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8:25 PM ET, April 25, 2023


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Washington Post:
Biden announces 2024 reelection bid, saying he wants to ‘finish the job’  —  President formalizes his intent to seek another term, setting the stage for a tumultuous election  —  President Biden officially announced his bid for reelection Tuesday morning, saying in a solemn launch video that he wants to …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The analyst who saw through 2022's red mirage has a prediction for Biden 2024  —  Throughout the 2022 elections, Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg offered up a counterintuitive diagnosis: Confident GOP predictions of a “red wave” weren't just wrong, they were designed to deenergize Democratic voters with “negative sentiment.”
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's endorsing Biden for reelection  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Tuesday that he would forgo another presidential bid of his own and instead endorse President Joe Biden's reelection.  The leading progressive, who was Biden's chief rival …
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
‘Damning’ new J6 recording: Ted Cruz discusses how to force a reassessment of Biden's win  —  MSNBC's Ari Melber on Tuesday said that he had acquired a “damning” new recording of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) discussing how to potentially overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Biden Announces Re-election Bid, Defying Trump and History  —  While the president once pitched himself as “a bridge” to a new generation of Democratic leaders, he has decided that he is not ready to turn the torch over yet.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden formally announced on Tuesday …
NBC News:
Biden announces he is running for re-election, framing 2024 as a choice between ‘more rights or fewer’  —  Biden, who at 80 is already the oldest commander-in-chief, said “MAGA extremists are lining up” to take away the social safety net and personal freedoms.
Alex Thompson / Axios:
First look: RNC slams Biden in AI-generated ad … - The video features AI-created images appearing to show Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrating at an Election Day party, followed by a series of imagined reports about international and domestic crises that the ad suggests would follow a Biden victory in 2024.
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
RNC's AI-generated Biden attack ad puzzles pundits, Democrats
Discussion: Washington Post and Forbes
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Biden's never-Trump campaign for '24
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Biden names Julie Chávez Rodríguez as his campaign manager.
Ryan Bort / Rolling Stone:   Bernie Sanders Endorses Biden for President
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Tucker Carlson's Prayer Talk May Have Led to Fox News Ouster: “That Stuff Freaks Rupert Out”  —  Fox Corp. chair Rupert Murdoch is said to have balked at Carlson's remarks in a Friday night speech, driving another theory about the prime-time star's abrupt exit.  “He doesn't like all the spiritual talk,” said a source.
American Prospect:
The Smuggest Man On Air  —  Goodbye for now to Tucker Carlson, who punctured the lazy pieties of the media class.  —  Tucker Carlson poses in a Fox News Channel studio on March 2, 2017, in New York.  —  Tucker Carlson has left Fox News, just days after the network settled a historic defamation lawsuit …
Heidi Przybyla / Politico:
Law firm head bought Gorsuch-owned property  —  The Supreme Court justice did not report the identity of the purchaser, whose firm has had numerous cases before the court.  —  For nearly two years beginning in 2015, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch sought a buyer for a 40-acre tract of property he co-owned in rural Granby, Colo.
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:   Gorsuch property sale renews calls for Supreme Court ethics reform
Associated Press:
Taliban kill mastermind of suicide bombing at Kabul airport  —  The Taliban have killed the senior Islamic State group leader behind the August 2021 suicide bombing outside the Kabul airport that left 13 U.S. service members and about 170 Afghans dead, according to the father of a Marine killed …
New York Times:
Taliban Kill Head of ISIS Cell That Bombed Kabul Airport  —  Thirteen U.S. service members and scores of Afghan civilians died in the bombing as the United States was evacuating in August 2021.  —  WASHINGTON — The Taliban have killed the leader of the Islamic State cell responsible …
Discussion: and CBS News
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nate Silver Out at ABC News as Disney Layoffs Once Again Hit News Division  —  ABC News is expected to retain the FiveThirtyEight brand, with plans to streamline the data-driven site.  —  The second round of Disney layoffs once again hit ABC News on Tuesday, with Nate Silver's data-driven politics …
The Intercept:
Clarence Thomas Billionaire Benefactor Harlan Crow Bought Citizenship in Island Tax Haven … In partnership with  —  Harlan Crow, the billionaire GOP donor who paid for luxury travel on his private jet and yacht for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was a dual citizen of the U.S …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Dan McLaughlin / National Review:
Trump Tries to End the Game Before the Voters Get Involved  —  It is hard not to see a fear of Ron DeSantis animating everything Donald Trump does these days.  Combine that with Trump's general modus operandi of crying foul in advance at anything he expects to go against him while declaring victory …
Ben Goggin / NBC News:
A 13-year-old boy was groomed publicly on Twitter and kidnapped, despite numerous chances to stop it  —  The abduction came after a series of missed opportunities where Twitter and law enforcement failed to effectively intervene.  —  The 13-year-old Utah boy hung out in the typical online spaces …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and HotAir
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Tucker Carlson's Long Con  —  Was his long, strange trip a put-up job?  —  Washington, DC, Bureau Chief  —  Tucker Carlson wasn't always Tucker Carlson.  Or maybe he was.  —  When I met the recently defenestrated Fox host in the late 1990s, he was stylizing himself as a facts-driven reporter …
Discussion: The Guardian and Semafor
Wesley Lowery / Columbia Journalism Review:
A Test of the News  —  Objectivity, democracy, and the American mosaic  —  We find ourselves in a perilous moment.  Democracy is under withering assault.  Technological advances have empowered propagandists to profit through discontent and disinformation.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Tucker Realignment  —  Across Donald Trump's presidency and immediately afterward there was a lot of talk about realignment.  Everyone could see that the Republican coalition was becoming more working-class and the Democratic coalition more dominated by upper-class professionals.
Natalie Allison / Politico:
Nikki Haley promised to address abortion ‘directly and openly.’ Then she didn't.  —  The conversation is not getting any easier for the GOP presidential contenders.  —  Nikki Haley's campaign had billed her Tuesday address on abortion as a “major policy speech” that would make clear …
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
E. Jean Carroll v. Donald Trump: Trials are unpredictable, but here's the roadmap for this one  —  As a trial begins in writer E. Jean Carroll's lawsuit against former president Donald Trump, the United States contemplates the startling possibility that a federal jury may declare …
Jesse Bedayn / Associated Press:
Colorado To Become 1st State To Pass ‘Right To Repair’ For Farmers  —  The law follows a nationwide outcry from farmers that manufacturers prevent them from fixing their own machines when they break down.  —  Colorado is set to become the first state to ensure farmers can fix their own machines …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mercury News
Washington Post:
Retired NSA director won lucrative consulting deals with Saudis, Japan  —  Retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who led the National Security Agency under Presidents Obama and George W. Bush, secured $2 million in consulting deals with foreign governments after leaving office …
Discussion: Raw Story
David Wallace-Wells / New York Times:
Dr. Fauci Looks Back: ‘Something Clearly Went Wrong’ … It was, perhaps, an impossible job.  Make one man the face of public health amid an unprecedented pandemic, in a country as fractious as the United States, and there were bound to be disappointments and frustrations, and they were bound to get personal.
A.G. Gancarski / Florida Politics:
Ron DeSantis calls for cease fire in Ukraine … A.G. Gancarski  —  A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014.  He is based in Northeast Florida.  He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski
Discussion: CBS News, Nikkei Asia and Joe.My.God.
Molly Jong-Fast / Vanity Fair:
The Republican Agenda Is One Bad Idea After Another  —  Republicans succeeded in getting Roe v. Wade overturned, and it cost them electorally.  So, naturally, they turned to the also very unpopular ideas of loosening child labor laws, allowing for more guns, and banning books.
Students sue after Michigan school district forces them to remove 'Let's Go Brandon' sweatshirts  —  Let's go, lawsuit.  —  Today, two students represented by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression sued their Michigan school district for viewpoint discrimination after they were forbidden …
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Alex Griffing / Mediaite:
Ex-Tucker Producer Suing Fox News Has NINETY Recordings From the Network
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
The Memo: How long will Tucker Carlson's influence linger?
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Hogan Gore / Austin American-Statesman:
Texas Senate advances bill to create ‘election marshals.’ Here's what's proposed.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ryan King / Washington Examiner:
Trump hints he may skip GOP debates: ‘Nobody got my approval’
Jonathan Franklin / NPR:
Texas agriculture department's new dress code is based on ‘biological gender’
Discussion: Raw Story and Advocate
Hayley Smith / Los Angeles Times:
California faces rapid snowmelt from heat wave; flood fears in Yosemite, elsewhere
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Mallory McMorrow has a ‘bench’ warning for Democrats

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AnnaMaria Andriotis / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple plans to exit its Goldman Sachs contract in 12 to 15 months, ending their consumer partnership, including for credit card and savings accounts

Mike Seymour / fxguide:
Unity plans to cut 265 jobs, or 3.8% of its staff, and end its services deal with VFX company Wētā FX to focus on its “core business”

Graham Starr / Bloomberg:
Okta tells customers that hackers who breached its network stole information on all users of its customer support system, greater than the 1% claimed previously

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