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Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs / New York Times:
Derek Chauvin Is Being Held in Solitary Confinement For 23 Hours a Day  —  Derek Chauvin is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day in Minnesota's only maximum-security prison after he was convicted of murdering George Floyd and led out of a courtroom in handcuffs, according to authorities.
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New York Times:
G.O.P. Bills Target Protesters (and Absolve Motorists Who Hit Them)  —  As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests.  —  Republican legislators …
Tucker Carlson / Fox News:
Jury verdict in Derek Chauvin trial a cry of 'please don't hurt us'  —  Can we really trust the way by which the former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty?  —  Tucker: No politician, media figure has the right to intimidate a jury  —  The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial came …
Associated Press:
AP source: Garland to announce Minneapolis police probe
Washington Post:
Garland announces Justice Dept. probe into Minneapolis police
Jana Winter / Yahoo News:
The Postal Service is running a running a ‘covert operations program’ that monitors Americans' social media posts  —  The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans' social media posts, including those about planned protests …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Lofgren: Capitol Police official being investigated for directions to pursue only ‘anti-Trump’ protesters Jan. 6  —  A Capitol Police official radioed units outside of the building on the morning of Jan. 6 and told them only to scout for anti-Trump troublemakers — not pro-Trump protesters …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Welcome to the YOLO Economy  —  Burned out and flush with savings, some workers are quitting stable jobs in search of postpandemic adventure.  —  Something strange is happening to the exhausted, type-A millennial workers of America.  After a year spent hunched over their MacBooks …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Chris Christie friends believe he's running in 2024  —  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is seriously considering running for president in 2024, three people familiar with his thinking tell Axios.  —  Driving the news: While Christie isn't saying anything publicly about his thinking …
Vanessa Romo / NPR:
Columbus Police Shoot And Kill Black, Teenage Girl  —  A 16-year-old Black girl was fatally shot by an officer outside of her home after she called the police for help on Tuesday afternoon, according to her family.  —  The girl has been identified as Ma'Khia Bryant by her aunt, Hazel Bryant.
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Senate Republicans take step to revive debt ceiling brawls with White House  —  The non-binding vote is a sharp pivot from their hands-off approach during the Trump administration  —  Senate Republicans on Wednesday signaled they might oppose any future increase to the debt ceiling unless Congress …
Discussion: Bloomberg, USA Today and Breitbart
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Carr steps down from Republican AGs group under fire for robocall  —  Chris Carr has stepped down as chairman of a national group that advocates for Republican attorneys, citing a “significant difference of opinion” in the organization's direction following a robocall that urged people to march …
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Jonah E. Bromwich / New York Times:
Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Prostitution, Part of Nationwide Shift  —  The district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., moved to dismiss thousands of cases dating back decades, amid a growing movement to change the criminal justice system's approach to prostitution.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
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Politico:
Biden: 200 million Americans have been vaccinated  —  President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that his administration had achieved its target of 200 million coronavirus vaccinations during his first 100 days in office.  —  “This is an American achievement — a powerful demonstration of unity and resolve …
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Wall Street Journal:
Biden Administration Moves to Unwind Trump Auto-Emissions Policy
Discussion: Vox
Politico:
Lawmakers reveal — and dispute — FBI conclusion about 2017 baseball field shooting  —  A congressman who was on the baseball field during the 2017 shooting that nearly killed GOP Whip Steve Scalise says the FBI privately informed lawmakers it ruled the attack a “suicide by cop,” …
Reuters:
Foxconn mostly abandons $10 billion Wisconsin project touted by Trump  —  Taiwan electronics manufacturer Foxconn is drastically scaling back a planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, confirming its retreat from a project that former U.S. President Donald Trump once called “the eighth wonder of the world.”
We Out Here Magazine:
Open Letter: A Call-In To The Portland Protest Community  —  In response to ongoing behavior seen as detrimental to Black Liberation, Black protesters have drafted a letter addressing the larger Portland Protest Community, so that our values and observations are clear to all.
Jeremy Herb / CNN:
Biden's associate attorney general nominee Vanita Gupta confirmed after GOP senator breaks ranks  —  (CNN)The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Vanita Gupta to be associate attorney general in a narrow 51-49 vote after Sen. Lisa Murkowski joined with Democrats in support of President Joe Biden's Justice Department nominee.
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Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Cruz rips Biden DOJ nominee as ‘partisan ideologue’ for liking tweet attacking Nikki Haley
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Luppe B. Luppen / Pawprints:
Introducing Pawprints  —  A newsletter from @nycsouthpaw, an internet lawyer dog  —  Thank you for finding your way here.  —  Over the years, a surprising number of you have written me very kind notes asking for a newsletter or a blog, hoping in some cases to keep up with what I'm doing …
ProPublica:
How Josh Hawley and Marjorie Taylor Greene Juiced Their Fundraising Numbers  —  Politicians get the veneer of grassroots support, while shadowy consultants get rich. … Two of the leading Republican firebrands in Congress touted big fundraising hauls as a show of grassroots support …
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Roger Stone spent weeks publicly defending Rep. Gaetz after being paid by his campaign  —  Since cashing a check from the reelection campaign of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) in March, notorious political dirty trickster Roger Stone has furiously defended the congressman amid a firestorm surrounding a federal investigation into his activities.
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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
New Docs Show Matt Gaetz Campaign in Full Damage-Control Mode
Discussion: Raw Story and Politico
The Moscow Times:
As It Happened: Russians Protest in Support of Navalny  —  Putin's most outspoken critic has been on hunger strike in prison for three weeks, demanding to see his own doctors for a host of ailments.  —  Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's team called for protests across the country …
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Fox News Thinks Tucker Carlson Is Still Good for Business  —  Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive officer of the Anti-Defamation League, asked advertisers gathered Tuesday for Global Marketer Week to press Fox Corp. to fire its resident flamethrower and ratings-magnet, Tucker Carlson.
Wall Street Journal:
Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Advance as U.S. Offers Sanctions Relief  —  Biden administration signals openness to easing measures against oil, finance and other sectors, but Tehran wants to see specifics  —  The Biden administration has signaled it is open to easing sanctions against critical elements …
Jordan Williams / The Hill:
Arizona governor vetoes strict sex education bill  —  Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) has vetoed a restrictive sex education bill that would have mandated that parents give consent before their children learn about LGBTQ issues.  —  Along party lines, the state legislature last week passed Senate Bill 1456 …
Gabby Orr / CNN:
Andrew Giuliani to meet with Trump as he preps NY gubernatorial bid  —  (CNN)Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a former public liaison official inside the Trump White House, will meet with the former President at Mar-a-Lago next week as he finalizes …
 
 
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Yassie Liow / The Iris:
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Andrew J. Tobias / Plain Dealer:
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Joel Anderson / Slate:
This Isn't Justice  —  I was standing outside of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department …
Discussion: New York Times, Reason and Vox
New Republic:
Mark Bittman's Beef With Capitalism
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Jake Lahut / Insider:
Presidential historian on Fox News says Benjamin Franklin successfully thwarted ‘cancel culture’
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Luke Money / Los Angeles Times:
California's coronavirus case rate now the lowest in the continental U.S.
Hema Parmar / Bloomberg:
Leon Cooperman Won't Attend Elizabeth Warren's Tax Hearing, But Will Watch It
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
The brother of a top Biden advisor lobbied the White House this year on behalf of big health-care companies
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