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12:25 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.
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 Politico
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Discussion: HuffPost, POLITICUSUSA, Daily Kos and CNN
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.
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.
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: TheBlaze, The New Neo, RedState and Twitchy
New York Times:
Black Army Medic Pepper-Sprayed in Traffic Stop Accuses Officers of Assault  —  Second Lt. Caron Nazario was in uniform when two Windsor, Va., police officers ordered him to stop his car, pointed their weapons at him and doused him with pepper spray.  —  Caron Nazario, a lieutenant …
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 …
Discussion: The Mahablog
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
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 and TheGrio
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
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The Gaetz Show gets weirder
Ryan Prior / CNN:
How to speak to someone who's hesitant to get vaccinated
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
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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
Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Times:
Incarcerated and Infected: How the Virus Tore Through the U.S. Prison System
 Earlier Items: 
Tess Owen / VICE:
Leaked Chats Show ‘White Lives Matter’ Movement in Shambles After Antifa Infiltration
Harry Enten / CNN:
Red states are vaccinating at a lower rate than blue states
Jacob Finkel / The Atlantic:
Trump's Power Won't Peak for Another 20 Years
Discussion: Outside the Beltway