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10:45 AM ET, January 23, 2023

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CNN:
Man found dead after police standoff in Torrance was the Monterey Park shooting suspect, sheriff says  —  The man found dead inside a white cargo van after a standoff with police in Torrance, California, has been confirmed as the person suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Monterey Park Saturday night, according to police.
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Los Angeles Times:
Lunar New Year shooting: A grim moment in Monterey Park, America's first suburban Chinatown  —  Sometime between 1970 and 1990, Monterey Park became America's first suburban Chinatown, where swift demographic changes heralded conflicts over language, signs, a changing business scene and political voice.
Discussion: New York Times and New York Post
Victoria Kim / New York Times:
How the Monterey Park Gunman Was Disarmed in Alhambra  —  Brandon Tsay is being credited with preventing further violence by subduing the gunman before he could kill more people.  —  SAN MARINO, Calif. — Saturday night was winding down at the Lai Lai Ballroom & Studio, with less than a half-hour to go until closing.
Associated Press:
Sheriff: Suspect in dance club shooting killed self in van
New York Times:
How Kevin McCarthy Forged an Ironclad Bond With Marjorie Taylor Greene  —  The close alliance that has developed between the speaker and the hard-right Georgia Republican explains his rise, how he might govern and the heavy influence of the extremes on the new House G.O.P. majority.
Discussion: Raw Story
Monika Scislowska / Associated Press:
Poland pushes for more tanks for Ukraine, asks for German OK  —  Poland will ask Germany for permission to send some of the Polish army's Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Monday, as he pushes Europe to send more military hardware to Kyiv amid complaints …
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Chris Brennan / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Former President Donald Trump posed for picture with former Philly mob boss Joey Merlino at South Florida golf club  —  They share an affinity for golf and an aversion to cooperating witnesses who “flip” to help federal investigators.But former president Donald Trump and former Philly mob boss Joseph …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Biden Lawyers Initially Thought Official Files Went to Think Tank Only  —  The mistaken premise helps explain why nearly two months elapsed before Mr. Biden's lawyers searched the garage of his Delaware home for classified records.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden's lawyers told …
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Bloomberg:
Even Democrats Are Now Critical of Biden Over Documents Fiasco
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Florida teachers told to remove books from classroom libraries or risk felony prosecution  —  Teachers in Manatee County, Florida, are being told to make their classroom libraries — and any other “unvetted” book — inaccessible to students, or risk felony prosecution.
Ursula Perano / The Daily Beast:
Pennsylvania Republicans Quietly Plot Their Revenge After 2022 Wipeout  —  Bad candidates cost Pennsylvania Republicans big in 2022.  They're already working to lock down better ones for 2024.  —  The last election couldn't have gone any worse for Pennsylvania Republicans: the top of their ticket …
Discussion: OpenSecrets.org and Raw Story
Politico:
Borrow the opposition playbook?  House GOP weighs the ultimate ‘tit for tat’  —  Republicans are confronting a strategic dilemma as they prepare to unleash their new investigative powers on the Biden White House: Should they take a page from the Democrat-run Jan. 6 select committee?
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Fox News' defense in defamation suit invokes debunked election-fraud claims  —  Fox News' attorneys have set out the starkest defense yet against the accusation the network defamed an election-technology company when it broadcast false claims that the company had cheated then-President Donald Trump of victory in the 2020 election.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Jeff Zients to be Biden's next chief of staff  —  President Biden will name Jeff Zients to serve as his next chief of staff, turning to a management consultant who oversaw the administration's coronavirus response to replace Ron Klain, who is expected to leave in the coming weeks, according to four people familiar with the decision.
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Washington Post:
Ruben Gallego announces run for Arizona Senate seat held by Kyrsten Sinema  —  Gallego's entry could make a three-way race in the battleground state in 2024; it's unclear currently if Sinema plans to run for reelection  —  Rep. Ruben Gallego announced he will run for Senate in Arizona on Monday …
Rolling Stone:
Trump Looks to Ditch His Own Social Media Site  —  The ex-president is planning his first tweets with a few months to go on his Truth Social contract  —  IN THE MONTHS ahead of what's likely to be a brutal Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump and his 2024 campaign are laying …
CNN:
George Santos' lies are casting a harsh spotlight on a powerful Republican who endorsed and raised money for him  —  Cascading revelations about New York Rep. George Santos' pattern of lies and deception are putting increased scrutiny on powerful New York Rep. Elise Stefanik …
Discussion: driftglass and Raw Story
Punchbowl News:
1/23/23 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM  —  Punchbowl News AM Pentagon prepares for McCarthy to go to Taiwan January 23, 2023 BY PUNCHBOWL NEWS STAFF THE TOP Happy Monday morning.  News: The Pentagon is in the early stages of planning for Speaker Kevin McCarthy to travel abroad …
Ramsey Touchberry / Washington Times:
Rep. Katherine Clark's adult child arrested in assault on officer during protest in Boston  —  The adult child of House Minority Whip Katherine Clark, Massachusetts Democrat, was arrested during protests Saturday night in Boston and charged with assaulting a police officer and other crimes.
NBC News:
Democrats name Schiff and Swalwell to Intelligence panel, picking fight with McCarthy  —  WASHINGTON — Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries on Monday tapped Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell to continue serving on the House Intelligence Committee, picking a long-anticipated fight …
Natalie Allison / Politico:
‘Fox News in Spanish’: Inside an upstart media company's big plans to impact the 2024 election  —  Republicans have made notable inroads among Hispanic voters in recent election cycles.  Now, a conservative media network is looking to cement and further those gains by trying to become theFox News of Spanish-speaking America.
Michael Gianaris / City & State New York:
LaSalle's rejection was a defeat for Albany backroom politics  —  State Senate Democrats showed a new way to lead that puts people before power.  —  State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris  —  The controversy over the nomination of Hector LaSalle to serve as chief judge …
Discussion: New York Daily News
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Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
Inside N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul's ‘Catastrophic’ Meltdown Over One Judge
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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Washington Post:
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Don Beyer / The Bulwark:
How the Freedom Caucus Hopes to Defund the Police
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CBS News:
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / CNN:
How the White House plans to target 18 House Republicans from districts Biden won
Discussion: NBC News and Bloomberg
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
MI5 refused to investigate 'Russian spy's' links to Tories, says whistleblower
Andrew Duehren / Wall Street Journal:
Janet Yellen Dismisses Minting $1 Trillion Coin to Avoid Default
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Proud Boys on defensive at sedition trial haunted by absent Trump
 

 
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