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5:10 PM ET, April 10, 2021

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Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal  —  A special team led by a high-level manager says Rupert Murdoch's paper must evolve to survive.  But a rivalry between editor and publisher stands in the way.  —  The Wall Street Journal is a rarity in 21st-century media: a newspaper that makes money.
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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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
How the forces inside the GOP that pushed out John Boehner led to Matt Gaetz  —  John A. Boehner never served a day in Congress with Rep. Matt Gaetz, nor does the former House speaker write a single word on the controversial young Florida Republican in his new memoir.
Discussion: Slate, Insider, Althouse and Daily Kos
The Daily Beast:
Matt Gaetz Surfaces at Trumpy Summit to Declare 'I'm Built for the Battle'
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.
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 …
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court strikes another pandemic-related restriction on religious services
Jessica Gresko / Associated Press:
High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship
Discussion: TheBlaze, CNN, HotAir and Politico
Democracy Docket:
WI Supreme Court Rules Against Voter Purging
Discussion: Associated Press
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: The New Neo, 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: California Globe and Townhall
New York Times:
Police Say an Antifa Activist Likely Shot at Officers.  His Gun Suggests Otherwise.  —  Investigators said that Michael Reinoehl probably opened fire before officers killed him last year.  But some key evidence raises questions about that conclusion.  —  SEATTLE — When a U.S. Marshals …
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.
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Jane Harper / Virginian-Pilot:
2 Windsor police officers threatened and assaulted a man during an illegal stop, lawsuit claims.  And it's all on video.  —  Caron Nazario was driving his brand new SUV through the town of Windsor last December when he saw a police cruiser signal for him to pull over.
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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: The Hill and Associated Press
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
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
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
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Proud Boys and other far-right groups raise millions via Christian funding site  —  Revealed: groups banned from other sites fundraising on GiveSendGo as data breach identifies high-dollar donors  —  A data breach from Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo has revealed that millions …
Discussion: HillReporter.com
Tim Craig / Washington Post:
He was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest.  Now, he's warning others about Florida's anti-riot proposal.  —  As Black Lives Matter protests swept the nation last year in response to George Floyd's death, some residents of Plant City, Fla., decided they, too, had had enough.
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Hayley Smith / Los Angeles Times:
KKK fliers, White Lives Matter rally: Huntington Beach confronts ‘storm of hate’
Discussion: San Bernardino Sun
Clare Foran / CNN:
‘An existential threat’: The Republicans calling for their party to reject QAnon conspiracy theories  —  (CNN)Republican Rep. Peter Meijer has a warning for his party: He fears baseless conspiracy theories like QAnon will destroy the GOP from within if Republicans don't decisively …
Discussion: USA Today and Alternet.org
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.
Discussion: Mother Jones
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
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 …
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Zachary Evans / National Review:
Dan Crenshaw Announces Emergency Eye Surgery, Will Be ‘Effectively Blind’ for a Month  —  Representative Dan Crenshaw (R., Texas) announced that he received emergency surgery on his left eye on Friday, which will leave the congressman “effectively blind” for the next month.
Tess Owen / VICE:
Leaked Chats Show ‘White Lives Matter’ Movement in Shambles After Antifa Infiltration  —  “What an absolute garbage dumpster fire,” one Telegram user wrote.  —  TO  —  Just days before a series of White Lives Matter rallies were to take place in cities across the U.S. …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
 
 
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Dean Balsamini / New York Post:
Sexual assault across NYC up 322% from same time last year
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Arizona AG invites HHS chief on border tour, says crisis a ‘clear threat’ to public health
Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Times:
Incarcerated and Infected: How the Virus Tore Through the U.S. Prison System
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Wait, Could Andrew Yang Really Be New York's Next Mayor?
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Foundation for Economic Education:
California Moves to Ban Fracking—as Gas Prices Hit 3-Year High
Ellen Mitchell / The Hill:
Pentagon takes step toward new screening procedures to weed out extremists
Christina Maxouris / CNN:
Analysis: Covid-19 vaccinations are climbing. But familiar mistakes could lead to more misery
Discussion: The Atlantic
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
High number of Trump political appointees sought permanent jobs in final year
Discussion: Raw Story
Malachi Barrett / MLive.com:
Slotkin asks Biden administration to label foreign white supremacists as terrorists
Cam Edwards / bearingarms.com:
New West Virginia Law Removes Sales Tax On Guns, Ammo
Andrew Sullivan / The Weekly Dish:
A Truce Proposal In The Trans Wars
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PR Newswire:
Joe diGenova Apologizes To Former CISA Director Chris Krebs