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CBS News:
Israel strikes Iran with a missile, U.S. officials say, as Tehran downplays Netanyahu's apparent retaliation  —  Two U.S. officials told CBS News on Thursday night that an Israeli missile had struck Iran.  The strike came just less than a week after Iran's unprecedented retaliatory drone …
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ABC News:
Israeli missiles have hit a site in Iran  —  A U.S. official confirmed to ABC News Israeli missiles have hit a site in Iran.  The official could not confirm whether Syria and Iraq sites were hit as well.
Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
Iran fires at apparent Israeli attack drones near Isfahan air base and nuclear site  —  Iran has fired air defenses at a major air base and a nuclear site near its central city of Isfahan after spotting drones.  The commotion early Friday raised fears of a possible Israeli retaliatory strike …
CNN:
Israel has carried out a strike inside Iran, US official tells CNN, as region braces for further escalation
William Kristol / The Bulwark:
A New Foreign Policy Era Dawns  —  We have a jury.  The 12 men and women who will decide whether Donald Trump illegally falsified business records to cover up payments to porn performer Stormy Daniels—payments which in turn were intended to cover up their alleged affair ahead of the 2016 election …
Discussion: Yahoo News and Default
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump campaign says it will deploy thousands of election workers to monitor poll sites  —  The program underscores Trump's fixation with election security, which he deployed in an effort to undermine results of the 2020 election.  —  Former President Donald Trump's political operation …
Discussion: Fox News and The Hill
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
In Unusual Vote, Democrats Rescue Measure to Allow Vote on Ukraine Bill  —  A resolution to pave the way for the foreign aid package was on track to die in committee amid Republican opposition when Democrats stepped in to save it.  —  House Republicans took a critical step late Thursday night toward bringing …
president.columbia.edu:
Statement from Columbia University President Minouche Shafik  —  To the Columbia University community:  —  This morning, I had to make a decision that I hoped would never be necessary.  I have always said that the safety of our community was my top priority and that we needed to preserve …
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Moira Donegan / The Guardian:
Columbia University is colluding with the far-right in its attack on students  —  In her willingness to unleash state violence against student protestors, Minouche Shafik proved herself to be a willing ally to extremists  —  The students sat on the ground and sang as police in riot gear approached them.
David Strom / HotAir:
Consequences? Ilhan Omar's Daughter Faces a Few
Amanda Seitz / Associated Press:
Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom  —  One woman miscarried in the restroom lobby of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to admit her.  Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a Florida hospital …
Discussion: Raw Story
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The Hill:   The anti-abortion movement is showing its true colors
Politico:30 minutes ago
Trump turns his legal woes into a campaign fundraising machine  —  The prospect of having his assets seized led to the former president's biggest online fundraising day last quarter.  —  Former President Donald Trump has long used the legal cases against him to drive money to his campaign.
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Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Donald Trump turns the GOP into a protection racket — and demands Republican candidates pay up
Discussion: RedState, The Daily Beast and The Hill
Will Steakin / ABC News:
Matt Gaetz attended 2017 party where minor and drugs were present, woman's sworn statement obtained by Congress claims  —  The Ethics panel is questioning witnesses about allegations involving Gaetz.  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz walks past reporters as he leaves a House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S Capitol …
Discussion: Raw Story
Ian Ward / Politico:
'You Can't Govern By Shooting Yourself in the Head Every Day'  —  “You can't govern by shooting yourself in the head every day.”  —  As Speaker of the House Mike Johnson fends off another conservative rebellion over his four-part foreign aid plan, he's garnering support from former speaker …
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Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
R.F.K. Jr.'s Environmental Colleagues Urge Him to Drop Presidential Bid  —  Nearly 50 leaders and activists who worked with Mr. Kennedy at an environmental nonprofit group will run ads calling on him to “Honor our planet, drop out.”  —  As an independent candidate for the White House …
Discussion: The Hill
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New York Times:
Biden, Eyeing Threat From R.F.K. Jr., Turns to His Famous Family for Help
Tara Suter / The Hill:
Jesse Ventura claims he could beat Biden, Trump in hypothetical match-up
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Stephen Robinson / Public Notice:
Trump's covid response was even worse than you remember  —  In a sane country, it would disqualify him from ever again holding office. … As we approach the four-year anniversary of Donald Trump suggesting from the White House podium that bleach injections could be a miracle covid cure …
James Finn / NOLA.com:
Louisiana lawmakers vote to remove lunch breaks for child workers, cut unemployment benefits  —  A House committee approved the bill along with others to reduce unemployment benefits and workers' compensation wages.  — 3 min to read  —  A Louisiana House committee voted Thursday to repeal …
Eric Levitz / Vox:
Tell the truth about Biden's economy  —  Exaggerating the harms of inflation doesn't help working people.  —  American workers' wages have been rising faster than prices for more than a year now.  Their nation's economy, meanwhile, is the envy of the wealthy world: Since the Covid recession …
Discussion: Breitbart
Brandy Zadrozny / NBC News:
A sheriff, a felon and a conspiracy theorist walk into a hotel.  They're there for the same conference.  —  The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is urging lawmen to form posses, seize voting machines and investigate baseless claims of voter fraud.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Wired
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:30 minutes ago
Democrats' Unproven Plan to Close Biden's Enthusiasm Gap  —  Progressive organizers are betting they can flip the conventional wisdom on voting.  —  On Indivisible's website, the first words you'll find—in large font and all caps—are “Defeat MAGA.  Save democracy.”
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
Here's Something Southern Republican Governors Are Afraid Of  —  Last year, the United Auto Workers announced an ambitious plan to organize workers and unionize foreign-owned auto plants in the South.  —  “One of our biggest goals coming out of this historic contract victory is to organize …
 
 
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How Johnson and Biden locked arms on Ukraine   Find
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Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
Democrats' Unproven Plan to Close Biden's Enthusiasm Gap   Find
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Eric Levitz / Vox:
Tell the truth about Biden's economy   Find
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Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
R.F.K. Jr.'s Environmental Colleagues Urge Him to Drop Presidential Bid   Find
 
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Collin Binkley / Associated Press:
Biden's new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but transgender sports rule still on hold
David Keltz / American Greatness:
Remembering Nixon's Legacy 30 Years After His Death
Eduardo Medina / New York Times:
Sick of Your Blue State? These Real Estate Agents Have Just the Place for You.
Discussion: Althouse and Business Insider
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:
Republicans Are Determined to Keep Credit Card Late Fees High
Discussion: Alternet.org
Yonah Jeremy Bob / Jerusalem Post:
ICC considering issuing war crimes arrest warrants for Netanyahu, others - report
John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:
Reince Priebus Was Pushed Out by Trump. Now He's Raising Money for His Coronation.
John Russell / LGBTQ Nation:
Arizona governor vetoes bill seeking to erase trans folks from public life
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
White House admits Biden uncle wasn't eaten by cannibals, died in Pacific Ocean crash
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David Ingram / NBC News:
Hyundai pauses X ads over pro-Nazi content on the platform
David Badash / Alternet.org:
‘They want Russia to win so badly’: GOP congressman blasts far-right House Republicans
Discussion: Mediaite and IJR
Bonchie / RedState:
SENILE: Joe Biden's Painfully Awkward Trip to a Gas Station Is a Major Red Flag
Discussion: HotAir, Middle East Monitor and IJR
Maya Yang / The Guardian:
All 12 jurors seated for Trump's historic criminal trial - as it happened