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10:10 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: CBS News, NPR, Forbes and Daily News
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:   Dominion Voting System Sues Rudy Giuliani Over Claims of Rigged Election
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani
Discussion: Raw Story, HotAir and New York Times
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Live updates: Biden plans focus on manufacturing; House to deliver impeachment article against Trump to Senate
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Dominion Voting Systems Sues Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 Billion
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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: Mediaite and 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.
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 …
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
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
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
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Liz Cheney Should Step Away From Leadership For The Sake Of GOP Voters  —  There is no reason to leave Cheney in her leadership position.  In fact, it's negligence for Republican leaders to keep her there.  —  Liz Cheney's problems are piling up, according to Politico.
Discussion: CNN and Real Clear Politics
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 …
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 …
Alexandra Garrett / Newsweek:
Matt Gaetz, Critic of Liz Cheney After Impeachment, Says He's Not Seeking Her GOP Leadership Job  —  GOP Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz said he's not seeking Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney's leadership position, amid uproar among a number of Republicans over her recent vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Twitchy
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 …
Jesse Johnson / Japan Times:
U.S. sends carrier into South China Sea as Chinese bombers fly near Taiwan … The U.S. sent an aircraft carrier strike group into the disputed South China Sea the same day China dispatched a fleet of 13 warplanes — including nuclear-capable bombers — into the southwestern corner of Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ).
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 …
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.
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 …
Olivia Goldhill / STAT:
Undercounting of Covid-19 deaths is greatest in pro-Trump areas, analysis shows  —  Tens of thousands of Covid-19 deaths are going unreported in the U.S., with far more missed in counties that strongly supported former President Trump, according to new research.
Caitlin Emma / Politico:
Biden confronts a budget office broken by Trump  —  Before President Joe Biden can tackle the pandemic, address the economic crisis or fulfill promises on infrastructure and climate change, he must first rebuild the federal agency at the center of it all.  —  The Office of Management …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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 …
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
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Jaclyn Peiser / Washington Post:
A Texas man who stormed the Capitol threatened to ‘assassinate’ Ocasio-Cortez, feds say
Discussion: CONAN Daily, Slate and Sputnik News
New York Times:
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Discussion: Defense One
Charles Gaba / ACA Signups:
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Discussion: Balloon Juice
New York Times:
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William Saletan / Slate:
The Enemy Isn't Republicans. It's Liars.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
‘Retired’ National Enquirer Chief David Pecker Is Still in Charge and ‘Still Protecting Trump,’ Insiders Say
Discussion: Raw Story
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Tyler Olson / Fox News:
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Discussion: Politico and IJR
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:
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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