be hosting a virtual event featuring Sonja Hoel Perkins, a UVA alumna.  A preeminent venture capitalist and philanthropist …
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College  —  A student said she was racially profiled while eating in a college dorm.  An investigation found no evidence of bias.  But the incident will not fade away.  —  NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — In midsummer of 2018, Oumou Kanoute …
Andrew Kaczynski / Washington Post:
My baby daughter died of brain cancer.  Here's what we can do to save other kids.  —  Opinion by Andrew Kaczynski  —  Andrew Kaczynski is an investigative reporter and founder of CNN's KFile Team.  —  It was a beautiful September day that began with a long, relaxing walk across Brooklyn …
The Daily Beast:
Want Trump's Endorsement?  Get Ready to Push the Big Lie  —  An admission that President Joe Biden did, in fact, win fair and square might get a GOP candidate banned from Trump's good graces.  —  As Donald Trump prepares to play the role of Republican kingmaker and continue …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A former CPAC organizer's broadside shows conservatism's ongoing descent
Discussion: VICE, Popular Information and WAMU
Christina Morales / New York Times:
More Adult Americans Are Identifying as L.G.B.T., Gallup Poll Finds  —  A survey found that 5.6 percent of adults described themselves as L.G.B.T. in 2020, up from 4.5 percent in 2017.  —  A Gallup survey released Wednesday has found that more adult Americans are identifying as L.G.B.T. …
AT&T Public Policy:
AT&T Response to Tucker Carlson Tonight Segment that Aired 2/24/21  —  We feel compelled to set the record straight on a story that ran on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Feb. 24.  The story was about the U.S. Department of Commerce's Entity List which governs trade activities sanctioned by the U.S. government.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Some journalists are debating when it's okay to use the n-word.  But this one should be easy.  —  A lot of problems facing the media industry have no easy solutions: Rampant disinformation.  The hemorrhaging of ad revenue that is destroying local newspapers.  Cable news shows that offer little more than fodder for outrage.
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
A single Trump judge is already sabotaging Biden's efforts to slow deportations  —  Biden is likely to spend his presidency fighting Republican judges who block his policies for legally dubious reasons.  —  SHARE All sharing options  —  Less than a week after President Joe Biden took office …
Daniel N. Gullotta / The Bulwark:
QAnon and the Satanic Panics of Yesteryear  —  What they can teach us about what to expect.  —  Many details concerning the beliefs of QAnon are bizarre and difficult to piece together.  Ambitious works of journalism, decent explainer articles, and even a vast and messy Wikipedia page …
Joe Concha / The Hill:
What exactly are uber-woke educators teaching our kids?  —  The curriculum in an increasing number of school districts has become a warped mix of wokeness and progressivism.  —  In San Francisco, the board of education had decided to strip the names of those horrible human stains on American history …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Mehdi Hasan joins MSNBC weekend lineup with new opinion program  —  MSNBC is giving former Al Jazeera journalist and author Mehdi Hasan a spot in its prime-time lineup as the cable news network expands its opinion programming.  —  Hasan, 42, is currently a political analyst on MSNBC and hosts …
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report  —  The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said.  —  A new form of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in New York City, and it carries a worrisome mutation …
Karin Lips / Washington Examiner:
2021: the year for conservative women  —  In 2020, we saw both tremendous opposition to and success by conservative women.  2021 is the year for conservative women to change common misconceptions and offer a new direction for the women's movement.  —  Last year, we celebrated the 100th anniversary …
Issues & Insights:
Dems' COVID Bill Takes Waste, Fraud, And Abuse To A Whole New Level  —  President Joe Biden recently defended his $1.9 trillion COVID bill by asking critics of the plan: “What would they have me cut?  What would they have me leave out?”  The easier question would be, what's worth keeping?
Viola Zhou / VICE:
China Gave US Diplomats Anal COVID Tests ‘In Error,’ American Officials Say  —  The U.S. State Department says it is committed to preserving the “dignity” of American diplomats.  —  VZ  —  The Chinese government has promised to stop using anal swabs on American diplomats to test for COVID-19 …
Peter Kiefer / Los Angeles Magazine:
Is Gavin Newsom Blowing It?  —  Dining out during lockdowns.  Fumbling the vaccine rollout.  With a recall effort gaining steam, California's once-golden governor is fighting for his political life  —  For one brief shining moment, the night of November 6, 2018, Gavin Newsom seemed invincible.
Discussion: Breitbart
Shawn Hubler / New York Times:   A Recall for Newsom in California? Talk Grows as Governors Come Under Attack
USA Today:
Exclusive: US counterterrorism operations touched 85 countries in the last 3 years alone  —  The U.S. is still aggressively tackling terrorism, Costs of War data shows — perhaps in farther reaches of the globe than many Americans realize.  —  Nearly 20 months after the Sept. 11 attacks …
Discussion: Defense One
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
ABC, CBS, NBC avoid explosive sexual harassment claims against Andrew Cuomo on evening news broadcasts  —  CNN and MSNBC also declined to address the scandal on their air Wednesday  —  Former aide accuses New York Gov. Cuomo of sexual harassment  —  The three major broadcast networks joined CNN …
Discussion: HotAir, Newsbusters and Sean Hannity
Eric Morath / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Unemployment Claims Fell Sharply Last Week  —  Filings for initial jobless claims dropped to 730,000, the lowest weekly level since late November  —  The number of workers seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, showing the job market could be stabilizing after layoffs edged higher earlier in the winter.
Discussion: CNBC, ABC News and The Daily Caller
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David Lewis Schaefer / Law & Liberty:
Infantilizing Minority Students
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Dr. Fauci says new data suggests ‘long’ Covid symptoms can last up to 9 months
Discussion: The Hill
Jill Cowan / New York Times:
California has passed the 50,000-death mark, the most of any state.
Discussion: The Hill, HotAir and Breitbart
John F. Harris / Politico:
The Way to Fix the Lincoln Project: Shut It Down for Good
The White House:
Executive Order on America's Supply Chains
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy ‘seriously considering’ Senate bid against Rubio in 2022
Discussion: Politico, The Week and The Hill
Steve Israel / The Hill:
Democrats risk doing too little with the power they have in Washington
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 Earlier Items: 
We Need an Operation Warp Speed for Alzheimer's and Dementia
Discussion: Twitchy
New York Post:
Prosecutors drop DWI, reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen
Discussion: Raw Story
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Pompeo plots 2024 power play
Discussion: Foreign Policy and National Review
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
Many of Biden's nominees of color run into turbulence in the Senate
Discussion: Politico and Power Line
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
School Closures Have Failed America's Children
Discussion: The Week, OutKick and Fox News
David Horowitz / Front Page Magazine:
The Fascist Democrats & the Fake Insurrection
Michael Levenson / New York Times:
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Newly Vaccinated, Return to Church in Georgia
Discussion: The Hill
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Putting the GOP “Civil War” in Perspective
Discussion: Bloomberg, HotAir and BizPac Review