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8:00 PM ET, March 30, 2023

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New York Times:
This is what will happen when Trump is arrested in the coming days.  —  Mr. Trump will be the first former president to face criminal charges.  The precise charges are not yet known, but the case is focused on a hush-money payment to a porn star during his 2016 campaign.  —  Pinned
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Washington Post:
Trump indicted by N.Y. grand jury, first ex-president charged with crime  —  A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict former president Donald Trump, multiple people familiar the matter said, becoming the first person in U.S. history to serve as commander in chief and then be charged with a crime.
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Grand Jury Digs Into Hush Money Paid to Second Woman  —  Manhattan prosecutors investigating former president for payment to porn star Stormy Daniels have pressed witnesses on money paid to former Playboy model Karen McDougal  —  Trump-Stormy Daniels Investigation: The Path to a Possible Indictment
Kara Scannell / CNN:
Donald Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury  —  Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter - the first time in American history that a current or former president has faced criminal charges.
Associated Press:
Lawyer: Trump indicted; 1st ex-president charged with crime  —  A lawyer for Donald Trump said Thursday he's been told that the former president has been indicted in New York on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.
Stephanie Bazzle / Washington Press:
INDICTED: Donald Trump becomes first former POTUS facing criminal charges  —  The indictment heard around the world has landed, and it is sealed for now.  —  After years of expectations that one of Donald Trump's long list of (alleged) crimes would result in actual consequences, it's at last happening.
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
New York grand jury indicts former President Donald Trump in hush money payment case  — A New York grand jury indicted Donald Trump in connection with a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels made by his former lawyer Michael Cohen.  — Trump is be the first former U.S. president to be charged with a crime.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A President Faces Prosecution, and a Democracy Is Tested
Discussion: ABC News and NewsNation
William K. Rashbaum / New York Times:
This is what will happen when Trump is arrested in the coming days.
Discussion: Associated Press and Joe.My.God.
Greg Walters / VICE:
Trump's Criminal Case Is Going to be Totally Wild
Daniel Michaels / Wall Street Journal:
Russian Court Orders Wall Street Journal Reporter to Be Held in Custody  —  Evan Gershkovich is part of WSJ's Moscow bureau; Journal vehemently denies espionage allegations against him, seeks his immediate release Russia's main security agency said Thursday it had detained Wall Street Journal …
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Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
How Disney's lawyers brutally outmaneuvered DeSantis over control of Disney World  —  Did you really believe that Florida's arrogant, petty, childish Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) would get the better of Walt Disney Co. in their fight over Disney's supposed “wokeness”?  —  If so, you don't know your Disney.
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Nicole Narea / Vox:
How Disney just beat Ron DeSantis  —  Ron DeSantis is now losing to both Donald Trump and Mickey Mouse.  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may have prematurely declared victory in his battle with Disney.  —  Last year, DeSantis made national headlines when he went after the company …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Federal Judge Strikes Down Obamacare Requirement for Free Preventive Care  —  The decision by a judge in Texas, which applies nationwide and could have far-reaching implications for millions of Americans, is likely to be appealed by the Biden administration.
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Keith Griffith / Daily Mail:
QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley is released 14 months early from prison after Jan. 6 footage showed him being ‘ESCORTED’ by cops inside the Capitol  — Jacob Chansley, 35, was released on Thursday after serving 27 months in prison  — His move to a halfway house appears to be a matter of routine prison policy
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Peter Schorsch / Florida Politics:
Why can't Christina Pushaw bring herself to fight back against Donald Trump?  —  The former President attacks Ron DeSantis daily.  Where did his digital defender go?  —  Until recently, few questioned whether Christina Pushaw was anything short of a loyal warrior.
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Sally Goldenberg / Politico:
What DeSantis is telling big GOP donors behind closed doors
Discussion: Resolute Square and BizPac Review
Washington Post:
Secret trove offers rare look into Russian cyberwar ambitions  —  More than 5,000 pages of documents from a Moscow-based contractor offer unusual glimpses into planning and training for security services, including the notorious hacking group Sandworm  —  Russian intelligence agencies worked …
Discussion: The Hill
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The Guardian:
‘Vulkan files’ leak reveals Putin's global and domestic cyberwarfare tactics
New York Times:
Elon Musk Tried to Meet With F.T.C. Chair About Twitter but Was Rebuffed  —  Mr. Musk requested a meeting with Lina Khan, the chair of the F.T.C., which has been investigating Twitter's privacy and data practices.  —  David McCabe reports on tech policy from Washington.
New York Times:
Kushner Firm Got Hundreds of Millions From 2 Persian Gulf Nations  —  The infusion of money from interests in the two Persian Gulf monarchies reflects the close ties to Middle Eastern countries established by Jared Kushner, former President Donald Trump's son-in-law.
Emily Brooks / The Hill:
McCarthy offers to make Biden ‘soft food’ lunch if he will meet on debt limit  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) offered to make President Biden a “soft food” lunch if he agrees to meet on the debt limit.  —  “He is making the decision that he wants to put the economy in jeopardy.
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Mark Russell, Piano-Playing Political Satirist, Dies at 90  —  Washington was his main quarry.  Did he have any writers?  “Oh, yes — 100 in the Senate and 435 in the House of Representatives.”  —  Mark Russell, a master of political satire who stood at a star-spangled piano and kept …
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Bart Barnes / Washington Post:
Mark Russell, political satirist with a star-spangled piano, dies at 90
Discussion: UPI, National Review and Deadline
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Sweden's Bid to Join NATO Remains Blocked by Turkey and Hungary  —  Finland Clears Last Hurdle to Join NATO, Reshaping Balance of Power … Finland's accession to NATO is a diplomatic and strategic setback for Russia.  —  BRUSSELS — Finland won final approval on Thursday to join …
Futurism:
BuzzFeed Is Quietly Publishing Whole AI-Generated Articles, Not Just Quizzes These read like a proof of concept for replacing human writers.  —  Earlier this year, when BuzzFeed announced plans to start publishing AI-assisted content, its CEO Jonah Peretti promised the tech would be held to a high standard.
Bart Jansen / USA Today:
Clash at House hearing: GOP claims social media censorship, Democrats want to strike testimony  —  The hearing was part of widespread House Republican investigations of the Democratic Biden administration.  —  WASHINGTON - A fiery House hearing Thursday sounded like a Monty Python skit.
Lee Brown / New York Post:
Male powerlifter enters women's event, breaks record  —  A bearded pro powerlifter entered a women's competition in Canada — and smashed a record held by a trans lifter who was watching on.  —  Avi Silverberg — the head coach for Team Canada Powerlifting for more than 10 years …
NBC News:
Details about the Nashville shooter's gender identity sow confusion and disinformation  —  Hours after the fatal shooting at a private Christian school, police said the suspect was transgender.  That information has fed what one trans activist called a “disinformation ecosystem.”
NBC News:
Former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg calls the network a ‘big corporate machine that destroys people’  —  Grossberg told NBC News she believes she was set up to be a scapegoat in the defamation suit against Fox News over baseless election fraud claims.  —  Abby Grossberg got off …
Phil Mayer / KRON4:
Executive Director of the San Jose Police Officers' Association charged with importing fentanyl  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — The executive director of the San Jose Police Officers' Association (SJPOA) has been charged with attempting to illegally import a controlled substance, according to the United States Department of Justice.
 
 
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CNN:
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