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11:50 AM ET, January 22, 2022

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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 …
Discussion: Eschaton
Financial Times:
US in talks with Qatar over gas supplies to Europe in event of Ukraine invasion  —  Washington discusses contingency measures with Gulf state and others in case Russian incursion were to lead to shortfalls  —  The US is holding discussions with Qatar and other large gas exporters …
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Washington Post:
Putin has many options short of a multi-front invasion of Ukraine  —  Troops, tanks, missiles and warships are on the move.  Russian forces, slowly but surely, are surrounding Ukraine on three sides.  The picture on the ground suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin is about to launch a massive …
Foreign Affairs:
The Day After Russia Attacks … Despite a flurry of meetings in recent weeks, the United States …
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 …
CNN:
Videos show ‘Stop the Steal’ rally organizer saying he would work with extremist groups  —  Videos show what ‘Stop the Steal’ leader was thinking leading up to Jan. 6  —  (CNN)An organizer of the “Stop the Steal” rallies that preceded the attack on the US Capitol a year ago said he would work …
Discussion: The Odd Post
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Lawfare:
What Does the Seditious Conspiracy Indictment Mean For the Oath Keepers?
Erin Mansfield / Stars & Stripes:
Leaked Oath Keepers list names 20 current military members
Discussion: Insider
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:
Sinema faces blowback in Arizona for votes defying Democrats  —  PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is growing increasingly isolated from some of her party's most influential officials and donors after playing a key role in scuttling voting rights legislation that many Democrats consider essential to preserving democracy.
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 …
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
James D. Robenalt / Washington Post:
Jan. 22, 1973: The day that changed America  —  It was a day unlike any other in U.S. history.  Jan. 22, 1973, was the day Henry Kissinger flew to Paris to end the Vietnam War for the United States.  It was the day the Supreme Court issued its opinion on abortion rights in Roe v. Wade.
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David Edward Burke / Washington Monthly:
The Perpetual Battle Over Abortion Rights
Abha Bhattarai / Washington Post:
‘That raise meant nothing’: Inflation is wiping out pay increases for most Americans  —  After years of barely budging, wages are finally up.  But the same strong recovery that is emboldening workers is also driving up inflation, leaving most Americans with less spending power than they had a year ago.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
LegiScan:
Mississippi Senate Bill 2113 … Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 21-0)  —  Senate Bill 2113  —  (COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE)  —  AN ACT TO CREATE NEW SECTION 37-13-2, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT NO PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING, COMMUNITY/JUNIOR COLLEGE …
Discussion: CNN, TheGrio and The Root
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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 …
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.
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.
NBC News:
Manchin says he's ready to talk.  Can Democrats sell him on a new ‘Build Back Better’?  —  The pivotal centrist Democrat has been elusive on President Biden's top domestic priority.  He says he's willing to restart negotiations — from “scratch.”  —  Biden on passing Build Back Better: We'll have to ‘break it up’
Discussion: The Hill and Chicago Sun-Times
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 …
Politico:
An Oral History of When Politico Came to Capitol Hill  —  When it launched on Jan. 23, 2007, POLITICO promised its readers an “unblinking focus” on covering politics.  “We will embrace the way journalism is changing,” an early mission statement read.  The subjects of that coverage …
New York Times:
China's Games: How Xi Jinping Is Staging the Olympics on His Terms  —  From Beijing's unexpected bid through the coronavirus pandemic, China has managed to fulfill its promises and cow its critics.  —  When the International Olympic Committee met seven years ago to choose a host for the 2022 Winter Games …
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
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.
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 …
Amanda Carpenter / Orlando Sentinel:
How far will DeSantis go to please the crowd?  —  Ron DeSantis has a special trick.  —  Every time there's a big Trump parade — whether it's for the border wall or against COVID protocols, critical race theory, or Big Tech — DeSantis jumps in front and pretends he's the leader.
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
Henry Grabar / Slate:
Can You Force the Suburbs to Build Apartments?  Massachusetts Is Trying.  —  Build up or pay up.  —  That is the message Massachusetts is sending to 175 cities and suburbs in the Boston area, as a bill passed last year to boost housing production begins to take effect.
Peter Smith / Associated Press:
Jewish leaders urge worship attendance after hostage siege  —  On the eve of her 100th birthday Saturday, Ruth Salton told her daughter she was going one way or another to Friday night Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel, just days after a gunman voicing antisemitic conspiracy theories …
Dana Goldstein / New York Times:
Back to School, but Still Learning Online  —  Federal stimulus dollars are dedicated to helping students recover from virtual schooling.  Many districts are spending some of that money on virtual tutoring.  —  When Education Secretary Miguel Cardona appeared before Congress in September …
Discussion: Twitchy
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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
Discussion: Breitbart, OutKick and Fox News
 
 
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While UnitedHealth reports $24 Billion in profits, Americans faced 200% increases in out-of-pockets over last decade
Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:
Here's Why American Workers Are (a) Screwed and (b) Quitting
Discussion: HuffPost
Andrew Sullivan / The Weekly Dish:
How Biden Lost The Plot
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Shannon Bond / NPR:
What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem
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Daniel Friedman / Mother Jones:
Leaked Messages Show Gettr in Crisis Mode Over Joe Rogan Criticism
Discussion: Page Array
Kirsten Powers / CNN:
Joe Biden is not failing or flailing
Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
Thousands of Giuliani's communications turned over to Manhattan U.S. attorney following privilege review
Discussion: The Guardian and Insider