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Politico:
Supreme Court refuses Trump effort to block tax return subpoena  —  The Supreme Court has cleared the way for prosecutors in New York City to receive eight years of former President Donald Trump's tax returns and other financial records as part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Denies Trump's Final Bid to Block Release of Financial Records  —  The former president's accountants will give the records he has spent years trying to shield to New York prosecutors.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court again rejects Trump's bid to shield tax returns, other financial records from Manhattan prosecutor
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax returns to NY prosecutor
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
Dominion Sues MyPillow, CEO Mike Lindell Over Election Claims  —  The voting-machine maker's lawsuit alleges defamation, seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages  —  WASHINGTON—One of the largest makers of voting machines in the U.S. on Monday sued a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Has Biden poisoned the well with GOP moderates?  —  FIRST THINGS FIRST: Take a moment to read this calming piece from NYT's Katie Rogers on the return of a bit of schedule normalcy under President JOE BIDEN: “Did Washington Just Have an Actual Weekend?”
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
Did Washington Just Have an Actual Weekend?  —  President Biden is uninterested in generating headlines, which only emphasizes how the Trump-size hole in Washington has created a sense of free time in the capital — psychically, if not literally.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden did not do anything this weekend.
Discussion: BizPac Review and Insider
Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: Trump to claim total control of GOP  —  In his first post-presidential appearance, Donald Trump plans to send the message next weekend that he is Republicans' “presumptive 2024 nominee” with a vise grip on the party's base, top Trump allies tell Axios.
Taylor Goldenstein / Houston Chronicle:
AG Ken Paxton and wife Sen. Angela Paxton went to Utah during Texas freeze  —  While millions of Texans languished in their homes last week without heat, many of them racking up astronomical electricity bills, the state official in charge of consumer protection left to take an out-of-state trip.
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Dallas Morning News:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton traveled to Utah during last week's power outages  —  A spokesman for Paxton, a Republican, said the Utah trip was planned before the winter storm and included meetings with his counterpart in that state.  —  AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton left Texas …
Politico:
Neera Tanden in deeper jeopardy as 2 Republicans oppose her nomination  —  Neera Tanden's nomination to be President Joe Biden's budget chief is in even more trouble.  —  Sens. Susan Collins and Mitt Romney said on Monday they will oppose Tanden to lead the White House Budget Office …
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
So what is the Neera Tanden standard?
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story and Townhall
Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
Featured CPAC speaker said Judaism is a “complete lie” and referred to Jewish people as “thieving fake Jews”  —  Leading Republican officials are set to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week along with a virulently anti-Semitic speaker named Young Pharaoh.
Your Side / WFLA-TV:
Nikki Fried says she won't lower flags to honor Rush Limbaugh despite DeSantis' order  —  TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says she will disregard Gov. Ron DeSantis' order to lower Florida flags at half-staff in honor of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh who died last week.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
DeSantis crushes Rubio, Scott in Florida GOP poll  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference about the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Hard Rock Stadium on Jan. 6, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Fla. |  In Florida's shadow Republican primary for president …
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Meghan McCain: Replace Dr. Fauci With Someone Who ‘Understands Science’  —  “The fact that I, Meghan McCain, co-host of The View, don't know when or how I will be able to get a vaccine...” she ranted.  —  Meghan McCain, who may have been reading too many Ben Shapiro tweets Monday morning …
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The Intercept:
FBI Seized Congressional Cellphone Records Related to Capitol Attack … Within hours of the storming of the Capitol on January 6, the FBI began securing thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting — including some related to members of Congress, raising potentially thorny legal questions.
CNN:
Aurora Police did not have basis to stop, frisk or restrain Elijah McClain, investigation finds  —  (CNN)The Aurora, Colorado, police officers involved in the fatal confrontation with Elijah McClain in August 2019 did not have a legal basis to stop him, frisk him or physically restrain him …
Discussion: Denver Post
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Juan Williams / The Hill:
The GOP is a party without ideas  —  I am a bad man.  —  How do I know that?  —  “Sixty-one percent of Trump supporters...  [and] 38 percent of Republicans, believe that Democrats are mostly bad people whose ideas would destroy the country,” William A. Galston, citing polling by the Ethics …
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Amanda Makki / Washington Examiner:
How the GOP can win back Congress
Discussion: CNBC, Daily Kos and Raw Story
The New York Times Company:
Maggie Haberman's Next Beat  —  Elisabeth Bumiller, Dick Stevenson and Patrick Healy share Maggie's new role, which will span investigative/enterprise in Washington and Politics.  —  After a phenomenal run covering Donald Trump from his escalator ride in Trump Tower through his second impeachment …
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls  —  Merrick Garland appears on track for an easy confirmation hearing this week.  But the attorney general nominee's moment in the spotlight will once again be affected by presidential politics — as four 2024 GOP contenders get a stage to catapult their national brands.
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Perry Bacon Jr / FiveThirtyEight:
Nine Lessons I Learned About Political Reporting While Covering Trump  —  In the fall of 2015, I was having drinks in Washington with a colleague at the time, now-MSNBC host Joy Reid.  (I was working at NBC News.)  Donald Trump was leading in the polls of the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast on Spotify  —  Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are making a podcast.  —  Spotify on Monday announced the launch of “Renegades: Born in the USA,” featuring the former president and the legendary rock star in conversation on issues ranging …
Good Morning America:
‘They were terrorists’: Capitol Police officer recounts Jan. 6 attack  —  “Is this America?  They beat police officers with Blue Lives Matter flags.”  Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn exclusively told ABC News.
Mollie Walker / New York Post:
Artemi Panarin taking Rangers leave of absence after Russian hit piece  —  New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the team in wake of a politically motivated article from Russia, in which his former Vityaz head coach alleges that the ex-forward …
Leyland Cecco / The Guardian:
Canada votes to recognize China's treatment of Uighur population as genocide  —  Parliament's move was not supported by Trudeau and likely to raise diplomatic tensions between the two nations  —  Canada has become the second country in the world to describe China's treatment of its Uighur minority …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
Texas Pays the Price of the Culture War  —  SAN ANTONIO—The power gave out last Monday night.  When we woke up on Tuesday morning, the temperature in the house was dipping below 50 degrees.  We bundled our toddler in her warm jammies and tiny bubble coat.
Discussion: New York Times, Daily Kos and Raw Story
Rachel E. Greenspan / Insider:
TikTokers are trying to prove that snow in Texas is ‘fake,’ pushing a false conspiracy theory  — Conspiracy theories about the snow in Texas keep spreading online.  — TikTok videos show people claiming that snow should melt when heated.  But it actually turns to gas.
Discussion: Snopes.com and Earther
David Siders / Politico:
Anti-Trumpers are done with the GOP.  Where do they go now?  —  When Jim Hendren, a longtime Arkansas state legislator, announced on Thursday that he was leaving the GOP, it marked the latest in a flurry of recent defections from the party.  —  Tens of thousands of Republicans across …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Hill
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Biden Gets High Marks for COVID-19 Response  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several weeks into his first term in office, 67% of Americans approve of President Joe Biden's handling of the coronavirus.  Although not as high as his rating on the pandemic, approval of Biden is at the majority level on his overall job …
Discussion: Associated Press and CNN
 
 
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Attacks on Asian Americans during pandemic renew criticism that U.S. undercounts hate crimes
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Tori Richards / Washington Examiner:
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Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:
Why Texas Democrats lost the 2020 voter turnout battle, even among Latinos
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Republicans demand equal representation on 1/6 Commission
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Liam Dillon / Los Angeles Times:
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Jonathan Rauch / The Atlantic:
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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Biden upends Trump's calculation of who gets federal vaccination help
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Loeffler launches group to boost GOP turnout, promote ‘big tent’ policies
Samuel Osborne / The Independent:
Glasses-wearers up to three times less likely to catch coronavirus, study suggests