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10:30 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 …
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 …
Liz Dye / Public Notice:
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Discussion: RedState
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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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
emptywheel:
What the Information Operation about Joe Biden's Age Looks Like
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Nina Lakhani / The Guardian:
Trump confuses Obama for Biden again at Virginia rally speech
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 …
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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.
Discussion: Metro.co.uk and Political Wire
Sophia Cai / Axios:
Top Trump advisers try to steer him off personal drama
Discussion: HuffPost and Washington Examiner
Associated Press:
Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia's Republican primary and gets her first 2024 victory  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 …
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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
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CNN:
Ex-Trump Org.  CFO to plead guilty to perjury charges  —  The former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization is expected to plead guilty to perjury charges on Monday related to testimony he gave in a civil investigation into the real estate company's finances, a person familiar with the investigation said.
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
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
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
How the media failed Nex Benedict  —  On February 21, 2024, the Owasso Police Department issued a statement on Nex Benedict, the non-binary Oklahoma high school student who was assaulted in a school bathroom and died the following day.  It included this passage on the cause of Nex's death:
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
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’
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Jeff Mason / Reuters:
US VP Harris calls for immediate ceasefire to ease “humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza
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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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
Discussion: The Hill, NPR and CBS News
Austin Sarat / The Hill:
Clarence Thomas's conflict is clear — he must recuse himself from the Trump immunity case
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court dodges dispute over ‘speech police’ on college campuses
Discussion: USA Today and The Hill
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans' Views of Both Israel, Palestinian Authority Down
Discussion: The Hill and Bloomberg
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Beaufort, South Carolina, schools return most books to shelves after attempt to ban 97
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Beast
 Earlier Items: 
Amanda Yen / The Daily Beast:
Kari Lake Switches Her Abortion Stance Ahead of Arizona Senate Contest
Discussion: Daily Kos
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
Rachel M. Cohen / Vox:
The anti-abortion playbook for restricting birth control
 

 
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Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

 
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