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10:25 AM ET, February 28, 2024

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Biden won the Michigan primary decisively — but not by enough to calm Democratic angst  —  President Joe Biden scored a decisive win in the Michigan primary on Tuesday evening, clearing an organized protest vote against his handling of the Israel-Hamas war though not necessarily by enough to calm Democratic jitters.
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Washington Post:
Biden wins Michigan primary but faces notable showing by ‘uncommitted’  —  Activists urged Democrats to vote ‘uncommitted’ to register a protest of Biden's handling of the Gaza war  —  President Biden won Michigan's Democratic primary on Tuesday but faced a notable challenge from voters selecting …
Politico:
Playbook: The message from Michigan  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE BIG CAMPAIGN NEWS YOU MISSED — “Super PAC supporting RFK Jr. says it has gathered enough signatures to put him on ballot in Arizona, Georgia,” by CNN's Aaron Pellish
Adam Wren / Politico:
Trump tried to ignore Haley.  He barely lasted a day.  —  The former president was back to his old ways in no time.  —  For a full 24 hours on Saturday, Donald Trump did not mention Nikki Haley by name, ignoring her both in a freewheeling address to the Conservative Political Action Conference …
New York Times:
Michigan Primary Takeaways: ‘Uncommitted’ Makes Itself Heard  —  President Biden endured a protest vote, Donald Trump fended off Nikki Haley again, and both may face challenges with their party coalitions as they start to look toward November.  —  Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Donald J. Trump won …
Elena Moore / NPR:
The push to vote ‘uncommitted’ to Biden in Michigan exceeds goal
David Lindsey / Axios:
Four big takeaways from Michigan's Democratic and GOP primaries
Max Gowins / Decision Desk HQ:
Michigan Presidential Primary Results
Joshua Zitser / Business Insider:
Lauren Boebert's son was arrested over a spate of thefts as his mom tries to convince voters to look past her chaotic family life  — Lauren Boebert's son Tyler Boebert was arrested on Tuesday afternoon.  — He's facing 22 charges in connection with a series of crimes in Rifle, Colorado.
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Hannah Hickman / KJCT-TV:
Lauren Boebert's son arrested, faces 22 charges  —  GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Lauren Boebert's 18-year-old son was arrested in Garfield County February 27, 2024, and faces 22 charges.  —  According to the Rifle Police Department's Facebook page Tyler Boebert was arrested at around 2:30 in the afternoon.
Discussion: HuffPost and The Daily Caller
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Lauren Boebert's Son, 18, Busted Over Wild Alleged Crime Wave  —  Tyler Boebert faces a total of 22 charges after a “string of vehicle trespass and property thefts.”  —  Rep. Lauren Boebert's son was arrested Tuesday and now faces 22 charges relating to an alleged crime wave in Colorado, authorities said.
Discussion: NBC News, Raw Story and Political Wire
Lisa Needham / Public Notice:
They're coming for birth control next  —  Banning IVF is a natural result of anti-choice zealots running the GOP, and they won't stop there. … Earlier this month, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an opinion, complete with a wildly theocratic concurrence from Chief Justice Thomas Parker …
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Sarah Lipton-Lubet / Slate:
Republicans' Absurdist Reproductive Policies Are Coming for Us All
Discussion: Associated Press
Jonathan Vanian / NBC News:
Biden to issue executive order aimed at protecting Americans' sensitive data from China and other ‘hostile countries’  —  The measure targets the business of selling people's personal information, which the White House said could be used “to track Americans (including military service members) …
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Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Limit Sales of Americans' Personal Data to China, Other Adversaries
Discussion: The Register
Robert Legare / CBS News:
White House, Justice Department unveil new plan to protect personal data from China and Russia
Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
Williamson ‘unsuspending’ presidential campaign  —  Author Marianne Williamson announced Wednesday that she is “unsuspending” her presidential campaign, claiming American voters are “watching a car crash in slow motion” with the current candidates.  —  “Hey, I have an important announcement to make.
Discussion: Axios, Washington Examiner and Fox News
Lourdes A. Rivera / HuffPost:
What the Alabama Supreme Court's Decision Says About Our Failing Democracy  —  The high court ruling that the “wrongful death of a minor” law could be applied to an embryo created through in vitro fertilization is another extremist strategy in the criminalization of pregnant people.
Discussion: Ms. Magazine
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
How the Senate G.O.P. Scored a Top Recruit and Widened Its Path to a Majority  —  The recruitment of Larry Hogan in Maryland served as a capstone to months of quiet success for Senate Republicans, after years of recruiting disappointments.  —  Larry Hogan might not be running for Senate …
Discussion: The Hill and Plain Dealer
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Andrew Solender / Axios:
Mike Johnson cornered at “intense” White House meeting … - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Johnson “said unequivocally he wants to avoid a government shutdown.”  — “We made it clear that means not letting any of the ... appropriations bills lapse, which means you need some [stopgap bills],” Schumer added.
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Russell Contreras / Axios:
Poll: Most Americans cool to Christian nationalism as its influence grows … - This once-fringe ideology has become prevalent in some deeply red states at a time when the nation overall is increasingly diverse and less religious. … - In California, New York and Virginia …
Financial Times:
Leaked Russian military files reveal criteria for nuclear strike  —  Doctrine for tactical nuclear weapons outlined in training scenarios for an invasion by China  —  Vladimir Putin's forces have rehearsed using tactical nuclear weapons at an early stage of conflict with a major world power …
Reuters:
Federal judge in Texas rules congressional passage of 2022 spending bill unconstitutional  —  The judge called the scope of his ruling “limited,” and said it did not block all of the spending law.  —  A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday ruled that a $1.7 trillion government funding bill …
Samantha Cole / 404 Media:
Tumblr and WordPress to Sell Users' Data to Train AI Tools  —  Join the newsletter to get the latest updates.  —  Success  —  Great!  Check your inbox and click the link.  —  Error  —  Please enter a valid email address.  —  🖥️
Craig Mauger / The Detroit News:
Judge finds Kristina Karamo was removed as Michigan GOP chairwoman  —  Grand Rapids — A Kent County Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday that Kristina Karamo had been removed as the Michigan Republican Party's chairwoman on Jan. 6 and barred her from continuing to assert that she holds the position.
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Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Judge rules against Kristina Karamo in messy Michigan GOP leadership dispute
Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:
Starbucks Stops Opposing Its Baristas' Union  —  In a historic breakthrough, Starbucks and its workers announce they've come together.  —  Starbucks Workers United buttons from a watch party of the first union election in Buffalo on December 9, 2021  —  “This is what we've always wanted …
Virginia Chamlee / People:
4 Times Melania and Donald Trump Clashed at the White House, According to New Book  —  A historical book about U.S. first ladies claims that while Melania was always publicly supportive of her husband during his presidency, the two often disagreed behind the scenes
 
 
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MSNBC:
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Controversial Ohio GOP congressional candidate considers dropping out (again)
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
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