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9:40 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
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
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 …
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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 …
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
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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Hans Nichols / Axios:
Biden's new tax hammer  —  President Biden will deliver a major economic speech this week spotlighting fringe economic proposals championed by House Republicans — including a controversial bill to abolish the IRS and replace it with a 30% national sales tax.
Billy House / Bloomberg:   McHenry Warns Fellow GOP Leaders to Be Reasonable in Debt-Ceiling Talks
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 …
Discussion: Foreign Policy and Al Jazeera
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
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: CNN, Al Jazeera and Political Wire
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
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Georgia DA investigating Trump for 2020 election interference says charging ‘decisions are imminent’ after grand jury report  — The Georgia prosecutor investigating former President Donald Trump and his allies for possible criminal interference in that state's 2020 presidential election told …
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: CBS News and NPR, more at Mediagazer »
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: New York Post, Mercury News, KRON4 and ABC7
Miles Johnson / Financial Times:
Wagner Inc: a Russian warlord and his lawyers  —  In April 2020 a cargo flight took off from Zhukovsky airport outside Moscow heading towards Khartoum.  According to the documentation, the aircraft was carrying 28,000 kilos of Russian gingerbread cookies being flown to the Sudanese capital …
Discussion: The Guardian
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
New York Times:
DOJ Sues Google Over Ad Technology  —  The Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit, which a group of states joined, was the fifth by U.S. officials against the company since 2020.  —  David McCabe reports on tech policy from Washington, and Nico Grant reports on Google from San Francisco.
 
 
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Becky Z. Dernbach / Sahan Journal:
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Des Moines Register:
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Josh Christenson / Washington Free Beacon:
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Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
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