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1:40 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: Townhall and Talking Points Memo
Marita Vlachou / HuffPost:
Donald Trump Says Local Police Will Play Key Role In His Mass Deportation Plan  —  The front-runner in the Republican presidential primary contest said he would give officers immunity to carry out his plan.  —  LOADING  —  Former President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that local police …
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 …
Justin Sink / Bloomberg:
Biden Will Push Higher Taxes for the Rich in State of the Union
Rolling Stone:
Trump's Team ‘Literally Popping Champagne’ Over Supreme Court Taking Up Immunity Claim
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
How the Biden-Trump Border Visits Revealed a Deeper Divide
Kathleen Culliton / Raw Story:
‘Visible cringe’: Serviceman scowls amid Trump rant on 'people who don't speak languages'
Justin Green / Axios:
“Join me,” Biden tells Trump
Erin Doherty / Axios:
Jack Smith seeks July 8 trial start date in Trump classified documents case
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Massive Gift to Trump
Washington Post:
CDC officially drops five-day covid isolation guidelines  —  Americans who test positive for the coronavirus no longer need to routinely stay home from work and school for five days under new guidance released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sumathi Reddy / Wall Street Journal:
It's Official: We Can Pretty Much Treat Covid Like the Flu Now.  Here's a Guide.  —  New guidelines from the CDC Friday bring Covid precautions in line with with those of other respiratory viruses  —  A case of Covid no longer means isolating for five days, according to the latest guidance …
Discussion: WUSA and The Hill
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 …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Hunter Biden gives House Republicans the rebuttal they didn't want
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 …
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 …
NBC News:
How Biden aides are trying to shield the president from protests
Discussion: Israpundit
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 …
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 …
Sophia Cai / Axios:
Haley rules out a No Labels bid for president … - Not so, Haley said Friday at a roundtable with journalists.  — “If I were to do No Labels, that would require a Democrat vice president,” Haley said.  — “I can't do what I want to do as president with a Democrat vice president.”
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
Brian Beutler / Off Message:
“I Don't Know If Most People Even Know What Party Is In The Senate Majority”  —  AOC explains the value of accountability, excoriates Senate Democratic leaders for shirking oversight obligations, and lays out a vision for a more fearless, effective party  —  If you've been following the news recently …
Discussion: Business Insider
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.
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 …
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.
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The Hill:
Menendez co-defendant pleads guilty to 7 counts
Discussion: New York Times and CNBC
Media Matters for America:
Fox News guest decrying “migrant crime” previously arrested after getting violent over a grilled cheese sandwich he deemed too cheesy
Discussion: Flagpole
Putin failed to conquer Navalny or Ukraine. He's had better luck with Trump's GOP
Discussion: The Atlantic, CounterPunch and BBC
Michael Copley / NPR:
ExxonMobil is suing investors who want faster climate action
 Earlier Items: 
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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
Matt Cohen / Democracy Docket:
Arizona Senate Passes Bill Preventing Presidents From Ballot Removal Under 14th Amendment
Nidal Al-Mughrabi / Reuters:
More than 100 killed while seeking aid in Gaza, overall death toll passes 30,000
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
The White House:
FACT SHEET: Impact of Bipartisan Border Agreement Funding on Border Operations

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Wall Street Journal:
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The US Senate passes the TikTok divestment bill by a margin of 79-18; the legislation now heads to President Biden, who has committed to sign it into law

Victoria Song / The Verge:
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