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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 …
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Bob Dole, Old Soldier and Stalwart of the Senate, Dies at 98
Grayce McCormick / Washington Examiner:
Bob Dole, former Republican presidential candidate and longtime senator, dies at 98
Dems plot escape from Biden's poll woes  —  The party's own polling has the president in the red.  Lawmakers know they need to get better at selling his agenda to avert midterm disaster.  —  Rep. Jared Golden is facing one of the toughest reelection battles in the country.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats see Christmas goal slipping away  —  The goal for Democrats was to pass President Biden's sweeping climate and social spending package by Christmas, but that is slipping away as the Senate bogs down in one time-consuming fight after another.  —  Democratic senators …
Discussion: Political Wire
David Siders / Politico:
Why the threat to Roe may not save Democrats in 2022
Discussion: Townhall and RedState
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 …
Discussion: The Hill
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The goodness of Bob Dole
Associated Press:   Memorable moments from Bob Dole's life and political career
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.
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 …
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: David Perdue plans to run for governor in 2022  —  Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue plans to challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary next year, according to multiple people with knowledge of his decision, setting up a divisive contest between two of the state's …
New York Times:
Ex-Senator David Perdue to Run for Governor of Georgia
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump-backed former Sen. David Perdue will announce primary bid against Georgia governor this week
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Western Journal
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 …
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 …
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
New York Times:
What an America Without Roe Would Look Like  —  Legal abortions would fall, particularly among poor women in the South and Midwest, and out-of-state travel and abortion pills would play a bigger role.  —  Last week's Supreme Court arguments on a Mississippi abortion law raised the prospect …
‘Absolute liars’: Ex-D.C. Guard official says generals lied to Congress about Jan. 6  —  In a 36-page memo to the Capitol riot committee, Col. Earl Matthews also slams the Pentagon's inspector general for what he calls an error-ridden report.  —  A former D.C. National Guard official …
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 …
Julian E. Barnes / New York Times:
U.S. Military Has Acted Against Ransomware Groups, General Acknowledges  —  Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command, said a new cross-functional effort has been gathering intelligence to combat criminal groups targeting U.S. infrastructure.  —  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. …
Charles Gaba / ACA Signups:
In which 2 NPR reporters pick my brain for over 2 hours, then fail to mention that.  (update) … Throughout the piece, I see quotes from:  — Liz Hamel, vice president of public opinion and survey research at the Kaiser Family Foundation  — Peter Hotez, dean of the National School …
Discussion: Rolling Stone
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 …
An upper bound on one-to-one exposure to infectious human respiratory particles  —  Gholamhossein Bagheri, Birte Thiede, Bardia Hejazi, Oliver Schlenczek, and Eberhard Bodenschatz  —  aLaboratory for Fluid Physics, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization …
Michael M. Phillips / Wall Street Journal:
China Seeks First Military Base on Africa's Atlantic Coast, U.S. Intelligence Finds  —  Alarmed officials at the White House and Pentagon urge Equatorial Guinea to rebuff Beijing's overtures  —  BATA, Equatorial Guinea—Classified American intelligence reports suggest China intends to establish …
Discussion: Fox News
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