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12:00 PM ET, March 8, 2023


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Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Biden Is Set to Detail at Least $2 Trillion in Measures to Reduce Deficits  —  The president's proposals, included in the budget he will release on Thursday, are expected to heavily feature tax increases on corporations and high earners.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Washington teeters on the brink of a Cold War over Social Security  —  Congress, whose members struggle to accomplish simple tasks like funding the government and raising the debt ceiling, is suddenly talking about changes to Medicare and Social Security.  —  There's plenty of reasons …
Discussion: CNN and KFOR-TV
Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Semafor:
House Republicans are taking steps to prepare for a possible debt ceiling default  —  The House Ways and Means Committee is soon taking up a bill that would require the government to keep making certain payments if it breaches the debt ceiling, three people familiar with the matter told Semafor.
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Biden to propose 5.2 percent federal pay increase, largest in 43 years  —  President Biden is expected to propose a 5.2 percent raise for federal employees in his budget set to be released Thursday — the largest increase the White House has put forward since Jimmy Carter was president.
Discussion: Washington Times and USA Today
New York Times:
House G.O.P. Prepares to Slash Federal Programs in Coming Budget Showdown  —  With Social Security and Medicare off the table, conservatives are focusing on a wide range of smaller programs as a clash with President Biden and Democrats looms.  —  WASHINGTON — Hard-right House Republicans …
NBC News:
Capitol Police chief tears into Tucker Carlson for claims about Officer Brian Sicknick  —  The Fox News host said that Democrats lied about Sicknick's death.  In a letter to Capitol Police officers, Chief Manger called Carlson's portrayal “offensive and misleading.”
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
The January 6 Whitewash Will Backfire  —  Tucker Carlson and the GOP are trying to erase a dark day.  Their public-relations gamble is already failing.  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave Fox News access to thousands of hours of video from the events of January 6, and Tucker Carlson's effort …
Joyce Vance / Civil Discourse with Joyce Vance:
Everything from BS to Hate  —  To absolutely no one's surprise, Tucker Carlson took the footage from January 6 that Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave to him and, at least so far, exclusively to him, and used it to craft an alternative narrative about the peaceful protest that happened that day.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The GOP backlash on Tucker Carlson
Washington Post:
Highlights from new Fox News documents released in Dominion lawsuit … Among the documents released Tuesday as part of the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems was an email from Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott …
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Tucker Carlson ‘passionately’ hates Trump, and eight more key revelations about Fox News from new Dominion filings
Washington Post:
Murdoch confided Trump was going ‘increasingly mad’ as Fox pushed false claims
David Folkenflik / NPR:
How a civil war erupted at Fox News after the 2020 election
Discussion: New York Times, Raw Story and Politico
Clare Foran / CNN:
Zelensky invites House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine  —  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is inviting House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine to see the situation on the ground first hand - an invitation that comes as the Republican Party faces a divide over whether …
US intel chiefs say China likely to press Taiwan and seek to undercut US  —  US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines told Congress Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to press Taiwan and try to undercut US influence in the coming years as he begins a third term as president.
Discussion: CBS News and Blue Virginia
Biden is back in hot water with Dem lawmakers  —  First it was crime, now immigration: For the second time in as many weeks President Biden has inflamed fellow Democrats, who are questioning his tactics and strategy. … - Now cracks in the coalition are emerging as vulnerable Democrats chart …
Washington Post:
Conservative covid backlash handcuffs public health, pandemic response  —  Lawsuits and legislation have stripped public health officials of their powers in three years  —  When the next pandemic sweeps the United States, health officials in Ohio won't be able to shutter businesses or schools …
Discussion: RedState and Twitchy
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
Ron DeSantis's plan to strip First Amendment rights from the press, explained  —  DeSantis wants to destroy a fundament of American free speech law.  —  Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to eliminate the First Amendment safeguards that prevent lawsuits seeking to strong-arm the press into silence.
Madison Pauly / Mother Jones:
Inside the Secret Working Group That Helped Push Anti-Trans Laws Across the Country  —  Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.  —  On a Saturday afternoon in August 2019, South Dakota Republican state Rep. Fred Deutsch sent …
Discussion: Iowa Starting Line
Stephanie Mencimer / Mother Jones:
Kyle Rittenhouse, the MAGA Star That Wasn't  —  Modern conservatives love to own the libs by supporting people who claim they've been “canceled.”  Yet Kyle Rittenhouse can't seem to draw a crowd, no matter how many times he gets shut down.  In January, Rittenhouse headlined the Rally …
Discussion: Raw Story and Fox News
Adrian Sainz / Associated Press:
Tyre Nichols death spurs Justice Department police review  —  The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will review the Memphis police department policies on use of force, de-escalation policies and specialized units in response to the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols during an arrest.
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Louisville police engaged in pattern of misconduct, Justice Dept. finds  —  The two-year federal investigation was prompted by the 2020 police killing of Breonna Taylor and is expected to result in court-mandated changes.  —  The Louisville Metro Police Department engaged in systemic civil rights abuses …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Miami's popular Republican Mayor Suarez weighs GOP challenge to Trump for White House in 2024  — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has been privately holding court with political financiers as he considers running for president.  — He's recently met with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Woke word-policing is now beyond satire  —  Sometimes in politics, which currently saturates everything, worse is better.  When a political craze based on a bad idea achieves a critical mass, one wants it to be undone by ridiculous excess.  Consider the movement to scrub from the English language …
David Badash /
Sarah Huckabee Sanders signs law gutting child labor protections for minors under 16 years old  —  Arkansas Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed into law a bill further destabilizing minors in what was once called the “Land of Opportunity.”  Her signature comes on the same …
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Is a Democrat really the favorite in the Kentucky governor race?  —  Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is entering his reelection contest in a rare position for a red state Democrat: the frontrunner.  —  It is a remarkable chain of events for Beshear, the son of a popular former governor who upset …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Tony Messenger / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Federal judge adds a touch of sanity to Missouri's gun safety debate  —  ST. LOUIS — It's important to remember when Missouri's elected Republicans made the decision to try to crumple up the U.S. Constitution and toss it in the trash bin of history.  —  It was after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
Gabriella Paiella / GQ:
Why Are So Many Guys Obsessed With Master and Commander?  —  March—2023.  Napoleon is master of Europe.  Only the British fleet stands before him.  Oceans are now battlefields.  And a moderate box office success from 2003 has become an unlikely streaming favorite, a poster child for the kind …
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Ron DeSantis leads charge for more coercive conservative government  —  The Republican Florida governor's embrace of regulation of private business comes as many leaders on the right are revisiting their ideological boundaries  —  Back when he was a member of the House Freedom Caucus …
Discussion: Orlando Sentinel, The Hill and Fox News
Jonathan Nicholson / HuffPost:
Oklahoma Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Effort To Legalize Recreational Marijuana  —  Opponents seized on problems with existing medical marijuana regulations and crime in the campaign to stop full legalization.  —  Oklahoma voters sharply rejected a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana Tuesday …
Annelle Sheline / American Prospect:
Exit Yemen Now to Assist a Fragile Peace  —  It's time for a war powers resolution to end U.S. support for Saudi's war of aggression.  —  Armed Houthi fighters attend the funeral procession of Houthi rebel fighters who were killed in fighting with forces of Yemen's internationally recognized government …
Discussion: WTOP News
Alex Roarty / The State:
Haley or Scott?  South Carolina GOP braces for '24 primary with two hometown candidates  —  Mikee Johnson went to high school with Nikki Haley, held a leadership post in her charitable organization and donated early on to her first gubernatorial campaign.  —  And yet, this well-connected GOP donor …
Washington Post:
Available evidence still points to covid originating from spillover  —  Angela Rasmussen is a virologist and principal research scientist at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization at the University of Saskatchewan.  Saskia Popescu is an infectious-disease epidemiologist …
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Train derails near Verdigris
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Ruben Gallego made mental health part of his campaign. Specifically, his own.
Brandi Buchman / emptywheel:
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Olena Harmash / Reuters:
Russians claim control over Bakhmut's east, Ukrainians defiant
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Twitter just let its privacy- and security-protecting Tor service expire
Emily Wagster Pettus / Associated Press:
Mississippi Senate OKs bill affecting majority-Black city
Discussion: USA Today and Mississippi Today
Washington Post:
Intelligence officials suspect Ukraine partisans behind Nord Stream bombings, rattling Kyiv's allies
Bill Chappell / NPR:
NYC Mayor Eric Adams is telling stores to have customers remove their face masks
New York Times:
F.T.C. Intensifies Investigation of Twitter's Privacy Practices
Catherine Clifford / CNBC:
A new nuclear reactor in the U.S. starts up. It's the first in nearly seven years
Discussion: Daily Energy Insider
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Edits Out Trump Saying He Might've Let Russia ‘Take Over’ Parts of Ukraine
Discussion: Raw Story

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David Rutz / Fox News:
Rupert Murdoch transitions from chair of Fox Corp and News Corp to the new role of Chairman Emeritus; Lachlan Murdoch becomes the sole chair of both companies

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube debuts YouTube Create, an app that lets creators edit videos, adding effects, GIFs, royalty-free tracks, and more, in beta on Android in eight markets

Tom Ambrose / The Guardian:
WBD announces an expansion of Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, in Hertfordshire, UK, with work to add 10 sound stages starting in early 2024 and finishing in 2027

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