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Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump's dinner disaster sparks new rules for his campaign  —  Donald Trump is betting he can win his way back to the White House by reviving the outsider appeal that fueled his success in 2016.  But his dinner with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and a rapper who has spewed antisemitic conspiracies …
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Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
Never Trump Means Never
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
The inside story of Trump's explosive dinner with Ye and Nick Fuentes
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump fires back at ‘loser’ McConnell, says Fuentes' views 'wouldn't have been accepted' if raised at dinner
New York Times:
Oath Keepers Leader Convicted of Sedition in Landmark Jan. 6 Case  —  A jury in federal court in Washington convicted Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right militia, and one of his subordinates for a plot to keep Donald Trump in power.  —  Stewart Rhodes, the leader …
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Washington Post:
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy
NBC News:
Two Oath Keepers, including founder, convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 case
Annie Grayer / CNN:
House January 6 committee chairman says panel ‘close to putting pens down’ on final report  —  The chairman of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol said Tuesday that the panel is “close to putting pens down” on its final report, which is slated for release by the end of this Congress.
Washington Post:
Senate passes bill to protect same-sex, interracial marriages  —  The Senate on Tuesday passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would enshrine marriage equality into federal law, granting protections to same-sex and interracial couples.  —  The bill passed in a 61-36 vote, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats to vote for it.
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
The GOP's same-sex marriage evolution: A slow, choppy tidal shift  —  Thom Tillis has helped ink plenty of bipartisan deals over the past two years.  His advocacy for protecting same-sex marriage rights still surprised some of his fellow senators.  —  “When people first saw me get involved …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The Hill's big choice: Omnibus or struggle bus?
Discussion: Political Wire
Alliance Defending Freedom:
US Senate passes legislation disrespecting marriage, endangering religious freedom
Discussion: Alpha News, Aleteia and The Daily Wire
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Twitter ends its ban on covid misinformation  —  Doctors and public health officials say Musk's decision is a ‘huge step backwards’ and will lead to more deaths  —  Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against coronavirus misinformation, worrying experts who say the move …
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The Intercept:
Left-Wing Voices Are Silenced on Twitter as Far-Right Trolls Advise Elon Musk … Elon Musk claims to be “fighting for free speech in America” but the social network's new owner appears to be overseeing a purge of left-wing activists from the platform.  —  Several prominent antifascist organizers …
Mark Leibovich / The Atlantic:
Just Wait Until You Get to Know Ron DeSantis  —  Governor Ron DeSantis has a growing store of admirers.  This includes many who have watched the cantankerous Floridian only from afar.  They have heard glowing things.  He was the biggest winner of an otherwise dark election cycle for Republicans.
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Fox News:
‘Blueprint’ for 2024?  DeSantis pens book on going after ‘entrenched elites’ as presidential speculation swirls  —  The memoir, 'The Courage to Be Free: Florida's Blueprint for America's Revival,' is the second book authored by DeSantis  —  DeSantis responds to question about ‘GOP civil war’: ‘People just need to chill out’
Diego Mendoza / Semafor:
SBF says he secretly donated to Republicans as much as Democrats  —  Sign up for Semafor Flagship: A global, insightful daily briefing.  —  Your Email addressSign Up  —  Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the cryptocurrency exchange service FTX, revealed in a new interview that he donated …
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Lucinda Shen / Axios:
Exclusive: Sam Bankman-Fried says he's down to $100,000 … In an interview, the former FTX CEO pointed to both personal failures and regulatory gaps to help explain the implosion of his company. … “I mean, I have no idea.  I don't know.  I had $100,000 in my bank account last I checked,” he said.
NBC News:
House Democrats will elect a new generation of leaders Wednesday  —  WASHINGTON — House Democrats will elect their new leadership team Wednesday morning, ushering in a younger generation of leaders after Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer decided to step aside after Democrats narrowly lost the majority this month.
Washington Post:
Whip count: Here's how much trouble Kevin McCarthy is in  —  Would-be House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) appeared on Newsmax on Monday.  And rather strikingly, he floated a scenario for the upcoming vote to lead the House: “If we play games on the floor, the Democrats could end up picking who the speaker is.”
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Mike Wendling / BBC:
Oath Keepers: 'How I escaped my father's militia'  —  The son of militia leader Stewart Rhodes spent years plotting to help his family escape from his father's control.  Now that the elder Rhodes faces decades in prison, the rest of the family is rebuilding their lives.  —  The time had come.
New York Times:
Jiang Zemin, Leader Who Guided China Into Global Market, Dies at 96  —  Mr. Jiang, a wily and garrulous politician, presided over a decade of meteoric economic growth in the post-Tiananmen era.  —  Jiang Zemin, the Shanghai Communist kingpin who was handpicked to lead China …
Discussion: UPI, Associated Press and NPR
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Herschel Walker's stumbles complicate final stretch of his runoff bid  —  As a surge of Georgia voters streamed to the polls this weekend, U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock headlined a half-dozen rallies across metro Atlanta.  Herschel Walker, his Republican opponent, was nearly invisible, without a public event for five days.
Wall Street Journal:
FDA Plans to Allow More Gay, Bisexual Men to Donate Blood  —  Current rules bar blood donations from men who recently had sex with men due to HIV transmission risk  —  Gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships would be allowed to donate blood without abstaining from sex under guidelines …
Michelangelo Signorile / The Signorile Report:
The powerful gay man behind Tucker Carlson's bloodcurdling hate  —  Justin Wells is in charge of Carlson's entire Fox News empire.  He's helped ramp up vitriol against LGBTQ people while rising higher still at News Corp. … On his first Fox News broadcast following the November 19th mass shooting …
Discussion: HuffPost
Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
University of Florida Medical School Scrubs Web Pages of Woke Content in Wake of Exposé  —  The University of Florida College of Medicine is scrubbing “anti-racism” pages from its website in the wake of a report detailing the influence of leftwing ideology on the school's curriculum.
Discussion: The Arizona Sun Times
Bill Rankin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
S.C. court directs Meadows to appear before Fulton grand jury  —  The South Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows' attempt to avoid testifying before the special grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump and his allies for their alleged meddling with the 2020 elections.
 
 
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Washington Examiner:
Fauci has destroyed the credibility of the public health establishment
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Bari Weiss / Common Sense:
Bibi's Back: A Conversation With Israel's New Prime Minister
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Stephanie Corsetti / SBS News:
Jacinda Ardern asked if meeting Finland's PM because they are ‘similar in age’, shuts that question down
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Laura Litvan / Bloomberg:
GOP's Thune Sees Debt-Ceiling Hike as Vehicle for Budget Cuts
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Reason
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