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10:40 PM ET, February 28, 2021

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New York Times:
Trump's Republican Hit List at CPAC Is a Warning Shot to His Party  —  In his first public appearance since leaving office, Donald Trump went through, by name, every Republican who supported his second impeachment and called for them to be ousted.  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — After days of insisting …
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New York Times:
Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll, but Only 68 Percent Want Him to Run Again  —  The Conservative Political Action Conference, made up largely of far-right Trump supporters, held two 2024 presidential straw polls.  Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida won one that did not include Mr. Trump.
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Trump stages GOP comeback at CPAC by refusing to concede 2020 defeat  —  ORLANDO, Florida — Former President Donald Trump teased a 2024 White House bid and relitigated unfounded claims that the November election was stolen, initiating act two of his political career with a rousing speech …
David Siders / Politico:
Trump teases 2024 run in CPAC remarks, as he looks to keep his grip on GOP
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
David Siders / Politico:
Trump's baseless election claims march GOP into ‘policy wasteland’
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Rick Scott: GOP is ‘voters’ party,' not Trump's
Carly Roman / Washington Examiner:
Trump vows to CPAC crowd not to start a new party
John Bowden / The Hill:
Cassidy: Trump won't be GOP nominee in 2024
Alex Marquardt / CNN:
Three names mysteriously removed from Khashoggi intelligence report after initial publication  —  U.S. intel report: Saudi Crown Prince approved operation to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi  —  (CNN)Shortly after the US intelligence community published its long-awaited report on Friday afternoon …
Josefa Velasquez / THE CITY:
Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims Follow Years of Public Warning Signs — and Anti-Misconduct Training He Mandated  —  Even as the governor advocated a Women's Equality Act that promised to “ban” workplace sexual harassment, female Albany reporters and employees heard a very different message.
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Dana Rubinstein / New York Times:
Cuomo Attacked Over His Plan for Review of Sex Harassment Claims
Arya Hodjat / The Daily Beast:
Cuomo Says He's Sorry His ‘Playful’ Banter Was ‘Misinterpreted’ by Harassment Accusers
Discussion: Fox News and NBC New York
Bradford Betz / Fox News:
Clinton, Harris, Warren all silent on Cuomo after second woman brings sexual misconduct allegations
Discussion: Politico
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Neera Tanden's confirmation fight is the first morality play of post-Trump Washington  —  All the fighting must be exhausting, really.  —  The fights over her reputation, over how she ran her liberal think tank.  The battles with journalists who published her stolen emails.
Discussion: New York Times
Just Security:
Litigation Tracker: Pending Criminal and Civil Cases Against Donald Trump  —  On both the criminal and civil litigation fronts, former President Donald Trump faces a bevy of lawsuits and investigations, with more cases likely to follow.  Some are civil suits stemming from his pre-presidential business dealings.
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Senior Democrats abandon backup plan on $15 per hour minimum wage hike  —  Lawmakers are backing off a Plan B to raise pay for workers through tax penalties on corporations  —  Senior Democrats are abandoning a backup plan to increase the minimum wage through a corporate tax penalty …
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:   Senate mulls changes to $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill
John McWhorter / It Bears Mentioning:
Is it racist to expect black kids to do math for real?  —  Yes, serious people are arguing this.  Make sure they don't infect your school district.  —  1 hr ago  —  There is a document getting around called Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction, a guide put together by a group of educators.
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez / KQED:
After Leading School Closures, Berkeley Teachers' Union President Spotted Dropping Daughter Off at In-Person Preschool … Parent groups are crying “hypocrisy” after a video surfaced showing the president of the Berkeley teachers union dropping off his two-year-old daughter at an in-person preschool.
Discussion: Twitchy
Zachary Petrizzo / Mediaite:
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Gets MUTED During Live Interview at CPAC as He Spews Vaccine Conspiracy Theories  —  The conservative pro-Trump YouTube channel Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) cut off MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell during an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Border Democrat warns Biden about immigrant fallout  —  A Democratic lawmaker representing a border district warned the Biden administration against easing up too much on unauthorized immigrants, citing their impact on his constituents, local hospitals and their potential to spread the coronavirus.
Natalie Wong / South China Morning Post:
47 Hong Kong opposition activists charged with conspiring to subvert state power  —  Suspects, aged 23 to 64, including scholar Benny Tai, denied bail and will appear in court on Monday The primary last July was aimed at narrowing the field of candidates deemed most likely to help the bloc score …
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Kim Bellware / Washington Post:
‘Three percenters’ truck at Capitol belongs to husband of congresswoman who said, ‘Hitler got one thing right’  —  An Illinois lawmaker married to a member of Congress, who was herself recently criticized for quoting Hitler, is facing his own rebuke for displaying the logo of an extremist movement …
Discussion: The Hill, USA Today and IDCCA
CNN:
Goya Foods CEO falsely says election was illegitimate, Trump is ‘the real, the legitimate, and the still actual president’  —  Washington (CNN)The chief executive officer of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue, made a series of false claims about the 2020 election at the Conservative Political Action Conference …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Forget ‘Succession.’ You Can Watch ‘90 Day Fiancé’ for 100 Hours Straight.  —  Discovery's new app has taken off largely because viewers love watching people fix houses, tour diners and bicker about their relationships.  —  “Ninety Day Fiancé” is, on some Sunday nights, the most-watched show on television.
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
4 Minutes With Jill Biden Grieving with the First Family.  —  She died just as I arrived at the wrong hospital.  It was Wednesday afternoon, February 24, and the First Lady, Jill Biden, was making her first official trip outside Washington to tour the labs of the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Washington Post:
Two of Biden's top DOJ nominees are subjected to baseless smear campaigns  —  Opinion by Editorial Board  —  VANITA GUPTA is among the nation's most esteemed civil rights lawyers, revered by liberals for her decades of effective, levelheaded advocacy, and by many of the nation's biggest police …
Discussion: Townhall
Peter Loftus / Wall Street Journal:
Covid-19 Vaccines Yield Breakthroughs in Long-Term Fight Against Infectious Disease  —  Researchers in gene-based technology produced a class of vaccines they believe can protect against all manner of outbreaks in the years to come  —  The pandemic has opened a new era for vaccines developed …
 
 
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
‘Frightening’: Devin Nunes Says FBI Informant ‘Made Up A Bunch Of Lies’ About Michael Flynn
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
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Arelis Hernández / Washington Post:
The power is back, but millions of Texans wonder what it will take to fully recover — and who will help them
Casey Michel / NBC News:
Pro-Trump Republican secession rhetoric in Texas and elsewhere is more than a punchline
Discussion: Raw Story
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
CPAC Speaker Angela Stanton King Promotes QAnon From Stage
Discussion: Mediaite
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
DOJ charges man who allegedly sprayed chemicals at cops in Capitol riot
Eric Shawn / Fox News:
Jimmy Hoffa FBI files that have been hidden since 1975 must be released, lawmakers tell DOJ
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Ed Cumming / The Guardian:
I hate to say it, but Britain's doing OK. Even Germany envies us...
Wall Street Journal:
Eighteen Killed in Myanmar's Bloodiest Day of Protests Since Coup
Pjotr Sauer / The Moscow Times:
‘They Will Break You’: Inside Navalny's Notorious New Prison Home
Discussion: TASS
Carlos Lozada / Washington Post:
Joe Biden won the presidency by making the most of his lucky breaks
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
The Surprising Key to Combatting Vaccine Refusal
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Julia Jacobs / New York Times:
Antoine Hodge, Opera Singer With a Powerful Work Ethic, Dies at 38