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NBC News:   Republicans say Newsom recall is all about the virus. That's not how it started
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
GOP Sen. Ron Jonhson Criticizes ‘Big Push’ To Get Everyone Vaccinated  —  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) on Thursday questioned the “big push” to ensure everyone is vaccinated against coronavirus, putting him at odds with many of his Senate Republican colleagues who have attempted to close the partisan gap in vaccination rates.
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Biden scores record high approval rating among young voters, according to new poll  —  It's Friday.  We made it.  It's still National Park Week - hope everyone can get a little fresh air this weekend.  This is the Power Up newsletter; thanks for waking up with us.  See you on Monday.
Discussion: The Hill and POLITICUSUSA
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Washington Post:
Most Americans support greater scrutiny of police as discrimination concerns persist, Post-ABC poll finds
Discussion: Political Wire
People.com:
George W. Bush Says He Wrote-In Condoleezza Rice in 2020 Election and Clarifies ‘Nativist’ Comment  —  Bush spoke with PEOPLE about his new book of paintings, Out of Many, One, which features a selection of his portraits of American immigrants along with their stories
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Axios:
George W. Bush says he wrote in Condoleezza Rice for president in 2020
Discussion: We Love Trump and Fox News
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrat Joe Manchin says there's one GOP senator he'd endorse ‘in a heartbeat’  —  Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin bucked his own party's political operation in 2020 by endorsing a Republican.  Now, he's doing it again.  —  The West Virginia senator is backing Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski's reelection bid …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Herschel Walker rumors blocking top Republicans in Senate race  —  The former Bulldog great Herschel Walker is still making noise about a U.S. Senate bid, floating the possibility of a campaign against Democrat Raphael Warnock to a growing number of media outlets while refusing …
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CNN:
With Trump's backing, Walker freezes Senate GOP field in Georgia
Vulture:
Scott Rudin, As Told by His Assistants A portrait of a toxic workplace.  —  Like Harvey Weinstein before him, Scott Rudin has been called an “open secret” throughout the entertainment industry.  For decades, the megaproducer — one of only 16 people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The G.O.P. Is Getting Even Worse  —  Trumpians are having a venomous panic attack.  —  Those of us who had hoped America would calm down when we no longer had Donald Trump spewing poison from the Oval Office have been sadly disabused.  There are increasing signs that the Trumpian base is radicalizing.
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Tim Scott often talks about his grandfather and cotton.  There's more to that tale.  —  My grandfather “suffered the indignity of being forced out of school as a third-grader to pick cotton, and never learned to read or write. ...  Our family went from cotton to Congress in one lifetime.”
Discussion: Axios and Twitchy
New York Times:
Andrew Yang, Looking for Endorsement, Offends Gay Democratic Club  —  Participants described Mr. Yang's remarks as offensive, saying that even as members of the club raised policy issues, he returned to mentioning gay bars.  —  Andrew Yang, the former presidential candidate and leading contender …
Jonathan VanBoskerck / Orlando Sentinel:
I love Disney World, but wokeness is ruining the experience |  Commentary  —  My family and I have been loyal Disney customers for decades.  We vacation at Disney World every year.  We take a Disney cruise every year or two.  Consequently, we spend way too much money in Orlando.
Anita Kumar / Politico:
The border turned out to be a better attack on Biden than even Republicans thought  —  When Donald Trump took his final trip as president to the southwest border in January, the publicly stated purpose was to tout his record.  Privately, however, his Republican allies had hatched a plan …
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Washington Post:
A political group's hiring of Mark Halperin draws protests from staffers  —  A nonpartisan political organization is facing blowback from its employees after hiring journalist Mark Halperin, whose career as a prominent TV pundit hit a wall after he faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
Associated Press:
COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged more than 70% since the start of the year, and deaths among them appear to have tumbled as well, dramatic evidence the vaccination campaign is working.
Josh Hammer / MSN:
The Toxicity of the Permanent Outrage Mentality  —  The conviction of disgraced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on both manslaughter and murder charges ought to be, at least in theory, a seminal moment for a country hoping to foster a greater civic unity and recoil …
Nir Hasson / Haaretz:
Over 30 Palestinians Injured, 20 Arrested in anti-Arab Clashes in Jerusalem  —  Earlier, in Zion Square, police attempted to prevent members of the Jewish purity Lehava group and other right-wing activists from attacking Israelis who came to protest the march
Politico:
It's been exactly one year since Trump suggested injecting bleach.  We've never been the same.  —  One year ago today, President Donald Trump took to the White House briefing room and encouraged his top health officials to study the injection of bleach into the human body as a means of fighting Covid.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Examiner:
Cancel culture comes for the cops  —  Human nature makes it tempting to put others' actions in the worst possible light.  Social media has made it commonplace.  Woke cancel culture has made it almost a virtue.  —  This is how we get what we got Tuesday and Wednesday in the aftermath …
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
On police and race, LeBron James becomes part of the problem
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Biden will unveil eye-popping new tax rates for wealthiest Americans  —  Officials haven't made clear whether the rate would apply in 2021 or 2022.
Lou Raguse / KARE-TV:
'I wish it didn't have to happen': Alternate juror reflects on Derek Chauvin trial  —  A juror who didn't know she was an alternate in Chauvin's trial details why she supports the former Minneapolis officer being convicted in George Floyd's murder.  —  MINNEAPOLIS — A woman who sat …
Politico:
Demings ‘seriously considering’ challenging DeSantis or Rubio  —  Florida Rep. Val Demings said she's “seriously considering” a statewide bid against Sen. Marco Rubio or Gov. Ron DeSantis, boosting Democratic hopes in a battleground state that's growing increasingly red.
Will Wilkinson / Model Citizen:
The Anti-Majoritarian Mistake  —  Jonah Goldberg thinks liberal societies don't need much democracy.  He's wrong.  —  18 hr ago  —  This Dispatch piece by Jonah Goldberg is extremely useful in illustrating the centrality of anti-majoritarianism on the right.
Discussion: Pawprints
Michael Kruse / Politico:
Why Is Trump Going to War Here?  —  STRONGSVILLE, Ohio—  The crowd crammed into an indoor-outdoor bar at a sprawling mall in this teeming suburb south of Cleveland.  The head of the local Republican club took to the mic on a small stage—and pledged vengeance.
Christopher F. Rufo / City Journal:
On the Ground … The Courage of Our Convictions  —  Critical race theory is fast becoming America's new institutional orthodoxy.  Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don't understand it.  This must change.  We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.
Charlie Warzel / Galaxy Brain:
The Failing Galaxy Brain  —  There are hundreds of us...*HUNDREDS! … Welcome to Galaxy Brain, where we're off to a very slow start. … I hate to say it but Glenn is right.  After a whole ten days of entrepreneurship I can report that I am not newsletter millionaire.
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Trump Administration Is Over, but the Trump Crisis Is Not  —  Many Republicans are acting like the Capitol insurrection never happened, and much of Washington is fine with it.  —  When Walter Mondale, the former Vice-President, died on Monday, C-span circulated a video clip of him on the rostrum …
Discussion: Raw Story
Rachel Sharp / Daily Mail:
Ma'Khia Bryant's military vet neighbor says his security camera footage proves Columbus cop had NO CHOICE but to shoot her: Second neighbor says knife-wielding 16-year-old 'was in full attack mode and the other girl's life was at stake'  — Home security footage taken from a garage across …
CNN:
Under-the-radar court case helps piece together cop dragging during Capitol riot  —  (CNN)The Justice Department has built out one of its most gripping and complex investigations to date from the January 6 insurrection in a court case which has gotten far less attention than others …
Discussion: ABC17NEWS, Raw Story, TheGrio and The Root
The College Fix:
I've lived in Minneapolis my entire life.  I'm leaving Friday.  I no longer recognize my hometown.  —  OPINION: I no longer recognize Minneapolis.  I no longer want to live here.  —  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minneapolis is my home.  My happiest memories are here.
Laura Bassett / MSNBC:
Stacey Abrams just taught Senator John Kennedy a lesson on being prepared  —  Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, went viral on Wednesday for embarrassing himself during a Tuesday hearing with Stacey Abrams about Georgia's new voter suppression law.
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Chaos Erupts In Congress As Republicans Demand Democrat Withdraw ‘Racist Trash’ Accusation  —  Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) condemned Republican arguments against statehood for Washington, D.C., as “racist trash” in a speech on the House floor Thursday, leading to vocal objections …
 
 
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Sally Goldenberg / Politico:
An armed New York mayor? Democratic ex-cop plans to ride an anti-crime message to City Hall.
Discussion: HotAir
Kaiser Health News:
Biden Giving ACA Navigators A Huge Increase In Funds To Boost Enrollment
Discussion: Balloon Juice and NPR
Michael Ruiz / Fox News:
Congressional baseball shooting survivors rip ‘suicide by cop’ designation, make appeal to FBI
Associated Press:
US drop in vaccine demand has some places turning down doses
Discussion: CNBC and Joe.My.God.
Ryan Heath / Politico:
Biden's climate plan faces global skepticism
Discussion: The New Daily
ABC News:
When can you ditch your mask outdoors? Experts weigh in on the risks
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Latika Bourke / Sydney Morning Herald:
Jacinda Ardern savaged as British Parliament declares treatment of Uighurs ‘genocide’
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Deep State Mouthpiece Retaliates Against Staffer Who Uncovered Russia Collusion Hoax
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Heather Murphy / New York Times:
Idaho Senate Approves Bill to Kill 90 Percent of State's Wolves
Discussion: Insider
Jeffery C. Mays / New York Times:
Councilman Pleads Guilty to $82,000 Tax Fraud. He Has No Plans to Quit.
Megan Crepeau / Chicago Tribune:
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx acknowledges she did not see video of Adam Toledo shooting or read errant statement before court hearing
Discussion: The Hill