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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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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: Althouse and Talking Points Memo
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 …
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.
Kelly Garrity / Politico:
‘Enough to make Reagan ill’: Trump's NATO remarks under fire  —  “Honestly this seems kinda important,” said Sen. Brian Schatz.  —  Democrats and some Republicans were quick to condemn Donald Trump after the former president said Saturday night he would “encourage” Russia to attack …
David Cohen / Politico:
Rubio declines to criticize Trump over comments on Haley's husband  —  “It's just part of these campaign cycles,” he said.  —  Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday declined to condemn former President Donald Trump for his rhetoric Saturday about the husband of Republican rival Nikki Haley, a National Guard officer now deployed overseas.
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 …
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 …
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
Discussion: Reuters and HuffPost
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Says He'd Encourage Russia to Attack NATO Allies Who Don't Pay
Discussion: New York Times
Ron Filipkowski / MeidasTouch:   Trump Says He Will Refuse to Honor NATO Treaty
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.
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Politico:
Playbook: ‘Wild’ and ‘dangerous’ Trump upstages ‘elderly’ Biden  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Yesterday, we laid out the case many prominent Democrats and JOE BIDEN-supporting editorialists are making for the president to exit his …
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Axios:
Inside the White House's fight to defend Biden's fitness
Washington Post:
Biden moving closer to a breach with Netanyahu over war in Gaza  —  Some of Biden's aides are urging him to publicly criticize the Israeli prime minister as casualties mount  —  President Biden and his top aides are closer to a breach with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …
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.
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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