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The Hill - [Former Republican Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Asa] Hutchinson says decision not to endorse Trump ‘costly and difficult’

CNN - Former Trump campaign chairman [and convict pardoned by Trump] Paul Manafort is in discussions to help with reelection effort​





The Hill - [Second Gentleman] Emhoff says Trump’s ‘disgusting, toxic, antisemitic’ comments should be ‘condemned’

NBC News - Trump asks Supreme Court for 'absolute immunity' in election interference case

Wall Street Journal - Trump Claims 2024 Will Be Rigged, Putting Republican Turnout at Risk​
Stolen-election claims draw cheers at campaign rallies, but muddle party’s get-out-the-vote effort

The Hill - GOP primaries flash warning signs for Trump

The Daily Beast - Trump’s PAC Burned $230,000 a Day on Legal Bills in February
Even by the standards of Trump’s legal slush fund, February was a brutal month that underscored the historic financial pressure on his 2024 campaign.

TIME - How Trump Is Mapping Out a More MAGA Senate

CNBC - Judge orders Trump company to tell financial watchdog about efforts to get appeal bonds

CNN - New York Attorney General takes initial step to prepare to seize Trump assets

NY Times - Trump Told Pence Certifying Election Would Be ‘Career Killer,’ Valet Testified
President Donald J. Trump warned his vice president against failing to overturn the 2020 election results, according to an account by the White House valet by his side on Jan. 6.

Associated Press - Trump's invite to major donors prioritizes the committee paying his legal bills over the RNC
Donald Trump’s new joint fundraising agreement with the Republican National Committee directs donations to his campaign and a political action committee that pays the former president’s legal bills before the RNC gets a cut, according to a fundraising invitation obtained by The Associated Press.



NBC News - Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher will resign early, leaving [Republican] House majority hanging by a thread
House Republicans lost another member in Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., on Friday. Gallagher's departure on April 19 will leave Republicans with just one vote to spare on legislation.

NBC News - [Republican] Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust [Republican] Mike Johnson as House speaker
Johnson has served as speaker of the House for five months. Greene stopped short of forcing a vote to remove him, calling her motion a “warning.”

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CNN - Trump posts video that shows image of Biden tied up in the back of a truck



Associated Press - Some of Trump's allies in Congress already support his 2025 ideas on deportations and Jan. 6 pardons
Donald Trump is campaigning on promises of mass deportations and of pardons for those convicted in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, and his ideas are being met with little pushback by a new era of Republicans in Congress.

NBC News - House Republican budget calls for raising the retirement age for Social Security
A budget by the Republican Study Committee, a group of more than 170 GOP lawmakers, highlights how many in the party would seek to govern if Republicans win in November.
The budget was released Wednesday by the Republican Study Committee, a group of more than 170 House GOP lawmakers, including many allies of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Apart from fiscal policy, the budget endorses a series of bills “designed to advance the cause of life,” including the Life at Conception Act, which would aggressively restrict abortion and potentially threaten in vitro fertilization, or IVF, by establishing legal protections for human beings at “the moment of fertilization.” It has recently caused consternation within the GOP following backlash to an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that threatened IVF.

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Business Insider - Letitia James is not done with Donald Trump. Now she wants to know if he withheld evidence in her fraud case.
New York's attorney general now wants to know if Donald Trump withheld evidence in his fraud case.

Rolling Stone - Lara Trump Peddles 'Massive Fraud' 2020 Election Claims in RNC Robocall
As the RNC spammed phones across America on behalf of co-chair Lara Trump, Trump's baseless claims of a stolen election echoed through speakers.













ABC News 538 - The less you vote, the more you back Trump
Joe Biden is polling better than Donald Trump among voters who turn out more often.

CNBC - Biden says U.S. economy is world's best. Trump calls it a 'cesspool.' Data is clear.
U.S. GDP significantly outpaced countries like Japan and Canada last year, the International Monetary Fund estimated in January. [See also: data tables]


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The president has no direct power over elections. This is how Trump intends to be dictator.

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Political Wire - What Trump Is Doing In the Courtroom
New York Times: "Trump appears to be sleeping. His head keeps dropping down and his mouth goes slack.""Trump has apparently jolted back awake, noticing the notes his lawyer passed him several minutes ago."

People are saying Donald Trump is now Donald Slump. Low energy. Fell asleep in court and his falling stock price. Maybe he’d have more energy if he wasn’t tweeting (‘truthing’) at all hours of the day.



This is what ‘law and order’ looks like so that guy in the center with the Trump flag is pretty confused. I think OJ had more fans show up for his trials?

Political Wire - Trump Fundraising Off the Start of His Criminal Trial
New York Times: "Shortly before court adjourned for the day, Trump’s campaign sent out a fundraising email falsely claiming he had just stormed out of court."

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NY Times - A Weary Trump Appears to Doze Off in Courtroom Ahead of Criminal Trial
The former president flashed signs of irritation at times, but also seemed to fall asleep, before jolting back awake.



NBC News - Judge grants Trump permission to attend son's HS graduation​

Of course Trump and the Trumpies lied about this since the beginning, the judge said it was dependent upon the pace of the trial. I'm sure Trump's [not] thrilled to attend somebody else's ceremony despite his protestations to try to slow the trial down.

NBC News - Trump on political violence in 2024: 'If we don't win, you know, it depends'
The former president also spoke about considering pardons for Jan. 6 defendants and deflected key questions on federal abortion policy in a lengthy Time magazine intervew.

USA Today - FBI data shows America is seeing a 'considerable' drop in crime. Trump says the opposite.

'Guy with 88 current charges against him lies about crimes.'



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