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The Daily Beast:
Gaetz Paid Accused Sex Trafficker, Who Then Venmo'd Teen … In two late-night Venmo transactions in May 2018, Rep. Matt Gaetz sent his friend, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg, $900.  The next morning, over the course of eight minutes, Greenberg used the same app to send three young women varying sums of money.
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Politico:
Gaetz-tied group threatens to sue reporters writing on his Trump relationship  —  A boutique conservative consultancy group working on behalf of Rep. Matt Gaetz is threatening to sue journalists for their coverage of the embattled congressman.  —  The entity, Logan Circle Group …
New York Times:
Biden Announces Action on Guns, Saying ‘This Is Just a Start’  —  Representative Matt Gaetz's communications director has also resigned amid a federal sex trafficking investigation.  President Biden inaccurately described “loopholes” in federal regulations of firearms during a speech outlining his first actions to combat gun violence.
Thomas Mates / WKMG:
‘Uniquely situated:’ Ex-Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg likely to take plea deal, attorney says
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, CBS News and HuffPost
Orlando Sentinel:
Joel Greenberg paid $7,500 to Anthony Sabatini while Seminole Tax Collector
Discussion: Fox News
New York Times:
Amazon Appears to Defeat Union Drive at Alabama Warehouse  —  The company's victory deals a crushing blow to organized labor, which had hoped the time was ripe to start making inroads.  —  Amazon appeared to beat back the most significant labor drive in its history on Friday …
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Sebastian Herrera / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union  —  With 72% of ballots counted, about 71% of the Bessemer, Ala., warehouse workers voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union  —  Amazon. com Inc. employees in Alabama voted not to unionize …
New York Times:
Biden Creating Commission to Study Expanding the Supreme Court  —  The White House is taking action after progressives pushed to add seats to the court to balance the conservative stamp put on it by President Trump.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden on Friday will order a 180-day study …
Washington Post:
In new book, John Boehner says today's GOP is unrecognizable to traditional conservatives and dishes on his time in politics  —  John Boehner in a new memoir derides today's Republican Party as unrecognizable to traditional conservatives like himself, held hostage by both former president Donald Trump …
Discussion: HuffPost and Florida Politics
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Julian E. Zelizer / New York Times:
Book Review: ‘On the House,’ by John Boehner
Discussion: NPR
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
Trump officials celebrated efforts to change CDC reports on coronavirus, emails show  —  Political appointees also tried to blunt scientific findings they deemed unfavorable to Trump, according to new documents from House probe  —  Trump appointees in the Health and Human Services department …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Hill, Insider and CNN
Marilyn Berger / New York Times:
Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99  —  The Duke of Edinburgh, who married the future queen in 1947, brought the monarchy into the 20th century, but his occasional frank comments hurt his image.  —  Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II …
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
George W. Bush: Prince Philip ‘brought boundless strength and support’ to the Queen
Discussion: Politico and IJR
Media Matters for America:
Tucker Carlson gives passionate defense of “white replacement theory”  —  Carlson: “If you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate ... they become hysterical because that's what's true.  Let's just say it that it's true”
Gina Kolata / New York Times:
Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus  —  Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.  —  She grew up in Hungary, daughter of a butcher.  She decided she wanted to be a scientist, although she had never met one.
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Vladimir Putin Has a Message: “Hey, Joe, Are You Listening?”  —  The Biden Administration can't escape the Russia problem.  —  Vladimir Putin would like a word.  All of the talk in Washington these days is about China, or our crazy dysfunctional politics, or the pandemic and its consequences.
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
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Vladimir Kara-Murza / Washington Post:   My trial in Moscow this week was an exercise in absurdity
Marc Elias / Democracy Docket:
The Business Community Must Act  —  When the Voting Rights Act came before Congress for renewal in 2006, corporate America had a clear message for Congress—pass the bill.  —  As early as 2005, Walmart's CEO had written both President Bush and Republican leadership in Congress in support of the reauthorization legislation.
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Exclusive: How Donald Trump upended Nancy Pelosi's plans, then she unraveled his  —  This story is adapted from “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power,” which will be published April 20 by Twelve Books.  Author Susan Page, the Washington Bureau chief of USA TODAY …
Rosa Brooks / Politico:
What About the Cops Who Watched George Floyd Die?  —  Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer currently on trial for the killing of George Floyd, is an all-too familiar type: a bully with a badge and gun.  During his 19 years as an officer, Chauvin was the subject of a score of misconduct complaints.
Luke Thompson / National Review:
The Rise and Fall of the Lincoln Project  —  There have been plenty of grifters in the political world.  But what made the Lincoln Project grift unique was that much of it played out on television.  —  here was nothing special about the Lincoln Project.  Its ads were coarse …
Dave Gilson / Mother Jones:
Trump Put a Right-Wing Radio Host in Charge of a National Park.  Emails Show the Chaos That Ensued.  —  Click the highlighted text for more.  —  Last December 7, Michael Savage kicked off his radio program by railing yet again against the “demonic” and “fascist” governors who had locked down their states to slow the spread of COVID.
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Ginia Bellafante / New York Times:
New York Is Taxing the Rich.  Here's Who Made That Happen.  —  A budget that spends on education, homelessness and undocumented immigrants is the product of years of progressive politics, not a governor looking for a diversion.  —  About a decade ago, it became increasingly common …
Shannon Pettypiece / NBC News:
First Biden budget outline calls for major boost in non-defense spending  —  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden released the outlines of his first budget proposal to Congress, with a $1.5 trillion proposal calling for a significant increase in non-defense spending in areas ranging from climate change to gun violence.
John Bowden / The Hill:
‘Tiger Mom’ Amy Chua says Yale punishing her over false student allegations  —  The author of a controversial 2011 book on parenting says that Yale Law School is punishing her over false allegations raised by students by removing her from a position teaching one of the law school's “small groups …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Josh Hawley's ugly rant unmasks the fraudulence of the anti-'wokeness' crusade  —  With Republicans increasingly attacking “woke” corporations for defending voting rights, one can theoretically envision a semi-understandable motive at play.  It would be that conservative voters feel disempowered …
Discussion: New York Times, The Week and The Hill
Brad Esposito / Nieman Lab:
“The idea that we can change anything, I have given up on”: NBC News' Brandy Zadrozny on documenting the “depressing” internet  —  “Suddenly, the stupid stuff on the internet, the scary stuff on the internet, became just so mainstream and important.  And that totally should not be.”
NBC News:
2022 will pit a Democratic economic pitch against GOP culture wars  —  WASHINGTON — We are still 578 days away from Election Day 2022, but we already have a good idea of what the battle lines will be.  —  Democrats are concentrating on the economy and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic …
Amy Sherman / PolitiFact:
In gun policy address, Joe Biden exaggerates about background checks at gun shows  —  If you go to a gun show and buy a firearm from a federally licensed seller, you will have to pass a background check, just as if you went to a bricks-and-mortar gun store.  You would only escape a background check …
Teo Armus / Washington Post:
Video shows Texas GOP official seeking ‘army’ of volunteers to monitor polls in mostly Black and Hispanic Houston precincts  —  In a leaked video of a recent presentation, a man who identifies himself as a GOP official in Harris County, Tex., says the party needs 10,000 Republicans for an “election integrity brigade” in Houston.
 
 
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Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
A Nation Primed To See Racism In Everything Will Think Only About Race
The Markup:
Google Blocks Advertisers from Targeting Black Lives Matter YouTube Videos
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Antony Blinken offers a window on how Biden's foreign policy decisions will be made
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Centers for Disease Control:
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Dylan Byers / NBC News:
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Rachel Elbaum / NBC News:
Holocaust survivors launch new campaign to show how ‘it started with words’
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Federal prosecutors get the green light to start offering plea deals to Capitol riot defendants, attorneys say
Ezra Marcus / New York Times:
What Are Neopronouns?  —  Are you a person, place or thing?  We have good news.
Discussion: Althouse and Marginal REVOLUTION
Paul Caron / taxprof.typepad.com:
Bar Exams May Soon Be Easier To Pass, As States Eye Changes
Discussion: Power Line
Noah Bierman / Los Angeles Times:
Politicians dread the sting of #KHive, the fervent online fans of Kamala Harris
Discussion: PRESS RUN and Politico