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Barton Gellman / The Atlantic:
Trump's Next Coup Has Already Begun  —  Technically, the next attempt to overthrow a national election may not qualify as a coup.  It will rely on subversion more than violence, although each will have its place.  If the plot succeeds, the ballots cast by American voters will not decide the presidency in 2024.
Politico:
‘Absolute liars’: Ex-D.C. Guard official says generals lied to Congress about Jan. 6  —  A former D.C. National Guard official is accusing two senior Army leaders of lying to Congress and participating in a secret attempt to rewrite the history of the military's response to the Capitol riot.
Axios:
Right wing builds its own echo chamber  —  Conservatives are aggressively building their own apps, phones, cryptocurrencies and publishing houses in an attempt to circumvent what they see as an increasingly liberal internet and media ecosystem.  —  Why it matters: Many of these efforts …
Discussion: Political Wire
Feliz Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to Four Years in Myanmar Prison  —  Guilty verdicts for incitement and breaching pandemic rules are first in raft of charges brought against the ousted leader by the military  —  Myanmar's ousted civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced to four years imprisonment …
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Sui-Lee Wee / New York Times:
Myanmar Court Sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 Years in Initial Verdicts
Michael Schulman / New Yorker:
On “Succession,” Jeremy Strong Doesn't Get the Joke  —  “I take him as seriously as I take my own life,” he says of his character, Kendall Roy. … When Jeremy Strong was a teen-ager, in suburban Massachusetts, he had three posters thumbtacked to his bedroom wall: Daniel Day-Lewis in …
Politico:
Dems plot escape from Biden's poll woes  —  Rep. Jared Golden is facing one of the toughest reelection battles in the country.  One thing he says doesn't keep him up at night, though, is President Joe Biden's sinking approval rating.  —  “I really don't care at all.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats see Christmas goal slipping away
Discussion: Fox News
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
A Chicken-Fried McGovern, Newt's Good Ideas and the Senate Zoo: A Dole One-Liner Sampler  —  Bob Dole, who died on Sunday at age 98, was generous with his sarcastic wit, using it against Democrats, Republicans and often himself.  —  At a vice-presidential debate against Walter Mondale in 1976 …
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Bob Dole, Old Soldier and Stalwart of the Senate, Dies at 98
Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
Biden administration expected to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics this week  —  (CNN)The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that no US government officials will attend the 2022 Beijing Olympics, implementing a diplomatic boycott of the games, according to several sources.
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Charlie Sykes stuns MSNBC host with lewd description of Thomas Massie's gun photo as like pic of his privates  —  Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday, conservative commentator and Bulwark editor attacked Rep. Tom Massie (R-KY) after he posted a Christmas photo of him with his family in their pajamas with a bunch of guns.
Discussion: HuffPost
Washington Post:
Seven days: Following Trump's coronavirus trail  —  When he first learned he had tested positive for the coronavirus, President Donald Trump was already aboard Air Force One, en route to a massive rally in Middletown, Pa.  —  With him on the plane that Saturday evening were dozens of people …
Washington Post:
Biden is approving more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis finds  —  Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202!  We chuckled at the line about Politico journalists in HBO's “Succession” last night.  But first:  —  Biden is approving more drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis shows
Ben Smith / New York Times:
How TikTok Reads Your Mind  —  It's the most successful video app in the world.  Our columnist has obtained an internal company document that offers a new level of detail about how the algorithm works.  —  There are four main goals for TikTok's algorithm: .户价值, .户 …
Natalie Allison / Politico:
Trump brokers deal to remake the field in N.C. Senate race  —  Donald Trump brokered a deal this weekend to clear the North Carolina GOP Senate field for Rep. Ted Budd, the candidate he endorsed in June but who has failed to emerge so far as the clear frontrunner.
Discussion: The Hill and NBC News
Wall Street Journal:
CNN President Jeff Zucker Protected Chris Cuomo.  Then Came a U-Turn.  —  Network boss fired the star anchor on Saturday, leaving a hole in the channel's prime-time lineup  —  CNN President Jeff Zucker stood by Chris Cuomo last spring after revelations that the star anchor had helped his brother …
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Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
New York City sets sweeping vaccine mandate for all private employers.  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping Covid vaccine mandate for all private employers in New York City on Monday morning to combat the spread of the Omicron variant.  —  Mr. de Blasio said the aggressive measure …
Discussion: New York Post, HotAir and Bloomberg
Claire Parker / Washington Post:
Denmark sees ‘concerning’ jump in omicron cases — a warning sign for Europe  —  The country is a leader in the sequencing of variants, acting as an early-warning system for the continent.  —  Danish health authorities on Sunday reported a “concerning” jump in cases of the omicron coronavirus variant …
The White House:
A Proclamation on the Death of Robert Joseph Dole  —  As a mark of respect for Robert Joseph Dole, a statesman like few in our history and a war hero among the greatest of the Greatest Generation, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution …
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
The goodness of Bob Dole
Miami Herald:
Florida's elected leader must try to prevent gun violence  —  OPINION AND COMMENTARY  —  Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters.  —  Eight Floridians die every day because of gun violence.
Politico:
Democrats fall flat with ‘Latinx’ language  —  As Democrats seek to reach out to Latino voters in a more gender-neutral way, they've increasingly begun using the word Latinx, a term that first began to get traction among academics and activists on the left.  —  But that very effort …
Tyler O'Neil / Fox News:
Fort Worth School Board Racial Equity Committee co-chair owns up to attacks on parents  —  Garcia-Lopez admitted she cursed out parent on the phone, but insisted her voicemail included ‘no threats’  —  Fort Worth ISD Racial Equity Committee defends member who doxxed parents, sent profane voicemail
Discussion: National Review
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
“I am not a traitor”: Reality Winner explains why she leaked a classified document  —  A story about someone named Reality Winner has to start with the name.  Her father, playing on the family name, explained he wanted “a real winner.”  And so, Reality.  Maybe that still doesn't make sense …
Discussion: BizPac Review
Reuters:
Far-right French presidential hopeful promises ‘reconquest’ at rally  —  French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour promised on Sunday a “reconquest” against decades of decline at his first political rally, as scuffles with anti-racism protesters broke out on its fringes.
New York Times:
Ex-Senator David Perdue to Run for Governor of Georgia  —  Mr. Perdue, an ally of Donald Trump, will challenge the incumbent governor, Brian Kemp, in a Republican primary.  —  ATLANTA — David Perdue, the former U.S. senator from Georgia and ally of Donald Trump,plans to announce Monday …
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: David Perdue plans to run for governor in 2022
 
 
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Say it loud, Democrats: Economic issues are ‘values’ issues, too
PNAS:
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New York Times:
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
After Success in Seating Federal Judges, Biden Hits Resistance
Discussion: Fox News
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Broad overhaul of military justice system being sidelined in favor of narrower focus on sexual assault
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Sarah Mucha / Axios:
Vulnerable Democrats: Less Trump talk
Discussion: HotAir and A More Balanced Force
Nicole Chavez / CNN:
Students are fed up with racist slurs and bullying. Now they're walking out of class
Discussion: The Root
Henry Foy / Financial Times:
US intelligence-sharing convinces allies of Russian threat to Ukraine
Discussion: Foreign Affairs
Charles Gaba / ACA Signups:
In which 2 NPR reporters pick my brain for over 2 hours, then fail to mention that. (update)
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Michael M. Phillips / Wall Street Journal:
China Seeks First Military Base on Africa's Atlantic Coast, U.S. Intelligence Finds
Discussion: Breitbart, The Daily Wire and Fox News
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
3 words America forgot that explain gun insanity, vaccine denial, student debt, and more