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10:05 PM ET, March 4, 2024

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Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
The Supreme Court's “Unanimous” Trump Ballot Ruling Is Actually a 5-4 Disaster  —  On Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed a Colorado Supreme Court decision removing Donald Trump from the ballot because of his engagement in an insurrection on Jan. 6.
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Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
Despite win, Supreme Court strikes blow to Trump's central campaign theme  —  He claims the legal system is corrupt, conflicted and rigged against him.  —  Former President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Richmond, VA, Mar. 2, 2024.  —  The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday knocking …
Discussion: US News, Los Angeles Times, Townhall and NPR
Slate:
It's Past Time to Quit Hoping the Courts Are Going to Stop Trump  —  The latest decisions out of the Supreme Court, first on when to hear former President Donald Trump's immunity appeal, then on how to deal with his Colorado ballot disqualification, have made one thing very clear …
Discussion: ABC News
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill:
Federal appeals panel skeptical of ObamaCare's preventative care authority  —  A federal appeals panel appeared skeptical Monday of the constitutionality of an Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision requiring insurers to cover specific preventive services.  —  Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals …
Discussion: Associated Press
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Keith Olbermann rips Supreme Court, calls liberal justices ‘inept’  —  Keith Olbermann called for the Supreme Court to be dissolved and took aim at the court's Democratic-appointed justices, after a unanimous ruling on Monday kept former President Trump on the presidential primary ballot.
Discussion: CNN, IJR and Mediaite
The Hill:
Supreme Court hands Trump victory in Colorado 14th Amendment ballot challenge  —  The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Colorado cannot disqualify former President Trump from the ballot under the 14th Amendment's insurrection ban, a historic decision that preserves Trump's ability to seek a second presidential term.
Jack Dura / Associated Press:
Donald Trump wins North Dakota Republican caucuses, adding to victories going into Super Tuesday  —  BISMARCK, N.D. — Donald Trump won the North Dakota Republican presidential caucuses on Monday, adding to his string of victories heading into Super Tuesday.
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: Top Democrat “working on” bill responding to Trump ballot ruling
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court rules Trump cannot be kicked off ballot
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Smackdown on CO: Unanimous SCOTUS Rules States Cannot DQ Trump on 14A
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court restores Trump to ballot, rejecting state attempts to ban him over Capitol attack
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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Mike Bedigan / The Independent:
Biden thinks Trump won't concede if he loses election: 'He'll do anything to try to win'
Discussion: Twitchy
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Priscilla Alvarez / CNN:
Federal appeals court to allow controversial Texas immigration law to take effect, if SCOTUS doesn't intervene  —  A federal appeals court granted a temporary stay of a lower court's decision to block the enforcement of a controversial Texas immigration law, paving the way for it to go into effect …
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Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Supreme Court temporarily blocks new Texas immigration enforcement law  —  Justice Samuel Alito issued an order that puts the law on hold while the justices determine what next steps to take.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked a new Texas immigration law in response to a Biden administration request.
Discussion: RedState, Associated Press and CBS News
New York Times:
Allen Weisselberg, Former Trump CFO, Pleads Guilty to 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, former President Donald J. Trump's …
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Associated Press:
Former Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty to perjury in ex-president's civil fraud trial
Sophia Tareen / Associated Press:
Wisconsin fake elector settlement offers new details on the strategy by Trump lawyers  —  Two attorneys for then-President Donald Trump orchestrated a plan for fake electors to file paperwork falsely saying the Republican won Wisconsin in a strategy to overturn Joe Biden's 2020 victory …
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Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
Nevada fake electors won't stand trial until January 2025 under judge's new schedule
Kate Plummer / Newsweek:
Donald Trump's String of Gaffes Over Weekend Raises Eyebrows  —  Donald Trump has been criticized for making a string of gaffes during two weekend campaign speeches.  —  The Republican presidential candidate addressed crowds on Saturday in Richmond, Virginia, and Greensboro, North Carolina …
Discussion: New York Times, Salon, Forbes and Raw Story
Jay Solomon / Semafor:
FBI hunts for suspected Iranian assassin targeting Trump-era officials  —  The Scoop  —  The U.S. government is intensifying a manhunt for an Iranian intelligence operative who the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes has been plotting to assassinate current and former American officials …
Josh Wingrove / Bloomberg:
Mark Cuban Backs Biden in 2024, Urging More Action on Drug Costs  — Co-founder of Cost Plus Drugs joins White House roundtable  — Cuban backed Haley in primary but supports Biden in general
Karla Adam / Washington Post:
France becomes first country to explicitly enshrine abortion rights in constitution  —  PARIS — With the endorsement of a specially convened session of lawmakers at Versailles, France on Monday became the first country in the world to explicitly enshrine abortion rights in its constitution …
European Commission:
Commission fines Apple over €1.8 billion over abusive App store rules for music streaming providers  —  The European Commission has fined Apple over €1.8 billion for abusing its dominant position on the market for the distribution of music streaming apps to iPhone and iPad users ('iOS users') through its App Store.
Associated Press:
Sinead O'Connor's estate asks Donald Trump to stop playing her music at rallies  —  The estate of Sinead O'Connor has asked Donald Trump not to play her music at campaign rallies.  It says the late singer considered the former president a “biblical devil.”  —  The latest shake …
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
US Supreme Court seeks security funding to protect justices, homes  —  The U.S. Supreme Court is seeking $19.4 million in federal funds to bolster security for the nine justices and assign protection of their homes to its own police force rather than the U.S. Marshals Service, citing “evolving” …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Stars Flip Out When Reminded That Trump ‘Had Dinner With Nazis’  —  A Fox News anchor and a right-wing pundit freaked out on their liberal on-air guest when he merely stated a fact about Trump and Nick Fuentes dining together.  —  Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner and star pundit Tammy Bruce …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Edith M. Lederer / Associated Press:
A UN envoy says there are ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe Hamas committed sexual violence on Oct. 7
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Rita Moreno on Trump: ‘I am not about to vote for someone who has 91 indictments’
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Julianne McShane / Mother Jones:
Moms for Liberty Had a Chance to Explain Themselves. It Didn't Go Well.
Heather Mac Donald / Wall Street Journal:
California Finds a New Way to Be Soft on Crime
HotAir:
The 9-0 Trump Victory Is Leaving Liberal Dreams Crushed
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Larry Hogan says he decided to run for Senate when Republicans killed the border bill
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 Earlier Items: 
Stephen Neukam / Axios:
Scoop: Kari Lake targets Ruben Gallego on crime and immigration
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
Free COVID-19 test program to be suspended for now
Discussion: City Journal
ABC News:
Trump again seeks to delay $83M judgment in E. Jean Carroll case
Discussion: Raw Story
Iris Salem / CBS News:
Jewish woman says she caught neighbor in act of drawing swastika on her groceries
Alison Sider / Wall Street Journal:
JetBlue and Spirit Airlines Call Off Merger Deal
Marianna Spring / BBC:
Trump supporters target black voters with faked AI images
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[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
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