The Money Pit of GOP-Aligned Super PACs.
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TIM MILLER: The Money Pit of GOP-Aligned Super PACs.
That is the share of their funds that the heavily capitalized super PACs supporting Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, and Tim Scott allocated to targeting the man who schlonged (or in one case, is schlonging) them in the Republican nominating contest.
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ON TUESDAY, THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision affirming the lower court’s denial of former President Donald Trump’s motion to dismiss the January 6th indictment against him on grounds of absolute immunity. Trump argued that, because he was still president on January 6, 2021, anything he did while president—even if it amounted to a crime—is beyond the reach of the rule of law. The decision was unanimous and “per curiam,” meaning no single judge on the three-judge panel is identified as the primary author. Trump will undoubtedly appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, a move that could continue to delay the trial date, which was originally set for March 4 but remains on hold pending resolution of the immunity issue.
A.B. STODDARD: Nancy Mace Is a Hot Mess, Not VP Material
BEFORE REP. NANCY MACE ARRIVED at the “Team Trump” press conference she was hosting last Friday in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, local media knew she was going to trash her friend and supporter, former Palmetto State Governor Nikki Haley.
To build interest and attendance, Mace had previewed her attack in a press release, stating she would be “highlighting the repeated failures of Nikki Haley.”
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