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12:45 PM ET, February 5, 2021

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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.
Discussion: USA Today, The Week, Raw Story and Eschaton
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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.
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
The media can't ignore Marjorie Taylor Greene. Can they figure out how to cover her?
Discussion: Politico, FiveThirtyEight and Forbes
Washington Post:
Republicans worry their big tent will mean big problems in 2022 elections
Washington Free Beacon:   A Dangerous Precedent  —  Democrats will come to regret targeting Marjorie Taylor Greene
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Liz Cheney Wins One for Sanity
Discussion: MSN
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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Associated Press:
Senate approves budget bill as Harris casts tie-breaker vote
Haley Byrd Wilt / Uphill:
Uphill: AOC's January 6 Account
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
200 Obama Officials Urge Congress to Go Big on Stimulus
Discussion: New Republic
Tom Porter / Business Insider:
The Senate voted to progress Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus in an all-night session where VP Harris was the tiebreaker
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: The Hill, The Verge and IJR
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Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
This is the Democrats' plan to limit Section 230
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Maggie Astor / New York Times:
No, AOC Didn't Make Up Her Capitol Riots Experience  —  Since Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat, took to Instagram Live on Monday to describe what the Jan. 6 riot was like from inside the Capitol complex, critics have claimed that she wasn't where she said she was …
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Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
2 Capitol Rioters Busted After They Delayed Their Bus Trip Home To Pennsylvania  —  A Trump supporter who organized the bus trip on Facebook told law enforcement that Mark Aungst and Tammy Bronsburg held up their return trip by an hour.  —  A witness who used Facebook to organize a bus trip …
Washington Post:
The cottage industry behind Trump's pardons: How the rich and well-connected got ahead at the expense of others  —  A federal judge in South Dakota was blunt last summer when she sentenced Paul Erickson, a seasoned Republican operative who had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering.
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
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
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) …
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
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: Mediaite, CBS Philly and NBC Bay Area
Ola Salem / Newlines Magazine:
Saudi Arabia's Houses of Horror for Disobedient Women  —  How the threat of the kingdom's “Homes of Care” is causing women to flee abroad  —  Ola Salem is the online editor of Newlines  —  Amani al-Ahmadi was barely 10 when she was ushered into an auditorium at her all-girls school in Yanbu …
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 the 1960s.
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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 …
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.
Robyn Sidersky / Virginian-Pilot:
In 2018, Luria said she wouldn't accept corporate PAC money.  But she just took in more than $30,000.  —  After making a promise in 2018 to not use money from corporate political action committees, U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria has changed her mind.  —  Luria, a Democrat who lives in Norfolk …
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
House Republicans urge Democrats to call hearing with tech CEOs  —  Top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday called on their Democratic colleagues to hold a hearing with the CEOs of Silicon Valley giants amid GOP criticism of companies' platform management.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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.
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
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Megan Cassella / Politico:
Avalanche of long-term unemployment effects could crush Biden's recovery hopes
Discussion: American Prospect
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.
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 …
 
 
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Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Eric Swalwell on Impeaching Trump, Surviving the Capitol Riot, and Being Linked to a Chinese Spy
Discussion: Mediaite
Associated Press:
AP-NORC poll: Americans are split on Trump's impeachment
Associated Press:
Man who wore horns in Capitol riot moved to Virginia jail that serves organic food
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Ivanka Trump focuses on criminal justice reform as part of reemergence plan
Tiana Lowe / Washington Examiner:
Good riddance to Jeff Zucker
Nicholas Fondacaro / Newsbusters:
Toxic Baby Food Ignored as ABC, NBC Spend 12 Minutes on MTG
Yuval Levin / National Review:
The Rush to Reconciliation  —  It's fascinating to watch Democrats in Washington talking themselves …
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Chase Woodruff / Colorado Newsline:
Rep. Boebert paid off nearly $20K in state tax liens in 2020
Discussion: Colorado Pols and Raw Story
Erin Gloria Ryan / The Daily Beast:
The QAnon Rep Isn't Owning the Libs. She's Leading the GOP's Space-Laser Suicide March.
Discussion: Raw Story
Emma Bowman / NPR:
Why QAnon Survives After Trump
Kevin Krause / Dallas Morning News:
Third North Texas real estate professional is charged with storming U.S. Capitol building
Discussion: Business Insider and Raw Story
 

 
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