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11:20 PM ET, February 27, 2021

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Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by a 2nd Former Aide  —  The woman, 25, said that when they were alone in his office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked if she “had ever been with an older man.”  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — A second former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is accusing him of sexual harassment …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Rep. Gosar criticizes ‘white racism’ after speaking at event whose organizer called for white supremacy  —  ORLANDO — Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) said Saturday that he opposed “white racism,” hours after speaking at a far-right conference whose organizer spoke approvingly of the Capitol insurrection …
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David Weigel / Washington Post:
At conservative conference, Trump's election falsehoods flourish  —  ORLANDO — Right Side Broadcasting Network was streaming the Conservative Political Action Conference, and the content was becoming a problem.  One of the weekend's first panels had brought a lawyer for Donald Trump's 2020 campaign together …
Will Steakin / ABC News:
GOP congressman headlines conference where organizers push white nationalist rhetoric  —  The group's leader said of Jan. 6, “We need a little bit more of that.”  —  House GOP leaders clash over Trump at CPAC  —  Former President Donald Trump was the subject of an awkward clash Wednesday …
Tommy Beer / Forbes:   GOP's Gosar Skipped Covid-19 Aid Vote To Speak At Conference With Ties To White Nationalism
Ronald J. Hansen / Arizona Republic:
Rep. Paul Gosar speaks at white nationalist event in Florida, skips in-person D.C. votes
Discussion: HuffPost, Rolling Stone and Raw Story
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
GOP Rep. Appears at White Nationalist Event Where Organizer Calls Capitol Riot ‘Awesome’
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump stewing over McCarthy again ahead of big CPAC speech  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BREAKING OVERNIGHT — “House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package,” by Caitlin Emma and Sarah Ferris  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Friday was the warm-up act at TPAC (get it?) …
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The Guardian:
Golden Trump statue turning heads at CPAC was made in ... Mexico … A golden statue of Donald Trump that has caused a stir at the annual US gathering of conservatives was made in Mexico - a country the former president frequently demonized.  —  Mitch McConnell says he'd ‘absolutely’ support Trump as 2024 nominee
Sarah Baxter Orlando / The Sunday Times:
Bad news for Donald Trump Jr: the right is fast tiring of Trumps … Donald Trump will stride into Orlando, Florida, for his first public engagement since Joe Biden's inauguration, confident that he remains the biggest political superstar on the planet.  The Conservative Political Action conference …
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Will Return to Spotlight With Appearance at CPAC  —  Most presidents leave the White House and adopt low profiles.  Donald Trump is returning to the national stage with a prominent appearance at a conservative conference on Sunday.  —  For decades, the normal course of action …
Discussion: Raw Story
Peter Wehner / The Atlantic:   The Man Who Refused to Bow
New York Times:
F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson's Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.  —  The authorization of a third Covid-19 vaccine will bring millions more doses within days.  But health officials worry that some people will see the vaccine as the inferior choice.  —  WASHINGTON — The Food …
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Bethan McKernan / The Guardian:
Khashoggi: statement clarifying US stance on Saudi Arabia due on Monday  —  Biden's announcement comes after Saudi exiles express shock over lack of sanctions against Mohammed bin Salman over killing of journalist  —  President Joe Biden said on Saturday that the US would make an announcement …
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Caroline Glick:   The Khashoggi Passion Play
Sarah Dadouch / Washington Post:
After dissident vanishes in Canada, Saudi exiles fear they are now in jeopardy
Discussion: Progress Pond and CBS News
Michael Wines / New York Times:
In Statehouses, Stolen-Election Myth Fuels a G.O.P. Drive to Rewrite Rules  —  Republican legislators want big changes to the laws for elections and other aspects of governance.  A fight over the ground rules for voting may follow.  —  WASHINGTON — Led by loyalists who embrace former …
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Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
The making of Madison Cawthorn: How falsehoods helped propel the career of a new pro-Trump star of the far right  —  Cawthorn has emerged as one of the most visible figures among newly arrived House Republicans, who have promoted baseless assertions and pushed a radicalized ideology that has become a driving force in the GOP
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
High on Their Own Supply  —  Democrats work the refs.  —  WASHINGTON — I've been waiting for this moment.  The moment when some on the left would react indignantly to journalists doing their job.  —  It was so enthralling and gratifying to assail Donald Trump as a liar and misogynist …
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Trump is making noises about a 2024 run to get rich off the ‘rubes’: ex-White House official  —  President Donald Trump will be running for president for a third time in 2024, but the effort will be largely geared towards personal enrichment, a former official explained on Saturday.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Most House Republicans voted not to certify some election results.  Democrats are still seething.  —  Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) has a routine when he is impressed by a first-term Republican during committee meetings.  —  “Hey, this is someone I should reach out to …
Discussion: Politics Plus, The Hill and CNN
Ben Leonard / Politico:
Noem slams Covid shutdowns, defends South Dakota's record at CPAC  —  Potential 2024 presidential hopeful Gov. Kristi Noem defended South Dakota's record on the coronavirus, railing against lockdowns in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday.
Discussion: The Hill, Fox News and Power Line
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Garland Heralds Return of the Obama Justice Department — Radical as Ever  —  Biden is not so much presiding over Obama's third term as he is the doddering passenger riding in first class while Obama's faithful pilots navigate.  —  t appears that the Justice Department under soon …
Houston Keene / Fox News:
Virginia school system cancels Dr. Seuss, citing racial ‘undertones’ in writings: report  —  Loudoun County Public Schools claims Dr. Seuss' books contain racial ‘undertones’  —  Are Dr. Seuss books racist, anti-women?  —  Celebrated American children's author Dr. Seuss is now considered …
Washington Post:
Biden tells the world ‘America is back.’ The world isn't so sure.  —  For President Biden and his circle, a low point in America's global standing under President Donald Trump came when he blew up a meeting of U.S. allies in 2018, accusing close partners of “robbing” the United States and hurling insults at his Canadian host.
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
How Marty Baron and Jeff Bezos Remade The Washington Post  —  The celebrated editor is ending his tenure at the helm of a very different newspaper than the one he originally signed on to run.  —  On July 30, 2013, Martin Baron left The Washington Post building and crossed 15th Street for an extremely rare happy hour drink.
 
 
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Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Want to Buy a Scrunchie Mask? Great. But Forget About That N95.
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Trump supporters who breached the Capitol: ‘It was not Antifa’
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Why Opening Windows Is a Key to Reopening Schools
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