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6:55 PM ET, April 1, 2023

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Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Post-indictment poll: Trump surges to largest-ever lead over DeSantis  —  But the latest Yahoo News/YouGov survey also shows that most Americans don't think Trump should be allowed to serve as president again if convicted.  —  Read full article  —  President of the United States from 2017 to 2021
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Trump and Fox News, Twin Titans of Politics, Hit With Back-to-Back Rebukes  —  Donald Trump's criminal indictment and Fox News's civil trial have nothing in common, but, combined, they delivered a rare reckoning for two forces that have transformed politics.
Ankush Khardori / New York Times:
Trump's Prosecution Has Set a Dangerous Precedent  —  You were probably not alone if the news of Donald Trump's indictment seemed slightly strange: How could something so big — the first criminal indictment of an American president — seem so small?  —  Mr. Trump was not indicted for his efforts …
Washington Post:
Shocked and defiant: How Trump is responding to unprecedented indictment  —  Since a grand jury issued charges related to hush money to an adult film star, the former president has cycled through a range of emotions and postures.  —  Hours after a Manhattan grand jury voted Thursday afternoon …
Discussion: Raw Story
Insider:
Trump surges to a 26-point lead over Ron DeSantis in the 2024 GOP presidential primary post-indictment: poll
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Trump's Legal Problems Are Putting the GOP in a Vise
Associated Press:
Trump Faces At Least 1 Felony Charge In Manhattan Case: Report
Insider:
A gag order for Donald Trump is ‘extremely likely’ once he's before a judge, legal expert says
Victor Swezey / The Daily Beast:
WATCH: One Trump Lawyer Shades Another on Live TV  —  FRIENDLY FIRE  —  Facing an array of legal challenges from New York to Washington and Georgia, the least former President Donald Trump could ask for is to have his own defense lawyers on the same page.  That clearly wasn't the case on Saturday …
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Jared Gans / The Hill:
Jeb Bush questions Trump indictment, says jury should be ‘the voters’  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who ran for president in 2016, questioned the indictment that the Manhattan grand jury issued against former President Trump on Thursday, saying the jury in deciding the case should be “the voters.”
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Trump Weighs Asking to Move NY Criminal Case to Staten Island  —  Former President Donald Trump's legal team is considering asking to move his criminal case from Manhattan to the more conservative New York borough of Staten Island out of concern that he won't be able to get a fair trial, according to a person familiar with the matter.
James Gordon / Daily Mail:
Bill Barr says Trump indictment is ‘held together by chicken wire,’ clams its legal theory as ‘pathetically weak’ and a clearly political move that will ‘not end well’ for the country  — Former Attorney General Bill Barr called Trump's indictment ‘an abomination’ and ‘the epitome of the abuse of prosecutorial power’
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Former Trump employees secretly cheering ‘wonderful news’ of his indictment: Maggie Haberman
CNN:
Judge orders books removed from Texas public libraries due to LGBTQ and racial content must be returned within 24 hours  —  A federal judge in Texas ruled that at least 12 books removed from public libraries by Llano County officials, many because of their LGBTQ and racial content …
Daniel De / The Hill:
One in four college applicants avoids entire states for political reasons  —  A new survey, drawing notice in academia, shows that 1 in 4 applicants decided against applying to a college this year solely because of the politics in its state.  —  The finding, long rumored in college admissions circles …
Tami Luhby / CNN:
These 5 states will be the first to kick residents off Medicaid starting in April  —  Millions of Americans are at risk of losing their Medicaid coverage in coming months, but residents in Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, New Hampshire and South Dakota will be the first to bear the brunt of the terminations.
Tony Diver / Telegraph:
Joe Biden will not attend King's Coronation  —  US president will not join world leaders but may send first lady in show of support for Charles III  —  Joe Biden will not attend the King's Coronation next month, The Telegraph understands.  —  The US president is “not expected” …
Renee DiResta / Renee's Substack:
Fiction vs Reality: My Texts with Michael Shellenberger  —  For several months earlier this year, I'd been chatting with Michael Shellenberger about the Twitter Files.  He'd reached out to me in a Twitter DM on December 30th, telling me he wanted to better understand social media content moderation and transparency policy.
Discussion: RedState
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Inside the F.B.I.'s Jan. 6 Investigation of the Proud Boys  —  A log of messages shows how agents scrambled after evidence and sought to recruit members of the group all while trying to squeeze in workouts and cope with the bureau's obsolete technology.  —  In March 2021, two months …
Washington Post:
He was released from prison.  Florida wants him sent back for life.  —  For Crosley Green, freedom has been about things big and small: Getting to soak up time with his now-grown children and their children.  Being able to eat his favorite ice cream — strawberry — whenever he wants.
David Weigel / Semafor:
How Wisconsin Democrats learned to play hardball in the country's biggest judicial election  —  MADISON, Wis. - Daniel Kelly described the crimes in grisly detail.  One man had violated his cousin “in the most personal, intimate way.”  Another filmed the rape of a 13-year old girl for Facebook.
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Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
This Under-The-Radar Wisconsin Race Has Big Implications For The State's Future
Discussion: The Atlantic
 
 
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