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9:45 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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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 …
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: Raw Story
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:   Rudy Giuliani and 3 Others Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee
Farnoush Amiri / Associated Press:
Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel
Politico:
Jan. 6 investigators target Trump's court efforts to overturn election
Discussion: ABC News
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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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
Zachary Basu / Axios:
U.S. warns Russia may attack Ukraine from Belarus
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 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 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
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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Deborah E. Lipstadt / New York Times:
Why For Jews Going to Services Is an Act of Courage
Discussion: The Times of Israel
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
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 …
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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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,” …
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.
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
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 …
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
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 …
Craig Mauger / Detroit News:
Attorney General Nessel: ‘Absolutely’ enough evidence to charge GOP electors  —  Lansing — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said she believes there's “absolutely” enough evidence to bring criminal charges against 16 Republicans who signed a certificate falsely claiming to be the state's presidential electors in December 2020.
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.
 
 
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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
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Luke Rosiak / The Daily Wire:
EXCLUSIVE: Meet The Seattle Schools Woke Indoctrination Czar Who Married A Child Molester
Discussion: Twitchy
New York Times:
AT&T and Verizon Delay 5G Service Near Some Airports
Brian Naylor / NPR:
The Postal Service is now taking orders for free COVID-19 test kits
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Ben Russell / NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth:
Texas Law Targeting Transgender Athletes Takes Effect Tuesday
Discussion: KXAN-TV
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:
Judge Approves Deal to Resolve Puerto Rico Bankruptcy
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR:
NASA scientists estimate Tonga blast at 10 megatons
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
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