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10:45 AM ET, February 5, 2021

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Washington Post:
Republicans worry their big tent will mean big problems in 2022 elections  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has pinned his hopes for reclaiming the majority in 2022 on never having to choose between the contradictory factions in his own party, no matter how deep the divisions appear.
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Washington Free Beacon:   A Dangerous Precedent  —  Democrats will come to regret targeting Marjorie Taylor Greene
Nicholas Fondacaro / Newsbusters:   Toxic Baby Food Ignored as ABC, NBC Spend 12 Minutes on MTG
Emma Bowman / NPR:
Why QAnon Survives After Trump
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:   Liz Cheney Wins One for Sanity
CNN:
Marjorie Taylor Greene's history of dangerous conspiracy theories and comments
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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Haley Byrd Wilt / Uphill:
Uphill: AOC's January 6 Account  —  Plus: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is removed from her committees.  —  Good morning.  It's been a long week.  Senate Democrats kickstarted the budget reconciliation process overnight, which will enable them to pass a coronavirus stimulus package without GOP support.
Politico:
Trump's allies fear the impeachment trial could be a PR nightmare  —  Allies of former President Donald Trump are imploring his impeachment team to avoid one specific topic when they defend the ex-president at his Senate trial next week: the deadly riot that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Larry Summers plays the skunk at the Covid relief party  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  LITERALLY BREAKING OVERNIGHT — Vote-a-rama as of 5:35 a.m. ... @caitlinzemma: “Senate PASSES the budget resolution Democrats can use to speed passage of Biden's $1.9T coronavirus plan, 50-51, with VP Harris breaking the tie.
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Lawrence Summers / Washington Post:
The Biden stimulus is admirably ambitious. But it brings some big risks, too.
Discussion: HotAir and Power Line
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
The Misogynistic ‘Dating Coach’ Who Was Charged in the Capitol Riot  —  Samuel Fisher left a long trail of videos and social media posts that reflect the views of a fringe faction of disgruntled men who became fixated on President Donald J. Trump.  —  For $150, Brad Holiday's customers …
Discussion: Althouse
Andy Sheehan / CBS Pittsburgh:
FBI Raids Home Of Rachel Powell, Mercer County Mother Of 8 Suspected In Capitol Attack  —  Powell has become known as the lady with the bullhorn, seeming to have knowledge of the Capitol building's floor plan, instructing insurrectionists where to go.  —  SANDY LAKE, Pa. (KDKA) …
Discussion: CBS News
Dion Rabouin / Axios:
At least 1 million Americans have filed for unemployment every week for 46 weeks  —  More than 1 million Americans filed first-time unemployment claims for the 46th consecutive week last week, the Labor Department reported.  —  Why it matters: There is no historical precedent for the ongoing rate of job losses in the U.S.
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Megan Cassella / Politico:   Avalanche of long-term unemployment effects could crush Biden's recovery hopes
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Mike Pence is starting a podcast  —  Mike Pence is returning to his radio roots after a 22-year hiatus from the airwaves.  —  The former vice president will launch a podcast in the coming months hosted by the Young America's Foundation, a conservative youth organization dating back to the1960s.
Discussion: The Week
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Authored By / The Top Leaders …:
Vice President Mike Pence Joins YAF as Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
Associated Press:
Senate approves budget bill as Harris casts tie-breaker vote  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate early Friday approved a budget resolution that's a key step toward fast-track passage of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan without support from Republicans.
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Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Senate adopts budget resolution for coronavirus relief after marathon vote-a-rama
Ynet / Ynetnews:
Israeli hospital claims may have found cure for COVID-19  —  Preliminary testing shows that 29 out of 30 virus patients in serious condition that were administered the drug, dubbed EXO-CD24, once a day made a full recovery within five days; similar treatment announced by Hadassah Medical Center
CNN:
Russian doctor who treated Navalny after poisoning has died  —  (CNN)A top doctor at the Russian hospital where opposition leader Alexey Navalny was treated immediately after his poisoning last summer has died, the hospital said on Thursday.  —  Sergey Maximishin, who was the deputy chief physician …
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.
New York Times:
They Stormed the Capitol.  Their Apps Tracked Them.  —  Times Opinion was able to identify individuals from a trove of leaked smartphone location data.  —  Mr. Warzel and Mr. Thompson are writers in Opinion.  They previously reported on smartphone tracking for the series “One Nation, Tracked.”
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Biden flying to Delaware despite CDC warnings to avoid travel  —  The CDC issued guidance this week urging against non-essential travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.  —  CDC issues sweeping mask mandate for travelers  —  President Biden is expected to travel to Delaware this weekend …
Discussion: CBS Philly and NBC Bay Area
Erin Gloria Ryan / The Daily Beast:
The QAnon Rep Isn't Owning the Libs.  She's Leading the GOP's Space-Laser Suicide March.  —  NO HILLBILLY … Marjorie Taylor Greene is Sarah Palin, but not occasionally charismatic.  Steve Bannon, but not occasionally smart.  Donald Trump, but not occasionally funny.
Discussion: Raw Story
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sen. Warner to unveil bill reining in Section 230, seeking to help users fight back against real-world harm  —  Sen. Mark Warner is set to introduce a new bill that could hold Facebook, Google and other tech giants more directly accountable when viral online posts and videos result in real-world harm.
Molly Ball / TIME:
The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election  —  A weird thing happened right after the Nov. 3 election: nothing.  —  The nation was braced for chaos.  Liberal groups had vowed to take to the streets, planning hundreds of protests across the country.
Discussion: Slate, RedState, Gallup and The Daily Caller
Tiana Lowe / Washington Examiner:
Good riddance to Jeff Zucker  —  While running NBC Entertainment, Jeff Zucker turned Donald Trump into a television superstar.  While running CNN, Zucker turned him into a president.  Now that the damage is done, Zucker has announced that he'll step down from the network at the end of the year.
Jessica Bennett / New York Times:
Three American Mothers, On the Brink  —  Dekeda Brown, 41, was in her local grocery store in Olney, Md., thinking back to a year ago, when she was onstage in New York accepting an award for “Working Mother of the Year.”  Her husband watched proudly from the crowd, texting photos to her daughters, 11 and 15.
Kevin Krause / Dallas Morning News:
Third North Texas real estate professional is charged with storming U.S. Capitol building  —  Jason Hyland, 37, of Frisco arranged a flight to D.C. on a private plane with others to protest the election results and ended up inside the Capitol building with a mob of rioters, the feds say.
Discussion: Business Insider and Raw Story
Anne Applebaum / The Atlantic:
Frustration Is Spreading Faster Than the Vaccine Is  —  If you are the child of elderly parents in parts of the United States right now, and if you are trying to get them a COVID-19 vaccine, you are living in a shortage economy, a world of queues and rumors, a shadowy land of favoritism and incompetence …
The Atlantic:
The Pandemic Is in Tenuous Retreat  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  The good news in COVID-19 data continued this week, as new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all dropped.
Chase Woodruff / Colorado Newsline:
Rep. Boebert paid off nearly $20K in state tax liens in 2020  —  Delinquent unemployment insurance premiums dated back to restaurant opening in 2013  —  Less than two weeks before being elected to represent Colorado's 3rd District in Congress, Rep. Lauren Boebert paid off the last of nearly $20,000 …
Discussion: Colorado Pols
 
 
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
Ivanka Trump focuses on criminal justice reform as part of reemergence plan
New York Times:
U.S. Job Growth Was Weak in January
Discussion: CBS News, The Daily Caller and The Week
Paul Egan / Detroit Free Press:
Michigan GOP chair Laura Cox accuses proposed successor of ‘secret deal’ with party funds
Yuval Levin / National Review:
The Rush to Reconciliation  —  It's fascinating to watch Democrats in Washington talking themselves …
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Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Exclusive: Ice cancels deportation flight to Africa after claims of brutality
Zack Stanton / Politico:
It's Time to Talk About Violent Christian Extremism
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Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Sen. Ben Sasse slams Nebraska GOP committee's plans to censure him for criticizing Trump
 

 
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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