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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The House GOP's growing pains  —  Presented by With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  FIRST LOOK: OMAR'S NEXT ACT — As House Republicans try to boot Rep. ILHAN OMAR off the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Minnesota Democrat is laying …
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and NBC News
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Margaret Sullivan / The Guardian:
The media is blowing Biden's documents ‘scandal’ out of proportion  —  The news media has greeted the supposed scandal of Biden's mishandling of classified documents with breathless glee  —  n Sunday morning, NBC's Chuck Todd hosted Ohio Republican congressman Jim Jordan on Meet the Press …
NBC News:
Trump revamps his fundraising operation after struggling to raise money for 2024  —  Former President Donald Trump is strapped for campaign cash following the mid-November launch of his 2024 presidential campaign, according to end-of-year figures obtained exclusively by NBC News.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Politico:   Trump's slow-rolling 2024 bid cobbles together new Senate support
Bloomberg:
West Virginia's Republican Governor Is ‘Leaning’ Toward a Senate Run
Discussion: New York Times
Adam Wren / Politico:
Mitch Daniels opts against a run for the Senate  —  Mitch Daniels is passing on a potential bid for an open Indiana Senate seat, forgoing what would have been one of the most hotly contested primaries in the 2024 cycle.  —  In an exclusive statement to POLITICO, the former Indiana governor …
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
A conservative judge helped stop Trump on Jan. 6.  He wants to finish the job.  —  Michael Luttig, one of the most celebrated legal minds of his generation, never ascended to the Supreme Court.  But many think the retired jurist played a far more consequential role for the nation.
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
I.M.F. Upgrades Global Outlook as Inflation Eases  —  The International Monetary Fund said the world economy was poised for a rebound as inflation eases.  —  WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund said on Monday that the global economy was expected to slow this year as central banks continued …
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Louis Menand / New Yorker:
When Americans Lost Faith in the News  —  Half a century ago, most of the public said they trusted the news media.  Today, most say they don't.  What happened to the power of the press?  —  When the Washington Post unveiled the slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” on February 17, 2017, people in the news business made fun of it.
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Leonard Downie Jr / Washington Post:
Newsrooms that move beyond ‘objectivity’ can build trust
Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley Need to Find the Strength to Attack Trump  —  To defeat the reigning champion, someone has to attack Trump, keep attacking Trump, bloody his nose, and then survive the counterpunch. … Media reports suggest that Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley are laying the groundwork …
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Trump-DeSantis rivalry approaches boiling point
New York Times:
U.S. Plans to End Public Health Emergency for Covid in May  —  The end of the emergency will bring about a complex set of policy changes, and it signals a new chapter in the government's pandemic response.  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration plans to let the coronavirus public health emergency expire …
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Associated Press:
President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11
Dean Obeidallah / MSNBC:
Polls reveal the real reason Ron DeSantis is fighting the teaching of Black history  —  The backlash is rightfully growing to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blocking a proposed Advanced Placement course on African American studies from being taught in Florida high schools.
Ramon Antonio Vargas / The Guardian:
Yale honors Black girl, 9, wrongly reported to police over insect project  —  Bobbi Wilson's efforts to rid her town of the spotted lanternfly unwittingly touched off a national discussion about racial profiling  —  A nine-year-old girl who had a neighbor call the police on her as she worked …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Awful new details about the Durham probe demand a serious response  —  Senate Democrats, prepare to investigate the investigations of the investigators.  —  If this sounds likely to be mind-numbingly complicated, well, yes, it is.  But there's only one way to tackle this difficulty: head-on.
Washington Post:
Why Florida Republicans don't want drilling off their own coast  —  Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202, where we apparently cover “climate psoriasis,” according to Autocorrect.  —  In today's edition: The Environmental Protection Agency moves to block a controversial controversial gold …
Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
Retired Air Force Intel Boss Caught With Hundreds of Top Secret Docs at Home  —  Retired Lt. Col. Robert Birchum had materials that could potentially cause “exceptionally grave damage” to national security, federal investigators allege. … Amid seemingly endless revelations …
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and New York Post
Patti Smith / New Yorker:
He Was Tom Verlaine  —  Patti Smith remembers her friend, who possessed the child's gift of transforming a drop of water into a poem that somehow begat music.  —  He awoke to the sound of water dripping into a rusted sink.  The streets below were bathed in medieval moonlight, reverberating silence.
Discussion: Althouse
Colin P. Clarke / New York Times:
Russian Mercenaries Are Destabilizing Africa  —  One of the groups that have risen to international prominence (or infamy) with the invasion of Ukraine is Wagner, a Kremlin-backed mercenary outfit that regularly employs former criminals.  In Ukraine, they often fight when conventional Russian Army troops flee …
Peter Cordi / Washington Examiner:
Why does the Left want everything to be about white supremacy?  —  After video emerged of five black police officers senselessly beating unarmed black man Tyre Nichols to death, many on the Left were quick to blame racism and white supremacy.  It was a tragedy but not a hate crime.
USA Today:
Exclusive: Extremists raised $6.2 million on crowdfunding websites in ‘heyday’ of financing  —  Extremists raised more than $6.2 million on crowdfunding websites from 2016 to 2022, according to an Anti-Defamation League study provided exclusively to USA TODAY.
Discussion: Raw Story
Bloomberg:
Trump Sues Journalist Bob Woodward for Releasing Interview Recordings  —  Former President Donald Trump is suing journalist Bob Woodward for releasing recordings of interviews that he gave to the journalist in 2019 and 2020, claiming he never agreed to those tapes being shared with the public.
Emilly Santos / The Princetonian:
Princeton's criminal justice-inspired Honor Code hurts FLI students  —  American systems of legal administration enact violence against minority populations.  Examining and re-considering these structures, such as the criminal justice system (CJS), is a crucial part of anti-racist action.
New York Times:
Manhattan Prosecutors Begin Presenting Trump Case to Grand Jury  —  The Manhattan district attorney's decision represents a dramatic escalation of the inquiry, and potentially sets the case on a path toward criminal charges against the former president.  —  The Manhattan district attorney's office …
Julia Rock / The Lever:
Fear And Loathing Among The Union Busters  —  At a gathering of the National Restaurant Association's legal arm, lawyers and executives grappled with a worker uprising.  —  “Comrades,” said Chappell Phillips, as he grabbed the microphone, “please do not leave the conference.  It's all better from here.”
Discussion: Jacobin and The Guardian
Solomon Pena Indicted / Bernalillo County …:
Solomon Pena Indicted  —  ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A Bernalillo County Grand Jury has indicted Solomon Peña on 14 criminal charges.  —  Those charges include:  —  Criminal Solicitation to Commit Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building (3 Counts); Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building …
Discussion: HuffPost, NBC News, UPI, The Hill and Axios
Josh Boak / Associated Press:
Biden to highlight grant for NYC rail tunnel under Hudson  —  New day, new tunnel.  President Joe Biden is ready to showcase a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, part of a broader effort to draw …
 
 
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Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
New Pa. Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro is on a GOP charm offensive
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George Wright / BBC:
Namibia reports record level of rhino poaching
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Sam Brasch / Colorado Public Radio:
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Trump says he's proud to have trusted Putin over ‘slime’ US intelligence agencies
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The Intercept:
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New York Times:
Justice Dept. Drops Investigation of Retired U.S. General
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Financial Times:
Global fixer of corrupt energy deals sentenced to year in US prison
 

 
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