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9:25 AM ET, January 22, 2022

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Ed Shanahan / New York Times:
2 N.Y.P.D. Officers Killed in Shooting in Harlem, Officials Say  —  The officers were the third and fourth to be shot in the line of duty in recent days.  —  Two New York City police officers were killed in a shooting in Harlem on Friday, officials said.  They were the third and fourth officers …
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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.
Alex Pareene / The AP (Alex Pareene) Newsletter:
We're All Trying to Find the Guy Policing Our Behavior  —  Who or what is preventing us from going “back to normal” exactly?  —  I dropped my kid off at school this morning, as I do most mornings.  We took the city bus, which, as always, crawled in traffic and grew steadily more crowded …
Rob Picheta / CNN:
Omicron has changed the shape of the pandemic.  Will it end it for good?  —  (CNN)The world feared the worst when a worrying new coronavirus variant emerged in late November and ripped through South Africa at a pace not seen before in the pandemic.  —  But two months later …
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
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.”
Taylor Popielarz / Spectrum News 1 Ohio:
In-depth: Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance talks platform, issues  —  LEBANON, Ohio — J.D. Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy” and a venture capitalist, is one of six serious GOP candidates running for the U.S. Senate seat Rob Portman is retiring from this year.
Mike Levine / ABC News:
Feds issue subpoenas seeking records related to Rep. Cuellar and his wife, associates  —  Cuellar's attorney said the congressman is “fully cooperating” with the probe.  —  The federal grand jury probe that led to the raid of Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar's home and office in Texas …
Discussion: Raw Story and Fox News
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David Edward Burke / Washington Monthly:
The Perpetual Battle Over Abortion Rights  —  Why the fight over a woman's right to choose continues—and how it can finally end.  —  The political battle over cultural or moral issues—like, say, same-sex marriage—typically follows a familiar path.  When the vast majority …
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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, Grabien News and Twitchy
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Dana Goldstein / New York Times:
Back to School, but Still Learning Online
Discussion: Twitchy
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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Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
‘House of Trump is crumbling’: why ex-president's legal net is tightening  —  Some Trumpland observers are convinced that he is in serious legal trouble as New York's AG investigation of Trump Organizations's finances intensifies  —  hen Donald Trump announced plans in 2006 to build …
Discussion: Raw Story and Alternet.org
Kevin Van Valkenburg / ESPN:
The unfiltered year of Aaron Rodgers  —  SITTING IN WHAT has become the most famous living room in football, sipping a scotch and wearing a half-zip with a Masters logo, Aaron Rodgers couldn't stop grinning.  —  Peyton Manning and Eli Manning had just asked him, as part of their ManningCast …
Andrew Sullivan / The Weekly Dish:
How Biden Lost The Plot  —  Listening to interest groups and activists is no way to get re-elected.  —  If I were president (I know, I know) I'd take an hour or two each week and observe a focus group.  Presidents never get the full truth talking directly with the public …
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 …
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: The Guardian and Insider
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Was Dorothy Day Too Left-Wing to Be a Catholic Saint?  —  The Archdiocese of New York has asked the Vatican to consider the social activist for sainthood.  But church leaders are not entirely comfortable with her politics.  —  Hundreds of people gathered at St. Patrick's Cathedral to celebrate …
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.
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 …
NBC News:
Russia proposed interim nuclear deal to Iran, with U.S. knowledge, sources say  —  Iran says it is not interested in an interim deal.  Experts say Iran is close to having enough fissile material for a bomb.  —  As part of an effort to revive the international nuclear deal with Iran …
Patrick Marley / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Milwaukee County prosecutor seeks to pass off case over fake electors to state or federal agencies  —  MADISON - A Milwaukee County prosecutor has consulted with Attorney General Josh Kaul on whether 10 Republicans committed fraud by claiming to be presidential electors even though Donald Trump lost in Wisconsin.
Discussion: Insider and Associated Press
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Bill Maher On 'Real Time's 20th Season, Being “Over Covid” & America's Upcoming “Real Day Of Reckoning”  —  EXCLUSIVE: Bill Maher is back and ready to rumble.  —  “I feel like Covid is still the dominant issue of our lives right now and it should not be anymore,” the Real Time with Bill Maher host …
Discussion: The Hill, The Daily Caller and Townhall
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: Page Array
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
Mark Williams / The Columbus Dispatch:
Here's how Ohio won a bid by Intel to build the world's largest chip factory  —  It was a Christmas morning surprise for Ohio's governor and lieutenant governor: Intel was coming to Ohio.  —  Gov. Mike DeWine was enjoying the kind of chaotic Christmas morning at the Governor's Residence that most parents and grandparents experience.
Sophie Reardon / CBS News:
University of Rhode Island revokes honorary degrees given to Rudy Giuliani and Michael Flynn  —  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will no longer hold honorary degrees from the University of Rhode Island, the school announced Friday.
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 …
 
 
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Amanda Carpenter / Orlando Sentinel:
How far will DeSantis go to please the crowd?
Discussion: Washington Post
Henry Grabar / Slate:
Can You Force the Suburbs to Build Apartments? Massachusetts Is Trying.
Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:
Here's Why American Workers Are (a) Screwed and (b) Quitting
Discussion: HuffPost
United States Department of State:
Secretary Blinken's Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud
Shannon Bond / NPR:
What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem
Discussion: TheGrio and DemCast
 Earlier Items: 
Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
No. 2 Climate Diplomat to Leave Post
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
FBI Denver Provides Final Investigative Update on Gabrielle Petito Case
Jeff Dunetz / The Lid:
Republicans Beware! You Ain't Won Anything Yet
CBS News:
Texas judge blocks Biden's federal worker vaccine mandate