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Associated Press:
In reversal, US poised to approve Abrams tanks for Ukraine  —  In what would be a reversal, the Biden administration is poised to approve sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Tuesday, as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront against the Russians begins to erode.
New York Times:
Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine  —  The Army's top acquisition official says production of the 155-millimeter shells badly needed by Kyiv will rise to 90,000 a month in two years.  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is racing to boost its production of artillery shells …
Discussion: The National Interest
Hans von der Burchard / Politico:
Germany moves to send battle tanks to Ukraine
CNN:
First on CNN: Classified documents found at Pence's Indiana home  —  A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence discovered about a dozen documents marked as classified at Pence's Indiana home last week, and he has turned those classified records over to the FBI, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Broad majority of Americans approve of appointment of special counsel to investigate Biden documents  —  More than 8 in 10 Americans approve of the appointment of a special counsel to investigate classified documents found at President Joe Biden's Delaware residence and an office …
Discussion: The Hill
Kelly Laco / Fox News:
Vice President Mike Pence discovered classified documents in Indiana home
emptywheel:
“Why Did Mike Pence Wait So Long to Reveal His Stash of Classified Documents?”
New York Times:
Mystery Deepens Around George Santos's $700,000 in Campaign Loans  —  In amended campaign finance reports, Mr. Santos seemed to suggest that the loans did not come from his personal funds, as he had originally stated.  —  An updated campaign finance report filed on Tuesday raised new questions …
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Jessica Piper / Politico:
The improbability of George Santos' $199 expenses  —  Rep. George Santos' congressional campaign reported dozens of transactions just cents below the threshold that would have triggered a requirement to preserve spending records — an unusual spending pattern that is now part of broader complaints about alleged financial improprieties.
Politico:
Frozen: Trump's primary challengers balk at jumping into the unknown  —  By this time four years ago, the Democratic presidential campaign was in full swing, with Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and Kirsten Gillibrand all having opened exploratory committees or announced runs.
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CNBC:
Former Trump UN ambassador Nikki Haley gears up for likely 2024 run for president
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
New York Times:
McCarthy Ejects Schiff and Swalwell From Intelligence Committee  —  In an act of official retribution for how Democrats treated Republicans when they were in the majority, the speaker barred the Californians from the panel, arguing that they were not fit to serve.
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Victor S. Navasky, a Leading Liberal Voice in Journalism, Dies at 90  —  Witty and contrarian, he was the longtime editor and later publisher of The Nation and wrote an acclaimed book about the Hollywood blacklisting era.  —  Victor S. Navasky, a witty and contrarian journalist who for 27 years …
Discussion: NPR, more at Mediagazer »
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Hillel Italie / Associated Press:   Victor Navasky, historian and Nation editor, dies at 90
New York Times:
DOJ Sues Google Over Ad Technology  —  The Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit, which a group of states joined, was the fifth by U.S. officials against the company since 2020.  —  David McCabe reports on tech policy from Washington, and Nico Grant reports on Google from San Francisco.
Joseph Spector / Politico:
Lawmakers codify abortion rights in state constitution, sending it to voters  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — The next decision will be with voters on whether New York will enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution.  —  The state Assembly and state Senate voted Tuesday afternoon on the second passage …
Gayle Spinazze / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:
Doomsday Clock set at 90 seconds to midnight  —  • РУССКИЙ  • УКРАЇНСЬКА … The Doomsday Clock was set at 90 seconds to midnight, due largely but not exclusively …
Financial Times:
West grapples with dilemma over Iran nuclear talks  —  Even as relations touch new lows, US and European officials are keeping the door open to diplomacy  —  For months, the west has been hardening its rhetoric against Iran as the Islamic republic has cracked down on protesters and sold drones …
Discussion: Fox News
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
A Warning to the Media about the Next Presidential Race  —  If you set out on a road trip, would you trust your GPS to guide you to your destination if you had wound up on dead ends the last half-dozen times you used it?  Would you follow the investment advice of an expert who had cost …
Theodore Schleifer / Puck:
S.B.F. Mama Drama  —  Barbara Fried was a beloved law professor whose midlife political awakening inspired Mind the Gap, a powerful network of 2,500 donors that helped the Democrats dominate the '18 midterms.  Now, she's the latest victim of her son, Sam Bankman-Fried.
Washington Post:
White House zeroes in on its next top economist  —  Field is narrowing for chair of the National Economic Council  —  President Biden is close to naming the next head of the National Economic Council, the top economic position in the White House, and Federal Reserve Vice Chair Lael Brainard …
Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service:
How Southern California helped birth white Christian nationalism  —  “Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism and What Comes Next” and author Bradley Onishi.  Photo by Rudy Meyers  —  (RNS) — Bradley Onishi became a Christian at age 14 when his eighth grade …
Discussion: Raw Story and ABC7
Nicole Winfield / Associated Press:
The AP Interview: Pope Francis: Homosexuality not a crime  —  Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Fox News and Axios
New York Times:
Ticketmaster Cast as a Powerful ‘Monopoly’ at Senate Hearing  —  The Judiciary Committee, responding to the bungled sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets, heard the company apologize and its critics trace the problem to the industry's lack of competition.  —  Live Nation Entertainment …
Rebecca Santana / Associated Press:
‘Happening way too often’: Report delves into mass attacks  —  As the nation reels from a week of high-profile shootings, a new report on mass attacks calls for communities to intervene early when they see warning signs of violence, encourages businesses to consider workplace violence prevention plans …
Emma James / Daily Mail:
'It's not like you need the money': Beyoncé; is slammed for $24m show in anti-gay Dubai where she sang NO hits from her Renaissance album - a homage to queer culture - as restaurateur Keith McNally says he'll ‘seat her next to James Corden’  — The star has been an outspoken ally of the LGBTQ+ community in the past
NBC News:
Adult Swim cuts ties with Justin Roiland following domestic abuse allegations  —  Adult Swim announced Tuesday that it has cut ties with Justin Roiland, the star and co-creator of the animated comedy series “Rick and Morty,” as he faces felony domestic violence charges.
 
 
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