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1:05 AM ET, March 22, 2023


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ABC News:
Sources: Special counsel claims Trump deliberately misled his attorneys about classified documents, judge wrote  —  The judge said there could be indications of criminal violations, per sources.  —  Prosecutors in the special counsel's office have presented compelling preliminary evidence that former President
Justice Department convinces federal judge Trump used his attorney in furtherance of a crime in classified docs probe  —  The Justice Department has convinced a federal judge that former President Donald Trump used one of his defense attorneys in furtherance of a crime or fraud related …
Trump denounces ‘crime-fraud’ ruling forcing attorney to testify in documents probe  —  Former President Donald Trump is fighting a federal judge's determination that his communications with attorney Evan Corcoran — amid a grand jury probe of Trump's handling of classified documents — likely contain evidence of a crime.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jason Easley / PoliticusUSA:
Looks Like Trump Is Going Down As Special Counsel Nails Him With Evidence Of Classified Docs Crimes  —  A federal judge ruled that Special Counsel Jack Smith presented evidence that Donald Trump lied to his attorneys and committed classified documents crimes.  —  Video: … ABC News reported:
Piers Morgan / New York Post:
Ron DeSantis opens fire on Trump's character, chaotic leadership style  —  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has finally taken the gloves off and launched a blistering attack on his former mentor President Donald Trump.  —  In an exclusive wide-ranging interview with me at the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee …
New York Times:
Trump Claims He's Ready for Perp Walk if Indicted  —  Those who have spent time with Donald Trump in recent days say he has often appeared significantly disconnected from the severity of his potential legal woes.  —  Donald J. Trump claims he is ready for his perp walk.
Robert Reich / Raw Story:
Trump's campaign 2024 campaign strategy revealed — and it's even worse than his first 2 campaigns  —  On Saturday morning, the former guy posted in all caps on his Truth Social platform that he expected to be “ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK” and called for his supporters to “PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
Trump's Potential Indictment Could Alienate Some G.O.P. Voters in 2024
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Democrats see downside in Trump's N.Y. case
Will Carless / USA Today:
Trump holding his next rally in Waco, Texas, sends a message to the far right, experts say
Erica Orden / Politico:
Everything you should know about the potential Trump indictment  —  NEW YORK — With Donald Trump expected to be indicted in the coming days, his supporters, critics, New York law enforcement officials and a variety of other constituencies await the history-making spectacle …
Shawn Cohen / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Trump will NOT be arraigned this week.’ Former president is expected to be indicted tomorrow and Secret Service will make plans for his surrender and appearance in New York court NEXT WEEK  — A source familiar with the proceedings exclusively told on Tuesday: ‘There will be no arraignment this week’
Chris Pandolfo / Fox News:
Manhattan DA issues scathing response to GOP letter on possible Trump indictment: ‘We will not be intimidated’
David Badash / Raw Story:
Florida GOP lawmaker who wrote 'Don't Say Gay' bill facing up to 35 years after pleading guilty in COVID fraud case  —  Joe Harding, the now-former Florida Republican lawmaker who authored the extremist “Don't Say Gay” bill could face up to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday afternoon …
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Exclusive: Communications between Stormy Daniels and Trump attorney turned over to Manhattan DA  —  Communications between adult-film star Stormy Daniels and an attorney who is now representing former President Donald Trump have been turned over to the Manhattan district attorney's office, Daniels' lawyer told CNN.
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
TikTok CEO to tell Congress app ban would hurt U.S. economy  —  TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will tell lawmakers Thursday that banning the app in the U.S. would hurt American businesses and the country's economy, according to newly released remarks prepared for his testimony before Congress.
Patrick Ruffini / The Intersection:
The shape of polarization in America  —  We're not as badly divided as we think, and it's all thanks to nonwhite voters  —  It is cliché by now to say that the country is polarized.  Despite the predictable nature of the polarization discourse, there's strong empirical evidence for the underlying trend.
Discussion: Washington Post
Julius Krein / American Affairs Journal:
How to Understand the Well-Being Gap between Liberals and Conservatives
Discussion: HotAir
Pilar Melendez / The Daily Beast:
Teen Found Dead Near Murdaugh Estate Was Killed, Lawyers Say  —  The “extraordinary disclosure” comes one day after Buster Murdaugh denied any involvement in the 2015 death of his high school classmate.  —  The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is now considering the 2015 death …
Harvey Araton / New York Times:
Willis Reed, Hall of Fame Center for Champion Knicks, Dies at 80  —  He was beloved by New York fans for his willingness to play hurt, as memorably exemplified in the decisive Game 7 of the 1970 N.B.A. finals at Madison Square Garden.  —  Willis Reed, the brawny and inspirational hub …
Ben Goggin / NBC News:
Anti-porn bills in 8 states could force device makers to censor sexual material  —  Eight states are weighing anti-pornography bills that would force phone and tablet manufacturers like Apple and Samsung to automatically enable filters that censor nude and sexually explicit content.
Sydney Morning Herald:
Murdoch succeeded where Putin failed.  Time for a Fox hunt  —  Rupert Murdoch - Australia's biggest media mogul - succeeded where Vladimir Putin failed.  He turned Americans against each other, promoting anger, hatred and lies.  Murdoch knew Donald Trump's claim that the election was stolen …
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Pick One: Conservatism or Trump  —  Those are our only two choices — we cannot have both of these things.  —  Conservative Americans must choose.  Do they want Donald Trump to play a central role in Republican politics, or do they want to win elections and achieve the policy outcomes …
Robert Reich / The Guardian:
To prevent more bank runs, the Fed should pause rate hikes  —  Inflation is receding, albeit slowly, so there's no reason to risk more financial tumult.  Will the central bank see it that way?  —  The global financial system is facing a crisis of confidence.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
The Supreme Court has been paying Michael Chertoff's firm for 5 years  —  For five years, former federal appeals court judge and Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has been secretly advising the Supreme Court on security matters, Chertoff confirmed to Congress in a letter released Tuesday.
Discussion: CoinDesk, The Hill and CNN
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Carlson Desperately Tries to Walk Back Trump ‘Hate’  —  Recently unearthed text messages reveal that the Fox News star hates Trump “passionately.”  Carlson is now saying he actually loves the ex-president.  —  Fox News star Tucker Carlson really wants his MAGA-loving viewers to forget …
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Fox News drops lawsuit seeking to gag Tucker Carlson producer suing them for discrimination  —  One day after suing Tucker Carlson's producer, Fox News quickly retreated on Tuesday with a brief indicating, without explanation, that the network dropped its case.
Mike Hixenbaugh / NBC News:
Inside the rural Texas resistance to the GOP's private school choice plan  —  Classroom battles over racism and LGBTQ inclusion have supercharged the movement for private school choice.  Remote public schools like the one in Robert Lee, Texas, could pay the price, opponents warn.
Discussion: KAMR
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
House Judiciary report: ‘No legitimate basis’ for Biden admin to target parents at school board meetings … EXCLUSIVE: Subpoenaed documents showed there was “no legitimate basis” for the Biden administration to use federal law enforcement and counterterrorism resources on school board-related threats …
Theodore Schleifer / Puck:
S.B.F. Informants & a Strange DeSantis Bedfellow  —  New details on the subpoenas and next cards to flip in the FTX campaign-finance case.  Plus, why Reid Hoffman might be offering some unlikely assistance to DeSantis. … Last month, with Singh's cooperation, federal prosecutors unveiled …
Patricia Hurtado / Bloomberg:
Bomb Threat Called In to New York Court Where Trump Hearing Held  —  A bomb threat was called in just as a judge in lower Manhattan was about to start a hearing over a $250 million lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James against Donald Trump.  —  Tuesday's 911 call was investigated …
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New York Times:
Ukrainian soldiers are nearly finished with training in the U.S. on Patriot missiles.
Julianne McShane / NBC News:
Some people who seek abortions can face prison time in more than 120 countries, analysis shows
Discussion: New York Daily News
NBC News:
In heated Wisconsin Supreme Court debate, candidates tangle over ‘fake elector’ scheme
Thomas Catenacci / Fox News:
Nevada governor blasts Biden for locking up mineral-rich land: ‘A historic mistake’
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Va. man who fiercely attacked police in Jan. 6 riot sentenced to 52 months
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Supreme Court hands victory to public school students with disabilities
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Jewly Hight / NPR:
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Discussion: New Republic
Michael J. Coren / Washington Post:
Why Americans should eat lentils every day
Vikram Dodd / The Guardian:
Met police found to be institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
From red bastion to blue bulwark: What political shift in Colorado and West means for U.S.
Open letter to Jeffrey Sachs on his position regarding Russian war on Ukraine
DeSantis Privately Called for Google to Be “Broken Up”
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Hill
David Folkenflik / NPR:
The FBI raided a notable journalist's home. Rolling Stone didn't tell readers why