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12:15 AM ET, January 25, 2023

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CNN:
First on CNN: Classified documents found at Pence's Indiana home  —  A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence discovered about a dozen documents marked as classified at Pence's Indiana home last week, and he has turned those classified records over to the FBI, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Kelly Laco / Fox News:
Vice President Mike Pence discovered classified documents in Indiana home  —  Pence informed Congress Tuesday he found documents bearing classified markings in his Indiana home on Jan. 16  —  Biden's document drama ‘only going to get worse’: Karl Rove  —  Vice President Mike Pence informed …
Associated Press:
Classified records pose conundrum stretching back to Carter  —  At least three presidents.  A vice president, a secretary of state, an attorney general.  The mishandling of classified documents is not a problem unique to President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Fox News and Politico
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Classified Documents Found at Pence's Home in Indiana
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
George Santos Admits 500K Personal Loan to Campaign Wasn't ‘Personal’  —  It's been one of the biggest mysteries surrounding George Santos: Where did he get his money?  In an amended filing, Santos admits a big chunk wasn't his. … George Santos promised reporters a surprise on Tuesday.
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New York Times:
Mystery Deepens Around George Santos's $700,000 in Campaign Loans  —  In amended campaign finance reports, Mr. Santos seemed to suggest that the loans did not come from his personal funds, as he had originally stated.  —  An updated campaign finance report filed on Tuesday raised new questions …
Steve Reilly / Grid News:   Rep. George Santos' earliest political backers faced financial misconduct investigations
New York Times:
Russia-Ukraine War  —  The U.S. Plans to Send M1 Abrams Tanks to Ukraine, Officials Say … The U.S. decision to send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine breaks new ground.  —  WASHINGTON — Reversing its longstanding resistance, the Biden administration plans to send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine …
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Hans von der Burchard / Politico:
Germany moves to send battle tanks to Ukraine  —  BERLIN — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is set to announce the delivery of German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine on Wednesday, two officials with knowledge of the matter told POLITICO.  —  That decision is a significant U-turn and potentially …
Associated Press:
In reversal, US poised to approve Abrams tanks for Ukraine
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
House GOP eyes Social Security, Medicare amid spending battle  —  Republicans have pledged to cut spending and balance the budget, triggering a delicate conversation on the future of Americans' benefits  —  House Republicans have started to weigh a series of legislative proposals targeting Social Security …
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NBC News:
Adult Swim cuts ties with Justin Roiland following domestic abuse allegations  —  Adult Swim announced Tuesday that it has cut ties with Justin Roiland, the star and co-creator of the animated comedy series “Rick and Morty,” as he faces felony domestic violence charges.
The Intercept:
Elon Musk Caves to Pressure From India to Remove BBC Doc Critical of Modi … Twitter and YouTube censored a report critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in coordination with the government of India.  Officials called for the Big Tech companies to take action against a BBC documentary …
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Victor Navasky, historian and Nation editor, dies at 90  —  NEW YORK — Victor Navasky, an award-winning author and journalist who for years presided over the liberal weekly The Nation and wrote influential books on the anti-Communist blacklist and Robert F. Kennedy's justice department, has died at age 90.
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Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Victor S. Navasky, a Leading Liberal Voice in Journalism, Dies at 90
Discussion: NPR, more at Mediagazer »
Molly Fischer / New Yorker:
The Rules According to Pamela Paul  —  At the Times, Paul often writes on the hazards of shifting norms.  But she's also revealed the fraught position of the opinion columnist.  —  Pamela Paul and I met twice, in the same Times conference room, and on both occasions she wore a black biker jacket.
Charlie Sykes / Morning Shots:
Why is the Right Losing the Young?  —  What Andrew Sullivan gets right...and absurdly wrong.  —  If you're just catching up:  — “Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack.”  — “Central Question as Georgia Inquiry Wraps: Will Trump Face Criminal Charges?”
Discussion: Raw Story
Sara Nathan / New York Post:
Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre signs memoir deal worth ‘millions’: sources  —  Virginia Giuffre is publishing her memoir — a year after agreeing to a multimillion-dollar settlement with Prince Andrew in her sex-abuse lawsuit against the royal, The Post can reveal.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump tries to intervene as Navarro faces trial for defying Jan. 6 committee  —  Donald Trump is once again making a last-ditch bid to help a former aide avoid prosecution for defying the Jan. 6 select committee.  —  A lawyer for Trump issued a letter this week endorsing the decision …
Joseph Spector / Politico:
Lawmakers codify abortion rights in state constitution, sending it to voters  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — The next decision will be with voters on whether New York will enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution.  —  The state Assembly and state Senate voted Tuesday afternoon on the second passage …
Lindsay Whitehurst / Associated Press:
Proud Boys expecting ‘civil war’ before Jan. 6, witness says  —  The month before the riot at the U.S. Capitol, members of the Proud Boys were growing increasingly angry about the outcome of the 2020 election and were expecting a “civil war,” a former member told jurors on Tuesday as he took …
CNBC:
Former Trump UN ambassador Nikki Haley gears up for likely 2024 run for president  — Nikki Haley is putting together a national finance committee and communications team to explore a potential campaign, people briefed on her plans said.  — She's also directed some of the new hires …
New York Times:
McCarthy Ejects Schiff and Swalwell From Intelligence Committee  —  In an act of official retribution for how Democrats treated Republicans when they were in the majority, the speaker barred the Californians from the panel, arguing that they were not fit to serve.
Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service:
How Southern California helped birth white Christian nationalism  —  “Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism and What Comes Next” and author Bradley Onishi.  Photo by Rudy Meyers  —  (RNS) — Bradley Onishi became a Christian at age 14 when his eighth grade …
Discussion: Raw Story and ABC7
Theodore Schleifer / Puck:
S.B.F. Mama Drama  —  Barbara Fried was a beloved law professor whose midlife political awakening inspired Mind the Gap, a powerful network of 2,500 donors that helped the Democrats dominate the '18 midterms.  Now, she's the latest victim of her son, Sam Bankman-Fried.
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Biden's human rights pick withdraws  —  President Joe Biden's nominee for a top human rights position is withdrawing from contention in the face of unrelenting opposition from a Senate Republican who questions her support for Israel.  —  The loss of Sarah Margon, whose nomination to serve …
New York Times:
Ticketmaster Cast as a Powerful ‘Monopoly’ at Senate Hearing  —  The Judiciary Committee, responding to the bungled sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets, heard the company apologize and its critics trace the problem to the industry's lack of competition.  —  Live Nation Entertainment …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Half Moon Bay mass shooting suspect once tried to suffocate coworker, court records allege  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  The Half Moon Bay mushroom farm worker suspected of killing seven coworkers in a fit of workplace rage had previously been accused of threatening …
Richard Haass / PenguinRandomhouse.com:
The Bill of Obligations  —  Buy the Audiobook Download:  — Apple- Audible- downpour- eMusic- audiobooks.com  —  ABOUT THE BILL OF OBLIGATIONS  —  A provocative guide to how we must reenvision citizenship if American democracy is to survive  —  The United States faces dangerous threats …
Becky Z. Dernbach / Sahan Journal:
Hamline's Muslim students return to campus with a plea for understanding  —  Hamline University classrooms opened for the spring semester on Monday.  It marked the first time students returned to campus after a national media firestorm that broke out when the university chose not to renew …
Discussion: Twin Cities, The Nation and Reason
Mithil Aggarwal / NBC News:
The U.S. has had at least 39 mass shootings in just 24 days so far this year, data shows  —  As California grappled with a mass shooting in Monterey Park over the weekend that left 11 people dead, within 48 hours, another gunman went on a shooting spree in Half Moon Bay, just under 400 miles away, killing at least seven people.
Discussion: New York Times and CBS News
New York Times:
Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine  —  The Army's top acquisition official says production of the 155-millimeter shells badly needed by Kyiv will rise to 90,000 a month in two years.  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is racing to boost its production of artillery shells …
Hannah Schoenbaum / Associated Press:
‘Diamond’ of pro-Trump commentary duo dies of heart disease  —  Lynette Hardaway, a zealous supporter of former President Donald Trump whose death had prompted widespread speculation over its cause, died earlier this month of a heart condition, according to a death certificate obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
 
 
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Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
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