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2:25 PM ET, February 25, 2023


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Hannah Dreier / New York Times:
Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S.  —  Arriving in record numbers, they're ending up in dangerous jobs that violate child labor laws — including in factories that make some of the country's best-known products.  —  Hannah traveled to Alabama, Florida …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Longtime Trump backers flock to DeSantis event  —  The group of Ron DeSantis' top donors and supporters gathering in Palm Beach, Fla., this weekend includes some longtime backers of former President Donald Trump.  —  The Florida governor's three-day retreat at the Four Seasons hotel …
Steve Contorno / CNN:
DeSantis has a new book coming out next week. Here's what his first one said
Discussion: Florida Politics
Judge rejected Perry's bid to shield thousands of emails from Jan. 6 investigators  —  The chief judge of the federal district court in Washington, D.C., secretly rejected Rep. Scott Perry's bid to shield more than 2,000 messages relevant to Justice Department investigators probing efforts …
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Fight over Rep. Perry's phone has prevented review of 2,200 documents in Jan. 6 probe  —  Six months after the FBI seized Perry's phone, a U.S. appeals court is reviewing a judge's order that 90 percent of Perry's messages fall outside the congressman's immunity from criminal investigation
Discussion: Raw Story and Bloomberg
New York Times:
What Fox News Hosts Said Privately vs. Publicly About Voter Fraud  —  No serious lawyer could believe what they were saying.  —  Two days after the 2020 election, Tucker Carlson was furious.  —  Fox News viewers were abandoning the network for Newsmax and One America News, two conservative rivals …
Discussion: Jacobin and Washington Post
A.G. Gancarski / Florida Politics:
Lincoln Project claims Ron DeSantis' presidential hopes are ‘just hype’ … A.G. Gancarski  —  A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014.  He is based in Northeast Florida.  He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski
Discussion: Washington Examiner and ABC News
A Christian Health Nonprofit Saddled Thousands With Debt as It Built a Family Empire Including a Pot Farm, a Bank and an Airline  —  Despite a history of fraud, one family has thrived in the regulatory no man's land of health care sharing ministries, where insurance commissioners can't investigate …
Wall Street Journal:
Ukraine Is the West's War Now  —  The initial reluctance of the U.S. and its allies to help Kyiv fight Russia has turned into a massive program of military assistance, which carries risks of its own  —  Two days before the Russian invasion of his country, on Feb. 22, 2022 …
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Hill and Financial Times
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Sanders supporters took over the Nevada Democratic Party.  It's not going well.  —  When Bernie Sanders' supporters took over the Nevada Democratic Party two years ago, progressives across the country were thrilled.  —  Socialists had managed to bring down one of the most powerful establishment forces …
Chris Quinn / Plain Dealer:
We are dropping the Dilbert comic strip because of creator Scott Adams' racist rant: Letter from the Editor  —  Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, went on a racist rant this week on his Coffee with Scott Adams online video show, and we will no longer carry his comic strip in The Plain Dealer.
Rebecca Solnit / The Guardian:
Feminism taught me all I need to know about men like Trump and Putin  —  Like all abusive men, dictators seek to control who can speak and which narratives are believed.  The only difference is scale  —  s the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfolded, I was reminded over and over again …
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
The Texas judge who could take down the abortion pill … By Caroline Kitchener and Ann E. Marimow  —  ABILENE, Tex. — Matthew Kacsmaryk was a 22-year-old law student when he drove to a small city in west Texas to spend a day with a baby he would probably never see again.
Neil Genzlinger / New York Times:
Robert Hébras, Last Survivor of a 1944 Massacre in France, Dies at 97  —  Dead bodies shielded him as the Nazis killed 643 people in Oradour-sur-Glane.  He spent his life keeping the memory of the slaughter alive.  —  Robert Hébras, who, shielded under dead bodies …
Nikki Haley / New York Post:
I'll cut the billions in foreign aid we send our enemies  —  America spent $46 billion on foreign aid last year.  That's more than any other country by far.  Taxpayers deserve to know where that money is going and what it's doing.  They will be shocked to find that much of it goes to fund anti-American countries and causes.
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Examiner
Lauren Weber / Wall Street Journal:
Burned Out, More Americans Are Turning to Part-Time Jobs  —  The number of people working part time rose by 1.2 million in December and January—most were people who chose it.  ‘25 hours is the new 35.’  —  Part-time work is exploding.  —  The number of Americans working part time rose …
Carol Rosenberg / New York Times:
Doctor Describes and Denounces C.I.A. Practice of ‘Rectal Feeding’ of Prisoners  —  In a hearing at Guantánamo Bay, an expert gave a graphic public depiction of torture after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.  —  GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — Over the years, the Central Intelligence Agency's use …
Kendall Tietz / Fox News:
University of North Carolina moves to ban ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ statements in anti-woke backlash … UNC forms school of civic life and leadership to provide ‘equal opportunity’ for students: David Boliek  —  David Boliek, chairman of the Board of Trustees at The University …
John Stoehr / The Editorial Board:
The February 25, 2023, edition of the Editorial Board Weekly  —  For subscribers and future subscribers.  —  The Editorial Board is a one-person outfit.  In addition to writing every day, editing a stable of great writers and otherwise paying attention to politics, I'm working hard to make this ditty something I can be proud.
DEA Announces Proposed Rules for Permanent Telemedicine Flexibilities  —  DEA extends many telemedicine flexibilities adopted during the COVID-19 PHE with appropriate safeguards  —  WASHINGTON - Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced proposed permanent rules for the prescribing …
Eric Dolan / Raw Story:
Trump brutally mocked after tabloid reveals details of his new Mar-a-Lago gig  —  Critics of President Donald Trump are having a field day after learning about his new hobby.  —  Page Six reported Friday that the former president “now has a regular gig” as a DJ at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
Discussion: Insider, Page Six and Forbes
Laura Bassett / Jezebel:
Donald Trump Moonlights As a DJ Now
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Douglas Belkin / Wall Street Journal:
Stanford Faculty Say Anonymous Student Bias Reports Threaten Free Speech
Discussion: National Review
ABC News:
Biden tells ABC's Muir ‘we would respond’ if China sends weapons to Russia
Kate Whannel / BBC:
Forty years of Monster Raving Loony wannabe MPs
Discussion: Bloomberg
Tiney Ricciardi / Denver Post:
Rep. Lauren Boebert's Shooters Grill will be replaced by a Mexican restaurant
Discussion: HuffPost, Political Wire and Raw Story
Brooke Leigh Howard / The Daily Beast:
Black TikToker Says Woman Called the Cops on Him for Shoveling Snow
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Jimmy Carter, in his final campaign, is surrounded by friends
Discussion: New York Times, CBS News and Raw Story
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
‘Rip your head off!’ Montana man charged with threatening to kill Democratic senator
Discussion: Fox News
Nate DiCamillo / Yahoo Finance:
Tennessee is set to become the first US state to ban drag
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit, HotAir and Fox News
Michael Sasso / Bloomberg:
Millions of US Workers Are Still Missing After The Pandemic. Where Did They Go?
Discussion: Albuquerque Journal
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
Hannity and Carlson Admit Lying to Audience (Then Try to Fire Fact-Checker) …
Discussion: New York Daily News