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3:40 PM ET, March 31, 2023

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Wall Street Journal:
Pandora's Donald Trump Prosecution  —  The first indictment of a former U.S. President is a sad day for America.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The news late Thursday that a Manhattan grand jury has indicted former President Donald Trump is a sad day for the country …
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Steve Clemons / Semafor:
George Soros on Trump prosecutor Alvin Bragg: “I didn't fund him and I don't know him”  —  Politics  —  What happens to Trump after the indictment? 4 possible outcomes  —  The case could take a few different paths over the next several months or years, as it makes its way through a New York court.
Washington Post:
Trump and advisers caught off guard by New York indictment  —  Advisers had privately counseled Trump that an indictment by a Manhattan grand jury involving hush-money payments to an adult-film star would not come for some time  —  More than a week after Donald Trump had angrily predicted …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Hush-Money Case Will Likely Hinge on Evidence of Coverup  —  Manhattan grand jury heard detailed accounts of payments to a porn star and a former Playboy model in the final stretch of the 2016 campaign  —  A New York judge will soon unseal criminal charges against Donald Trump related to a payment to a porn star.
David Gilbert / VICE:
The Far Right Is Calling For Bloody ‘Civil War’ After Trump's Indictment  —  “None of this will stop unless there is blood in the streets,” one Trump supporter wrote on a message board.  —  Minutes after former President Donald Trump was indicted by a grand jury in New York …
Washington Post:
Bragg's office accuses House Republicans of ‘unlawful political interference’  —  The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Friday urged House Republicans to withdraw a demand for information regarding its case against former president Donald Trump, continuing to rebuff …
emptywheel:
Trump's People Have Attempted to Cover Up That He Cheated to Cover Up Cheating in 2016 at Least Six Times  —  Among the things Trump said in his tweet yesterday complaining that he had been “indicated” is that his criminal prosecution was “a continuing attack on our once free and fair elections.”
Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Trump to be arraigned Tuesday to face New York indictment  —  Former President Donald Trump is set to be arraigned Tuesday after his indictment in New York City, court officials said Friday.  Trump's planned surrender will usher in the unprecedented scenario of a former U.S. commander-in-chief being arrested and arraigned.
New York Times:
Republicans Erupt in Outrage and Rush to Defend the Defendant
New York Times:
Fox News Hosts Back Trump, After Months of Keeping Some Distance
Matthew Cooper / Washington Monthly:   Trump Indictment: “The Blows Are Coming from Everywhere, and He Is up Against Many Better Boxers”
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Trump attorney believes legal team will move to quickly dismiss New York case
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jonathan Turley / Fox News:
The indictment of Donald Trump by Manhattan DA Bragg leaves America with this legal puzzle
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight, spiked and NewsNation
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
At Mar-a-Lago, Trump's Camp Is Caught Off Guard
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trump's New York indictment: Frequently asked questions
CNN:
Donald Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury on more than 30 counts related to business fraud
David Cay Johnston / The Daily Beast:
Here's What to Expect Next From Donald Trump, the First Indicted Ex-U.S. President
Discussion: Raw Story and Chicago Tribune
Peter Nicholas / NBC News:
Biden silent on Trump's indictment as he plots 20-state tour to talk jobs
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: White House won't pay for Twitter verification  —  The White House will not pay to have its staff's official Twitter profiles continue to be verified, according to guidance issued to staffers via an email obtained by Axios. … Verification, combined with the designated Twitter profiles …
Tabia Lee / Compact:
A Black DEI Director Canceled by DEI  —  This month, I was fired from my position as faculty director for the Office of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education at De Anza Community College in Cupertino, Calif.—a position I had held for two years.  This wasn't an unexpected development.
Financial Times:
Why are Americans dying so young?  —  US life expectancy is in freefall as the young and the poor bear the brunt of struggles for shared prosperity  —  I'm not sure people on my side of the Atlantic fully appreciate quite how much better off the average American is than the average European.
Aja Romano / Vox:
Trans people deserve better journalism  —  How the anti-trans movement took over legacy media.  —  It's true that conversations pertinent to trans people and trans identity are ongoing and evolving, and yes, often confusing.  One of the downsides of living in a society that's built around …
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Jonathan Allen / Reuters:
After school shooting, some trans Tennesseans face backlash
Discussion: Truthout and Twitchy
Margaret Sullivan / The Guardian:
The arrest of an American journalist in Russia is awful.  For me, it's also painfully personal  —  ‘Evan,’ I said out loud in my hotel room.  In that moment, this news story moved out of the realm of professional dismay and into the intensely personal  —  His face stared out from news stories …
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Joshua Yaffa / New Yorker:
The Unimaginable Horror of a Friend's Arrest in Moscow  —  It's painful and surreal to write these words: Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, is being held by Russian authorities on espionage charges.  —  On Wednesday, the Russian state security service, the F.S.B., arrested my friend Evan.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter Will Exempt 10,000 Most-Followed Companies and Organizations From $1,000 Monthly Verified-Status Charge: Report … Going forward, only paying customers will be granted the verified check-marks, which are now blue for individuals, gold for brands and companies, and gray for governmental organizations.
Susan Rinkunas / Jezebel:
Let's Take a Closer Look at the Abuse Allegation Against House Oversight Chair James Comer  —  Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) allegedly assaulted an ex-girlfriend, took her to get an abortion, then later tried to discredit her.  —  Alerts  —  Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) is the chair of the House Oversight …
Maria Case / The New York Times Company:
Statement from a coalition of news organizations regarding the detention of WSJ's Evan Gershkovich in Russia.  —  We are deeply troubled by Russia's detention of Evan Gershkovich, a respected Wall Street Journal reporter whose coverage of Russia has been fair and accurate at a time when the world needs reliable information.
 
 
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