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8:35 PM ET, March 28, 2023

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Katherine Fung / Newsweek:
Audrey Hale Manifesto Release Raises Major Concerns From LGBTQ+ Groups  —  Calls for police to release the “manifesto” that authorities say was written ahead of Monday's Nashville school shooting has prompted concern among LGBTQ+ groups, who caution against the publication of such a document.
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Sandra Stojanovic / Reuters:
Video shows police storming building, killing Nashville school shooter  —  Video released on Tuesday showed Nashville, Tennessee, police officers storming a private Christian grade school on Monday before confronting and fatally shooting an attacker who killed three 9-year-old students and three adult staff members.
CNN:
Covenant school shooter was under care for emotional disorder and hid guns at home, police say  —  Editor's Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of violence.  —  CNN —  The 28-year-old who killed three children and three adults at a private Christian school in Nashville …
NBC News:
Fear pervades Tennessee's trans community amid focus on Nashville shooter's gender identity  —  “We were already fearing for our lives.  Now, it's even worse,” one transgender advocate in the state said.  —  Shortly after news broke Monday of a fatal shooting at a private Christian Nashville …
CNN:
Mike Pence must testify about conversations he had with Donald Trump leading up to January 6, judge rules  —  A federal judge has decided that former Vice President Mike Pence must testify to a grand jury about conversations he had with Donald Trump leading up to January 6, 2021 …
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New York Times:
Pence Must Testify to Jan. 6 Grand Jury, Judge Rules  —  The ruling in Washington was the latest setback to efforts by former President Donald J. Trump's legal team to limit testimony to grand juries investigating him on various matters.  —  A federal judge has ordered former Vice President Mike Pence …
Billy Ball / The Atlantic:
My 6-Year-Old Son Died.  Then the Anti-vaxxers Found Out.  —  Opponents of COVID vaccines terrorize grieving families on social media.  —  My 6-year-old boy died in January.  We lost him after a household accident, one likely brought on by a rare cerebral-swelling condition.
Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
Trump makes a big move in the Granite State  —  The hiring gives the former president a staff foothold in New Hampshire, a state that propelled him to the nomination in 2016.  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald Trump has tapped an operative to lead his 2024 efforts in New Hampshire.
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Alanna Vagianos / HuffPost:
Idaho Is About To Become The First State To Restrict Interstate Travel For Abortion  —  A bill would create a whole new crime — dubbed “abortion trafficking” — which aims to limit minors' ability to travel for abortion care without parental consent.  —  Idaho already has some of the most …
Wall Street Journal:
Russia's Economy Is Starting to Come Undone  —  Investment is down, labor is scarce, budget is squeezed.  Oligarch: ‘There will be no money next year’  —  MOSCOW—The opening months of Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year drove an increase in oil and natural-gas prices that brought a windfall for Moscow.
Discussion: Raw Story
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The Guardian:
Putin prepares Russia for ‘forever war’ with west as Ukraine invasion stalls
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Alex Burness / Bolts:
“Back to 1902”: Virginia Governor Revives Lifetime Ban on Voting  —  Governor Glenn Youngkin just gave himself a lot more power to pick and choose Virginia voters.  The Republican governor's administration told state lawmakers in a letter last week that he was rescinding his predecessors' policy …
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Activist group led by Ginni Thomas received nearly $600,000 in anonymous donations  —  Funding for group that battled ‘cultural Marxism’ was channeled through right-wing think tank, Post investigation finds  —  A little-known conservative activist group led by Virginia “Ginni” Thomas …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Inside the U.S. Pressure Campaign Over Israel's Judicial Overhaul  —  President Biden and his advisers bombarded the Israeli government with warnings that the country's image as the sole democracy in the Middle East was at stake.  —  WASHINGTON — In the 48 hours before Prime Minister …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Juror in Oath Keepers trial reveals secrets from the deliberation room  —  In a newly released interview, the juror recounts being disturbed by the tactics of some defense attorneys.  —  Jurors in the recently concluded trial of six Oath Keeper affiliates were “horrified” …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
NBC News:
N.Y. grand jury not expected to vote on possible Trump indictment this week  —  The panel is not expected to meet Wednesday, three sources said.  —  The New York grand jury considering possible criminal charges against former President Donald Trump related to hush money payments …
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Ankush Khardori / New York Magazine:
How Michael Cohen's Big Mouth Could Be Derailing the Trump Prosecution
Discussion: Althouse and Law & Crime
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Half of Twitter Blue subscribers have less than 1,000 followers  —  And Elon Musk now says he wants to force these users all into your feed.  —  If Elon Musk was expecting many verified Twitter users to pay to keep their checkmarks, the reality is bound to be disappointing, new data has revealed.
Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
Wisconsin man charged with firebombing offices of pro-life group  —  Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury is accused of the 2022 attack on Wisconsin Family Action  —  A Wisconsin man has been charged in last year's firebomb attack of a pro-life center in Madison, Wisconsin, according to a Tuesday press release from the Department of Justice.
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Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
What the Republican Push for ‘Parents’ Rights' Is Really About  —  You may have heard the phrase “parents' rights.”  —  It sounds unobjectionable — of course parents should have rights — which is probably why it's become the term of choice for the conservative effort to ban books …
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Elias Visontay / The Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch has fuelled polarisation of society, Barack Obama says  —  Former US president tells Sydney audience that media coverage has helped exacerbate divisions and that we no longer have a ‘shared story’  —  The former US president Barack Obama has suggested that Rupert Murdoch's media empire …
CNN:
Inside the backchannel communications keeping Donald Trump in the loop on Republican investigations  —  Donald Trump continues to wield enormous power on Capitol Hill as House Republicans seek to curry favor with the former president, pursuing his fixations through their investigations …
Discussion: Democrats
Greg Norman / Fox News:
Rand Paul staffer suffered ‘deep knife wound’ to head, required surgery after DC attack, uncle says  —  Paul staffer Phillip Todd is ‘resting well’ after incident, according to uncle  —  The Rand Paul staffer who was attacked in Washington, D.C., over the weekend suffered a …
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NBC4 Washington:
Suspect Accused of Stabbing Senate Staffer in DC Got Out of Prison Day Before, Records Show
WJBK-TV:
Wayne State professor suspended after advocating for killing ‘right wing’ speakers on campuses  —  DETROIT (FOX 2) - A social media post by an English professor at Wayne State University has left him off the job, at least for now.  —  On Steven Shaviro's personal Facebook page this month …
Aleks Phillips / Newsweek:
Tucker Carlson Has the American People on His Side, Poll Shows  —  A majority of American voters agree with Tucker Carlson that the events of the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol were less violent than have been portrayed by the media.  —  According to exclusive polling for Newsweek …
Connor O'Brien / Politico:
'It's a powerful effect': Austin fires back at GOP senator's blockade of military promotions  —  Sen. Tommy Tuberville is holding up personnel moves over the Pentagon's new abortion policies.  —  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin went on offense Tuesday against one Republican senator's blockade …
Journal Sentinel:
Billionaires George Soros, J.B. Pritzker and the Uihleins pour millions into Wisconsin's Supreme Court race in final weeks  —  Molly Beck Daniel BiceMilwaukee Journal Sentinel  —  MADISON - With a week before the election for the state Supreme Court, liberal candidate Janet Protasiewicz continues …
David Wise / WisPolitics:
Protasiewicz outraises Kelly more than 5-1 in pre-election reporting period  —  Home » Battleground Wisconsin » Protasiewicz outraises Kelly more than 5-1 in pre-election reporting period  —  Liberal Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz outraised conservative rival Daniel Kelly …
Discussion: Fox News
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Sean Hannity's attempt to coach Trump backfires — again  —  Despite the Fox host's prompts, Trump declined to give him the answers he sought.  And they pertain to some central questions in a key legal fight.  —  Donald Trump's long-awaited return to Fox News's airwaves on Monday night …
Robert J. Spitzer / The Hill:
What our past tells us about young people and guns  —  Thanks to the Supreme Court's game-changing Second Amendment ruling from last summer, NYSRPA v. Bruen, gun laws of every type seem up for grabs.  In addition to expanding Second Amendment rights to public spaces, Bruen also recast the basis …
Discussion: CNN, Associated Press and CounterPunch
 
 
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Joey Garrison / USA Today:
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Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
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Omari Daniels / Washington Post:
Adnan Syed conviction reinstated by Maryland appellate court panel
Daniel Strauss / New Republic:
No Labels' Pitch to Donors Pretends Joe Biden Doesn't Exist
Jonathan Levinson / OPB:
Despite setbacks, far-right extremists are winning positions in mainstream Northwest politics
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