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10:35 AM ET, February 25, 2021


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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
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Team Biden taps Asian American groups to help save Tanden
Discussion: HotAir and Forbes
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
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 …
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.
NBC News:
Trump was once a CPAC pariah.  Now he's the confab's king  —  WASHINGTON — Just five years ago, Donald Trump pulled out of speaking at the annual CPAC conference.  —  That decision came during the throes of the 2016 GOP nominating contest, when fellow Republicans were questioning Trump's …
Discussion: Washington Post, Fox News and The Week
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’
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
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 …
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
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 NPR
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.
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
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.
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 …
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?
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 …
The White House:
A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10014  —  The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak) …
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
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 …
Discussion:, The New Arab and IJR
John F. Harris / Politico:
The Way to Fix the Lincoln Project: Shut It Down for Good  —  When it comes to spectacular tumbles from grace, the founders of the Lincoln Project turn out to be devotees of the classics: lust, predation, greed, hypocrisy, false pride.  —  Their reliance on old standbys, however …
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 …
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 and The Daily Caller
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
Many of Biden's nominees of color run into turbulence in the Senate  —  The Biden administration has fewer top government leaders in place than other recent presidents at this point in their terms, a pace that's been slowed by a siege at the Capitol, an impeachment trial, a plague and a series of snowstorms.
Discussion: Politico and Power Line
Steve Israel / The Hill:
Democrats risk doing too little with the power they have in Washington  —  In 2010, I remember Democrats in tough Republican districts coming to the House floor with faces as angry-red as the places they represented.  They argued that our legislative agenda was too aggressive for the moderate voters they needed for reelection.
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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
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
The Websites Sustaining Britain's Far-Right Influencers
We Need an Operation Warp Speed for Alzheimer's and Dementia
Discussion: Twitchy
 Earlier Items: 
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
William A. Galston / Wall Street Journal:
‘America Is Back,’ but Europe Has Moved
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
School Closures Have Failed America's Children
Discussion: The Week, OutKick and Fox News
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
McConnell throws cold water on Dems' proposed 1/6 Commission