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4:52 PM ET, March 8, 2021


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Stephanie Ebbs / ABC News:
Fully vaccinated individuals can socialize without masks, distancing in some cases, CDC says  —  The new guidance says those fully vaccinated should still wear masks in public.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images
Erika Edwards / NBC News:
CDC releases guidance on safe activities after Covid-19 vaccination
Allison Aubrey / NPR:
CDC Says It's Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities
Nicholas Rowan / Washington Examiner:
John Roberts issues lone dissent in Supreme Court campus free speech case  —  Chief Justice John Roberts was the lone dissent in a Supreme Court campus free speech case, arguing that a former college student had no standing to protest the school restricting his religious freedoms.
John Kruzel / The Hill:
Supreme Court rejects final Trump bid to nullify 2020 election results  —  The Supreme Court on Monday denied a bid by former President Trump to nullify his electoral loss in Wisconsin, rejecting the former president's final pending appeal over the results of the 2020 election.
Ben Wikler / Crooked Media:   Democracy's Last Line of Defense
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 …
Anna Pasternak / Telegraph:
What Meghan can learn from Mrs Simpson's ‘tell-all’ TV interview  —  Ahead of the Sussexes' Oprah grilling, Anna Pasternak looks back at another TV appearance by overseas royals that left the nation agog  —  From the moment that Meghan Markle became engaged to Prince Harry, similarities have been drawn with Wallis Simpson.
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 as her husband lies in hospital - and destroy the Monarchy  —  Sickening.  —  Shameful.  —  Self-pitying.  —  Salacious.  —  Scandalous.
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 …
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 …
NBC New York:
Roger Stone Associate With Oath Keepers Ties Arrested on Capitol Riot Charges  —  Law enforcement officials also identified another man Monday who is now facing charges in the Capitol riot case — 32-year-old Isaac Sturgeon  —  What to Know  — A New York man with ties to Roger Stone …
ABC News:
Authorities arrest Oath Keeper seen with Trump adviser Roger Stone on morning of insurrection
Discussion: and New York Post
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
New York Republicans announce Cuomo impeachment resolution: ‘We believe the time has come’  —  Cuomo is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and a federal probe into his administration's tally on COVID-19 deaths tied to nursing homes  —  Janice Dean: Cuomo will never resign even though he asked others to for ‘much less’
Discussion: National Review
Shannon Young / Politico:
Cuomo puts focus back on Covid amid growing calls for his resignation
Kaylee McGhee White / Washington Examiner:   Andrew Cuomo is exposing Democrats' hypocrisy
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.
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Pence to give speech in SC, his 1st since leaving office  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In his first public address since the end of the Trump administration, former Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to South Carolina, set to speak to a conservative Christian nonprofit in the state that plays …
The Bulwark:
H.R. 1 for Dummies  —  A layman's guide to understanding what the For the People Act is and why America needs it.  —  With the latest COVID relief package passed, H.R. 1—the For the People Act—becomes the most salient pending piece of legislation.  Our democracy is on borrowed time …
Discussion: Twitchy
National Review:   H.R. 1 Is a Partisan Assault on American Democracy
Summer Concepcion / Talking Points Memo:
Biden Takes His Support For Labor One Step Further With WH Endorsement Of PRO Act  —  A week after President Biden offered his support for a unionization effort by Amazon warehouse staffers in Alabama, the White House issued a statement endorsing the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.
Houston Keene / Fox News:   PRO Act gains socialist support: The Democratic bill that would crush right-to-work laws
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The GOP scam is getting worse — for Republican voters.  A new study shows how.  —  When every Senate Republican voted against President Biden's $1.9 trillion rescue package over the weekend, it revived a question that analysts have asked about the modern GOP for decades …
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
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.
Discussion: National Review and Joanne Jacobs
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Pepe Le Pew Won't Be Appearing In Warner Bros' ‘Space Jam’ Sequel  —  EXCLUSIVE: He starred in the first Warner Bros. Space Jam movie back in 1996, however, Pepe Le Pew will not be showing up at all in the upcoming theatrical sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy on July 16.
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Iowa City Press-Citizen:
Iowa's Johnson County Democrats calls for replacing caucuses with a presidential primary  —  The largest Democratic caucus site in Iowa's Johnson County in 2020 held nearly 900 people, said local activist John Deeth — a far cry from the glorified image of Iowans debating presidential politics in a neighbor's living room.
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
Josh Hawley Is ‘Not Going Anywhere.’ How Did He Get Here?  —  The senator's objection to the election results surprised some supporters.  But interviews with dozens of people close to him show his growing comfort with doing what it takes to hold on to power.
Josh Rogin / Politico:
In 2018, Diplomats Warned of Risky Coronavirus Experiments in a Wuhan Lab.  No One Listened.  —  On January 15, in its last days, President Donald Trump's State Department put out a statement with serious claims about the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The statement said the U.S …
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Sen. Roy Blunt won't run for reelection in latest blow to GOP  —  Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri announced on Monday that he will not run for reelection in 2022, a surprise decision from the No. 4 GOP leader that comes amid a slew of retirements from top Senate Republicans.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: GOP voting bills take power from locals & Brad Raffensperger, give to lawmakers  —  By Patricia Murphy - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Greg Bluestein - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tia Mitchell - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  —  It's Crossover Day at the state Capitol …
Los Angeles Times:
Biden administration to give temporary protected status to thousands of Venezuelans in U.S.  —  The White House Monday will announce a temporary protected status decree that could allow tens of thousands of Venezuelans who fled their homeland to remain in the United States with legal status, congressional sources said.
Discussion: Politico, CBS News and The Daily Caller
Abraham Gutman / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Legislation inspired by Inquirer would help immigrants, but citizenship process needs bigger overhaul |  Opinion  —  “Have you EVER been a habitual drunkard?”  That archaic and irrelevant question is one that every person who applies to U.S. citizenship must answer — for now.But if new legislation …
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Kamala Harris to MEPs: ‘Build a world that works for women’
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Tessa Duvall / Courier-Journal:
Charges dropped for good against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend for shooting cop the night she died
John McWhorter / It Bears Mentioning:
And then they came for ON BEYOND ZEBRA!
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
The Officers Danced at a Black Lives Matter Rally. Then They Stormed the Capitol.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Tech spent years fighting foreign terrorists. Then came the Capitol riot.
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The stimulus shows why the left should stop worrying and learn to love the suburban voter
Angry White Men:
In Unearthed Audio, Laura Loomer Calls Herself ‘Pro-White Nationalism’
Alexander Reid Ross / The Daily Beast:
These ‘Dirtbag Left’ Stars Are Flirting With the Far Right
Jelani Cobb / New Yorker:
What Is Happening to the Republicans?  —  In becoming the party of Trump, the G.O.P. confronts …
Discussion: Raw Story and Roll Call