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3:35 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 …
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story
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Robert A. Pape / Washington Post:
What an analysis of 377 Americans arrested or charged in the Capitol insurrection tells us  —  Opinion by Robert A. Pape  —  Robert A. Pape is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago and director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats.
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  —  The American media is likely unsalvageable because, whatever happens, it remains entirely unable to grasp why people dislike it so much.  Take, by way of example, Axios's summary of Sunday's 60 Minutes debacle, which begins:
Discussion: HotAir and RedState
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
‘60 Minutes’ faces backlash from Democrats and Publix for critical story on Florida's vaccine rollout
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.
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David Edwards / Raw Story:
‘Built on a lie’: Jen Psaki annihilates Peter Doocy's misleading question on Georgia voting  —  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday pushed back against the assertion that Georgia's new voting laws are less restrictive than Colorado's laws.  —  Psaki was asked the question …
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 …
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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 …
Axios:
Scoop: Caitlyn Jenner explores run for California governor  —  Former reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner is talking with political consultants as she actively explores a run for governor of California, three sources with direct knowledge of her deliberations tell Axios.
Discussion: Political Wire
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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Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press:
McConnell warns biz off political speech, says it's ‘stupid’
Discussion: The Hill and Associated Press
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
McConnell versus the First Amendment
Discussion: The Atlantic, Esquire and MSNBC
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 …
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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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Actual Comedians Roast Greg Gutfeld's New Fox News ‘Comedy’ Show  —  “It's like watching a guy going through a divorce doing an impression of Bill Maher,” one comedian told us.  And that was one of the kinder critiques.  —  The morning after Fox News premiered its deeply unfunny foray …
Los Angeles Times:
Amid ‘huge tension,’ San Francisco set to formally suspend renaming of public schools  —  Back in January, the San Francisco Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to rename more than 40 schools as supporters cheered the board for “unapologetically” targeting historical figures they deemed racist, including Abraham Lincoln.
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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 …
Michael R. Strain / Bloomberg:
Biden's Child Tax Credit Has a Fatal Flaw  —  Joe Biden hasn't been in the White House for three months, so it's way too soon to justify the claim that he has already joined the ranks of transformational presidents.  But one Biden initiative that really could be game-changing is his plan …
Discussion: The National Interest
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 …
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.
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.
Teo Armus / Washington Post:
After school shootings, NRA exec sought refuge on 108-foot yacht: 'Thank God I'm safe'  —  After dozens were killed at two mass school shootings in recent years, National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre said the ensuing public outrage put him in so much danger that he had to take shelter …
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.
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Donald Trump Tumbles Nearly 300 Spots In Billionaire Ranks  —  The former president, who prides himself on his business acumen, refused to divest his assets upon taking office.  Had he sold out in 2017 and reinvested in the market, he'd be an estimated $1.6 billion richer.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
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.
Freddie deBoer:
Some Principles & Observations About Social Justice Politics  —  an attempt at a basic analysis  —  In an effort to be minimally inflammatory I will today use the term “social justice politics” to refer to the political movement you are all aware of, the one which combines several schools …
 
 
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Rob Crilly / Washington Examiner:
Hunter Biden says psychedelic toad venom kept him sober for a year
Discussion: The Federalist
Bo Erickson / CBS News:
81% of teachers vaccinated or have appointments, according to union survey
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
Discussion: REVOLT
CNN:
US Air Force test to launch ultra-fast hypersonic missile fails
Discussion: The National Interest
Jill Cowan / New York Times:
Covid-19 Live Updates: California Sets a Date to Fully Reopen, if All Goes Well
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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?
American Greatness:
Media, Politicians Still Spreading the ‘Big Lie’ About Officer Sicknick
Discussion: NPR, Politico and Real Clear Politics
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Biden's DHS may restart border wall construction to plug ‘gaps’
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Matt Gaetz Said His ‘Travel Records’ Would Exonerate Him. Not So Fast.
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
Two Yemeni Men Arrested by Border Patrol Identified on the FBI's Terrorism Watch List