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8:25 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 …
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 …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
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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David Marcus / The Federalist:   CPAC Is Still Trump's, But Something Has Changed
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump and his wife received coronavirus vaccine before leaving the White House.
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  —  On February 5 this year, one week after an article about me appeared in the Daily Beast, The New York Times announced that I would be leaving.  —  At my departure, I was the paper's lead reporter on the Covid-19 pandemic.
Donald G. McNeil Jr / Medium:
NYTimes Peru N-Word, Part Four: What Happened in Peru?
Discussion: Deadline
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Biden won't release White House virtual visitor logs  —  Few bars have been set lower than the one Joe Biden has had to clear when it comes to bringing transparency back to the White House.  Donald Trump has been an easy act to follow.  —  But five weeks into office, Biden has fallen short …
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Politico:
Biden's golden rule
Discussion: Reuters and NBC News
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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Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts
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.
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Laurie Roberts / Arizona Republic:
Why are no Republicans condemning Rep. Paul Gosar for cozying up to white nationalists?
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.
Katherine Doyle / Washington Examiner:
Liberals pressure Kamala Harris to ignore Senate referee on minimum wage hike  —  Liberal activists and lawmakers are urging Vice President Kamala Harris to overrule the Senate's legislative referee by advancing a minimum wage increase as part of a $1.9 trillion White House-backed spending package …
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Biden's approval tops 60 percent in new poll
Discussion: IJR
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 …
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
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 …
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
What a mess — Maureen Dowd lectures liberals about the press … Subscribe to PRESS RUN  —  Anxious to engage in Both Sides whitewashing of journalism failures from the Trump era, some prominent journalists are lashing out at liberals for having the nerve to criticize news coverage of the Biden White House.
Discussion: The Hill and New York Times
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.
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Warren Revives Wealth Tax, Citing Pandemic Inequalities  —  A tax on the net worth of America's wealthiest individuals remains popular with voters, but has yet to be embraced by President Biden.  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, plans to introduce legislation …
Dallas Morning News:
Besieged chairwoman of Texas' top utility regulator resigns in wake of state power outages  —  A growing chorus of lawmakers, including Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, had sought PUC chair DeAnn Walker's resignation.  Patrick and others have also called for the ouster of ERCOT CEO Bill Magness.
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.
Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
House Freedom Caucus chair weighs Arizona Senate bid  —  Rep. Andy Biggs — one of former President Trump's most vocal supporters in Congress and chair of the House Freedom Caucus — is weighing a run for Senate in Arizona in 2022.  —  “I'm kicking the tires, we're looking at it …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
The White House:
U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration … President Joe Biden hosted Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on March 1 for a virtual bilateral meeting to review cooperation on migration and to advance joint efforts to promote development in Southern Mexico and the Northern Triangle of Central America.
Timothy Noah / New Republic:
Biden's Support for Unionizing Amazon Is a BFD  —  My morning newspapers were so transfixed by Sunday night's vindictive speech by the president who lost reelection in November that they neglected to take note of Sunday night's historic remarks by the president who's running the country right now.
Heather Long / Washington Post:
‘It just sucks’: America's jobless owe thousands of dollars in taxes on their unemployment  —  Unemployment compensation is taxable.  Many are just figuring this out as they sit down to do their 2020 taxes, even though they remain out of work  —  Erika Rose was shocked this month when she sat …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Alison Durkee / Forbes:
Sidney Powell's Remaining ‘Kraken’ Cases Thrown Out By Supreme Court  —  The U.S. Supreme Court denied requests to review far-right attorney Sidney Powell's post-election cases in Arizona and Wisconsin Monday, the last of her cases to be rejected by the high court as the lawyer has continued …
Discussion: Democracy Docket, POLITICUSUSA and Vox
Washington Post:
Rewriting January 6th: Republicans push false and misleading accounts of Capitol riot  —  Instead of an attempt to overturn the election by radicalized Donald Trump supporters, it was a choreographed attack staged by antifa provocateurs.  Rather than an armed insurrection, it was a good-natured protest spoiled by a few troublemakers.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
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 …
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
How George Floyd's death is fueling a push for affordable housing in mostly White parts of D.C.  —  In an affluent White neighborhood in Northwest Washington, a volunteer task force wants to atone for the racist policies that forced Black residents from their community a century ago.
 
 
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Jason Del Rey / Vox:
A Black Amazon manager is suing company executives in a discrimination and sexual harassment and assault case
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Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The GOP is now just the party of white grievance
Adam Beam / Associated Press:
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Noemie Bisserbe / Wall Street Journal:
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William Kristol / The Bulwark:
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Discussion: Washington Post and Bulwark+