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New York Times:
New analyses show Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine works well.  —  Johnson and Johnson's vaccine has a lower efficacy rate than the vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, which are both around 95 percent. … But in South Africa, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is so far the clear winner.
Discussion: HotAir
Washington Post:
FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, especially against severe cases  —  A Food and Drug Administration review released Wednesday of the single-shot coronavirus vaccine made by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson found it was safe …
Discussion: CBS News, UPI and Fox News
Wall Street Journal:
FDA to Release Review of J&J's Single-Dose Vaccine
Sarah Mucha / Axios:
Scoop: Senate committee postpones hearing for imperiled Tanden  —  The Senate Homeland Security Committee is postponing a confirmation hearing scheduled Wednesday for Neera Tanden, Axios has learned, a potential death knell for President Biden's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
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Politico:
How the White House botched the Neera Tanden nomination  —  Just about everyone in Washington, D.C., could see that Neera Tanden's nomination to head the Office of Management and Budget was beleaguered from the beginning — everyone, that is, except the White House.
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The people concerned about Neera Tanden's incivility sure didn't seem to mind the Trump era's
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Exclusive: Bernie ready to roll on roads
Discussion: Townhall
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Neera Tanden's Senate committee votes postponed
Discussion: The Hill and Bloomberg
Washington Post:
FBI alert about possible ‘war’ against Congress reached D.C. and Capitol Police on eve of attack, deepening security questions  —  Around 7 p.m. on Jan. 5, less than 24 hours before an angry mob overran the U.S. Capitol, an FBI bulletin warning that extremists were calling for violent attacks …
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Politico:
Stephen Miller set to brief House conservatives  —  Donald Trump and his allies are putting President Joe Biden's sweeping immigration overhaul in their crosshairs.  —  The main salvo will be delivered this weekend when Trump is set to address the Conservative Political Action Conference and devote part of his speech to the topic.
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The Daily Beast:
NY Prosecutors Are Looking at Don Jr. in Trump Biz Probe  —  The Daily Beast has learned that investigators have been asking questions in recent days about Trump's eldest son as they expand their criminal probe into Trump's business empire. … For months, some of Donald Trump's top advisers …
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: Biden will call Saudi king ahead of damning report  —  President Biden plans to call Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday, ahead of the public release of a potentially damning intelligence report about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source briefed on the call told Axios.
Washington Post:
Life amid the ruins of QAnon: ‘I wanted my family back’  —  An epidemic of conspiracy theories, fanned by social media and self-serving politicians, is tearing families apart. … She bought ammunition, camping gear, a water purifier and boxes of canned food.
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Romney predicts Trump would win the 2024 G.O.P. nomination if he ran for president.  —  Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said on Tuesday that he believed Donald J. Trump would win the Republican nomination for president if he ran for his former office in 2024, another indication of Mr. Trump's perceived strength in the party.
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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
A Simple Rule of Thumb for Knowing When the Pandemic Is Over  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  In the middle of January, the deadliest month of the pandemic, one day after inauguration …
Discussion: HuffPost and MarketWatch
Mitt Romney / Wall Street Journal:
Biden's Stimulus Bill Is a $1.9 Trillion Clunker  —  Senate Republicans are eager to get aid where it's needed, reopen schools and encourage work.  —  Democrats are anxious for any excuse to blow up the Senate filibuster, the last procedural hurdle to one-party government.
Discussion: Insider, Deseret News and Fox News
Washington Post:
Trump's politics hurt his businesses.  Will he sell as he looks to a potential 2024 campaign?  —  Donald Trump's new office is the Mar-a-Lago Club's old bridal suite.  There — exiled from Washington, avoiding New York, working from a repurposed dressing room in Florida — the former president faces a choice.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Steven Lemongello / Orlando Sentinel:
Buckley would weep at the CPAC circus coming to Orlando … If the political descendants of William F. Buckley Jr., Ronald Reagan and Antonin Scalia were coming to town, that would be exciting.  —  But that's not what CPAC is bringing to Orlando starting Thursday.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
LGBT Identification Rises to 5.6% in Latest U.S. Estimate  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gallup's latest update on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identification finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as LGBT.  The current estimate is up from 4.5% in Gallup's previous update based on 2017 data.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
One America News clashes again with White House correspondents over Trump-approved camera tent  —  One America News, the upstart right-wing cable channel that was granted special status by the Trump White House, is clashing again with its mainstream colleagues on the presidential beat.
Johnny Diaz / New York Times:
Arizona Man Is Accused of Faking Own Kidnapping to Evade Work  —  When the police arrived, they found the man with his hands bound behind his back by a belt and a bandanna “stuffed in his mouth” in Coolidge, Ariz.  —  The authorities in Arizona accused a man of going to extreme lengths …
Discussion: Insider, The Hill and TheBlaze
Des Moines Register:
It violates free press rights to bring to trial a Des Moines Register reporter arrested while covering a protest  —  Editorial: The pending charges against a Register reporter who was arrested while covering a social justice protest last spring are a clear infringement on the freedom of the press.
Rachel Lerman / Washington Post:
Major Trump backer Rebekah Mercer orchestrates Parler's second act  —  Mercer, whose family also invested in right-wing news site Breitbart, controls two of the three board seats at the company  —  When social media website Parler's founding CEO John Matze was pushed out last month …
Joel Kotkin / The American Mind:
Economic Civil War  —  Inside the bitter battle over America's new geography.  —  Our national divide is usually cast in terms of ideology, race, climate, and gender.  But it might be more accurate to see our national conflict as regional and riven by economic function.
David Siders / Politico:
Texas disaster puts Beto O'Rourke back in business  —  While Ted Cruz was getting clobbered for fleeing Texas amid its historic winter storm, the Democrat he defeated in 2018, Beto O'Rourke, was already deep into disaster relief mode — soliciting donations for storm victims …
Discussion: El Paso Times and HuffPost
Phil Mattingly / CNN:
First on CNN: Biden's Covid plan gets backing from more than 150 top business leaders  —  What Biden said he would do for the Covid-19 economy  —  (CNN)More than 150 senior executives from some of the largest American companies across several major industries have lined …
Patrick Wilson / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
State GOP leaders opt for drive-up convention at Liberty University to nominate candidates  —  After months of disagreement, the Virginia Republican Party's governing body agreed Tuesday night on a method to nominate statewide candidates for the November election.
Discussion: Virginia Mercury
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Conservatives use new tack to target voting machines  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) joined a group of conservatives last week at a training session for activists readying to combat the continued use of the voting technology that propelled Trumpworld's 2020 election-theft conspiracy theories.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ryan Cooper / The Week:
Biden is leaving Amazon workers out in the cold  —  Joe Biden's political persona is pure blue-collar.  He is always talking up his supposedly hardscrabble roots in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and boasting about his record of supporting labor rights.  When he ran for president in 2007 …
Issues & Insights:
The Government Censors Are Here  —  Congressional Democrats are demanding to know what communications giants such as Comcast and AT&T are going to do about “the spread of dangerous misinformation.”  How quickly this country is descending into an authoritarian regime where the government controls speech and the flow of information.
Discussion: PRESS RUN, TK News and The Dispatch
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Inside the new $65 million push from progressives to compete with conservative media  —  It's called the Project for Good Information, and it raises big questions about the future of the information wars.  —  A prominent Democratic strategist is planning a new $65 million effort …
The Stanford Review:
Atlas, Ferguson, and Hanson: On Free Speech at Stanford  —  What is the purpose of academic freedom?  —  Is it to allow all kinds of ideas to be expressed and explored, protecting even speech that people in the past considered heretical—protecting free expression that some people today would like to “cancel”?
Discussion: Power Line
Politico:
‘Bad politics for them’: GOP sneers at Dem Covid bill  —  Republicans are making a risky but calculated bet: that voters won't punish them for opposing a popular $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill.  —  With President Joe Biden and Democrats barely even seeking their input …
 
 
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John Reed / Financial Times:
Coup in Myanmar: growing protest movement defies the military
Discussion: The Diplomat
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Powell says inflation is still ‘soft’ and the Fed is committed to current policy
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U.S. Department of Justice:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Washington Post:
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NRSC:
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