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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.
Natalie Winters / The National Pulse:
Trump Confirms He Called For 10,000 National Guard Which Pelosi Refused.  —  Donald Trump confirmed reports he requested 10,000 National Guard troops ahead of the January 6th rally in Washington, D.C.  —  Speaking with Fox News' Steve Hilton on “The Revolution,” the former president outlined …
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
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
Donald G. McNeil Jr / Medium:   NYTimes Peru N-Word, Part Four: What Happened in Peru?
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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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 …
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
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.
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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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.”
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 and The Daily Caller
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 …
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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Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Senior Democrats abandon backup plan on $15 per hour minimum wage hike
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: Vox and KFOR-TV
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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
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.”
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 …
Associated Press:
Biden to meet with Mexican president amid migration issues  —  WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden is planning a virtual meeting Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — a chance for the pair to talk more fully about migration, confronting the coronavirus …
Arian Campo-Flores / Wall Street Journal:
Fearing Covid-19 Surge, Florida Officials Crack Down on Spring Breakers  —  Miami Beach beefs up rules on social distancing, alcohol and noise; ‘Go to Vegas’  —  MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—Nearly a year after some Florida spring breakers refused to let the coronavirus interrupt their parties …
Discussion: HotAir
Joe Severino / Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Manchin: 'There's a moment here' for bipartisanship, purpose  —  THE MOUNTAIN STATE'S TRUSTED NEWS SOURCE.  —  1 of 13  —  WASHINGTON — For West Virginia and Sen. Joe Manchin, the time is now.  —  Every so often the Mountain State snares the national spotlight by way of happenstance or sure will …
Washington Examiner:
A case of racism that the Supreme Court can stop  —  “We expect that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary to further the interest” of diversity in the student bodies of universities.  So wrote Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 2003, 18 years ago …
Discussion: HotAir and Talking Points Memo
 
 
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