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Liz Cheney / Washington Post:
The GOP is at a turning point.  History is watching us. … Liz Cheney, a Republican, represents Wyoming's at-large congressional district in the U.S. House.  —  In public statements again this week, former president Donald Trump has repeated his claims that the 2020 election was a fraud and was stolen.
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
From Paul Ryan acolyte to Trump disciple: Elise Stefanik sets out to replace Liz Cheney in GOP leadership  —  Elise Stefanik entered the political arena eight years ago out of admiration for Paul D. Ryan, the conservative darling who had just returned to the House after his stint as Republican vice-presidential nominee.
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
The Real Reason Republicans Want to Oust Liz Cheney  —  To hear most media observers tell it, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is being martyred for having the courage of her convictions, and the House Republican Conference can no longer abide her truth-telling.  Republican lawmakers, the narrative goes …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN's Jamie Gangel: Kevin McCarthy ‘Very Concerned’ Jan 6.  Commission Could Force Him to Testify About Call With Trump During Riot  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is concerned about being called as a witness by a commission looking into the events of January 6th, CNN reported Wednesday.
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Power and Lies and Elise Stefanik
Discussion: Washington Post
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trumpland thought he'd get back on Facebook.  Now, they're anxious and scrambling.  —  Republicans on Wednesday expressed outrage over news that Donald Trump's Facebook suspension would remain in place for the time being.  Privately, many of them, including some close to the former president, were panicked.
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Tori Richards / Washington Examiner:
Facebook Oversight Board that upheld Trump ban mostly tied to Soros  —  The Facebook Oversight Board that upheld the site's ban on President Donald Trump overwhelmingly has ties to George Soros and leftist agendas — though numerous members claim that they support free speech.
Alan Rusbridger / The Guardian:
The inside story of how we reached the Facebook-Trump verdict  —  I am a member of Facebook's oversight board.  Here's why we decided to continue his suspension from Facebook  —  s so often is the case, Donald Trump gets to the heart of the problem.  On 6 January, he was the president …
Discussion: Boston Herald, IJR and BizPac Review
New York Times:
Biden Leans Into Plans to Tax the Rich  —  “We're not going to deprive any of these executives of their second or third home, travel privately by jet,” the president said at the White House.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden delivered a clear and punchy message to America's highest earners on Wednesday …
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Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Republicans promote pandemic relief they voted against  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., said it pained her to vote against the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan.”  —  But in the weeks that followed, the first-term Republican issued a news release celebrating …
Discussion: The Hill
The Hill:
Biden visits local Mexican restaurant to highlight relief program
Discussion: HotAir and Bloomberg
CNN:
Trump and legal team approached about Giuliani legal costs  —  Rudy Giuliani's son: I'm not concerned my father will be charged  —  (CNN)Allies of Rudy Giuliani continue to call on former President Donald Trump and Republicans to pay for his efforts around the election and, in turn …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Giuliani cuts down his entourage  —  It's the latest sign that the former New York mayor's legal woes are taking their toll on his lifestyle.  —  Rudy Giuliani laid off several staffers and independent contractors in the last few weeks, reducing the size of his personal entourage.
Washington Post:
Biden commits to waiving vaccine patents, driving wedge with pharmaceutical companies  —  Developing countries have sought waiver, arguing it would boost coronavirus response  —  The Biden administration on Wednesday threw its support behind a controversial proposal to waive intellectual property protections …
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Chelsea Clinton / The Atlantic:
Biden Has the Power to Vaccinate the World
Discussion: Common Dreams
Marisa Iati / Washington Post:
Teen accused of rigging vote to become homecoming queen will be tried as an adult  —  On the day she was crowned homecoming queen, Emily Grover wore a sparkly silver dress.  A bouquet of roses rested in the crook of her arm, and a crown adorned her curled blond hair.
Discussion: Gizmodo
New York Times:
‘Turning the Corner’: U.S. Covid Outlook Reaches Most Hopeful Point Yet  —  Cases and deaths have dipped, and vaccinations make scientists hopeful, even as variants mean the coronavirus is here to stay.  —  After weeks of coronavirus patients flooding emergency rooms in Michigan …
Jeffrey Collins / Associated Press:
South Carolina House adds firing squad to execution methods  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House voted Wednesday to add a firing squad to the state's execution methods amid a lack of lethal-injection drugs — a measure meant to jump-start executions in a state that once had one of the busiest death chambers in the nation.
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Emily Bohatch / The State:
SC House passes bill bringing back electric chair, introducing firing squad
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Emily Anthes / New York Times:
Covid-19 Live Updates: Studies Indicate Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Protects Against the Most Severe Outcomes of Some Virus Variants  —  Here's what you need to know:  —  The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is incredibly effective against severe disease caused by two variants, studies say.
Lindsay Wise / Wall Street Journal:
McConnell Says ‘100%’ of His Focus Is on Blocking Biden Agenda  —  Senate GOP leader's remarks come as Democrats and Republicans have focused on possible infrastructure deal but see few prospects elsewhere  —  WASHINGTON—Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans …
Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
Arizona's Republican-Run Election Audit Is Now Looking for Bamboo-Laced “China Ballots”  —  On Wednesday, a member of the Arizona election audit team that has been heavily touted by former President Donald Trump revealed that its examination of the 2020 vote in Maricopa County will include a …
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Nicole Valdes / KNXV:
Maricopa County Senate audit observers forced to sign non-disclosure agreements
Discussion: Washington Post
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Caitlin McFall / Fox News:
Some Calif. Democratic strategists say Catilyn Jenner gubernatorial bid is a win for Gov. Newsom: Report
Discussion: Politico, Vanity Fair and RedState
New York Times:
Protests Explode in Colombia, Leaving At Least 24 Dead  —  The eruption of anger in Colombia, where at least 24 have died as the government cracks down on the protests, could spread to other countries in the region that share the same combustible conditions.
Discussion: OHCHR, CBS News and Washington Post
Politico:
Biden wants the nation to ‘return to normal.’ Will the White House follow?  —  Like countless other employers, the White House is grappling with how and when to resume to in-person work, as more and more Americans get vaccinated.  —  The White House would not disclose the number …
Thomas Fuller / New York Times:
Daylight Attack on 2 Asian Women in San Francisco Increases Fears  —  The stabbing on Market Street this week and other attacks have caused some older Asian-American residents in the Bay Area to fear going outdoors, community leaders said.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — From her flower stand on Market Street …
ABC News:
Transcript for The Breakdown: President Joe Biden to cancel all Pentagon-funded border wall projects  —  Hi everyone welcome to the breakdown I'm Diana fado.  And I'm Terry Moran we've got some breaking news from the White House today that five administration is going to cancel all plans …
Discussion: Fox News and The Moderate Voice
Washington Post:
CDC says coronavirus could be under control this summer in U.S. if people get vaccinated and are careful  —  The Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free.  For more free coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter where all stories are free to read.
Lloyd J. Austin III / Washington Post:
The Pentagon must prepare for a much bigger theater of war … The cornerstone of America's defense is deterrence, ensuring that our adversaries understand the folly of outright conflict.  “Only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt,” said President John F. Kennedy in 1961 …
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Biden Labor Board Counsel Revives Fired Googlers' Claims  — Allegations by three workers were rejected by Trump official  — Cases involving two other Google workers were going forward  —  Three more Google employees' firings should be added to a complaint accusing the company …
Discussion: The Verge
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Special Interests Funded $110K-Plus of Globetrotting Lavish Travel for Democrat Ron Kind  —  Democrat Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) has taken more than $110,000 worth of special interest-funded lavish trips, filings with the U.S. House Ethics Committee reveal.
Sally Goldenberg / Politico:
Eric Adams edges out Yang for first time in public poll  —  Eric Adams is leading the field of mayoral candidates in a new poll, marking the first time Andrew Yang is not the top contender since he shook up the race with his unexpected entry in mid-January.  —  Adams, the Brooklyn Borough president …
Discussion: New York Post and THE CITY
Gabe Hiatt / Eater DC:
Joe Biden Visited D.C.'s Taqueria Las Gemelas to Deliver Some Good News in Person  —  Co-owner Josh Phillips says the president told him Las Gemelas is the first restaurant in America to receive a Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant  —  When Taqueria Las Gemelas co-owner Josh Phillips clocked …
Paul LeBlanc / CNN:
Chinese rocket debris is expected to crash into Earth soon.  It's not the first time.  —  Washington (CNN)The large Chinese rocket that is out of control and set to reenter Earth's atmosphere this weekend has brought about an alarming but not unprecedented situation.
 
 
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Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Sidney Powell Is Rehashing Bogus Election Theory, State Says
Discussion: The Hill
CNN:
FIRST ON CNN: Feds fine unruly and maskless airplane passengers as violent incidents increase
Discussion: Mediaite
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
A Mother, Separated from Her Children at the Border, Comes Home