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9:15 AM ET, January 25, 2021


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Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems Over False Election Claims  —  The suit against Mr. Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump who pushed to overturn the election results, accuses him of carrying out “a viral disinformation campaign.”
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Dominion sues Giuliani for $1.3 billion over ‘Big Lie’ about election fraud  —  (CNN)Dominion Voting Systems has sued former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for defamation after he pushed the “Big Lie” about election fraud on his podcast and TV appearances.
Discussion: NPR and Forbes
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
Dominion Voting System Sues Rudy Giuliani Over Claims of Rigged Election  —  Suit says Giuliani defamed the company by spreading accusations that it rigged the 2020 election for President Biden  —  Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sued Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's personal attorney …
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Dominion Voting Systems Sues Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 Billion
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani
Discussion: HotAir and New York Times
Some Trump aides stuck with him till the end.  Now they're screwed.  —  Four days into his post-presidency life, Donald Trump has insulated himself from the outside world.  —  Unseen by the public and unusually quiet as key parts of his policy legacy are dismantled by the new administration …
Discussion: Raw Story
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders expected to announce gubernatorial bid
Donald G. McNeil Jr / New York Times:
Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like  —  From denialism to death threats, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci describes a fraught year as an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the Covid-19 pandemic.  —  For almost 40 years, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci has held two jobs.
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Trump Fumes in His First Weekend Out of Office as Fauci Clowns on Him  —  And the worst part?  Trump can't even tweet about it.  —  In recent days, former President Donald Trump has watched from afar as one of his most popular rivals for public attention has been unleashed by the Biden administration to …
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
Dr. Fauci needs to be held responsible for COVID-19 mistakes
Discussion: The Independent
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: Raw Story, HuffPost and Instapundit
Rosemary Rossi / The Wrap:
‘Go Back to Moscow’: Airplane Banners Near Mar-a-Lago Taunt ‘Pathetic Loser’ Trump  —  Florida is mighty chilly these days... if you're former president Donald Trump, that is.  —  Hours before Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president, Donald Trump left the White House and headed …
Alexis Benveniste / CNN:
Members are quitting ‘sad’ Mar-a-Lago after Trump loses  —  New York (CNN Business)Many once-loyal members of Mar-a-Lago are leaving because they no longer want to have any connection to former President Donald Trump, according to the author of the definitive book about the resort.
ABC News:
Biden set to sign ‘Made in America’ executive order  —  The executive order will also create a new senior role at the OMB.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  President Joe Biden is set to sign a “Made in America” executive order Monday, fulfilling a long …
Amanda Macias / CNBC:
CDC director says federal government does not know how much Covid vaccine the U.S. has  — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Sunday that the federal government doesn't know how much coronavirus vaccine the nation has.  — “I can't tell you how much vaccine …
Orion Rummler / Axios:
CDC director: “I can't tell you how much vaccine we have”
Discussion: HotAir
Ed O'Keefe / CBS News:
The Bidens' dogs arrive at White House  —  Dogs have returned to the White House after a four-year hiatus.  —  Champ and Major, the German shepherds of President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, arrived at the White House on Sunday, a few days after their owners.
Discussion: CNN
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 …
MAGA media looks to turn White House briefing room into a battlefield  —  Eric Bolling, the conservative host of Sinclair Broadcast Group's “America This Week,” would travel regularly to Donald Trump's White House, interviewing the former president seven times and occasionally attending press briefings.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
POLITICO Playbook: Republicans feel the squeeze on impeachment  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  REPUBLICANS ARE UNDER INTENSE PRESSURE to acquit DONALD TRUMP — whether they think he committed an impeachable offense or not.  At this point, it's all about self-preservation.
Paul Sperry / RealClearInvestigations:
New Evidence Implicates FBI Higher-Ups in Dishonesty of Anti-Trump Lawyer  —  Special Counsel John Durham's evidence suggests others in the FBI, including Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, had roles in the FISA deceptions admitted by Kevin Clinesmith, above.  He is due to be sentenced this week.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Molly Nagle / ABC News:
Biden to replace White House doctor with long-time physician  —  O'Connor will take on a role that faced scrutiny over transparency under Trump.  —  President Biden to continue pushing forth agenda, cabinet nominees  —  Former President Trump prepares his defense as the official article …
Discussion: CNN, NBC News, UPI, IJR and The Independent
Ben Montgomery / Axios:
Scoop: David Jolly eyes independent run for Florida governor  —  Former U.S. Rep. David Jolly is “strongly considering” a run for Florida governor in 2022 as an independent, a source close to him tells Axios.  —  Why it matters: Jolly, who repped Florida's 13th district as a Republican …
Moderna, Inc.:
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Retains Neutralizing Activity Against Emerging Variants First Identified in the U.K. and the Republic of South Africa  —  Out of an abundance of caution, Moderna launches clinical program to boost immunity to emerging variants  —  Manuscript posted to preprint server …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
William Saletan / Slate:
The Enemy Isn't Republicans.  It's Liars.  —  This is part of What We Learned, a series of reflections on the meaning and legacy of the Trump years.  —  Over the years, I've bounced around the political spectrum.  I was liberal in Texas, more conservative in college, and now I'm somewhere in the middle.
Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
How West Virginia Became a U.S. Leader in Vaccine Rollout  —  West Virginia has used 83 percent of its allotted vaccines, among the best in the nation.  But even efficient operations face a major problem: There simply are not enough shots to go around.  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. …
Discussion: The Week and ABC News
Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times:
As Mexico enters the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, its vaccination plan takes a hit  —  Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexico is entering its darkest phase yet.  —  More people are infected than at any point before, including the nation's president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
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 Earlier Items: 
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Hawley calls for ethics investigation into Dems who filed complaint against him
Discussion: Politico
Arlene Stein / New Jersey Online:
N.J.'s forgotten history of hate
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Trump Administration Quietly Eased Sanctions on Israeli Billionaire
Discussion: Daily Maverick
Aymann Ismail / Slate:
“I Don't See the Last Four Years as This Journalistic Anomaly”
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Trump Wants Back on Facebook. This Star-Studded Jury Might Let Him.
New York Times:
Why Vaccines Alone Will Not End the Pandemic
Discussion: Deadline
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Exclusive: Biden to impose South Africa travel ban to combat new COVID-19 variant - CDC