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Washington Post:
Biden will withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021  —  President Biden will withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan over the coming months, people familiar with the plans said, completing the military exit by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 …
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YouGov:
All US states ranked from best to worst, according to Americans  —  There are endless rankings of the US states: whether they are the best places to live, the best places to do business, how much fun they are.  Such judgements are made by economists, companies, and journalists - but what do Americans themselves think?
Washington Post:
Officer Kim Potter resigns: 26-vet and former union president fatally shot Daunte Wright, police said  —  The 26-year veteran police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn. who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old unarmed Black man, has resigned “in the best interest of the community.”
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Bruce Gordon / Minnesota Department of Public Safety:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  BCA Identifies Officer in Brooklyn Center Shooting Incident
Reis Thebault / Washington Post:
Brooklyn Center fires city manager, gives mayor control of the police department following fatal shooting
New York Times:
U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Rare Clotting Cases  —  The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control will stop using the vaccine at federal sites and urge states to do so as well while they examine the safety issues.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
Lissandra Villa / TIME:
John Boehner on His New Book, the Rise of Donald Trump and the Future of the GOP  —  John Boehner left office months before the biggest political story of the decade played out: Donald Trump won the Republican presidential nomination, became President, and redefined the Republican Party.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Will the media ever hold the Trump enablers responsible?  —  The who's who of the Republican Party, including the 2024 wannabe presidential contenders, ventured out to Mar-a-Lago over the weekend to pay homage to disgraced former president Donald Trump, who instigated a violent insurrection.
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Bill Press / The Hill:
Corporate America defies the GOP  —  For those of us in the media, one reason covering politics is both so much fun and so frustrating is the many twists and turns that politicians make on issues, with little concern for being branded as hypocrites.  —  Just when you thought you knew …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson's defense of his ‘replacement’ rant gives away the game  —  Tucker Carlson is under fire for declaring that Democrats want to “replace” the current voting citizenry with “more obedient voters from the Third World,” to “dilute” the power of U.S. voters.
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Justin Horowitz / Media Matters for America:
Frequent Fox guest Charlie Kirk praises and endorses Tucker Carlson's “replacement” theory  —  Kirk: “Tucker doubled and tripled down last evening”  —  On YouTube, Turning Point USA President Charlie Kirk defended Fox host Tucker Carlson's endorsement of the white nationalist “great replacement” conspiracy theory.
Discussion: NBC News
Paul Rossi / Common Sense with Bari Weiss:
I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated  —  Children are afraid to challenge the repressive ideology that rules our school.  That's why I am.  —  I am a teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan.  Ten years ago, I changed careers when I discovered how rewarding …
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
Reading the Republican Autopsy  —  It's real, and it's spectacular.  —  1. The Autopsy Is Happening Right Now  —  In the days after Democrats unseated an incumbent president and won unified control of Congress, the victorious party went though a round of self-analysis and recriminations.
Discussion: Raw Story
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Dem pollsters acknowledge ‘major errors’ in 2020 polling  —  A group of top Democratic Party pollsters are set to release a public statement Tuesday acknowledging “major errors” in their 2020 polling — errors that left party officials stunned by election results that failed to come close to expectations in November.
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Antonia Noori Farzan / Washington Post:
Egypt seizes the Ever Given, saying its owners owe nearly $1 billion for Suez Canal traffic jam  —  A few weeks ago, Egypt was frantically trying to get the massive container ship Ever Given out of the Suez Canal.  —  Now, authorities are saying the vessel is not allowed to leave.
Discussion: New York Post
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South China Morning Post:   Egypt impounds megaship that blocked Suez Canal, seeks compensation
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Trump alumni launch largest post-administration group  —  A constellation of Trump administration stars today will launch the America First Policy Institute, a 40-person nonprofit group with a first-year budget of $20 million, and the mission of perpetuating former President Trump's populist policies.
Roger Harrabin / BBC:
World's wealthiest ‘at heart of climate problem’  —  The world's wealthy must radically change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.  —  It says the world's wealthiest 1% produce double the combined carbon emissions of the poorest 50%, according to the UN.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
Executives Call for Deep Emission Cuts to Combat Climate Change
Discussion: New Republic, CNBC and The Daily Caller
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:
Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos  —  In a historic move, President Biden is naming Robert Santos, one of the country's leading statisticians and the American Statistical Association's president, as his intended nominee to head the U.S. Census Bureau.
Orlando Sentinel:
Records: Joel Greenberg doled out contracts to politicians, strategists tied to figures in Florida's political scandals  —  Before he resigned in disgrace last year, Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg doled out dubious contracts to a number of Republican politicians …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Republicans Are Making 4 Key Mistakes  —  It's not only Georgia.  —  In every state where Republicans control a chamber of the legislature, bills to restrict voting are advancing fast.  Arizona and Texas Republicans have acted especially aggressively to choke off unwanted voters in time for 2022.
The White House:
Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia … President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.  They discussed a number of regional and global issues, including the intent of the United States and Russia to pursue …
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Almost all of New York's House Democrats draw a hard line on state and local tax deductions  —  Nearly every Democrat in New York's House delegation said Tuesday that they won't back tax hikes to fund President Joe Biden's infrastructure package without a full repeal of the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Forbes and Political Wire
National Review:
Anthony Fauci Has Worn Out His Welcome  —  More than a year ago, Americans welcomed Anthony Fauci into their homes as a sober scientist who was helping them make sense of a deadly new virus.  But he has worn out that welcome.  —  It's true that Fauci has enjoyed an illustrious career …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Prosecutors: Oath Keepers appeared to stash Jan. 6 firearms at suburban Comfort Inn  —  Members of the Oath Keepers, the paramilitary extremists who played a central role in storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, appeared to stash firearms at a Comfort Inn in Arlington, Va., prosecutors indicated in a late Monday court filing.
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
Doha Madani / NBC News:
Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake won't face discipline, police chief says  —  The Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man who was paralyzed from the waist down after the shooting in August, has returned to work and will not face discipline, the department announced Tuesday.
Discussion: Forbes and NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Albuquerque Journal:
Gov.'s campaign settles with ex-spokesman  —  SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's gubernatorial campaign has paid at least $62,500 as part of a settlement with a former staff member who had accused her of sexual mistreatment during a staff meeting, according to documents filed Monday.
 
 
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Lara Trump leads GOP field in North Carolina Senate race, poll shows
Discussion: National Review
Reade Pickert / Bloomberg:
Consumer Prices in U.S. Advance by Most in Nearly Nine Years
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Vox
ACU:
The American Conservative Union Announces a Pushback on the Leftward Lurch of U.S. Corporations by Establishing the Center To Protect Voters and Their Voices
Discussion: CNBC and Washington Times
Daniella Diaz / CNN:
Democrats send letter to Biden requesting immigration bill in second part of infrastructure package
Project Veritas:
PART 1: CNN Director ADMITS Network Engaged in ‘Propaganda’ …
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Kristen Clarke faced abuse for taking on Trump. Now she's poised to lead Justice Department's civil rights team.
Discussion: HuffPost and IJR
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
France bans air travel that could be done by train in under 2.5 hours
Jordan Gould / Washington Examiner:
When the social justice mob came for me
Associated Press:
Idaho lawmakers hear pitch to absorb three-fourths of Oregon
Discussion: The Week
The Daily Beast:
Former Navy SEAL Admits He Marched on Capitol on Jan. 6
Discussion: Raw Story
Eric Felten / RealClearInvestigations:
The Absentee Vote Logic of the New York Times