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9:45 PM ET, February 10, 2024

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Just Security:
The Real “Robert Hur Report” (Versus What You Read in the News)  —  How the Special Counsel report has been misinterpreted  —  The Special Counsel Robert Hur report has been grossly mischaracterized by the press.  The report finds that the evidence of a knowing, willful violation of the criminal laws is wanting.
Discussion: PolitiFact and CNN
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Jonathan Alter / OLD GOATS with Jonathan Alter:
Surviving Biden's Brain Freezes  —  As regular readers know, I've spent the last two years arguing here and in The New York Times that President Biden should not run for reelection.  Doing so is selfish, short-sighted in terms of securing his legacy, and wrong-headed, as he has admitted …
Rebecca Davis O'Brien / New York Times:
Why the Age Issue Is Hurting Biden So Much More Than Trump  —  Both Donald J. Trump and President Biden are elderly men.  But voters are much less likely to worry that Mr. Trump is too old to serve.  —  Donald J. Trump has praised Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, for his leadership of Turkey …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., Raw Story and USA Today
Josh Meyer / USA Today:
Did special counsel cross the line in bashing Biden's memory?  Even some Republicans think so  —  WASHINGTON - Did Special Counsel Robert Hur cross the line when he attacked President Joe Biden's mental acuity in a report that was supposed to be about the mishandling of classified documents?
Filip Timotija / The Hill:
Former FBI official: Similarities between Biden and Hillary Clinton reports ‘nauseating’  —  Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe argued Friday that the special counsel's report on President Biden's retention of classified documents while vice president has “nauseating similarities” …
Axios:
Inside the White House's fight to defend Biden's fitness
Dan McLaughlin / New York Post:
It's time for a serious talk about Veep Kamala Harris . . .
Lauran Neergaard / Associated Press:
Verbal gaffe or sign of trouble? Mixing up names like Biden and Trump have done is pretty common
Politico:   Can Biden emerge from his ‘cocoon’?
New York Times:
In Private Remarks to Arab Americans, Biden Aide Expresses Regrets on Gaza
Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
Trump argues he should ‘not be charged’ in classified docs case if Biden isn't
Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Trump Says He Might ‘Encourage’ Russia To Attack NATO Allies  —  “You gotta pay your bills,” said the former president notorious for not paying his own bills.  —  LOADING  —  Former President Donald Trump delivered an alarming message to U.S. allies during a Saturday rally where he outlined …
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NBC News:
Trump asks about whereabouts of Haley's husband, who's serving overseas  —  Michael Haley deployed with the South Carolina National Guard last year.  —  CONWAY, South Carolina — Former President Donald Trump made a fresh jab at his GOP opponent Nikki Haley's husband during a rally Saturday afternoon …
Ron Filipkowski / MeidasTouch:
Trump Says He Will Refuse to Honor NATO Treaty  —  Said enemies can “do whatever the hell they want”  —  At every rally, Trump loves to tell the story that references the only thing he knows about global security - the transactional relationship we have with our NATO allies.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Tara Suter / The Hill:
Rosendale says he still loves Trump, despite endorsement of opponent
Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
Wisconsin Rep. Gallagher will not seek reelection  —  Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) announced Saturday that he will not seek reelection this fall after four terms in office.  —  Gallagher, the chair of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, released a statement via social media …
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Lawrence Andrea / Journal Sentinel:
U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, Wisconsin Republican and China hawk, will not seek re-election
Daniel Han / Politico:
Andy Kim sinks first lady Tammy Murphy in NJ Senate race's first Democratic convention  —  His victory shows he can get support of the rank-and-file Democrats he'll need to overcome Tammy Murphy's advantages.  —  LONG BRANCH, New Jersey — Rep. Andy Kim on Saturday won by a wide margin …
Slate:
A State Supreme Court Just Issued Another Devastating Rebuke of the U.S. Supreme Court  —  The Hawaii Supreme Court handed down a unanimous opinion on Wednesday declaring that its state constitution grants individuals absolutely no right to keep and bear arms outside the context of military service.
Patrick Iber / New Republic:
MAGA Warms to a Murderous Chilean Dictator … Anthony D'Esposito, a congressman from New York, posted a picture on X last week of an undocumented immigrant flashing two middle fingers after being arraigned for allegedly assaulting two NYPD officers.  “We feel the same way about you,” D'Esposito wrote.
Discussion: Resolute Square
Phillip Inman / The Guardian:
The hard truth is that Britain's entrepreneurs simply don't innovate  —  Billions in tax relief is showered on UK small businesses in the belief that they are transforming the economy.  They aren't  —  Entrepreneurs are a false god.  We offer them billions of pounds' worth of tax breaks and subsidies …
 
 
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