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1:45 PM ET, April 6, 2021

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Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters' Towns, Study Finds  —  Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic white population were the most likely to produce insurrectionists.  —  When the political scientist Robert Pape began studying the issues …
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Robert A. Pape / Washington Post:
What an analysis of 377 Americans arrested or charged in the Capitol insurrection tells us
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Beast
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Why half-hearted conservative boycotts rarely take root  —  One of the first times that Donald Trump publicly called for a boycott, it was not over a key civil rights or humanitarian issue.  It was, instead, about an annoying TV ad.  —  “Get rid of this commercial,” Trump said in a video recorded at Trump Tower in 2011.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Colorado voting laws are similar to Georgia's despite decision to move Major League Baseball All-Star Game  —  Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said the decision 'doesn't make a whole lot of sense'  —  MLB All-Star game to be played in Denver after leaving Georgia  —  Major League Baseball announced …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The unserious comparisons between Colorado's voting laws and Georgia's new one  —  From the moment Major League Baseball pulled its All Star Game out of Georgia over the state's new voting law, conservative defenders of the law have predicted impending hypocrisy.
Politico:
Trump and his allies abandon Gaetz  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) built a public profile as an unapologetic, unambiguous, omnipresent booster of President Donald Trump.  —  But as his own political career skids toward disaster amid allegations that he had sex with a minor and paid for sex …
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Jason Garcia / Orlando Sentinel:
Former lawmaker says Gaetz fought ‘revenge porn’ law: ‘He thought that any picture was his to use as he wanted’
Axios:
DeSantis milks “60 Minutes” spat  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Trump ally with his eyes on the White House, is dialing up a dispute with “60 Minutes” — seizing on a juicy chance to ingratiate himself with the GOP base by bashing the media.  —  Why it matters: It's a political gift akin …
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Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
The Story Cannot Always Be the Reaction of the Republican Party
Discussion: Twitchy, HotAir and RedState
Ryan Mills / National Review:
Democratic Florida Officials Explain How 60 Minutes Twisted DeSantis-Publix Story
Discussion: RedState and HotAir
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
‘60 Minutes’ faces backlash from Democrats and Publix for critical story on Florida's vaccine rollout
Anthony Man / Sun-Sentinel:
Congressman Alcee Hastings, after career of triumph, calamity and comeback, dies at 84  —  Congressman Alcee Hastings, whose life was marked by perseverance, calamity and a comeback, has died.  He was 84.  —  Hastings crusaded against racial injustice as a civil rights lawyer …
John Bowden / The Hill:
Ex-Trump official penalized for violating Hatch Act  —  The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on Tuesday announced a settlement with former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) official Lynne Patton, a political appointee and ally of former President Trump, for a Hatch Act violation over a video …
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Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
Biden set to announce he's moving deadline for all US adults to be eligible for Covid vaccine to April 19  —  (CNN)President Joe Biden plans to announce Tuesday that he is moving up his deadline for states to make all American adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by almost two weeks.
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Carol Robinson / al.com:
$500,000 Jefferson Davis chair stolen in Selma will be a toilet unless Confederate group hangs banner, email claims  —  A Confederate monument valued at $500,000 was stolen in March from a Selma cemetery, officials confirmed today.  —  This morning, a group that claims to have taken the monument …
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
The Coming (Cancel) Culture War  —  The Republican plan to make 2022 about wokeness run amok is less stupid (and even more cynical) than it sounds  —  The battle lines have been drawn.  Democrats are running on an agenda of steady leadership, vaccinating people, distributing $1400 relief checks …
Eliza Collins / Wall Street Journal:
Kyrsten Sinema Defends Filibuster as Pressure Mounts From Progressives  —  Arizona Democrat says the problem is senators' behavior, not the chamber's rules  —  PHOENIX— Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has emerged as the staunchest Democratic defender of the filibuster, brushing off fire …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Biden's pitch that the economy ‘will create 19 million jobs’ if infrastructure is passed  —  “Independent analysis shows that if we pass this plan, the economy will create 19 million jobs — good jobs, blue-collar jobs, jobs that pay well.”  — President Biden, remarks on the March jobs report, April 2
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Matt Gaetz matters little to Liz Cheney
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issues order prohibiting ‘vaccine passports’  —  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday issued an executive order prohibiting so-called “vaccine passports,” saying a system to track those who have been inoculated against COVID-19 infringes on citizens' rights.
Washington Post:
Trump got evicted from ‘the swamp.’ Some of his people are trying to stick around.  —  There are plenty of fish in the swamp, but some of the best-connected ones live in a 200-gallon aquarium at Reince Priebus's house.  —  “It's not just saltwater fish, but an actual reef,” Priebus explained in a recent phone call.
Discussion: Insider and The Intellectualist
Tracy Connor / The Daily Beast:
Montana Governor Who Rescinded Mask Mandate Now Has COVID  —  QUARANTINED  —  Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte, who rescinded the state's mask mandate weeks after taking office, has tested positive for COVID-19.  The 59-year-old Republican got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last Thursday …
Perry Bacon Jr / FiveThirtyEight:
Why The Republican Party Isn't Rebranding After 2020  —  Typically, after losing a presidential election, a political party will undertake an intense intra-party debate over why it didn't win and how the party needs to change to take back the White House.  Democrats did so after losing in 1988, 2000, 2004 and 2016.
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Georgia's New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion  —  A reminder from a January phone call that the reform bill by congressional Democrats may not have the proper protections.  —  What would have happened if the Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, had responded, “OK …
Matt Pusatory / wusa9.com:
Police: Active shooter dead in Frederick, 2 hurt  —  The two victim are in critical condition, according to the Frederick police chief.  —  FREDERICK, Md. — Two people are in critical condition and a suspect is dead after a shooting in Frederick.  —  Police in Frederick responded to an an active shooter in the city Tuesday morning.
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
If It's Not Jim Crow, What Is It?  —  Georgia's new voting law has to be understood in its own peculiar historical context.  —  The laws that disenfranchised Black Americans in the South and established Jim Crow did not actually say they were disenfranchising Black Americans and creating a one-party racist state.
The Daily Beast:
Why Republicans Can't Seem to Lay a Glove on Biden  —  “They just completely reinvented a coalition and their messaging overnight,” James Carville explains.  —  That new documentary on QAnon ended with something of a bang, with one likely suspect seeming to half-confess that he was “Q,” the oracle of the violent conspiracy movement.
Rob Crilly / Washington Examiner:
Hunter Biden says psychedelic toad venom kept him sober for a year  —  President Joe Biden's son Hunter tried everything to wean himself off alcohol and crack — from yoga and therapy to psychoactive drugs and the anesthetic ketamine.  —  But in his new memoir, he credits the secretions …
Discussion: The Federalist
American Greatness:
Media, Politicians Still Spreading the ‘Big Lie’ About Officer Sicknick  —  Democratic leaders and the American news media aren't just dishonest and shameless—they're fully depraved.  —  Three months ago this week, Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, 42, died.
Discussion: NPR, Politico and Real Clear Politics
Bo Erickson / CBS News:
81% of teachers vaccinated or have appointments, according to union survey  —  A new survey of educators by the nation's second-largest teachers union shows as of April 1 at least 81% of educators had been vaccinated for COVID-19 or were scheduled to get their shots, according to data shared with CBS News by the union.
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Brazil has become South America's superspreader event  —  LIMA, Peru — With a sense of dread, the doctor watched the patients stream into his intensive care unit.  —  For weeks, César Salomé, a physician in Lima's Hospital Mongrut, had followed the chilling reports.
New York Times:
Governors Heed Biden's Call to Expand Vaccine Eligibility  —  Every state has now given at least one dose to a quarter or more of its population, and about 19 percent of Americans have been fully vaccinated.  But cases are rising sharply in some parts of the country.
Discussion: CBS News and NBC Los Angeles
Greg Myre / NPR:
After A Major Hack, U.S. Looks To Fix A Cyber ‘Blind Spot’  —  The National Security Agency considers itself the world's most formidable cyber power, with an army of computer warriors who constantly scan the wired world.  Yet by law, the NSA only collects intelligence abroad, and not inside the U.S.
Ryan Cooper / The Week:
Janet Yellen's proposal to revolutionize corporate taxation  —  President Biden is proposing a substantial increase in the rate of corporate taxation as part of his infrastructure plan, bumping the headline rate up from 21 percent to 28 percent.  This is actually below where it was before 2017 …
 
 
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Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Meet the NY Republican who aims to defeat House Democrats' reelection chair
Discussion: ABC News
Mona Zhang / Politico:
Koch-backed group joins marijuana push after Zoom with Snoop Dogg
Associated Press:
As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access
CNN:
US Air Force test to launch ultra-fast hypersonic missile fails
Discussion: The National Interest
Shah Meer Baloch / The Guardian:
‘Every year we dig mass graves’: the slaughter of Pakistan's Hazara
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?
 Earlier Items: 
Ronen Bergman / New York Times:
He Led Hitler's Secret Police in Austria. Then He Spied for the West.
Discussion: The Week
Katherine Clarke / Wall Street Journal:
Vice President Kamala Harris Lists in Washington, D.C.
Jed Graham / Investor's Business Daily:
Biden Still Riding High Amid Infrastructure, Tax-Hike Push: IBD/TIPP
Washington Post:
A recruiter joined Facebook to help it meet its diversity targets. He says its hiring practices hurt people of color.
RJ Reinhart / Gallup:
Americans' Worry About Catching COVID-19 Drops to Record Low
Discussion: Washington Post, HotAir and The Hill
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Why tearing down Fauci is essential to the MAGA myth
Discussion: Raw Story and HotAir
U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
Two Yemeni Men Arrested by Border Patrol Identified on the FBI's Terrorism Watch List