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NBC News:
Trump seeks 30-day delay in enforcement of damages in New York civil fraud case  —  Judge Arthur Engoron ordered the former president and the Trump Organization to pay over $354 million in damages.  —  An attorney for Donald Trump has asked New York Judge Arthur Engoron for a 30-day delay …
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Jordy Meiselas / MeidasTouch:
Judge Engoron Denies Trump's Attempt To Stay $350+ Million Judgment  —  The short ruling came in the form of an email  —  That was quick!  Despite Donald Trump's attempt to delay the enforcement of the $350+ million civil fraud judgment, Judge Arthur Engoron has denied Trump's request in a short email to his attorney Clifford Robert.
Kelly Garrity / Politico:
‘Assholes come and go’: Trump isn't the future, Sununu says  —  “It won't be his party forever. ...  It just won't,” Sununu said.  —  The future of the Republican Party isn't Donald Trump, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday.  —  “It won't be his party forever.  Right?  It just won't.
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times and NBC News
Al Weaver / The Hill:
Fetterman to Democrats criticizing Biden: ‘Get your MAGA hat’  —  Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) panned Democrats who are upping their criticisms of President Biden ahead of the November election, saying they might as well don a “MAGA hat.”  —  Fetterman noted during an interview an uptick …
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Andrew Solender / Axios:
Biden calls congressional Republicans “worse” than Strom Thurmond
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Michigan may soon show just how badly Biden's cease-fire stance is hurting him
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
‘More than stupidity’: Analyst claims Comer was willing to use Russian lies against Biden  —  House Oversight Chair James Comer's seeming lack of embarrassment after his key witness in the drive to impeach President Joe Biden turned out to be a now-accused liar who the Department of Justice claims …
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Ron Filipkowski / MeidasTouch:
House GOP Quietly Deletes Russian Disinformation from Impeachment Website
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
James Comer and Tucker Carlson aren't fooled by Russian lies — they're complicit
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Alabama's I.V.F. Ruling Shows Our Slide Toward Theocracy  —  If you don't think this country is sliding toward theocracy, you're not paying attention.  —  The drumbeat of incidents moving us ever closer to the seemingly inescapable future is so steady and frequent that we've developed outrage fatigue — we've grown numb.
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Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Tuberville acknowledges ‘hard’ situation for women after Alabama IVF ruling
Tara Suter / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton warns birth control is ‘next’ after Alabama IVF ruling
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Alabama infertility clinic stops offering IVF, fearing prosecution
NBC News:
President Biden to meet with Alexei Navalny's widow and daughter  —  The previously unreported meeting with Yulia Navalnaya in California is planned for Thursday, less than a week after the Russian opposition leader's death.  —  President Joe Biden plans to meet with the widow of Alexei Navalny …
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Tesfaye Negussie / ABC News:
School punishment for Black student's hair is legal in CROWN Act lawsuit, judge rules  —  The CROWN Act prohibits race-based hair discrimination.  —  In this Sept. 18, 2023, file photo, Darryl George, a 17-year-old junior, walks across the street to go into Barbers Hill High School after serving …
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Lexi Lonas / The Hill:
Black teenager suspended over dreadlocks in Texas heads to court in CROWN Act case
Discussion: CBS News, NBC News and ABC13
David Sirota / The Lever:
Sirota's Signals: Yes, $13,000 Per Hour  —  How does the fine print of a government report expose the real reason billionaires hate the IRS?  What are regulators telling us about our credit card bills?  Why is dopamine ruining our society?  Where are lawmakers refusing to ban assault weapons, but looking into banning cold beer?
Wendy Williams:
Wendy Williams Diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia and Dementia  —  On behalf of Wendy Williams Hunter, her care team is sharing this very personal update with her cherished fans, friends, and supporters to correct inaccurate and hurtful rumors about her health.
ABC News:
AT&T outage prompts urgent investigation into possible cyberattack: Sources  —  AT&T says their network is now 75% restored.  —  FILE PHOTO: The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019.
Praveena Somasundaram / Washington Post:
Mike Lindell must pay man $5M in ‘Prove Mike Wrong’ challenge, judge says  —  In 2021, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell offered $5 million to anyone who could disprove his claim that he had data showing voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.  —  Now, he must pay a 64-year-old from Nevada that award …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
A Bigger Story Than You Can Possibly Imagine  —  I know that's a big headline that promises a lot.  But I think it's true.  David has a good rundown of the events in the Morning Memo.  But I want to do my best to set them out on a larger canvas that goes back to the “Hunter Biden laptop” …
US Department of Justice:
Task Force KleptoCapture Announces Array of New Charges, Arrests, and Forfeiture Proceedings in Advance of Second Anniversary of Illegal Invasion of Ukraine  —  For Immediate Release  —  United States seeks forfeiture of $2.5 million in luxury properties, makes two arrests …
Mia McCarthy / Politico:
Polis won't rule out a 2028 presidential bid  —  “I'm focused on being governor of Colorado,” Polis said.  —  Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday did not rule out a 2028 presidential bid when pressed about his future plans during POLITICO's Governors Summit.
Nathan Layne / Reuters:
Lara Trump says RNC needs to raise $500 million, sees interest in paying Trump legal fees  —  Lara Trump, who Donald Trump has endorsed to be the new co-chair of the Republican National Committee, said on Wednesday that the organization needed to raise $500 million for the 2024 general election …
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Michelle L. Price / Associated Press:
Lara Trump says she thinks GOP voters would like to see RNC pay Donald Trump's legal fees
Robert Frank / CNBC:
Tax evasion by millionaires and billionaires tops $150 billion a year, says IRS chief  — The nation's millionaires and billionaires are evading more than $150 billion a year in taxes, according to the head of the Internal Revenue Service.  — The IRS, with billion of dollars in new funding …
Tessa Stuart / Rolling Stone:
Journalist Tim Burke Indicted For Leaking Tucker Carlson Clips That Embarrassed Fox News  —  The clips, which included unaired, antisemitic remarks by Kanye West, were published by Vice and Media Matters  —  TIM BURKE, A freelance journalist and media consultant, has been charged with 14 federal crimes, including conspiracy.
New York Times:
Inside the G.O.P.'s State Party Problem  —  Financial woes and other issues in state parties in crucial swing states such as Arizona and Michigan have caused deepening concern among top Republican officials.  —  State Republican parties in roughly half of the most important battleground states …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Exclusive: N.Y. Times reporters plan fall exposé on Trump's taxes … - “I remember watching Joe Biden's inauguration and seeing Donald Trump and his family leave Washington for Mar-a-Lago,” Craig says. … - “We have spent the last three years building upon our prior reporting.
Edith Olmsted / The Daily Beast:
Ken Buck Says Republicans Ignored Warning About Biden Impeachment Witness  —  ‘WE WERE WARNED’  —  Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) said that the testimony of the FBI's now-discredited star witness in Joe Biden's impeachment came with a disclaimer—one which many Republicans ignored, according to The Hill.
Politico:
Playbook: What the GOP would prefer not to discuss  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WITH ENDORSERS LIKE THESE — Florida Gov. RON DeSANTIS privately criticized DONALD TRUMP and said he wouldn't be Trump's running mate on a call first obtained by the N.Y. Post's Diana Glebova.
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Brandi Buchman / Law & Crime:
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Matt Shuham / HuffPost:
Federal Judge Ominously Warns That Trump Won't Accept Defeat In 2024
Discussion: Raw Story and WGN-TV
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Warns Russia Not to Deploy Nuclear-Armed Space Weapon
Discussion: Political Wire
Henry Carnell / Mother Jones:
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emptywheel:
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Discussion: Mediaite
Thomas Barrabi / New York Post:
‘Absurdly woke’: Google's AI chatbot spits out ‘diverse’ images of Founding Fathers, popes, Vikings
Stephen Robinson / Public Notice:
From anti-anti-Putin to openly pro-Putin
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Dispatch
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Abortion Shield Laws: A New War Between the States
 

 
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
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