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6:35 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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Max Boot / Washington Post:
How do the immigrants who run Fox feel about Tucker Carlson's anti-immigrant rants?  —  Tucker Carlson, the top-rated host on Fox “News” Channel, has been attracting attention for a while with his vile rhetoric against immigrants.  Yet now he's reached a new low.
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Media Matters for America:
White nationalists praise Tucker Carlson's full embrace of their “replacement” conspiracy theory  —  On the April 8 broadcast of Fox News Primetime, Tucker Carlson offered perhaps his most explicit justification yet for the core belief of the so-called “great replacement” conspiracy theory …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Jewish Groups Blast Carlson for Openly Endorsing White Supremacist Theory: ‘Tucker Must Go’
Discussion: Informed Comment
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 …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
By 5-4 Vote, Supreme Court Lifts Restrictions on Prayer Meetings in Homes
Discussion: Fox News
Democracy Docket:
WI Supreme Court Rules Against Voter Purging
Discussion: Associated Press
The White House:
President Biden to Sign Executive Order Creating the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States
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:
Facing New Ethics Investigation, Matt Gaetz Declares He's ‘Not Going Anywhere’  —  SCANDAL?  WHAT SCANDAL?  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz resurfaced Friday night to ignore the saga of scandals and deliver MAGA boilerplate.  —  After 10 days of relentless developments in the Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) …
New York Times:
White House Border Coordinator to Step Down  —  Roberta S. Jacobson's departure comes amid the administration's efforts to reduce the flow of immigration from Central America.  —  WASHINGTON — Roberta S. Jacobson, the former ambassador to Mexico whom President Biden chose as his “border czar” …
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Tarini Parti / Wall Street Journal:
White House Border Coordinator Roberta Jacobson to Step Down at End of Month
Gabrielle Fonrouge / New York Post:
White House considering cash payments to Central Americans to stem migration
Discussion: Cyprus Mail and RedState
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 …
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.
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 and Mediaite
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 …
Yascha Mounk / The Atlantic:
When to Reopen  —  America has entered a confusing stage of the pandemic.  It is vaccinating its citizens at an impressively fast clip.  COVID-19 cases have come down precipitously since the start of the year.  The daily number of new infections is less than a quarter of what it was at its peak in mid-January.
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 …
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.
Discussion: HotAir, National Review and Mediaite
Cam Edwards / bearingarms.com:
New West Virginia Law Removes Sales Tax On Guns, Ammo  —  While California Democrats are looking to jack up the taxes on guns and ammunition in their latest attempt to punish those exercising their Second Amendment rights, the Republicans in charge of the West Virginia legislature are moving in the opposite direction.
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
Caitlin Owens / Axios:
America may be close to hitting a vaccine wall  —  There are growing signs that parts of the country may be close to meeting demand for the coronavirus vaccine — well before the U.S. has reached herd immunity.  —  Why it matters: For the last few months, the primary focus of the U.S …
Discussion: Mission Local, HotAir and KFF
Washington Post:
CDC ramps up scrutiny of rare post-vaccination ‘breakthrough infections’  —  Experts say the number of people testing positive for the virus after being inoculated is to be expected  —  As tens of millions of people in the United States reach the coronavirus vaccination finish line …
Forensic News:
Trump Aide Failed to Disclose Lavish Gift from Ukrainian Client  —  Michael Caputo, a former senior aide to Donald Trump, who spent decades working in Russia and former Soviet states, failed to disclose a lavish painting gifted to him by a Ukrainian lobbying group in 2020.
Washington Post:
Migrant boy found wandering alone in Texas had been deported and kidnapped  —  Boy was seen by many in viral video as emblematic of desperation of migrant children.  —  The 10-year-old had been lost for hours — crying and shaking as he wandered a vast scrubland— when he saw the Border Patrol officer.
 
 
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Houston Keene / Fox Business:
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Republicans draft veteran candidates to reclaim House majority
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Jeremy Duda / Arizona Mirror:
Election auditor wrote ‘election fraud facts’ report for GOP senators who tried to overturn the 2020 election
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BBC:
Nikolai Glushkov: Putin critic ‘strangled in London home by third party’
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Will Vitka / WTOP:
Pentagon officer charged with murder in Takoma Park shooting that left 2 dead
Discussion: CNN, TheGrio and New York Post