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10:10 AM ET, January 23, 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 …
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BBC:
German navy chief resigns over Ukraine comments  —  The head of the German navy has resigned over controversial comments he made over Ukraine.  —  Kay-Achim Schönbach said the idea that Russia wanted to invade Ukraine was nonsense.  He added that all President Putin wanted was respect.
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.
Gideon Rachman / Financial Times:
Russia and China's plans for a new world order … The western alliance has threatened the Kremlin with “massive” and “unprecedented” sanctions if Russia attacks Ukraine.  But, as the Ukraine crisis reaches boiling point, western efforts to isolate and punish Russia are likely to be undermined …
Discussion: Eye on China
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
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
The UK Says Russia Is Planning To Overthrow Ukraine's Government And Install A Pro-Kremlin Leader
Discussion: Fox News and Anti-bellum
James Marson / Wall Street Journal:
Russia Hatching Plot to Replace Ukraine Government, U.K. Says
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
As invasion looms, Ukrainians are calmly defiant
Discussion: Bloomberg
Caitlin McFall / Fox News:
Russia, NATO maintain dicey impasse, experts divided on best next steps
Discussion: euronews and Washington Examiner
New York Times:
For Many Who Marched, Jan. 6 Was Only the Beginning  —  To many of those who attended the Trump rally but who never breached the Capitol, that date wasn't a dark day for the nation.  It was a new start.  —  PHOENIX — There were moments when Paul Davis questioned his decision to join …
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Brad Dress / The Hill:
Donald Trump slams Jan. 6 panel after Ivanka Trump interview request: 'They'll go after children'  —  Former President Donald Trump slammed the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol insurrection after it asking his daughter Ivanka Trump to sit for an interview.  —  “It's a very unfair situation for my children.
Discussion: HuffPost
Khaleda Rahman / Newsweek:
Donald Trump Blasts Jan. 6 Panel After Ivanka Request: 'They'll Go After Children'  —  Former president Donald Trump has criticized the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection for seeking his daughter Ivanka Trump's testimony.  —  The committee sent a letter on Thursday requesting …
Discussion: Insider
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:   Trump may let his kids take the fall as the legal net tightens around him: DC insider
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 …
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
‘Downhill,’ ‘divisive’: Americans sour on nation's direction in new NBC News poll  —  WASHINGTON — Overwhelming majorities of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, that their household income is falling behind the cost of living, that political polarization …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
If local journalism manages to survive, give Evan Smith some credit for it  —  The Texas Tribune founder has been a “true pioneer” in finding ways to cover local communities as a non-profit.  —  When Evan Smith co-founded the Texas Tribune back in 2009, digital-first nonprofit newsrooms were something of a rarity.
Joori Roh / Reuters:
S.Korea says Iran to regain UN vote after delinquent dues paid with frozen funds  —  Iran is expected to regain its vote in the U.N. General Assembly after South Korea paid Tehran's delinquent dues to the world body with frozen Iranian funds in the country, South Korea said on Sunday.
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: Fox News, Breitbart and New York Post
Paul P. Murphy / CNN:
Woman charged after threatening to bring ‘every single gun loaded and ready’ if her children had to wear masks at school  —  (CNN)Police in Virginia said a woman has been charged after she claimed at a school board meeting she would show up with loaded guns if her children were required to wear masks at school.
Discussion: The Root, Slate and New York Post
 
 
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