Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of April 10
This thread is posted weekly - please try to post all relevant US political content in here, such as news, updates, opinion articles, etc. Extremely significant events may warrant a separate topic, but almost all should be posted in here.
This is an inherently political thread; please try to avoid antagonistic arguments and bickering matches. Comment threads that devolve into unproductive arguments may be removed so that the overall topic is able to continue.
From a week ago:
Liberals take over Wisconsin Supreme Court — with major implications for abortion (Politico)
In Tennessee, second expelled Black Democratic lawmaker is reappointed (Washington Post)
China rehearses Taiwan blockade as US deploys destroyer
NPR to quit Twitter after being labelled ‘state-affiliated media’
PBS Joins NPR in Quitting Twitter Over State-Backed Label
Leaker of U.S. secret documents worked on military base, friend says (Washington Post)
It's a long interview with a member of the Discord group that received the classified documents:
I expect it won't be too long before many of them are arrested.
Suspected leaker of top secret Pentagon documents identified (Washington Post)
Bellingcat Twitter thread that links to the New York Times story.