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11:50 AM ET, March 19, 2023

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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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Heather Cox Richardson / Letters from an American:
March 18, 2023  —  Rumors that he is about to be indicted in New York in connection with the $130,000 hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels have prompted former president Donald Trump to pepper his alternative social media site with requests for money and to double down on the idea …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Washington Post:   Mike Pence, unmoored from Donald Trump, finds his old voice
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
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.
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.
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New York Times:
Sandy Hook Families Are Fighting Alex Jones and the Bankruptcy System Itself
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and KFOR-TV
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:
Covid Politics Leave a Florida Public Hospital Shaken  —  Staff members of Sarasota Memorial Hospital are bewildered by critics who continue to wage a campaign against federal guidelines on Covid treatment.  —  SARASOTA, Fla. — The turmoil at Sarasota Memorial, one of Florida's largest public hospitals …
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
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 …
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Rishi Sunak Charts Post-Brexit Role With Pivot From ‘Global Britain’  —  Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has dropped Boris Johnson's bombastic approach to foreign policy, echoing the new British leader's personal style and reflecting the country's changed global status.  —  Reporting from London
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 …
New York Times:
Businesses in Phoenix Struggle As Homelessness Crisis Continues  —  As homelessness overwhelms downtown Phoenix, a small business wonders how long it can hang on.  —  Reporting from Phoenix  —  He had been coming into work at the same sandwich shop at the same exact time every weekday morning …
Jessica Piper / Politico:
George Santos never filed a key financial disclosure.  Enforcement has been lax for years.  —  A financial disclosure form that now-Rep. George Santos was supposed to file in 2021 might have offered key insight into the embattled congressman's finances at a pivotal point in his campaign.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Oregonian
Carol E. Lee / NBC News:
TikTok now has 150 million active users in the U.S., CEO to tell Congress  —  When TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testifies before Congress on Thursday, he plans to unveil new internal data that suggests the popular video-sharing app is far more enmeshed in Americans' daily lives than anyone realizes.
 
 
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Invitation / The Economist:
Russia's reliance on China will outlast Vladimir Putin, says Alexander Gabuev
Yuka Hayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Biden's ‘Go It Alone’ Trade Deals Draw Warnings From Congress
Discussion: Political Wire
Rachel Roubein / Washington Post:
Abortion foes seek vows from 2024 GOP hopefuls
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
How Midwest roots shaped Ron DeSantis' political values and perspective
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
What Ron DeSantis Got Right in His Ukraine Statement
Discussion: Washington Post
Cara Tabachnick / CBS News:
Idaho hospital to stop labor and delivery services citing “political climate” and doctor shortages
Discussion: Fox News
Brian Stelter / Air Mail:
Politics by Other Means  —  Is David Sirota—whose two-year-old news site, the Lever …
Michael A. Cohen / The Daily Beast:
Ron DeSantis Is Completely Out of Touch With Ordinary Americans
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
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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: Fox News, Bloomberg, Reuters and UPI
Shruti Rajkumar / HuffPost:
Maryland House Passes Bill Requiring Gender-Affirming Care Under Medicaid
Discussion: Raw Story
Kali Holloway / The Daily Beast:
Mississippi Republicans Want to Take Over a Majority Black City to ‘Save’ It
Washington Post:
The aide who stayed: Walt Nauta, key witness in Trump documents case
Discussion: Forbes and Washington Press
 

 
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Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Mehdi Hasan launches Zeteo in April, a digital media company on Substack, offering a weekly streaming show he hosts, contributor pieces, a podcast, and more

Angelique Jackson / Variety:
Study: 77 of the top 100 top-grossing domestic films in the US in 2023 featured more male characters than female characters in speaking roles

Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Nexstar Q4: $1.3B net revenue, down from $1.5B YoY, core ad revenue down 5.9% to $449M, with political ad sales down 88.7% to $30M, and a $52M loss for the CW

 
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