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BuzzFeed News:
We Found Joe Biden's Secret Venmo.  Here's Why That's A Privacy Nightmare For Everyone.  —  BuzzFeed News found President Joe Biden's Venmo account after less than 10 minutes of looking for it, revealing a network of his private social connections, a national security issue for the United States …
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New York Times:
Beneath Joe Biden's Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details  —  As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.  —  WASHINGTON — The commander in chief was taking his time, as usual.
The Daily Beast:
Rep. Matt Gaetz Snorted Cocaine With Escort Who Had ‘No Show’ Gov't Job  —  GRAND OL' PARTY … Witnesses revealed the wild scene at an after-party for a GOP fundraiser in Orlando.  —  When Rep. Matt Gaetz attended a 2019 GOP fundraiser in Orlando, his date that night was someone he knew well …
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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Former Gaetz Confidant Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Cooperate  —  Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in Florida, admitted to sex trafficking a minor and agreed to help in prosecutions of others.  —  A former confidant of Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida …
Yascha Mounk / Persuasion:
Take Off That Mask  —  If you are fully vaccinated, the time to resume normal life is now.  —  1 hr ago  —  Yesterday evening, I went out to dinner with a few friends.  Since it had gotten a little chilly, and we are all fully vaccinated, we decided, on the spur of the moment, to dine indoors.
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Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
There's No Vaccine Against the Irrational Fear of Monsters  —  Yesterday afternoon, the CDC saw fit to announce formally what people of sound mind have known for months: that Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not gain anything by slinging pieces of dirty cloth across their faces.
Jordan Williams / The Hill:
Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
A Press Corps Deceived, and the Gaza Invasion That Wasn't  —  A spokesman led the international media to believe that Israeli forces had entered Gaza.  They hadn't.  But the army wanted Hamas to think they had.  —  The Israeli military abruptly announced after midnight on Friday …
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Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  —  Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.  —  In a 28-second video, which was posted to Twitter this week by a spokesman …
Bernie Sanders / New York Times:
The Approach the Israel-Palestine Conflict Needs
Discussion: Insider and Common Dreams
Hagai El-Ad / Washington Post:
Israel has chosen a two-tiered society. Violence is the inevitable result.
David Harris:
An open letter to Trevor Noah
Discussion: New York Post and Breitbart
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A cop's anger at GOP lies about Jan. 6 should put Republicans on the defensive  —  Opinion by  —  As the despicable GOP whitewashing of the Jan. 6 insurrection continues apace, House Democrats are set to force a vote on the creation of a commission to examine the assault.
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CNN:
Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit  —  (CNN)Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon.
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Justin Gray / WSB-TV:
Investigation: Marjorie Taylor Greene filed homestead exemptions on 2 homes, violating state law  —  ATLANTA — A Channel 2 Action News investigation has found that Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband have two active homestead exemptions, which is against Georgia law …
Discussion: Raw Story
David Mastio / USA Today:
After ousting Liz Cheney, Republicans prove they're a bigger threat than 9/11 hijackers  —  The Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump is like throwing gasoline on a fire.  It guarantees further violence.  —  The only person who clearly died from the violence on Jan. 6 …
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Benjamin Siegel / ABC News:
Liz Cheney says she regrets voting for Trump in 2020
Discussion: Slate, IJR and LifeZette
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump voter in Colorado faces stunning voter fraud allegations  —  A couple of days after Joe Biden was declared the president-elect last fall, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced that he'd be willing to pay up to $1 million as a reward to those who could produce evidence of voter fraud.
Discussion: Political Wire and FOX31 Denver
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Dara Bitler / FOX31 Denver:
Suzanne Morphew's husband, accused in her murder, charged with submitting presidential ballot in her name  —  CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. — Prosecutors have filed new charges against Barry Morphew, alleging the man accused of murdering his missing wife submitted a presidential ballot in her name.
Meredith Deliso / ABC News:
Man arrested in wife's murder now accused of voting for Trump in her name
Discussion: New York Post, ABC11 and Denver Post
John Harwood / CNN:
Neera Tanden joins White House as a senior adviser after withdrawing Cabinet nomination  —  Neera Tanden releases statement on pulling her nomination  —  (CNN)Neera Tanden, the new administration's only Cabinet nominee rebuffed by the Senate, has become a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, a White House official told CNN.
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
On the Hypocrites at Apple Who Fired Antonio Garcia-Martinez  —  Much easier to ruin a career than mess with a corporate cash cow  —  I'm biased, because I know Antonio Garcia-Martinez and something like the same thing once happened to me, but the decision by Apple to bend to a posse …
Department of Homeland Security:
Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland  —  The Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States.  The Homeland is facing threats that have evolved significantly …
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Democrat moves to censure three Republicans for downplaying Jan. 6  —  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter  —  Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) on Friday began asking Democratic colleagues to sign onto a resolution to censure three House Republicans who tried to minimize the severity of the Jan. 6 insurrection this week.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and POLITICUSUSA
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Olivia Beavers / Politico:
Cicilline seeks to censure Republicans who dismiss Jan. 6 insurrection
Discussion: The Hill, RedState and Political Wire
Chad Arthur / Democracy Corps:
Home → Battleground Surveys → Trump's Engaged Party Defining The Battle For 2022  —  We conducted a large, mostly cell phone survey with an oversample of Republicans in the 2022 battleground for the U.S. Senate, governorships, and House, and it is painfully clear Don-ald Trump …
CNN:
Congressional Democrats have a 100% vaccination rate  —  Washington (CNN)Although the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors except under special circumstances …
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Trump tells followers not to give money to Karl Rove  —  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter  —  Former President Trump is calling on his supporters to withhold financial support from Karl Rove, the longtime Republican strategist who has spoken critically of the former president.
Molly Beck / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Republican-backed effort on redistricting rules  —  Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Friday rejected a plan meant to ensure lawsuits over new legislative and congressional district boundaries go to them instead of federal judges.
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
U.S. Department of Justice:
Former Army Green Beret Sentenced for Russian Espionage Conspiracy  —  WASHINGTON - A Virginia man and former Army Green Beret was sentenced today to 188 months in prison for conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with U.S. national defense information.
 
 
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Alexandra Hutzler / Newsweek:
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Paul Volpe / Politico:
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Dara Lind / ProPublica:
Documents Show Trump Officials Used Secret Terrorism Unit to Question Lawyers at the Border
Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
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Proud Boys leader received Covid-19 stimulus loans worth $15,500
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Holmes Lybrand / CNN:
Fact-check: Stefanik wrongly says US recently saw ‘worst jobs report in over 20 years’
Discussion: Raw Story
Hugo Gurdon / Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden gets mugged by events
Mikael Thalen / The Daily Dot:
Trump hotel purposely spiked prices to keep out QAnon supporters, hacked police data reveals
Adam S. Minsky / Forbes:
College Cancels Student Loan Debt Using Money From Biden's Stimulus Bill
Shannon Bond / NPR:
Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows
Discussion: Washingtonian