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9:05 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
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 and Bloomberg
Tara Suter / The Hill:
Virginia Democrat slams proposal to name airport after Trump: 'I'd suggest they find a federal prison'  —  Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) on Tuesday criticized a recently-introduced GOP bill that would rename Washington Dulles International Airport after former President Trump.
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Elizabeth Elkind / Fox News:
House Republicans push to rename DC international airport after Trump
Andrew Solender / Axios:
House Republicans push to rename Dulles airport after Trump
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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
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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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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Lily Kepner / Austin American-Statesman:
Sources: UT lays off at least 60 employees previously in DEI-related position, closes DCCE  —  A week after state Sen. Brandon Creighton warned Texas university system administrators about the state's expectations for higher education institutions to comply with Senate Bill 17 …
Discussion: The Hill
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The Texas Tribune:
UT-Austin announces round of firings in latest step to comply with Texas' DEI ban
Discussion: KXAN-TV
Katya Schwenk / The Lever:
The Supreme Court May Give Us Another 2008 Financial Crisis  —  A new case could decimate state-level consumer protections against predatory banking practices.  —  The United States Supreme Court will soon decide a case that could decimate consumer protections against abusive banking practices …
Discussion: Reuters
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 …
Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo:
Amazon Ditches ‘Just Walk Out’ Checkouts at Its Grocery Stores  —  Amazon Fresh is moving away from a feature of its grocery stores where customers could skip checkout altogether.  —  Amazon is phasing out its checkout-less grocery stores with “Just Walk Out” technology, first reported by The Information Tuesday.
Rupert Neate / The Guardian:
Taylor Swift among 141 new billionaires in ‘amazing year for rich people’  —  Combined assets of $14.2tn are more than the GDP of every country except China and the US  —  There are more billionaires than ever before.  The world has 2,781 people with fortunes exceeding $1bn (£800m) …
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.
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Tommy Tuberville accuses Dems of being part of ‘a Satanic cult’  —  Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has now declared, more than once, his belief that Democrats are “a Satanic cult.”  This isn't normal.  —  Sen. Tommy Tuberville recently campaigned for an ally in Utah …
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
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.
Washington Post:
Microsoft faulted for ‘cascade’ of failures in Chinese hack  —  The independent Cyber Safety Review Board's report knocks the tech giant for shoddy cybersecurity practices, lax corporate culture and a deliberate lack of transparency  —  A review board, mandated by President Biden …
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
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. …
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.
 
 
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Chuck Ross / Washington Free Beacon:
John Podesta Hosted Longtime Patron at White House, Visitor Logs Show
Discussion: RedState
Sarah Grace Taylor / Politico:
Using fear to deter theft in California
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Nia Prater / New York Magazine:
Eric Adams, NYPD Brass Flip Out Over a Column Criticizing Them Over Crime
Cory Doctorow / Pluralistic:
Pluralistic: Prison-tech company bribed jails to ban in-person visits (02 Apr 2024)
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?
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Politico:
McConnell: I'll stay in the Senate and fight the GOP ‘isolationist movement’
Discussion: Punchbowl News, Breitbart and Fox News
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Cheyanne M. Daniels / The Hill:
Arizona Democrat announces cancer diagnoses
Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
Tulsi Gabbard turned down RFK Jr.'s offer to be his running mate, she says
Greg Allen / NPR:
A federal judge says migrants can sue the company that flew them to Martha's Vineyard
The Guardian:
Video shows California police fatally shooting teenager who was reported kidnapped
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Daniel Wiessner / Reuters:
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Isabelle Bousquette / Wall Street Journal:
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