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7:50 AM ET, March 1, 2021

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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 …
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USA Today:
Is Donald Trump a declining parody or a terrifying threat?  Mastio & Lawrence on CPAC 2021  —  Can we agree with Trump?  Yes, we are 'in the middle of a historic struggle for America's future, America's culture, and America's institutions, borders and most cherished principles.'
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Trump stages GOP comeback at CPAC by refusing to concede 2020 defeat
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Fears about Trump out of the cage
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story
Carly Roman / Washington Examiner:
Trump vows to CPAC crowd not to start a new party
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and RedState
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 …
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Neera Tanden's confirmation fight is the first morality play of post-Trump Washington  —  All the fighting must be exhausting, really.  —  The fights over her reputation, over how she ran her liberal think tank.  The battles with journalists who published her stolen emails.
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Senior Democrats abandon backup plan on $15 per hour minimum wage hike  —  Lawmakers are backing off a Plan B to raise pay for workers through tax penalties on corporations  —  Senior Democrats are abandoning a backup plan to increase the minimum wage through a corporate tax penalty …
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:   Senate mulls changes to $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill
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.
Discussion: Townhall, Fox News and Twitchy
Josefa Velasquez / THE CITY:
Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims Follow Years of Public Warning Signs — and Anti-Misconduct Training He Mandated  —  Even as the governor advocated a Women's Equality Act that promised to “ban” workplace sexual harassment, female Albany reporters and employees heard a very different message.
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Bradford Betz / Fox News:
Clinton, Harris, Warren all silent on Cuomo after second woman brings sexual misconduct allegations
Discussion: Politico
Arya Hodjat / The Daily Beast:
Cuomo Says He's Sorry His ‘Playful’ Banter Was ‘Misinterpreted’ by Harassment Accusers
Discussion: Fox News and NBC New York
John McWhorter / It Bears Mentioning:
Is it racist to expect black kids to do math for real?  —  Yes, serious people are arguing this.  Make sure they don't infect your school district.  —  1 hr ago  —  There is a document getting around called Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction, a guide put together by a group of educators.
Just Security:
Litigation Tracker: Pending Criminal and Civil Cases Against Donald Trump  —  On both the criminal and civil litigation fronts, former President Donald Trump faces a bevy of lawsuits and investigations, with more cases likely to follow.  Some are civil suits stemming from his pre-presidential business dealings.
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: Raw Story
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian:
Israeli spyware firm NSO Group faces renewed US scrutiny  —  Department of Justice said to have asked WhatsApp for details of alleged targeting of clients in 2019  —  Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington DC  —  NSO Group appears to be facing renewed scrutiny by the US Department …
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Zachary Petrizzo / Mediaite:
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Gets MUTED During Live Interview at CPAC as He Spews Vaccine Conspiracy Theories  —  The conservative pro-Trump YouTube channel Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) cut off MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell during an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference …
Discussion: Twitchy and Crooks and Liars
The Hill:
Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress  —  A former top strategist for Donald Trump's presidential campaigns is taking steps to run for a U.S. House seat left vacant by the late Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas), who succumbed to the coronavirus earlier this year.
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 …
Discussion: New York Times and PinkNews
David Fickling / Bloomberg:
This Week May Turn the Tide on Two Centuries of Emissions  —  China will present climate and energy plans that could determine the fate of the planet.  If they live up to their promise, we can reset expectations for decarbonization.  —  Looking at the way the world's carbon emissions …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Disinformation experts aren't happy about the trailer for HBO's QAnon series  —  It teases what looks like a Hollywood blockbuster rather than a serious documentary  —  The teaser video for Q: Into the Storm, an upcoming documentary series from HBO about the QAnon conspiracy movement has a lot …
Yuichiro Kakutani / Washington Free Beacon:
Biden State Department Nominee Is a Defender of China Propaganda Program  —  Victoria Nuland dismissed Confucius Institute's national security threat  —  A top State Department nominee is a defender of the Confucius Institute, a Chinese government program that disseminates pro-Beijing propaganda on American college campuses.
Discussion: Instapundit
Hua Hsu / New Yorker:
The Muddled History of Anti-Asian Violence  —  On the evening of April 28, 1997, Kuan Chung Kao, a thirty-three-year-old Taiwan-born engineer, went to the Cotati Yacht Club near Rohnert Park, a quiet suburb in Sonoma County, California, where he lived with his wife and three children.
Washington Post:
Two of Biden's top DOJ nominees are subjected to baseless smear campaigns  —  Opinion by Editorial Board  —  VANITA GUPTA is among the nation's most esteemed civil rights lawyers, revered by liberals for her decades of effective, levelheaded advocacy, and by many of the nation's biggest police …
Kim Bellware / Washington Post:
‘Three percenters’ truck at Capitol belongs to husband of congresswoman who said, ‘Hitler got one thing right’  —  An Illinois lawmaker married to a member of Congress, who was herself recently criticized for quoting Hitler, is facing his own rebuke for displaying the logo of an extremist movement …
Discussion: The Hill and USA Today
 
 
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Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Trump railed against the ‘deep state,’ but he also built his own. Biden is trying to dismantle it.
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
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Casey Michel / NBC News:
Pro-Trump Republican secession rhetoric in Texas and elsewhere is more than a punchline
Discussion: Raw Story
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
CPAC Speaker Angela Stanton King Promotes QAnon From Stage
Discussion: Mediaite
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
DOJ charges man who allegedly sprayed chemicals at cops in Capitol riot
Ed Cumming / The Guardian:
I hate to say it, but Britain's doing OK. Even Germany envies us...
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be
Discussion: The Moderate Voice