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9:50 AM ET, March 27, 2023

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Patrick Kingsley / New York Times:
Israel Boils as Netanyahu Ousts Minister Who Bucked Court Overhaul  —  Protests broke out shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired the defense minister, who had called for a halt to efforts to weaken the judiciary.  —  Reporting from Jerusalem
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Ben Samuels / Haaretz:
Thousands Take to Streets After Netanyahu Fires Defense Minister  — Supreme Court gives Netanyahu a week to respond to petition  — Movement for Quality Government in Israel calls on court to punish Netanyahu  — Agriculture Minister plans to vote for overhaul legislation
The Times of Israel:
Netanyahu lawyer says he won't represent him unless overhaul halted
Discussion: CBS News and middleeastmonitor.com
Michael Hauser Tov / Haaretz:
Likud Sources: Netanyahu to Freeze Judicial Overhaul After Boisterous Night of Protests
David French / New York Times:
At the Waco Rally and Beyond, Trump's Movement Now Commands Him  —  The most telling exchange in Donald Trump's Waco, Texas, rally on Saturday didn't come from Trump himself.  It came at the beginning, when the aging rock star Ted Nugent was warming up the crowd.  “I want my money back,” he yelled.
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Shelby Talcott / Semafor:
Donald Trump is still winning by being Donald Trump  —  WACO, Texas — Donald Trump's first major rally on Saturday since launching his third presidential campaign was everything that his Republican critics had once claimed would be his undoing.  —  January 6th, they declared at the time, was supposed to be the end of him.
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Hating the people who hate Trump is the only force that moves GOP voters
Discussion: CNBC
The Texas Tribune:
Texas Observer, legendary crusading liberal magazine, is closing and laying off its staff  —  The 68-year-old progressive publication, which published Ronnie Dugger, Molly Ivins and Kaye Northcott, hit financial troubles and wasn't able to broaden its audience, board members said.
Josh Kraushaar / Axios:
DeSantis shows early state strength in Iowa and N.H. polls  —  Two new polls from a top Republican polling firm — provided exclusively to Axios — find Florida Gov. DeSantis is running more competitively with former President Trump in Iowa and New Hampshire than he is faring in national surveys.
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Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
DeSantis team welcomes contrast with Trump ‘chaos’ candidacy
Discussion: HuffPost and New York Times
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Trump and DeSantis have the same authoritarian plan to “drain the swamp”
Discussion: The Atlantic
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
Trump's Favorite Extreme Think Tank Is Jumping Ship for DeSantis
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Kraushaar / Axios:
The DeSantis conundrum  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' biggest political asset …
New York Times:
Twitter Says Parts of Its Source Code Were Leaked Online  —  The leak adds to the challenges facing the Elon Musk-owned company, which is trying to unmask the person responsible and any other people who downloaded the code.  —  Parts of Twitter's source code, the underlying computer code …
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New York Times:
Elon Musk Values Twitter at $20 Billion  —  The billionaire bought the social media company for $44 billion in October and took it private.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk said Twitter is now worth about $20 billion, according to an email he sent the company's employees on Friday …
Aaron Zitner / Wall Street Journal:
Americans Pull Back From Values That Once Defined U.S., WSJ-NORC Poll Finds  —  Patriotism, religion and hard work hold less importance  —  Patriotism, religious faith, having children and other priorities that helped define the national character for generations are receding in importance to Americans …
Discussion: Fox News
Sarah Fitzpatrick / NBC News:
Ex-Tucker Carlson producer files new claims Fox News lawyers coached her testimony in Dominion lawsuit  —  Abby Grossberg sued Fox last week, alleging she was coerced into giving misleading testimony about the network's election fraud coverage.  She was fired Friday.
Jeffrey S. Solochek / Tampa Bay Times:
Removal of ‘Ruby Bridges’ film from Pinellas school sparks outrage  —  A parent complained that the movie might teach white children to hate Black children.  —  The Disney movie “Ruby Bridges,” which tells the tale of a 6-year-old who integrated New Orleans schools in the 1960s …
Rachel Hall / The Guardian:
Agatha Christie novels reworked to remove potentially offensive language  —  Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries have passages edited by sensitivity readers for latest HarperCollins editions  —  Several Agatha Christie novels have been edited to remove potentially offensive language, including insults and references to ethnicity.
Discussion: Twitchy and Instapundit
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Craig Simpson / Telegraph:
Agatha Christie classics latest to be rewritten for modern sensitivities
Discussion: Deadline and Breitbart
FDIC:
First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Raleigh, NC, to Assume All Deposits and Loans of Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, N.A., From the FDIC  —  WASHINGTON - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) entered into a purchase and assumption agreement for all deposits and loans of Silicon Valley Bridge Bank …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
‘Absolutely Awful!’  Brian Kilmeade Calls Trump ‘Insane’ for Defending January 6th Rioters at Waco Rally  —  Brian Kilmdeade did not hold back in his criticism of Donald Trump on Monday morning, lacing into the former president for harping on ongoing court cases instead of touting his accomplishments as 45th president.
Popular Information:
Top Congressional Republicans bolster Trump's violent rhetoric  —  Former president Donald Trump has launched a scorched-earth campaign to intimidate Alvin Bragg, the district attorney for Manhattan.  Following reports that Bragg is likely to indict Trump for a hush money payment …
John Halpin / The Liberal Patriot:
Welcome to the New Era of The Liberal Patriot  —  Expanded coverage of American politics and global affairs.  An evening news digest.  New contributors.  A survey research program.  Policy roundtables.  —  Starting today, The Liberal Patriot (TLP) is pleased to announce its expansion …
Ben Adler / Yahoo News:
Kerry: U.S. must work with China and Russia on fighting climate change  —  President of the United States since 2021  —  Despite mounting tensions between the United States and its rivals China and Russia, President Biden's climate envoy, John Kerry, told Yahoo News that the U.S. must work …
Discussion: RedState, Fox News and Breitbart
 
 
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Mary Eberstadt / Wall Street Journal:
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Ned Resnikoff / The Bristlecone:
What Housing Shortage, Indeed?
Discussion: New York Daily News
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
U.S. and Mexico weighing deal for Mexico to crack down on fentanyl going north while U.S. cracks down on guns going south
Discussion: Oregonian
Wall Street Journal:
Honduras Establishes Diplomatic Ties With Beijing, Abandoning Taiwan
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Americans hooked on Chinese apps
Associated Press:
Amid strained U.S. ties, China finds unlikely friend in Utah
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Anthony Man / Sun-Sentinel:
Antisemitic incidents surge in Florida, growing more than nationwide. ‘More bold, more egregious and more attention-grabbing.’
The White House:
Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on Developments in Israel
Discussion: Drezner's World and The Hill
The Times of Israel:
Universities announce strike from tomorrow morning over judicial overhaul
Discussion: Just Security
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