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7:50 PM ET, January 21, 2022

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Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Read the never-issued Trump order that would have seized voting machines  —  Among the records that Donald Trump's lawyers tried to shield from Jan. 6 investigators are a draft executive order that would have directed the defense secretary to seize voting machines and a document titled “Remarks on National Healing.”
George T. Conway III / Washington Post:
The Supreme Court's order against Donald Trump is even worse for him than it appears  —  Donald Trump is often his own worst enemy.  But sometimes, he gets competition from his lawyers.  —  Perhaps no better example of that can be found than in Wednesday's order from the Supreme Court …
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Vildana Hajric / Bloomberg:
Crypto Crash Erases More Than $1 Trillion in Market Value  —  For Bitcoin, there's only been one constant recently: decline after decline after decline.  And the superlatives have piled up really quickly.  —  With the Federal Reserve intending to withdraw stimulus from the market, riskier assets the world over have suffered.
CBS News:
Texas judge blocks Biden's federal worker vaccine mandate  —  WASHINGTON — A U.S. judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on Friday barring the federal government from enforcing President Joe Biden's requirement that federal workers without qualifying medical or religious exemptions be vaccinated for COVID-19.
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Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Judge Blocks Biden Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers
Discussion: Deseret News and The Daily Wire
Eric Katz / Defense One:
Court Hits Pause on Vaccine Mandate for DOD, Other Federal Employees
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court?  —  Behind closed doors, Justice Clarence Thomas's wife is working with many groups directly involved in controversial cases before the Court.  —  In December, Chief Justice John Roberts released his year-end report on the federal judiciary.
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
When Biden imitates Trump, he is on a dangerous path  —  Democracy depends on respecting the results of elections, even when you don't like the outcome.  That is the chief lesson of 2020.  —  But now, in a disturbing echo of sore loser Donald Trump, President Biden and other top Democrats …
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Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Oh my: Democrat support for Pelosi/Schumer-led Congress crashes by over half  —  Joe Biden may not be alone in a confidence-crisis cascade.  Gallup's latest polling on congressional approval finds it declining, which may have all the newsy value of reporting on the wetness of water.
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Kirsten Powers / CNN:
Joe Biden is not failing or flailing
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Congressional Approval Sinks to 18% as Democrats Sour Further
Discussion: Breitbart and Townhall
Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
Thousands of Giuliani's communications turned over to Manhattan U.S. attorney following privilege review  —  NEW YORK — The retired federal judge assigned to review the contents of 18 electronic devices seized from Rudolph W. Giuliani's home and offices in Manhattan last spring has withheld …
Discussion: Insider
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
‘People Need to Know She Sucks’: Kyrsten Sinema's Volunteers, Ex-Staff Are Fed Up  —  “I'm livid.  I can only call her a turncoat,” one former volunteer said.  “I feel betrayed.”  —  When Maria-Elena Dunn first met Kyrsten Sinema, she said she was elated.
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Joseph Simonson / Washington Free Beacon:
Only 1 Donor Threatening To Cut Off Sinema Over Filibuster Lives in Arizona
Discussion: ABC News and Georgia Recorder
Erin Mansfield / Stars & Stripes:
Leaked Oath Keepers list names 20 current military members  —  (Tribune News Service) — When they enlisted in the military, they swore an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and to obey the orders all the way up to those from the president of the United States.
Discussion: Insider
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NBC News:
Organized on Facebook, a 'who's who' of anti-vaccine activists head to D.C.  —  Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Washington this weekend for a rally against Covid-19 vaccine mandates, a sign that the anti-vaccination movement that gained traction on social media during …
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Washington Post:
Anti-vaccine activists, reveling in their pandemic successes, will rally in D.C. against mandates
Discussion: UPI and Mock Paper Scissors
Wall Street Journal:
Germany Blocks NATO Ally From Transferring Weapons to Ukraine  —  Refusal to permit Estonia to transfer artillery that originated in Germany points to strains in Western alliance over Ukraine  —  Germany is blocking North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally Estonia from giving military support …
Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Wisconsin GOP lawmaker calls for election cheating in video  —  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican Wisconsin state lawmaker was recorded on video saying that Republicans need to “cheat like the Democrats” to win elections and that he'd like to punch Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over pandemic restrictions.
Allahpundit / HotAir:
New York gov: My daughter got used to wearing sneakers, your kid will get used to wearing a mask  —  Grim.  And out of step with her own party, which has been trying harder lately amid the many reports of children suffering during the pandemic to signal that it's putting kids first now.
Discussion: Fox News, Twitchy and Politico
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Dana Goldstein / New York Times:
Back to School, but Still Learning Online
Discussion: Twitchy
Ariel Edwards-Levy / CNN:
CNN Poll: As Supreme Court ruling on Roe looms, most Americans oppose overturning it  —  (CNN)Most Americans oppose overturning the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade precedent, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, with a majority saying that if the decision was vacated …
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Shannon Bond / NPR:
What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem  —  An open letter urging Spotify to crack down on COVID-19 misinformation has gained the signatures of more than a thousand doctors, scientists and health professionals spurred by growing concerns …
Discussion: TheGrio and DemCast
Seth Mydans / New York Times:
Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master and Political Reformer, Dies at 95  —  A monk with global influence and an ally of Martin Luther King, he championed what he called “engaged Buddhism,” applying its principles in pressing for peace.  —  Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who was one of the world's …
Discussion: Vox
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
MitchPlease, Black Americans are Americans  —  Hold up!  Did Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) say what I thought he said?  —  When asked on Wednesday what he would tell voters of color who fear they won't be able to vote in November's midterm elections because of the Senate's failure …
Discussion: NBC News, MSNBC, WLKY-TV, HuffPost and Insider
Daniel Friedman / Mother Jones:
Leaked Messages Show Gettr in Crisis Mode Over Joe Rogan Criticism  —  Last week, Gettr, the social media site that sells itself as a MAGA alternative to Twitter, entered damage control mode.  The hugely popular podcaster Joe Rogan, who days earlier had signed up for the app …
Discussion: Washington Post
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Biden's approach to the presidency was flawed from the start  —  Joe Biden's approach to the presidency is outdated and ineffective.  The sooner he acknowledges that, the sooner he can change course.  —  The endless presidential debates and forums of 2019 revealed two problems with the Democratic field.
UNICORN RIOT:
Patriot Front Fascist Leak Exposes Nationwide Racist Campaigns  —  The detailed inner workings and patterns of operation of fascists in the neo-Nazi organization Patriot Front have come to light after a massive leak from their chat servers.  The exposed communications show coordination …
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
Texas man charged with threatening election, government officials in Georgia  —  The Justice Department on Friday arrested a Texas man and charged him with threatening election and other government officials in Georgia, in the first case brought by a task force formed over the summer to combat such threats …
NBC News:
Klain under scrutiny as Biden struggles  —  WASHINGTON — It's a familiar Washington tale: As a president's agenda stalls and his popularity dims, the search for a scapegoat often leads to his chief of staff.  And as President Joe Biden looks for a reset at the start of his second year in office …
Discussion: Breitbart, MSNBC and Twitchy
Joe Cunningham / RedState:
The Washington Post Invents a Vaccine Claim Ron DeSantis Didn't Make  —  The media does not like Ron DeSantis.  That's been clear for a long time.  But while every politician has controversial things they have said that should be questioned, including DeSantis, to take a statement and just invent …
DJ Summers / FOX31 Denver:
CDC: Natural immunity stronger than vaccines alone during delta wave  —  DENVER (KDVR) — Natural immunity was six times stronger during the delta wave than vaccination, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  —  The report, published Jan. 19 …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Biden as a New F.D.R.?  Try L.B.J.  —  The president's agenda — big progressive change — has placed Democratic priorities over the voters' desire for practical help on the pandemic and inflation.  —  Joseph R. Biden Jr. was supposed to be another Franklin D. Roosevelt …
 
 
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Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
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U.S. Department of Justice:
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Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
FBI Denver Provides Final Investigative Update on Gabrielle Petito Case
Asra Q. Nomani / Asra Investigates:
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Jeff Dunetz / The Lid:
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CREW:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:
New poll shows Marjorie Taylor Greene is vulnerable in primary matchup
Discussion: National Review