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8:25 AM ET, January 24, 2023

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KGO / ABC7:
7 dead, 1 critically injured after shootings at 2 farms in Half Moon Bay; suspect in custody  —  A source tells ABC7 there are seven dead and one critically injured at Mountain Mushroom Farm and Concord Farms in HMB.  —  HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) — Seven people are dead …
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Half Moon Bay mass shooting: 7 dead and one injured  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  A man opened fire on people at two separate locations in Half Moon Bay on Monday afternoon, killing seven and injuring one, as children witnessed the tragedy unfold, according to law enforcement.
Associated Press:
7 dead as California mourns 3rd mass killing in 8 days  —  Seven people were killed in two related shootings Monday at agricultural facilities in a California coastal community south of San Francisco, marking the state's third mass killing in eight days, including Saturday's attack at a dance hall …
Tim Stelloh / NBC News:
At least 7 people killed in mass shooting in Half Moon Bay, California  —  At least 7 dead in California's 2nd mass shooting in 48 hours  —  At least seven people were killed and one person seriously injured after a gunman opened fire at two separate sites in Northern California on Monday …
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Republicans pledge to balance the budget.  But they have no idea how.  —  Republicans have Very Serious budget demands.  Unfortunately, they can't identify what any of those demands are.  —  They say they want to reduce deficits — but meanwhile have ruled out virtually every path for doing so …
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate GOP to McCarthy: Debt fight is all yours  —  Senate Republicans are happy to leave the hard work on averting a cataclysmic debt default this year to the House's new speaker.  —  After Kevin McCarthy blasted last month's Senate GOP leadership-backed $1.7 trillion spending plan …
Al Weaver / The Hill:
Schumer calls on House GOP to unveil proposed spending cuts in debt ceiling negotiations
Fox News:
Germany would not stop Poland from delivering Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, relenting to US pressure  —  Poland is building a coalition of countries prepared to send tanks to Ukraine  —  Germans pushing US to send their own tanks to Ukraine is for ‘political cover’: Gen. Jack Keane
NBC News:
Exclusive video captures the moment man disarms Monterey Park gunman at second dance hall  —  Security video shows moment man disarms Monterey Park shooter  —  A video of a man disarming the suspected Monterey Park shooter shows him wrestling the gun away and potentially preventing more carnage …
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CNN:
What we know about the suspect in the Monterey Park massacre
NBC News:
Monterey Park suspect may have been targeting his ex-wife in the mass shooting, mayor says
The Daily Beast:
Remember OAN?  Newsmax Could Be the Next Channel in Danger  —  GOP lawmakers are now pressuring the satellite TV provider to pay Newsmax “fair and equitable” fees to broadcast the right-wing channel to its millions of subscribers.  —  According to a letter sent by House Republicans last week …
Discussion: Raw Story
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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 …
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Four other Oath Keepers found guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy  —  The verdict is the second of three seditious conspiracy cases charged in the U.S. Capitol breach  —  Four members of the far-right Oath Keepers group were convicted of seditious conspiracy Monday, joining founder Stewart Rhodes …
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DAWN:
Response to Comments by Mike Pompeo Regarding the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi  —  (January 23, 2023, New York): In response to comments reportedly made by Mike Pompeo in his new memoir, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) issued the following statement:  —  “Pompeo's crass and craven …
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Charlie McCann / The Economist:
The Russian draft-dodgers who fled to Alaska in a dinghy  —  Sergei and Maksim eluded military sentries and braved a gale to avoid fighting in the war in Ukraine  —  As the wind gathered strength, Sergei (pictured above, left) and Maksim scanned the water nervously.
Washington Post:
Former senior FBI official accused of working for Russian he investigated  —  Charles McGonigal, a former counterintelligence chief, is charged with money laundering and other counts connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska  —  NEW YORK — The former head of the FBI's counterintelligence division …
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New York Times:
Former Senior F.B.I. Official in New York Charged With Aiding Oligarch
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
To Defend Civilization, Defeat Russia  —  This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture.  Sign up for it here.  —  Some NATO nations are wavering about sending tanks and other advanced weapons to Ukraine.
Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Ron DeSantis Believes in Free Speech as Long as You Only Speak About the Awesomeness of Straight White People  —  The Florida governor's decision to block an AP African studies course is just the latest example of his war on the expression of beliefs—and the teaching of facts!—that he doesn't agree with.
Punchbowl News:
1/24/23 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM  —  Will the Senate Democratic campaign arm commit to backing the Democratic nominee in one of the most closely watched races of 2024?  —  It seems like a pretty simple question.  But most Senate Democrats won't answer it directly.
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.
Janay Kingsberry / Washington Post:
Why the new game ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ is roiling the LGBTQ community  —  Harry Potter fans debate: Is it possible to separate the world they love from J.K. Rowling?  —  A new Harry Potter game's upcoming release has sparked fierce reactions among trans gamers and LGBTQ allies …
Jim Fitzpatrick / openDemocracy:
Revealed: UK government helped sanctioned Putin ally sue British journalist  —  UK Treasury, then under Rishi Sunak's control, let Yevgeny Prigozhin circumvent sanctions to target Eliot Higgins  —  The UK government helped the boss of Russia's murderous mercenary army to circumvent …
Bloomberg:
DOJ Poised to Sue Google Over Digital Ad Market Dominance  —  The US Justice Department is poised to sue Alphabet Inc.'s Google as soon as Tuesday regarding the search giant's dominance over the digital advertising market, according to people familiar with the matter.
Josh Kraushaar / Axios:
First look: NRSC blitz pressures “Maserati Manchin” to retire … The National Republican Senatorial Committee is portraying Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) as a Davos-trekking elitist in a direct mail and digital ad campaign directed at West Virginia voters.  —  Why it matters: The NRSC's early …
Discussion: NBC News
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 …
Discussion: Fox News and CNN
Lee Harris / American Prospect:
Wall Street's Big Bet on Rewiring America  —  Ithaca has put its Green New Deal in the hands of a green private equity fund, a private foundation, and a Goldman Sachs-backed software company. … In 2019, Ithaca, New York, a lush college town bounded by giant gorges, set a goal of going carbon-neutral by 2030.
 
 
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