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9:45 AM ET, April 13, 2021

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KSTP-TV:
BCA identifies officer in Daunte Wright shooting  —  Monday night, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified the officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center Sunday.  —  The BCA identified the long-time veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department as Officer Kim Potter.
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
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Rich Lowry / New York Post:
How did it become normal for every police shooting to bring ruinous rioting?  —  By now, it's a ritual of contemporary American life — a police-involved shooting followed by a riot.  —  Police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop last weekend …
Bruce Gordon / Minnesota Department of Public Safety:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  BCA Identifies Officer in Brooklyn Center Shooting Incident  —  ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the officer who discharged her firearm during an officer involved shooting incident that occurred on Sunday, April 11, in Brooklyn Center.
Thomas Barrabi / Fox News:
Daunte Wright shooting: Brooklyn Center city manager fired after call for due process for police officer
Discussion: RedState
New York Times:
U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After 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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New York Times:
U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After 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 investigate the safety issues.
CNN:
CDC and FDA recommend US pause use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns  —  (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are recommending that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's 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.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Inside Trump's private, revisionist, grievance-laden speech to the RNC  —  The Trump Show was rekindled privately Saturday night at a Republican National Committee event at the former president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., with Donald Trump delivering a speech heavy …
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Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Trump: McConnell ‘helpless’ to stop Biden from packing court
Paul LeBlanc / CNN:
Nikki Haley says she'll support and not challenge Trump if he runs in 2024
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.
Discussion: NBC News and Democracy Docket
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Lachlan Murdoch dismisses ADL complaint, says Fox sees no problem with Tucker Carlson's ‘replacement theory’ remarks  —  New York (CNN Business)Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch dismissed the Anti-Defamation League's demand that the company f ire host Tucker Carlson …
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Eric Felten / RealClearInvestigations:
The Absentee Vote Logic of the New York Times  —  By making accusations of vote fraud he was not able to prove, both before and after the election, Donald Trump made it easy for his critics to dismiss as dishonest any and all concerns about election integrity.
Discussion: Instapundit
Nolan Rappaport / The Hill:
Biden is thinking about building that wall — and that's a good thing  —  When Congress wouldn't give former President Donald Trump the funds he needed to construct more walls on the southern border, he issued a proclamation declaring that the situation at the southern border presented …
Discussion: National Review
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Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
The most anti-refugee president in modern history might not be Donald Trump
Discussion: Al Jazeera, HuffPost and Law & Crime
Caitlin Owens / Axios:
Democrats, led by Biden, are aiming big on health care  —  Democrats are exploring adding a huge array of health policies to upcoming spending legislation, ranging from further enhancing Affordable Care Act subsidies to allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices.
Steve Vladeck / Slate:
“Shadow Dockets” Are Normal.  The Way SCOTUS Is Using Them Is the Problem.  —  Over the past few years, a growing chorus of law professors, Supreme Court practitioners, and legal journalists have been writing about—and criticizing—the rise of the Supreme Court's “shadow docket,” …
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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 …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Television's Trumpiest New Show  —  Almost nobody tuned into the first episode of Dr. Sebastian Gorka's new talk show on Newsmax, The Gorka Reality Check, with high expectations.  —  Since Donald Trump's defeat, there's been a TV land rush to capture as much of the Trump base as possible …
Thomas Novelly / Post and Courier:
Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood makes chaotic appearance in Charleston ahead of SC GOP chair bid  —  NORTH CHARLESTON — Chaos erupted at the Charleston County GOP meeting when attorney Lin Wood pushed conspiracy theories that Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
Why has climate economics failed us?  —  Economists could have helped in the fight against climate change.  So far, they haven't.  —  7 hr ago  —  Ezra Klein has an excellent post at the New York Times on the politics of Bidenomics.  This part really caught my eye:
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Andrew Cuomo's White-Knuckle Ride  —  Amid scandals, accusations and calls for his resignation, the New York governor seems determined to prove that the instincts that have gotten him into trouble can get him out of it too.  —  Andrew Cuomo lives, still, in a 40-room Victorian mansion …
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Austin: US adds 500 troops in Germany, despite Trump pledge  —  BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Tuesday that he is expanding the U.S. military presence in Germany by 500 troops, suggesting he will not carry out a Trump administration order to withdraw thousands of them.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Al Jazeera
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Trump knocks CNN for ‘completely false’ report Gaetz was denied meeting  —  Former President Trump is lashing out at a CNN report this week that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) was denied a meeting with him at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida following accusations of sex trafficking against the congressman.
Discussion: Raw Story and CBS Miami
Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Trump Says New York Tax Law Doesn't Apply Because He's Not President  —  Donald Trump said a New York law enabling Congress to ask for his state tax returns no longer applies because he isn't president.  —  The law, known as the Trust Act, allows the state to share the president's tax information …
Discussion: Raw Story
Sam Baker / Axios:
The warning signs of a longer pandemic  —  All the things that could prolong the COVID-19 pandemic — that could make this virus a part of our lives longer than anyone wants — are playing out right in front of our eyes.  —  The big picture: Right now, the U.S. is still making fantastic progress on vaccinations.
Discussion: New York Times, HotAir and CNBC
Donna Ladd / Mississippi Free Press:
‘Darn’ Tootin' It Is!':  Gov. Tate Reeves Again Declares Confederate Heritage Month, SCV Says  —  Despite asking Gov. Tate Reeves' office since late March if he planned to again declare April as Confederate Heritage Month with no response, this publication just found what appears to be this year's proclamation.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jeremy B. Merrill / The Markup:
How Facebook's Ad System Lets Companies Talk Out of Both Sides of Their Mouths  —  Exxon, Comcast, and other companies target people of different political leanings with different ads  —  Liberals on Facebook are given one picture of ExxonMobil.  To them, the multibillion-dollar oil giant sells itself …
The Daily Beast:
Former Navy SEAL Admits He Marched on Capitol on Jan. 6  —  He used to serve his country.  Then he stood side by side with the Proud Boys as they stormed the the U.S. Capitol grounds. … He's a veteran of SEAL Team 4, a motivational speaker, and a fan of the Proud Boys.
Discussion: Raw Story
Yaniv Kubovich / Haaretz:
Israeli Defense Officials Warn Leaks on Iran Operations ‘Will Blow Up in Our Faces’  —  Some officials fear that inter-agency battles for prestige and political motives are leading to the series of reports and could push Iran to a severe reaction  —  A recent series of reports attributing …
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Arclight Cinemas And Pacific Theatres Won't Be Reopening; Parent Company Decurion Hands Keys Back To Landlords  —  EXCLUSIVE: Refresh for more details The last thing we needed to hear as the box office and exhibition were rebounding from the pandemic was a piece of bad news …
Ben Dreyfuss / bend:
And like that —poof—he was gone.  —  A note about me and Mother Jones.  —  3 hr ago  —  Personal news: I am no longer editorial director at Mother Jones.  You need to find new reasons to pretend to cancel your subscriptions.  —  I was hired at MJ in July of 2013 as their engagement editor.
 
 
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
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Hamilton Nolan / In These Times:
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Hans Nichols / Axios:
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NCAA.org:
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