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10:20 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 …
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 …
Andrea Vacchiano / Fox News:
Trump 2024 opponent Vivek Ramaswamy slams possible looming indictment: ‘Dark moment in American history’ … Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy criticized rumors of President Trump's possible looming indictment on Saturday, calling it “un-American” to prosecute the former president.
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
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 …
Luke Clausen / Iowa Capital Dispatch:
Pence, in Iowa, characterizes potential Trump prosecution as ‘politically motivated’  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence, in Des Moines on Saturday, said “no one is above the law,” but he also characterized a potential indictment against former President Donald Trump as “politically motivated” and “troubling.”
Politico:
Trump predicts imminent arrest, calls for protests
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!’
Jen Psaki / MSNBC:
Could a Trump indictment actually help him politically?
New York Post:
Donald Trump says he will be arrested Tuesday
William Melhado / The Texas Tribune:
Former President Donald Trump's first 2024 campaign rally will be in Waco
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.
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.
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.
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 and Democracy OTL
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
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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In wake of Florida law, additional states seek to restrict certain LGBTQ discussions in schools
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Navy secretary cited climate change as top priority as Biden proposes shrinking the fleet
Victoria Bekiempis / The Guardian:
Biden administration quietly resumes deportations to Russia
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
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