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Brendan J. Lyons / Albany Times Union:
Criminal summons erroneously issued against former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo  —  ALBANY — A criminal summons charging former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo with forcible touching was erroneously issued by Albany City Court on Thursday after a sheriff's investigator shared paperwork with the court summarizing their investigation.
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Washington Post:
Former New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo accused in misdemeanor complaint of forcible touching, court says  —  A misdemeanor complaint was filed Thursday against former New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo accusing him of forcibly touching a woman in the governor's executive mansion last year.
Albany Times Union:
Criminal summons erroneously issued against former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo  —  ALBANY — A summons charging former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo with misdemeanor forcible touching was prematurely issued by Albany City Court on Thursday after a sheriff's investigator filed paperwork with the court summarizing …
Gwynne Hogan / Gothamist:
Misdemeanor Forcible Touching Charges Filed Against Former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Officials Say  —  Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with a misdemeanor count of forcible touching, a spokesperson the state courts confirmed Thursday afternoon.
Jimmy Vielkind / Wall Street Journal:
Andrew Cuomo Faces Misdemeanor Sex Crime Complaint
Discussion: Human Events
Washington Post:
Biden unveils revised spending plan, exhorts Democrats to back it  —  President Biden on Thursday unveiled a new $1.75 trillion package to overhaul the country's health-care, education, climate and tax laws, muscling through a slew of policy disagreements and internecine political feuds that had stalled his economic agenda for months.
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The White House:
President Biden Announces the Build Back Better Framework  —  Joe Biden believes that there's no greater economic engine in the world than the hard work and ingenuity of the American people.  But for too long, the economy has worked great for those at the top, while working families continually get squeezed.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Manchin signals he'll support $1.75T price tag for spending plan
Politico:
Dems punt House infrastructure vote in blow to Biden agenda
David Dayen / American Prospect:
What's in the Build Back Better Framework
Discussion: Politico, The White House and CoinDesk
Caitlin Owens / Axios:   Democrats' prescription drug collapse
Wall Street Journal:
The Facts on Trump's Fraud Letter  —  His 2020 monomania is news, and it reflects on his fitness for 2024.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The progressive parsons of the press are aflutter that we published a letter to the editor Thursday from former President Trump, objecting …
Robert Faturechi / ProPublica:
Burr's Brother-in-Law Called Stock Broker, One Minute After Getting Off Phone With Senator  —  According to the SEC, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, then chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, had material nonpublic information about coronavirus impact.
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Youngkin pulls ahead of McAuliffe among Virginia likely voters  —  The race is largely focused on education, and this has energized Republicans  —  Concha: McAuliffe, Biden fixate on Trump in desperate attempt to win Virginia race  —  Republican Glenn Youngkin has moved ahead …
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Mark Niquette / Bloomberg:
Trump Plans Monday Tele-Rally for Youngkin in Virginia Race  —  Donald Trump plans to hold a tele-rally for Republican Glenn Youngkin on Monday night, a day before the Virginia gubernatorial election, according to a person familiar with his plans.  —  The former president on Wednesday teased …
JONATHAN TURLEY:
Terry McAuliffe Hires Controversial Ex-Clinton Lawyer Marc Elias
Discussion: Fox News and Townhall
Emily Brooks / Washington Examiner:
Glenn Youngkin up 4 points over Terry McAuliffe in poll
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Administration in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Immigrant Families Separated at Border  —  Government is considering payments of $450,000 per person affected by Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy in 2018 for asylum seekers illegally crossing border
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Facebook just revealed its new name: Meta  —  The company announced the rebranding during Facebook Connect  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday at the company's Connect event that the company's new name will be Meta.  “We are a company that builds technology to connect,” Zuckerberg said.
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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook is changing its name to Meta as it focuses on the virtual world
Discussion: The Verge, CNBC and UPI, more at Techmeme »
Alexandra S. Levine / Politico:
Facebook changes its name to ‘Meta’ amid backlash to whistleblower revelations
Discussion: CNN and Jacobin
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Chief federal judge in D.C. assails ‘almost schizophrenic’ Jan. 6 prosecutions: ‘The rioters were not mere protesters’  —  The chief judge presiding over the federal court in Washington on Thursday unleashed a blistering critique of the Justice Department's prosecution of Capitol rioters …
Discussion: Raw Story and Althouse
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Top DC federal judge criticizes “schizophrenic” Justice Department approach to January 6 cases
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
Politico:   ‘Almost schizophrenic’: Judge rips DOJ approach to Jan. 6 prosecutions
Emma Goldberg / New York Times:
The 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them  —  Twenty-somethings rolling their eyes at the habits of their elders is a longstanding trend, but many employers said there's a new boldness in the way Gen Z dictates taste.  —  As a millennial with a habit of lurking on TikTok …
Discussion: Gawker and The Dispatch
Hunter Walker / The Uprising:
Sources: Nancy Pelosi ‘Kicked Out’ Of Meeting With House Progressive Caucus Amid Tense Budget Talks  —  This is a special breaking news issue of The Uprising, a politics newsletter dedicated to original, independent journalism.  If you enjoyed this story and want to read more like it, please sign up!
Jacob Silverman / New York Magazine:
Inside Jedi Blue, Facebook's Secret Deal With Google  —  As a torrent of bad press consumes Facebook — or whatever the company may soon be renamed — it's worth remembering that to become an industry-dominating social-media Goliath, sometimes you need a little help from your friends.
Carla K. Johnson / Associated Press:
Cheap antidepressant shows promise treating early COVID-19  —  A cheap antidepressant reduced the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults with COVID-19 in a study hunting for existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat coronavirus.  —  Researchers tested the pill used for depression …
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Maria Izabel Campos Simplicio / The Lancet Global …:
Effect of early treatment with fluvoxamine on risk of emergency care and hospitalisation among patients with COVID-19: the TOGETHER randomised, platform clinical trial
Nicole Winfield / Associated Press:
Vatican cancels live broadcast of Biden greeting pope  —  ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of U.S. President Joe Biden meeting Pope Francis, the latest restriction to media coverage of the Holy See.  —  The Vatican press office provided …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Justice Department Announces Multi-Million Dollar Civil Settlement in Principle in Mother Emanuel Charleston Church Mass Shooting  —  Department Agrees to Settle Allegations Surrounding FBI Actions  —  Today, the Department of Justice announced that it has reached an agreement in principle …
Joe Skurzewski / KFYR-TV:
North Dakota lawmaker barred from flight following incident with Minot TSA agent  —  MINOT, N.D. - A North Dakota lawmaker was barred from boarding a flight at Minot International Airport Monday, following an incident with a TSA agent.  —  Rep. Jeff Hoverson, R-Minot, said he and his wife …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and The Hill
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Geraldo Rivera criticizes his Fox News colleague Tucker Carlson.  —  Tucker Carlson, the top-rated Fox News host, faced criticism on Thursday — including from a prominent colleague at his own network — after he announced plans for a documentary series featuring debunked conspiracy theories …
 
 
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Christopher F. Rufo / City Journal:
“White People, You Are the Problem”
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Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
CNN's Jake Tapper promotes congressional campaign of Florida conspiracy theorist Rebekah Jones
Stephen Gruber-Miller / Des Moines Register:
Iowa's redistricting drama, round 2: Senate gives OK to second redistricting plan, House debate to come
David P. Goldman / Asia Times:
US economy ground to a halt in 3d quarter
Rachel Nostrant / Army Times:
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Discussion: Reason
Jay Cost / Wall Street Journal:
The Radicalism of James Madison
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Biden's strongest weapon is still Donald Trump
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Hypocrisy
Terry Gross / NPR:
Trump's strategy to overturn the 2020 election didn't work. Next time it might
Discussion: Raw Story
Stella Morabito / The Federalist:
Virginia Democrats Claim ‘Free And Fair’ Election While Rigging It Again
Discussion: Virginia Mercury