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11:00 AM ET, February 6, 2021

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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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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Lou Dobbs's Show Is Canceled by Fox Business  —  Mr. Dobbs, a loyal supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, is named in a lawsuit by the election technology company Smartmatic against the Fox Corporation and two other Fox anchors.  —  Fox Business has canceled “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” …
CNN:
Fox Business suddenly cancels ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight,’ its highest-rated show  —  New York (CNN Business)Lou Dobbs, by far the highest-rated host on the Fox Business Network, has just been canned by the network.  —  Friday night was his final broadcast, a Fox spokesperson told The Los Angeles Times.
Brad Bannon / The Hill:
AOC is an asset for Democrats, Greene is an albatross for the GOP  —  American politics would be a lot better off if we had a lot more of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y,) and a lot less of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).  Ocasio-Cortez is an asset for Democrats, while Greene is an albatross for Republicans.
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Kurt Bardella / USA Today:
Country music response to Wallen racism shows Republicans how they failed on Greene  —  The country music industry punished Morgan Wallen for his racist remark.  Why didn't McCarthy and Republicans hold Marjorie Taylor Greene accountable?  —  At the same time House Republicans were trying …
Rep. Jimmy Gomez / NBC News:
Marjorie Taylor Greene's loss of committee seats is a good first step. But she deserves expulsion.
CNN:
McCarthy survives tumultuous week and emerges with a tight grip on House Republicans
Shane Harris / Washington Post:
Biden says Trump should not receive intelligence briefings  —  President Biden said Friday that former president Donald Trump should not have access to classified information in the form of the briefings usually given to ex-presidents, citing Trump's “erratic behavior” and the risk that he might recklessly reveal sensitive information.
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Donald Judd / CNN:
Biden says Trump should no longer receive classified intelligence briefings  —  (CNN)President Joe Biden doesn't believe former President Donald Trump should receive classified intelligence briefings, as is tradition for past presidents, citing Trump's “erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection.”
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court lifts California worship bans prompted by coronavirus  —  A splintered U.S. Supreme Court blocked California from enforcing coronavirus-related bans on indoor worship services, but declined to upset other state rules banning singing and chanting and limiting the number of worshipers.
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Partly Backs Religious Challenge to California Virus Restrictions  —  The ruling followed a similar one in a case from New York and provided more evidence of a change in the court's direction after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  —  WASHINGTON — A splintered Supreme Court …
Discussion: Axios and Althouse
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Roger Sollenberger / Salon:
Proud Boys charged in Capitol riot may have been targeting police, filings show
Discussion: New York Times
Associated Press:
5 key questions for Trump's Senate impeachment trial  —  WASHINGTON — Arguments begin Tuesday in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump on allegations that he incited the violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  —  A look at five key questions about what to expect when senators hear …
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: The Hill and Talking Points Memo
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
QAnon is Not a ‘Conspiracy Theory’  —  As the QAnon phenomenon becomes more central to critical political and public safety questions, I realize we need a new vocabulary to describe this and similar phenomena.  Q is not a “conspiracy theory”.  The faked moon landing was a conspiracy theory.
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Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed News:
A Man Who Allegedly Maced Police Officers During The Capitol Coup Attempt Has Been Arrested  —  A man who was filmed macing police officers during the attempted coup at the US Capitol last month was arrested by the FBI on Thursday, authorities said.  —  Peter Schwartz, a 47-year-old from Owensboro …
Discussion: Law & Crime
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.
Adam J. White / The Bulwark:
A Defeated 2020 Candidate Asks the House to Overturn Her Loss  —  Echoing Trump's January 6 tactic, the loser of the race for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District wants the House of Representatives to override the state's results.  —  Barely a month ago, Republicans pushed the country to the brink …
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Patrick Lohmann / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Claudia Tenney to be certified as winner of New York's 22nd race, judge rules
KCCI-TV:
Reynolds removes restrictions on businesses, gatherings, masks  —  Hide Transcript Show Transcript  —  Receive daily coronavirus & public health news straight to your inbox.  —  Submit  —  Privacy Notice  —  Gov. Kim Reynolds has eliminated most of her COVID-19 restrictions in the latest health proclamation.
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 …
Washington Examiner:
In Biden's White House, science takes a back seat to teachers unions  —  “Science will always be at the forefront of my administration,” President Biden tweeted in December, one of many such statements promising that he'd put science first.  —  It turns out that his promise came with a huge asterisk attached.
Discussion: CNN and Instapundit
James Queally / Los Angeles Times:
Gascón makes exception to death penalty ban for “boy next door” killer  —  Michael Gargiulo, who was convicted in 2019 of killing two women and seriously injuring another in a series of knife attacks, will still face the death penalty after Los Angeles County Dist.
Gordon Russell / The Advocate:
Attorney General Jeff Landry sues Advocate reporter over public-records request  —  Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry on Friday sued a reporter for The Advocate and The Times-Picayune over a public-records request she filed, asking a judge to issue a declaratory judgment denying the request and seal the proceedings.
Discussion: The Hill
The Economist:
Joe Biden puts Saudi Arabia on notice  —  The kingdom's war in Yemen will be harder to wage without American arms  —  FIVE YEARS ago Barack Obama delivered a bracing message to Saudi Arabia.  “The competition between the Saudis and the Iranians,” he warned, “has helped to feed proxy wars and chaos in Syria and Iraq and Yemen.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
John Fetterman files paperwork to run for U.S. Senate in 2022  —  Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has officially filed the paperwork for a possible run for the state's open U.S. Senate seat in 2022.  —  The former mayor of Braddock whose blunt and unreserved brand of politics has built …
Joe Schoffstall / Washington Free Beacon:
Omar Kept Husband's Consulting Firm Afloat  —  Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) campaign payments to her husband's firm accounted for nearly 80 percent of its cash haul during the 2020 elections, federal filings show.  —  The E Street Group, a D.C. consulting firm owned by Tim Mynett …
Discussion: Power Line
Greg Bensinger / New York Times:
People Want Real Change From Facebook.  Its ‘Supreme Court’ Isn't Delivering.  —  The first decisions from the new Oversight Board have been issued.  The results are underwhelming.  —  Mr. Bensinger is a member of the editorial board.  —  Facebook's Oversight Board …
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.
Robby Soave / Reason:
When Fairfax Schools Reopen, More Than 2,000 Teachers Will Still Teach From Home  —  Fairfax County, Virginia, plans to partly reopen schools later this month, but some students will discover that they still have to receive lessons over their laptops.  —  That's because 2,300 teachers have opted to continue teaching from home.
 
 
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Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
Mitt Romney Wants Your Child to Have a $4,200 Yearly Allowance
Arielle Kass / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Confederate monument, erected in Gwinnett in 1993, comes down
Laurence Norman / Wall Street Journal:
Iran U.N. Inspectors Find Radioactive Traces, Raising Fresh Concerns
Rachel Handler / Grub Street:
De Cecco Finally Reveals What the Heck Is Going on With Its Bucatini “It's always a good thing to know who your enemies are.”
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Biden harnesses Defense Production Act to speed vaccinations and production of protective equipment
 Earlier Items: 
Sebastian Murdock / HuffPost:
Woman Arrested Who Helped Coordinate Attack On Capitol, Smashed Window With Pipe
Discussion: New York Post, The Hill and Law & Crime
Greg Iacurci / CNBC:
Long-term unemployment is close to a Great Recession record
Discussion: NBC4 Washington
Associated Press:
AP analysis: Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader
Associated Press:
What of ‘Individual-1’? Feds' Trump campaign case is ‘dead’
Discussion: Raw Story
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline:
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Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Apple removes WhatsApp, Threads, Signal, and Telegram from its App Store in China, after orders from the country's regulators citing national security concerns

Ryan Morrison / Tom's Guide:
Microsoft researchers introduce VASA-1, an AI model that can create a realistic talking face video from a portrait photo and an audio file, in research preview

Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines

 
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