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10:40 PM ET, April 21, 2021

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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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Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Republican candidate for governor says Chauvin verdict makes her ‘sick’  —  RICHMOND — A prominent Republican candidate for Virginia governor said that the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin this week made her “sick” and that jurors didn't acquit because they feared a violent backlash.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson despises the Derek Chauvin verdict  —  After the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Fox News contributor and former congressman Trey Gowdy called the verdict “a celebration of our justice system.”  Similar sentiments dominated coverage …
Tim Arango / New York Times:   ‘Gentle Steering of the Ship’: How Keith Ellison Led the Prosecution of Chauvin
New York Times:
G.O.P. Bills Target Protesters (and Absolve Motorists Who Hit Them)
Media Matters for America:
Fox's Newt Gingrich: “The real racists are the people who want to brainwash your child so that they feel guilty about being born white”
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and CNBC
Associated Press:
AP source: Garland to announce Minneapolis police probe
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 …
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Lara Jakes / New York Times:
Biden Preparing to Declare That Atrocities Against Armenia Were Genocide  —  The designation for the World War I-era killings would further fray U.S. relations with Turkey, but it is a risk the president appears willing to take to further human rights, officials said.
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William Mauldin / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Poised to Recognize Armenian Massacres as Genocide, Officials Say  —  President said during his campaign he would acknowledge killings as genocide, a move that would upset U.S. ally Turkey  —  WASHINGTON—President Biden is poised to formally recognize the Armenian genocide of the early 20th century …
Discussion: Associated Press
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Senate Democrats Bring In Joe Lieberman As Ringer On D.C. Statehood  —  Former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, a Democrat-turned-independent well known for his close relationships with Republicans, will help Democrats make the case for a D.C. statehood bill set to pass the House on Thursday, which faces long odds in the Senate.
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Politico:
Senate GOP preserves earmark ban, adds strict debt ceiling posture
Discussion: The Hill, Fox News and Roll Call
Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
An unvaccinated worker set off an outbreak at a U.S. nursing home where most residents were immunized.  —  An unvaccinated health care worker set off a Covid-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Kentucky where the vast majority of residents had been vaccinated, leading to dozens of infections …
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 …
Discussion: Culture Study
Politico:
Clyburn facing potential $5,000 metal detector fine  —  House Majority Whip James Clyburn is facing a possible $5,000 fine for evading the metal detectors off the House floor, which are part of the security protocols House Speaker Nancy Pelosi enacted after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Discussion: Fox News and Bloomberg
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Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner:
‘Tone down a bit’: Clyburn cautions Democrats threatening to derail tax plan over SALT cap
Discussion: Bloomberg
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.
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 …
Richard Hanania / Richard Hanania's Newsletter:
Why is Everything Liberal?  —  Cardinal Preferences Explain Why All Institutions are Woke  —  In a democracy, every vote is supposed to be equal.  If about half the country supports one side and half the country supports another, you may expect major institutions to either be equally divided, or to try to stay politically neutral.
Discussion: Econlib, Reason and National Review
NBC News:
‘We did it’: Biden celebrates U.S. hitting milestone of 200 million doses in his first 100 days  —  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced a new tax credit Wednesday to reimburse small businesses that give workers paid time off to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as he touted reaching …
Discussion: FOX40 and CNBC
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: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
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 …
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 …
Yassie Liow / The Iris:
A Rebuttal to Andrew Gutmann's Letter  —  On April 16, a snail mail letter from Andrew Gutmann, an angry parent at the Brearley School, arrived in the mailboxes of hundreds of community members.  The letter announced that Gutmann, a 45-year-old ex-investment banker, would be withdrawing …
Luke Money / Los Angeles Times:
California's coronavirus case rate now the lowest in the continental U.S.  —  California's coronavirus case rate is now the lowest in the continental U.S., an achievement that reflects months of hard-won progress against the pandemic in the aftermath of the state's devastating fall-and-winter surge.
Discussion: The Week
Wilson Wong / NBC News:
Virginia police officer fired after donating to Kyle Rittenhouse defense fund  —  A police officer in Virginia who donated money to support homicide suspect Kyle Rittenhouse was fired, authorities said Tuesday.  —  Lt. William Kelly, who worked in internal affairs for the Norfolk Police Department …
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 …
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.
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 …
Shawna Chen / Axios:
Tim Scott hopes to reintroduce version of GOP police reform bill  —  Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told reporters Wednesday he plans to reintroduce his police reform bill or a similar proposal in the coming weeks and that he has discussed a potential compromise with Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
Discussion: Washington Post and ABC News
New Republic:
Mark Bittman's Beef With Capitalism  —  What we grow determines how we eat, and what we eat determines how we live and die.  These simple but overlooked truths drive the work of the longtime food writer Mark Bittman, whose new book, Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food …
Discussion: New York Times
 
 
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Nicole Hong / New York Times:
Were Brendan Hunt's Social Media Rants Free Speech or Illegal Threats?
Talal Ansari / Wall Street Journal:
Michigan's Spring Covid-19 Surge Is Close to Previous Pandemic High
Discussion: The Hill
Andrew J. Tobias / Plain Dealer:
Bill listing party ID for Ohio Supreme Court candidates clears Ohio Senate
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Former NY Gov Paterson and NYC Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa Joined Dov Hikind and Many Others in Vigil at French Consulate for Slain Sarah Halimi
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Jake Lahut / Insider:
Presidential historian on Fox News says Benjamin Franklin successfully thwarted ‘cancel culture’
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Wall Street Journal:
Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Advance as U.S. Offers Sanctions Relief
Discussion: Associated Press