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12:35 PM ET, February 27, 2024


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Inside the Democratic rebellion against Biden over the Gaza war  —  The depth of Democratic Party anger over President Joe Biden's handling of the Gaza war has caught his campaign off guard and could depress support in November's election, according to Reuters interviews with more than a dozen senior party …
Camille Mumford / Emerson Polling:
Wisconsin 2024 Poll: Trump 45%, Biden 42%  —  Home Polls Wisconsin 2024 Poll: Trump 45%, Biden 42%  —  Incumbent Democratic Sen. Baldwin Leads Potential GOP Opponent Hovde, 46% to 39%  —  A new Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey in Wisconsin finds 45% of voters support former President Donald Trump …
Nick Niedzwiadek / Politico:
Teamsters to meet with Biden in mid-March ahead of possible endorsement  —  The union has also interviewed Donald Trump, leading to some concern among Democrats.  —  President Joe Biden will meet with members of the Teamsters on March 12 as the influential union weights its endorsement strategy …
Sophie Gardner / Politico:
The Top Muslim State Lawmaker in Michigan Wants You to Turn on Joe Biden
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Jack Smith Pounds Trump For His Unprecedented Conduct In MAL Case  —  A lot of things happened.  Here are some of the things.  This is TPM's Morning Memo.  —  No One Has Ever Done What Trump Did  —  Special Counsel Jack Smith unleashed a tight, targeted fusillade in the Mar-a-Lago case …
Judge determines Fulton County prosecutor's divorce attorney must return to witness stand in Trump case challenge
Associated Press:
Tennessee House advances bill to ban reappointing lawmakers booted for behavior  —  One of the Legislature's staff attorneys expressed concerns about the bill last week, telling House lawmakers during a committee hearing that it raises constitutional questions.
Jonathan Mattise / ABC News:
Pride flags would be largely banned in Tennessee classrooms in bill advanced by GOP lawmakers  —  The GOP-led Tennessee House has passed a bill that would largely ban displaying pride flags in public school classrooms  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bill that would largely ban displaying pride flags …
Discussion: Fox News and Political Wire
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Schumer: MAGA hard right ‘wants a shutdown’  —  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) ahead of a White House meeting Tuesday called on Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to “reject the MAGA hard right, which wants a shutdown.”  —  Schumer is ramping up his rhetoric ahead of a Tuesday midday meeting …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate GOP fears Speaker Johnson headed toward shutdown wreck
Marc A. Caputo / The Bulwark:
'The numbers right now aren't good.'  —  FOR YEARS, DONALD TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN STAFF struggled to get him to make donor calls and take fundraising seriously.  —  But that was before Trump faced an incumbent president and a primary opponent who was outraising him.
Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
Duckworth to demand vote on IVF bill  —  The bill would establish federal protections that override any state policy restricting IVF access.  —  Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will hold a press conference Tuesday morning demanding a vote on their bill to federally protect …
Washington Post:
The economy is roaring.  Immigration is a key reason.  —  Momentum in the job market picked up aggressively over the past year — all while Washington is deadlocked on a border deal.  —  Immigration has propelled the U.S. job market further than just about anyone expected …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Dave Infante / Popular Information:
Kroger's “nefarious bargain”  —  This is a special joint edition of Popular Information and Fingers, a newsletter about drinking in America by journalist Dave Infante.  Fingers is a must-read for anyone who cares about the business, culture, and chaos of booze.  Sign up HERE.
Greg Olear / PREVAIL:
Project 2025: The “Cowboy Catholic” & the Conservative Counter-Reformation  —  “Mandate for Leadership,” a totalitarian tome produced by the Heritage Foundation and its partners, is a how-to guide for ending the United States as we know it.  —  I. The “Cowboy Catholic”
Shweta Sharma / The Independent:
Sri Lanka ends visas for hundreds of thousands of Russians staying there to avoid war  —  Investigation launched into order asking Russians to leave country amid blacklash over ‘whites only policy’  —  With Maldives Out Sri Lanka Witnesses An Influx Of Indian Tourists - Travel Guide To Sri Lanka
Biden says Israel agrees to stop Gaza attacks for Ramadan as Hamas mulls draft truce proposal  —  Israel and Hamas as well as Qatari mediators all sounded notes of caution on Tuesday about progress towards a truce in Gaza, after U.S. President Joe Biden said he believed a ceasefire could be reached …
Yasmeen Abutaleb / Washington Post:
Biden says temporary cease-fire in Gaza could come next week
Reese Gorman / The Daily Beast:
Letter With White Powder Mailed to Donald Trump Jr.'s Florida Home: Sources  —  Multiple fire trucks and men in hazmat suits were spotted outside Donald Trump Jr.'s home in Jupiter, Florida, on Monday evening. … Multiple fire trucks and men in hazmat suits were spotted outside Donald Trump Jr.'s home …
Zeeshan Aleem / MSNBC:
Nazis at CPAC is a frog-in-boiling-water moment for the right  —  The white supremacist right is penetrating the mainstream right with increasing ease.  —  The Conservative Political Action Conference is the premier gathering of right-wing activists and politicians in America every year …
Julia Mueller / The Hill:
Emhoff unveiling $1.7B in new commitments to Biden anti-hunger initiative  —  Second gentleman Doug Emhoff is unveiling nearly $1.7 billion in new commitments to the Biden administration's efforts to end hunger by the end of the decade.  —  The list includes more than 140 commitments from nonprofits …
Patrick Smith / NBC News:
Mouse-infested warehouse lands Family Dollar Stores with record $41M fine  —  An investigation found “live rodents, dead and decaying rodents, rodent feces, urine and odors,” at a warehouse in Arkansas.  —  Family Dollar Stores was this week ordered to pay $41.6 million for using …
Liz Dye / Above the Law:
Trump Says He's Too Rich To Post Bond In Carroll Defamation Case  —  Bitch better have my money.  —  E. Jean Carroll would like her $83 million dollars, please.  —  On January 26, a jury in Manhattan returned its verdict in the advice columnist's second defamation trial against the former president.
Erin Doherty / Axios:
“Suicide for our country”: Nikki Haley goes scorched earth on Trump … - “This may be his survival mode to pay his legal fees and get out of some sort of legal peril, but this is like suicide for our country,” she said of the former president, who faces 91 criminal counts across four cases.
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Vance: Biden FTC chief is ‘doing a pretty good job’  —  Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) singled out Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan as one of the sole Biden administration members “doing a pretty good job,” citing her work on antitrust enforcement, especially as it relates to tech giants.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Washington Post:
Airman who set self on fire grew up on religious compound, had anarchist past  —  Less than two weeks before Aaron Bushnell walked toward the gates of the Israeli Embassy on Sunday, he and a friend talked by phone about their shared identities as anarchists and what kinds of risks and sacrifices were needed to be effective.
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Elizabeth Becker / Washington Post:
This ex-congressman couldn't take it anymore  —  Elizabeth Becker, a former Post correspondent …
Discussion: Raw Story
Media Working Overtime to Bury Details of Laken Hope Riley's Murder
Zelenskiy In Riyadh For Talks on Path to Ending Russia War
Discussion: Reuters and Fox News
Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:
Trump Media's Impending Merger May Give Him a Financial Lifeline
Discussion: Forbes
NBC News:
For the first time in years, Sen. Graham hasn't introduced a national abortion ban
John Hendrickson / The Atlantic:
A Wild and Dangerous 2024 Experiment
Discussion: Washington Examiner
 Earlier Items: 
The House GOP's defense against hardliners is about to get weaker
Angelo Amante / Reuters:
Italy's Meloni suffers setback as centre-left claims Sardinia election win
Discussion: Bloomberg
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
DC court backs Clark's bid to block subpoena from bar investigators
Discussion: Raw Story and The Federalist
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
GOP Rep. Scott Perry Wants to Cancel Biden's SOTU Address Over Border
Lil Kalish / HuffPost:
Students Walk Out Of Oklahoma High School To Protest Nex Benedict's Death
Dasha Litvinova / Associated Press:
Navalny aides say the Russian opposition leader was close to being freed before his death
Washington Post:
Judge orders Biden informant Alexander Smirnov to remain in jail

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Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

Matthew Keys / The Desk:
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