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Arizona Republic:
Hand count in audit affirms Biden beat Trump, as Maricopa County said in November  —  Jen Fifield Robert AnglenArizona Republic  —  A monthslong hand recount of Maricopa County's 2020 vote confirmed that President Joe Biden won and the election was not “stolen” from former President Donald Trump …
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New York Times:
Republican Review of Arizona Vote Fails to Show Stolen Election  —  The much criticized review showed much the same results as in November, with 99 more Biden votes and 261 fewer Trump ones.  —  PHOENIX — After months of delays and blistering criticism, a review of the 2020 election …
Shelley Ross / New York Times:
Chris Cuomo Sexually Harassed Me.  I Hope He'll Use His Power to Make Change.  —  Ms. Ross is a veteran television journalist and former executive producer at ABC and CBS.  —  I was Chris Cuomo's boss at ABC News nearly two decades ago, and I am a regular viewer of CNN today …
New York Times:
C.D.C. Chief Overrules Agency Panel and Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Boosters for Workers at Risk  —  In a highly unusual decision, the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, reversed a move by agency advisers and endorsed additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for health care workers, teachers and other workers at risk.
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Robert Kagan / Washington Post:
Our constitutional crisis is already here  —  “Is there no virtue among us?  If there be not, we are in a wretched situation.”  —  The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years …
Ryan Bort / Rolling Stone:
Fox News Bans Rudy Giuliani  —  The network is not allowing the former Trump lawyer on the air for at least three months, a move one of his allies described as “cowering to the far left”  —  It turns out there's a limit to just how far from reality you can stray and still be welcome on Fox News.
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Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Fox to Rudy: You're banned  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BREAKING OVERNIGHT: The Arizona Republic scooped the results of the Maricopa County “audit” paid for by “Stop the Steal” and DONALD TRUMP allies: It found that Trump lost the key county by a wider margin than the official election results.
Politico:
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas 4 from Trump's inner circle  —  The select panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is issuing subpoenas to four current and former top aides to President Donald Trump, including his most recent chief of staff Mark Meadows.  —  The committee issued its first subpoenas …
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Select Committee to Investigate …:
SELECT COMMITTEE SUBPOENAS INDIVIDUALS TIED TO THE FORMER PRESIDENT IN THE DAYS SURROUNDING JANUARY 6TH
Natassia Paloma / KTSM-TV:
Photographer behind controversial photos speaks exclusively to KTSM  —  EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - The photographer behind images depicting Border Patrol agents on horseback told KTSM things are not exactly what they seem when it comes to the photos.  —  The photographs, which were taken Sunday …
Ben Collins / NBC News:
‘Vigilante treatments’: Anti-vaccine groups push people to leave ICUs  —  Anti-vaccine Facebook groups have a new message for their community members: Don't go to the emergency room, and get your loved ones out of intensive care units.  —  Consumed by conspiracy theories claiming that doctors …
Washington Post:
Rep. Karen Bass plans to announce run for mayor of Los Angeles  —  Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) is planning to announce that she will run for mayor of Los Angeles in 2022, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, joining a high-stakes race to run the second-most populous city in the country.
Discussion: The Hill
Scientific American:
Why the Term ‘JEDI’ Is Problematic for Describing Programs That Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  —  They're meant to be heroes within the Star Wars universe, but the Jedi are inappropriate symbols for justice work  —  The acronym “JEDI” has become a popular term …
Discussion: Power Line
Christopher Flavelle / New York Times:
Flood Insurance Costs Are Set to Skyrocket for Some  —  New federal flood insurance rates that better reflect the real risks of climate change are coming.  For some, premiums will rise sharply.  —  Florida's version of the American dream, which holds that even people of relatively modest means …
Bob Herman / Axios:
Other drug companies want to help make the vaccines  —  Generic drug companies have asked Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to license their COVID-19 vaccine technology to help increase global production, but so far the vaccine makers have given them the cold shoulder.
Discussion: NBC Chicago, Sun-Sentinel, Poynter and PIX11
Burgess Everett / Politico:
McConnell warms to Herschel Walker as primary war with Trump fizzles  —  Republicans are hand-wringing over former President Donald Trump's hand-picked candidate Herschel Walker entering a critical Senate race.  Surprisingly, Mitch McConnell isn't one of them.
Discussion: Washington Post and HuffPost
Hugo Gurdon / Washington Examiner:
White House whoppers  —  Joe Biden winning the presidency may turn out very badly for the Democratic Party because success obscures problems that need fixing.  If we're winning, it's working, the thinking goes, so there can't be much wrong with what we're doing.  —  This is delusional.
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American Greatness:
National Sabotage by Immigration
Discussion: Breitbart and Power Line
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Republican US Sen. Chuck Grassley will run for reelection in 2022 Senate race  —  After months of deliberation, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley announced early Friday morning he will run for reelection in 2022 — a decision Republicans believe will give them their best chance to hold onto the coveted Senate seat.
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
Trump's election challenges distracted from covid response, White House adviser told colleagues  —  Emails obtained by House panel detail priorities as virus surged last year  —  White House officials prioritized former president Donald Trump's attempt to challenge the election …
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
The Jan. 6 Plotters Had a Mob.  They Also Had a Plan.  —  You can understand a revolution as a time when the unthinkable becomes, suddenly, thinkable.  It is a time when the rules that ordinarily govern political life lose their force and conflict takes the place of consensus …
Jessica Taylor / The Cook Political Report:
What is The Cook Political Report?  —  The Cook Political Report is an independent, non-partisan newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends.
Discussion: Townhall
Washington Post:
Facing Black leaders' anger, Biden condemns treatment of Haitians  —  President Biden's relationship with Black leaders and activists has rapidly deteriorated, as many have condemned his treatment of Haitian migrants and grown angry with his failure to overhaul policing and enact sweeping laws protecting voting rights.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Trump's 2022 prediction for Brian Kemp: 'The base isn't going to show up'  —  Senior Republicans can't seem to get Donald Trump to lay off Gov. Brian Kemp, as much as they wish he would.  In an interview Thursday, the former president called Kemp “a disaster” and predicted …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
Adam Kinzinger: Republicans Are ‘Frigging Crazy’  —  In each edition of my newsletter, I'll bring readers inside The Atlantic, and discuss the issues that concern us the most.  Was this email forwarded to you?  Sign up here to get future issues of Notes from the Editor in Chief.
Discussion: Raw Story and Bulwark+
New York Times:
Sinema's Income Tax Stance Has Democrats Looking Anew at a Carbon Tax  —  With Arizona's iconoclastic senator cool to increased tax rates, the Senate Finance Committee is drafting a carbon dioxide fee to fund a budget bill.  —  WASHINGTON — Opposition from a single moderate Democrat …
Bopha Phorn / Rest of World:
Cambodia's prime minister is Zoombombing opposition meetings  —  Hun Sen's government, which has shown little hesitation in quashing any sign of dissent, is taking control of user activities on the internet.  —  • PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA  —  When Cambodia's banned opposition party held …
Washington Post:
CIA station chief in Vienna recalled amid criticisms of management and handling of ‘Havana Syndrome’ cases  —  The CIA has removed its top officer in Vienna following criticism of his management, including what some considered an insufficient response to a growing number of mysterious health incidents …
Discussion: Fox News and The Hill
The Daily Beast:
Prosecutors Pit Trump Org Dynasties Against Each Other  —  As prosecutors try to find cooperating witnesses in the Trump Organization investigation, two families with long Trump ties could be the key. … New York prosecutors appear to have found an opening they can exploit to pry open …
Discussion: Raw Story
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Biden could owe as much as $500K in back taxes, government report indicates  —  WASHINGTON — Republicans say a new non-partisan report indicates President Joe Biden improperly avoided paying Medicare taxes before he took office — raising eyebrows and the possibility that he owes the IRS as much as $500,000 in back taxes.
Bloomberg:
China Bans Crypto Transactions, Vows to Stop Illegal Mining  — Crypto currencies can't be circulated, PBOC says in statement  — Planning agency says crackdown important to meet carbon goals  —  China banned all crypto transactions and vowed to stop illegal crypto mining …
 
 
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Michael Edison Hayden / Southern Poverty Law Center:
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Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
Press Watch mission statement: Political journalism needs a reset
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Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Ron Klain hasn't retweeted Jennifer Rubin since Politico reported on lovefest between Biden WH, WaPo columnist
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
J.D. Vance Defends Texas Abortion Ban, Calls Rape ‘Inconvenient’