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New York Times:
Cuomo Accused of Unwanted Advance at a Wedding: ‘Can I Kiss You?’  —  The young woman's account follows two separate accusations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed two female state employees.  —  Anna Ruch had never met Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo before encountering him at a crowded New York City wedding reception in September 2019.
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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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Prosecutors Investigating Trump Focus on His Finance Chief  —  Manhattan district attorney investigators who are examining possible financial fraud have asked witnesses about Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer at the Trump Organization.  —  State prosecutors in Manhattan …
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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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump and his wife received coronavirus vaccine before leaving the White House.
David Marcus / The Federalist:   CPAC Is Still Trump's, But Something Has Changed
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Wall Street Journal:
The Grievances of Trump Past  —  If he was so great politically for the GOP, why is the party now out of power?  —  By The Editorial Board  —  That great sigh of relief you heard on Sunday was the sound of Democrats and the media welcoming Donald Trump's return to public attention …
Alison Durkee / Forbes:
Sidney Powell's Remaining ‘Kraken’ Cases Thrown Out By Supreme Court
Discussion: Democracy Docket and POLITICUSUSA
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts
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 One: Introduction
Donald G. McNeil Jr / Medium:
NYTimes Peru N-Word, Part Four: What Happened in Peru?
Discussion: Deadline
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 …
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Politico:
Biden's golden rule  —  Welcome to POLITICO's 2021 Transition Playbook, your guide to the first 100 days of the Biden administration.  —  JOE BIDEN wants to make KAMALA HARRIS feel included.  —  During Oval Office meetings, executive order signings and policy speeches, she's almost always nearby — often inside the camera shot.
Discussion: Reuters and NBC News
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.
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Laurie Roberts / Arizona Republic:
Why are no Republicans condemning Rep. Paul Gosar for cozying up to white nationalists?
Christian Boone / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Fulton DA's investigation into Trump heads to grand jury  —  Fulton County prosecutors are expected to appear before a grand jury this week seeking subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to their investigation of former President Donald Trump and some of his top associates for possible election fraud …
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher / Forbes:
How A Nazi Symbol At CPAC Turned Into A Massive Hyatt Public Relations Disaster  —  In a highly unusual step for a major hotel group, Hyatt felt compelled to issue multiple news releases rejecting Nazi symbolism after a politically charged conference was held in one of its hotels.
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 …
Mr. Thomas J. Pritzker / ACU:
A Response to Hyatt Hotels: We Will Not Be Canceled  —  Dear Mr. Pritzker:  —  Contrary to Hyatt's own mission statement of inclusivity, your company just attacked its own customer by caving into the pressures of the politically motivated social media agitators who seek to destroy CPAC …
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Biden Rocks Republicans With Support For Bill To Kill Gerrymandering  —  The White House announced President Biden's support of the For The People Act, which is a sweeping set of reforms to protect democracy and end gerrymandering as we know it.  —  Here is the White House statement of policy …
Discussion: The Hill
Stella Bugbee / The Cut:
Thank You, Dr. Zizmor The newest fashion trend in New York is — unironically, hyper-specifically — New York itself.  —  Photo-Illustration: Artwork by Joe Darrow for New York Magazine/dolgachov  —  A few months ago, I met up with a friend who works in fashion for a socially distanced walk through Prospect Park.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Oil Trade Group Considers Endorsing Carbon Pricing  —  Draft American Petroleum Institute statement says carbon pricing would help meet Paris accord  —  WASHINGTON—The oil industry's top lobbying group is preparing to endorse setting a price on carbon emissions in what would be the strongest signal yet …
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 …
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
What a mess — Maureen Dowd lectures liberals about the press … Subscribe to PRESS RUN  —  Anxious to engage in Both Sides whitewashing of journalism failures from the Trump era, some prominent journalists are lashing out at liberals for having the nerve to criticize news coverage of the Biden White House.
Discussion: The Hill
Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Demonizes Big Tech.  She and Her Husband Just Sold Up to $210,000 in Tech Stocks.  —  Facebook, shares of which Greene and her husband sold for up to $65,000 net gain on Jan. 20, have been a constant target for her as a candidate and as a member of Congress.
Timothy Noah / New Republic:
Biden's Support for Unionizing Amazon Is a BFD  —  My morning newspapers were so transfixed by Sunday night's vindictive speech by the president who lost reelection in November that they neglected to take note of Sunday night's historic remarks by the president who's running the country right now.
Julian Zelizer / Washington Post:
The sex scandal that reshaped Congress — and the warnings for today  —  We can't become numb to scandals; they are calls for newfound accountability and systemic reform  —  Julian Zelizer is a political historian at Princeton University.  He is author of “Burning Down the House …
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The GOP is now just the party of white grievance  —  One of the poisonous legacies of Donald Trump's presidency has been to expand the boundaries of expressible prejudice.  Through the explicit practice of White-identity politics, Trump has obviated the need for code words and dog whistles.
Daily Mail:
‘I was NOT harassed!’  Local reporter who was told by Gov Cuomo to eat ‘the whole’ sausage at 2016 New York State Fair insists it wasn't creepy after video emerges of him hounding her to do it in light of other sexual harassment claims  — A 2016 video has resurfaced showing …
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
How George Floyd's death is fueling a push for affordable housing in mostly White parts of D.C.  —  In an affluent White neighborhood in Northwest Washington, a volunteer task force wants to atone for the racist policies that forced Black residents from their community a century ago.
Sergiu Klainerman / Common Sense with Bari Weiss:
There Is No Such Thing as “White” Math  —  I naively believed that STEM would be spared from the ideological takeover.  I was wrong, says Princeton professor Sergiu Klainerman.  —  6 hr ago … In my position as a professor of mathematics at Princeton, I have witnessed the decline …
Discussion: HotAir and It Bears Mentioning
The White House:
U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration … President Joe Biden hosted Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on March 1 for a virtual bilateral meeting to review cooperation on migration and to advance joint efforts to promote development in Southern Mexico and the Northern Triangle of Central America.
Discussion: UPI
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
A Black Amazon manager is suing company executives in a discrimination and sexual harassment and assault case  —  Charlotte Newman, a former adviser to Sen. Cory Booker who works for Amazon Web Services, is suing Amazon and company executives.  —  A Black Amazon senior manager …
Discussion: Law & Crime, CBS News, KYMA-TV and Breitbart
Rashad Robinson / USA Today:
The Senate filibuster has a racist past and present.  End it so America can move forward.  —  The filibuster hurts all of us, not just the Black community.  Anyone who needs real change or help loses out to the Republican obsession with power.  —  The Supreme Court is a vital component of our democracy.
New York Times:
Virus Did Not Bring Financial Rout That Many States Feared  —  Grim forecasts held up for a few states, but many took in about as much tax revenue as before the pandemic — sometimes a lot more.  —  Change in state tax revenue  —42.5%  —10.0%  —  +10.5%  —  +2.5%  —  +2.5%  —14.8%
Cate Cadell / Reuters:
China Tries To Discredit Female Uighur Witnesses By Releasing Private Sexual Health Data  —  The officials said the information was evidence of bad character, in an effort to invalidate the women's accounts of abuse in Xinjiang.  —  BEIJING (Reuters) — China, under growing global pressure …
 
 
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