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7:50 PM ET, March 18, 2023

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New York Times:
Trump Says He Will Be Arrested on Tuesday as Indictment Looms  —  His indictment by a Manhattan grand jury is expected, but its timing is unclear.  —  With his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury expected but its timing uncertain, former President Donald J. Trump declared …
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Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
Trump says he expects to be arrested Tuesday as New York law enforcement prepares for possible indictment  —  Former President Donald Trump said Saturday he expects to be arrested in connection with the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney next week and called for protests …
Liz Johnstone / NBC News:
Trump says ‘illegal leaks’ indicate he will be arrested Tuesday in N.Y. hush money probe  —  Former President Donald Trump said Saturday that “illegal leaks” have indicated that he will be arrested Tuesday and called on supporters to protest.  —  Trump, in posts on his social media platform Trump Social …
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Get ready for Manhattan DA's made-for-TV Trump prosecution: high on ratings, but short on the law  —  “The moment that we are waiting for, we made it to the finale together” — those familiar words from “America's Got Talent” — could well be the opening line for Manhattan District Attorney …
Politico:
Trump predicts imminent arrest, calls for protests  —  Former President Donald Trump on Saturday called on his supporters to protest as he girds for an expected effort by the Manhattan district attorney to bring an unprecedented criminal charge over his handling of a hush money payment during his 2016 presidential campaign.
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
Jen Psaki / MSNBC:
Could a Trump indictment actually help him politically?
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Trump will surrender to face charges if indicted, defense lawyer says
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
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A Clandestine Trip and a Four-Decade Secret: An Untold Story Behind Jimmy Carter's Defeat  —  Nearly 43 years later, a prominent Texas politician said he was an unwitting part of a mission to sabotage President Carter's campaign.  —  WASHINGTON — It has been more than four decades, but Ben Barnes said he remembers it vividly.
Discussion: emptywheel and INDIGNITY
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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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.
Washington Post:
The aide who stayed: Walt Nauta, key witness in Trump documents case  —  How a valet and Navy veteran got to the center of the Justice Department's probe of Mar-a-Lago classified documents  —  As Donald Trump prepared to deplane for a rally in Iowa on Monday, another man in a navy suit …
Discussion: Forbes, Vanity Fair and Alternet.org
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David Klepper / Associated Press:
Pro-Moscow voices tried to steer Ohio train disaster debate  —  Soon after a train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals in Ohio last month, anonymous pro-Russian accounts started spreading misleading claims and anti-American propaganda about it on Twitter, using Elon Musk's new verification system …
Discussion: USA Today
Tierney Sneed / CNN:
DOJ seeks fast-track Supreme Court review of ruling against gun ban for people under domestic violence restraining orders  —  The Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to fast-track its consideration of a recent appeals court ruling that deemed unconstitutional …
Discussion: Reuters and Fox News
Chris Pandolfo / Fox News:
Biden denies $1M in payments to family from Hunter associate, despite bank records: ‘Not true’ … President Biden denied that his family received more than $1 million in payments from accounts related to Hunter Biden's business associate Rob Walker and their Chinese business ventures in 2017 …
Shruti Rajkumar / HuffPost:
Maryland House Passes Bill Requiring Gender-Affirming Care Under Medicaid  —  The Trans Health Equity Act would ensure low-income transgender Maryland residents on Medicaid have access to gender-affirming procedures.  —  Maryland's House of Delegates passed a bill on Saturday that would expand …
Heather Cox Richardson / Letters from an American:
March 17, 2023  —  The International Criminal Court today issued an arrest warrant for Russian president Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, Putin's commissioner for children's rights, for war crimes: kidnapping Ukrainian children and transporting them to Russia.
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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.
New York Times:
Wyoming Becomes First State to Outlaw the Use of Pills for Abortion  —  The law is the only one in the nation to prohibit the use separate from a total abortion ban and is part of a growing effort by conservative states to target the pills.  —  Wyoming on Friday became the first state to ban …
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Andrew Jeong / Washington Post:
Wyoming's GOP governor signs law banning abortion pills
 
 
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Heekyong Yang / Reuters:
North Korea claims almost 800,000 have signed up to fight against US
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US Department of Justice:
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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
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Arwa Mahdawi / The Guardian:
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Navy secretary cited climate change as top priority as Biden proposes shrinking the fleet
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