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11:00 AM ET, March 28, 2023

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CNN:
Nashville private school shooting suspect had maps of building and scouted possible second attack location, police say  —  A shooter who killed three 9-year-old students and three adults at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville Monday had maps of the school …
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Associated Press:
Nashville shooter was ex-student with detailed plan to kill  —  The former student who shot through the doors of a Christian elementary school in Nashville and killed three children and three adults had drawn a detailed map of the school, including potential entry points …
Anna Skinner / Newsweek:
Tennessee Republicans' Ban on Drag Shows Mocked After Mass Shooting
NBC News:
Nashville Christian school shooter appears to be a former student, police chief says
New York Times:
Nashville Shooter Kills 6, Including 3 Children, at Covenant School
Mariana Alfaro / Washington Post:
GOP congressman from Nashville district ‘heartbroken’ by shooting
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 …
Discussion: Forbes and Raw Story
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The inside story of why a Florida school removed a movie about Ruby Bridges  —  Ruby Bridges is a civil rights hero.  At just six years old, Bridges was the first Black child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans, fulfilling the promise of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
Discussion: New Republic
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Jonathan Edwards / Washington Post:
Fla. parent files complaint about second-graders watching ‘Ruby Bridges’
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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New York Times:
Netanyahu Delays Bid to Overhaul Israel's Judiciary as Protests Rage
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Wall Street Journal:
The IRS Makes a Strange House Call on Matt Taibbi  —  An agent shows up at the home of the Twitter files journalist who testified before Congress.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  Democrats are denouncing the House GOP investigation into the weaponization of government, but maybe that's because Republicans are getting somewhere.
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Misty Severi / Washington Examiner:
Rand Paul staffer stabbed over the weekend  —  A staffer for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was hurt in a stabbing in Washington, D.C., over the weekend, the senator's office confirmed in a statement on Monday.  —  The staffer, who was not identified, was stabbed in broad daylight and was taken to a hospital.
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Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says staff member ‘brutally attacked,’ sustained ‘life-threatening’ injuries
Maria Verza / Associated Press:
Official: 39 dead in fire at migrant facility in Mexico  —  More than three dozen migrants have died in a fire at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico near the U.S. border, an official said Tuesday.  Images from the scene showed rows of bodies lying under shimmery silver sheets outside …
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
“I'll Walk Away From Anything”: Kara Swisher Calls the Shots  —  The ultimate media insider is juggling podcasts, writing a memoir, and texting with “half the planet.”  ("She has a coffee before bed," says Ben Smith.)  Swisher opens up to Vanity Fair about her career, including leaving The New York Times …
Zoë Schiffer / Platformer:
The secret list of Twitter VIPs getting boosted over everyone else  —  Congratulations to Ben Shapiro, AOC, and ... LeBron?  —  Last week, Twitter began notifying users who were verified under the company's previous regime that their blue check marks will be taken away unless they become paid subscribers for $8 a month.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Rot of nation's core values quantified by single poll  —  Rarely does one poll stare so deeply into the soul of a nation and tell its story.  But a new Wall Street Journal-NORC poll exposes generational and political divides that echo loudly and transformatively across our culture, politics and governance.
Patrick Ruffini / The Intersection:
Why this extremely viral poll result might not be real  —  It's unlikely that Americans are half as patriotic as they were four years ago.  Here's what's happening instead.  —  This chart from the March Wall Street Journal/NORC poll was destined to go viral.
Reuters:
FTX's Bankman-Fried charged with bribing Chinese officials in new indictment  —  U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled a new indictment against Sam Bankman-Fried, accusing the founder of now-bankrupt FTX cryptocurrency exchange of conspiring to bribe Chinese government officials with $40 million worth of payments.
Jerusalem Post:
Gov. Ron DeSantis announces Israel visit, to speak at JPost conference  —  The governor is traveling to Israel as a part of a larger Florida/Asian trade delegation.  —  The Jerusalem Post and Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem announced that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will travel to Israel …
WTVF-TV:
She checked her Instagram.  She didn't expect a message from The Covenant School shooter.  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — At 9:57 a.m., a former middle school basketball teammate of Audrey Hale looked at her phone to find a message from The Covenant School shooter on Instagram.
Sohini Desai / Protect Democracy:
Towards Proportional Representation for the U.S. House  —  “Each American lives in a congressional district in which every two years they may vote for a single official to alone represent their district in the U.S. House of Representatives.  This reality is so familiar to most that it perhaps …
American Prospect:
Breaking Away From Secret Concessions in the Middle East  —  Saudi Arabia is exploiting great-power competition to obtain security commitments from the U.S. This should be rejected.  —  Secretary of State Antony Blinken, center, listens as UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan …
Discussion: middleeastmonitor.com
Garrett Epps / Washington Monthly:
The Dangerous Journey of John Eastman  —  How a mild-mannered law professor became the architect of a scheme to overturn a presidential election.  —  God help me, I thought of John Eastman as a friend.  —  Today he stands accused in the court of public opinion of being the chief legal architect …
Discussion: Political Wire
Politico:
Biden's nominees hit the Senate skids  —  Democrats' 51-seat majority isn't stopping a growing line of presidential picks — from the federal bench to the Interior Department — from screeching to a halt.  —  President Joe Biden's nominees are hitting a rough patch in the Senate.
Walker Bragman / Important Context:
Peter Thiel's Secretive Spending  —  Tax records reveal that the Thiel Foundation gave millions to a shadowy right-wing fund in 2021.  —  The Thiel Foundation, the nonprofit charity of billionaire and right-wing megadonor Peter Thiel, gave millions of dollars in 2021 to a secretive donor-advised fund …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
Dem AGs clash with Biden admin over abortion pill restrictions  —  The Democratic officials' case raises the likelihood that rules around pills will go before the Supreme Court  —  The Biden administration is fighting a Democratic-led effort to make abortion pills more accessible …
Emily Schmall / New York Times:
Most mass shooting suspects are male.  —  In a database of 172 U.S. shootings involving at least four victims over the last five and a half decades, all but 4 of the perpetrators were male.  —  Most assailants in mass shootings in the United States are male, according to the Violence Project …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
The California newspaper that has no reporters left  —  When brown water overflowed the banks of the Salinas River in January, flooding thousands of acres and throwing an untold number of farmworkers out of jobs, the leading newspaper in this agricultural mecca did not cover the story.
 
 
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Megan Stack / New York Times:
Dr. Fauci Could Have Said a Lot More  —  Covid had just reached American shores on Feb. 9 …
Molly Beck / Journal Sentinel:
Dan Knodl says he would consider impeaching Janet Protasiewicz if he is elected to the Senate
Bryan Metzger / Insider:
This 40-year veteran lawmaker shows top Democrats one eye-popping chart revealing her party's problem winning over the working class
Chris Geidner / Law Dork with Chris Geidner:
Texas judge rules against immediate relief for students facing drag show ban
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