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April 12, 2024
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The Trump-Mike Johnson-MTG Love Triangle

In This Episode

Joe Biden lays out the choice on the economy. Donald Trump stands by his man Mike Johnson despite Marjorie Taylor Greene’s threats to oust him as Speaker. Republicans tell the New York Times they plan to elevate third party candidates like RFK Jr. as a way to help Trump win. And Fox News can’t get enough of Trump’s masterful Chick-fil-A order.

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  • NYT: A Hot Inflation Report Is a Blow to President Biden
  • CNN: Biden defends his handling of the economy amid latest rough inflation numbers
  • Bloomberg: Fed, Biden Campaign Confounded as Inflation Digs In
  • CNBC: The Fed is determined not to reduce interest rates too soon, experts say — a mistake the central bank has made in the past
  • Make America Great Again PAC statement: Biden’s Inflation Crisis
  • Politico: Republicans hope that inflation — and vibes — outweigh Biden’s blockbuster jobs reports
  • National Review: The Inflation Spike Biden Cannot Run From


  • POLITICO: Klain on Biden: He is focused too much on bridges
  • POLITICO: Stubborn inflation rains on Biden’s good-news parade
  • NBCMONTANA: Biden’s former chief of staff blasts president’s strategy as ‘fool’s errand,’ report says
  • THEHILL: Ex-Biden chief of staff: President is ‘out there too much talking about bridges’
  • WH GOV: Statement from President Joe Biden on the March Consumer Price Index


  • Politico: Trump and Johnson gear up for joint event at Mar-a-Lago
  • NYT: Johnson to Join Trump at Mar-a-Lago for ‘Election Integrity’ Announcement
  • The Hill: Trump, Speaker Johnson to hold joint press conference Friday on election integrity
  • CNN: Conservatives deal another blow to Speaker Johnson, defeating FISA rule after Trump push


  • Bulwark: MAGA Takes Aim at RFK Jr.: ‘Radical F—ing Kennedy’ (4/9)
  • Axios: RFK Jr. sounds like Trump as he courts MAGA voters (4/10)
  • NYT: Trump Allies Have a Plan to Hurt Biden’s Chances: Elevate Outsider Candidates (4/10) → NYT piece referenced in Dan’s outline
  • Semafor: ‘A really strange person’: Democrats investigate RFK’s running mate
  • Reed Albergotti’s View (tech editor at Semafor)
  • Hill: RFK Jr.’s bump in polling fails to materialize after VP pick
  • TNR: RFK Jr.’s Adviser Has Frightening Ties to Trump World
  • VF: What Is RFK Jr. After, Really?
  • CBS: Rep. Ro Khanna calls on RFK Jr.’s running mate to step down. Here’s how Nicole Shanahan responded.
  • Axios: Cornel West announces Melina Abdullah as VP pick