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12:55 PM ET, April 8, 2024

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Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Jamie Dimon on Ukraine: Staying on sidelines not an option  —  JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, a key voice in U.S. business and finance circles, said the U.S. cannot stand on the sidelines in Ukraine's fight against Russia, pushing back on calls from some in the GOP to pull back from the war.
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Steven Pifer / The Hill:
It's time to put up on Ukraine, Speaker Johnson  —  The House of Representatives returns to session on Tuesday.  It faces no question more urgent than assistance for Ukraine, which is running low on the weapons it needs to defend against the invading Russian army.
Politico:
Playbook: GOP privacy hawks vs. GOP security hawks
Discussion: The Hill
Marianna Sotomayor / Washington Post:
Speaker Johnson's job is on the line as the House returns
Discussion: The Hill, Raw Story and Politico
Natalie Allison / Politico:
Nation's leading anti-abortion group rebukes Trump  —  “We are deeply disappointed in President Trump's position,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.  —  One of the nation's most prominent anti-abortion groups rebuked former President Donald Trump Monday …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Hill and New York Times
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Washington Post:
Trump says abortion should be left to states, declines to endorse national limit
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump says he'll announce his position on abortion Monday, a key moment in the presidential race
SBA Pro-Life America:
Leading Pro-Life Group Responds to President Trump on Abortion
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's $175 Million Bond Is Even Shadier Than It Looks  —  BOILERPLATE  —  New information shows that the insurance company that swooped in and bailed out Trump with a $175 million bond isn't on a list of vetted companies—and wrote a bizarre contract.
NBC News:
Biden to announce new plans to provide student debt relief for millions  —  More than 30 million Americans would benefit from the plans in combination with other actions the administration has taken, the White House said.  —  President Joe Biden on Monday is expected to announce revised plans …
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The White House:
President Joe Biden Outlines New Plans to Deliver Student Debt Relief to Over 30 Million Americans Under the Biden-Harris Administration  —  Today, Biden-Harris Administration leaders will fan out across the country as President Biden announces his Administration's new plans to cancel student debt for tens of millions of Americans.
Lexi Lonas / The Hill:
Biden announces new student debt relief plan for millions of borrowers
USA Today:
Biden promises student loan relief as early as this fall through new plan
Ramon Antonio Vargas / The Guardian:
House intelligence chair says Republicans are ‘absolutely’ repeating Russian propaganda  —  Mike Turner, the Ohio Republican, echoes a similar claim made recently by another rightwing American lawmaker  —  Mike Turner, the chairperson of the US House intelligence committee …
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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump's RNC takeover triggers strife and staff exits as purge partly backfires  —  Presumptive Republican nominee installed allies to run party but loyalty tests have led to weakening of certain areas, including data  —  Donald Trump's allies installed to run the Republican National Committee …
Discussion: Alternet.org and Raw Story
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Rachel Dobkin / Newsweek:
Trump's RNC Chair Includes Ukraine in List of US Adversaries
New York Times:
Trump to Sue Judge in Last-Ditch Attempt to Avert Manhattan Trial  —  Donald J. Trump's lawyers indicated they would file an action asking an appeals court to delay the first prosecution of a former president.  The move is unlikely to succeed.  —  Donald J. Trump, a week away from standing trial …
press.vatican.va:
Traduzione in lingua inglese  —  Declaration “Dignitas Infinita”  —  on Human Dignity Presentation  —  During the Congresso of 15 March 2019, the then-Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith decided to commence “the drafting of a text highlighting the indispensable nature of the dignity …
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Nicole Winfield / Associated Press:
Vatican blasts gender-affirming surgery, surrogacy and gender theory as violations of human dignity
Associated Press:
Biden could miss the deadline for the November ballot in Ohio, the state's election office says  —  President Joe Biden could be left off the ballot in Ohio this fall unless the state's Republican-dominated legislature creates an exception to the ballot deadline or the Democratic Party moves …
Discussion: CBS News, IJR, Associated Press and Fox News
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Erin Doherty / Axios:
Trump protest vote warnings
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Nick Mourtoupalas / Washington Post:
Trump's Cabinet was in flux.  Biden's has barely changed.  —  Former president Donald Trump saw more turnover in his Cabinet than any other recent president, and it's not close.  President Biden, on the other hand, has had relatively little change in his administration's top roles so far.
Kate Plummer / Newsweek:
Donald Trump Fundraiser May Have Broken the Law  —  A fundraising event hosted by a charitable organization and linked to Donald Trump may have broken the law if it explicitly benefited his campaign, as an IRS rule bars charities from endorsing candidates for elections.
David Gilbert / Wired:
Inside the Election Denial Groups Planning to Disrupt November  —  Groups like True the Vote and Michael Flynn's America Project want to mobilize thousands of Trump supporters by pushing baseless claims about election fraud—and are rolling out new technology to fast-track their efforts.
Discussion: Raw Story
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: Democrats eye 2025 comeback for Congress' diversity office … - The push to restore the office is being led by Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Black Caucus Chair Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) and Hispanic Caucus Chair Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.) - known as the Tri-Caucus chairs.
Stephen Neukam / Axios:
Scoop: Trump, GOP plot 2025 criminal probe of Bidens … - A source close to the Trump campaign said that “everything you have seen from the Biden DOJ,” in terms of the charges against Trump, “you can expect to see from the Trump DOJ.”  — One Trump ally argued that there is precedent …
Discussion: The Guardian and RedState
Andrew Solender / Axios:
A “wonkish” professor is Democrats' big draw in the 2024 campaign … - “We're in the fight of our lives for democracy and freedom, and those are kind of my hobby horse,” said Raskin, a former Jan. 6 committee member and Trump impeachment manager who's the leading Democrat on the House Oversight Committee.
 
 
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Alex Thompson / Axios:
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Meghan Blonder / Washington Free Beacon:
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