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4:35 AM ET, April 11, 2021

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Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel escorted out of RNC retreat  —  During this weekend's highly anticipated donor retreat hosted by the Republican National Committee in Palm Beach, Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel was escorted off the premises while his primary opponent, Jane Timken …
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Trump in 2024?  He says only that ‘a Republican’ will win  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to affirm his commitment to the Republican Party — and raise the possibility that someone else will be the GOP's next presidential nominee — in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night.
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
‘Dumb son of a bitch’: Trump rips McConnell at Mar-a-Lago  —  Former President Donald Trump ripped into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell before a Republican National Committee donor retreat Saturday evening, deriding him as a “dumb son of a bitch.”  —  Trump veered off his prepared during …
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Post
Washington Post:
Maryland enacts landmark police overhaul, first state to repeal police bill of rights  —  BREAKING: Maryland's Democratic-majority legislature on Saturday overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes of three historic police accountability bills, becoming the first state in the nation to do away …
Discussion: Politico
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Baltimore Sun:
Maryland legislators pass landmark police reform package into law, overriding Gov. Hogan's vetoes  —  Brushing aside vetoes from Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland legislators on Saturday passed a landmark police reform package into law that supporters hailed as a major step toward transforming policing in the state.
Riley Snyder / The Nevada Independent:
Nevada Republicans vote to censure SOS Cegavske over voter fraud allegations  —  Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske on the first day of the 81st session of the Legislature in Carson City on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.  (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)  —  The Nevada Republican Party Central Committee …
Discussion: Raw Story
Marc Caputo / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The Gaetz Show gets weirder  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  MIAMI — Welcome to a special edition of Playbook from Miami.  It's time for an update on The Gaetz Show, which just came to town.  —  Battling anonymous leaks that he had sex with a minor or had paid prostitutes …
Axios:
Scoop: Biden eyes Russia adviser criticized as soft on Kremlin  —  President Biden is considering appointing Matthew Rojansky, head of the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute, as Russia director on the National Security Council, according to a source familiar with the situation.
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Washington Post:   On Ukraine's doorstep, Russia boosts military and sends message of regional clout to Biden
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Ramsey Clark, Attorney General and Rebel With a Cause, Dies at 93  —  Mr. Clark oversaw the drafting of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and went on to defend both the disadvantaged and the unpopular.  —  Ramsey Clark, who championed civil rights and liberties as attorney general in the Johnson administration …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Andrew Ryan Globe / The Boston Globe:
For years, the Boston Police kept a secret: the union president was an alleged child molester  —  Despite 1995 evidence, Patrick Rose kept his badge, worked on child sexual assault cases, and ascended to power in the police union.  He went on to allegedly molest five other children.
Discussion: Raw Story
David Smith / The Guardian:
The scandal that wasn't: Republicans deflated as nation shrugs at Hunter Biden revelations  —  Trump and his allies foresaw a ticking timebomb centred on the president's son - but it has not turned out that way  —  Where's Hunter?  —  The rhetorical question about Joe Biden's troubled son …
Matthew Rosenberg / New York Times:
A Teacher Marched to the Capitol.  When She Got Home, the Fight Began.  —  Kristine Hostetter was a beloved fourth-grade teacher.  Then came the pandemic, the election and the Jan. 6 riot in Washington.  —  SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Word got around when Kristine Hostetter was spotted …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
‘Maximum Pressure’ on Iran Has Failed  —  A return to the nuclear deal is the first step out of the morass.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  It is separate from the newsroom.
Discussion: The Atlantic
Anton Troianovski / New York Times:
'You Can't Trust Anyone': Russia's Hidden Covid Toll Is an Open Secret  —  The country's official coronavirus death toll is 102,649.  But at least 300,000 more people died last year during the pandemic than were reported in Russia's most widely cited official statistics.
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Second senior Matt Gaetz aide resigns amid federal investigation  —  Devin Murphy, Rep. Matt Gaetz's legislative director, has stepped down amid a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations against the Florida Republican congressman, the New York Times first reported and Axios has confirmed.
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Associated Press:
‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control.  In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand.
Silvia Foster-Frau / Washington Post:
Racism is a public health threat, according to the CDC director  —  Racism is a public health threat that “affects the health of our entire nation,” the director of America's top public health agency said Thursday.  —  In a statement, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director …
Discussion: Power Line
Andrea Petersen / Wall Street Journal:
Loneliness, Anxiety and Loss: the Covid Pandemic's Terrible Toll on Kids  —  A year of school shutdowns and family trauma leads to social isolation, stress and mental-health issues  —  When Victoria Vial's Miami middle school shut down last spring and her classes went online, it felt like the beginning of an adventure.
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
Marxist BLM leader buys $1.4 million home in ritzy LA enclave  —  Patrisse Khan-Cullors, the leader of Black Lives Matter and a self-described Marxist, recently purchased a $1.4 million home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood where the vast majority of residents are white, according to reports.
Discussion: RedState and Twitchy
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Harriet Alexander / Daily Mail:
BLM founder is branded a ‘FRAUD’ after buying a $1.4 million home in an upscale mostly white enclave in LA
Discussion: Power Line and Townhall
Ryan Prior / CNN:
How to speak to someone who's hesitant to get vaccinated  —  For more on the long history of the anti-vaccine movement, watch The Truth about Vaccines Saturday, April 10 starting at 9 p.m. ET.  —  (CNN)As a pediatrician, Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez spends many of her days with nervous moms …
John Ganz / Unpopular Front:
Some Thoughts on Antisemitism  —  In the most recent issue of Jewish Currents, the editors of the magazine have a piece entitled “How Not To Fight Antisemitism.”  I understand it's generating some controversy and my initial reaction to it was also negative, but I read it more carefully and found that it actually made some good points.
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.
 
 
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Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Mississippi Elections Chief Says He Regrets Word Choice About ‘Woke’ Young Voters
Washington Post:
Kerry expected to travel to China in first visit by top Biden official
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Dean Balsamini / New York Post:
Sexual assault across NYC up 322% from same time last year
Tim Craig / Washington Post:
He was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest. Now, he's warning others about Florida's anti-riot proposal.
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Arizona AG invites HHS chief on border tour, says crisis a ‘clear threat’ to public health
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Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
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Clare Foran / CNN:
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Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal
Detroit Free Press:
Workers weary, patients angry, as COVID-19 fills Michigan hospitals — again
Discussion: Forbes