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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 …
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CNN:
January 6 committee subpoenas Giuliani and 3 others  —  (CNN)The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot issued a subpoena Tuesday for Rudy Giuliani, a central figure in former President Donald Trump's failed bid to overturn the 2020 election on the basis of unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud.
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Rudy Giuliani and 3 Others Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee  —  The House committee investigating the Capitol riot called for documents and testimony from Rudolph W. Giuliani and three others.  —  WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol …
Politico:
Jan. 6 investigators target Trump's court efforts to overturn election
Discussion: Washington Post and 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
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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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
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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Jake Tapper / CNN:
Former Trump administration officials hold call to strategize against former boss' efforts in 2022 and 2024  —  (CNN)Around three dozen former Trump administration officials, disillusioned with their former boss and concerned about his impact on the GOP and the nation, held a conference call …
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
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.
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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 …
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 …
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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Conor Finnegan / ABC News:
In ‘extremely dangerous’ moment, top US diplomat travels to Ukraine, to meet Russian counterpart
Reuters:
How the White House hopes to save Biden's Build Back Better bill  —  The White House is seeking to “reset” talks on its $1.75 trillion spending bill, aiming to salvage climate change measures but pare down or cut items like the child tax credit and paid family leave to appeal to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin …
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Madeline Osburn / The Federalist:
Texas Synagogue Attack Smells Like More Evidence Of FBI Corruption  —  This caught-off-guard response from FBI agents is sadly what Americans have come to expect from our top law enforcement agency.  —  After all hostages were released from Beth Isreal Synagogue in Colleyville …
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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: Raw Story
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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
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.
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.
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
Systematic Hatreds:
What the Kids Are Reading  —  I'm Paul Musgrave, a political scientist and writer.  This is Systematic Hatreds, my newsletter about politics and the study of politics.  The newsletter takes its title from a line in The Education of Henry Adams: … This week, we're talking about teaching politics to the post-legacy media generation.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Figure at center of pro-Trump Jan. 6 theories to speak with select committee Friday  —  Ray Epps, the former Arizona Oath Keeper at the center of pro-Trump conspiracy theories related to Jan. 6., intends to sit for a transcribed interview Friday with the select committee investigating the attack …
New York Magazine:
The New York Post Gets Its Own Tabloid Scandal  —  The New York Post was rocked Tuesday morning by a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by Michelle Gotthelf, the former digital editor-in-chief who was quietly fired last week after more than two decades at the paper.
Alix Culbertson / Sky News:
Boris Johnson says ‘nobody told me’ Number 10 lockdown garden party was against the rules  —  The prime minister is under pressure to resign over multiple parties held at Downing Street and Whitehall while the country was under lockdowns in 2020 and 2021.  —  Boris Johnson has said …
Discussion: BBC, Raw Story and spiked
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
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 …
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: Twitchy
 
 
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US informs Israel it no longer supports EastMed pipeline to Europe
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Michael Kaplan / CBS News:
Representative Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend granted immunity in sex trafficking probe
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Dear media: Stop giving Republicans the benefit of the doubt
Discussion: Washington Examiner and WJLA-TV
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
A year ago, Biden unveiled a 200-page plan to defeat covid. He has struggled to deliver on some key promises.
Discussion: Insider
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Trump cutout among pranks left at Executive Mansion for Youngkin
Siena College Research Institute:
Hochul Dominating Primary Field; Viewed Most Favorably by Dems