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Trump Picks Marjorie as VP?

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is bullish on her prospects of becoming former President Trump’s running mate in 2024, former Trump aide Steve Bannon said, NBC News reports.

Greene is following a new playbook to gain legitimacy and influence within the Republican Party — and she’s hopeful her plan can catapult her on to Trump’s ticket and into the number two spot in the White House.

  • The House republican with a history of incendiary remarks stood firmly behind House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in his drawn-out bid for the speakership.

“This is no shrinking violet, she’s ambitious — she’s not shy about that, nor should she be,” said Bannon, per NBC News.

  • “She sees herself on the short list for Trump’s VP. Paraphrasing Cokie Roberts, when MTG looks in the mirror she sees a potential president smiling back,” Bannon said, referring to the late political reporter.
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Video: Lindsey Graham Defends Biden

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Democrats 2024 Candidate Shocker

A majority of Democratic voters say President Biden should be the party’s 2024 White House nominee, according to a new Emerson College poll released on Tuesday. 

Fifty-eight percent of registered Democrats said Biden should be the nominee, while 42 percent said it should be someone else. 

“Biden has solidified his support among minority voters in his party,” said Spencer Kimball, the executive director of Emerson College Polling. “72 percent of Hispanic Democratic voters and 75 percent of Black Democratic voters think Biden should be the nominee in 2024, whereas 51 percent of white Democratic voters think someone else should be the Democratic nominee next year.” 

The same Emerson College survey showed the president’s approval rating at 44 percent, while his disapproval rating is at 48 percent. His latest approval rating is an improvement from the last Emerson College survey conducted in November, which showed Biden’s approval at 39 percent and his disapproval rating at 48 percent. 

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More classified documents found at Biden’s home

Investigators for the Department of Justice discovered six items containing classified document markings during a 13-hour search on Friday of President Biden’s Delaware home, according to a statement from Bob Bauer, the president’s personal attorney.

The search, which Bauer said took place at the invitation of the president’s personal attorneys, uncovered documents that were from Biden’s time as vice president and a senator.

DOJ asked that the search remain private until after it took place, “in accordance with its standard procedures, and we agreed to cooperate,” Bauer said.

Neither the president nor the first lady was at the Wilmington residence at the time, according to Richard Sauber, a member of the White House Counsel’s Office.

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Video: Biden Mental Breakdown

Footage of President Joe Biden snapping at a reporter and saying he has “no regrets” over his actions regarding his handling of classified documents has gone viral on social media.

Biden spoke to reporters on Thursday during his visit to California to view storm damage done in the state in recent weeks.

The clip of Biden’s answer to a reporter was initially posted on Twitter on January 19. It has so far been viewed more than 154,000 times.

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Trump is Back

According to several news sources, former President Donald Trump has requested that Facebook lift its ban on his posts, and the former President will soon begin to post tweets on Twitter, where Elon Musk has already lifted a ban imposed under previous management.

According to those news accounts, Trump is attempting to regain control over his social media accounts as he looks to mount a comeback. His campaign formally petitioned Facebook’s parent company, Meta, to unblock his account after it was locked in response to the U.S Capitol riot two years ago.

In a letter to Meta, Trump’s campaign wrote, “We believe that the ban on President Trump’s account on Facebook has dramatically distorted and inhibited the public discourse.” The campaign did not threaten a lawsuit but instead talked about the importance of free speech and petitioned Meta for a “meeting to discuss President Trump’s prompt reinstatement to the platform.”

A Meta spokesperson declined to comment about Trump but stated that the company “will announce a decision in the coming weeks in line with the process we laid out.”

Facebook and Twitter banned Trump a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol and interfered with Congress as it counted the electoral votes to certify Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential victory.

Facebook ultimately decided to institute a limited ban on Trump that would come up for review after two years, starting January 7th, 2023.

Twitter planned a permanent ban, but new owner Elon Musk reinstated Trump’s account on November 19th, 2021, and then criticized the company’s previous leadership for the ban.

Trump, however, hasn’t yet tweeted. A Republican, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations with Trump about returning to the platform, said, “Trump is probably coming back to Twitter. It’s just a question of how and when. He’s been talking about it for weeks, but Trump speaks for Trump, so it’s anyone’s guess what he’ll do or say or when.”

Another Trump confidant who didn’t want to be identified speaking about conversations with him said that Trump has sought input for weeks about hopping back on Twitter and that his campaign advisers have also workshopped ideas for his first tweet.

Some advisers said Trump might be limited in posting on other social media platforms now that he has founded his own, Truth Social. Truth Social declined to comment about any alleged limits, and a spokesman for Trump said the campaign believes he’ll be able to return to Twitter as before.

Another Trump adviser, who has spoken with him about Facebook and shared the gist of the private conversation with NBC News on condition of anonymity, said that his campaign believes Facebook will ultimately honor the two-year ban and reinstate him but that it’s prepared to engage with House Republicans who control the lower chamber of Congress to advocate on Trump’s behalf and pressure Meta. The adviser said Congress will likely examine Section 230 of the federal law affecting social media companies.

“If Facebook wants to have this fight, fine, but the House is leverage, and keeping Trump off Facebook just looks political,” the adviser said, noting that House Democrats like Adam Schiff of California told Facebook last month to keep Trump off the platform.

“Trump has continued to post harmful election content on Truth Social that would likely violate Facebook’s policies, and we have every reason to believe he would bring similar conspiratorial rhetoric back to Facebook, if given the chance,” Schiff wrote in a letter to Meta signed by three Democratic colleagues.

Trump’s plans to expand his social media footprint also speak to the limits of Truth Social’s reach. Trump has slightly more than 4.8 million followers on the platform, compared to nearly 88 million on Twitter and 34 million on Facebook.