News from Around the Web for Feb 29, 2024

News From Around the Web

#10 Good Riddance To Mitch McConnell: A List Of GOP Senate Chief’s Worst Blunders In Leadership - Tristan Justice for Conservative Review

Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced Wednesday he will step down from his leadership role this fall, citing his age and health. “One of life’s most underappreciated talents is to know when it’s time to move on to life’s next chapter,” the 82-year-old Senate leader said. “So I stand before you today… to say that this will be my last term as Republican leader of the Senate.” Federalist CEO Sean Davis reported that Senate insiders see McConnell’s decision as both a concession and a power grab...

#9 RFK Jr. Says Rand Paul Would Be ‘Incredible Successor’ To Mitch McConnell - Harold Hutchison for the Daily Caller and Citizen Free Press

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky would be an “incredible successor” to Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in a post on X. McConnell announced in a Wednesday floor speech he would step down as the leader of Senate Republicans in November, but would serve out his term in the Senate, which ends in January 2027. Kennedy, a longtime environmental advocate, suggested McConnell’s fellow senator from Kentucky as the replacement...

#8 Texas Wildfires, Including Second-Largest on Record, Rage Across Panhandle - Nick Oxford and Rich Mckay for Reuters

 Richard Murray choked back tears on Wednesday as he surveyed the charred remains of his mechanic's workshop and home of 50 years in the small Texas Panhandle town of Canadian.
The previous night, a sheriff's deputy had pounded on the door and ordered Murray and his wife Gilissa to evacuate as the state's second-largest wildfire on record approached their home.
"The house is gone, and all the cars are melted," said Murray, 72, shortly after he returned home Wednesday morning. "There's nothing left."

#7 Illinois Judge Says 14th Amendment Bars Trump from 2024 primary Ballot - Isabella Murray for ABC News and ABC 7 Chicago

A judge in Cook County, Illinois, on Wednesday ruled that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, also known as the "insurrection clause," bars former President Donald Trump from the 2024 Republican primary ballot. The order overrules a January determination from the Illinois State Board of Elections that Trump could remain eligible. Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter placed an immediate stay on her decision until Friday "in anticipation of an appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, or the Illinois Supreme Court." A Trump spokesman responded in a statement, calling Porter's ruling "unconstitutional" and adding, "We will quickly appeal."


#6 Trump Wins the Michigan GOP Primary, Bringing Him One Step Closer to Securing Republican Nomination -  Brooke Singman for Fox News

Former President Trump will win the Michigan Republican Primary Tuesday night, winning yet another early contest and additional delegates — bringing him one step closer to being able to formally secure the GOP nomination. The Associated Press projected Trump would win the primary shortly after polls closed Tuesday night. With the Michigan win, Trump has claimed victory in every primary and caucus of the 2024 GOP presidential primary cycle. 

#5 J K Rowling Has Exposed the Ruling Class’s Cowardice and Incompetence - Allister Heath for The Telegraph
K Rowling is a modern British heroine, and all those who have vilified, defamed, threatened, and traduced her should hang their heads in shame. She has proved to be a far more effective defender of common-sense values than all but a handful of MPs, exposing the cowardice and moral bankruptcy of much of Westminster and Whitehall. he has fought indefatigably for ordinary people, for the truth, for the rights of women threatened by the rise of trans extremism, incurring horrific hatred from tens of thousands of deranged woke fanatics. She has had a dramatic impact on our politics, unlike the managerialist politicians, most of whom go with the flow on all “controversial” subjects and are thus content to be in office but not truly in power...

#4 Kamala Harris Says College Students ‘Will Now Get Paid’ With Taxpayer Funds To Register Voters Ahead Of 2024 - Harold Hutchison for the Daily Caller

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