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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
In Waco, Trump stokes anger and valorizes violent actors  —  At a dubiously timed rally, he pairs calls for resistance with tacit assurances that those who did would be defended  —  Donald Trump walked down the steps from his private jet and onto the stage at his rally in Waco, Tex. …
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Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump leans into extremism at first 2024 rally as legal woes mount  —  Donald Trump is igniting his White House bid at a moment of unprecedented peril in the criminal investigations against him - a confluence that could send America into a new political and legal collision.
Stephen Neukam / The Hill:
Nashville officials report ‘multiple patients’ from school shooting  —  Emergency officials in Nashville, Tenn., said on Monday they responded to an “active aggressor” at a school in the city with “multiple patients” reported.  —  The Nashville Fire Department said on Twitter that it responded …
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 …
Sam Sokol / Haaretz:
Israel's Embassies Shutter Abroad as Diplomats Strike Against Netanyahu-led Overhaul  —  While the strike itself is likely temporary, the government's judicial overhaul has already started to inflict significant damage on Israel's reputation abroad, former Israeli envoy says
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Associated Press:
Israeli president urges Netanyahu to halt legal overhaul  —  Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside parliament and workers launched a nationwide strike Monday in a dramatic escalation of the mass protest movement aimed at halting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to overhaul the judiciary.
Maayan Lubell / Reuters:
Israel government to delay disputed judiciary bill amid mass protests
Michael Hauser Tov / Haaretz:
Likud Sources: Netanyahu to Freeze Judicial Overhaul After Boisterous Night of Protests
Helen Lewis / The Atlantic:
How Did America's Weirdest, Most Freedom-Obsessed State Fall for an Authoritarian Governor?  —  A journey through Ron DeSantis's magic kingdom In the course of a single month this year, the following news reports emanated from Florida: A gun enthusiast in Tampa built a 55-foot backyard pool shaped …
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Cameron Joseph / VICE:
Trump's Favorite Extreme Think Tank Is Jumping Ship for DeSantis  —  The Claremont Institute's leaders helped engineer Donald Trump's efforts to stay in office after his 2020 loss.  They're now mostly siding with Gov. Ron DeSantis.  —  As the Claremont Institute launched its new office …
Discussion: Raw Story
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Trump and DeSantis have the same authoritarian plan to “drain the swamp”  —  It's called Schedule F.  —  Aaron Rupar and Thor Benson  —  When people talk about the differences between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, they often describe Trump as a dangerous but bumbling authoritarian …
Discussion: Newsbusters and The Atlantic
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.
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Washington Post:
The gun that divides a nation … The AR-15 wasn't supposed to be a bestseller.  —  The rugged, powerful weapon was originally designed as a soldiers' rifle in the late 1950s.  “An outstanding weapon with phenomenal lethality,” an internal Pentagon report raved.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Ashley Parker / Washington Post:   A Southern town embraces its AR-15 factory
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.
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 …
Stephen Neukam / The Hill:
Most in new poll say Trump investigations are fair  —  A majority of Americans think that the slate of state and federal investigations into former President Trump are fair, according to a new poll, despite Republican attempts to frame the probes as a left wing witch hunt of the former president.
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John Ganz / Unpopular Front:
The Jock/Creep Theory of Fascism  —  It's Real and It Works … A little while ago, I came up with the idea that that the difference between Italian Fascism and German Nazism was that Fascism essentially had “Jock-Douche” vibes while Nazism had “Creep-Loser” vibes.
Center for American Progress:
Tax Cuts Are Primarily Responsible for the Increasing Debt Ratio  —  The need to increase the debt limit1 has focused attention on the size and trajectory of the federal debt.  Long-term projections show2 that federal debt as a percentage of the U.S. economy is on a path to grow indefinitely …
Discussion: Semafor
Lauren Hirsch / New York Times:
First Citizens to Acquire Silicon Valley Bank in Government-Backed Deal  —  Banking regulators, which announced the deal late Sunday, had been looking for a buyer since seizing control of the failed bank.  —  First Citizens BancShares will acquire Silicon Valley Bank, the California lender whose collapse …
Alexander Sammon / Slate:
What the Heck Is Joe Biden Thinking Lately?  —  After his historic midterm wins, he's suddenly tacking right.  A new hire may be why.  —  In mid-March, the Biden administration formally approved the Willow oil drilling project on federally owned landed in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
The Dual Education of Hakeem Jeffries  —  Shaped by Black Brooklyn and trained by Manhattan's legal elite, the House Democrats' new leader is not easily pigeonholed.  —  The campus at Binghamton University was in uproar.  Whispers of outside agitators swirled among the mostly white student body.
Dylan McGuinness / Houston Chronicle:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is running for Houston mayor, scrambling the race for City Hall's top job  —  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a mainstay in Houston politics for more than three decades, is running for mayor.  —  In broadcast remarks at City Cathedral Church, the congresswoman said on stage …
Discussion: NBC News and The Daily Caller
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Supreme Court won't review contempt conviction of anti-Chevron environmental lawyer  —  The US Supreme Court left in place the conviction of attorney Steven Donziger - a long-time foe of Chevron Corp. - who sought to challenge the appointment of private attorneys to prosecute criminal contempt of court.
Timothy Noah / New Republic:
They're Not Joking: House Republicans Actually Compare Themselves to the Mob  —  Sometime late last year, the leaders of the five power centers within the House Republican caucus started calling themselves the Five Families.  “You know my reference,” Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene …
Discussion: Backbencher and Raw Story
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
The Role of Politics in Where Students Want to Go to College  —  Study finds that nearly one in four high school seniors said they passed up, out of political concerns, a college they would have initially considered because of its state.  The trend is evident among conservatives and liberals.
Discussion: Forbes
Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Restricts Use of Commercial Hacking Tools by U.S. Agencies  —  Officials say at least 50 U.S. personnel overseas had been compromised by commercial spyware  —  WASHINGTON—President Biden restricted the use of commercial hacking tools throughout the federal government as officials …
Ellen Brostrom / Journal Sentinel:
Dan Kelly's role in conspiracy to overturn 2020 election makes him unfit to serve on Wisconsin Supreme Court … I have had the privilege of serving as a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge for nearly 14 years.  I am also half of the only mother-daughter judicial duo in Wisconsin history.
Discussion: Mother Jones
David Zipper / Vox:
How to save America's public transit systems from a doom spiral  —  Don't let buses and subways become another casualty of the pandemic.  —  America's largest public transportation systems are facing their greatest challenge in generations — a crisis with the potential to decimate their service …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Jim Jordan doesn't understand his job  —  MAGA Republicans, devoid of policy solutions and addicted to performance politics, act as if their House majority invests them with the power to rove the landscape to spot MAGA victims, skewer their enemies and defend their political allies.
Discussion: Raw Story
Stephen Neukam / The Hill:
Jon Stewart says Senate is ‘like an assisted-living facility’  —  Comedian and political commentator Jon Stewart joked that the U.S. Senate is like “an assisted living facility,” reflecting on his time spent on Capitol Hill fighting for benefits for veterans, first responders and their families.
 
 
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Olafimihan Oshin / The Hill:
Bush, Pressley to launch Equal Rights Amendment caucus
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jared S. Hopkins / Wall Street Journal:
Drug Middlemen Accused of Price Fixing by Ohio Attorney General
Discussion: Florida Politics
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
In Michigan, an agenda countering the anti-woke GOP frenzy takes shape
Robert Downen / The Texas Tribune:
Houston GOP official knew for years of child sex abuse claims against Southern Baptist leader, law partner
Discussion: Houston Chronicle
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
A Republican Spending Problem
Discussion: The Hill
Devan Cole / CNN:
Supreme Court declines to hear Kansas racial gerrymandering case, leaves congressional map in force
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Tom Soufi Burridge / ABC News:
Russian jets of newer generation increase ‘dominance’ in combat zone, Ukrainian official says
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Brian Fung / CNN:
Asian Americans are anxious about hate crimes. TikTok ban rhetoric isn't helping
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Brittany Gibson / Politico:
Abortion puts New York Republicans on defense
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John Halpin / The Liberal Patriot:
Welcome to the New Era of The Liberal Patriot
Associated Press:
Amid strained U.S. ties, China finds unlikely friend in Utah
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Rachel Hall / The Guardian:
Agatha Christie novels reworked to remove potentially offensive language
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