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3:55 PM ET, March 1, 2021

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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's big CPAC lie unmasks a vile truth.  Democrats ignore it at their peril.  —  Amid the stream of delusion, depravity, malevolence and megalomania that characterized Donald Trump's speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday, one message should be regarded as arguably …
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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 …
Discussion: CNBC, The Hill and Mediaite
Laurie Roberts / Arizona Republic:
Why are no Republicans condemning Rep. Paul Gosar for cozying up to white nationalists?
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts
David Marcus / The Federalist:   CPAC Is Still Trump's, But Something Has Changed
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades
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.
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New York Times:
How Pro-Trump Forces Pushed a Lie About Antifa at the Capitol Riot  —  On social media, cable networks and even in the halls of Congress, supporters of Donald J. Trump tried to rewrite history in real time, pushing the fiction that left-wing agitators were to blame for the violence on Jan. 6.
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Rep. Jim Jordan's false claim that Pelosi denied a request for National Guard troops  —  “Capitol Police requested National Guard help prior to January 6th.  That request was denied by Speaker Pelosi and her Sergeant at Arms.”  —Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in a tweet, Feb. 15, 2021
Natalie Winters / The National Pulse:   Trump Confirms He Called For 10,000 National Guard For Jan 6th... Pelosi Refused.
Sheila Nezhad / Star Tribune:
Minneapolis doesn't need a National Guard occupation
Discussion: Townhall
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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 …
Donald G. McNeil Jr / Medium:
NYTimes Peru N-Word, Part Four: What Happened in Peru?  —  As has been described elsewhere, this was a Times “Student Journey” arranged by the Putney School in Vermont.  They're expensive, and most of the students are from private schools.  Some go to Oxford or Florence.
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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Issues & Insights:
Biden Lied And 105,334 People Died
Discussion: Breitbart
Kate McGee / The Texas Tribune:
“UT needs rich donors”: Emails show wealthy alumni supporting “Eyes of Texas” threatened to pull donations  —  Emails obtained by The Texas Tribune show alumni and donors threatened to stop supporting the university financially and demanded that the university president take a stronger stance supporting “The Eyes of Texas.”
Discussion: Breitbart and KXAN-TV
Alison Durkee / Forbes:
Sidney Powell's Remaining ‘Kracken’ 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: POLITICUSUSA and Vox
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Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump unleashes new threat to American democracy
Washington Examiner:
A case of racism that the Supreme Court can stop
Discussion: HotAir and Talking Points Memo
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 …
Discussion: Breitbart, IJR, CNN and The Daily Caller
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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 …
Discussion: Fox News and Twitchy
Adam Goodman / The Hill:
Andrew Cuomo: The rise and the reckoning  —  It's like a slow-motion car crash where the unthinkable becomes the inevitable.  Welcome to the saga of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, scion of street-seasoned champion Mario Cuomo, a Democratic icon long known for ground-breaking achievements and heart-moving prose.
Discussion: CNBC, Mediaite and CNN
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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 …
Noemie Bisserbe / Wall Street Journal:
Former French President Sarkozy Convicted in Corruption Trial  —  Court sentences politician to three-year prison term with two years suspended  —  PARIS—Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty Monday of trying to bribe a magistrate, becoming the first president in the history …
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Rick Noack / Washington Post:
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy found guilty of corruption, sentenced to year in prison
Mickey Edwards / The Bulwark:
Mugged by Reality  —  As the chairman of CPAC during the rise of Reagan, I should have seen the grotesque display at this year's CPAC coming.  I failed to do so.  —  Several years ago, I was mugged and robbed as I took an early-morning walk through Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans.
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 …
HuffPost:
Congress Is About To Send You A Pile Of Money  —  Democrats are racing to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus package loaded with thousands of dollars for most American families.  —  Democrats are about to make it rain.  —  This week, the Senate is expected to take up and pass President Joe …
Discussion: KNSD-TV and KFOR-TV
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.
 
 
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Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
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William Kristol / The Bulwark:
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