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6:55 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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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
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NBC News:
Trump vows he'll have a ‘statement’ on abortion ‘next week’  —  The former president addressed a question from NBC News about whether he supports Florida's six-week abortion ban.  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that his campaign would address …
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
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:
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 that Eastman …
NBC News:
Republicans pushing to embrace mail-in voting encounter widespread resistance
Discussion: Daily Kos
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
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.
David Jackson / USA Today:
Donald Trump doubles down on ‘bloodbath’ warning as he criticizes Joe Biden's handling of the border  —  WASHINGTON - Former President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Tuesday and again employed the violent imagery of a “bloodbath,” this time to describe crime and illegal border crossings.
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 …
Wes Davis / The Verge:
President Biden is now posting into the fediverse  —  POTUS puts the ‘fed’ in ‘fediverse.’  —  The official US president Threads account, currently helmed by President Joe Biden, has begun using Meta's ActivityPub integration, making Biden the first sitting US president to post on the decentralized networking protocol.
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. …
Sarah Grace Taylor / Politico:
Using fear to deter theft in California  —  FEAR FACTOR: Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo thinks there's a way to crack down on retail theft without increasing penalties — making it easier for police to arrest suspected thieves.  —  “Right now, there's no fear, right?
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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 …
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
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 …
Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
Former Trump official shakes up crucial battleground Senate race with major announcement  —  Jeff Gunter, a doctor and former US ambassador, plans to spend millions to become the Republican nominee for Senate in Nevada  —  EXCLUSIVE: A former Trump official is making waves …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and HuffPost
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.
Nia Prater / New York Magazine:
Eric Adams, NYPD Brass Flip Out Over a Column Criticizing Them Over Crime  —  Mayor Eric Adams and top members of the NYPD spent the better part of the past three days lashing out at a columnist who criticized their response to subway crime, the latest instance of the city's top officials attacking people …
 
 
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Cory Doctorow / Pluralistic:
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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
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Being in the House is undoubtedly terrible — but is it unusually so?
Politico:
McConnell: I'll stay in the Senate and fight the GOP ‘isolationist movement’
Discussion: Punchbowl News, Breitbart and Fox News
Cheyanne M. Daniels / The Hill:
Arizona Democrat announces cancer diagnoses
New Republic:
Why Trump's Lunacy Is Suddenly Raising GOP Fears of Down-Ballot Losses
Discussion: Bloomberg and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
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
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
David Axe / Forbes:
The Russian Army Just Launched The Biggest Tank Assault Of The War
Associated Press:
Iran vows response after strike it blames on Israel demolishes consulate in Syria
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Daniel Wiessner / Reuters:
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