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12:30 PM ET, March 1, 2024


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Greg Sargent / New Republic:
Liz Cheney Nukes the Supreme Court Over Trump Delay—and Hands Dems a Weapon  —  In the wake of the Supreme Court agreeing to hear Donald Trump's demand for absolute immunity from prosecution—potentially delaying his insurrection-related trial until after the election—Democrats …
Jeremiah Poff / Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden should hope Trump wins his immunity case  —  The Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will hear former President Donald Trump's appeal in his Jan. 6 criminal case arguing that he has immunity from prosecution for his actions during his time as president.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Megan Lebowitz / NBC News:
Nikki Haley calls for all Trump legal cases to be ‘dealt with’ before November  —  The Republican presidential candidate's comments came in an interview with NBC News' “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker in Virginia.  —  Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley …
Rolling Stone:
Trump's Team ‘Literally Popping Champagne’ Over Supreme Court Taking Up Immunity Claim
CBS News:
Trump, special counsel back in federal court in classified documents case
Kathleen Culliton / Raw Story:
‘Visible cringe’: Serviceman scowls amid Trump rant on 'people who don't speak languages'
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
How the Biden-Trump Border Visits Revealed a Deeper Divide
Justin Green / Axios:
“Join me,” Biden tells Trump
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Massive Gift to Trump
Erin Doherty / Axios:
Jack Smith seeks July 8 trial start date in Trump classified documents case
Lee Kovarsky / New York Times:
Trump Should Lose. But the Supreme Court Should Still Clarify Immunity.
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
CVS and Walgreens Will Begin Selling Abortion Pills This Month  —  The pill mifepristone will be available with a prescription at pharmacy counters in a few states to start.  —  The two largest pharmacy chains in the United States will start dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone this month …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Hunter Biden's point-by-point rebuttal of allegations against his father  —  It has been abundantly clear for months that the House Republican case suggesting that President Biden was corruptly involved in his son Hunter's business engagements was a function of frenzied cherry-picking.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Hunter Biden gives House Republicans the rebuttal they didn't want  —  Hunter Biden's appearance in front of investigators and members of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees unfolded a bit like a Bruce Lee movie.  —  Republican legislators and interviewers challenging the president's son …
Alison Durkee / Forbes:
Trump Has One Week To Pay $83.3 Million To E. Jean Carroll—And She's Expressing ‘Very Serious Concerns’  —  Former President Donald Trump's scramble to cover millions in legal fines could start to come to a head next week, as the ex-president has only until next weekend to pay the $83.3 million verdict …
Tyler Pager / Washington Post:
The private chats and chance encounters that shape Joe Biden's thinking  —  After conversations with his grandchildren, fellow churchgoers and Delaware neighbors, the president brings their worries to the Oval Office  —  In the early months of his presidency, as the pandemic dragged …
Discussion: Business Insider and El País
NBC News:   How Biden aides are trying to shield the president from protests
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Journalist Catherine Herridge held in contempt for not revealing source  —  The veteran correspondent for CBS and Fox News was ordered to pay $800 a day in a case that had triggered alarm for press advocates  —  In a case that has worried press advocates, veteran journalist Catherine Herridge …
Discussion: HotAir, The Wrap and BizPac Review
Associated Press:
Judge holds veteran journalist Catherine Herridge in civil contempt for refusing to divulge source
Zachary Basu / Axios:
GOP's post-Roe peril spreads like wildfire  —  Republicans are trapped in a political minefield over reproductive rights, paralyzed in fear that their vulnerabilities on abortion and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) could hand Democrats the 2024 election.
Discussion: The 19th
Associated Press:
Arizona's new voting laws that require proof of citizenship are not discriminatory, a US judge rules  —  PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge is upholding provisions of new Arizona laws that would require counties to verify the status of registered voters who haven't provided proof of U.S. citizenship …
Julie Zauzmer Weil / Washington Post:
Thousands of millionaires haven't filed tax returns for years, IRS says  —  About 125,000 notices will be sent to high-income earners, including 25,000 people with income more than $1 million, the tax agency said  —  Thousands of high-income earners have not filed tax returns for several years …
Noah Berlatsky / Public Notice:
Fox News' “migrant crime” hysteria is a sign of GOP weakness  —  When you've got nothing else, run on hate. … The Republican Party wanted to run a 2024 election campaign on inflation and the economy.  That made some sense in June 2022, when inflation was at a 40-year high of 9.1 percent.
Julia Mueller / The Hill:
Garvey now in statistical tie with Schiff in California Senate race: poll  —  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Republican candidate Steve Garvey are now in a statistical tie in California's nonpartisan Senate primary, polling released Friday shows.  —  The poll from the Institute of Governmental Studies …
Putin failed to conquer Navalny or Ukraine.  He's had better luck with Trump's GOP  —  Alexey Navalny was one thing Vladimir Putin can never be: heroic.  —  Navalny's murder, carried out by Putin's agents in an Arctic Circle prison on February 16, is a testament to this fact.
USA Today:
Nikki Haley raises $12 million, says she's not “anti-Trump” as Super Tuesday looms  —  WASHINGTON — Nikki Haley says she has raised $12 million in February − and has the funds she needs to continue competing in the Republican presidential primary against former President Donald Trump.
Ronny Reyes / New York Post:
Scientist claims ‘smoking gun’ evidence COVID-19 intentionally created by researchers in Chinese lab  —  Covid-19 may have been created in a Chinese lab, a British professor told the UN Wednesday, with another expert claiming that evidence of the likelihood has reached “the level of a smoking gun.”
Discussion: Twitchy, HotAir and Power Line
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Israel has not yet provided evidence to back Hamas 7 October attack claims against UNRWA, UN says  —  Allegations against 12 employees led major donors to suspend funding to UN Palestinian agency despite hunger crisis in Gaza  —  A month after Israeli allegations that a dozen United Nations staff …
Discussion: Fox News, Breitbart, Al-Monitor and Reuters
Matt Cohen / Democracy Docket:
Arizona Senate Passes Bill Preventing Presidents From Ballot Removal Under 14th Amendment  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — As states eagerly await the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on if former President Donald Trump should be allowed on the ballot for supporting an insurrection, Arizona Republicans took …
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Brian Beutler / Off Message:
“I Don't Know If Most People Even Know What Party Is In The Senate Majority”
Discussion: Business Insider
Michael Copley / NPR:
ExxonMobil is suing investors who want faster climate action
Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Times:
F.B.I. Searches Houses Owned by Adams's Asian Affairs Adviser
Associated Press:
Kentucky Senate committee advances bill proposing use of armed ‘guardians’ in schools
Nidal Al-Mughrabi / Reuters:
More than 100 killed while seeking aid in Gaza, overall death toll passes 30,000
 Earlier Items: 
The Hill:
Senate passes spending bill, punting shutdown threat to next week
Talking Points Memo:
Mitch McConnell: Some Thoughts on Mastery, Destruction and Minority Rule
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
UnitedHealth confirms ransomware gang behind Change Healthcare hack amid ongoing pharmacy outages
Elizabeth Kim / Gothamist:
NYPD's new political strategy: Attacking judges on social media.
Discussion: Fox News
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The overlap of Trumpism and Christian nationalism
Discussion: Salon, The Hill and Axios
The White House:
FACT SHEET: Impact of Bipartisan Border Agreement Funding on Border Operations
Kanishka Singh / Reuters:
Former US ambassador to plead guilty for spying for Cuba over decades
Lauren Sforza / The Hill:
Britt to deliver GOP response to Biden State of the Union address

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Ruth La Ferla / New York Times:
Graydon Carter opens a physical store called Air Mail Newsstand in NYC, as an extension of his digital newsletter Air Mail, selling books, magazines, and more

Emma Roth / The Verge:
Post.News, the news-focused social platform launched in 2022 that offered micropayments to publishers, is shutting down after failing to grow “fast enough”

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix plans to stop reporting subscriber numbers and Average Revenue per Membership from Q1 2025, as time spent is its “best proxy for customer satisfaction”

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