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  1. early and often
    Democrats’ Huge Primary Shake-up Won’t Change the 2024 RaceDisplacing Iowa and New Hampshire will generate a lot of drama. But it won’t matter if Biden is the nominee, and the new schedule may not stick.
  2. tremendous content
    Melania Trump Was Mastermind Behind ‘Hero Dog’ StoryShould Melania have been in the Situation Room for the al-Baghdadi raid? No. But her dog idea was no dumber than anything her husband did.
  3. poll position
    Biden Is Trump (When It Comes to Popularity)Biden hopes tonight’s State of the Union address will sway voters, but there’s growing evidence that opinions of any president are hard to move.
  4. early and often
    Trump Wants to Divide Republicans and Conquer DeSantisNikki Haley is no threat to Trump, who would prefer a large field to muddy the track in his real primary race against Florida‘s governor.
  5. tremendous content
    Don Jr. Is Ready to Laugh About the ‘Trump Baby’ BalloonWhile the Chinese spy balloon is no more, its cranky little brother is getting pampered by the Museum of London, giving Trump’s son a chuckle.
  6. the national interest
    Michael Lind, Case Study in the Perils of Discourse-PoisoningHow an intellectual talks himself into believing the GOP is the left-wing party.
  7. early and often
    Has Pete Buttigieg’s Dream Job Turned Into a Nightmare?It turns out Transportation secretary won’t be a quick and easy layover on the way to higher office for Mayor Pete.
  8. web of lies?
    Of All the Broadway Musicals for George Santos to Claim…He reportedly lied about producing the notorious flop Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
  9. early and often
    House Republicans’ Assault-Weapon Pins Aren’t Just a TauntOwning the libs may be an added bonus, but Second Amendment absolutists clearly intend them as a threat against those who challenge gun rights.
  10. life after roe
    The Future of Abortion Pills Is on the LineOne Trump-appointed judge holds the power to effectively ban medication abortion even though the U.S. approves its use up to ten weeks into pregnancy.
  11. poll position
    Trump’s Lead in 2024 Polls May Be Thinner Than We ThoughtThe ex-president looks weaker against Ron DeSantis and other likely Republican rivals in the polls that were most reliable last year.
  12. tremendous content
    Trump Knows How to End Ukraine War ‘Immediately,’ But It’s a SecretTrump revealed there’s something he could say that would “guarantee” that the fighting ends now. Sadly, he won’t tell unless we reelect him.
  13. no bars
    Jafar Panahi Has Been Released From Prison Following Hunger StrikeThe Iranian filmmaker protested his wrongful detention for 48 hours.
  14. crime
    New Jersey Councilwoman Shot and Killed Outside Her HomeEunice Dwumfour, a 30-year-old member of the Sayreville Borough Council, was found shot dead on Wednesday night.
  15. 2024 presidential election
    What on Earth Are These 2024 Long Shots Thinking?It’s not inconceivable that someone like Nikki Haley could become a contender. But don’t count out sheer ego as motivation.
  16. just asking questions
    What It Takes to Give Abortion Seekers (Actually Good) Advice OnlineThe Online Abortion Resource Squad’s Ariella Messing on fighting disinformation in a post-Roe world.
  17. early and often
    Trump Reminds Republicans He’s Willing to Ditch the GOPEven if he doesn’t formally launch a third-party bid, Trump could doom the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.
  18. the national interest
    The GOP Attack on Ilhan Omar Trivializes AntisemitismElevating Marjorie Taylor Greene exposes the hypocrisy.
  19. c(omedy)-span
    Roy Wood Jr. to Host 2023 White House Correspondents’ DinnerHopefully, Comedy Central sees how good the Daily Show correspondent is at filling a role held by Trevor Noah.
  20. what we know
    New FBI Search of Biden’s Home Finds No Classified DocumentsThe search of Biden’s Rehoboth, Delaware beach house was planned and consensual, like the searches of his office and Wilmington residence.
  21. ticketmonster
    Biden Wants His Beyoncé Tickets Like the Rest of UsHe called for limits on junk fees for concerts and sporting events.
  22. politics
    Eric Adams’s Approval Rating Is FallingCrime is the top issue for New Yorkers, and very few say it’s gotten better under his watch.
  23. early and often
    Nikki Haley Is Taking on Trump 2024 (or Running for VP)The South Carolinian is expected to announce her run later this month, but Trump has already staked a claim on her crucial home state.
  24. tremendous content
    Watch Trump Repeatedly Plead the Fifth, Like a MobsterNew deposition video shows Trump, who once said only criminals and “the mob” take the Fifth, asserting his constitutional right more than 400 times.
  25. politics
    There’s Another Push to Change New York’s Bail ReformsGovernor Kathy Hochul reaffirmed her intent to give judges more discretion in setting bail during her budget presentation Wednesday.
  26. the national interest
    It’s Republicans Who Won’t Negotiate Over the Budget DeficitThe other big lie in this hostage crisis is hiding in plain sight.
  27. the system
    The Government’s Telling Response to Tyre Nichols’s DeathThe reforms being considered would probably not have prevented his killing. But officials have gotten better at preempting outrage.
  28. life after roe
    RNC Tells Republican Politicians to Stay Extreme on AbortionThe RNC passed a resolution scolding politicians who backed off after the end of Roe v. Wade and urging them to stay on the offensive in 2024.
  29. chat room
    Nelson Franklin Is Thankful He’s Not the ‘Uglier George Santos”Comedy’s go-to That Guy discusses appearing in — or auditioning for — most of your favorite sitcoms.
  30. tyre nichols
    Eric Adams Defends Specialized Police Units Following Tyre Nichols CaseThe New York mayor said that, while he did not want to second-guess the decision to disband Memphis’s SCORPION unit, “units don’t create abuse.”
  31. the national interest
    Why DeSantis Is on Track to Beat TrumpThe main Trump alternative has learned the lessons of 2016.
  32. lost in translation
    The Spy Who Wasn’tBaimadajie Angwang wanted a visa for his daughter. He got charged with being an “insider threat” instead.
  33. politics
    Manhattan DA Moves Closer to Charging Trump Over Stormy Daniels Hush MoneyProsecutors have begun to present evidence to a Manhattan grand jury from their inquiry into hush payments made to Stormy Daniels on behalf of Trump.
  34. on with kara swisher
    Kara Swisher on Mark Zuckerberg’s Never-ending Trump ProblemShe reflects on more than 15 years of covering Facebook and why bringing back Trump is a lose-lose.
  35. early and often
    Trump Won’t Go Away Unless a Republican Actually Beats HimThe 2024 invisible primary is well underway, and Donald Trump is winning it, wishful thinking aside.
  36. politics
    Tyre Nichols’s Parents Will Attend Biden’s State of the UnionThe Congressional Black Caucus extended the invitation.
  37. the inside game
    Joe Biden’s Big Lesson From the Last Debt-Ceiling FightAnd why this time is totally different from 2011. Hopefully.
  38. early and often
    Trump’s First 2024 Pitch: It’s Me or World War IIIThe former president had some things to say at his first two official campaign events over the weekend.
  39. 2024 vision
    2024 Looks Very Dark for Senate DemocratsOr why the party really, really needs Joe Manchin.
  40. the system
    Tyre Nichols and the End of Police ReformHis death is evidence that cosmetic change can’t excise the rot of American law enforcement.
  41. early and often
    Republicans Want Surrender, Not a Deal, on the Debt CeilingThere can be no “bipartisan” solution to the debt-ceiling crisis when one party refuses to talk about the revenue side of the ledger.
  42. the talented mr. santos
    George Santos Commemorates Holocaust After Lying About ItThe U.S. representative, who doesn’t actually have Jewish heritage but may have made antisemitic remarks, gave a speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  43. early and often
    McDaniel Hangs Onto RNC Gavel Despite DeSantis DefectionHarmeet Dhillon threw a scare into the chair of the RNC, but even late support from DeSantis didn’t convince party voters away from backing McDaniel.
  44. early and often
    Republicans Are Already Burying Their Kooky National Sales-Tax PlanMcCarthy promised a floor vote on the Fair Tax, which would create a 30 percent national sales tax and abolish the IRS. Now, it may die in committee.
  45. the national interest
    The Durham Probe Was Barr’s Witch HuntA shockingly unethical crusade to vindicate Trump.
  46. early and often
    The Data-Driven Strategy Behind Democrats’ State-Level Success in 2022The president’s party almost always loses state-level power in midterm elections. Here’s how Democrats bucked that trend last year.
  47. early and often
    Brian Kemp for President Makes a Lot of SenseGeorgia’s governor doesn’t have the warmest personality. But in trouncing both Donald Trump and Stacey Abrams, he showed world-class political chops.
  48. 2024 senate races
    Adam Schiff Runs for Senate on the Enemies He’s MadeTrump and Republicans inadvertently elevated a mild-mannered moderate who is taking his shot at Dianne Feinstein’s seat.
  49. the national interest
    Ron DeSantis’s Long War on Black Political PowerIt’s not just a “culture war” — it’s about political representation.
  50. chinese democracy
    The Radical, Lonely, Suddenly Shocking Life of Wang JuntaoAfter half a century of resisting the Chinese Communist Party, a dissident confronts murder and espionage in Queens.
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