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8:35 PM ET, February 24, 2024

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Ben Goggin / NBC News:
Nazis mingle openly at CPAC, spreading antisemitic conspiracy theories and finding allies  —  The presence of the individuals has been a persistent issue at CPAC, and in previous years, conference organizers have ejected well known nazis and white supremacists, such as Nick Fuentes.
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Prominent Republican Seeks to Shield the Party From Paying Trump's Legal Bills  —  Henry Barbour, a veteran R.N.C. member, is mounting a long-shot bid to keep the former president from taking control of the committee in order to block it from paying for his lawsuits.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Dispatch
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Siddhartha Deb / New Republic:
They Came, They Saw, They Left Early: Trump Stumps in South Carolina  —  There are monsters to be found everywhere, even if they were not immediately visible outside Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, South Carolina, at 10 am on a Friday morning.  It had been pouring on the drive from Columbia …
Discussion: Rolling Stone and WLT Report
NBC News:
Draft RNC resolution would slow the party's embrace of Trump as the nominee  —  A second resolution would bar the RNC from paying the former president's legal bills.  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — A prominent Republican National Committee member is proposing two resolutions that would put …
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Trump says Black voters like him more because of his indictments and mug shot  —  The GOP candidate tells a group of Black conservatives: 'I'm being indicted for you, the Black population'  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former President Trump sought to appeal to Black voters on Friday night …
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Cheyanne M. Daniels / The Hill:
Black leaders, DNC blast Trump for ‘racist’ comments  —  Black leaders are condemning former President Trump's recent comments about Black voters as “racist.”  —  Speaking at the Black Conservative Federation (BCF) annual gala in South Carolina on Friday, Trump said his legal woes have earned …
NBC News:
Trump says ‘the Black people’ like him because he's been ‘discriminated against’ in the legal system
Kelly McClure / Salon:
Oklahoma senator calls LGBTQ+ people “filth” while commenting on death of Nex Benedict  —  At a legislative forum on Friday, Sen. Tom Woods emphasized the moral and Christian fortitude he aims to represent  —  During a legislative forum in Oklahoma on Friday sponsored by the Tahlequah Area Chamber …
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Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
How ‘Libs of TikTok’ became a powerful presence in Oklahoma schools  —  The owner of the far-right social media account, who sits on a state advisory panel, has drawn attention since the death of a nonbinary student near Tulsa  —  LOS ANGELES — Far-right activist Chaya Raichik splits …
Brody Levesque / Washington Blade:
Okla. lawmaker describes LGBTQ people as ‘filth’  —  State Sen. Tom Woods made comment on Friday  —  Republican Oklahoma state Sen. Tom Woods took part in a public legislative panel forum on Friday, during which the panel was asked by a constituent about the death of Nex Benedict …
Discussion: Oklahoma Voice, Twitchy and KFOR-TV
Brian Karem / Salon:
Joe Biden gives the media a desperately needed lesson about Donald Trump  —  The president has to break the news to journalists that Trump plans to jail us  —  The most disturbing thing I've ever heard a president say did not come from Donald Trump.  —  It came from Joe Biden.
Discussion: NPR, Raw Story and Mediaite
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
‘Trump appears to be showing gross signs of dementia’: Expert points to new evidence  —  According to psychologist Dr. John Gartner, formerly of Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Donald Trump's slurring and inability to sometimes formulate complete sentences appears to be a sign …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo and Salon
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Former U.S. spies warned in 2020 that the Hunter Biden scandal had Russian fingerprints.  They feel vindicated now.  —  The Justice Department said this week that informant Alexander Smirnov invented a story about $5 million bribes paid to Joe and Hunter Biden and is also “peddling new lies.”
Discussion: Raw Story, delawareonline and Breitbart
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Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
Kristi Noem and Vivek Ramaswamy Are CPAC's Choices for Trump's Running Mate  —  The conservative gathering's straw poll is hardly predictive, but it can show which way political winds are gusting on the far right.  —  Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota and the entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy tied …
Politico:
The West tried to crush Russia's economy.  Why hasn't it worked?  —  From an unenforced oil price cap to rogue countries teaming up, Moscow is exploiting the West's weaknesses.  —  Oil income: slashed.  Oligarchs' assets: frozen.  Access to weapons: choked.
Stephanie Mencimer / Mother Jones:
Being Denied a Press Pass at CPAC Was the Best Way to Cover the Conference  —  This is what happened when MAGA people thought I was one of them.  —  I've attended the Conservative Political Action Conference almost yearly since 2009, always as a credentialed reporter.
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Mike Allen / Axios:
Exclusive — Dark Trump at CPAC: “Biden's fast track to hell”
 
 
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