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Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
World Central Kitchen Says U.S. Citizen Among 7 Staff Killed in ‘Targeted’ Triple Israeli Attack  —  ‘UNFORGIVABLE’  —  José Andrés' international aid organization said it would pause its work in Gaza in the wake of the killings.  —  A dual U.S.-Canadian citizen …
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Politico:
Why the strike killing World Central Kitchen workers is different  —  With help from Alex Ward, Paul McLeary, Lara Seligman and Phelim Kine  —  The Israeli airstrike that killed aid workers in Gaza is resonating especially in Washington national security circles for two reasons …
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Israel faces outrage from Democrats over strike that killed aid workers
Associated Press:
Middle East Crisis
A.B. Stoddard / The Bulwark:
‘Start the Steal’: Trump Once Again Planning to Overturn an Election  —  THERE IS A PLAN AFOOT to overturn the results of the November election, and for both parties it is fast becoming a major concern.  The scheme is being hatched by Republicans on behalf of Donald Trump, who seeks to steal the election if Joe Biden defeats him again.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Alex Griffing / Mediaite:
JUST IN: Ex-Trump Election Lawyer John Eastman Has Been Disbarred  —  John Eastman, the former Donald Trump election lawyer behind the so-called “fake electors” scheme, was officially disbarred by the state of California on Tuesday.  —  The California State Bar recommended last Wednesday …
NBC News:   Republicans pushing to embrace mail-in voting encounter widespread resistance
NBC News:
Arizona abortion rights amendment backers says they've gathered signatures needed for 2024 ballot  —  First to NBC News: Arizona for Abortion Access says it's exceeded the state petition signature threshold by over 120,000, with plans to keep gathering until a July 3 deadline.
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Washington Post:
Democrats eye Florida after abortion ruling  —  Good morning, Early Birds.  April is the cruelest month.  Tips: earlytips@washpost.com.  Was this forwarded to you?  Sign up here.  Thanks for waking up with us.  —  In today's edition ... Nevadans are close to securing abortion ballot measure …
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
‘No help here’: Florida abortion ruling leaves women with few options
Elizabeth Elkind / Fox News:
House Republicans push to rename DC international airport after Trump  —  ‘In my lifetime, our nation has never been greater than under the leadership of President Donald J Trump’: Reschenthaler  —  FIRST ON FOX: A group of House Republicans is pushing to rename Washington, D.C.'s …
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Andrew Solender / Axios:
House Republicans push to rename Dulles airport after Trump
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill:
Democratic senator eyeing bill to repeal Comstock Act  —  Congressional Democrats are strategizing over legislation to repeal the Comstock Act, the 19th century anti-vice law that's being eyed by conservative activists to potentially enact a national abortion ban.
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Rebecca Solnit / The Guardian:
The Republican party has become a full-fledged anti-sex movement  —  The conservative obsession with purity and control is being achieved by increasingly punitive means  —  The US supreme court justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas cited the Comstock Act, named after the 19th-century …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Misinformation-spouting RFK Jr. muses that Biden is threat to democracy  —  In late January 2021, with thousands of people dying from covid-19 each day and the first vaccines targeting the coronavirus rolling out, baseball legend Hank Aaron died.  —  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. …
Discussion: USA Today, Fox News, CNN and Althouse
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CNN:
RFK Jr. says Biden is bigger threat to democracy than Trump
Politico:
'It's clearly strategic': Why Trump kept attacking judges' families  —  Late on Monday, Justice Juan Merchan tried to crack down on Trump's latest vitriol.  —  NEW YORK — Every time prosecutors and judges tried to muzzle Donald Trump, he lashed out at their families.
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Raúl Grijalva:
Rep. Grijalva Statement on Cancer Diagnosis  —  TUCSON, Ariz. - Today, U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) issued the following statement:  —  “A few weeks ago, I sought medical treatment for a persistent cough which was initially diagnosed as pneumonia.
Brandi Buchman / Law & Crime:
Trump tries to resurrect ‘Hitlerian’ defamation claim against CNN for ‘Big Lie’ reporting  —  Donald Trump is trying to resurrect a lawsuit against CNN on appeal following his defeat in a lower court when he tried and failed to claim that the network defamed him when it used the “Hitlerian” …
Discussion: Raw Story
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
With enthusiasm, Raffensperger advises Larry David to curb attacks on voter law  —  Top elections official responds to HBO show's brush with Georgia ban on distribution of food or drink to voters with pretty, pretty, pretty cutting letter  —  Larry David, heading into his final episode of HBO's …
The Guardian:
Video shows California police fatally shooting teenager who was reported kidnapped  —  Revealed: Savannah Graziano, 15, shot by sheriff's deputies in 2022 while unarmed and following instructions to move toward them  —  Newly released law enforcement footage captures the moment California police fatally shot …
Politico:
Allies consider moving Ukraine arms group into NATO to shield it from Trump  —  Officials are expected to discuss gradually moving the organization — called the Ukraine Defense Contact Group — into the alliance's control.  —  The U.S. and other Western countries are considering transferring …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Being in the House is undoubtedly terrible — but is it unusually so?  —  From the outside, being a member of the House of Representatives seems like a uniquely crummy job.  Sure, you have some ostensible power, but it doesn't actually manifest very often for many people, thanks to the chamber's general antipathy toward consensus.
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Corporate profit bonanza  —  In the last three months of 2023, after-tax corporate profits reached an all-time high of $2.8 trillion.  This is part of a long-term growth in corporate profits that began in the 1980s, picked up steam at the turn of the millennium, and exploded since 2020.
Scott G. Nelson / Public Notice:
Manufacturing discontent  —  This special free edition of PN is made possible by paid subscribers.  If you aren't one already, please click the button below to support our work.  —  🇺🇸 Subscribe to Public Notice 🇺🇸  —  It's become something of a cottage industry …
Greg Allen / NPR:
A federal judge says migrants can sue the company that flew them to Martha's Vineyard  —  MIAMI — A federal judge in Boston has ruled that migrants flown from Texas to Martha's Vineyard in 2022 can proceed with a lawsuit against the Florida company that took them there.
Cheyanne M. Daniels / The Hill:
Arizona Democrat announces cancer diagnoses  —  Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) announced on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.  —  Grijalva, who has represented Arizona's 7th Congressional District since 2003, said in a statement that he had sought treatment for a persistent cough several weeks ago.
Cory Doctorow / Pluralistic:
Pluralistic: Prison-tech company bribed jails to ban in-person visits (02 Apr 2024)  — Prison-tech company bribed jails to ban in-person visits: “The Bezzle” is everting.  — Hey look at this: Delights to delectate.  — This day in history: 2009, 2014, 2019, 2022  — Upcoming appearances: Where to find me.
 
 
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Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
Former Trump official shakes up crucial battleground Senate race with major announcement
Discussion: Washington Examiner and HuffPost
Laura Schulte / Journal Sentinel:
Gov. Tony Evers vetoes bill aimed at trans and non-binary athletes
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
Pro-Hamas ‘Autonomous Zone for Palestine’ Set Up in NYC
Discussion: Townhall
Politico:
McConnell: I'll stay in the Senate and fight the GOP ‘isolationist movement’
Discussion: Punchbowl News, Fox News and Breitbart
New Republic:
Why Trump's Lunacy Is Suddenly Raising GOP Fears of Down-Ballot Losses
Discussion: Raw Story
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
'I Didn't Do That': Biden Gaslights America On ‘Trans Day of Visibility’
Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
Tulsi Gabbard turned down RFK Jr.'s offer to be his running mate, she says
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The White House:
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Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
Jon Stewart: Apple ‘Did Not Want’ Interview With FTC Chair Lina Khan
Danielle Wallace / Fox News:
New York judge says FDNY booing of Letitia James, pro-Trump chants not about politics, ‘has to do with race’
Discussion: Blaze Media
David Axe / Forbes:
The Russian Army Just Launched The Biggest Tank Assault Of The War
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Fake right-wing panic about “trans” Easter is part of Trump's push for Christian nationalism
Discussion: Advocate and Ultimate Newswire
Associated Press:
Iran vows response after strike it blames on Israel demolishes consulate in Syria
 

 
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Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
The US Senate reauthorizes FISA's Section 702; some communication service providers had threatened to stop cooperating with the US government in case of a lapse

Daniel Wiessner / Reuters:
Google scraps a 2019 policy requiring US suppliers and staffing firms to pay their employees $15 an hour and provide health insurance and other benefits

Isabelle Bousquette / Wall Street Journal:
PCs that can run large AI models may drive an enterprise PC replacement cycle, but some CIOs say they'll wait for the category to mature and prices to come down

 
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