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9:00 PM ET, January 22, 2022

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New York Times:
Britain Says Moscow Is Plotting to Install a Pro-Russian Leader in Ukraine  —  In a highly unusual public statement, backed by U.S. officials, London named the putative head of a potential puppet government but few other details.  —  KYIV — The British government said Saturday that the Kremlin …
Discussion: Insider, UPI and Washington Post
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GOV.UK:
Kremlin plan to install pro-Russian leadership in Ukraine exposed  —  Foreign Secretary statement on Kremlin plan to install pro-Russian leadership in Ukraine exposed  —  We have information that indicates the Russian Government is looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv as it considers whether to invade and occupy Ukraine.
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
The UK Says Russia Is Planning To Overthrow Ukraine's Government And Install A Pro-Kremlin Leader  —  BAKHMUT, Ukraine — Russia has drawn up plans to install a pro-Kremlin former member of parliament to lead Ukraine as it considers a new invasion of the country and the overthrow of its central government …
Discussion: Fox News
James Marson / Wall Street Journal:
Russia Hatching Plot to Replace Ukraine Government, U.K. Says  —  Allegations come in the midst of warnings that Russia could invade with the around 100,000 troops gathered near border  —  The U.K. said it has exposed a plot by Russia to install a friendly government in Ukraine …
The Guardian:
Confusion over UK claim that Putin plans coup in Ukraine  —  Foreign Office claim of plot to install pro-Moscow government in Kyiv comes with scant detail  —  The Foreign Office has said that it had exposed evidence of a plot to install a pro-Moscow government in Ukraine, and Boris Johnson promised to …
Discussion: UPI
CNN:
Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats over filibuster stance that blocked voting rights legislation  —  (CNN)The Arizona Democratic Party's executive board announced Saturday that it formally censured Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for voting to maintain the Senate's filibuster rules …
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Dean Obeidallah / MSNBC:
Biden can't let Manchin and Sinema block voting rights act without consequences  —  Two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, made a choice Wednesday night to side with the 50 Senate Republicans to block changes to the Senate's filibuster rule and …
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:
Sinema faces blowback in Arizona for votes defying Democrats
Maeve Sheehey / Politico:
Arizona Democratic Party censures Sinema over voting rights stance
Discussion: Arizona Republic
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Trump may let his kids take the fall as the legal net tightens around him: DC insider  —  In her column for the Daily Beast, longtime Washington D.C. insider Margaret Carlson claimed it is not beyond the realm of possibilities that Donald Trump will let his kids take the brunt of the prosecution …
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Mississippi Free Press:
Black Mississippi Senators Walk Out As ‘CRT’ Bill Earns White Lawmakers' Approval  —  Every Black member of the Mississippi Senate walked out today as their white colleagues voted to approve a bill that Republicans have described as legislation to prevent so-called “critical race theory” from being taught in schools.
Discussion: UPI, The Hill and NewsOne
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Michael Wines / New York Times:
Judge Issues Stinging Free Speech Ruling Against University of Florida  —  While a lawsuit is being resolved, the university cannot bar professors from offering expert testimony in lawsuits against the state, the federal judge ruled.  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge handed a crucial free-speech victory …
Washington Post:
Bitcoin price falls sharply amid Wall Street sell-off, with value cut in half since November  —  Investors are fleeing riskier assets from tech stocks to cryptocurrencies as the Federal Reserve weighs whether to launch a U.S. digital currency  —  A dramatic sell-off in bitcoin …
Discussion: CNN
Michael Wilson / New York Times:
How a Calm Call for Help Led 2 N.Y.P.D. Officers Into a Hail of Gunfire  —  The latest deadly episode to rattle the city began with a routine domestic disturbance call and ended with one officer dead and another in critical condition.  —  The call came just a couple of hours into the police night tour …
Discussion: NBC News
Niall O'Connor / TheJournal.ie:
Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast  —  RUSSIAN BOMBERS and naval ships are set to test missiles off the coast of Ireland.  —  The Journal has learned that the Irish Government has received a warning of a major exercise by the Russian navy …
Discussion: The Western Journal
Madeline Heim / The Post-Crescent:
What to know about the battle over Fox Valley health care workers now playing out in court  —  APPLETON - It was unclear whether a group of former ThedaCare employees would be allowed to start their new jobs at Ascension Northeast Wisconsin Monday after lawyers for both health systems made their first appearance in court Friday morning.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
New York Post:
Alleged NYPD cop killer has lengthy rap sheet, was out on probation  —  The man who allegedly ambushed and shot two NYPD officers — one fatally — in Harlem Friday is a convicted felon who was on probation at the time, authorities said.  —  Lashawn McNeil, 47, was shot in the head and arm …
Zaid Jilani / INQUIRE:
The ACLU Suddenly Reverses Its Support For Transparency  —  The long-time civil liberties organization continues its partisan transformation.  —  At least a dozen state legislatures are considering legislation that would require more transparency in school curricula and materials.
Discussion: Twitchy
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
‘What are Republicans for?’  Just one thing.  —  “What are Republicans for?  What are they for?  Name me one thing they're for.”  —  When President Biden posed that question at his news conference Wednesday, he no doubt meant it rhetorically.  —  But there is, in fact, an answer.
Lucas Tomlinson / Fox News:
Families of US Embassy personnel in Ukraine ordered to begin evacuating as soon as Monday: officials  —  Next week, the State Department is also expected to encourage Americans to begin leaving Ukraine by commercial flights  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for January 22
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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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The White House:
Statement by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on the 49th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Discussion: Breitbart, UPI, Townhall and The Hill
 
 
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