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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.
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Alex Griffing / Mediaite:
Ex-Trump Election Lawyer John Eastman Has Lost His Law License  —  John Eastman, the former Donald Trump election lawyer behind the so-called “fake electors” scheme, officially lost his ability to practice law in the state of California on Tuesday.  —  The California State Bar recommended …
Discussion: The Bulwark
NBC News:
Republicans pushing to embrace mail-in voting encounter widespread resistance
Discussion: WGRZ-TV, Daily Kos and Bloomberg
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 …
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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 …
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on the Death of World Central Kitchen Workers in Gaza  —  I am outraged and heartbroken by the deaths of seven humanitarian workers from World Central Kitchen, including one American, in Gaza yesterday.  They were providing food to hungry civilians in the middle of a war.
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Israel faces outrage from Democrats over strike that killed aid workers
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
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.
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 …
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Washington Post:
Democrats eye Florida after abortion ruling
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, National Review and Fox News
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The Texas Tribune:
UT-Austin announces round of firings in latest step to comply with Texas' DEI ban  —  The firings come after state leaders criticized universities for not doing enough to enforce the ban.  Students say UT-Austin has already overcorrected.  —  The University of Texas at Austin …
Discussion: KXAN-TV
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
Discussion: HotAir
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) …
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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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 …
Dave Jamieson / HuffPost:
REI Fired A Popular Manager For Not Immediately Reporting Union Chatter  —  The incident shows how aggressively the liberal-branded retailer is responding to union organizing — and how low-level managers are caught in the middle.  —  When William Littig showed up for work at his REI store on Feb. 21 …
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.
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 …
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.
Laura Schulte / Journal Sentinel:
Gov. Tony Evers vetoes bill aimed at trans and non-binary athletes  —  MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have banned transgender and gender nonconforming youth from participating on school athletic teams that align with their gender identity.
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 …
Randall L. Kennedy / The Harvard Crimson:
Mandatory DEI Statements Are Ideological Pledges of Allegiance.  Time to Abandon Them.  —  Council on Academic Freedom at Harvard  —  On a posting for a position as an assistant professor in international and comparative education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education …
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
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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Andrew Solender / Axios:
House Freedom Caucus chair backs Capitol rioter's bid for Congress
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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)
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
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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
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Misinformation-spouting RFK Jr. muses that Biden is threat to democracy
The Guardian:
Video shows California police fatally shooting teenager who was reported kidnapped
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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

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

Kate Rogers / CNBC:
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