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10:55 PM ET, April 20, 2024

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David Frum / The Atlantic:
Trump Deflates  —  It wasn't just Putin who lost in the House vote on Ukraine aid.  —  Ukraine won.  Trump lost.  —  The House vote to aid Ukraine renews hope that Ukraine can still win its war.  It also showed how and why Donald Trump should lose the 2024 election.
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Associated Press:
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon  —  The House passed legislation Saturday that would ban TikTok in the United States if the popular social media platform's China-based owner doesn't sell its stake within a year, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon.
Politico:
Playbook: How the push to unseat Johnson could unfold  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WHAT UNION JOE IS READING — “Tennessee workers at VW plant vote to unionize with UAW,” by The Tennessean's Todd Price and Gary Estwick …
The Guardian:
US House approves $61bn in military aid for Ukraine after months of stalling  —  Ukrainian president thanks America after Speaker Mike Johnson secures bipartisan support for funding Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan  —  After months of stalling, the US House of Representatives finally approved …
Barbara Sprunt / NPR:
House passes foreign aid bills to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
House Approves $95 Billion Aid Bill for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan
Tara Suter / The Hill:   Rep. Don Bacon: ‘Ukraine will likely fall’ if US doesn't pass foreign aid bill
Washington Post:
House to vote on Ukraine, Israel aid bills
Isaac Arnsdorf / Washington Post:
Proud Boys appear at Trump rally, drawing condemnation from Biden  —  Members of the violent extremist group were calling for the release of everyone charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.  Trump has pledged to pardon rioters.  —  WILMINGTON, N.C. — At least 10 men wearing …
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Michael Gold / New York Times:
Trump Rally, a Return to the Campaign Trail, Is Called Off Because of Storms  —  After a week stuck in a courtroom, Donald Trump was planning to speak to hundreds of supporters in North Carolina, until the weather turned dangerous.  —  After former President Donald J. Trump sat in a courtroom …
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump forced to listen silently to people insulting him as he trades a cocoon of adulation for court  —  He seems “selfish and self-serving,” said one woman.  The way he carries himself in public “leaves something to be desired,” said another.  —  His “negative rhetoric and bias,” said another man, is what is “most harmful.”
Rolling Stone:
Trump Privately Rages About His Sketch Artist, Courtroom Nap Reports  —  The former president's anger during the first week of his New York hush money trial was “maxed out, even for him,” a source tells Rolling Stone  —  Donald Trump, if you take it from him, is cherishing the opportunity …
Sarah Polus / The Hill:
Biden marks 25th anniversary of Columbine shooting  —  President Biden, joined by other members of his administration, on Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the Columbine High School Massacre and attempted bombing.  —  On April 20, 1999, two twelfth-grade students murdered 12 students …
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
‘Yes, I Did It’: Politician Confesses to Murdering Wife on Social Media  —  ‘I DID EVERYTHING RIGHT’  —  “The lying wretch got what she deserved,” he wrote, among other disturbing things.  —  A politician in Russia's Tver region has sent shockwaves through the country after apparently confessing …
Washington Post:
Volkswagen workers in Tennessee pass historic vote to unionize  —  Victory marks the first win in the United Auto Workers campaign to organize the Southern factories of a dozen automakers  —  Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., passed a historic vote to join the United Auto Workers on Friday …
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Theresa Maher / The Hill:
Biden celebrates Tennessee Volkswagen plant's vote to join UAW
Politico:
US weighs sending additional military advisers to Ukraine as Russia gains momentum  —  The troops would be serving in a non-combat role, officials said.  —  The U.S. is considering sending additional military advisers to the embassy in Kyiv, the latest show of American commitment to Ukraine …
Discussion: RedState
Washington Post:
Trump's legal bills drain millions more from his political committees  —  The former president's legal bills account for more than a quarter of the spending by his political committees in March, new campaign finance filings show  —  Donald Trump is picking up his fundraising pace …
Discussion: New York Times and Politico
Chris Pandolfo / Fox News:
Hillary Clinton: ‘What Trump really wants’ is to ‘kill his opposition’  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that former President Trump aspires to be like Russian President Vladimir Putin  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested on a podcast Friday that her old rival …
Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives:
Roll Call 151 Roll Call 151, Bill Number: H. R. 8035, 118th Congress, 2nd Session  —  VOTE QUESTION: On Passage, DESCRIPTION: Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024, VOTE TYPE: Yea-And-Nay, STATUS: Passed
 
 
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The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on House Passage of the National Security Package
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Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
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Timothy Snyder / Thinking about:
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Discussion: Slate
Jerusalem Post:
Netanyahu stronger than ever since Oct. 7 according to new polls
Peter Pomerantsev / TIME:
Russia's War Against Evangelicals
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Mahablog
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Ryan Lizza / Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story and NBC News
The Daily Beast:
Republicans Just Found a Loophole to Answer Their Abysmal Fundraising
Discussion: Raw Story
Toluse Olorunnipa / Washington Post:
In Pa., Biden's challenge is highlighted by protests from both sides
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
The Greatest Book a Politician Ever Wrote
Rebecca Davis O'Brien / New York Times:
How R.F.K. Jr. Got on the Michigan Ballot, With Only Two Votes
Discussion: Althouse
 

 
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Chattanooga Times Free Press:
Carpenter Media acquires 10 newspapers in Alabama and Georgia and a Georgia printing facility from Community Newspaper Holdings

Wall Street Journal:
Trump says that if he's elected, Russia would release WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich; the Kremlin denies any contact between Putin and Trump on the matter

Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
UK passes the Media Bill, repealing the not-yet-enacted Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act, which required publishers to pay all court costs, win or lose

 
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