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11:05 PM ET, March 8, 2021

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New York Times:
Inside the Lincoln Project's Secrets, Side Deals and Scandals  —  A civil war broke out in the group as it antagonized Donald Trump, with leaders splintering over financial arrangements and revelations of online harassment by a top official.  —  A few days before the presidential election …
Stephen Gruber-Miller / Des Moines Register:
Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law shortening Iowa's early and Election Day voting  —  Four months after Iowans voted in record numbers, Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed legislation cutting the state's early voting period and closing the polls an hour earlier on Election Day.
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Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia Senate votes to eliminate no-excuse absentee voting
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: GOP voting bills take power from locals & Brad Raffensperger, give to lawmakers
Karen Attiah / Washington Post:
How two Black women took down whatever fantasies remained about the British monarchy  —  There was a lot of anticipation ahead of Oprah Winfrey's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  Even Buckingham Palace tried to play offense before it aired on Sunday when it announced …
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Anna Pasternak / Telegraph:   What Meghan can learn from Mrs Simpson's ‘tell-all’ TV interview
Piers Morgan / Daily Mail:
Meghan and Harry's nauseating two-hour Oprah whine-athon was a disgraceful diatribe of cynical race-baiting propaganda designed to damage the Queen …
Rob Crilly / Washington Examiner:
White House praises ‘courage’ of Meghan and Harry after interview
Discussion: Politico
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
RNC brushes back Trump team on ‘cease-and-desist’ demand  —  The Republican National Committee is denying a cease-and-desist demand from Donald Trump's attorneys, who asked the party organization to stop using the former president's name and likeness in fundraising appeals.
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The Intercept:
Entire Staff of Nevada Democratic Party Quits After Democratic Socialist Slate Won Every Seat … Not long after Judith Whitmer won her election on Saturday to become chair of the Nevada Democratic Party, she got an email from the party's executive director, Alana Mounce.
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story
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Jon Ralston / The Nevada Independent:   Say goodbye to the most effective Democratic Party in the country
Tax Policy Center:
T21-0039 - Major Individual Income Tax Provisions in H.R.1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as Passed by the Senate, by Expanded Cash Income Percentile, 2021  —  Table shows the effect on the distribution of federal taxes, by expanded cash income percentile, relative to current law …
Discussion: Insider and POLITICUSUSA
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Howard Gleckman / TaxVox:
Pandemic Bill Would Cut Taxes by An Average of $3,000, With Most Relief Going to Low- And Middle-Income Households
Discussion: The Week and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Thomas Catenacci / The Daily Caller:
Supreme Court Sides With Christian Student In College Free Speech Case  —  The Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision Monday that a Georgia college's speech code policy violated the First Amendment and that a student who was harmed by the policy can seek damages.
Discussion: adflegal.org, KYMA-TV and UPI
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John Kruzel / The Hill:
Supreme Court rejects final Trump bid to nullify 2020 election results
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
Rare trial of U.S. journalist arrested on the job begins in Iowa  —  Prosecutors in Iowa began their case Monday against a Des Moines Register reporter arrested during racial justice protests last summer, in a rare trial of a U.S. journalist charged with a crime while reporting.
ABC News:
Authorities arrest Oath Keeper seen with Trump adviser Roger Stone on morning of insurrection  —  Roberto Minuta was seen flanking Roger Stone in D.C. on the morning of Jan. 6.  —  Video shows Roger Stone flanked by Oath Keepers on morning of Jan. 6  —  Video surfaces showing longtime …
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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Rep. Dan Crenshaw Decided Pandemic Was Perfect Time to Buy and Not Disclose Stocks  —  “Members of Congress should not be actively trading securities in the middle of a crisis,” said Ben Edwards, a securities law expert at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: How Blunt's retirement will reverberate in 2022  —  Sen. ROY BLUNT'S (R-Mo.) announcement this morning that he won't seek a third term next year marks yet another blow to the governing wing of the GOP.  —  Blunt joins four other Republican incumbents heading for the exits …
ProPublica:
REPUBLISH  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published.  —  Everything looks the same on either side of the Texas-New Mexico border in the great oil patch of the Permian Basin.
Hannah Morse / Palm Beach Post:
After 2020 fraud claims, Donald Trump requests mail ballot  —  Former President Donald Trump is set to fulfill his civic duty as a private citizen and vote in the town of Palm Beach's municipal election.  —  Despite his false claims about mail voting during the 2020 election cycle …
David Litt / The Atlantic:
We Already Got Rid of the Filibuster Once Before  —  The House used to have a filibuster too.  And when legislators got rid of it, the result was a more democratic, productive institution.  —  Author of Democracy In One Book Or Less  —  last week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 …
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Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
Will Kyrsten Sinema Change Her Mind?
Josefa Velasquez / THE CITY:
Cuomo Called Lawmakers in Scramble for Support After Resignation Demands  —  Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Sunday calling lawmakers to dissuade them from issuing statements calling for his resignation, even as more allegations of sexual harassment surfaced, several who heard from him told THE CITY.
Discussion: HuffPost, Politico and New York Times
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
New York Republicans announce Cuomo impeachment resolution: ‘We believe the time has come’
Tejal Rao / New York Times:
The Best Bagels Are in California (Sorry, New York)  —  West Coast bakers are driving a great bagel boom, producing some of the most delicious versions around and finding ways to expand during the pandemic.  —  BERKELEY, Calif. — The bagels at Boichik Bagels have the look of Labrador puppies curled …
Kara Scannell / CNN:
NYC prosecutors' probe into Trump finances expands to include millions loaned for Chicago skyscraper  —  Five elected investigators are turning their attention to Trump  —  (CNN)The Manhattan district attorney's office subpoenaed documents from an investment company that loaned …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
National Review:
H.R. 1 Is a Partisan Assault on American Democracy  —  Late Wednesday night, the House passed H.R. 1, the “For the People Act.”  It passed by ten votes, with every Republican voting against it, as well as Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson, who fears that the bill will abolish majority-black districts like his in the Deep South.
Discussion: The Bulwark
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Media Matters for America:
Sean Hannity lies about H.R. 1: “What are we going to have, 15-year-olds voting next?”
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Laura Reiley / Washington Post:
Relief bill is most significant legislation for Black farmers since Civil Rights Act, experts say  —  $5 billion would go to farmers of color, who have lost 90 percent of their land over the past century because of systemic discrimination and a cycle of debt
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Teen Vogue Staff Rail Against New Editor-in-Chief's Past Tweets Mocking Asians  —  The digital outlet's editorial staffers on Monday said they sent a letter to Condé Nast bosses expressing multiple concerns with their newly hired editor.  —  Staffers at Teen Vogue on Monday publicly blasted …
Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
Man Threatened to Lynch 2 Congressmen, U.S. Says  —  A judge on Monday ordered Kenneth R. Hubert of Missouri held in jail, saying his words rose to the level of posing danger.  —  A Missouri man who prosecutors say threatened to lynch a Black congressman the day after the Jan. 6 siege …
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
Rep. Paul Gosar Tweets White Nationalist Group's Motto  —  After speaking at a white nationalist “America First” conference recently, the Arizona congressman appears to be doubling down on his support of the group.  —  Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) posted on Twitter the motto of a white nationalist group …
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
Meet the GOP voters who could decide whether the U.S. reaches herd immunity  —  Almost one-third of Republicans tell pollsters they 'definitely won't' get vaccinated.  —  Margaret, an 80-year-old retiree who lives outside Tulsa, has spent the past year living in fear of the coronavirus.
New York Times:
Publisher Halts Promotion of Cuomo Book, Citing Nursing Homes Inquiry  —  “American Crisis” was supposed to be a triumphant account of New York's coronavirus fight.  But as scandals swirl, sales have dramatically slowed.  —  The publisher of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's book on his leadership during …
Helen Warrell / Financial Times:
Johnson set to unnerve allies with ‘Global Britain’ defence review  —  Fears that cuts to army and shift from Europe to Asia risk spreading defence capabilities too thinly  —  Boris Johnson's eagerly awaited new security strategy risks creating tensions with the UK's closest allies if it spreads …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Manchin's next power play  —  Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), America's ultimate swing voter, told me on “Axios on HBO” that he'll insist Republicans have more of a voice on President Biden's next big package than they did on the COVID stimulus.  —  The big picture: Manchin said he'll push …
 
 
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Steve Beynon / Military.com:
Task Force Calls for Permanent National Guard Force to Protect DC
Discussion: Breitbart
Trisha Thadani / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F's budget will be saved from painful cuts thanks to federal stimulus. What about in the next one?
Richard Zoglin / Washington Post:
Comedians are struggling to parody Biden. Let's hope this doesn't last.
Discussion: Twitchy
Jacob Kornbluh / The Forward:
Maggie Haberman on life after Trump and the one question she regrets not asking
Washington Post:
Biden administration backs nation's biggest wind farm off Martha's Vineyard
 Earlier Items: 
Rick Perlstein / New Republic:
The John Birch Society Never Left
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Pepe Le Pew Won't Be Appearing In Warner Bros' ‘Space Jam’ Sequel
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The GOP scam is getting worse — for Republican voters. A new study shows how.
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Iowa City Press-Citizen:
Iowa's Johnson County Democrats calls for replacing caucuses with a presidential primary
Discussion: The Hill
Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
Fully vaccinated people can have small gatherings indoors with other vaccinated people but need to wear masks in public, the C.D.C. says.