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2:00 PM ET, May 1, 2021

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Axios:
Scoop: GOP leaders threaten Cheney ouster  —  Top Republicans are turning on Rep. Liz Cheney, the party's highest-ranking woman in Congress, with one conservative leader suggesting she could be ousted from her GOP post within a month.  —  Why it matters: The comments by Reps. Steve Scalise …
Gabby Orr / CNN:
Trump allies worry Giuliani raid sent ‘strong message’ to ex-President's inner circle  —  (CNN)A Wednesday raid by federal agents of an apartment and office belonging to former New York City mayor and one-time Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has left allies of the former President feeling uneasy …
Discussion: Vox, Raw Story and Political Wire
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Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
Details Of A Fateful Call Between Rudy Giuliani And The Ukrainians Have Been Secret For Years.  Here's The Full Transcript.  —  The infamous call in which former president Donald Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to do him a “favor” and investigate Hunter Biden and the origins …
Hillary Borrud / Oregonian:
Oregon lawmaker who let far-right demonstrators into Capitol charged with criminal misconduct  —  Video shot from multiple angles reveals more of how Rep. Mike Nearman enabled demonstrators to illegally enter the Oregon Capitol.  —  An Oregon lawmaker who let violent far-right demonstrators …
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The Guardian:
Republican who let violent protesters into Oregon state capitol is charged  —  State representative Mike Nearman was charged with official misconduct and criminal trespass over December 2020 incident  —  Prosecutors have levelled two criminal charges against a Republican member of the Oregon house …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and KOIN-TV
Yahoo News:
How a brutal assault led a woman to one of the CIA's most valuable Russian spies  —  On a warm day in late September nearly 10 years ago, Lisa Sales was in the basement of her Virginia home, going through files belonging to her former tenant, a man who had just been arrested and would later plead guilty to assaulting her.
New York Times:
Andrew Yang Promised to Create 100,000 Jobs.  He Ended Up With 150.  —  Mr. Yang is running for mayor of New York City as a bold thinker and entrepreneur.  But his results have been uneven.  —  The idea was as simple as it was ambitious: help struggling American cities …
Daniel Villarreal / Newsweek:
Ex-State Rep. Anthony Kern, Who Was at Capitol Riot, Seen Counting Ballots in Arizona Audit  —  Former Republican Arizona state Representative Anthony Kern, who was present at the January 6 Capitol riot and advocated the baseless “Stop the Steal” movement, has been seen taking part …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Chris Christie Says He'd Give Trump an ‘A’ Grade: What Happened at End of His Presidency ‘Clouded His Accomplishments’  —  Chris Christie said on Fox News Friday night he would give Donald Trump's presidency an A grade.  —  Christie repeatedly called out Trump over his false and completely ridiculous claims about the 2020 election.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and HuffPost
Jacob Shamsian / Insider:
Newsmax settles a defamation lawsuit from a Dominion executive at the center of election conspiracy theories and issues an apology  — Dominion executive Eric Coomer reached a settlement with Newsmax, which he sued for defamation.  — Newsmax pushed false theories Coomer was in an “Antifa conference call” to rig the election.
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Newsmax Posts Retraction, Apologizes to Dominion Employee for False Election Claims
Discussion: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Newsmax apologizes to Dominion worker for false allegations
Discussion: Forbes, Mother Jones and The Hill
Washington Post:
Democrats signal they're open to concessions on infrastructure  —  President Biden and top Democrats are signaling privately they are willing to make concessions over Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, or break it into chunks, if that will attract even a handful of Republican votes …
Kelly Hayes / Florida Politics:
Charlie Crist sets May 4 for ‘major announcement’  —  U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is set to unveil a “major announcement” this Tuesday in St. Petersburg.  —  Crist emailed supporters this morning inviting them to RSVP for the “special event.”  —  It's unknown just what this announcement may be …
Eric Lach / New Yorker:
Kathryn Garcia Doesn't Want Andrew Yang's Praise  —  The city-government veteran and mayoral hopeful talks about management, wastewater, and the viability trap.  —  In the world of New York politics, it is easy to find people who admire Kathryn Garcia, the city's former commissioner of sanitation.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Disney Got Itself A ‘If You Own A Themepark...’ Carveout From Florida's Blatantly Unconstitutional Social Media Moderation Bill  —  from the welcome-to-GoogleLand-and-FacebookWorld dept  —  Earlier this year, we noted that a wide variety of states (mostly those controlled by angry …
Sara Nathan / Page Six:
‘SNL’ cast won't be forced to appear with controversial host Elon Musk  —  “Saturday Night Live” cast members won't be forced to appear alongside controversial billionaire Elon Musk when he hosts the show, Page Six is told.  —  “Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don't have to do it,” a source told us.
Elaine Woo / Los Angeles Times:
Eli Broad, billionaire who poured wealth into reshaping L.A., dies at 87  —  Eli Broad, a self-made billionaire, philanthropist and art collector who built two Fortune 500 companies and used his wealth to mold Los Angeles' cultural landscape, playing a central role in building such institutions …
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Race Demagogues Are Poisoning Our Politics  —  Our racial problem is getting worse, even as we strive as a nation to marginalize racism.  —  enator Tim Scott is entirely right: “America is not a racist country.”  But America has a serious racial problem.  Not a racism problem, a racial problem.
Discussion: Townhall
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Jimmy and Joe Show  —  WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has respect for his elders.  And there aren't that many of them.  —  Before the president's rally near Atlanta on Thursday, he and Jill went out of their way to pay respects to the 96-year-old Jimmy Carter.
Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE Scientists say India government ignored warnings amid coronavirus surge  —  A forum of scientific advisers set up by the government warned Indian officials in early March of a new and more contagious variant of the coronavirus taking hold in the country, five scientists who are part of the forum told Reuters.
Erika Sanzi / City Journal:
On the Ground … The Monster Is in the Classroom  —  Schools indoctrinate children as young as eight in race and gender essentialism.  —  Education  —  The Social Order  —  Many American parents may assume that culture-war battles over critical race theory and “wokeness” …
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Abby Kousouris / WVLT:
“Unapproved curriculum” surrounding racial inequality prompts Knox County Schools teacher investigation
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
'It's all Taliban country now': New militant checkpoints on key roadways choke off parts of Afghanistan  —  KABUL — Taliban checkpoints have proliferated across key parts of Afghanistan as U.S. forces have withdrawn over the past year, leaving Afghan towns and cities increasingly isolated …
Stephen Fowler / Georgia Public Broadcasting:
How Georgia's Fast-Growing Voter Rolls Could Affect Redistricting  — Stephen Fowler , - David Armstrong , and - Isaiah Poritz  —  Voters wait in line at the Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections during early voting in the 2020 Presidential Election.  —  While new U.S. Census data shows Georgia added …
Associated Press:
California plans early release for 76,000 prison inmates — including violent felons  —  The number includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for April 30  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With little notice …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and BizPac Review
Washington Examiner:
Biden's big spending plans have never been less appropriate than they are now  —  The data is in.  This week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the U.S. economy grew at a blistering 6.4% clip in the first quarter of 2021 — that is, January through March, back before any serious …
Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
Biden's cautious stance on the bin Laden raid a decade ago tells us how he might handle a crisis now  —  Adm. McRaven reflects on mission to kill Osama bin Laden … (CNN)To most Americans, the main foreign policy accomplishment of former President Barack Obama's time in office was the killing …
Discussion: National Review and Politico
Kaylee Greenlee / The Daily Caller:
Biden Nominee Denied Working With An Anti-Semitic Poet, But An Academic Journal Shows Otherwise  —  Justice Department nominee Kristen Clarke said while under oath she didn't work with an anti-Semitic poet, though she was listed as an assistant editor for the same scholastic journal as the poet for several years.
John M. Donnelly / Roll Call:
Congress poised to force historic change in military justice system  —  Supporters of fundamentally changing how the U.S. military handles allegations of sexual assault and other major crimes say they now have the votes to make their proposal, which the president supports, the law of the land.
 
 
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Joshua Tait / The National Interest:
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Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: Biden won't reverse Trump's Western Sahara move, U.S. tells Morocco
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Green That Life
The Guardian:
Brazilian Amazon released more carbon than it absorbed over past 10 years
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
He mentored decades of Army Rangers. At 94, he'll receive the Medal of Honor.
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 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Fox News
Anand Giridharadas / The.Ink:
Chuck Schumer is sounding a “last call” for bipartisanship and then is ready to go for broke
Houston Keene / Fox News:
Texas Dem official faces demands to resign for calling Tim Scott ‘an oreo’
Discussion: Politico
Mark Vandevelde / Financial Times:
The strange case of the ‘$100m deli’ and the universities that own a slice
Discussion: CNBC
Scott Taylor / WJLA-TV:
Pentagon says no to parking permit for Rolling To Remember
New York Times:
Faith, Freedom, Fear: Rural America's Covid Vaccine Skeptics
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money