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Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
Trump Encourages Putin to Attack NATO Members  —  At a rally on Saturday, the former president announced he would tell the Russians “to do whatever the hell they want” to states delinquent in their bills.  —  Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States and the presumptive Republican nominee …
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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 …
Edward Helmore / The Guardian:
Trump says he would encourage Russia to attack Nato allies who pay too little  —  Republican senator Marco Rubio seeks to downplay meaning of remarks as White House describes them as ‘unhinged’  —  A Republican senator has sought to calm rising European security anxieties created by Donald Trump …
Discussion: The Hill and Althouse
Michael Gold / New York Times:
Trump Says He Gave NATO Allies Warning: Pay In or He'd Urge Russian Aggression  —  Speaking in Conway, S.C., Donald J. Trump said as president he'd told NATO allies that he would urge Russian aggression against countries that owed the military alliance money.
David Jackson / USA Today:
Donald Trump threatens NATO, says he would ‘encourage’ Russia to ‘do whatever the hell they want’  —  Former President Donald Trump again stirred fears about the future of NATO by suggesting he might not come to the aid of European nations if they're attacked by Russia − and might even …
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 …
Marianne LeVine / Washington Post:
Trump suggests he'd disregard NATO treaty, urge Russian attacks on allies  —  GOP front-runner said he encouraged Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to member countries he views as not spending enough on own defense.  —  CONWAY, S.C. — Former president Donald Trump ramped up his attacks …
Shamim Adam / Bloomberg:
NATO Joins White House in Rejecting Trump's Remarks on Alliance  — Republican suggests repercussions for delinquent countries  — Biden administration says GOP frontrunner endangers security  —  NATO's top official joined the White House in slamming comments by Donald Trump …
Discussion: Fox News
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Is Strongest GOP Leader Standing as Johnson, McConnell Take Flak  —  House and Senate Republicans grumble and feud as nomination front-runner gains power  —  WASHINGTON—A flurry of drama over the past week on and off Capitol Hill has made it clear that Republicans currently have just one dominant leader: Donald Trump.
Discussion: HuffPost
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: NBC News
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Says He'd Encourage Russia to Attack NATO Allies Who Don't Pay
Discussion: New York Times
CNN:
Trump attacks Haley for absence of her husband, who is deployed
Meredith Deliso / ABC News:
Overwhelming majority of Americans think Biden is too old for another term: POLL  —  A majority also think Trump is too old for a second term.  —  President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 6, 2024.
Discussion: Associated Press, HuffPost and Politico
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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.
Rebecca Davis O'Brien / New York Times:
Why the Age Issue Is Hurting Biden So Much More Than Trump
Discussion: nationalinterest.org
Axios:
Inside the White House's fight to defend Biden's fitness
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.
Lori Rozsa / Washington Post:
How anarchists in North Carolina rescued books banned in Florida  —  A bookshop in left-leaning Asheville is now sending children's books back to the Sunshine State  —  ASHEVILLE, N.C. — When the managers of a small bookstore in this Appalachian mountain town received a call …
Todd Richmond / Associated Press:
Mike Gallagher Won't Seek Reelection After Refusal To Impeach Homeland Security Chief  —  U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher says he won't run for a fifth term in Congress.  —  LOADING  —  U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, a key Republican Congressman who has spearheaded House pushback against the Chinese government …
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