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6:55 PM ET, January 23, 2022

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Alia Shoaib / Insider:
Michael Cohen says Donald Trump told him if one of his kids had to go to prison to ‘make sure’ it was Donald Jr., not Ivanka  — Donald Trump's former lawyer claimed that Trump told him Donald Jr. should go to prison rather than Ivanka.  — Michael Cohen said his former boss gave …
Discussion: HuffPost and Mock Paper Scissors
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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: Washington Post, Slate and CNN
Teaganne Finn / NBC News:
Jan. 6 panel has spoken to former AG Bill Barr, chairman Bennie Thompson says
Richard Luscombe / The Guardian:
‘The walls are closing in’: Trump reels from week of political setbacks
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Khaleda Rahman / Newsweek:
Donald Trump Blasts Jan. 6 Panel After Ivanka Request: 'They'll Go After Children'
Discussion: Raw Story
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: Associated Press and Raw Story
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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
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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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
John Harwood / CNN:
No, Biden and Trump are not alike on election legitimacy  —  Tapper presses Psaki over Biden's comments on election legitimacy  —  Other times, as with the words of Donald Trump and Joe Biden on election legitimacy, they may appear alike superficially but in fact are fundamentally different.
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Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Sanders: ‘anti-democratic’ Republicans to blame for Biden woes, not just Manchin and Sinema
Washington Post:
Anti-vaccine activists march in D.C. — a city that mandates covid vaccines — to protest mandates  —  Thousands of protesters from across the country — including some of the biggest names in the anti-vaccination movement — descended on the nation's capital Sunday for a rally against vaccine mandates.
Discussion: The Hill, RedState, UPI and WTOP News
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Katie Kyros / wusa9.com:   Thousands rally in DC Sunday against vaccine mandates
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
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion.  —  The department told the dependents …
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
U.S. threatens use of novel export control to damage Russia's strategic industries if Moscow invades Ukraine  —  The Biden administration is threatening to use a novel export control to damage strategic Russian industries, from artificial intelligence and quantum computing to civilian aerospace …
Reuters:
Sarah Palin set to battle New York Times at defamation trial  —  Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, has spent 4-1/2 years battling the New York Times (NYT.N) over an editorial she said falsely linked her to a deadly Arizona mass shooting …
New York Times:
Biden's Pandemic Fight: Inside the Setbacks of the First Year  —  The administration has gotten much right, but its response has been hampered by confusing messaging, a lack of focus on testing, fear of political blowback and the coronavirus's unpredictability.  —  WASHINGTON — Dr. Rochelle Walensky was stunned.
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 …
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: Slate, The Daily Wire and Politico
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Adisa Hargett-Robinson / ABC News:
Sen. Chris Coons defends Biden administration's response to Russia
Discussion: New York Post, Politico and The Hill
 
 
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Al Jazeera:
Turkish journalist arrested for insulting President Erdogan
Discussion: CNN and WTOP News
Ariana Garcia / Houston Chronicle:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott introduces ‘Parental Bill of Rights’ targeting state education system
Louisa Loveluck / Washington Post:
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces battles to regain control of prison for Islamic State suspects
Discussion: New York Times
Victoria Eavis / Casper Star-Tribune:
Harriet Hageman wins big in congressional straw poll held by Wyoming GOP activists
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
U.S. Department of Justice:
Palm Beach Gardens Resident Pleads Guilty to Interstate Transmission of Threats to Injure
Discussion: The Guardian and Insider
John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:
Wisconsin's Field of Democratic Senate Hopefuls Is Lining Up on Left of Biden
Philip Jankowski / Dallas Morning News:
Democrat Beto O'Rourke: ‘No interest’ in Texas gubernatorial campaign help from President Joe Biden
Discussion: Fox News and The Hill
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
If local journalism manages to survive, give Evan Smith some credit for it