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12:00 PM ET, April 21, 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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Alexandra Marquez / NBC News:
Zelenskyy: ‘We will have a chance at victory’ thanks to weapons provided to Ukraine in new US aid package  —  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked U.S. leaders for passing a $60.8 billion aid package through the House earlier in the weekend.  —  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy …
Jenny Goldsberry / Washington Examiner:
Jayapal says Trump wouldn't be on trial if Senate had ‘gone through with the impeachment’  —  Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) lamented the fact that the then Republican-controlled Senate did not impeach Donald Trump when it had the chance.  —  Jayapal appeared on The Weekend on Saturday to express …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump's Trial Challenge: Being Stripped of Control  —  The mundanity of the courtroom has all but swallowed Donald Trump, who for decades has sought to project an image of bigness and a sense of power.  —  “Sir, can you please have a seat.”  —  Donald J. Trump had stood up to leave …
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Dan Morrison / USA Today:
Supreme Court weighs Donald Trump case, abortion bans, homeless camps in blockbuster week
Discussion: Vox and New York Times
Jessica Piper / Politico:
Trump's super PAC has helped foot his legal bills.  That might end soon.  —  Save America has now spent about $60 million on legal consulting since the beginning of 2023.  —  A PAC controlled by former President Donald Trump that has devoted tens of millions of dollars to his and his allies' legal bills …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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Jonathan Larsen / Salon:
Evangelicals with ties to “The Family” met Mike Johnson and Zelenskyy ahead of Ukraine vote  —  We're getting nearly a real-time look at The Family's anti-LGBTQ+ religious diplomacy in action  —  If you see evangelical House Republicans softening their opposition to military aid for Ukraine, don't assume it's divine intervention.
Lauren Sforza / The Hill:
Pritzker says it's ‘throwing away’ votes if Democrats backed someone other than Biden  —  Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) said Democrats would be “throwing away” their votes if they supported someone other than President Biden in November's presidential election.  —  “I'm not suggesting there aren't other names on the ballot.
Discussion: RedState
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
RFK Jr. candidacy hurts Trump more than Biden, NBC News poll finds  —  The finding contrasts with a number of other national polls, and it comes amid concerted Democratic efforts to prevent Kennedy from harming Biden's campaign.  —  The latest national NBC News poll shows the third-party vote …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Bloomberg:
Netanyahu Decries Reported US Plan to Sanction Army Unit  — Israeli PM calls potential sanction ‘the height of absurdity’  — Says Israel will increase pressure on Hamas in coming days  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a reported US plan to sanction …
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A.R. Moxon / The Reframe:
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Annie Karni / New York Times:
Johnson, Like Pence, Draws Praise for Defying His Party and Doing His Job  —  In the Republican Party of 2024, styled in the image of former President Donald J. Trump, a norm-preserving, consensus-driven act — even a basic one — can be a career-ending offense.
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite, Daily Kos, El País and RedState
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Politico:
Johnson temporarily dodges ouster vote as House passes foreign aid
Roll Call:
House passes $95.3B aid package for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Residents push for renaming of Trump Plaza to disassociate from ex-president  —  Tenants of the high-rise in New Rochelle, New York, want to abandon the name which has at times affected real estate value  —  While Donald Trump endures the ignominy of being the first former US president …
Discussion: Raw Story
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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Lauren Sforza / The Hill:
Israeli strikes on southern Gaza kills 18 people, including 14 children  —  Israeli strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight killed 18 people, mostly children, as U.S. lawmakers advanced an aid package that would send millions of dollars to Israel.
 
 
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The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on House Passage of the National Security Package
Discussion: Israpundit, ScheerPost.com and NBC News
Associated Press:
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
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Politico:
US weighs sending additional military advisers to Ukraine as Russia gains momentum
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Washington Post:
Volkswagen workers in Tennessee pass historic vote to unionize
 

 
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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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