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Steve Kornacki: Why Trump wins independents in polls while struggling with them in primaries

Survey data, election results and demographics shine a light on the particular type of independent turning out to vote against Trump in the GOP primaries.
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Super Tuesday

Biden to visit Teamsters headquarters as the union weighs its 2024 endorsement

Trump, who is also seeking the Teamsters' endorsement, visited their headquarters last month. The 1.3 million-member labor union endorsed Biden in 2020.
 A union vote sign is displayed in front of the state capital building during a rally to support democratic candidates hosted by the Teamsters.
 A union vote sign is displayed in front of the state capital building during a rally to support democratic candidates hosted by the Teamsters.

What to watch for in the Michigan primary: From the Politics Desk

Plus, what the early presidential primaries can — and can't — tell us about a likely Biden-Trump rematch in November.
Voters cast their ballots at a polling location in Dearborn, Mich.
Voters cast their ballots at a polling location in Dearborn, Mich.
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Latino groups condemn 'heinous' crime at University of Georgia and plea against anti-immigrant rhetoric

The fallout from the immigration status of the suspect in the killing of University of Georgia student Laken Riley has alarmed Hispanic students and groups.
Officials search the Cielo Azulyk apartment complex.
Officials search the Cielo Azulyk apartment complex.

School board member bragged of drinking Fireball and Coors Light in Capitol on Jan. 6, FBI says

Miles Adkins, a member of the Frederick County School Board in Virginia, was charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack after he was identified by online sleuths.

By defining sex, some states are denying transgender people legal recognition

At least six states have measures that define "sex" in a way that discriminates against transgender and nonbinary people, critics say.
Mack Allen after a rally for LGBTQ youth at the Statehouse, in Topeka, Kan.
Mack Allen after a rally for LGBTQ youth at the Statehouse, in Topeka, Kan.

Trump country and a tale of two suburban counties: 4 key regions to watch in the Michigan primary

From the heavily rural areas in the north to the suburbs outside Detroit, here are the counties that will tell the story of Tuesday’s GOP and Democratic contests.
A resident casts her ballot.
A resident casts her ballot.

Tennessee House advances bill to ban reappointing lawmakers booted for behavior

One of the Legislature’s staff attorneys expressed concerns about the bill last week, telling House members at a committee hearing that it raises constitutional questions.
Justin Jones during a legislative session in Nashville, Tenn.
Justin Jones during a legislative session in Nashville, Tenn.

Biden says he hopes to see Gaza cease-fire by next week after progress in negotiations

The White House has been working on cease-fire negotiations amid growing pressure from progressives and Palestinian allies.
Biden president podium american flag usa us
Biden president podium american flag usa us

Union households favor Biden — but by closer margin than in 2020, poll finds

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have made appeals to union workers in Michigan, the site of Tuesday's primaries, and elsewhere.
UAW members applaud as Joe Biden walks on stage.
UAW members applaud as Joe Biden walks on stage.

For the first time in years, Sen. Graham hasn't introduced a national abortion ban

Sen. Lindsey Graham has introduced a federal abortion ban bill every Congress since 2013. As Republicans scramble on abortion messaging, his legislation is conspicuously absent.
Lindsey Graham speaks during a news conference.
Lindsey Graham speaks during a news conference.

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