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9:00 AM ET, April 18, 2021

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Daniella Diaz / CNN:
Marjorie Taylor Greene scraps planned launch of controversial ‘America First’ caucus amid blowback from GOP  —  (CNN)Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is scrapping the planned launch of her “America First” caucus after receiving blowback from leaders in her own party …
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Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls Off America First Caucus Following Backlash  —  Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is abandoning her plan to launch a right-wing congressional group dubbed the America First Caucus after the publication of a seven-page platform vowing to protect “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” …
Laurie Roberts / Arizona Republic:
Rep. Paul Gosar finally reveals himself with his 'America First Caucus nonsense
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Aleksei Navalny Needs His Doctors  —  Vladimir Putin may be able to save his nemesis's life.  He must.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  It is separate from the newsroom.
Discussion: Associated Press, NPR and Politico
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Adrianna Rodriguez / USA Today:
Police in Minnesota round up journalists covering protest, force them on the ground and take pictures of their faces  —  Journalists covering a protest in a Minneapolis suburb Friday night were forced on their stomachs by law enforcement, rounded up and were only released after having their face and press credentials photographed.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
NSA official installed as Trump left office resigns after he was sidelined  —  Michael Ellis, a former Republican political operative, resigned Friday as the National Security Agency's top lawyer, having been sidelined for three months after President Biden took office.
Discussion: emptywheel
Celine Castronuovo / The Hill:
CDC: Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose  —  Roughly half of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Saturday.
Discussion: NPR, Forbes and New York Times
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Washington Post:
Extending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause for a week was a deadly mistake
Discussion: Raw Story
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Grassroots fury at Kemp bubbles up in county GOP meetings around Georgia  —  The grassroots anger at Gov. Brian Kemp and other top state officials who refused to overturn former President Donald Trump's election defeat bubbled up on Saturday at several county GOP meetings across the state …
Zoë Carpenter / The Nation:
Misinformation Is Destroying Our Country.  Can Anything Rein It In?  —  Trump is gone, but the right-wing media is alive and well—and will further undermine our democracy if we let it.  —  On the night after the November 3 election, hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump filled the parking lot …
Discussion: The Week
New York Times:
Indianapolis police chief says gunman bought weapons legally despite earlier warning.  —  Brandon Hole, the 19-year-old who the police say fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility on Thursday night, legally purchased two semiautomatic rifles he used in the attack more than six months earlier …
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Most Americans want to end lifetime Supreme Court appointments  —  Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo  —  A majority of Americans want to end lifetime appointments for U.S. Supreme Court justices, according to an Ipsos poll for Reuters, though less than half are in favor of other efforts to reform the judiciary.
Discussion: The Hill
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Senators in the dark on parliamentarian's decision  —  A parliamentarian ruling touted as a breakthrough for the Democratic agenda is putting the Senate in uncharted territory and sparking confusion.  —  More than a week after Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough signaled that Democrats …
Discussion: BizPac Review
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Rick Scott navigates Trump, winning back the Senate — and his own ambitions  —  The silver bowl was small, but the symbolism was immense.  —  When Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) handed former president Donald Trump the National Republican Senatorial Committee's first-ever “Champion for Freedom Award” …
Discussion: Associated Press
Kathianne Boniello / New York Post:
‘Consensual incest’ should be decriminalized, advocates say … Consensual incest advocates are rooting for an anonymous New York parent who wants to marry their own adult child.  —  Australian Richard Morris, who is pushing to change incest laws in about 60 countries …
Andrew England / Financial Times:
Saudi and Iranian officials hold talks to patch up relations  —  Senior officials from the regional rivals met earlier this month in Baghdad  —  Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have been holding direct talks in a bid to repair relations between the two regional rivals …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Al Jazeera
Derek Robertson / Politico:
What QAnon Documentaries Reveal About How Conspiracies Flourish  —  And, in the process, how far their insidious ideas are beyond the media's control.  —  “Into the Storm” director Cullen Hoback and Jim Watkins in Washington on Jan. 6.  Courtesy of HBO  —  A media suddenly bereft …
Charles Gasparino / New York Post:
Cowardly CEOs' woke political activism is a PR gimmick  —  Hysteria, groupthink and a fair amount of hypocrisy are the key ingredients in a ruinous cocktail that has managed to intoxicate some formerly profit-focused boardrooms.  —  One day, it's the Adena Friedman-led Nasdaq stock market demanding …
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
Being Black in America is exhausting  —  “Everyone I know is just so tired,” tweeted Jenna Wortham of the New York Times Magazine on Wednesday.  While the Black writer doesn't specify who “everyone” is, it's a good bet they are also Black.  And Wortham's use of “tired” is an understatement.
Rachel Siegel / Washington Post:
Two blocks from the Federal Reserve, a growing encampment of the homeless grips the economy's most powerful person  —  Jerome Powell says the recovery is far from over.  The bleak reality is made clear outside his window on the Fed chair's drive to work.  —  As he drove past the intersection …
Rachel Abrams / New York Times:
One America News Network Stays True to Trump  —  A recent OAN segment said there were “serious doubts about who's actually president,” and another blamed “anti-Trump extremists” for the Capitol attack.  —  Months after the inauguration of President Biden, One America News Network …
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Swiss Billionaire Is Said to End His Bid for Tribune Publishing  —  Hansjörg Wyss was part of a serious offer for the major newspaper chain that could have prevented it from being sold to the hedge fund Alden Global Capital.  —  The Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss …
Justine Coleman / The Hill:
FDA rescinds emergency authorization for COVID-19 antibody treatment bamlanivimab  —  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rescinded its emergency use authorization for the monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab to be used on its own as treatment against COVID-19 due to variants' resistance to the therapy.
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Trump Rape Accuser Asks Court to Keep Defamation Suit Alive  — E. Jean Carroll pressing to depose Trump, seeks his DNA sample  — Trump had told reporters that Carroll wasn't his ‘type’  —  A former New York advice columnist who says Donald Trump defamed her when he denied raping …
Discussion: Insider
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New York Times:
Donations Surge for Republicans Who Challenged Election Results
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Biden picks 1st woman to be Army secretary
Discussion: Defense One
Insider:
Mass shootings are up nearly 73% so far in 2021 in what gun violence researchers describe as a contagion effect
Discussion: Insider
Tom Perkins / The Guardian:
Most charges against George Floyd protesters dropped, analysis shows
Oona Goodin-Smith / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Pa. National Guard activated as Philly preps for potential unrest ahead of Derek Chauvin murder trial verdict
Harry Siegel / New York Daily News:
Is Andrew Yang yanking our chain? Beware the lure of this mayoral candidate
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Fairfax seeks to dismiss 400 convictions in cases brought by one officer
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
NBC 6 South Florida:
South Florida Nurse Arrested, Accused of Threatening to Kill VP Kamala Harris
Discussion: NBC News, The Hill and CNN
New York Times:
Throughout Trial Over George Floyd's Death, Killings by Police Mount
Discussion: The Atlantic and Insider
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:
Biden Says First Golf as President Leaves Course Record Intact
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Gary Harki / Virginian-Pilot:
Not a speed trap, a race trap: Black Virginians say they've been racially profiled in and around Windsor for decades
Discussion: Left Voice