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Adela Suliman / Washington Post:
Texas Gov. Abbott sends miles of cars along border to deter migrants  —  Abbott said this “steel wall” of vehicles was meant to stop migrants from crossing the dam.  —  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has sent a fleet of state-owned vehicles to line up for miles as a barricade along the border with Mexico …
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Associated Press:
Officials: Many Haitian migrants are being released in US  —  DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion.
Politico:
Biden slips into political quicksand amid Haitian migrant buildup  —  The mass of thousands of Haitians at the U.S. southern border has put the Biden administration in the exact place it's tried to avoid: knee deep in immigration politics.  —  In the past 24 hours, the White House has responded …
Washington Post:
U.S. preparing to nearly double deportations to Haiti as some returnees decry being shackled
Discussion: The Intercept
Patrice Lawrence / CNN:
An outrage at America's border
The Daily Beast:
Trump Sues NYT and Niece—Who Calls Him ‘F*cking Loser’  —  The ex-president claims there was an “insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records.” … Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against The New York Times, three of its reporters, and his niece …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Pelosi's toughest whip campaign commences
Discussion: HotAir, CNBC and DCReport.org
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Former GOP treasury secretaries tried defusing debt ceiling bomb in private talks with McConnell, Yellen  —  Paulson and Mnuchin have warned political leaders about the consequences of default, but the Biden administration and Senate Republicans don't appear close to a deal.
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Stephen Moore / The Hill:
Republicans have moral and financial reasons to oppose raising the debt ceiling  —  Biden Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is ringing alarm bells, trying to shame Republicans into voting to raise the federal debt ceiling.  In a Wall Street journal op-ed, she argues: “The U.S. has always paid …
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
Political journalists are both-siding a “crisis” caused entirely by the GOP
New York Times:
No More Apologies: Inside Facebook's Push to Defend Its Image  —  Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals.  —  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, signed off last month on a new initiative code-named Project Amplify.
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers' Voting Machine Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows  —  Days before lawyers allied with Donald Trump gave a news conference promoting election conspiracy theories, his campaign had determined that many of those claims were false, court filings reveal.
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Wall Street Journal:
Liz Cheney's Re-Election Bid Pits Trump Against Bush  —  George W. Bush to hold fundraiser for Wyoming congresswoman who has sparred with Donald Trump  —  WASHINGTON—The race for Wyoming's single U.S. House district has pitted two of the biggest names in Republican politics against one another …
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
Gabriella Borter / Reuters:
‘Critical race theory’ roils a Tennessee school district  —  Robin Steenman, an Air Force veteran and white mother of three, is fed up with the way public schools in her community of Franklin, Tennessee are teaching kids about race.  —  She believes that the reading materials and teachers' manuals …
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
$3.5 Trillion Is Not a Lot of Money  —  For weeks, the Democratic Party's progressive and right-wing flanks have been locked in a staring contest over spending.  The latter contingent is eager to pass the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that passed the Senate in August.
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Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Why I'm a Single-Issue Voter  —  I'll vote against the party threatening the republic—simple as that.  —  In a few weeks, Virginia will hold an election and I will have to make a decision.  Both the Democratic and the Republican candidates for governor could be described as moderates.
Jen Fifield / Arizona Republic:
Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri resigns after election-related recording released  —  Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri announced he will resign after a recording of him talking about the 2020 election and his county colleagues surfaced.  —  In the leaked recording …
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
The median voter is a 50-something white person who didn't go to college  —  Cognitive behavioral therapy for Democrats  —  So much in politics is uncertain or difficult that I think even professionals tend to underrate the upside to doing things that are obvious and easy.
Sarah Knapton / Telegraph:
Wuhan scientists planned to release coronaviruses into cave bats 18 months before outbreak  —  Leaked documents reveal researchers applied for $14m to fund controversial project in 2018  —  Wuhan scientists were planning to release enhanced airborne coronaviruses into Chinese bat populations …
Discussion: Human Events
Nick Ehli / Missoulian:
Postcard from an overrun ICU: ‘The problem is we are running out of hallways’  —  BILLINGS — Nurses fill the hospital room to turn a patient from his stomach to his back.  The ventilator forcing air into him is most effective when he's on his stomach, so he is in that position most hours of the day, sedated and paralyzed by drugs.
Discussion: Raw Story
Lauren Farrell / Urban Institute:
Equitable Research Requires Questioning the Status Quo  —  Research is a powerful tool to determine fact from fiction.  Policies, programs, and solutions are grounded in these facts, making researchers agents for shaping how the world works.  —  However, long-standing values and practices rooted in racism …
Sylvie Kauffmann / New York Times:
Why France Is Angry About the U.S.'s Submarine Deal  —  Ms. Kauffmann, the editorial director of Le Monde, writes extensively about European and international politics.  —  PARIS — Make no mistake.  This is a crisis, not a spat.  —  The new partnership announced last week between the United States …
Charles Sykes / Politico:
Why Sane Republicans Are Purging Themselves  —  Anthony Gonzalez leaves no doubt about what he thinks about Donald Trump and his impact on the GOP.  The former president, he says, is like a “cancer,” and he has turned his party into a toxic and hostile environment.
Michelle Lee / Washington Post:
Kim Jong Un shift from nuclear push to economy intensified internal debates in country, report says  —  TOKYO — In a pivotal 2018 address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced he would shift from emphasis on nuclear development toward “concentrating all efforts” on modernizing and expanding the economy.
Discussion: 38 North
Bill Dentzer / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Dean Heller won't acknowledge Biden's election win in RJ interview  —  RENO — Dean Heller says he knows who the president is.  He just won't name that person — no matter how the question is asked.  —  “I still know who the president is, but I do believe we have a problem with elections …
Discussion: Reuters and HuffPost
Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Why Texas Abortion Opponents Aren't Suing Dr. Alan Braid Over New Law  —  Physician who said he is first to violate new restrictions doesn't present appealing case for conservative groups, legal scholars say  —  As Texas' abortion ban was set to take effect Sept. 1, the state's largest …
Miami Herald:
New FL surgeon general opposes mask, vaccine mandates  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a new surgeon general for Florida on Tuesday, a Harvard-trained doctor who advocated for an approach to the coronavirus pandemic that emphasizes protecting individual rights over community-based precautions.
Ryan P. Williams / The American Mind:
The Great and Good Angelo Codevilla  —  In memoriam  —  All of us in the Claremont Institute extended family were gutted this morning by the news of Angelo Codevilla's death.  He was on his way home yesterday to his beloved vineyard in Plymouth, California, when some kind of car accident occurred.
Gordon Lubold / Wall Street Journal:
U.S., Russian Military Officials Meet Amid Concerns About Terrorism Fight  —  Discussions between military leaders come amid growing concerns that Afghanistan can provide a base for terrorist groups  —  HELSINKI—The Pentagon's top officer met with his Russian counterpart …
Washington Post:
Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who's behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites  —  Researchers say it will allow them to gain important new insights into how extremists operate online  —  Epik long has been the favorite Internet company of the far-right …
Discussion: Insider, CNN and Raw Story
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Capitol attack panel said to be considering subpoenas to Trump White House aides  —  Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino and former campaign manager Brad Parscale are among those being targeted  —  The House select committee investigating the 6 January attack on the US Capitol is considering issuing …
Michael Pettis / Carnegie Endowment …:
What Does Evergrande Meltdown Mean for China? … Policymakers in Beijing are in a tough position on what to do about Evergrande, the Chinese property developer whose slow collapse has transfixed the markets.  Evergrande is the most-indebted property developer in the world.
Peter M. Shane / Washington Monthly:
No, General Milley Did Not Subvert the President  —  He protected our country—and faithfully executed the law.  —  Revelations of actions taken in the waning months of the Trump administration by General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have triggered what the political scientist …
Discussion: TheBlaze
 
 
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Andrew Boryga / The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Nick Reisman / Spectrum News 1 Central NY:
Hochul cuts off money for Cuomo aides' legal bills, what this could mean for Assembly probe
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City Journal:
Break Up Big Tech?
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Supreme Court Approval Drops as New Term Brings Divisive Issues
Discussion: Political Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Graham tries to help Trump and McConnell bury the hatchet
Discussion: CNN
Andrius Sytas / Reuters:
Lithuania says throw away Chinese phones due to censorship concerns
Ariana Garcia / Houston Chronicle:
‘The Wire’ creator David Simon refuses to film in Texas, citing new abortion law
Discussion: Deadline and Washington Examiner
Washington Post:
Russian hackers target Iowa grain co-op in $5.9 million ransomware attack
The Intercept:
Afghan Resistance Leaders, Long Backed By CIA, Have Fled Following Taliban Takeover
Nathan Bernard / Beacon:
Few health workers actually quitting over vaccine mandate despite ongoing protests
Discussion: Raw Story
Heather Stewart / The Guardian:
Boris Johnson admits he has six children