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CNN:
January 6 committee obtains emails that former Trump attorney John Eastman sought to keep secret  —  Washington (CNN)The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol has obtained a cache of emails that right-wing lawyer John Eastman had sought to keep secret.
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Hunter Walker / Rolling Stone:
Exclusive: Jan. 6 Committee Interviews Longtime Steve Bannon Associate Alexandra Preate  —  Bannon's so-called “consigliere” and “shadow press secretary” was among those in attendance at the pre-attack rally in front of the White House on Jan. 6, 2021  —  Alexandra Preate …
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Ivanka Trump testified for 8 hours before House panel investigating Jan. 6 riot  — Ivanka Trump testified remotely to the select House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  — That violence began after her father, former President Donald Trump, spent weeks falsely claiming …
Washington Post:   Worried Democrats poised to pin blame for high gas prices on oil companies
New York Times:
Justice Dept. Investigation of Jan. 6 Confronts Sprawling Cast of Characters
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
Court orders Jan. 6 defense lawyer disbarred  —  A Virginia state court has disbarred Jonathon Moseley, an attorney who has represented a slew of high-profile Jan. 6 defendants, including a member of the Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy, as well as several targets …
Discussion: Raw Story
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
Opposing Sexual Abuse of Children is the New Hate  —  The Left wants pedophilia in the curriculum and on the Supreme Court.  —  Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
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James Marson / Wall Street Journal:
Execution of Village Mayor Becomes Symbol of Russian Brutality in Ukraine  —  A beloved mayor and her family helped townspeople resist Russian occupation.  They paid for it with their lives.  ‘Why were they killed?  Because they were Ukrainians’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Washington Post:
A weary Zelensky challenges U.N. to act with graphic video for diplomats
Erin Doherty / Axios:
DNC chair: Republican Party is “built on fraud, fear and fascism”  —  Democratic National Committee chair Jaime Harrison on Wednesday slammed the Republican Party, saying “it is a party built on fraud, fear and fascism” in an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
Discussion: Insider, Raw Story and Mediaite
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Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
The Republican Party Is Trump Steaks
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Police Records Show Women Are Being Stalked With Apple AirTags Across the Country  —  Motherboard obtained reports of stalking, harassment, and abuse using Airtags, targeting victims of intimate partner violence.  —  Samantha Cole  —  One year ago this month, Apple unveiled the AirTag …
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: Sinema throws cold water on Build Back Better revival  —  Last year, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) publicly sounded the death knell for President Biden's Build Back Better agenda.  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), his fellow holdout, is privately concurring, Axios has learned.
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William A. Galston / Wall Street Journal:
How Will Inflation End?  —  Larry Summers forecasts a major recession and high unemployment.  —  Inflation is now, incontestably, the leading issue for the electorate, and voters are giving the Biden administration low marks for handling it.  This is a political crisis for Democrats …
Discussion: Wide World of News
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Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Election claims dominate lively night for Trump, allies at Mar-a-Lago  —  PALM BEACH — Former president Donald Trump and a coterie of his top allies, donors and paying club members gathered at his palatial beachfront club Tuesday night for a reunion of sorts: to sip Trump-branded wine …
Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
The Bridgewater CEO Who Went Full MAGA  —  If you were to pick the high point of David McCormick's career in finance, it might've come on a bright summer day in 2019 at the Belle Haven Club, a Gatsby-esque waterside retreat in Greenwich, Conn., that's popular with local billionaires.
CNN:
'We're not finding soldiers, just innocent people': The horror of Russian occupation revealed in Borodianka  —  This story contains graphic imagery.  —  Borodianka, Ukraine (CNN)Oksana Kostychenko walks down a narrow pathway, leading to her back garden in Borodianka.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Washington Post:
Why haven't Republicans had to answer for Trump's support for Putin?  —  Reports of horrific atrocities in Ukraine are putting some who are sympathetic to the Kremlin's take on the Russian invasion in an awkward position, since most people aren't comfortable defending war crimes.
Sabrina Eaton / Plain Dealer:
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs to retire amid primary battle forced by redistricting  —  WASHINGTON, D. C.  - U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, an amiable farmer elected to Congress in a 2010 sweep that brought the Republican Party into power in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Wednesday announced his retirement …
Washington Post:
Democrats eye Defense Production Act for clean energy  —  Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202!  If you were on Capitol Hill yesterday, we hope you steered clear of the fox that was reportedly biting people, including Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) and Politico reporter Ximena Bustillo.
Alina Selyukh / NPR:
Chris Smalls started Amazon's 1st union.  He's now heard from workers at 50 warehouses  —  Chris Smalls is president of the newly minted Amazon Labor Union.  —  It is the behemoth company's first U.S. union, and was born on Friday after a dramatic and unexpected victory over Amazon by a ragtag grassroots movement.
Discussion: NewsOne and Jamil Jivani
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Why Tracking Putin's Wealth Is So Difficult  —  Amid speculation that oligarchs are holding cash and luxury assets for the Russian president, many of his extravagances can be traced elsewhere: the Russian state.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Buried in a 421-page legal filing …
Discussion: Raw Story and Foreign Affairs
Katie S. Phang / MSNBC:
Ginni Thomas, Trump and America's worst-kept secret  —  The Ginni Thomas saga gets even more interesting  —  With so much wild and crazy news inundating us each day, it can be easy to quickly move from one shocking and outrageous story on to the next.  But in the case of Ginni Thomas …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Hill
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
FBI has names of hundreds more Jan. 6 rioters.  DOJ needs more lawyers to prosecute them.  —  WASHINGTON — Aided by citizen sleuths who keep identifying Jan. 6 rioters, the Justice Department is finding that it has more cases than lawyers to prosecute them.
Discussion: Raw Story and Hackwhackers
Andrea Widburg / American Thinker:
Proof has emerged from the White House that Biden's presidency is over  —  Barack Obama was at the White House yesterday, making it clear, as did others at the reception held in Obama's honor, that Biden's presidency is over.  Watching Obama suck the oxygen out of the room made me wonder …
Lawrence Freedman / Comment is Freed:
The Russo-Ukraine War: Phase Two  —  On 24 February as they began their invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces began shelling Mariupol, a port city of over 400,000 inhabitants.  The next day they began to advance to its outskirts.  By 2 March the city was surrounded and the shelling had become routine and deadly.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Bloomberg
Daniel Nichanian / Bolts:
Wisconsin Voters Oust a Fake Trump Elector  —  Kelly Ruh was part of a string of candidates running for local office today after casting doubt on Biden's win—or attempting to actively thwart it.  —  Kelly Ruh, a Wisconsin official who two years ago posed as a presidential elector …
Discussion: Raw Story
BuzzFeed News:
Worldcoin Promised Free Crypto If They Scanned Their Eyeballs With “The Orb.”  Now They Feel Robbed.  —  As Kudzanayi strolled through the mall with friends, a small crowd caught his attention.  At its center, three men held up an otherworldly silver sphere that spoke in a brisk, business-like voice.
 
 
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Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Reuters:
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