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11:05 PM ET, March 1, 2021

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New York Times:
Cuomo Accused of Unwanted Advance at a Wedding: ‘Can I Kiss You?’  —  The young woman's account follows two separate accusations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed two female state employees.  —  Anna Ruch had never met Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo before encountering him at a crowded New York City wedding reception in September 2019.
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Wall Street Journal:
Gov. Cuomo's Administration Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer  —  New York governor retains veteran white-collar defense lawyer Elkan Abramowitz amid probes into harassment and Covid-19 nursing-home deaths  —  The administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has retained a prominent white-collar defense attorney …
Charlotte Alter / TIME:
Andrew Cuomo Was a ‘Resistance’ Icon.  Now There's ‘Blood in the Water’  —  A little less than a year ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was on top of the world.  His daily press briefings about the coronavirus pandemic became must-watch TV, even earning him an International Emmy Award.
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Cuomo Must Admit to His ‘Predatory Behavior,’ Accuser Says  —  “These are not the actions of someone who simply feels misunderstood; they are the actions of an individual who wields his power to avoid justice,” Charlotte Bennett said.  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — A former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo …
New York Times:
Prosecutors Investigating Trump Focus on His Finance Chief  —  Manhattan district attorney investigators who are examining possible financial fraud have asked witnesses about Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer at the Trump Organization.  —  State prosecutors in Manhattan …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Trump received COVID vaccine at White House in January  —  Former President Trump and former first lady Melania Trump were both vaccinated at the White House in January, a Trump adviser tells Axios.  —  Why it matters: Trump declared at CPAC on Sunday that “everybody” should get the coronavirus vaccine …
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Anita Kumar / Politico:
Biden won't release White House virtual visitor logs
Politico:
Biden's golden rule
Discussion: Reuters and NBC News
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump and his wife received coronavirus vaccine before leaving the White House.
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Trump, Melania were vaccinated for Covid at the White House in January
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Alison Durkee / Forbes:
Sidney Powell's Remaining ‘Kraken’ Cases Thrown Out By Supreme Court
Discussion: Democracy Docket and POLITICUSUSA
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades
Fred Ryan / Washington Post:
Say it ain't so, Joe  —  Opinion by Fred Ryan  —  Fred Ryan is the publisher of The Washington Post.  —  President Biden is facing his first major test of a campaign promise and, it appears, he's about to fail it.  —  The world has waited for more than two years to see how the United States …
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Washington Post:
Inside the Biden team's deliberations over punishing the Saudi crown prince
Discussion: CNN, The Guardian and Vox
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher / Forbes:
How A Nazi Symbol At CPAC Turned Into A Massive Hyatt Public Relations Disaster  —  In a highly unusual step for a major hotel group, Hyatt felt compelled to issue multiple news releases rejecting Nazi symbolism after a politically charged conference was held in one of its hotels.
Christian Boone / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Fulton DA's investigation into Trump heads to grand jury  —  Fulton County prosecutors are expected to appear before a grand jury this week seeking subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to their investigation of former President Donald Trump and some of his top associates for possible election fraud …
Donald G. McNeil Jr / Medium:
NYTimes Peru N-Word, Part Two: What Happened January 28?  —  At 11:17 A.M. on January 28, I got an email from the Daily Beast.  It was from Lachlan Cartwright, and said: … I was busy working on a Covid-19 story and didn't even notice it.  At the time, I was getting more than 500 emails a day …
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Donald G. McNeil Jr / Medium:
NYTimes Peru N-Word, Part One: Introduction
Kurt Bardella / USA Today:
The Republican civil war was over 5 years ago.  Trump and the winners have a new target: Us  —  Trump needed only tweets and cowardly Republicans to occupy the party.  Nothing has shaken their devotion.  The Capitol attack was just the opening act.  —  There is no “Civil War” brewing within the Republican Party.
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Rev, New Republic and KYMA-TV
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Laurie Roberts / Arizona Republic:
Why are no Republicans condemning Rep. Paul Gosar for cozying up to white nationalists?
Marie Fazio / New York Times:
Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers  —  The airline's treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.  —  A Frontier Airlines flight from Miami to La Guardia Airport in New York was canceled on Sunday night …
Sergiu Klainerman / Common Sense with Bari Weiss:
There Is No Such Thing as “White” Math  —  I naively believed that STEM would be spared from the ideological takeover.  I was wrong, says Princeton professor Sergiu Klainerman.  —  6 hr ago … In my position as a professor of mathematics at Princeton, I have witnessed the decline …
Discussion: HotAir and It Bears Mentioning
Mr. Thomas J. Pritzker / ACU:
A Response to Hyatt Hotels: We Will Not Be Canceled  —  Dear Mr. Pritzker:  —  Contrary to Hyatt's own mission statement of inclusivity, your company just attacked its own customer by caving into the pressures of the politically motivated social media agitators who seek to destroy CPAC …
Michael Stratford / Politico:
Senate confirms Cardona as Education secretary  —  The Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona to lead the Education Department on Monday, adding to President Joe Biden's Cabinet a key official who will help lead the administration's efforts to reopen schools amid the pandemic.
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Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Biden Rocks Republicans With Support For Bill To Kill Gerrymandering  —  The White House announced President Biden's support of the For The People Act, which is a sweeping set of reforms to protect democracy and end gerrymandering as we know it.  —  Here is the White House statement of policy …
Discussion: The Hill
Stella Bugbee / The Cut:
Thank You, Dr. Zizmor The newest fashion trend in New York is — unironically, hyper-specifically — New York itself.  —  Photo-Illustration: Artwork by Joe Darrow for New York Magazine/dolgachov  —  A few months ago, I met up with a friend who works in fashion for a socially distanced walk through Prospect Park.
Maureen Downey / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Why schools should rethink Dr. Seuss  —  Parent says racist imagery in Dr. Seuss books shouldn't be centerpiece of celebration of reading  —  Charis Granger-Mbugua graduated Cobb County Schools, where her young son is now a student.  In this guest column, Granger-Mbugua …
Wall Street Journal:
Oil Trade Group Considers Endorsing Carbon Pricing  —  Draft American Petroleum Institute statement says carbon pricing would help meet Paris accord  —  WASHINGTON—The oil industry's top lobbying group is preparing to endorse setting a price on carbon emissions in what would be the strongest signal yet …
Hannah Denham / Washington Post:
Millions couldn't afford diapers before the pandemic.  Now, diaper banks can't keep up.  —  Without federal aid, diaper banks struggle to keep up with skyrocketing need and fewer donations  —  Chelesa Presley is deeply familiar with the struggles of young families, first from her years …
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Voting restrictions bill passes Georgia House over strong opposition  —  A bill to restrict ballot drop boxes, require more ID for absentee voting and limit weekend early voting days passed the Georgia House on Monday amid protests that the proposals would make it harder for voters to participate in democracy.
Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Demonizes Big Tech.  She and Her Husband Just Sold Up to $210,000 in Tech Stocks.  —  Facebook, shares of which Greene and her husband sold for up to $65,000 net gain on Jan. 20, have been a constant target for her as a candidate and as a member of Congress.
Discussion: Raw Story
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Parscale launches super PAC  —  Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has founded a new super PAC and sister advocacy group, public records show.  —  Why it matters: The groups will allow Parscale himself to back candidates aligned with Donald Trump ahead of the 2022 midterms.
Discussion: Raw Story and Mock Paper Scissors
Joe Heim / Washington Post:
Massive investment in social studies and civics education proposed to address eroding trust in democratic institutions  —  It has been a bad 12 months for the practice of civics in America.  —  The U.S. Capitol attacked by thugs.  An alleged plot to kidnap a state governor.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The GOP is now just the party of white grievance  —  One of the poisonous legacies of Donald Trump's presidency has been to expand the boundaries of expressible prejudice.  Through the explicit practice of White-identity politics, Trump has obviated the need for code words and dog whistles.
Julian Zelizer / Washington Post:
The sex scandal that reshaped Congress — and the warnings for today  —  We can't become numb to scandals; they are calls for newfound accountability and systemic reform  —  Julian Zelizer is a political historian at Princeton University.  He is author of “Burning Down the House …
 
 
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Peter Beinart / The Beinart Notebook:
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Aris Folley / The Hill:
Giuliani again suspended from YouTube over false election claims
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New York Times:
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Cate Cadell / Reuters:
China Tries To Discredit Female Uighur Witnesses By Releasing Private Sexual Health Data
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
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Kathy Gannon / Associated Press:
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U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration
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Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
What a mess — Maureen Dowd lectures liberals about the press
Discussion: The Hill
Nathaniel Rakich / FiveThirtyEight:
In St. Louis, Voters Will Get To Vote For As Many Candidates As They Want
Timothy Noah / New Republic:
Biden's Support for Unionizing Amazon Is a BFD
Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
House Freedom Caucus chair weighs Arizona Senate bid
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Washington Post:
Biden works to unify Senate Democrats on $1.9 trillion relief bill
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
Coke Goes Woke and Broke
David Marcus / The Federalist:
CPAC Is Still Trump's, But Something Has Changed