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Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals  —  Officers and officials also donated to fundraisers for far-right activists and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans  —  A data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website has revealed …
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CNN:
8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say  —  (CNN)A gunman opened fire outside and inside a FedEx Ground facility near Indianapolis' main airport Thursday night, killing eight people, wounding several others and sending witnesses running before taking his own life, police said.
Washington Post:
Founding member of Oath Keepers set to enter first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach  —  A founding member of the Oath Keepers arrested in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate against others in the case — the first defendant to potentially flip …
Discussion: NBC News, Law & Crime and Raw Story
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William Saletan / Slate:
Republicans Still Sympathize With the Insurrection
Discussion: IJR and NBC News
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
A striking new poll on the GOP's nascent push for transgender youth restrictions  —  Republican-controlled state legislatures are proceeding apace with efforts to restrict transgender children from getting transition-related medical care and participating in girls' sports.
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Matt Loffman / PBS NewsHour:
New poll shows Americans overwhelmingly oppose anti-transgender laws  —  The rights of transgender Americans has been a growing topic of debate on sports fields, in state capitols and in Congress.  The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ advocacy organization, says more than 30 state legislatures …
New York Times:
Biden Administration Says Russian Intelligence Obtained Trump Campaign Data  —  A Treasury Department document shed more light on links between the campaign and Russian spies.  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration revealed on Thursday that a business associate of Trump campaign officials …
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Robyn Dixon / Washington Post:
Russia to expel 10 U.S. diplomats in response to Biden administration sanctions
Discussion: Insider, KDFX-TV and Associated Press
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Rachel Maddow Explains Trump's Russia Collusion Crime
Discussion: MSNBC
Frank Thorp V / NBC News:
After the Riot  —  It's been 100 days since the attack on the Capitol, and those who were inside still struggle with their memories.  —  When a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the world watched as the rioters entered the building, breaking windows and pushing through barriers.
Discussion: IJR and Raw Story
Chicago Tribune:
In several fateful seconds, video appears to show 13-year-old Adam Toledo toss gun, turn with empty hands raised before Chicago cop fires fatal shot (warning: graphic content)  —  By CHRIS SWEDA / CHICAGO TRIBUNE “,sourceId: “119823990”,shareUrl: “https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagotribune.com%2 Fnews% …
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Stephanie K. Baer / BuzzFeed News:
Video Shows A 13-Year-Old Boy Had His Hands Up When A Police Officer Fatally Shot Him
Carol E. Lee / NBC News:
In secret Facebook groups, America's best warriors share racist jabs, lies about 2020, even QAnon theories  —  WASHINGTON — They're the most elite, lethally trained members of the U.S. military, widely considered the best of the best.  And yet in secret Facebook groups exclusively …
The White House:
Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Announces $1.7 Billion Investment to Fight COVID-19 Variants … Funding from American Rescue Plan will help CDC and Governors monitor, track, and defeat emerging variants that are currently threatening pockets of the country
Discussion: The Hill and POLITICUSUSA
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
‘A nicer version of Trump’: GOP donors flock to DeSantis  —  One evening in February, Ron DeSantis quietly slipped into the luxurious Charleston Place Hotel in South Carolina.  —  Over dinner, the Florida governor addressed an audience of deep-pocketed donors convened by the influential Bradley Foundation …
Discussion: The Capitolist, HotAir and Raw Story
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
The Question Biden Won't Answer  —  It's not just generals who are always prepared to fight the last war.  President Biden's April 14 announcement that U.S. forces will leave Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of 9/11 has a long and complicated backstory.
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George W. Bush / Washington Post:
Immigration is a defining asset of the United States.  Here's how to restore confidence in our system.  —  George W. Bush was the 43rd president of the United States.  —  Next week, I'm proud to publish a new collection of my paintings, entitled “Out of Many, One.”
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
New York Post:
Social media again silences The Post for reporting the news  —  Once more unto the breach.  —  On Thursday, Facebook decided its users should not be able to share a New York Post article about the property buying habits of one of the founders of Black Lives Matter.
Discussion: HotAir and Breitbart
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Biden hits 59 percent approval rating in Pew poll  —  A majority of Americans — 59 percent — approve of President Biden's handling of his job nearly as he approaches 100 days in office, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Friday.  —  The poll found Biden's job approval …
Discussion: HotAir and New York Times
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NBC News:
Polls show Biden reaping solid approval ratings with popular policies
Isabella Grullón Paz / New York Times:
How Democrats Who Lost in Deep-Red Places Might Have Helped Biden  —  A study by a liberal group found a reverse coattails effect in 2020: Down-ballot candidates may have helped elect President Biden, rather than the other way around.  —  Ebony Carter faced an uphill climb when she decided …
Wall Street Journal:
The Ambassador of Blame America First  —  We've come a long way from Pat Moynihan and Jeane Kirkpatrick.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations is supposed to speak for American values and interests.  But judging by her recent remarks …
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Noah Rothman / Commentary Magazine:
America's Racial Self-Flagellation at the UN Only Helps Rogue States
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Defense Department confirms leaked video of unidentified aerial phenomena is real  —  Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot  —  (CNN)The Defense Department has confirmed that leaked photos and video of “unidentified aerial phenomena” taken in 2019 are indeed legitimate images of unexplained objects.
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
The Democrats' Giant Dilemma  —  John Fetterman is one of the most photographed rising stars in the Democratic Party.  As gargantuan as Lurch Addams, with a bald head, goatee and closet full of Dickies shirts—and tattoos running down his arm marking every date a life was taken while he was mayor …
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
Andrew Yang, Celebrity Politician  —  Andrew Yang was, briefly, a corporate attorney, then an executive at a test preparation company, then the founder of a nonprofit that encourages entrepreneurship.  (It has a mixed record.)  He ran for president in 2020, more or less as the Reddit Candidate …
Orlando Sentinel:
Florida Senate passes ‘anti-riot’ bill, sends it to DeSantis to sign into law  —  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate on Thursday approved an “anti-riot” bill championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, sending it to him for signature into law over the objections of Democrats and civil rights groups …
Dominique Mosbergen / HuffPost:
North Carolina Police Issue ‘Critical’ Warning After 2 Transgender Women Found Dead  —  Charlotte police said they're investigating whether the deaths of two transgender women — both shot in hotel rooms — are connected.  —  Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, issued a “critical” …
Discussion: PinkNews and LGBTQ Nation
Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
Chuck Schumer Has Changed Why is the former “angry centrist” pushing his party to go bigger, bolder, and more progressive?  —  Late one Wednesday last month, Chuck Schumer padded around his inner office in the Capitol in black socks decorated with palm trees, tended to his fireplace, and conceded a few seconds of self-reflection.
Lois Beckett / The Guardian:
Millions of Americans think the election was stolen.  How worried should we be about more violence?  —  A recent survey showed an estimated 50m Republicans believe the false claim, but experts say many Trump supporters appear to be cooling down  —  Three months after an insurrection at the US capitol …
 
 
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
GOP senators demand DOJ, SBA probe over whether Planned Parenthood applied for PPP loans despite ineligibility
Discussion: Townhall
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Biden proposals may not guarantee all Fortune 500 corporations pay federal income taxes, experts say
Discussion: National Review
Reuters:
Liberty University sues former president Jerry Falwell Jr.
Discussion: Religion News Service
Nicole Carroll / USA Today:
The Backstory: Nancy Pelosi's No. 1 lesson on power: 'Nobody's going to give it to you. You've got to take it.'
Discussion: The Hill, IJR and Liberty Unyielding
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
F.D.R. Didn't Just Fix the Economy
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Mike Pompeo pours cash into new PAC bearing his slogan
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Ted Cruz threatens to burn John Boehner's book over criticisms
Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
How the G.O.P. Lost Its Clear Voice on Foreign Policy
Discussion: Raw Story and Decider
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
Boehner Stands to Make Millions in Drug Money From Biden Win
Discussion: Bloomberg
Jonathan Turley / USA Today:
What's the difference between the Wright and Babbitt shootings?
Discussion: KDFX-TV, Salon and Law & Crime
Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
The ‘cancel culture’ wars are exhausting and useless. Here are five proposals for a truce.
Alex Bollinger / LGBTQ Nation:
Tearful mom begs Texas lawmakers not to throw her in jail for supporting her trans child
Discussion: The Hill, Mediaite and Off the Kuff
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: Biden close to picking Nick Burns as China ambassador
 

 
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