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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Fox News cancels Lou Dobbs' show and is expected to part ways with the pro-Trump host  —  Fox News has canceled “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” the program hosted by television's staunchest supporter of Donald Trump and of his assertions of voter fraud in the 2020 election, The Times has learned.
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ABC News:
Video surfaces showing Trump ally Roger Stone flanked by Oath Keepers on morning of Jan. 6  —  Some Oath Keepers were later involved in the riot at the U.S. Capitol.  —  Video shows Roger Stone flanked by Oath Keepers on morning of Jan. 6  —  Video surfaces showing longtime Trump confidant …
Discussion: Raw Story
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ABC News:
Congressional investigators probe videos of Trump associates' actions ahead of Capitol riot  —  Impeachment managers on Thursday invited Trump to testify.  —  Video shows Roger Stone flanked by Oath Keepers on morning of Jan. 6  —  Video surfaces showing longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone flanked …
Discussion: The Week
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
Larry Summers's Churlish Payback to Biden  —  Larry Summers, left, as President-elect Barack Obama's National Economic Council director, meets with Joe Biden and other staffers, December 23, 2008.  —  Larry Summers was quietly dumped from Joe Biden's economic team last year.
Discussion: New Republic and Slate
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Lawrence Summers / Washington Post:
The Biden stimulus is admirably ambitious.  But it brings some big risks, too.  —  President Biden's $1.9 trillion covid-19 relief plan, added to the stimulus measure Congress passed in December with the incoming administration's strong support, would represent the boldest act of macroeconomic stabilization policy in U.S. history.
Kara Voght / Mother Jones:
The White House Doesn't Want To Hear From Larry Summers  —  How Obama's chief economic advisor ended up on the wrong side of the Biden administration  —  Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Larry Summers plays the skunk at the Covid relief party
Discussion: USA Today, CoinDesk, The Week and Eschaton
BuzzFeed News:
Donald Trump's Business Sought A Stake In Parler Before He Would Join  —  Documents seen by BuzzFeed News show that Parler offered Trump 40% of the company if he posted exclusively to the platform.  The deal was never finalized.  —  Copy  —  The Trump Organization negotiated on behalf …
Kim Chandler / The Edwardsville Intelligencer:
AP sources: Alabama senator has indicated he won't run again  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the Senate's fourth most senior member, has indicated to confidantes that he does not intend to run for reelection next year — prompting some Republicans to urge the powerful …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Trump Shifted Campaign-Donor Money Into His Private Business After Losing The Election  —  Donald Trump's reelection campaign, which never received a cent from the former president, moved an estimated $2.8 million of donor money into the Trump Organization—including at least $81,000 since Trump lost the election.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Drew Holden / The Spectator:
You shouldn't compare Marjorie Taylor Greene to Ilhan Omar  —  Greene's comments are stunningly beyond the pale  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks outside the Capitol (Getty)  —  Both political parties have always had oddballs entering their ranks, elected officials who probably aren't fit for the job.
Discussion: Bulwark+, CNN and The Intellectualist
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Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Did the Proud Boys Help Coordinate the Capitol Riot?  Yes, U.S. Suggests  —  In court papers, prosecutors have painted a picture that indicates planning among members of the extremist group on Jan. 6.  —  When Ethan Nordean, the “sergeant of arms” for the Seattle Proud Boys …
Discussion: Salon, Forbes and Washington Post
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Lawyers Call Trump's First Amendment Defense ‘Legally Frivolous’  —  Claims by former President Donald J. Trump's lawyers that his conduct around the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is shielded by the First Amendment are “legally frivolous” and should do nothing to stop the Senate from convicting him …
Discussion: Politico, Axios and Forbes
Associated Press:
What of ‘Individual-1’?  Feds' Trump campaign case is ‘dead’  —  NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump lost the legal shield of the presidency last month, some pundits speculated federal prosecutors might revive an investigation that implicated him in possible campaign finance crimes during his 2016 run for office.
Discussion: Raw Story
Annie Karni / New York Times:
After Years in Government, Biden Has a New Perk: Air Force One  —  On Friday, he flew home for the first time as president.  But it was not on the plane that has so delighted his predecessors.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden has served in elected office for almost four decades.
Discussion: The Week
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Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner:
‘Serious breach’: Intruder entered aircraft at base housing Air Force One
Discussion: ABC News
Howard Altman / Air Force Times:
Air Force will investigate base security worldwide in wake of intruder entering jet at JBA, home of Air Force One
Discussion: CNN, HuffPost, Task & Purpose and Breitbart
Washington Post:
Senate approves budget bill to pass Biden economic relief plan  —  Vice President Harris breaks tie on budget resolution after all-night Senate session  —  The Senate approved a budget bill early Friday that paves the way for passage of President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package …
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Washington Post:
Biden sharpens attack over GOP stimulus approach as Democrats advance plan in Congress
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline:
Christopher Plummer Dies: Oscar Winner & ‘Sound Of Music,’ ‘All The Money In The World’ Star A True Hollywood Legend  —  Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, won an Oscar for Beginners and was nominated for All the Money in the World and The Last Station …
Patrick Lohmann / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Claudia Tenney to be certified as winner of New York's 22nd race, judge rules  —  Oswego, N.Y. — Republican Claudia Tenney will be certified as the winner of New York's 22nd Congressional District race, a judge ruled Friday, ending a three-month ordeal in the only undecided House race in the country.
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Kerry Picket / Washington Examiner:
Tenney wins New York's 22nd Congressional District
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
Live updates: Biden says Trump should not receive intelligence briefings because of his ‘erratic behavior’  —  President Biden, in an interview with the “CBS Evening News With Norah O'Donnell,” said former president Donald Trump should not receive intelligence briefings, citing his “erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection.”
Microsoft On the Issues:
Changes to political giving  —  Editor's Note: Today, Fred Humphries, Corporate Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs, sent this email to our PAC community.  —  Last month, in the aftermath of the effort to overturn the Presidential election, we halted political giving to consider the implications of the events.
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Ashley Gold / Axios:
Microsoft ends donations to lawmakers who refused to certify election
Richard North Patterson / The Bulwark:
Joe Biden's Fast 15 Days  —  He is working to untie—or cut through—the political knot of the economic relief bill, even as his team moves swiftly on several other fronts.  —  In his first 100 days, Franklin Roosevelt jammed a transformative agenda through Congress—combating mass immiseration …
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Associated Press:
Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments  —  CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments.  —  Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch …
Mike Levine / ABC News:
Wife of GOP Sen. Hawley files criminal complaint over protest at their home  —  A magistrate issued a misdemeanor summons for one of the protesters.  —  Lawmakers have tense exchange on House floor  —  Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb said the riots at the U.S. Capitol were “inspired by lies” repeated by some of his Republican colleagues.
Discussion: The Hill, Law & Crime and Breitbart
Greg Iacurci / CNBC:
Long-term unemployment is close to a Great Recession record  — The January jobs report shows high rates of long-term unemployment, which is a period of joblessness lasting at least six months.  — This is a financially risky period in which household income may drop …
Axios:
Scoop: Thomas Donohue to leave U.S. Chamber of Commerce  —  Board leadership at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is close to naming Thomas Donohue's successor, and is expected to appoint Suzanne Clark as its next leader, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
CBS Pittsburgh:
Rachel Powell, Mercer County Mother Of 8 Wanted In Connection To Capitol Riots, Taken Into Custody  —  MERCER COUNTY (KDKA/AP) - A Mercer County woman wanted for her involvement in the riots at the U.S. Capitol last month has been taken into custody.  —  According to law enforcement …
Discussion: CBS News
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
GOP Reps. Gohmert, Clyde fined $5,000 each for bypassing House metal detectors  —  Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert (Texas) and Andrew Clyde (Ga.) were fined $5,000 each for bypassing metal detectors before entering the House chamber in violation of a rule adopted this week, according to a senior Democratic aide.
Discussion: NBC News, USA Today and Forbes
Jessica Grose / New York Times:
THIS IS A PRIMAL SCREAM  —  “All I hear all the livelong day is ‘Mom, mom, MOM!  Mom, MOMMMM, mom, MOM, mom!!  MoM, mommommommom, MOMMM!!’  Aaaaah!!  ‘What?!’  ‘Oh, nevermind.’”  —  4,637,000 The number of payroll jobs lost by women in the U.S. since the pandemic began.
Helen Rosner / New Yorker:
The Indoor-Dining Debate Isn't a Debate at All  —  Last Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City restaurants would be allowed to resume partial-capacity indoor dining on Valentine's Day—in a non-pandemic year, one of the hospitality industry's busiest nights.
Washington Post:
Virginia legislature votes to abolish the death penalty  —  RICHMOND — Virginia's House of Delegates voted Friday to abolish the death penalty, making it all but certain that the state would become the first in the South to do so.  —  The state Senate voted earlier this week to end capital punishment …
 
 
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