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6:45 PM ET, April 24, 2024

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Tara Suter / The Hill:
GOP senator: Greene ‘dragging our brand down’  —  Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) took a shot at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Tuesday, saying she is “dragging our brand down.”  —  “She is a horrible leader,” Tillis said of Greene, according to audio played on CNN's “Erin Burnett OutFront.”
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Associated Press:
Ukraine uses long-range missiles secretly provided by US to hit Russian-held areas, officials say  —  Ukraine for the first time has begun using long-range ballistic missiles provided secretly by the United States, bombing a Russian military airfield in Crimea last week and Russian forces …
CNN:
Biden signs foreign aid bill providing crucial military assistance to Ukraine  —  President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed into law an aid package providing crucial military assistance to Ukraine, capping months of negotiations and debate.  —  The aid package, passed by the Senate late Tuesday evening …
Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
Senate passes TikTok ban bill, sending it to President Biden's desk
Brian Fung / CNN:
Biden just signed a potential TikTok ban into law. Here's what happens next
NBC News:
Arizona state House passes a bill to repeal 1864 abortion ban  —  On their third try in three weeks, state House lawmakers voted to reverse a near-total ban on the procedure following an Arizona Supreme Court ruling.  —  On their third attempt in three weeks, Arizona state House lawmakers voted Wednesday …
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The Hill:
GOP-controlled Arizona House votes to repeal Civil War-era abortion ban
Discussion: ABC News
Rolling Stone:
Team Trump Is Ready to Lose the Supreme Court Immunity Case.  They're Celebrating  —  Trump's lawyers don't expect the Supreme Court to bless his absurd immunity claims.  “We already pulled off the heist,” says a source close to Trump … But what the high court does now is almost beside the point: Trump already won.
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Ankush Khardori / Politico:
How to Know If the Supreme Court Is in the Tank for Trump  —  Trump's bid for immunity from prosecution in Washington is an absurd farce.  Will the court's conservatives bail him out?  —  This week at the Supreme Court, a simple question will sound difficult: Can a former president …
Rachel Leingang / The Guardian:
Rightwing US website that spreads election conspiracies declares bankruptcy  —  Gateway Pundit, run by Jim Hoft, is being sued for defamation by Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss and others  —  The Gateway Pundit, a rightwing website known for spreading election conspiracies …
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Marc A. Caputo / The Bulwark:
How “The Nelson Mandela of America” Is Making Bank Off His Criminal Trial  —  IN THE FIRST WEEK OF HIS CRIMINAL TRIAL, Donald Trump raised about $5.6 million online by warning his small dollar-donors that the “Deep State” was out to lock him up.  —  “I JUST STORMED INTO COURT,” …
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Stephen Neukam / Axios:
Trump allies zero in on hush-money prosecutor
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Craig Mauger / The Detroit News:
Trump is a co-conspirator in Michigan's 2020 false electors plot, state investigator says  —  Lansing — Michigan prosecutors consider former President Donald Trump and some of his top aides co-conspirators in the plot to submit a certificate falsely claiming he won Michigan's 2020 election …
Department of Transportation:
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Final Rule Requiring Automatic Refunds of Airline Tickets and Ancillary Service Fees  —  Rule makes it easy to get money back for cancelled or significantly changed flights, significantly delayed checked bags, and additional services not provided
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Why is Trump giving someone a ‘key to the White House’?  —  From Jan. 20, 2017, until Jan. 20, 2021, Donald Trump was president of the United States.  This is a position that includes many perks, offered to the person who was selected by American voters to serve as chief executive.
Discussion: Raw Story
Quinnipiac University Poll:
2024 Race: Dead Heat: Biden 46%, Trump 46%, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Support For Legal Abortion Reaches All-Time High  —  mail_outline  —  If the election for president were being held today, the race would be a dead heat between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump …
Discussion: The Hill and PoliticusUSA
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Gregory Korte / Bloomberg:
Biden's Gains Against Trump Vanish on Deep Economic Pessimism, Poll Shows
Jason Beeferman / Politico:
New York governor to Mike Johnson: Stay in Washington  —  New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said House Speaker Mike Johnson should be focusing on Washington instead of “politicizing” the ongoing crisis at Columbia University.  —  ALBANY, New York — Gov. Kathy Hochul doesn't see the benefit …
Bonchie / RedState:
DISGUSTING: Hamas Releases Propaganda Video of American Hostage Missing His Arm  —  Hamas has released a propaganda video featuring one of the American hostages it holds.  In it, Hersh Goldberg-Polin is seen reading a pre-prepared script blaming Israel for October 7th and everything that has transpired since.
David Edwards / Raw Story:
'You're not dumb, you're insulting!'  Sparks fly on Fox News set over Trump ‘lies’  —  Fox News guest host Charles Payne clashed with co-host Leslie Marshall over the difference between President Joe Biden's misstatements and former President Donald Trump's false claims.
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne Jr. dead at 65  —  Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.), who represented New Jersey in the House for more than a decade, has died at the age of 65.  —  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) confirmed Payne's death in a statement on Wednesday.
CNN:
How the House GOP's Biden impeachment effort fell apart  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer was eager to take the reins of a high-stakes investigation into President Joe Biden and his family, seen as central to the House Republican agenda - a coveted perch that brought the added benefit of elevating his national profile.
New York Times:
Pennsylvania Primary Election Results  —  President  —  Republican Primary  —  Candidate Votes Pct.  % Delegates  —  790,471  —  83.4%  —  157,579  —  16.6%  —  Total reported  —  948,050  —  100% of delegates allocated (16 of 16)  —  Trump  —  Vote share Size of lead
Discussion: Alternet.org and Associated Press
Rebecca Picciotto / CNBC:
House Speaker Johnson drowned out by booing crowds at Columbia University speech on Gaza protests … Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Mike Johnson (R-LA) attends a news conference at Columbia University in response to demonstrators protesting in support of Palestinians …
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
How Donald Trump Gets His News  —  The former president is a voracious press consumer.  Here's how his media diet has changed since his last presidential campaign.  —  Donald Trump has always had a symbiotic relationship with the media.  Back when he was a Manhattan bachelor and real estate mogul …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Haley BeMiller / USA Today:
Ohio lawmakers eliminate ‘archaic’ marital rape loophole after years-long fight  —  Ohio lawmakers voted Wednesday to criminalize marital rape in all situations, ending a years-long fight over a law that critics cast as archaic and harmful to survivors.  —  The Ohio Senate unanimously passed legislation …
Discussion: Plain Dealer
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Trump's New Legal Bills Are Hiding an $8 Million Mystery  —  CONCEALED CARRY  —  Trump is using a GOP compliance firm as a go-between to pay lawyers, allowing him to hide who he's actually paying.  Experts have real questions whether he can do that.
Discussion: New Republic and Raw Story
 
 
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