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2:15 AM ET, March 25, 2023

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NBC News:
Ron DeSantis' donors and allies question if he's ready for 2024  —  WASHINGTON — Ron DeSantis may be missing his moment.  —  A number of the Florida governor's donors and allies are worried his recent stumbles suggest he may not be ready for a brutal fight against Donald Trump.
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CBS News:
Trump 2020 press communications director to join pro-DeSantis super PAC  —  Erin Perrine, who was the press communications director for former President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, has joined a super PAC supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — another sign that the infrastructure …
ABC News:
Meadows, other top Trump aides ordered to testify in Jan. 6 probe as judge rejects claims of executive privilege  —  Trump's attorneys had challenged the subpoenas by asserting executive privilege.  —  A federal judge has rejected former President Donald Trump's claims of executive privilege …
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New York Times:
Former Trump Officials Must Testify in 2020 Election Inquiry, Judge Says  —  The ruling paves the way for testimony from Mark Meadows and others.  Separately, a Trump lawyer appeared before a grand jury looking into the former president's handling of classified documents.
Discussion: Reuters, Fox News and NBC New York
Washington Post:
Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran appears before Mar-a-Lago grand jury in D.C.
NBC News:
Meadows and other ex-Trump officials must testify before Jan. 6 grand jury, judge rules
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CNN
NBC News:
Bragg, DA probing Trump, received death threat letter with white powder  —  The FBI and NYPD are investigating a letter containing a death threat and white powder that was mailed to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, whose office is investigating former President Donald Trump, law-enforcement sources told NBC News.
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Fox News:
Package with suspicious powder delivered to Manhattan DA's office amid Trump probe: 'Alvin, I'll kill you'
Reuters:
Trump warns of ‘death & destruction’ if charged with a crime
Juliana Kim / NPR:
Transgender track and field athletes can't compete in women's international events  —  World Athletics Council, the governing body for international track and field, will bar transgender women athletes from elite competitions for women.  —  The council's policy, which will be in effect starting March 31 …
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
Non-Disparagement Clauses Are Retroactively Voided, NLRB's Top Cop Clarifies  —  The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board issued a memo this week clarifying one of the biggest open questions after the NLRB rules broad non-disparagement clauses were illegal.  —  MS
Discussion: Fortune
Dan Solomon / Texas Monthly:
Why Is Donald Trump Kicking Off His 2024 Campaign in Waco?  —  During the thirtieth anniversary of the Branch Davidian tragedy, no less.  —  On Saturday evening, Donald Trump will hold his first official rally of the 2024 campaign cycle.  He won't be doing so in his home state of Florida, however.
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CNN:
Chinese authorities close Beijing offices of US Mintz Group detaining five local staff  —  Hong Kong CNN —  Chinese authorities have closed the Beijing office of Mintz Group, an American corporate due diligence firm, and detained five local staff, the company said Friday.
Discussion: Breitbart and New York Times
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Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Leads Congressional Visit To Jan. 6 Rioters At D.C. Jail  —  Democrats who joined the tour said Republican reports of Jan. 6 defendants being mistreated are wildly wrong.  —  WASHINGTON — A group of lawmakers led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) …
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Washington Post:
Lawmakers tour D.C. jail to investigate treatment of Jan. 6 defendants
Julia Vargas Jones / CNN:
Prosecutors accept deal with George Santos in Brazilian fraud case  —  Prosecutors in Brazil have agreed to a deal with Rep. George Santos in a case in which he is accused of defrauding a Rio de Janeiro area clerk of $1,300 over clothes and shoes in 2008, documents obtained by CNN show.
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Alex Kingsbury / New York Times:
The Man Who Leaked the Pentagon Papers Is Scared  —  Daniel Ellsberg, famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers and his activism against nuclear weapons, announced recently that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  —  Mr. Ellsberg, now 91, copied the military's secret 7,000-page history …
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
Who Is Marco Rubio Afraid Of?  —  Rubio thinks someone will “shred the country” if Trump is indicted.  Who, exactly, is he talking about?  —  An interesting TNB last night with Bill Kristol and Amanda Carpenter talking about (all of) the potential indictments and then a good bit about Trump vs. DeSantis.
Martin Baron / Washington Post:
We want objective judges and doctors.  Why not journalists too?  —  Martin Baron was executive editor of The Post from January 2013 through February 2021 and, before that, editor of the Boston Globe for more than 11 years.  His book, “Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post,” is to be published in October.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
TikTok admits it banned former NBA player critical of China  —  Enes Kanter Freedom, a popular figure on the right, had his account restored on the same day TikTok's chief was grilled on Capitol Hill.  The company claimed an error by U.S. moderators.  —  Enes Kanter Freedom …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
‘No One Has Control Over Tucker’: How Fox News Let Its Biggest Star Go Rogue  —  As Fox News finds itself beset by an internal crisis fueled by Dominion's $1.6 billion defamation suit, long-simmering tensions between network CEO Suzanne Scott and star host Tucker Carlson have taken center stage.
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Alternet.org
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Conflict in Syria Escalates Following Attack That Killed a U.S. Contractor  —  Officials are investigating what went wrong with the defense system.  The United States launched retaliatory attacks in eastern Syria about 13 hours after the drone strike.  —  WASHINGTON — The main air defense system …
Brant Bingamon / Austin Chronicle:
Austin Jailer Breaks Elderly Deaf Woman's Arm After Misunderstanding at Airport  —  After three days in jail with only Aleve as treatment, she has received surgery  —  Karen McGee, a deaf, 71-year-old Florida resident, is considering a lawsuit against the city of Austin after what was supposed …
Washington Post:
Florida parents upset by Michelangelo's ‘David’ force out principal  —  A Florida charter school principal said she was forced to resign this week after some parents complained about their sixth-grade students being shown images of Michelangelo's “David” statue in class …
Washington Post:
India's top opposition leader Gandhi expelled from Parliament after conviction  —  NEW DELHI — India's governing party on Friday effectively expelled the top opposition leader, Rahul Gandhi, from Parliament and barred him from running in the next election, prompting an outcry …
David Weigel / Semafor:
The right's new viral video fixation  —  On Feb. 24, an account with a quarter of a million followers posted two videos of a Black man harassing Asian passersby in New York.  Armour Cards, a Twitter user with fewer than 700 followers, responded with an undated video of the same man insulting …
Sabela Ojea / Wall Street Journal:
Vince McMahon Reimburses WWE for Costs Tied to Sexual-Misconduct Probe  —  Executive chair paid $17.4 million, and will incur any additional costs, tied to investigation  —  Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s WWE 0.71%increase; green up pointing triangle executive chairman …
US Department of Justice:
Justice Department Announces Arrest of the Founder of One of the World's Largest Hacker Forums and Disruption of Forum's Operation  —  FBI Disrupts BreachForums Marketplace for Hacked and Stolen Data  —  The founder of BreachForums made his initial appearance today in the Eastern District …
Christina Cauterucci / Slate:
A Red State's Anti-Abortion Judges Just Made a Chilling Declaration of Their True Beliefs  —  Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, dozens of reports from red states have told of hospitals withholding care from pregnant patients until they are hemorrhaging or suffering catastrophic infections …
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
Ethical no man's land: can the US supreme court be trusted to police itself?  —  The nation's highest court relies on justices to judge for themselves if they have a conflict of interest.  Often members of the hard-right majority decide they don't  —  Last July Samuel Alito …
Discussion: Just Security
Sherrilyn Ifill / Slate:
The Republican Plan to Make Voting Irrelevant  —  On Tuesday, it was reported by NBC News that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to recover at a rehabilitation center after his fall at a restaurant in Washington earlier this month.  McConnell spoke with fellow Republican Senators …
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
“Fact-checking” is a feeble, inadequate way to respond to racist, antisemitic incitement  —  I'm not sure there has ever been a major-media “fact check” that more completely, ludicrously, and appallingly missed the point than the one the New York Times published on Thursday about the vile …
 
 
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Steven Beschloss / America, America:
Beyond the Noise and Mania
Ava Sasani / New York Times:
Tennessee's Rejection of $8.8 Million in Federal Funding Alarms H.I.V. Prevention Groups
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Another revered high school sacrifices excellence on the altar of DEI
Discussion: HotAir and Cafe Hayek
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Shannon Osaka / Washington Post:
Why climate ‘doomers’ are replacing climate ‘deniers’
Antonio Planas / NBC News:
Teen sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing Florida cheerleader 114 times
Nick Robertson / The Hill:
Idaho Republicans block ‘woke’ free tampons in schools proposal
Discussion: Alternet.org
Simon Schuster / MLive.com:
Prop 3 voters are ‘participants in murder,’ new Michigan Republican leader says
Discussion: The Guardian
Debra Kamin / New York Times:
For Sale: Mansions in Los Angeles at Bargain Prices
Michael Brendan Dougherty / National Review:
Seriously, Not Literally, for 2024  —  Trump's fighting DeSantis, not reasoning with us.
The Hill:
House Republicans pass Parents Bill of Rights
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to hide their checkmarks to avoid shaming and mockery
 

 
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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

 
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