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11:10 AM ET, March 4, 2024

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Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court rules Trump cannot be kicked off ballot  —  The decision swiftly ended the legal fight over whether states could bar Trump from state ballots based on the Constitution's 14th Amendment.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday handed a sweeping win to former President Donald Trump …
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Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Supreme Court keeps Trump on ballot, rejects Colorado voter challenge  —  Decision comes a day before Super Tuesday and as justices weigh other key cases affecting Donald Trump  —  The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously sided with Donald Trump, allowing the former president to remain …
Liz Dye / Public Notice:
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Discussion: Talking Points Memo and RedState
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 …
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
A Supreme Court decision could come Monday in a case about barring Trump from the 2024 ballot
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
Joe Biden's Last Campaign  —  Trailing Trump in polls and facing doubts about his age, the President voices defiant confidence in his prospects for reëlection.  —  “I'll show you where Trump sat and watched the revolution,” Joe Biden said, stepping out from behind his desk in the Oval Office.
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emptywheel:
What the Information Operation about Joe Biden's Age Looks Like  —  One reason Joe Biden is behind in the polls, I'm fairly convinced, is because Democrats relentlessly participate in an organized campaign to use Biden's age to dehumanize him.  —  Whether it involves making reasonable critiques …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
New York Times:
Across the Board, Voters Give Better Marks to Trump's Policies Than Biden's  —  Times/Siena polls highlight how comparatively well-regarded Donald J. Trump's policies are, even by groups that were affected by policies that Democrats hope will be motivating issues in 2024.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Biden says Trump wouldn't concede next time: “Losers are never graceful”
Discussion: New Yorker
Gustaf Kilander / The Independent:
Trump crowd goes silent as he confuses Biden and Obama again
Marianna Spring / BBC:
Trump supporters target black voters with faked AI images  —  Donald Trump supporters have been creating and sharing AI-generated fake images of black voters to encourage African Americans to vote Republican.  —  BBC Panorama discovered dozens of deepfakes portraying black people as supporting the former president.
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Michael Sainato / The Guardian:
AI-generated images of Trump with Black voters being spread by supporters  —  No evidence to tie fake images, including one created by Florida radio host, to Trump campaign, BBC Panorama investigation finds  —  Dozens of fake, artificial intelligence-generated photos showing Donald Trump …
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Another GOP senator announces she won't vote for Trump in 2024  —  And then there were two: Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney are incumbent Republican senators who've publicly said they won't vote for Donald Trump in 2024.  —  After launching her Republican presidential campaign in February 2023 …
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Associated Press:
Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia's Republican primary and gets her first 2024 victory
Jared Gans / The Hill:
Haley wins DC GOP primary
Mariana Alfaro / Washington Post:
Nikki Haley wins D.C. primary, her first victory in GOP nominating race
New York Times:
Key Figure in Trump's Business Pleads Guilty to Felony Perjury  —  Allen H. Weisselberg, the former Trump Organization finance chief, has already spent time at the Rikers Island jail complex.  The perjury plea will send him back.  —  Allen H. Weisselberg, a longtime lieutenant …
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CNN:
Ex-Trump Org. CFO to plead guilty to perjury charges
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
The Guardian:
Fury after Exxon chief says public to blame for climate failures  —  Darren Woods tells Fortune consumers not willing to pay for clean-energy transition, prompting backlash from climate experts  —  The world is off track to meet its climate goals and the public is to blame, Darren Woods …
Discussion: Grist
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
Austin Sarat / The Hill:
Clarence Thomas's conflict is clear — he must recuse himself from the Trump immunity case  —  Much ink has been spilled documenting Justice Clarence Thomas's ethical improprieties and the damage they do to the standing of the court on which he sits.  But the Supreme Court's decision …
Catherine Allen / NBC News:
Map: 29 million Americans live under new voter ID laws put in place since 2020  —  One in nine voting-age adults live in a state with a new identification law.  —  Super Tuesday voters in North Carolina and Arkansas will encounter stricter voter ID requirements when they head to the polls …
Discussion: RedState and BizPac Review
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Joshua Zitser / Business Insider:
Lauren Boebert missed a campaign stop because she was busy working out if her ex had thrown her stuff into a pond: report
Discussion: Wonkette and Raw Story
Daniel Greenfield / Frontpage Mag:
Abortion is Running Out of Babies
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Trump's Tax Cut Fueled Investment but Did Not Pay for Itself, Study Finds
Nicole Fallert / USA Today:
America's first over-the-counter birth control pill will be available soon
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court dodges dispute over ‘speech police’ on college campuses
Discussion: USA Today, The Hill and Reason
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans' Views of Both Israel, Palestinian Authority Down
Discussion: The Hill and Bloomberg
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
How the media failed Nex Benedict
 Earlier Items: 
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Beaufort, South Carolina, schools return most books to shelves after attempt to ban 97
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Beast
Amanda Yen / The Daily Beast:
Kari Lake Switches Her Abortion Stance Ahead of Arizona Senate Contest
John Bowden / The Independent:
Kamala Harris says there must be an ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza
Timothy Snyder / Thinking about:
The apocalypse we choose  —  In four months as Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson has given Russia …
Discussion: nationalinterest.org
David McAfee / Raw Story:
‘Five-alarm fire’: Trump's latest public schools threat causes experts to panic
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
New York Times:
Trump's Allies Ramp Up Campaign Targeting Voter Rolls