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6:00 PM ET, March 1, 2021

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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 …
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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 …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:   Trump and his wife received coronavirus vaccine before leaving the White House.
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump has been vaccinated for coronavirus
Discussion: Washington Examiner, IJR and Raw Story
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:   Biden Rocks Republicans With Support For Bill To Kill Gerrymandering
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 …
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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 …
Fox News:
Hillary Clinton says Cuomo's accusers deserve answers
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Caller
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 Four: What Happened in Peru?
Discussion: Deadline
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
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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.
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Trump Supporters at CPAC Are Not Ready to Forgive Fox News.  But They Like Tucker.  —  ORLANDO — Fox News is trying.  —  The cable news network has sought to regain its footing after bleeding viewers in the aftermath of the 2020 election, when President Donald Trump's loss and the network's decision …
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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Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades
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.
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HuffPost:
Congress Is About To Send You A Pile Of Money
Discussion: New York Magazine, KNSD-TV and KFOR-TV
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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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: POLITICUSUSA and Vox
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Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump unleashes new threat to American democracy
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.
Discussion: Rev, Vanity Fair and New Republic
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Laurie Roberts / Arizona Republic:
Why are no Republicans condemning Rep. Paul Gosar for cozying up to white nationalists?
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 …
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts:
Warren, Jayapal, Boyle Introduce Ultra-Millionaire Tax on Fortunes Over $50 Million
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
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Natalie Winters / The National Pulse:
Trump Confirms He Called For 10,000 National Guard For Jan 6th... Pelosi Refused.
David Marcus / The Federalist:
CPAC Is Still Trump's, But Something Has Changed  —  It's still a Trump party, but it's more than that.  —  In February 2017, I attended my first Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).  Donald Trump was fresh off a stunning victory in the 2016 presidential election and it was very easy …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
 
 
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