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9:25 AM ET, March 19, 2023

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Peter Baker / New York Times:
An Untold Story Behind Jimmy Carter's Presidential Defeat  —  A prominent Texas politician said he unwittingly took part in a 1980 tour of the Middle East with a clandestine agenda.  —  WASHINGTON — It has been more than four decades, but Ben Barnes said he remembers it vividly.
Erica Orden / Politico:
Manhattan DA Bragg privately warns of intimidation after Trump calls for protest  —  Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg offered a private retort to Donald Trump's message Saturday urging supporters to protest his expected indictment, telling office employees in an email that …
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Brittany Shepherd / ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Pence says prospect of Trump arrest is ‘a politically charged prosecution’  —  He says any protests should be done peacefully.  —  During an exclusive sit-down interview in Iowa with ABC News “This Week” co-anchor Jonathan Karl, former Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday the
Discussion: Bloomberg
Luke Clausen / Iowa Capital Dispatch:
Pence, in Iowa, characterizes potential Trump prosecution as ‘politically motivated’
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Get ready for Manhattan DA's made-for-TV Trump prosecution: high on ratings, but short on the law
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
MTG: Trump arrest ‘Is what they do in communist countries!’
New York Post:
Donald Trump says he will be arrested Tuesday
New York Times:
Sandy Hook Families Are Fighting Alex Jones and the Bankruptcy System Itself  —  As the families seek more than $1.4 billion awarded by courts for Mr. Jones's lies, a New York Times review shows he is transferring millions of dollars to family and friends, potentially out of reach of creditors.
Discussion: WFLA-TV
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Ray Hartmann / Raw Story:
Alex Jones is transferring millions to family and friends to thwart creditors: report  —  The families of Sandy Hook shooting victims are finding themselves victimized once again by Infowars conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones, the New York Times reported today.
Andrés R. Martínez / New York Times:
Putin Makes Surprise Visit to Occupied Ukraine  —  State media said the Russian leader flew by helicopter to Mariupol, site of one of the bloodiest battles since Russia invaded Ukraine last year.  —  President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia traveled to Mariupol, a surprise visit to the Ukrainian city …
ABC News:
Pence indicates he won't challenge all aspects of special counsel's subpoena, as more details emerge  —  The former vice president spoke with ABC News' Jonathan Karl for “This Week.”  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence indicated that he is not challenging all aspects of the subpoena  —  issued last month
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
How Midwest roots shaped Ron DeSantis' political values and perspective  —  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In 1960, political scandal erupted at the Board of Elections in Mahoning County, Ohio.  The Republican secretary of state, furious because voting machines hadn't worked properly during the May primary …
Christopher Rowland / Washington Post:
Senior care is crushingly expensive.  Boomers aren't ready.  —  Long-term care options are too expensive for middle-income Americans, narrowing options for millions of seniors  —  Beth Roper had already sold her husband Doug's boat and his pickup truck.  Her daughter sends $500 a month or more.
NBC News:
Trump-DeSantis drama casts a shadow over House GOP retreat in Florida  —  WASHINGTON — House Republicans head to Florida this week for their annual retreat — straight into the belly of the beast of the 2024 presidential primary campaign.  —  The Sunshine State is home to both former President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Politico
Dave Lawler / Axios:
20 years on, most Americans say Iraq invasion was the wrong decision  —  Two decades after the U.S. invaded Iraq, 61% of Americans do not believe the U.S. made the right decision by invading Iraq, according to a new Axios/Ipsos poll. … The invasion toppled a brutal dictator but sparked 20 years …
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Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Navajo Nation's long quest for water — and for the federal government to keep its promises — ends up at Supreme Court  —  NAVAJO NATION, N.M. — Her hands gripping the steering wheel, Marilyn Help-Hood gingerly drove her rugged Ford pickup truck along rutted unpaved roads …
Discussion: Associated Press
Rachel Roubein / Washington Post:
Abortion foes seek vows from 2024 GOP hopefuls  —  Activists are planning to pressure presidential candidates to promise a variety of national abortion restrictions  —  Leading antiabortion groups, fresh off their historic victory with the demise of Roe v. Wade, are drawing up plans …
Cara Tabachnick / CBS News:
Idaho hospital to stop labor and delivery services citing “political climate” and doctor shortages  —  An Idaho hospital will stop labor and delivery services, citing doctor shortages and the “political climate,” the hospital announced Friday.  —  “Highly respected, talented physicians are leaving.
Michael A. Cohen / The Daily Beast:
Ron DeSantis Is Completely Out of Touch With Ordinary Americans  —  The Florida governor feeds culture war red meat to the GOP base, but his policies are unpopular and the majority of voters don't care about his war on “woke.” … Last Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled …
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
What Ron DeSantis Got Right in His Ukraine Statement
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Trump, rape accuser Carroll agree to a single defamation trial
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
Brian Stelter / Air Mail:
Politics by Other Means  —  Is David Sirota—whose two-year-old news site, the Lever …
Washington Post:
Long-covid symptoms are less common now than earlier in the pandemic
Russ Choma / Mother Jones:
Wyoming Bans Abortion Pills
Heekyong Yang / Reuters:
North Korea claims almost 800,000 have signed up to fight against US
Discussion: Reuters, Bloomberg and UPI
Shruti Rajkumar / HuffPost:
Maryland House Passes Bill Requiring Gender-Affirming Care Under Medicaid
Kali Holloway / The Daily Beast:
Mississippi Republicans Want to Take Over a Majority Black City to ‘Save’ It
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
The aide who stayed: Walt Nauta, key witness in Trump documents case
Discussion: Forbes and Washington Press
US Department of Justice:
U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of Yonkers Man For Threatening To Kill Yonkers Police Officers
Ted Clifford / The State:
John Jenrette, former South Carolina congressman arrested in Abscam scandal, dies at 86
Shawna Mizelle / CNN:
In wake of Florida law, additional states seek to restrict certain LGBTQ discussions in schools
Discussion: Just The News
Arwa Mahdawi / The Guardian:
Are Texas's abortion laws being used for state-sponsored spousal harassment?
 

 
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