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Politico:
Bipartisan group of senators pushes back on Biden Covid plan  —  A bipartisan group of senators told White House officials on Sunday that the stimulus spending in President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief plan provides too much money to high-income Americans, an opening setback …
Discussion: Axios and The Sun
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CNN:
Biden to reinstate Covid-19-related travel restrictions lifted by Trump  —  Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden on Monday will reinstate the Covid-19 travel restrictions on non-US citizens who have been in Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and much of Europe, a White House official confirmed to CNN.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders expected to announce gubernatorial bid  —  The former White House press secretary is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.  —  Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to launch her campaign for Arkansas governor.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Rand Paul versus George Stephanopoulos.  A great confrontation, and I do not agree with the title on this video, that Rand Paul “melts down.”  —  Here's the transcript.  —  STEPHANOPOULOS: Senator Paul, let me begin with a threshold question for you.  This election was not stolen, do you accept that fact?
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Jack Arnholz / ABC News:
Sen. Rand Paul continues making false claims of 2020 election fraud  —  “(Impeachment) is constitutional.  We have precedent”: Sen. Amy Klobuchar  —  ‘Debate over whether or not there was (election) fraud should occur’: Sen. Paul  —  George Stephanopoulos interviews Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on “This Week.”
Sen. Rand Paul / The Hill:
Boycott sham impeachment
Alayna Treene / Axios:
McCarthy takes heat from every direction as House Republicans feud following the Capitol siege  —  Kevin McCarthy is learning you can get torched when you try to make everyone happy, especially after an insurrection.  —  Why it matters: The House Republican leader had been hoping to use …
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators …
Discussion: Washington Times
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Kansas City Star:
‘Bamboozled.’ Hawley mentors stunned by conduct, but early warning signs were there  —  Josh Hawley was a precocious 15-year-old in 1995, writing a regular column for his hometown paper, The Lexington News, when he was still in high school.  —  He used the early platform to opine on politics …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Trump Wants Back on Facebook.  This Star-Studded Jury Might Let Him.  —  A new kind of corporate supercourt is looking for legitimacy.  —  They meet mostly on Zoom, but I prefer to picture the members of this court, or council, or whatever it is, wearing reflective suits and hovering via hologram around a glowing table.
Joshua Zitser / Yahoo News:
Members are quitting Mar-a-Lago because it has become a ‘sad’ and ‘dispirited’ place since Trump moved in, author says  — Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort has become a ‘sad place’ since he moved in, an expert on the resort told  —  MSNBC.  — Members are quitting and want nothing to do with Trump …
Discussion: The Wrap and Mediaite
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Alexis Benveniste / CNN:
Members are quitting ‘sad’ Mar-a-Lago after Trump loses
Josh Hawley / New York Post:
It's time to stand up against the muzzling of America  —  Have you checked your social credit score lately?  You might want to.  Mine seems to have taken a nosedive this month.  You might want to see how yours is doing.  —  Everyone knows what a credit score is.  But social credit scores are new.
Discussion: Instapundit
New York Times:
Why Vaccines Alone Will Not End the Pandemic  —  The coronavirus pandemic in the United States has raged almost uncontrollably for so long that even if millions of people are vaccinated, millions more will still be infected and become ill unless people continue to wear masks …
Discussion: Deadline
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Exclusive: Biden to impose South Africa travel ban to combat new COVID-19 variant - CDC  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will impose a ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa starting Saturday in a bid to contain the spread …
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Erica L. Green / New York Times:
Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen  —  Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but rising mental health emergencies and suicide rates point to the toll the pandemic lockdown is taking.  —  The reminders of pandemic-driven suffering among students …
Discussion: TheBlaze, The Hill and Althouse
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Tyler Van Dyke / Washington Examiner:
Defense Chief Lloyd Austin's first directive orders review of military sexual assault program  —  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued his first directive since being confirmed on Friday, tackling the Defense Department's programs regarding sexual assault in the military.
Discussion: ABC News, The Hill and Associated Press
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CBS News:
Biden expected to repeal Trump's transgender military ban as soon as Monday
Discussion: CNN and Rolling Stone
Howard Altman / Military Times:   In one of first actions, new defense secretary orders review of sexual misconduct programs
Orion Rummler / Axios:
CDC director: “I can't tell you how much vaccine we have”  —  CDC director Rochelle Walensky, newly appointed by President Biden, told Fox News on Sunday that the administration does not know the current number of COVID vaccines available for distribution — due to a lack of data gathered …
Jessica Sidman / Washingtonian:
Biden Makes First DC Restaurant Visit as President To Call Your Mother  —  The bagel spot is co-owned by his administration's Covid Czar.  —  A few days into the job, and President Joe Biden has already made his first restaurant visit.  After attending mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Sunday …
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GOP Lawmaker, Who Questioned Black Hygiene In The Contraction Of COVID-19, To Lead Health Panel  —  Ohio State Sen. Stephen Huffman was appointed to chair the committee in Jan. 2021.  —  A white Ohio Republican lawmaker who questioned whether members of “the colored population” …
Discussion: Business Insider
Kadia Goba / Axios:
Progressives pressure Schumer to end filibuster  —  A progressive coalition is pressuring Chuck Schumer on his home turf by running a digital billboard in Times Square urging the new majority leader to end the Senate filibuster.  —  Why it matters: Schumer is up for re-election in 2o22 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Washington Post:
The Biden administration must go into overdrive to reclaim our courts  —  Derrick Johnson is president and chief executive of the NAACP.  Leslie Proll is its senior adviser for judicial nominations.  —  Four years of court-packing by President Donald Trump and then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
State Republicans push new voting restrictions after Trump's loss  —  Republican legislators across the country are preparing a slew of new voting restrictions in the wake of former President Donald Trump's defeat.  —  Georgia will be the focal point of the GOP push to change state election laws …
 
 
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