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Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds  —  Despite being tipped that “Congress itself is the target” on Jan. 6, Capitol Police were ordered not to use their most powerful crowd-control weapons, according to a scathing new watchdog report.
USA Today:
Pelosi on Jan. 6: ‘They would have had a battle on their hands’ if the mob had caught her
Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs / New York Times:
The Minnesota officer who killed Daunte Wright will be charged with manslaughter.  —  BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — The white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, after appearing to mistake her handgun for her Taser will be charged with second-degree manslaughter …
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Bradford Betz / Fox News:
Daunte Wright accused of choking and robbing woman at gunpoint, had arrest warrant  —  Wright's case was still pending when he was pulled over Sunday for having an expired license plate.  —  Lawrence Jones: Dems using police tragedy to push radical agenda  —  Daunte Wright …
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Former police officer Kim Potter arrested on manslaughter charge in fatal shooting of Daunte Wright  — Kim Potter, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, was arrested on a charge of second-degree manslaughter.  — Potter's arrest came a day after she resigned …
Charles Creitz / Fox News:
Self-identified Antifa members arrive in Twin Cities area as Brooklyn Center protests continue
Discussion: RedState
New York Times:
The C.E.O.s Who Didn't Sign a Big Defense of Voting Rights  —  Hundreds of leaders and companies signed a letter opposing strict limits.  They did not.  —  A big show of corporate solidarity  —  Amazon, BlackRock, Google, Warren Buffett and hundreds of other companies and executives …
Discussion: Insider and CNBC
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New York Times:
Hundreds of Companies Unite to Oppose Voting Limits, but Others Abstain  —  Amazon, Google, G.M. and Starbucks were among those joining the biggest show of solidarity by businesses over legislation in numerous states.  —  Amazon, BlackRock, Google, Warren Buffett and hundreds of other companies …
Jane C. Timm / NBC News:
Hundreds of CEOs, celebrities, corporations join forces to oppose ‘discriminatory’ voting legislation
Discussion: HotAir and NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
CNN:
Women detail drug use, sex and payments after late-night parties with Gaetz and others  —  ‘Bombastic, antagonistic, unapologetic’: A look at Gaetz's political career  —  Orlando, FL (CNN)The first thing some of the women were asked to do when they got to the house parties in the gated community …
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New York Times:
Indicted Gaetz Associate Is Said to Be Cooperating With Justice Dept.
Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune:
Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady will retire from Congress at the end of his term  —  The Montgomery County Republican has served in Congress for more than two decades.  —  Copy link  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, announced Wednesday morning that this will be his last term serving in the U.S. House.
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: ‘A gaslighting chamber of insanity’: Moderate Republicans seethe at Biden  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  “It's a f—ing nightmare.”  —  That was the lament of a staffer working for one of the members of the so-called G-10, the group of 10 Republican senators who insist they're itching …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Democrats signal limited patience for GOP opposition to Biden infrastructure package  —  They are warming to the idea of using budget ‘reconciliation,’ which would allow them to bypass Republicans but could carry other risks  —  Top Senate Democrats on Tuesday signaled they may have no choice …
Discussion: Washington Examiner, KDFX-TV and Axios
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Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
Why Pause The J&J Vaccine?  An Expert Explains The Decision  —  A former FDA official talks about how the agency makes these decisions and what it means for the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic.  —  The decision by two key federal regulatory agencies to recommend a “pause” …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Bad news for journalists: The public doesn't share our values.  But there's hope.  —  Ask almost any group of journalists to name the core values of their profession, and they'll probably deliver a list like this:  —  Oversight.  We're the watchdogs keeping an eye on government officials and other powerful people and institutions.
Discussion: Twitchy
Vicky Prodeline / Monmouth University Polling …:
One in Five Still Shun Vaccine  —  Biden gets high marks for Covid response  —  West Long Branch, NJ - About 1 in 5 American adults remain unwilling to get the Covid vaccine, even as more people are getting the shot.  The Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll also finds that President Joe Biden continues …
Washington Post:
Trump didn't bring White working-class voters to the Republican Party.  The data suggest he kept them away.  —  White working-class voters had been moving to the Republican Party for years.  Trump stopped the trend.  —  Republican leaders have been hailing a class realignment of the parties.
Discussion: HotAir, Raw Story and New York Magazine
Washington Post:
The FBI wanted to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.  It turned to a little-known Australian firm.  —  Azimuth unlocked the iPhone at the center of an epic legal battle between the FBI and Apple.  Now, Apple is suing the company co-founded by one of the hackers behind the unlock.
Diana B. Henriques / New York Times:
Bernard Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Is Dead at 82  —  His enormous fraud left behind a devastating human toll and paper losses totaling $64.8 billion.  —  Bernard L. Madoff, the one-time senior statesman of Wall Street who in 2008 became the human face of an era …
Anand Giridharadas / The Atlantic:
Welcome to the New Progressive Era  —  Washington in the first days of the Biden administration is a place for double takes: A president associated with the politics of austerity is spending money with focused gusto, a crisis isn't going to waste, and Senator Bernie Sanders is happy.
Darragh Roche / Newsweek:
School Won't Be Named After Obamas Following Protests  —  A school in Waukegan, Illinois, will not be renamed after former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, following protests from members of the Latino community in the city.  —  Thomas Jefferson Middle School …
Discussion: Breitbart, CBS Chicago and HotAir
Anna Merlan / VICE:
Anti-Vax Activists Are Quietly Bending State Politics To Their Will  —  At least five states are considering bills based on language written by a fringe group.  Across the U.S., legislators are promoting bad science and COVID denial.  —  Anna Merlan  —  South Carolina State Representative Bill Chumley was feeling vindicated.
Discussion: Raw Story
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Gov. Brian Kemp censured by two county Republican Parties  —  By Patricia Murphy - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Greg Bluestein - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tia Mitchell - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  —  Gov. Brian Kemp's footing might be firmer among fellow Republicans …
Discussion: PolitiFact
Politico:
Intel chiefs sound alarm on China in global threats hearing  —  “I don't think there is any country that presents a more severe threat to our innovation, our economic security and our democratic ideals,” FBI Director Christopher Wray told senators.  —  FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during …
Discussion: ABC News, USA Today and IJR
Maura Judkis / Washington Post:
A minor investigation into the Bidens' Major problem  —  The Goldwater Rule prohibits mental health professionals from diagnosing presidents from afar.  It does not, however, apply to their pets.  And so we must respectfully ask: What's the deal with Major Biden?
Daniel Strauss / The Guardian:
The veteran air force pilot hoping to oust scandal-hit Republican Matt Gaetz  —  Bryan Jones will challenge the congressman, who is under investigation for alleged sex trafficking, in the next primary  —  A veteran air force pilot is laying the groundwork to challenge the scandal-hit congressman Matt Gaetz …
Discussion: Political Wire
Bloomberg:
More Than 817 Million Shots Given: Covid-19 Tracker  —  In the U.S., 195 million doses have been administered; rollout goes global  —  The biggest vaccination campaign in history is underway.  More than 817 million doses have been administered across 152 countries, according to data collected by Bloomberg.
Politico:
Biden moves to leverage corporate America's falling out with GOP  —  The business community doesn't dislike President Joe Biden's proposal to hike corporate taxes to pay for a massive $2 trillion-plus infrastructure plan.  They detest it.  —  But there are some reasons to think corporate leaders …
Discussion: The Guardian, National Review and IJR
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Laboratory Modeling of SARS-CoV-2 Exposure Reduction Through Physically Distanced Seating in Aircraft Cabins Using Bacteriophage Aerosol — November 2020  —  Watts L. Dietrich1; James S. Bennett, PhD1; Byron W. Jones, PhD2; Mohammad H. Hosni, PhD2 (View author affiliations)  —  What is already known about this topic?
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Senate Democrats propose sweeping overhaul of unemployment programs that were rocked by pandemic fallout  —  Benefits would be larger and extend for a longer period, but Republicans have raised concerns about such changes  —  Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping new proposal …
Discussion: HuffPost and POLITICUSUSA
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
New Target for New York's Ascendant Left: Rep. Carolyn Maloney  —  Justice Democrats, a left-wing group that fueled the rise of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is backing Rana Abdelhamid's primary bid.  —  Nearly three years ago, a little-known left-wing organization helped engineer …
Discussion: HuffPost, The Hill, KDFX-TV and Twitchy
Washington Post:
Biden's delay on refugees baffles and frustrates allies  —  President Biden sent a stark message in February to foreigners fleeing oppression, persecution and danger: The United States stands ready to help them once again.  He pledged an eightfold-plus increase in the annual cap …
 
 
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Sally Jenkins / Washington Post:
China controls the IOC and Olympic sponsors the way it governs its citizens: Through fear
Mike Wilkinson / Bridge Michigan:
Demand for vaccine declines in parts of Michigan, even as COVID surges
Discussion: NBC News, HotAir and CNN
Michael Gartland / New York Daily News:
From one boro president to another: Adams to get NYC mayoral nod from former Bronx BP Ferrer
Carolyn Kelley / Harvard Law Today:
Leading scholar of civil procedure, constitutional law, Stephen Sachs joins HLS faculty
Discussion: Reason
Teddy Ng / South China Morning Post:
China warns of military action against Taiwan on eve of US visit
Hannah Ellis-Petersen / The Guardian:
‘A tsunami of cases’: desperation as Covid second wave batters India
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
Due Process Is Good, He Said Controversially
Jason Rantz / MyNorthwest.com:
Progressive BLM activist accused in ‘violent’ anti-Asian hate crimes
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Axios:
Exclusive: White House meeting with members of Problem Solvers Caucus
Public Policy Polling:
McAuliffe Has Commanding Lead in Primary
Discussion: The Hill and Blue Virginia
Max Eden / City Journal:
Canceled at Georgetown  —  The law school dean sacrifices university policy and basic fairness to mob justice.
American Greatness:
Get Ready to Rumble With Big Business