Will Young Conservatives Dump Trump? CPAC May Have the Answer
Good morning from the Hive newsroom! It’s the first day of CPAC, where scores of conservative youth groups will have the chance to rally around their candidate of choice in the Republican presidential primary, writes Caleb Ecarma, who is reporting back from the event itself in Maryland. “I like DeSantis and I get why so many conservatives want him to run,” one conservative youth leader tells Ecarma. “But he isn’t Trump.”
On the media front, Charlotte Klein has the latest on Dominion’s lawsuit against Fox News, whose billionaire owner, Rupert Murdoch, apparently tried to pass the buck to the network’s anchors in a recent deposition. And speaking of whom, Bess Levin observes that Murdoch reportedly colluded with Jared Kushner to throw the election in Donald Trump’s favor.
Elsewhere, Eric Lutz divines the fate of Joe Biden’s student-debt relief plan, which has come under review by the Supreme Court. Plus, Levin catches Trump giving Ron DeSantis a new nickname over his past proposals to cut Social Security and Medicare. Thanks for reading.