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5:00 PM ET, April 2, 2024

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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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Andrew Solender / Axios:
Israel faces outrage from Democrats over strike that killed aid workers … - “It's time to pull the plug on unconditional aid to Israel. … - “The WCK team was traveling in a deconflicted zone in two armored cars branded with the WCK logo and a soft skin vehicle,” the statement said …
Associated Press:
Middle East Crisis
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 …
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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
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
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 … - The airport is currently named for John Foster Dulles, a former secretary of state under President Dwight Eisenhower who fought against communism during the early stages of the Cold War.  — The bill was first reported by Breitbart News.
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. …
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Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
RFK Jr. rebuked for calling Biden bigger threat to democracy than Trump
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.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and KDFX-TV
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
‘The threat is very real’: Trump's defense of his attacks is rejected  —  Donald Trump has and continues to benefit enormously from the overlap of his campaign and his legal travails.  —  For all of his complaints about the timing and his insistence that his various indictments and trials …
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.
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.
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.
Politico:
McConnell: I'll stay in the Senate and fight the GOP ‘isolationist movement’  —  The minority leader indicated that would still be a major priority for him until his term ends in 2026.
Discussion: Fox News, Punchbowl News and Breitbart
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 …
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.
Zack Budryk / The Hill:
Biden administration announces requirement for 2-person crews on freight trains  —  The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final rule Tuesday increasing the minimum size for train crews to two people, a longtime ask for rail worker unions, which nearly led to a strike in 2022.
David Axe / Forbes:
The Russian Army Just Launched The Biggest Tank Assault Of The War  —  Forty-eight tanks and fighting vehicles attacked along a single road west of Avdiivka—and got massacred  —  On Saturday, the Russian army launched what may have been one of the largest-scale tank assaults of Russia's 25-month wider war on Ukraine.
New Republic:
Why Trump's Lunacy Is Suddenly Raising GOP Fears of Down-Ballot Losses  —  GOP members of Congress facing tough races are suddenly worried that having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket might present them with a problem, according to new reports.  They fear having to answer for Trump's degeneracy …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
Tulsi Gabbard turned down RFK Jr.'s offer to be his running mate, she says  —  “It didn't work out,” a source close to him said.  —  Tulsi Gabbard attends a live taping of Hannity at Fox News Channel Studios, Sept. 13, 2023, in New York.  Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks …
Discussion: Axios, Rolling Stone and New York Post
 
 
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Laura Schulte / Journal Sentinel:
Gov. Tony Evers vetoes bill aimed at trans and non-binary athletes
Brandi Buchman / Law & Crime:
Trump tries to resurrect ‘Hitlerian’ defamation claim against CNN for ‘Big Lie’ reporting
Discussion: Raw Story
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
Pro-Hamas ‘Autonomous Zone for Palestine’ Set Up in NYC
Discussion: Townhall
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Anthony M. Kennedy to reflect on his life and his years on the Supreme Court in two-volume memoir
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
'I Didn't Do That': Biden Gaslights America On ‘Trans Day of Visibility’
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The White House:
Readout of President Joe Biden's Call with President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China
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’
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Associated Press:
Iran vows response after strike it blames on Israel demolishes consulate in Syria
 

 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Filing: Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav's 2023 compensation package was worth $49.7M, up 26.5% from the year prior, with $23.1M in stock awards

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