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3:25 AM ET, February 27, 2024


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Bill / Associated Press:
Donald Trump appeals $454 million judgment in New York civil fraud case  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has appealed his $454 million New York civil fraud judgment, challenging a judge's finding that Trump lied about his wealth as he grew the real estate empire that launched him to stardom and the presidency.
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Trump's plan to use Judge Cannon to block Judge Chutkan and avoid trial  —  Former President Donald Trump's lawyers see a major opportunity this week to use his criminal document mishandling case in Florida to create an impasse on his calendar for the two federal judges overseeing his major criminal cases.
Liz Dye / Above the Law:
Trump Says He's Too Rich To Post Bond In Carroll Defamation Case
Discussion: Raw Story
The Independent:
Letitia James live tweets $114,000 daily interest charges on Trump's $464m fraud ruling
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 …
NBC News:
Donald Trump Jr. receives death threat and white powder in envelope at Florida home  —  A spokesperson for the former president's son said that test results of the substance were inconclusive, but that authorities did not believe it was deadly.  —  Authorities in Palm Beach County responded …
The Hill:
Trump seeks to block Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen from testifying at NY hush money trial  —  Former President Trump's lawyers in his hush-money case on Monday demanded a New York judge block key witnesses from testifying in Trump's first criminal trial set to begin next month.
ABC News:
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg asks for gag order in Trump hush money case after dozens of threats
New York Times:
In Trump Criminal Case, Manhattan D.A. Asks for Gag Order Before Trial
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
GOP Rep. Scott Perry Wants to Cancel Biden's SOTU Address Over Border  —  “There's no reason that we need to invite him to get more propaganda,” Perry said, even though Biden accepted the House Speaker's invitation seven weeks ago.  —  Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) suggested Monday …
Exclusive: Key figure in fake electors plot concealed damning posts on secret Twitter account from investigators  —  Kenneth Chesebro, the right-wing attorney who helped devise the Trump campaign's fake electors plot in 2020, concealed a secret Twitter account from Michigan prosecutors …
Yasmeen Abutaleb / Washington Post:
Biden says temporary cease-fire in Gaza could come next week  —  Negotiators have been working for months to secure a deal to release more than 100 Israeli hostages  —  President Biden on Monday said he hoped a deal between Israel and Hamas could emerge as soon as next week …
New York Times:
Biden Says He's Hopeful for a Gaza Cease-Fire Within a Week
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Jack Smith says Trump's handling of classified docs was far worse than Biden's  —  In a new filing in Trump's Florida case, Smith cited Robert Hur's report on Joe Biden's retention of classified material.  —  Special counsel Jack Smith said Monday that President Joe Biden's handling …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
DC court backs Clark's bid to block subpoena from bar investigators
Discussion: Raw Story and The Federalist
New York Times:
Ex-F.B.I. Informant to Be Held in Custody Indefinitely, Judge Says
Lil Kalish / HuffPost:
Students Walk Out Of Oklahoma High School To Protest Nex Benedict's Death  —  Dozens of students at Owasso High said that they believe the school has not responded adequately to the 16-year-old's death and that a culture of bullying persists.  —  Dozens of students at Owasso High School …
Zelensky says Trump doesn't understand Putin because he has never fought him  —  Former US President Donald Trump will be “against Americans” if he chooses to support Russia over Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky told CNN Sunday, in a stark warning as his country enters a third year of full-scale war.
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:   Russia looms over yet another Trump presidential campaign
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Fani Willis slammed with harassing calls after Trump lawyer puts contact info in court doc  —  Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade were slammed with harassing phone calls over the weekend after one of former President Donald Trump's attorneys put …
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
Justices question Texas and Florida efforts to restrict social media companies  —  On Monday, over nearly four hours of oral arguments, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether Florida and Texas can — with slightly different laws — mandate that social media companies change …
Washington Post:
Live updates Justices appear skeptical of Texas, Florida social media laws
Shannon Rousseau / The Hill:
Pregnant women can't get divorced in Missouri.  Here's why  —  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (WDAF) - As it stands, Missouri judges cannot legally finalize a divorce if a woman is pregnant.  —  Three other states have similar laws: Texas, Arizona, and Arkansas.  While a pregnant woman can still file …
Moira Donegan / The Guardian:
Alabama is using the notion that embryos are people to surveil and harass women  —  Even before the court ruled in favor of this vulgar fiction, state authorities relied on the concept to intimidate and jail women  —  Something that's important to remember about last week's ruling …
Discussion: Slate
Dasha Litvinova / Associated Press:
Navalny aides say the Russian opposition leader was close to being freed before his death  —  Associates of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday that talks were underway shortly before his death to exchange him for a Russian imprisoned in Germany.  —  “Alexei Navalny could have been sitting here now, today.
Adam Rubenstein / The Atlantic:
I Was a Heretic at The New York Times  —  I did what I was hired to do, and I paid for it.  —  On one of my first days at The New York Times, I went to an orientation with more than a dozen other new hires.  We had to do an icebreaker: Pick a Starburst out of a jar and then answer a question.
Angelo Amante / Reuters:
Italy's Meloni suffers setback as centre-left claims Sardinia election win  —  Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is set for her first regional election loss since winning power in 2022 after a centre-left candidate appeared to have won the vote for the president of Sardinia, partial results showed on Tuesday.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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