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Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday called for whistleblower Chelsea Manning to be released on bail from her current detention in solitary confinement. Manning was jailed on March 8 after refusing to testify before a grand jury about Wikileaks. On March 23, “Chelsea Resists,” a group supporting Manning, said she was being held alone in her cell for 22 hours a day, and had been since the 8th. On Monday, Manning’s lawyers argued in a court filing that her confinement was in itself “punitive” and “an incurable due process violation that necessitates her release.”

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As a faulty chyron flashed on screen a few minutes past 6:00 a.m. ET Sunday, Fox News’ Pete Hegseth reported the real news: that Trump “announced yesterday, and the State Department confirmed, that we will be cutting aid payments to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.”

A Fox News spokesperson pointed TPM to an on-air correction from Fox News’ Ed Henry a few hours after the error: “Now we want to clarify and correct something that happened earlier in the show,” Henry said. “We had an inaccurate graphic onscreen while taking about this very story. We just want to be clear, the funding is being cut off to the three Central American countries. We apologize for the error – it never should’ve happened.”)

H/t Brian Stelter

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