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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The politicians who tried to overturn an election — and the local news team that won't let anyone forget it  —  The journalists at WITF, an all-news public radio station in Harrisburg, Pa., made a perfectly reasonable decision a few months ago.  —  They decided they wouldn't shrug off the damaging lies of election denialism.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:
For Republicans, fealty to Trump's election falsehood becomes defining loyalty test  —  Debra Ell, a Republican organizer in Michigan and fervent supporter of former president Donald Trump, said she has good reason to believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
'There's a lot of crazy going on': Pro-Trump lawyer blows up key GOP race
Discussion: Raw Story
Mike Sacks / New Yorker:
John Swartzwelder, Sage of “The Simpsons”  —  The first major interview with one of the most revered comedy writers of all time.  —  It's been nearly twenty years since the reclusive, mysterious, almost mythical comedy writer John Swartzwelder left “The Simpsons,” and yet, to this day …
Discussion: Deadline and Althouse
Deroy Murdock / Fox News:
Biden's ‘Jim Eagle’ vs. Jim Crow - here's what Democrats get so profoundly wrong on race  —  The Democrat Party has become America's headquarters for racism and anti-Black bigotry  —  Ben Carson: Does Biden know what Jim Crow is?  —  To see what racism and race-baiting look like, look no further than today's Democrat-Left.
Discussion: TheGrio
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Myah Ward / Politico:
Tim Scott optimistic about Congress' progress on police reform
Discussion: CBS News
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Avoiding White Backlash Is a Racial-Justice Issue  —  From the time of the Constitution's ratification until Joe Biden's junior year of college, the United States was governed by a de-jure racial caste system that denied most Black Americans political power and economic opportunity.
Barney Frank / The Hill:
Why Biden's COVID relief package may have changed everything  —  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter  —  The Biden administration and its Congressional allies have not only achieved immediate political and economic victories with passage of their COVID relief legislation …
Associated Press:
State TV: Iran reaches deals to release prisoners; US denies  —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will free prisoners with Western ties in Iran in exchange for billions of dollars from the United States and the United Kingdom, state television reported Sunday.  The U.S. immediately denied the report, while the U.K. did not respond.
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Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
From the Past, a Chilling Warning About the Extremists of the Present  —  Almost four decades after officials dismantled the Order, a violent far-right group, experts see echoes in the far right of today.  —  They robbed an armored car outside a sprawling Seattle shopping mall.
CNN:
Republicans Susan Wright, Jake Ellzey advance to runoff in Texas' 6th District special election  —  (CNN)Republicans Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey will advance to a runoff in the special election for Texas' 6th Congressional District.  —  CNN projected Wright would take the first spot in the runoff …
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Gillian Brockell / Washington Post:
Mary Lincoln wasn't ‘crazy.’ She was a bereaved mother, new exhibit says.  —  Callie Hawkins had been working at President Lincoln's Cottage museum for 10 years when she became pregnant.  She and her husband were thrilled, and she joked with her co-workers about the baby's “perfect” due date — Feb. 12 — Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
Anoa Changa / NewsOne:
Conservatives Launch Lawsuits Attacking Historic Government Aid For Black Farmers  —  White farmers overwhelmingly benefitted from federal aid programs under the Trump administration.  —  Five white farmers last week sued USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in his official capacity …
Kendall Karson / ABC News:
Country optimistic after Biden's 1st 100 days: POLL  —  Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction.  —  Biden's infrastructure plan would give much-needed boost to rail system  —  President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill would allocate $80 billion toward …
Associated Press:
U.S. general: Afghan forces could face ‘bad possible outcomes’  —  WASHINGTON — Afghan government forces face an uncertain future and, in a worst-case scenario, some “bad possible outcomes” against Taliban insurgents as the withdrawal of American and coalition troops accelerates in the coming weeks …
Mark Whittington / The Hill:
SpaceX's Elon Musk has become the coolest capitalist of them all  —  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter  —  In Boca Chica, Texas, Elon Musk's SpaceX is preparing another test flight of the Starship, a new and improved prototype called SN15.  By the time you read this …
Bari Weiss / Common Sense with Bari Weiss:
Believe Science: Get Vaccinated.  Then Relax.  —  Jog without a mask!  Hang out with friends!  Eat in a restaurant!  —  3 hr ago  —  A lot has been lost in the past year.  Among the losses: people's sanity.  —  Consider this bit from Joy-Ann Reid's MSNBC show earlier this week …
Discussion: Townhall and Barred in DC
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Why Kristi Noem Is Rising Quickly as a Republican Prospect for 2024  —  Ms. Noem, the governor of South Dakota, has defied coronavirus restrictions and eagerly projects a rugged Great Plainswoman image.  But some of her political moves prompt eye rolls.  —  PIERRE, S.D. …
mailchi.mp:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  —  A Statement from Michael Wood: I am proud of the campaign we ran, and regret nothing.  This was always going to be a long shot, but I hope that others around the country will do the same, and fight for our party and our country.  —  I would like to thank …
John Harwood / CNN:
Janet Yellen says critics of Biden's tax hikes are asking the wrong question  —  (CNN)Doctors follow the Hippocratic oath: do no harm.  The architects of President Joe Biden's tax increases took a somewhat different approach.  —  They want some proposals, like the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies …
Wajahat Ali / The Daily Beast:
What Does It Take to Get a White Man Fired From CNN?  —  UNAFFIRMATIVE ACTION … I got four warnings there.  Reza Aslan and Octavia Nasr and Marc Lamont Hill didn't get off with just warnings.  Rick Santorum seems to be just fine.  Can you spot the difference?
Discussion: Raw Story and The Moderate Voice
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump tightens his grip on the GOP  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  There are some very encouraging new numbers for President JOE BIDEN this morning: Sixty-four percent of Americans said they're optimistic with the direction of the country, according to an ABC/Ipsos poll.
The White House:
Statement by President Joe Biden on the 10th Anniversary of the Osama bin Laden Raid … Ten years ago, I joined President Obama and members of our national security team, crowded into the Situation Room to watch as our military delivered long-awaited justice to Osama bin Laden.
Discussion: WTTG-TV, Insider and Washington Times
Sen. Chuck Grassley / USA Today:
Cameras added transparency to Derek Chauvin trial — now add them to all courtrooms  —  Televising the Chauvin trial allowed transparency and allowed citizens to see the workings of justice, which validates cameras in court.  —  America's application of jurisprudence - our court and trial system …
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show  —  The American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency's school-reopening guidance released in February.
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
Giuliani's Legal Trouble Is Trump's Too  —  You don't need to be a lawyer to know that when federal agents knock on your door with a search warrant and seize your electronic devices, you're in big trouble.  Ever since that happened to former Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday …
 
 
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Daniel Politi / Slate:
Oregon GOP Lawmaker Faces Criminal Charges for Letting Rioters Into State Capitol
Douglas MacKinnon / The Hill:
Will DeSantis, Rubio and Scott torch each other to vault from Florida to the White House?
Bruce Thompson / Washington Examiner:
How the White House is hiding the true cost of its spending plans
New York Times:
Biden's Expansive Infrastructure Plan Hits Close to Home for McConnell
Discussion: Raw Story
Ellie Spina / Yahoo Lifestyle:
‘Just hire a fat actor’: Sarah Paulson faces backlash for allegedly wearing a fat suit for her latest role
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
Biden economic adviser pushes global corporate tax minimum to counteract proposed US increase
Discussion: Politico and The Western Journal
CNN:
Utah GOP vote to censure Mitt Romney fails while senator is booed at convention
Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
Chinese embassy tweets and deletes antisemitic cartoon
Discussion: Breitbart and Insider
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Autullo / Austin American-Statesman:
Austin voters choose to bring back homeless camping ban
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Jim Acosta calls out Fox News as a dangerous BS factory: ‘Lies can kill’
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Biden stocks his White House with Ivy Leaguers
Discussion: CNN, RedState and Political Wire
Wall Street Journal:
Andrew Cuomo's Loudest Supporters: ‘Women for Governor Cuomo’
Discussion: New York Post
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
Why politically guided science is bad
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
Glenn Greenwald:
The Left Continues to Destroy Itself and Others With Evidence-Free Destruction of Reputations
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Trump's Secret Rules for Drone Strikes Outside War Zones Are Disclosed
Discussion: CNN