NEW: Biden had concerns about how his admin was handling border crisis, which guided his decision to keep Trump's refugee cap. The bungled rollout came after Biden overruled Blinken, other top aides. New details on what happened w/ @WaPoSean + @seungminkim washingtonpost.com/politics/the-w…



Anti-anti-Chauvinism is the new hip thing on the Extremely Online Right:

I wrote about far right Republicans trying to rehabilitate "anglo-saxon" for political purposes, a term you use when "whites-only" is simply too inclusive and diverse theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…


The verdict, the reaction -- it's all here. nytimes.com/live/2021/04/2…


Sources expect main parts of White House's coming 2nd package to look *roughly* like:
-- $225B: Childcare
-- $225B: Paid family leave
-- $200B: Universal pre-K
-- $300-200B (?): Education/free community college
-- $400B: Expanded child credit thru 25

The first line of this op-ed is something I think about on a regular basis:
“There is an adage that men are judged on their potential and women on their accomplishments.” nytimes.com/2021/04/19/opi…

NEW: Looks like the exterior fencing around the Capitol is going to go back up ahead of potential unrest over the Chauvin trial verdict and Joe Biden's April 28 address to Congress.


Georgia-based Home Depot has stayed out of the voting law issue. Just stayed out of it. Focused on plywood, plumbing, and the like. Now, they're facing a possible boycott. From NYT: nytimes.com/2021/04/20/us/…

In a striking scene, the man who was the VP to the nation’s first Black president was joined by the woman he chose as the nation’s first Black VP. They watched the verdict together before calling the family and offering back-to-back remarks to the nation. washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…

NEW: A group of British academics and bloggers sowing disinformation about Syria's use of chemical weapons have coordinated their efforts with four different Russian diplomatic missions around the world, emails show: thedailybeast.com/syria-chemical…

The Chauvin verdict is justice—but if takes a case this clear-cut to convict an officer, courts are not going to reform law enforcement theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…


New: After a US Atty told Gaetz about tension at DOJ over voter fraud, Bill Barr called the atty and said:
"If I ever hear of you talking to Gaetz or any other congressman again about business before the Department, I am going to fucking fire your ass"

You should know about Kawaski Trawick
He was killed in his own apt, by a white officer who ignored his Black partner trying to stop him: “No, no, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t”
The DA didn’t indict
*And now the NYPD has completely cleared the cop.*
By me:
propublica.org/article/what-p…