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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
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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.
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 Which Pelosi Refused.
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.
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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 …
Joe Biden:
South Carolina: A Year Later  —  A year ago, I stood in Columbia, South Carolina, grateful that the voters of the Palmetto State-and especially the backbone of the Democratic Party, the African-American community-had set us on a course to the presidency.  —  That night, I said that ours …
Donald G. McNeil Jr / Medium:   NYTimes Peru N-Word, Part Four: What Happened in Peru?
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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Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
Trump doesn't sound like he wants to run in 2024
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump unleashes new threat to American democracy
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades
Issues & Insights:
Biden Lied And 105,334 People Died  —  During one of his presidential debates last year when about 220,000 people had died from COVID-19, Joe Biden said that “anyone who's responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America.”
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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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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What Trump's CPAC speech portends for the GOP  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Happy Monday, Playbookers.  Three big stories from late Sunday before we dive into DONALD TRUMP'S big CPAC speech ...  — JOE BIDEN backs Amazon union drive.  The president stopped just short …
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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.
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: CNN
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.”
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 …
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.
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 …
BuzzFeed News:
CrossFit Is Finally Fed Up With Marjorie Taylor Greene  —  Marjorie Taylor Greene's political identity is tightly intertwined with CrossFit.  After a year of scandal at the gym, it's finally distancing itself from Georgia's bigoted conspiracy theorist representative.  —  Copy
Discussion: Salon and Raw Story
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Johnson & Johnson vaccine deepens concerns over racial and geographic inequities  —  Governors weigh ease of use against perception of a two-tiered system if new coronavirus vaccine is deployed primarily to harder-to-reach communities.  —  The nation has a third weapon to wield against the coronavirus …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Far-Right Platform Gab Has Been Hacked—Including Private Data  —  The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make the 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.  —  WHEN TWITTER BANNED Donald Trump and a slew of other far-right users …
Lara Seligman / Politico:
Duckworth urges Biden admin to release intel on Russian bounties  —  The senator pointed to public reports showing possible evidence that GRU bounty offers had been made.  —  Sen. Tammy Duckworth talks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Leia Idliby / Mediaite:
John Oliver Takes a Flamethrower to ‘Famously Unpleasant’ Andrew Cuomo for His List of Controversies: He's a ‘Colossal A**hole’  —  John Oliver went after Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) for the several scandals he is facing, including two sexual harassment accusations — calling the governor a “colossal asshole.”
Discussion: Fox News and The Daily Beast
Bradford Betz / Fox News:
Nancy Pelosi calls Cuomo sexual harassment allegations ‘credible’  —  The pair of harassment allegations represent a deepening crisis for Cuomo, who just months ago was at the height of his popularity for his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.  —  Second ex-aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment
William Kristol / The Bulwark:
The Facts of Life  —  The country takes priority over conservative navel gazing.  —  My suggestion last week that perhaps the best way some of us who've been conservatives can now help the country is to help the Biden administration succeed, and help the Democratic party move to the center …
 
 
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