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4:00 PM ET, January 23, 2022

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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 …
Discussion: Politico, Insider and Raw Story
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Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The question is no longer Donald Trump's criminality but whether America will care  —  America still had the naïve ability to be shocked back on Nov. 16, 1973, when a rambling then-President Richard Nixon stood up before 400 Associated Press journalists.
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post and Insider
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: Raw Story
Brad Dress / The Hill:
Donald Trump slams Jan. 6 panel after Ivanka Trump interview request: 'They'll go after children'  —  Former President Trump slammed the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol insurrection after it asked his daughter Ivanka Trump to sit for an interview.  —  “It's a very unfair situation for my children.
Discussion: HuffPost, The Guardian, Insider and TheBlaze
Richard Luscombe / The Guardian:
‘The walls are closing in’: Trump reels from week of political setbacks
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
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 …
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Christopher Tremoglie / Washington Examiner:
If the media treated Biden like they did Trump, Trump would've been reelected  —  New polls released this weekend show terrible numbers for the Biden administration.  In one poll, most respondents stated they feel the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Discussion: The Wrap, OutKick and New York Post
Lauren O'Neil / The Cavalier Daily:
University Counsel Tim Heaphy removed by Attorney General Jason Miyares  —  Heaphy's removal continues a multitude of firings this week by the attorney general  —  University Counsel Tim Heaphy was removed from his role by Attorney General Jason Miyares, per a statement issued by the University Saturday. ending a three-year tenure.
Discussion: Blue Virginia
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Washington Post:
Va.'s new attorney general fires U-Va. counsel who was on leave working as top investigator for Jan. 6 panel  —  Virginia's new Republican attorney general has fired University of Virginia's counsel, who was on leave from the job to work as the top investigator for U.S. House …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Va. Gov. Youngkin's assertive first week in office leaves Republicans jubilant, Democrats fuming  —  RICHMOND — The big unknown about Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) as he ran for office last year — apart from the exact size of his vast fortune — was just how red the political newcomer really was behind that easygoing demeanor.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
CBS News:
Transcript: Representative Bennie Thompson on “Face the Nation,” January 23, 2022  —  The following is a transcript of an interview with Representative Bennie Thompson that aired Sunday, January 23, 2022, on “Face the Nation.”  —  MARGARET BRENNAN: We are back now with the Chairman …
Discussion: CNN and POLITICUSUSA
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Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Sanders says Republicans are ‘laughing all the way to Election Day’  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said Senate Republicans are “laughing all the way to Election Day” because “they have not had to cast one bloody vote” on the Democrats' roughly $1.2 trillion social spending and climate package …
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Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Sanders: ‘anti-democratic’ Republicans to blame for Biden woes, not just Manchin and Sinema
Dean Obeidallah / MSNBC:
Biden can't let Manchin and Sinema block voting rights act without consequences
Victoria Eavis / Casper Star-Tribune:
Harriet Hageman wins big in congressional straw poll held by Wyoming GOP activists  —  DOUGLAS — Harriet Hageman, the Donald Trump-endorsed candidate seeking to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, won big Saturday in a straw poll of House candidates held by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee.
Discussion: The Hill
San Francisco Chronicle:
Endorsement: Competence matters, even for progressives.  Vote yes to recall López, Collins and Moliga  —  The foul stench of the recall attempt against Gov. Gavin Newsom is still wafting in the air, and San Francisco voters are already being asked to go back to the ballot box to consider …
Isabella Grullón Paz / New York Times:
Litter Boxes for Students Who Identify as Furries?  Not So, Says School Official  —  A Michigan school superintendent debunked the rumor after a video from a December school board meeting resurfaced in which a speaker airs concerns about students who “identify as cats.”
Discussion: Pitt's Newsletter and Insider
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 …
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 1-23-22: Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Joni Ernst & Dr. Anthony Fauci  —  A rush transcript of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” airing on Sunday, January 23, 2022 on ABC News is below.  This copy may not be in its final form, may be updated and may contain minor transcription errors.
Discussion: The Daily Wire and Politico
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John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:
Wisconsin's Field of Democratic Senate Hopefuls Is Lining Up on Left of Biden  —  Progressives are jockeying to take on Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in November in one of the most closely watched midterm contests  —  The current top tier of Democrats campaigning for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin includes …
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 …
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Washington Post:
U.K. accuses Russia of scheming to install a pro-Kremlin government in Ukraine
 
 
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Ariana Garcia / Houston Chronicle:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott introduces ‘Parental Bill of Rights’ targeting state education system
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U.S. Department of Justice:
Palm Beach Gardens Resident Pleads Guilty to Interstate Transmission of Threats to Injure
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Philip Jankowski / Dallas Morning News:
Democrat Beto O'Rourke: ‘No interest’ in Texas gubernatorial campaign help from President Joe Biden
Discussion: The Hill
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