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10:55 AM ET, April 2, 2023


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Alisa Wiersema / ABC News:
ABC News exclusive: Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces 2024 presidential run  —  He says that Trump should drop out of the race given his recent indictment.  —  Speaking to ABC News' Jonathan Karl, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announces his plan to run for the Republican presidential nomination.
Kelly Garrity / Politico:
Asa Hutchinson announces presidential bid, says Trump should withdraw from race  —  “I am going to be running,” the former Arkansas governor said.  —  Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is running for president in 2024, he said Sunday.  —  “I am going to be running.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Andrew Demillo / Associated Press:
Ex-Arkansas GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson is running for president  —  Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's running for president in 2024, offering himself as an alternative for Republicans ready to turn the party away from Donald Trump.  “I'm running because I believe that I am the right …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:   Trump ceded the moral high ground on presidential indictments long ago
Trump surges to a 26-point lead over Ron DeSantis in the 2024 GOP presidential primary post-indictment: poll
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Journalist Detained by Russia Was Reporting Stories That ‘Needed to Be Told’  —  Evan Gershkovich, who works for The Wall Street Journal, knew the risks of reporting in Russia but felt a deep connection to the country, his friends said.  —  The reporting job in Moscow had everything Evan Gershkovich …
Vivian Salama / Wall Street Journal:
Blinken Calls on Russian Counterpart to Release Evan Gershkovich  —  U.S. Secretary of State tells Sergei Lavrov that the continued detention of the correspondent is unacceptable  —  WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressed his Russian counterpart for the release …
Discussion: Associated Press
Pjotr Sauer / The Guardian:
My friend Evan Gershkovich is no spy.  Just a brave reporter jailed in Moscow  —  The US journalist arrested last week is the first to be accused of espionage in Russia since the cold war  —  ours before Russia's federal security service, the FSB, came for him, my best friend, Evan Gershkovich, sent me a text.
Discussion: Fox News, NBC News and Vanity Fair
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 …
Jared Gans / The Hill:
Jeb Bush questions Trump indictment, says jury should be ‘the voters’
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Trump and Fox News, Twin Titans of Politics, Hit With Back-to-Back Rebukes
Patrick Marley / Washington Post:
Expensive court race will decide future of abortion in Wisconsin  —  Voters will decide Tuesday if conservative or liberal judges control the Wisconsin Supreme Court ahead of decisions on abortion and redistricting.  —  ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Tuesday's election for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court …
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Democrats Run on Abortion, Even for Offices With Little Say on the Issue  —  Seizing on a powerful motivator for their party, Democratic candidates for municipal offices have put Republicans on their heels.  “I'm running for mayor, I'm not debating abortion,” one said.
Jane Pauley / CBS News:
Sen. John Fetterman on depression, recovery, and “making up any lost time”  —  At six foot eight, Sen. John Fetterman is still a formidable man, despite two serious assaults on his health in less than a year: he suffered a stroke last May, and after a private struggle for years …
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Starbucks fired the employee responsible for igniting the Starbucks Workers United union campaign  — Starbucks fired Alexis Rizzo, the employee responsible for igniting the Starbucks Workers United union campaign, CNBC confirmed.  — Rizzo worked as a shift supervisor at Starbucks …
Benjamin Wittes / Dog Shirt Daily:
My Twitter Account Has Been Suspended  —  Elon Musk protects the russian embassy against an April Fools joke  —  Good Evening.  —  I decided when I woke up this morning and saw PwnAllTheThings having fun impersonating the Russian foreign ministry on Twitter that my Twitter account might not survive this April Fools Day.
Discussion: CNN
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
No Labels group raises alarms with third-party presidential preparations  —  It has money, name-brand political backers and declines to describe either President Biden or Donald Trump as acceptable candidates  —  Former senator Joe Lieberman knows better than most the impact third-party bids can have on presidential elections.
New York Times:
Chicagoans Are Picking a Mayor.  Here's What Matters From 4 Key Wards.  —  Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday in the nation's third-largest city, a place where neighborhoods often stand apart.  —  CHICAGO — Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods, a sprawling metropolis divided …
Brandi Buchman / emptywheel:
Pride before the fall?  Testimony from witnesses in seditious conspiracy trial leaves weaknesses in defense wide open  —  From emptywheel: Thanks to the generosity of emptywheel readers we have funded Brandi's coverage for the rest of the trial.  If you'd like to show your further appreciation …
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Inside the F.B.I.'s Jan. 6 Investigation of the Proud Boys
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 …
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