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CNN:
Cheney: What Trump did ‘is a line that cannot be crossed’  —  Liz Cheney hits back at Trump: 2020 election was not stolen  —  Washington (CNN)Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, said on Monday her party cannot accept the “poison” of the idea that the 2020 election was stolen and should not …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: GOP wants to replace Cheney with another woman  —  House Republicans are moving closer to ousting Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from leadership, and are already considering replacements — including Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), congressional aides tell Axios.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Tucker Carlson has a new GOP target  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BREAKING THIS MORNING — The NRCC announced a few minutes ago that it added 10 House Democrats to its list of takeover targets, bringing the total to 57.  It's a show of confidence that the 2022 environment …
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Washington Post
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Why Has Fox News Completely Ignored Trump and Liz Cheney's Battle Over ‘The Big Lie’?
Discussion: LifeZette
Emma Green / The Atlantic:
The Liberals Who Can't Quit Lockdown  —  Lurking among the jubilant Americans venturing back out to bars and planning their summer-wedding travel is a different group: liberals who aren't quite ready to let go of pandemic restrictions.  For this subset, diligence against COVID-19 remains …
Robert Mendick / Telegraph:
MI6 spy Christopher Steele ‘produced second dossier on Donald Trump for FBI’  —  The dossier is believed to be raw intelligence that makes claims of Russian meddling and sex tapes  —  The former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a second dossier for the FBI on Donald Trump while he was in the White House, sources told The Telegraph.
Discussion: Raw Story and Crooks and Liars
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Sinéad Baker / Insider:
Former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a 2nd dossier on Trump while he was president, report says
Discussion: HotAir
BuzzFeed News:   Flynn, Bannon, Manafort, Ivanka: Private Emails From Inside The Mueller Investigation
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Yamiche Alcindor Is Named Host of ‘Washington Week’ on PBS  —  She succeeds Robert Costa at a program best known as the longtime home of the anchor Gwen Ifill.  —  Last month, when Yamiche Alcindor learned she would become the next moderator of the PBS current-affairs show “Washington Week …
Discussion: TVNewser and The Wrap
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WETA:
Yamiche Alcindor Named Moderator of Washington Week
Discussion: The Hill and Deadline
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
How three major news organizations all got a story about Rudy Giuliani wrong  —  Incorrect information from government sources apparently led three separate news organizations to publish the same erroneous claim about Rudolph W. Giuliani last week that all three later corrected.
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting … I.  —  At 8AM PT on Friday, a bleary-eyed Basecamp CEO Jason Fried gathered his remote workforce together on Zoom to apologize.  Four days earlier, he had thrown the company into turmoil by announcing that …
Cristina Cabrera / Talking Points Memo:
CNN's Don Lemon Slams Santorum's Non-Apology For Racist Comments: ‘It Was Horrible’  —  CNN anchor Don Lemon raked former GOP senator-turned-CNN contributor Rick Santorum (R-PA) over the coals on Monday night after Santorum refused to apologize for his racist comments downplaying European settlers' genocide of Native Americans.
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Ed Mazza / HuffPost:
‘Furious’ Don Lemon Loses His Cool After Chris Cuomo Has Rick Santorum On
Discussion: Raw Story
Jaclyn Peiser / Washington Post:
Pennsylvania man admits he voted for Trump with his dead mom's name: ‘I listened to too much propaganda’  —  Weeks before Election Day, Bruce Bartman mailed his mother's absentee ballot with a check mark next to President Donald Trump's name.  —  The problem was, his mother had been dead since 2008.
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Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:
‘I Listened to Too Much Propaganda’: Trump Voter Gets Probation After Casting Ballot on Dead Mom's Behalf and Registering Another Dead Woman as a Republican in Pa.
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Hayes Brown / MSNBC:
How Democrats can get a voting rights bill through the Senate  —  Senate Democrats have their marching orders: The caucus leadership has vowed to pass a national voting rights bill that will curb changes Republicans have made in the states that will make it harder to vote for too many Americans.
Discussion: Vox, Raw Story, Daily Kos and Jezebel
The Yeshiva World:
Former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Has Been Released Early From Prison  —  Sources tell YWN that NY Assemblyman Sheldon Silver has been released from prison and is on his way home.  He was released five years earlier than his six year sentence.  His original release date was March 10, 2026.
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
What the Republican Party Needs vs. What It Wants  —  A failed congressional candidate in Texas told Republicans truths they needed to hear, but didn't want to.  —  Welcome to the Tuesday, a weekly newsletter about thus and such and whatnot, language and politics and culture, and other things.
Jack Hunter / Washington Examiner:
Tim Scott declaring ‘America is not a racist country’ is key to fighting real racism  —  When Sen. Tim Scott said that “America is not a racist country” in his Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden's address to Congress last week, the Left exploded in anger over the black senator's supposed denial of racism in the United States.
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William McGurn / Wall Street Journal:
Who's Afraid of Tim Scott?
Will Carless / USA Today:
Proud Boys saw wave of contributions from Chinese diaspora before Capitol attack  —  The donations started coming in about 10 p.m. on Dec. 17.  —  A donor named Li Zhang gave $100.  A few minutes later, someone named Jun Li donated $100.  Then Hao Xu gave $20, followed shortly by $25 from a Ying Pei.
Discussion: Raw Story and Reuters
Teo Armus / Washington Post:
Are the Bidens giants?  Are the Carters tiny?  Or are our eyes failing us?  —  On first glance, the photograph seems typical enough.  President Biden and first lady Jill Biden kneel beside their predecessors in the White House, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, during a trip to Georgia last week.
Discussion: Breitbart, RedState, New York Post and ABC7
CNN:
CIA briefing to lawmakers on suspected energy attacks turned contentious  —  A briefing on suspected energy attacks on US intelligence officers turned contentious last week, two sources told CNN, as senators demanded more information about the mysterious incidents from the CIA and accountability for how the agency has handled them.
Discussion: Politico
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope  —  Voters of color make up an increasing percentage of the United States electorate, but that trend isn't hurting Republicans as much as conservatives fear.  —  The Census Bureau released two important sets of data last week …
Caroline Lewis / Gothamist:
Most Of New York City Remains Undervaccinated As COVID Restrictions Lift  —  “Free Covid test!  Free vaccine!  Have you gotten your vaccine?”  —  One afternoon last week, Humaira Choudhury called forth outside the East New York office of the nonprofit where she works …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Facebook Can't Cure Trump's Chronic Low Energy  —  This Wednesday morning, an internal tribunal at Facebook will render its verdict of whether the social media site's January eviction of Donald Trump from its electronic premises will stand or if he will be allowed to resume posting there.
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Live Updates: Garland Will Seek More Funding to Fight Extremism and Gender Violence  —  President Biden raises the refugee admissions cap, reversing the Trump administration's low limit.  The Treasury Department expects to borrow more than $1 trillion during the rest of the fiscal year.
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Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
FDA Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week
Associated Press:
How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it  —  Already battered by long shifts and high infection rates, essential workers struggling through the pandemic face another hazard of hard times: employers who steal their wages.  —  When a recession hits, U.S. companies are more likely to stiff their lowest-wage workers.
Noga Tarnopolsky / Washington Post:
Netanyahu is desperate, unhinged and totally uninterested in governing  —  Unable to claim a mandate, the Israeli prime minister is trying to cling to power anyway  —  In the end, it took only four days to settle a matter that has hovered over Israel for years: How far would Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
NRA Leadership and Bankruptcy Assailed by U.S. Trustee  —  In a rare move, the trustee, part of the Justice Department, called for the dismissal of the N.R.A.'s bankruptcy filing or the appointment of an outside monitor.  —  The National Rifle Association's hopes of end-running a legal challenge …
Discussion: Raw Story
Aniruddha Ghosal / Associated Press:
‘Horrible’ weeks ahead as India's virus catastrophe worsens  —  NEW DELHI (AP) — COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be “horrible.”
Discussion: UPI
John Nichols / The Nation:
Expand the US House of Representatives  —  Rigidly sticking with a membership of 435 diminishes representation, decreases diversity, and undermines democracy.  —  With every decennial Census for the past century, the United States has become less of a representative democracy.
Stephen Fowler / Georgia Public Broadcasting:
Democrat Bee Nguyen Announces Run For Secretary Of State  —  Democratic state Rep. Bee Nguyen is running for Georgia Secretary of State.  —  Democratic State Rep. Bee Nguyen is running for Secretary of State, the first Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Brad Raffensperger …
Ari L. Maas / City Journal:
On the Ground … Bearing False Witness  —  Leading civil rights organizations lend their voices to false claims about police.  —  Public safety  —  The Social Order  —  After Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd, many organizations and celebrities issued press releases …
Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Rep. Charlie Crist announces another bid for governor of Florida  —  Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is running to be the top executive of the Sunshine State once again.  —  Crist, a 64-year-old House member, announced his candidacy for the 2022 gubernatorial race on Tuesday morning …
Discussion: New York Times, CNN and Politico
 
 
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