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10:45 PM ET, January 18, 2022

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CNN:
Exclusive: Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle's phone records subpoenaed by January 6 committee  —  Washington (CNN)The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol has subpoenaed and obtained records of phone numbers associated with one of former President Donald Trump's children …
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Politico:
Jan. 6 committee on verge of obtaining some records Trump has tried to shield  —  The Jan. 6 select committee is on the verge of obtaining several pages of Donald Trump's White House records that the former president has tried to shield from congressional investigators.
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Select Committee to Investigate …:
Select Committee Subpoenas Trump Allies Involved in Attempts to Challenge or Overturn 2020 Election Results  —  Washington—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) today announced that the Select Committee has issued subpoenas to four individuals who publicly promoted unsupported claims …
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:   Rudy Giuliani and 3 Others Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee
Politico:
Jan. 6 investigators target Trump's court efforts to overturn election
Discussion: ABC News
Farnoush Amiri / Associated Press:
Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Rudy Giuliani, three other Trump allies subpoenaed in January 6 riot probe
Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Florida could shield whites from ‘discomfort’ of racist past  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill pushed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel “discomfort” when they teach students or train employees …
Discussion: CBS Miami
Theodore Schleifer / Puck:
Silicon Valley's Doomed Pursuit of D.C. Nirvana  —  Behind the scenes of the voting-rights drama, Democratic super-donors organized a furious pressure campaign to get Manchinema to “yes.”  Then reality intervened.  —  Kent Nishimura via Getty Images  —  For more than a year …
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Politico:
Manchin: Primary me if you want, I won't go ‘nuclear’  —  Joe Manchin made clear that his party's push to isolate him and fellow centrist Kyrsten Sinema won't force his hand on rules changes, once again rejecting Democrats' proposed reforms to the Senate's filibuster rules.
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
Senate Democrats will try to force ‘talking filibuster’ on two partisan election bills
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Gorsuch didn't mask despite Sotomayor's COVID worries, leading her to telework  —  It was pretty jarring earlier this month when the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court took the bench for the first time since the omicron surge over the holidays.  All were now wearing masks.  All, that is, except Justice Neil Gorsuch.
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Politico:
Biden plans mask giveaway as Omicron surges  —  The Biden administration will announce Wednesday a plan to distribute hundreds of millions of free, high-quality masks through pharmacies and community sites, three people with knowledge of the matter told POLITICO.
Discussion: Fox News, Insider, New York Post and Slate
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David Rutz / Fox News:
CNN fact-checker ignores Biden's false claims from Georgia voting speech, continuing trend
Discussion: Newsbusters
Politico:
GOP takes a potent but risky new path: Hitting Biden on Covid
Discussion: New York Times
Shannon Pettypiece / NBC News:
White House warns Russian invasion of Ukraine may be imminent  —  WASHINGTON — The White House believes Russia could launch an invasion of Ukraine at any moment, press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday, warning that an “extremely dangerous situation” is building along the Ukrainian border.
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Zachary Basu / Axios:
U.S. warns Russia may attack Ukraine from Belarus
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Wife of Justice Clarence Thomas signed off on letter saying Capitol attackers ‘have done nothing wrong’  —  It has been less than a week since 11 Oath Keepers were arrested with seditious conspiracy, but the spouse of Justice Clarence Thomas believes that they “have done nothing wrong.”
Discussion: Alternet.org
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
The curious case of the clerk and the racist texts
Discussion: The Daily Signal and Reason
Deborah E. Lipstadt / New York Times:
For Jews, Going to Services Is an Act of Courage  —  Dr. Lipstadt is a professor of modern Jewish history and Holocaust studies at Emory University.  She has been nominated by President Biden to be the State Department special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism abroad.
Discussion: HotAir and The Times of Israel
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Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
Where are the interviews with regular Americans terrified for our democracy?  —  I'm terrified.  —  And I know I'm not the only one.  —  I am terrified by the increasingly real possibility that this country — if Republicans take Congress in 2022 and Trump prevails in 2024 …
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Politico:
Biden's favorite columnists revolt  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With Allie Bice.  —  Even JENNIFER RUBIN thinks JOE BIDEN is in trouble.  —  “Biden needs a reset.  Here's how he can do it,” …
Aadi Nair / Reuters:
Athletes warned against speaking up on human rights at Beijing Games  —  Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch.
Discussion: Denver Post
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Liza Lin / Wall Street Journal:
Official Beijing 2022 Olympics Mobile App Is Marred by Security Flaws, Researchers Say
Congressman Jim Langevin / The Providence Journal:
In his own words|  Rep. Jim Langevin: Why I won't be running for reelection in 2022  —  For the last 37 years, I have woken up every day with one goal in mind: serving the people of Rhode Island.  After all, I love this state, and I love the people who live here.
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Houston Keene / Fox News:
Republicans demand Fauci apologize for calling senator ‘moron’  —  Rep. Greg Murphy said Fauci's comment is the ‘latest example of his tragic failure to lead’  —  Media taking Fauci's side  —  FIRST ON FOX: The GOP Doctors Caucus sent a letter to White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci demanding …
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
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Washington Post:
Florida governor proposes special police agency to monitor elections  —  No state has such a force, which Gov. Ron DeSantis wants empowered to arrest voters and others who allegedly violate election laws  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A plan by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would establish …
Discussion: Very Serious, Raw Story and Newsweek
Luke Rosiak / The Daily Wire:
EXCLUSIVE: Meet The Seattle Schools Woke Indoctrination Czar Who Married A Child Molester  —  America's schools are following the footsteps of Seattle on a quest for racial equity.  But Seattle's efforts have been marked by animus, lies, and worsening results.  —  •  —  •
Discussion: HotAir and Twitchy
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Capitol attack panel grapples with moving inquiry forward: to subpoena or not?  —  The committee is undecided on making the near-unprecedented step as the threat of Republican retaliation looms  —  The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack is weighing whether to subpoena …
Discussion: Raw Story
UnHerd:
Video16:13 Israeli vaccine chief: “We have made mistakes”  —  Professor Cyrille Cohen talks herd immunity and his pandemic regrets  —  In a wide-ranging and forthright interview, the Professor tells Freddie Sayers:  — The Green Pass / vaccine passport concept is no longer relevant …
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Tucker Carlson Denounces ‘Bums,’ ‘Crackheads,’ and ‘Anti-Social Parasites’ In Monologue on the Homeless  —  Tucker Carlson opened his show with a long monologue on homelessness in the United States.  The Fox News host said that progressive politicians not only tolerate vagrancy and public drug use, but incentivize them.
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR:
NASA scientists estimate Tonga blast at 10 megatons  —  NASA researchers have an estimate on the power of a massive eruption that took place on Saturday near the island nation of Tonga.  —  “We come up with a number that's around 10 megatons of TNT equivalent,” says James Garvin …
Discussion: Top Most Popular
New Lines Magazine:
The Big Business of Uyghur Genocide Denial  —  A New Lines investigation reveals a network of charities funneling millions into left-wing platforms that take Beijing's side on the genocide allegations — and they're all connected to an American tech magnate
Ashley Lopez / KUT Radio, Austin's NPR Station:
Texas says supply chain issues have limited the number of voter registration forms it can give out  —  The Texas Secretary of State's office is having more trouble than usual getting enough voter registration cards to groups who help Texans register to vote.
 
 
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Biden Year One Approval Ratings Subpar, Extremely Polarized
Discussion: The Hill
Spencer / Declaration for American Democracy:
National Pro-Democracy Coalition Calls On Senate Democrats To Hold The Floor Until The Freedom To Vote Act: John R. Lewis Act Is Passed
Joseph Spector / Politico:
New York's governor becomes a ‘juggernaut’ in Cuomo's wake
Discussion: Fox News and HotAir
Kevin Freking / Associated Press:
Florida Democrat sworn in as newest member of House
Discussion: The Hill
Alix Culbertson / Sky News:
Boris Johnson says ‘nobody told me’ Number 10 lockdown garden party was against the rules
Discussion: BBC, Raw Story and spiked
Brandy Zadrozny / NBC News:
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New York Times:
AT&T and Verizon Delay 5G Service Near Some Airports
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Naylor / NPR:
The Postal Service is now taking orders for free COVID-19 test kits
Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
US informs Israel it no longer supports EastMed pipeline to Europe
Discussion: The Daily Wire
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Dear media: Stop giving Republicans the benefit of the doubt
Discussion: Washington Examiner and WJLA-TV
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Trump cutout among pranks left at Executive Mansion for Youngkin
New York Magazine:
The New York Post Gets Its Own Tabloid Scandal
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