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Steve Contorno / CNN:
Disney quietly took power from DeSantis' new board before state takeover  —  The battle between Disney and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may not be over yet.  —  The new board handpicked by the Republican governor to oversee Disney's special taxing district said Wednesday it is considering legal action …
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Associated Press:
DeSantis' board says Disney stripped them of power  —  Board members picked by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to oversee the governance of Walt Disney World said Wednesday that their Disney-controlled predecessors pulled a fast one on them by passing restrictive covenants that strip the new board of many of its powers.
New York Times:
DeSantis Burnishes Tough-on-Crime Image to Run in '24 and Take On Trump  —  The Florida governor, preparing for an all-but-declared campaign, is said to see an opening to take on the former president from the right.  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has spent months shoring up a tough …
Discussion: Breitbart and Fox News
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Quinnipiac University Poll:
Mixed Signals On Trump: Majority Says Criminal Charges Should Disqualify '24 Run, Popularity Is Unchanged, Leads DeSantis By Double Digits, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds
Erica Orden / Politico:
Manhattan Trump grand jury set to break for a month  —  A previously planned hiatus would push back a potential indictment of the former president.  —  NEW YORK — The Manhattan grand jury examining Donald Trump's alleged role in a hush money payment to a porn star isn't expected to hear evidence …
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New York Times:
Trump Says the Justice System Has Been Weaponized. He Would Know.
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Rebecca Beitsch / The Hill:
Trump appeals order directing Meadows, other aides to testify in Jan. 6 probe
Washington Post:
Rupert Murdoch settles a lot of lawsuits.  Why not Dominion v. Fox News?  —  The two sides met privately but could not reach agreement on the $1.6 billion defamation claim.  Legal experts say a settlement to avert a sensational trial is still possible.  —  Over a tumultuous decade …
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Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
'That C*nt. I Hope She's Punished': New Texts Show Tucker Carlson Fumed About Trump Team's Stolen Election Claims
Discussion: Financial Times
Maham Javaid / Washington Post:
Ariz. governor's press secretary resigns amid backlash over gun-toting post  —  Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) asked her press secretary to resign Tuesday night amid backlash over a meme she tweeted that prominent conservatives in the state said was a threat against “transphobes.”
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Ben Wilson / Washington Free Beacon:
Katie Hobbs's Spox Resigns Over ‘Vile’ Tweet Promoting Violence Against ‘Transphobes’  —  The press secretary for Arizona governor Katie Hobbs (D.) resigned Wednesday after tweeting a threatening image calling out “transphobes” hours after a transgender mass shooter killed six people at a private Christian school.
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Shooting Prompts a Shrug in Washington, as G.O.P. Rejects Pleas to Act  —  President Biden said he had reached the limit of his powers to act alone on gun violence, and needed Congress to respond.  Republicans said they had already done all they were willing to do.
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Josephine Harvey / HuffPost:
Democratic Lawmaker Explodes At GOP Colleague Over Gun Violence: ‘Cowards!’
Sewell Chan / The Texas Tribune:
Texas Observer will continue publishing after staff crowdfunds nearly $300,000  —  The crusading liberal magazine had planned to lay off its staff after its nonprofit board voted to shut down.  But it reversed course on Wednesday.  —  Days after voting to cease publication and lay off its journalists …
Rolling Stone:
Trump Asks Advisers for ‘Battle Plans’ to ‘Attack Mexico’ if Reelected  —  Trump and his MAGAfied Republican Party are pushing plans for military action against drug cartels in Mexico — with or without the Mexican government's consent  —  DONALD TRUMP IS asking for a plan to wage war in Mexico …
Ken Klippenstein / The Intercept:
Matt Gaetz's Legislative Aide Is a Convicted War Criminal … Derrick Miller, a former U.S. Army National Guard sergeant who spent eight years in prison for murdering an Afghan civilian in 2010, now serves as a legislative assistant covering military policy for Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz.
Washington Post:
Bolsonaro heading home to Brazil — and an uncertain future  —  The former military general lost his bid for a second presidential term in late 2022  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — Former president Jair Bolsonaro left the United States Wednesday night on a flight home to Brazil …
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
Idaho to be first state to pass a Fugitive Uterus Act  —  The fact that some states still reject the core Republican concept that women are second-class citizens is intolerable to most Republicans.  And until Republicans can succeed in their ultimate goal of a national ban on abortion …
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Jennifer Kerns / The Daily Beast:
Abortion Bans in the U.S. Created a Human Rights Crisis
Discussion: Quartz
Joe Manchin / Wall Street Journal:
Biden's Inflation Reduction Act Betrayal  —  Instead of implementing the law as intended, his administration subverts it for ideological ends.  —  WSJ Opinion: Joe Manchin for President?  —  America is fast approaching another needless emergency—the raising of the national debt ceiling.
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Allen Weisselberg just fired his Trump-funded lawyers — is he about to flip?  —  Sources are telling WNBC that Allen Weisselberg, the former CFO of the Trump Organization, has fired his Trump Org lawyers.  —  Weisselberg is not the first one to do something like this.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and PoliticusUSA
The Atlantic:
The Only Realistic Answer to Putin  —  Russia's unprovoked invasion is impossible to justify.  Now is not the time to relent in helping Ukraine.  —  Russia's unprovoked, unjustified invasion of Ukraine last year and, for that matter, its first invasion of its neighbor eight years before are impossible to justify.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, FDD and Raw Story
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
If Twitter finally dies, where do we find the smart people?  —  For a decade, Twitter was the premier watering hole for the chattering classes.  But where does everybody go if it dries up?  —  Sometimes malls are fun.  Sometimes, they die.  These days, our longtime social media hangout …
NBC News:
Man arrested over secretly recording Republicans prompts Senate to change security policies  —  Charges were dropped against the man, who was working for a catering company and told police he recorded “multiple hours” of a Senate Republican lunch meeting, court records say.
Discussion: Political Wire
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Nicolle Wallace smacks down Ginni Thomas for ‘demented and unethical way’ of funneling money  —  It was reported on Tuesday that Ginni Thomas, the wife to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, raised $600,000 in anonymous donations to her fringe political group over the past few years.
Discussion: Washington Press
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
A Florida School Banned a Disney Movie About Ruby Bridges.  Here's What That Really Means.  —  This month, an elementary school in St. Petersburg, Fla., stopped showing a 1998 Disney movie about Ruby Bridges, the 6-year-old Black girl who integrated a public elementary school in New Orleans in 1960 …
Discussion: WFLA-TV and NBC News
Reuters:
Adidas retracts opposition to Black Lives Matter's three-stripe design  —  Adidas had told the trademark office in a Monday filing that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation's yellow-stripe design was confusingly similar to its own famous mark.  —  Sportswear maker Adidas …
Steve Rosenberg / BBC:
Dmitry Muratov: The Russian journalist refusing to be silenced  —  The Russian authorities may have shut down his newspaper, but journalist Dmitry Muratov refuses to be silenced.  —  When we meet in Moscow, the editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta and Russia's Nobel Peace Prize laureate is worried …
New York Times:
Modi Tightens Grip on India's Democracy, Wielding the Judiciary  —  The ouster from Parliament of India's best-known opposition leader shows how Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is manipulating the judiciary, critics say.  —  Reporting from New Delhi  —  The last time an Indian leader held …
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Debt Talks Are Frozen as House Republicans Splinter Over a Fiscal Plan  —  The struggles among Republicans to put forth a budget reflect the perilous path ahead for lawmakers who must broker a debt deal by the summer to avert a catastrophic default.  —  WASHINGTON — House Republicans …
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Several Face Charges in Killings of Gay Men Who Were Drugged and Robbed  —  Assailants used facial recognition to unlock phones and then looted financial accounts.  The crimes, which occurred in Hell's Kitchen, spread fear in New York's nightlife.  —  Several defendants face charges …
Discussion: NBC News
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Michigan Democrats Rise, and Try to Turn a Battleground Blue  —  With a strong governor, a Legislature passing a raft of liberal measures and a looming early presidential primary, Democrats are testing the promise and pitfalls of complete control of the state.  —  Reporting from Bay City and Birmingham, Mich.
Discussion: Political Wire
Politico:
Fetterman set to return to Senate  —  The Pennsylvania Democrat plans to return to the Senate the week of April 17 after more than a month of inpatient treatment for depression, according to two people with direct knowledge of his plan.  —  Sen. John Fetterman plans to return to the Senate …
Chris Isidore / CNN:
High egg prices send profits at largest US producer soaring more than 700%  —  New York CNN —  Cal-Maine Foods, the largest egg producer in the United States, reported revenue doubled and profit surged 718% last quarter because of sharply higher egg prices.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and KTLA
Stephanie Pagones / New York Post:
Nashville shooter Audrey Hale's manifesto to be released after FBI review: official  —  Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale's pre-killing spree manifesto is set to be released to the public after the FBI and its' highly skilled team of criminal profilers analyze its contents, a Nashville Council Member revealed to The Post.
New York Times:
Mexico Investigates Migrant Deaths in Border City Fire as Homicide Case  —  The authorities identified eight suspects and said government workers and private security workers had done nothing to help migrants flee the blaze at a detention center in Ciudad Juárez.
 
 
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Chaim Levinson / Haaretz:
Yair Netanyahu's Weekly Radio Show: A Window Into the pro-Bibi Israeli Right's Bubble of Conspiracies
Stephan Kueffner / Bloomberg:
Ecuador Constitutional Court Allows Lasso Impeachment to Proceed
Linda Marx / People.com:
Ivanka Trump Is ‘No Longer’ Talking Dad Out of Hard Situations, Source Says: 'She Can't Help Him Now'
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Florida Phoenix / Crooks and Liars:
Ron DeSantis Signs Massive School Voucher Expansion
NBC News:
White House posts video created using an app owned by TikTok's parent company
Danielle J. Brown / Florida Phoenix:
FL university system imposes 5-year tenure review; profs, other advocates criticize the change
David Dayen / American Prospect:
Lawsuit: Defense Contractor Fired Whistleblower for Reporting Accounting Irregularities
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Democrats May Be Ready To Tank One Of Joe Biden's Court Picks
Discussion: Politico
John Raby / Associated Press:
West Virginia Bans Marriage For Children Age 15 Or Younger
Adam Beam / Associated Press:
California may end travel ban to states with anti-LGBT laws
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Emily Crane / New York Post:
‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ protest to take place after Nashville school shooting
Phillip M. Bailey / USA Today:
Elián González, known in U.S. for international custody fight, now an elected official in Cuba
Discussion: NBC News
Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press:
GOP lawmakers override veto of transgender bill in Kentucky
Steve Vladeck / Slate:
A Federal Judge Couldn't Handle My Criticism. So He Made Fun of My Tweets.
Discussion: Raw Story and Reuters
 

 
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