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11:00 PM ET, January 13, 2022


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U.S. Department of Justice:
Leader of Oath Keepers and 10 Other Individuals Indicted in Federal Court for Seditious Conspiracy and Other Offenses Related to U.S. Capitol Breach  —  Eight Others Facing Charges in Two Related Cases  —  A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment yesterday …
Washington Post:
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol riot  —  Stewart Rhodes — founder and leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers, whose members are accused of being key players in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress — has been indicted and arrested, officials said Thursday.
Wall Street Journal:
The Capitol Riot Really Was an Insurrection  —  A response to Jeffrey Scott Shapiro on the legal definition in the U.S. Code.  —  Jeffrey Scott Shapiro is correct that insurrection under 18 U.S.C. 2383 is a crime with specific elements ("Stop Calling Jan. 6 an 'Insurrection,'" op-ed, Jan. 6).
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
R.N.C. Signals a Pullout From Presidential Debates  —  The Republican National Committee says it will require candidates to pledge to not participate in debates run by the Commission on Presidential Debates.  What would replace them, if anything, was unclear.
Fox News:
RNC to require candidates to avoid debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal Drama Critic, Dies at Age 65  —  Missouri-born author and musician wrote biographies of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and H.L. Mencken  —  Terry Teachout, a prolific New York-based biographer and essayist who wrote exuberantly about drama for The Wall Street Journal …
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Biden's Georgia Speech Is a Break Point  —  He thought he was merely appealing to his base.  He might have united the rest of the country against him.  —  It is startling when two speeches within 24 hours, neither much heralded in advance—the second wouldn't even have been given without the first …
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Biden hosts Manchin, Sinema at White House to discuss voting rights  —  President Biden met with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Thursday evening about voting rights as the president looks to find a path forward to passing legislation.
NBC News:
Biden plans executive action on police reform to revive stalled issue
Discussion: Washington Post
Marc Elias / Democracy Docket:
The New Voting Rights Bill Is the Law We Need Right Now
Discussion: MSNBC and El American
Shawn Johnson / NPR:
A Wisconsin judge rules absentee ballot drop boxes are not allowed under state law  —  A Waukesha County judge has ruled that absentee ballot drop boxes are not allowed under Wisconsin law, a ruling that could potentially remove an option for voting ahead of the state's crucial midterm elections.
Gavin Newsom / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Newsom: Why I will not release Sirhan Sirhan on parole  —  In 1968, Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Sen. Robert F. Kennedy just moments after Kennedy won the California presidential primary.  Sirhan also shot and injured five bystanders.  Decades later, Sirhan refuses to accept responsibility for the crimes.
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 committee says tech firms are not cooperating, issues subpoenas  —  Chairman cites repeated unanswered requests for information from Facebook, Twitter, Google and Reddit  —  Congressional investigators on Thursday issued subpoenas to Twitter, Reddit and the parent companies of Facebook …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Kevin McCarthy's coverup for Trump may be hiding knowledge of possible crimes
Two parties held in Downing Street as Queen and country mourned death of Prince Philip  —  The leaving events for No 10 staff were held on the eve of the Duke's funeral and excessive alcohol is believed to have been consumed  —  Downing Street staff drank alcohol into the early hours …
Discussion: Insider, and The Guardian
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court blocks workplace vaccine requirements, allows requirement for health-care workers  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday stopped the Biden administration's vaccination-or-testing requirement on the nation's largest employers, expressing doubt that there is legal authority for such a broad mandate.
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
Glenn Beck has Covid again after refusing vaccine: 'It's going into my lungs'  —  Right-wing talk radio personality Glenn Beck on Wednesday said he has contracted Covid-19 for the second time and complained about the disease's effect on his lungs.  —  “It's starting to go into my lungs today and a little disturbing.
Discussion: The Hill
Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
Patient in Groundbreaking Heart Transplant Has a Criminal Record  —  David Bennett Sr. was involved in a serious assault nearly 35 years ago, court records show.  —  An ailing Maryland man who received a pig's heart last week in a pioneering transplant procedure has a criminal history stemming …
Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH  —  The Duke of York's military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said.  —  Prince Andrew, 61, will also stop using the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity, a royal source said.
Hans Nichols / Axios:
White House criticizes bleak “outlier” Quinnipiac Biden poll  —  White House deputy chief of staff Jennifer O'Malley Dillon is publicly attacking a new poll that gave President Biden a 33% approval rating, using the full weight of her office to call it an “outlier,” according to a memo shared with Axios.
Yair Rosenberg / The Atlantic:
Your Bubble is Not the Culture  —  I don't have anything against cultural and ideological bubbles.  My family is a bubble.  We have a host of in-jokes that no one else will get, and a bunch of tastes that many others do not share.  We regularly eat a dish called “tuna quiche,” …
Discussion: HotAir and El American
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Scores of doctors and scientists sign a statement condemning personal attacks against Fauci.  —  More than 200 leading American doctors and scientists — including four Nobel Prize winners and a former Republican leader — have signed an open letter in support of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci …
Timothy Nerozzi / Fox News:   Lawsuit filed against HHS seeks Fauci's calendar entries at start of pandemic
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Michigan woman arrested near Capitol had loaded shotgun, and she wanted to talk about Jan. 6, police say  — U.S. Capitol Police said they arrested a Michigan woman on multiple gun charges after she drove to Washington and told officers she wanted to talk about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
New York Times:
Anti-Trump Republicans Diverge on 2022 Midterms  —  Disaffected conservatives broke with their party to oust a sitting president.  Some still hope to have a say in the G.O.P.'s future.  —  For those Republicans who dare to publicly oppose Donald J. Trump, politics can be a lonely place.
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
Navient Reaches $1.85 Billion Deal Over Predatory Lending Claims  —  Navient, once one of the country's largest student loan servicing companies, reached a $1.85 billion deal with 39 states to settle claims that it had made predatory loans that saddled borrowers with crushing debts they were highly unlikely to repay.
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Will Nominate Sarah Bloom Raskin as Top Fed Banking Regulator  —  Former No. 2 Treasury official has called for more aggressive climate focus  —  President Biden will nominate Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former top Treasury Department official, to serve as the Federal Reserve's top banking regulator, the White House said.
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Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein brought EIGHT young women with him on his trips to see Bill Clinton at the White House: Displayed photos of himself posing …
John F. Harris / Politico:
Why the Left Couldn't Destroy Rahm Emanuel
Southern Poverty Law Center:
Hungary Paid Dennis Prager $30,000 for an Hour of Appearances at Far-Right ‘Education’ Conference
Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Marines grant two religious exemptions, marking first across military branches
Meredith Lee / Politico:
Lawmakers raise health concerns as they quietly seek to replace a House chairman
Discussion: Political Wire
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Cameron Cawthorne / Fox News:
NY Gov. Hochul met with Chinese official who called genocide of Uyghur Muslims ‘lies’
Jessie Balmert / The Columbus Dispatch:
The Ohio Supreme Court ordered the redistricting commission to redraw legislative maps. What happens next?
Discussion: Truthout and USA Today
Luke Rosiak / The Daily Wire:
EXCLUSIVE: Virginia's Youngkin Appointing Anti-CRT Firebrand To Key Education Role
Katie Smith / NewsNation Now:
NewsNation Poll: Voters' trust in Biden, health officials eroding
Discussion: Townhall, Breitbart and KNWA FOX24
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
By their acts, top newsrooms reject calls to be ‘pro-democracy’
Discussion: New York Post
Nadia Khomami / The Guardian:
Hollywood stars back Emma Watson after Palestinian solidarity post
Discussion: and Al Jazeera
David French / The Atlantic:
How the Right's Rules of Rhetoric Create Racial Provocateurs