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4:55 PM ET, January 24, 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 …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Classified Documents Found at Pence's Home in Indiana  —  The documents were “inadvertently boxed and transported” to the former vice president's home at the end of the Trump administration, Mr. Pence's representative wrote in a letter to the National Archives.
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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Billy House / Bloomberg:   McHenry Warns Fellow GOP Leaders to Be Reasonable in Debt-Ceiling Talks
Hans Von Der Burchard / Politico:
Germany moves to send battle tanks to Ukraine  —  Chancellor Olaf Scholz is likely to announce the decision as part of an address in the German parliament on Wednesday.  —  BERLIN — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to announce the delivery of German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine on Wednesday …
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Associated Press:
In reversal, US poised to approve Abrams tanks for Ukraine  —  In what would be a reversal, the Biden administration is poised to approve sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Tuesday, as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront against the Russians begins to erode.
Wall Street Journal:
Poland Formally Requests German Permission to Send Tanks to Ukraine
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
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KGO / ABC7:
7 dead, 1 critically injured after shootings at 2 farms in Half Moon Bay; suspect in custody
Associated Press:
7 dead as California mourns 3rd mass killing in 8 days
Jessica Taylor / Cook Political Report:
Democrats on Defense: 2024 Senate Race Ratings  —  Staring down what should have been a historically bad midterm and aided by a weak economy and an unpopular president, Senate Democrats defied the odds and actually added a seat to their roster in the 2022 midterm cycle.
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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 …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Raw Story
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.
Bloomberg:
US Confronts China Over Companies' Ties to Russian War Effort  —  The Biden administration has confronted China's government with evidence that suggests some Chinese state-owned companies may be providing assistance for Russia's war effort in Ukraine, as it tries to ascertain if Beijing …
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Fox News:
Germany would not stop Poland from delivering Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, relenting to US pressure
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 …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Al Jazeera
Camille Mumford / Emerson Polling:
National Poll: Biden's Approval Recovers Two Years into Term, Trump Maintains Lead over DeSantis in GOP Primary  —  Home Polls National Poll: Biden's Approval Recovers Two Years into Term, Trump Maintains Lead over DeSantis in GOP Primary  —  Majority of Democratic Voters Think Biden Should be the Nominee in 2024
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 …
Discussion: KRON4
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.
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Accuser's Wife: Matt Schlapp Destroyed Our Marriage  —  The accuser's wife is speaking out about how the alleged sexual assault Matt Schlapp committed against her husband ruined her marriage. … Just hours after CNN confirmed The Daily Beast's report that a former Herschel Walker campaign staffer …
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire
Politico:
Rebranding rift guts Blue Dog Dem ranks  —  Congress' influential Blue Dog Coalition is getting chopped nearly in half after an internal blow-up over whether to rebrand the centrist Democratic group.  —  Seven of the 15 members expected to join the Blue Dogs this year, including Reps. Abigail Spanberger …
Discussion: Common Dreams
Rich Lowry / National Review:
DeSantis Is Right on African-American Studies  —  With the state of American historical and civic knowledge in near collapse, who thinks high-school students need to be brushing up on ‘Black Queer Studies’?  —  Florida governor Ron DeSantis stands accused of a long parade of horribles …
Stephen Neukam / The Hill:
Hawley introduces Pelosi Act banning lawmakers from trading stocks  —  Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has introduced a bill that would ban members of Congress from trading and owning stocks, using the name of his legislation to take a jab at Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Texas leads 20 Republican states in suing Biden admin over migrant parole program  —  The program allows 30,000 migrant from certain countries a month  —  Border agents join House GOP call to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas  —  FIRST ON FOX: A coalition of 20 states and a top conservative legal group …
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
AJC poll: Georgians oppose runoffs, back sports betting and abortion rights  —  Georgia lawmakers might end runoffs or allow sports gambling this year  —  Most Georgia voters want to ditch runoffs that lead to seemingly endless election seasons, according to a new poll by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Discussion: The Hill, IJR and The Times of Israel
Star Tribune:
South Dakota Gov. Noem threatens charges for abortion pills  —  PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, along with the state's Republican attorney general, said Tuesday the state will prosecute pharmacists who dispense abortion-inducing pills following a recent Food and Drug Administration rule change …
Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight Are on ABC's Chopping Block … This reporting is one of several scoops featured in this week's edition of Confider, the newsletter pulling back the curtain on the media.  Subscribe here and send your questions, tips, and complaints here.
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Bob Good, emboldened after speaker fight, gears up for debt limit battle  —  ZION CROSSROADS, Va. — Fresh off the standoff over House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), climbed atop a chair at a town hall in rural Louisa County to tell his constituents all about it — and to prepare them for what's next.
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
The story no one wants to touch: Why the Capitol Police enabled 1/6  —  The news media's continuing failure to explore why the U.S. Capitol was so scantily defended against an angry horde of white Trump supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, has now been compounded by the House select committee's refusal …
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Victor S. Navasky, a Leading Liberal Voice in Journalism, Dies at 90  —  Witty and contrarian, he was the longtime editor and later publisher of The Nation and wrote an acclaimed book about the Hollywood blacklisting era.  —  Victor S. Navasky, a witty and contrarian journalist who for 27 years …
Discussion: NPR, more at Mediagazer »
 
 
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