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CNN:
Ron Johnson at the center of the storm: ‘People are out to destroy me’  —  Bash: This is why key GOP senator is fighting Biden's stimulus  —  (CNN)Sen. Ron Johnson seems to be relishing his place at the center of the controversies dominating Washington.  —  For two months …
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Senate Chamber Empties As Reading Of 628-Page Relief Bill Gets Underway  —  Senators vanished from the U.S. Senate chamber on Thursday as clerks begin reading the upper house's 628-page coronavirus relief bill, with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), who objected to waiving its reading as a way to delay the process …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:   While the Senate reads the coronavirus relief bill, nearly 1,400 Americans may die from the virus
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
The man who put his feet up on a desk in Pelosi's office during the Capitol riot throws a tantrum in court.  —  Richard Barnett, the Arkansas man charged with breaking into Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and stealing her mail during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, threw a tantrum during …
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Pilar Melendez / The Daily Beast:
'It's Not Fair!':  Rioter Who Posed at Pelosi's Desk Loses It in Court  —  “This has been a bunch of crap,” Richard Barnett screamed on Thursday, as he complained that other Capitol rioters have been released from jail.  —  The self-described white nationalist who stormed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office …
Axios:
Scoop: Leaked HHS docs spotlight Biden's child migrant dilemma  —  Fresh internal documents from the Department of Health and Human Services show how quickly the number of child migrants crossing the border is overwhelming the administration's stretched resources.
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Jeffrey A.Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Dr. Seuss Books Deemed Offensive Will Be Delisted From eBay  —  E-commerce giant says it ‘is currently sweeping our marketplace to remove these items’  —  Online marketplace eBay Inc. said it is working to prevent the resale of six Dr. Seuss books that were pulled earlier this week …
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Haley Victory Smith / Washington Examiner:
eBay removing all listings of six canceled Dr. Seuss books
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
QAnon has merged with white Christian envangelicals, experts say — and the results could be lethal  —  The House of Representatives has left Capitol Hill for the week, but the National Guard soldiers standing watch around a hardened post-insurrection security perimeter could have their work cut out for them today.
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Washington Post:
At the Capitol, a March 4 threat from militant Trump supporters proves a mirage  —  On the day when former President Donald Trump's most delusional supporters swore he would return to power — and the House suspended its business because of supposed threats to the U.S. Capitol …
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Cotton to block Garland's quick confirmation to lead Biden DOJ  —  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) will slow down the confirmation of Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Department of Justice.  —  In a series of tweets Wednesday evening, Cotton said that Garland refused …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Glenn Greenwald Says Tucker Carlson Is a True Socialist  —  Glenn Greenwald's long intellectual journey from center left to far left to, well, somewhere is a subject of fascination in elite circles.  Greenwald comes out of a tradition of progressive journalism that focused primarily …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Brandon Gillespie / The Daily Caller:
Glenn Greenwald Says ‘I Consider Tucker Carlson To Be A Socialist’
Discussion: Mediaite
Politico:
Rick Scott gets no love from the MAGA-verse  —  Sen. Rick Scott has spent years courting MAGA supporters.  But he can't quite get them to love him.  —  The billionaire-turned-politician is trying to build his own national brand ahead of a potential run for president, but some early stumbles …
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W. James Antle III / Washington Examiner:   The DeSantis moment: Florida's governor emerges as possible Trump successor
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Fox News' scrappy White House correspondent grills Biden, who plays along  —  Whenever President Biden leaves a stage or lectern after an appearance in front of the media, the last voice viewers hear usually belongs to Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy.
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Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Volatility Is the New Normal  —  Many of us are wondering if this last year — one of the most tumultuous and consequential in American history — and the last four years of constant political turmoil were ‘outliers’ or if they represent the new normal.  —  A challenge for those of us …
Discussion: KYMA-TV
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Lee Drutman / FiveThirtyEight:
How Much Longer Can This Era Of Political Gridlock Last?
Discussion: The Federalist and The Floridian
Ryan W. Miller / Yahoo News:
In ‘exceedingly rare’ case, Iowa journalist faces charges from reporting on summer protests  —  The trial of a Des Moines Register reporter who was  —  arrested covering racial justice protests last summer is slated to begin next week in what experts said is a rare criminal prosecution of a journalist on assignment in the USA.
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Fox News will be ‘loyal opposition’ against Biden, Fox CEO says  —  Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch said Thursday it is the job of Fox News to serve as the opposition to the Biden administration, stating clearly the political biases of a network that until 2017 billed itself as “fair and balanced.”
Washington Post:
As schools reopen, Asian American students are missing from classrooms  —  It's happening in well-to-do Pakistani households in the suburbs of Washington and among Chinese restaurant workers in Philadelphia.  It's happening among weary Filipino nurses in Queens, Hmong refugee families …
Discussion: The Hill
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BuzzFeed News:
Some Oath Keepers Say Its Founder Has Betrayed The Group's Mission — And Them  —  “Like a moth to the flame,” one former Oath Keeper said of founder Stewart Rhodes.  “He flies in, throws up a PayPal, and then disappears.”  —  Copy  —  In a recent indictment of nine people who stormed …
Grant Stern / Occupy Democrats:
Florida's governor in hot water over alleged vaccine-for-campaign cash scandal  —  In a shocking, but hardly surprising report, the Republican Governor of Florida got caught selling vaccines to some of the state's wealthiest country club residents while those who don't donate …
Liz Sly / Washington Post:
He told the world about his brutal torture in Syria.  Then, mysteriously, he went back.  —  Videos by Marzena Skubatz  —  LONDON — With his gaunt frame, haunted face and copious tears, Mazen al-Hamada became a poster boy for the suffering of Syrian torture victims.
Reuters:
Clash over Myanmar U.N. seat averted as diplomatic revolt against junta widens  —  NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A clash was averted over who represents Myanmar at the United Nations in New York following a Feb. 1 military coup, after the junta's replacement quit and the Myanmar U.N. mission confirmed …
CBS News:
“QAnon Shaman” claims he wasn't attacking the country in first interview since Capitol riot arrest  —  Jacob Chansley, the man seen wearing face paint and a fur helmet with horns during the January 6 insurrection, tells 60 Minutes+ he was trying “to bring God back to the Senate.”
Hartford Courant:
Connecticut dramatically rolls back COVID restrictions, allowing full indoor dining, increased entertainment and sports capacity; travel ban lifted  —  Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday announced that he will roll back pandemic-related restrictions in Connecticut starting March 19 …
Dave Zirin / The Nation:
Kelly Loeffler Just Lost Her WNBA Team to a Player She Refused to Meet  —  A massive story just went down in Atlanta, if we take the time to acknowledge it.  —  By any measure, it should be the biggest story in sports: a franchise owner runs a racist Senate campaign, throwing their own Black players under the bus in the process.
Discussion: The Root
Jasmine Payoute / KSDK-TV:
'I'm angry and I'm hurt' |  Social media post shows 5 teachers holding up racial slur  —  It started as a game of human Scrabble.  The photo shows faculty from the Christian School District rearranging letters to form the word “coons”  —  O'FALLON, Mo. — The St. Charles County branch …
Alex Ward / Vox:
An “emotional” moment at an NSC meeting shows why withdrawing from Afghanistan is so hard  —  The Biden administration wants a professional, dispassionate process during its Afghanistan review.  —  SHARE All sharing options  —  The Biden administration's internal debate over the future …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Bloomberg
Nick Storm / The Intercept:
Mitch McConnell Working With Kentucky Legislature on Senate Exit Strategy … Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has compiled a short list of successors in his home state of Kentucky, preparing for the possibility that he does not serve out his full term, Kentucky Republicans tell The Intercept.
Discussion: Big League Politics and Raw Story
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Justice Amy Coney Barrett issues first Supreme Court opinion  —  The 7-2 decision dealt with a Freedom of Information Act exception  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for March 4  —  Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett authored her first merits decision in a case since joining the high court in October.
The COVID Tracking Project:
Our Final Week: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Mar 4  —  Tests are up, while cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue their declines.  We are at a crucial moment in the pandemic, with vaccinations ramping up but multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 gaining footholds across the US.
Discussion: The Atlantic
 
 
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