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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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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court again rejects Trump's bid to shield tax returns, other financial records from Manhattan prosecutor  —  The Supreme Court on Monday rejected former president Donald Trump's last-chance effort to keep his private financial records from the Manhattan district attorney, ending a long and drawn-out legal battle.
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 …
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax returns to NY prosecutor  —  (CNN)The Supreme Court cleared the way for a New York prosecutor to obtain former President Donald Trump's tax returns, dealing a massive loss to Trump who has fiercely fought to shield his financial papers from prosecutors.
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.
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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Dion Rabouin / Axios:
Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell  —  Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sued MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for more than $1.3 billion in damages, alleging that the Trump ally exploited the baseless conspiracy theory that Dominion's voting machines rigged …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Collins comes out against Tanden  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BREAKING: Sen. SUSAN COLLINS (R-Maine) will vote against NEERA TANDEN.  —  Her statement:  —  “The Director of OMB is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the federal budget and plays …
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Politico:
Collins and Romney to oppose Tanden for OMB, further jeopardizing her nomination  —  Sens. Susan Collins and Mitt Romney will oppose Neera Tanden to lead the White House Budget Office, dealing a decisive blow to her hopes of confirmation.  —  Tanden's nomination to become director of the Office …
Washington Post:
Live updates: Biden to mark 500,000 covid deaths; Collins, Romney announce opposition to budget office nominee
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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.
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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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Loeffler launches group to boost GOP turnout, promote ‘big tent’ policies  —  The Republican is weighing a 2022 comeback bid  —  Former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler is wading back into Georgia politics weeks after her runoff defeat with the start of a new voter registration group aimed …
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Alexandra DeSanctis / National Review:
Exclusive: Republicans Demand Biden Withdraw Becerra's Nomination to Head HHS  —  In a letter to President Joe Biden this morning, Republicans in the House and Senate are demanding that he withdraw the nomination of California attorney general Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
Discussion: Townhall
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Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:   Republicans pressure 2022 Democrats over Becerra nomination
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
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CNN:   Arkansas' GOP governor reacts to his nephew, a state lawmaker, leaving the Republican Party - CNN Video
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.
Politico:
Biden deprioritizes the Middle East  —  President Joe Biden is tired of dealing with the Middle East — and, barely a month into his tenure, the region has noticed.  —  The signals are not meant to be subtle, his advisers say.  The president has made only one call to a head of state in the Middle East …
Discussion: The National Interest
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American Greatness:   Is the Biden Administration Stumbling Into War?
Samuel Osborne / The Independent:
Glasses-wearers up to three times less likely to catch coronavirus, study suggests  —  ‘Long term use of spectacles may prevent repeated touching and rubbing of the eyes,’ researchers say  —  People who wear glasses could be up to three times less likely to be infected by coronavirus, a study from India has suggested.
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Biden upends Trump's calculation of who gets federal vaccination help … WASHINGTON — When the Biden White House started looking for sites for four small vaccination centers across New York state, federal agency officials ranked the best spots based on a county-by-county “social vulnerability index” …
Discussion: Issues & Insights, TIME and Fox News
Jonathan Rauch / The Atlantic:
The 5 Trump Amendments to the Constitution  —  When I step back to look at the legacy of President Donald Trump, a surprising conclusion emerges: He has substantially altered the Constitution.  His changes aren't formal, of course.  But his informal amendments are important.
Rachel Abrams / New York Times:
Congressional Committee Presses Cable Providers on Election Fraud Claims  —  Before a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked cable companies what they did to combat “the spread of misinformation.”
Glen Johnson / Axios:
Scoop: Cruz's Cancún trip included college roommate  —  In explaining his disastrous Cancún trip, Sen. Ted Cruz failed to mention his college roommate also was along for the visit.  — Axios has learned Cruz (R-Texas) invited David Panton, his longtime friend and former roommate …
Discussion: HuffPost, Insider, The Week, CNN and Raw Story
Argus Leader:
South Dakota House members weigh impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg  —  Joe Sneve Jonathan EllisSioux Falls Argus Leader  —  South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg could face an unprecedented impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives following criminal charges filed …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Edward McKinley / Albany Times Union:
With Cuomo under fire, which Republicans are considering a 2022 challenge?  —  ALBANY — With political pressure mounting on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in the midst of the nursing home imbroglio, the batch of New York Republicans is growing who appear to be flirting with a gubernatorial challenge in 2022.
Discussion: Capitol Confidential
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Can Andrew Cuomo's ‘Bullying’ Style Still Work in Politics?  —  The scrutiny of Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes has also put the governor's aggressive behavior in the spotlight.  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — During Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's first term, two former administration officials …
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Retirement Crisis Hits Black Americans Hard  —  Lower incomes and homeownership rates are contributing factors  —  Kimberly Owens doesn't know if retirement will ever be a reality for her.  A well-educated project coordinator in her late 40s, she has pulled from her retirement funds for emergencies twice in 20 years.
Ja'han Jones / HuffPost:
Deathbed Letter From Former Cop Claims NYPD, FBI Helped Kill Malcolm X  —  A cousin of Ray Wood, a former undercover police officer, shared a confession letter in which Wood said that the agencies facilitated the assassination.  —  A letter shared by the family of a deceased former …
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Almost 19,000 Pa. voters have left the Republican Party since the Capitol attack  —  When Diane Tyson got her driver's license renewed Jan. 5, a DMV clerk asked whether she wanted to make any changes to her voter registration.  A lifelong Republican, Tyson once ran for local office near Reading.
 
 
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