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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.
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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.
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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?
Joe Biden:   South Carolina: A Year Later
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
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
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts
NBC News:
Biden admin expected to let migrant families separated under Trump reunite inside U.S.  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration's task force for reuniting migrant families separated by the Trump administration will allow separated families “the option of being reunified either in the United States …
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Fred Ryan / Washington Post:
Say it ain't so, Joe  —  Opinion by Fred Ryan  —  Fred Ryan is the publisher of The Washington Post.
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.”
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 …
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.
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.
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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: BizPac Review, The Daily Caller and CNN
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
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Mark Judge / The Stream:
I Knew the Name of the Dragon  —  There was one thing they weren't expecting.  —  They didn't think I would know the dragon's true name.  —  The Dragon Comes Hunting  —  On the night of September 14, 2018, I got a call from Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker.
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
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Durbin, New Judiciary Chair, Warns Republicans on Blocking Judges  —  Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, discussed how he would push through President Biden's judicial nominees, tackle immigration and address domestic terrorism.
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: Breitbart, Fox News and The Daily Beast
Anthony Furey / Toronto Sun:
Experts call Peel guidelines to place children in solitary quarantine ‘cruel punishment’  —  Drastic measure not supported by science and could have long-lasting psychological effects  —  Peel Health has issued guidelines to parents instructing them to keep any children who have been sent home …
 
 
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Politico:
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William Kristol / The Bulwark:
The Facts of Life  —  The country takes priority over conservative navel gazing.
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
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Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
Politico:
Census data snafu upends 2022 elections
Discussion: NBC News
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Biden's Ratings Show Hardening Polarization
Washington Examiner:
A case of racism that the Supreme Court can stop
Discussion: HotAir and Talking Points Memo