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7:35 AM ET, February 11, 2024


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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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
The Guardian:
Donald Trump says he would encourage Russia to attack Nato allies who pay too little  —  Remarks by former president and presumptive 2024 Republican nominee described as ‘unhinged’ by the White House  —  Seeking a second presidency as the Republicans' presumptive 2024 White House nominee …
Shamim Adam / Bloomberg:
White House Calls Trump's Remarks About NATO Allies ‘Appalling’  — Ex-president suggests repercussions for delinquent countries  — Biden administration says GOP frontrunner endangers security  —  The White House pushed back against Donald Trump's claim that he told NATO leaders …
Discussion: Fox News
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Says He'd Encourage Russia to Attack NATO Allies Who Don't Pay
Discussion: New York Times and The Hill
Trump attacks Haley for absence of her husband, who is deployed
Tara Suter / The Hill:
Rosendale says he still loves Trump, despite endorsement of opponent
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.
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
Inside the White House's fight to defend Biden's fitness
Heather Cox Richardson / Letters from an American:
February 9, 2024  —  Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Hur, appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Christina Goldbaum / New York Times:
Shocking Opposition Victory Throws Pakistan Into Chaos  —  The party of Imran Khan, the jailed former prime minister, took the most seats, humiliating the country's military rulers and creating a political crisis.  —  The party of the imprisoned former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Kahn …
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