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March 01, 2024
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Did the Supreme Court Just Save Trump?

In This Episode

Donald Trump and President Biden hold dueling events at the Texas border as the issue of immigration becomes a top concern for voters. Mitch McConnell says he’s stepping down from Senate leadership after years of enabling Trump. House Republicans’ sham impeachment investigation blows up in their faces. RFK Jr. gets a step closer to being on the ballot in Arizona and Georgia. And later, Strict Scrutiny’s Leah Litman stops by to talk about the Supreme Court’s latest gift to Donald Trump in the presidential immunity case.

 

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SHOW NOTES

 

BORDER VISITS

 

NYT: How Visiting the U.S. Border Became a Potent Form of Political Theater

 

Politico: Biden to visit southern border Thursday — the same day as Trump 

 

Axios: Biden and Trump unveil dueling border visits

 

CNN: Biden and Trump to visit US-Mexico border on same day this week

 

NPR: Biden is looking at options for the border. But he’s running into legal issues

WaPo: Biden and Trump head to the border for dueling visits Thursday

WSJ: Mexico’s Leader Looms Large in America’s Presidential Election

 

HUNTER BIDEN HEARING

 

NYT: In Long-Awaited Testimony, Hunter Biden Assails G.O.P. Impeachment Inquiry

 

NYT: The Informant Turned Defendant Who Took Aim at the Bidens

 

WaPo: Hunter Biden testifies that he never involved his father in business

 

Axios: Hunter Biden skewers “baseless” GOP impeachment inquiry ahead of testimony

 

CNN Updates: Hunter Biden’s closed-door testimony in House GOP probe

 

CNN: House GOP skeptical Biden inquiry leads to impeachment as election draws near

 

The New Republic: Republican Rep. Admits Hunter Biden Case Is Probably a “Big Nothing”

 

ACYN tweet

 

MCCONELL STEPPING DOWN

 

Axios: McConnell replacement race kicks off earlier than expected

 

Wapo: Mitch McConnell to step down as Republican Senate leader in November

 

Guardian: McConnell will back Trump to ‘improve path’ to Senate majority, colleague says

 

Hill: McConnell wrestles with difficult move: Endorsing Trump

 

ABC: Who might replace Mitch McConnell as the top Senate Republican?

 

NYT: McConnell to Step Down as Leader at the End of the Year

 

Politico: As McConnell steps down, Ukraine loses a powerful GOP mega booster

 

NYT: Prevailing on Ukraine Funding, McConnell Took Political Hits (2/13/24)

 

Hill: Biden says he’s sorry to hear McConnell stepping down: He ‘never misrepresented anything’

 

NYT: Senate Republican Blocks Bill to Protect I.V.F. Treatment 

 

TheHill: Republicans block bill to protect access to IVF

 

RFK 

 

CNN: Super PAC supporting RFK Jr. says it has gathered enough signatures to put him on ballot in Arizona, Georgia 

 

WAPO: Pro-Kennedy super PAC says his name will be on ballots in Ariz., Ga.

 

NYT: They Could Decide the 2024 Election. If They Vote.

 

NYT: Young Voters Say Their Discontent Goes Deeper Than Israel and Gaza

 

SCOTUS IMMUNITY

 

CNN: Supreme Court to decide Trump immunity claim, further delaying election subversion trial

 

WaPo: Supreme Court to weigh Trump’s immunity claim in D.C. 2020 election trial

 

Just Security: How Long Will Trump’s Immunity Appeal Take? Analyzing the Alternative Timelines (2/06/24)

 

Axios: Supreme Court to hear Trump’s absolute immunity claim in Jan. 6 case

 

POLITICO: Supreme Court stalls Trump’s federal election trial while weighing his immunity bid