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Marianna Sotomayor / Washington Post:
Rep. Greene aggressively confronts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, causing New York congresswoman to raise security concerns  —  Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene aggressively confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday and falsely accused her of supporting “terrorists,” …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: How Palm Beach is preparing for a possible Trump indictment  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  SCOOP: PALM BEACH MAKES CONTINGENCY PLANS IN CASE TRUMP IS INDICTED — Law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Fla., have actively prepared for the possibility …
Nick Niedzwiadek / Politico:
Cheney: McCarthy ‘not leading with principle’  —  Rep. Liz Cheney ripped into House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday over his loyalty to former President Donald Trump.  —  “I think he is not leading with principle right now,” Cheney (R-Wyo.) said in an interview on NBC's “Today” show.
Politico:
John Podesta's got a message for Joe Biden: Drop the Republicans  —  A raft of influential progressive and environmental groups has a message for the Biden White House on its efforts to cut an infrastructure deal with Republicans: Don't say we didn't warn you.
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Body-cam footage shows Capitol rioter celebrating as D.C. cop is beaten and Tasered: ‘I got one!’  —  Surrounded by rioters who had dragged him down the U.S. Capitol steps, beaten him and Tasered him, D.C. police officer Michael Fanone screamed in pain.  —  “I got one!” one of the rioters yelled triumphantly.
Discussion: CNN and Washington Examiner
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Devan Cole / CNN:
Sally Yates: I never thought that I'd be saying, ‘Yeah, go Liz Cheney’  —  Liz Cheney ousted from GOP leadership post  —  Washington (CNN)Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates bemoaned House Republicans' decision to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership post for challenging former …
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
'It's a scary thing': Cheney expresses dismay after House GOP ousts her from leadership
NBC News:
Republican loyal to Trump claims Capitol riot looked more like ‘normal tourist visit’
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Rebekah Jones, the COVID Whistleblower Who Wasn't  —  The former dashboard manager alleges a vast data conspiracy in Florida; not a word of it is true.  —  This is a story about Rebekah Jones, a former dashboard manager at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), who has single-handedly managed …
Dana Goldstein / New York Times:
President of Key Teachers' Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall  —  About half the nation's schools are not fully open despite rising vaccination levels, and teachers' unions are getting much of the blame.  Randi Weingarten hopes to carve a path forward.
Discussion: Insider and New York Post
Liel Leibovitz / Tablet Magazine:
Playing American Race Politics in the Middle East  —  New York Congressman Jamaal Bowman and others are grafting a domestic psychodrama onto a foreign region—and endangering American Jews in the process
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Washington Post:
Israel-Hamas fighting poses test for Biden and exposes rifts among Democrats
New York Times:
Mysterious Ailments Are Said to Be More Widespread Among U.S. Personnel  —  The Biden administration has begun more aggressively investigating episodes that left spies, diplomats, soldiers and others with brain injuries.  —  WASHINGTON — Mysterious episodes that caused brain injuries in spies …
Discussion: Politico, Raw Story, HotAir and The Hill
Adam Barnes / The Hill:
124 retired generals and admirals question Biden's mental health  —  “We must always have an unquestionable chain of command.”  —  Story at a glance  — A group of retired U.S. military admirals and generals signed a letter released Tuesday questioning President Biden's fitness for office …
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Washington Examiner:
Lines at gas stations are a feature, not a bug, of Biden's green future  —  Every now and then, a reminder emerges of just how amazing America's free market economic system really is — the very system that leftists ignorantly decry as “rigged,” “plutocratic,” and conducive to massive inequality.
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Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Ex-WH counsel McGahn to testify behind closed doors about Trump efforts to obstruct Russia investigation  —  Washington (CNN)Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn will testify before the House Judiciary Committee behind closed doors about then-President Donald Trump's attempts to obstruct …
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Sen. Ron Johnson / Washington Examiner:
Getting vaccinated is a personal choice  —  I did not enter the vaccine maelstrom voluntarily.  Two months ago, a Milwaukee reporter asked me if I had received the COVID-19 vaccine.  This was when demand for the vaccine outstripped supply.  Although it's a personal and private decision, I answered the question honestly.
Discussion: Forbes
Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
Inhofe tells EPA nominee, 'if you don't behave, I'm going to talk to your daddy'  —  (CNN)Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe told a female Environmental Protection Agency nominee on Wednesday that if she did not “behave,” then “I'm going to talk to your daddy.”  —  The awkward exchange …
Mark Hemingway / RealClearInvestigations:
The High-Pressure Business of Selling Woke Corporate Armor  —  In 2017, Nandini Jammi helped launch a company called Sleeping Giants to pressure corporate advertisers into boycotting conservative media.  With little more than a Twitter account, a Facebook group and a gift for incendiary rhetoric …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple Says Ads Engineer Leaves Company After Comments Draw Fire  — Antonio Garcia Martinez made remarks considered sexist, racist  — Apple employees were in uproar about hire, sent memo to execs  —  Apple Inc. said Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Facebook Inc. product manager …
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Wall Street Journal:
JPMorgan, Others Plan to Issue Credit Cards to People With No Credit Scores  —  Regulator had asked banks to brainstorm on how to make loans to people who have often been locked out from getting them  —  Some of the largest U.S. banks plan to start sharing data on customers' deposit accounts …
Ezra Klein / New York Times:
Our Aliens, Ourselves  —  The most curious subplot in the news right now is the admission, at the most senior levels of the United States government, that the military services have collected visuals, data and testimonials recording flying objects they cannot explain; that they are investigating …
John Daniel Davidson / The Federalist:
The Washington Post's Hit Piece On Josh Hawley Is Really A Hit Piece On All Conservatives  —  Under the pretext of an investigative profile, the Post smears Sen. Josh Hawley by attacking small-town America, Christians, and the rule of law.  —  The Washington Post this week published …
Discussion: Instapundit
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
WATCH: Ex-Secretary of Defense says Trump wanted the National Guard ‘to protect the demonstrators’  —  Former Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said Wednesday that Donald Trump was interested in the deployment of the National Guard during their Jan. 3 discussion.
 
 
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Caitlin McFall / Fox News:
Trump mocks comparisons of Biden to Jimmy Carter: The current president is worse
Discussion: Newsbusters, LifeZette and RedState
Kristin Tate / The Hill:
Growing inflation is Biden's hidden tax on working Americans
Washington Post:
Here's how to ensure Afghan women are protected after the U.S. withdrawal
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
A bankruptcy trial reveals the deep rot within the NRA
Discussion: Vox, Los Angeles Times and Daily Kos
The Hill:
Biden's infrastructure plan builds a stronger foundation for seniors
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Michael Gartland / New York Daily News:
Andrew Yang back on top of mayoral field, clocks 21% support in latest poll
 Earlier Items: 
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: FEC drops first of several election complaints against Trump
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed News:
Buckingham Palace Told A “Trump Train” Bus To Stop Using The Queen's Image
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
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