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10:25 AM ET, April 10, 2021

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Brian Stelter / CNN:
ADL calls on Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson over racist comments about ‘replacement’ theory  —  New York (CNN Business)The Anti-Defamation League is calling for Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson.  —  “Given his long record of race-baiting, we believe it is time for Carlson to go,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt says.
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CNN:
The new lies of the GOP and Tucker Carlson  —  Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat), a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, is professor of history at New York University and the author of “Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.”  Read her newsletter “Lucid.”  The views expressed here are her own.
Suzanne Scott / Anti-Defamation League:
ADL Letter to Fox News Condemns Tucker Carlson's Impassioned Defense of “Great Replacement Theory”
Max Boot / Washington Post:
How do the immigrants who run Fox feel about Tucker Carlson's anti-immigrant rants?
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
How an online ‘Lego’ gamer infiltrated the White House press corps  —  Four times in recent weeks, members of the White House press corps have relayed questions to press secretary Jen Psaki from someone claiming to be a fellow reporter who was not able to be there in the room due to Covid protocols.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Sarah Westwood / Washington Examiner:
Kamala Harris MIA on border crisis  —  More than two weeks after President Joe Biden placed her in charge of addressing the crisis at the border, Vice President Kamala Harris has made few public moves to show she has a handle on the situation.  —  Harris has visited Connecticut, California …
Discussion: Slow Boring and Occupy Democrats
New York Times:
White House Border Coordinator to Step Down
Emma Ockerman / VICE:
Cops Caught on Video Holding a Black Army Lieutenant at Gunpoint, Then Pepper-Spraying Him  —  When Lt. Caron Nazario said he was afraid to get out of the vehicle, one officer responded, “Yeah, you should be.”  —  EO  —  Caron Nazario was driving his newly-purchased Chevy Tahoe home …
Detroit Free Press:
Workers weary, patients angry, as COVID-19 fills Michigan hospitals — again  —  With an eye on his father's bloodied face, Barry Jensen began punching numbers into his cellphone from the hospital emergency room.  —  His 90-year-old dad had fallen on a gravel driveway.  His glasses were broken.
Discussion: Bridge Michigan
Harry Enten / CNN:
Red states are vaccinating at a lower rate than blue states  —  (CNN)One of the biggest obstacles in America's race to vaccinate against the coronavirus has been that substantial proportions of certain groups choose not to vaccinate.  —  The polling has suggested all along that Republicans …
Discussion: The Hill and Daily Kos
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
By 5-4 Vote, Supreme Court Lifts Restrictions on Prayer Meetings in Homes  —  The court shifted direction in cases on Covid-related limits on religious services after Justice Amy Coney Barrett replaced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court late Friday night lifted …
CNN:
Texas GOP chairman Allen West falsely says Texas could secede from the US: ‘We could go back to being our own Republic’  —  (CNN)Texas Republican Party chairman Allen West falsely suggested that Texas could secede from the United States and become an independent country, a CNN KFile review of his comments in recent months shows.
House Committee on Ethics:
Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Matt Gaetz  —  Pursuant to Committee Rule 7, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:
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The Daily Beast:
Matt Gaetz Surfaces at Trumpy Summit to Declare 'I'm Built for the Battle'
Kathy Frankovic / YouGov:
Half of vaccine rejectors believe it is safe to travel now, compared to 29% of vaccinated adults  —  Economist/YouGov Poll Politics & current affairs  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say it is safe for fully vaccinated Americans to travel.
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Christina Maxouris / CNN:
Analysis: Covid-19 vaccinations are climbing. But familiar mistakes could lead to more misery
Discussion: The Atlantic
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
State Department revokes security clearance for acting chief of staff to UN ambassador  —  A top aide to the U.S. envoy to the United Nations has stepped aside after her security clearance was revoked, according to two people familiar with the matter.  —  Jennifer Davis, the de facto chief …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jacob Finkel / The Atlantic:
Trump's Power Won't Peak for Another 20 Years  —  The Trump presidency may be over, but the Trump era has only just begun—at least when it comes to influence over the nation's courts.  Measured solely by the number of judges he appointed, Donald Trump's impact is staggering: 234 judges …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
‘A Tremendous Complication’: G.O.P. Dances Around Trump's Lingering Presence  —  A gathering of Republican leaders and top donors in Florida this weekend is less a reset of priorities and more a reminder of the tensions that Donald J. Trump instills in his party.
Discussion: HuffPost, Axios and Oil City News
CNN:
Nearly 40% of Marines have declined Covid-19 vaccine  —  Washington (CNN)Nearly 40% of US Marines are declining Covid-19 vaccinations, according to data provided to CNN on Friday by the service, the first branch to disclose service-wide numbers on acceptance and declination.
Discussion: New York Post
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
High number of Trump political appointees sought permanent jobs in final year  —  The number of political appointees who sought permanent positions in the final year of former President Donald Trump's term outpaced the number who did so under his predecessor during the same time frame, according to documents obtained by NBC News.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ellen Mitchell / The Hill:
Pentagon takes step toward new screening procedures to weed out extremists  —  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is moving to set up new screening procedures at the Pentagon as part of an effort to weed out extremists in the military, according to a memo released Friday.
PR Newswire:
Joe diGenova Apologizes To Former CISA Director Chris Krebs  —  WASHINGTON, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —  On November 30, 2020, I appeared on the Howie Carr Show.  During the show, I made regrettable statements regarding Christopher Krebs, which many interpreted as a call for violence against him.
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Wait, Could Andrew Yang Really Be New York's Next Mayor?  —  The eccentric-entrepreneur-turned-failed- presidential-candidate is campaigning on a promise to make the city fun again.  It might work.  —  Andrew Yang rolled up for opening day at Yankee Stadium on April 1 with the crackling force field of celebrity surrounding him.
Andrew Sullivan / The Weekly Dish:
A Truce Proposal In The Trans Wars  —  There is a compromise available.  Here's one version.  —  10 hr ago  —  If we were going to construct a test-case for how dysfunctional our politics have become, it would be hard to beat the transgender issue.  It profoundly affects …
Discussion: Alternet.org and New York Times
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Trump faces a narrow path to victory against Facebook suspension  —  If former President Donald Trump manages to get back on Facebook and Instagram this month, his win will rest on a series of close calls.  —  Facebook's oversight board is expected to rule in the coming weeks on whether …
Foundation for Economic Education:
California Moves to Ban Fracking—as Gas Prices Hit 3-Year High  —  Californians often serve as test subjects for progressive policies.  With its latest proposed ban, the Golden State may end up serving as a cautionary tale.  —  “Answering the call of Gov. Newsom, Democratic California lawmakers introduced …
Washington Post:
Putin is slowly murdering Alexei Navalny.  Here's how the U.S. can save him.  —  RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin's regime is slowly but very intentionally murdering his leading political opponent, Alexei Navalny.  Mr. Navalny, whom the Russian secret police unsuccessfully sought to kill …
Discussion: Unfogged
Maureen Callahan / New York Post:
Hunter Biden: I was so crack-addled, I forgot pants — but I was also very qualified for Burisma  —  What a joke.  —  Hunter Biden continued his lovefest with an adoring, understanding, thoroughly enchanted media last night with a lengthy spot on Jimmy Kimmel.
 
 
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