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January 04, 2024
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Iowa Caucus Countdown with Steve Kornacki

In This Episode

Dan and Tommy discuss the latest in the GOP primary, Trump’s 14th Amendment ballot woes in Maine and Colorado and Joe Biden’s reelection strategy. Then, Dan and NBC News and MSNBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki dig into polling and voter data ahead of the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary and look at what the numbers might mean for the 2024 Presidential election. 


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  • NYT: It’s 2024, and the Candidates Are Campaigning at a Furious Pace
  • NYT: Trump Team, Burned in 2016, Looks to Close Out Iowa
  • CBS: Trump, potential VP pick and former actress swarm Iowa ahead of caucuses
  • ABC/538: It’s crunch time in Iowa and New Hampshire
  • CBS: Next Republican debate will only feature Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis
  • Axios: Poll: Almost a third of Republicans have low trust in the GOP primary
  • WaPo: How Trump reignited his base and took control of the Republican primary
  • AP: On New Year’s Eve, DeSantis urges crowd to defy odds and help him ‘win the Iowa caucuses’
  • NYT: Haley’s Civil War Gaffe Complicates Her New Hampshire Push
  • Politico: Former Iowa Rep. Steve King endorses Vivek Ramaswamy for president
  • Politico | Politico: Christie punches back at Sununu: ‘I remember when Chris used to care about Donald Trump’
  • NYT: Newly Flush With Cash, Nikki Haley Makes Her Move in Iowa. Is It Too Late? Politico: Trump allies and MAGA luminaries move to kill off the Haley-for-VP buzz 
  • NYT: Tracking Efforts to Remove Trump From the 2024 Ballot
  • NBC: Trump appeals Maine ruling that he’s ineligible for 2024 primary ballot 
  • NYT: Trump Appeals Decision Barring Him From Maine Primary Ballot
  • ABCNEWS: Maine state official who removed Trump from ballot was targeted in swatting call at her home
  • NYT: Trump Asks Supreme Court to Keep Him on Colorado Ballot
  • AP NEWS: Maine bars Trump from ballot as US Supreme Court weighs states’ authority to block former president 
  • Politico: Colorado Supreme Court says Trump is ineligible to run again
  • THEHILL: Watchdog group sues to block Trump from 2024 ballot in Colorado
  • NYT: ​​Biden Plans 2 Campaign Speeches to Underscore Contrasts With Trump
  • WaPo: Biden campaign amps up focus on reelection with speech on Jan. 6 anniversary
  • AP: Biden’s kicking off 2024 by delving into some of the country’s darkest moments
  • The Week: How Biden’s 2024 campaign will revolve around his economic agenda
  • CNN: How the Biden campaign hopes to make 2024 less about Biden and more about a contrast with Trump
  • Reuters: Biden unplugged: President goes off-script in election fundraisers
  • The Messenger: Joe Biden’s Campaign Ramps Up for 2024
  • NBC: DNC previews 2024 message, calling election denial ‘the central litmus test’ in GOP
  • Semafor: Hispanic leaders warn Democrats: Voters are fed up with Biden
  • Playbook: The House GOP’s big border play
  • Punchbowl: Dozens of House Republicans will be at the border. We’re there, too.
  • Politico: White House tries to flip the script on House Republicans over border crisis