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    Why I Support Chris Christie’s (Doomed) 2024 Presidential BidWill he be president? No. Should he be president? Probably not. But we’re going to have a lot of fun before he crashes and burns once again.
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    Doug Burgum Bets That 2024 Voters Don’t Care About Culture WarsThe wealthy North Dakota governor and presidential candidate thinks plenty of voters are mostly interested in the economy and national security.
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    Pence’s Presidential-Launch Video Doesn’t Even Mention January 6 — or TrumpThe former veep’s record is dull, and his path to the nomination is very narrow.
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    Republican Debates Will Most Likely Just Benefit TrumpRivals fantasize about taking down the ex-president in upcoming debates. But Trump will be hard to out-debate, assuming he bothers to participate.
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    Chris Christie Is Running. What Is He Even Thinking?The former governor is unpopular both nationally and in New Jersey, and bombed against Trump in 2016. Nevertheless, he’s launching a 2024 bid today.
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    Sununu Decides GOP Presidential Race Is Better Off Without HimThe New Hampshire governor will endorse one of Donald Trump’s rivals rather than splitting the vote as a candidate himself.
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    Evangelicals Are Trump’s Firewall Against Primary LossesMany Evangelical voters remain grateful for how Trump delivered for them. And a growing subset see him as a key figure in their spiritual warfare.
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    Trump Promises to Hold Yearlong ‘Great American State Fair’ in IowaMaybe it’s just a pander, but Trump is smart to play on Iowa’s love for its annual festival of fried food, big livestock, and butter sculptures.
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    Donald Trump’s Nasty Ron DeSantis Nicknames, RankedTrump has been workshopping his DeSantis nicknames, floating “Meatball Ron,” “Tiny D,” and “Ron DeSanctimonious.” Here’s some constructive feedback.
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    Kevin McCarthy Is a Survivor, Not a Strategic GeniusOnce Biden blinked on taxes, the Speaker was playing with house money.
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    2024 Presidential Candidates Side With Far Right on Debt DealTrump, DeSantis, Haley, Pence, and Scott all seemed cavalier about risking a debt default to please the most extreme elements of the party base.
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    MAGA World Dismisses Ken Paxton Impeachment As Political PersecutionDonald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marjorie Taylor Greene say the Texas attorney general’s impeachment on 20 articles was a RINO-led “witch hunt.”
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    Kevin McCarthy Really Did ItThe debt-ceiling deal passed the House by sweeping bipartisan margins, leading the Speaker to dunk on his haters.
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    DeSantis Aims to Convince Voters That Trump Is the Real RINOThe governor’s strategy may seem strange, but it’s the path to victory in Iowa.
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    Is Trump the New Nixon?Analogies between the two presidents liberals love to hate only go so far.
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    The Quirky Conservative Who Saved the Economy and McCarthyThomas Massie broke with fellow far-right Republicans, who are determined to make the House Speaker hurt.
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    Did We Just Trade a Debt Default for a Government Shutdown?Most of the debt-limit deal must be implemented via future fights over appropriations, which could trigger shutdowns and even deeper cuts.
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    It Turns Out ‘Trump Bucks’ Aren’t Actually Legal TenderIt seems Trump has nothing to do with this online scam — though his PAC selling worthless fake credit cards probably added to the confusion.
  19. on with kara swisher
    How Diia Is Becoming the Ukrainian Government’s Real Everything AppKara Swisher talks to Ukrainian deputy PM Mykhailo Fedorov and Samantha Power about how the app has evolved into a wartime digital Swiss Army knife.
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    The Debt Ceiling Bill Faces Its First Test: Live UpdatesBefore the deal goes to a full House vote, it has to pass a GOP-controlled committee where far-right members could potentially slow things down.
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    The Contradiction at the Heart of DeSantis 2024The Florida governor wants Republicans to know he is more electable and more extreme than Donald Trump.
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    The Rise of Religious ‘Nones’ Won’t Save DemocratsWhile atheists and agnostics are a strong Democratic constituency, voters who believe “nothing in particular” tend to be politically disengaged.
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    The No Good, Not That Bad Debt Ceiling DealExtortion paid off, but only a little bit.
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    House Members’ Griping on Debt-Limit Deal Shows Bipartisanship LivesAs soon as leaders reach a deal, congressional Democrats and Republicans alike will line up to beg for permission to vote against it.
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    Poll: Californians Deem Dianne Feinstein Unfit to ServeHer political capital is finally running out, though Californians are unsure about what should happen next with her Senate seat.
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    Do RFK Jr.’s Supporters Really Know Who He Is?The anti-vaxx crusader and 2024 presidential candidate has a low ceiling of support that will decline when Democrats learn more about him.
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    5 Takeaways From Ron DeSantis’s 2024 Announcement With Elon MuskThere were severe technical difficulties, many uses of the word woke, and absolutely no mention of Donald Trump.
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    The DeSantis 2024 Campaign Can’t Afford Any More ErrorsThe governor’s glitchy launch doesn’t mean his 2024 bid is D.O.A. But now his campaign must prove its grand plans aren’t just fantasies.
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    5 Ways Trump Trolled DeSantis Over His Disastrous LaunchDonald Trump, who has never been one to take the high road, couldn’t stop gloating over Ron DeSantis’s botched 2024 campaign rollout.
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    CPAC Is Rocked by a ResignationThe treasurer of the conference’s organizer quits, citing financial mysteries around chairman Matt Schlapp, who is being sued for alleged assault.
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    The Case(s) Against Donald TrumpIt’s hard to keep track, so we made a guide.
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    DeSantis’s Weak Supreme Court Pitch Is No Threat to TrumpThe Florida governor can’t outdo Trump’s transformation of the Court, so he’s just promising to keep it going longer.
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    Ron DeSantis Will Announce 2024 Candidacy … With Elon MuskThe Florida governor is finally making his presidential bid official on Wednesday — and he’s doing it in a talk with the Twitter CEO, for some reason.
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    Oregon Republicans’ Self-Destructive Culture-War WalkoutGOP state senators are disqualifying themselves from reelection to block gun restrictions, abortion rights, and gender-affirming care.
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    DeSantis Squandered His Best Chance Against TrumpThe Florida governor needed to make the 2024 GOP primary a one-on-one contest. Instead, his weakness drew a lot of other candidates into the field.
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    Trump Is Going to Be on Trial in the Heat of the GOP PrimaryHis trial for allegedly falsifying business records starts on March 25 — a busy time for an ex-president hoping to return to the White House.
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    Kevin McCarthy May Have Already Won the Debt-Limit FightNo matter how the debt-limit negotiations turn out, the Speaker has clearly placated his right-wing critics by forcing Biden to the table.
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    Lisa Blunt Rochester Is (Very Likely) Headed to the SenateThe current U.S. House member, endorsed by Tom Carper to be his successor, would be the third Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
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    Tim Scott Runs for President on His AutobiographyConservative audiences love Scott’s argument that it’s Biden and the left who are depriving Black and low-income Americans of opportunities.
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    Biden Hasn’t Been Winning the ‘Fight for Our Democracy’It’s the signature issue he chose for his reelection campaign. Weirdly, he doesn’t have much of a record on it.
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    Jamaal Bowman Is Getting Into ItThe New York congressman says his spontaneous sparring with GOP colleagues is just him finally being himself in Washington.
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    Is a 12-Week Abortion Ban a ‘Reasonable Compromise’?North Carolina’s new law is being presented as a solution. But a majority of Americans see Roe’s fetal-viability standard as compromise enough.
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    The Fallacy Behind No Labels’ Independent Unity TicketMost independents are partisans and can vote in primaries. So why run a ticket that will just hand the presidency to Donald Trump?
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    Chris Sununu Mulls Launching Doomed GOP 2024 BidThe pro-choice, anti-Trump Republican would probably just help the ex-president win in New Hampshire.
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    DeSantis Steers Sharply to Trump’s RightAs he prepares to become a candidate officially, the Florida governor is aiming at Iowa and New Hampshire with a harsh right-wing message.
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    Nancy Pelosi’s Eldest Daughter Is Dianne Feinstein’s Secret CaretakerWith her daughter at Feinstein’s side, there are worries that Pelosi could complicate California’s succession crisis if the ailing senator resigns.
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    Trump Builds Huge Lead in Polls As DeSantis Revs EnginesDeSantis needs to announce and build a comeback narrative, as Trump is starting to run him off the track.
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    House Republicans Move to Avoid Santos Expulsion VoteThe House voted to have the Ethics Committee consider a measure to expel George Santos — so he won’t be getting kicked out anytime soon.
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    How to Make Mass Immigration WorkTo make an influx of people economically beneficial and politically viable, the U.S. must build more housing.
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    Andrew Yang Advises Vivek Ramaswamy to ‘Lean Into Memes’The 2020 quirky outsider candidate for president offers some generally bad advice to the GOP’s 2024 version.
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