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12:45 AM ET, March 4, 2024


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Gustaf Kilander / The Independent:
Trump crowd goes silent as he confuses Biden and Obama again  —  'Putin has so little respect for Obama that he's starting to throw around the nuclear word,' Trump says  —  The crowd of Trump supporters gathered in Richmond, Virginia to hear Donald Trump speak on Saturday night went silent …
Nina Lakhani / The Guardian:
Trump confuses Obama for Biden again at Virginia rally speech  —  Richmond crowd reportedly went silent as 77-year-old mixed up the president and ex-president for third time in past six months  —  Donald Trump confused Barack Obama for Joe Biden at a rally in Virginia on Saturday …
CBS News:
CBS News poll finds voters remember Trump's economy as good, boosting Trump to national lead over Biden today
Russ Choma / Mother Jones:
A Large Percentage of Republican Primary Voters Can't Stomach Trump
Discussion: The Guardian and Business Insider
New York Times:
Majority of Biden's 2020 Voters Now Say He's Too Old to Be Effective
Gary D. Robertson / Associated Press:
Trump endorses Mark Robinson for North Carolina governor and compares him to Martin Luther King Jr.
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox New Poll: Majorities say Biden has mostly failed on top issues
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Examiner
Jared Gans / The Hill:
Haley wins DC GOP primary  —  Nikki Haley will win the Washington, D.C., Republican presidential primary, netting her first victory of the GOP nominating process, Decision Desk HQ projects.  —  Haley garnered 1,274 votes to former President Trump's 676 with all precincts reporting, according to DDHQ.
Associated Press:
Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia's Republican primary and gets her first 2024 victory  —  Nikki Haley has won the Republican primary in the District of Columbia, notching her first victory of the 2024 campaign.  Her victory Sunday at least temporarily halts Donald Trump's sweep …
Michael Lee / Fox News:
Haley ends Trump's undefeated run with victory in DC primary  —  Trump still holds a commanding lead ahead of ‘Super Tuesday’  —  Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley notched her first victory of the 2024 primary campaign, besting former President Donald Trump in Washington D.C.
Mariana Alfaro / Washington Post:
Nikki Haley wins D.C. primary, her first victory in GOP nominating race
Alexandra Marquez / NBC News:
Nikki Haley says she's no longer bound by RNC pledge to endorse Trump if he wins
Rolling Stone:
Trump's White House Was ‘Awash in Speed’ — and Xanax  —  Under Trump, the White House Medical Unit was “like the Wild West,” and staffers had easy access to powerful stimulants and sedatives, sources tell Rolling Stone  —  IF YOU EVER looked at the actions of the Trump White House and wondered, ‘Are they on drugs?’
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
A Supreme Court decision could come Monday in a case about barring Trump from the 2024 ballot  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court decision could come as soon as Monday in the case about whether former President Donald Trump can be kicked off the ballot over his efforts to undo his defeat in the 2020 election.
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to post a decision Monday, possibly on Trump ballot access  —  The outcome of Donald Trump's challenge to a Colorado ruling barring him from the ballot is highly anticipated ahead of Super Tuesday  —  The Supreme Court is set to announce at least one opinion Monday morning …
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:   Backlogged with blockbuster cases, Supreme Court takes on Trump
John Bowden / The Independent:
Kamala Harris says there must be an ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza  —  Vice president says pause in fighting ‘for at least six weeks’ needed to save hostages, ensure aid for besieged civilians  —  Kamala Harris demands ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza: ‘The condition is inhumane’
David McAfee / Raw Story:
‘Five-alarm fire’: Trump's latest public schools threat causes experts to panic  —  Donald Trump said something about public schools that got no media coverage, yet it's causing political analysts, ex-prosecutors, and other onlookers to sound the alarm.  —  Trump began hinting last year that …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Mitch McConnell is the arsonist who set America on fire and ran away  —  The lyrics to Kenny Rogers' “The Gambler” are branded onto my brain.  In the summer of 1979, I was a 20-year-old so eager to break into journalism I took a job at a tiny paper in Peoria, Ill., and lived there with my grandparents.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Timothy Snyder / Thinking about:
The apocalypse we choose  —  In four months as Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson has given Russia a chance to win its war in Ukraine, and thereby turn the world towards tyranny.  —  Subscribe now  —  Johnson's term of office consists of stratagems to avoid funding Ukraine.
Amanda Yen / The Daily Beast:
Kari Lake Switches Her Abortion Stance Ahead of Arizona Senate Contest  —  ‘ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED’  —  Kari Lake has appeared to soften her stance on abortion on Saturday, walking back past praise for aggressive restrictions in a move that reflected how much of a poisoned arrow the issue has become for the Republican Party.
Discussion: Daily Kos and NBC News
Bradford Betz / Fox News:
AG Garland pledges to fight voter ID laws, election integrity measures  —  Garland appeared in Selma, Alabama Sunday alongside Vice President to mark the 59th anniversary of Blood Sunday  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared alongside Vice President Kamala Harris in Selma …
Catherine Allen / NBC News:
Map: 29 million Americans live under new voter ID laws put in place since 2020
Discussion: RedState and Florida Politics
New York Times:
Trump's Allies Ramp Up Campaign Targeting Voter Rolls  —  Calling themselves investigators, activists are using new data tools and disputed legal theories to urge officials to drop voters from the rolls.  —  A network of right-wing activists and allies of Donald J. Trump is quietly challenging thousands …
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