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10:30 PM ET, January 25, 2023

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Nick Clegg / Meta:
Ending Suspension of Trump's Accounts With New Guardrails to Deter Repeat Offenses  —  Takeaways  — We will be ending the suspension of Mr. Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks.  — We've put new guardrails in place to deter repeat offenses.
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Axios:
Exclusive: Facebook to reinstate Trump … - “We've always believed that Americans should be able to hear from the people who want to lead the country,” Clegg told Axios. … - Trump relied heavily on Facebook ads in previous election cycles for fundraising and list-building.
NBC News:
Facebook and Instagram end Trump's suspension from platforms  —  Former President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts are being reinstated, the social media giant Meta announced Wednesday — a little more than two years after he was suspended from the platforms over incendiary posts on the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Democrats have a two-part plan to use the debt ceiling against Republicans  —  Sensing Republicans are on the verge of a blunder in their schemes to use the debt ceiling to hold the economy hostage and try to extract draconian spending cuts, the White House has developed a two-part response strategy.
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Matthew Choi / The Texas Tribune:
U.S. Rep. Chip Roy says he'll use debt ceiling threat to push through his border security plan
Discussion: Political Wire
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Archives weighs asking past presidents, VPs to look for classified items  —  The National Archives is weighing whether to ask living former presidents and vice presidents to review their personal records to verify that no classified materials are inadvertently outstanding …
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Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
National Archives silent as disparity between its handling of Biden, Trump documents fuels questions
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama, Clinton offices say all classified documents went to Archives
New York Times:
Newport News School Was Warned 3 Times That 6-Year-Old Had a Gun, Lawyer Says  —  Another child saw the weapon at recess, and a teacher warned that the boy might have a gun in his pocket.  Yet an administrator dismissed the threat, according to the lawyer for a teacher who was shot.
Washington Post:
Opinion section at The Washington Post expands its roster with seven new contributors  —  The Washington Post's opinion section continues to grow under Editorial Page Editor David Shipley's direction adding seven new contributors today.  These additions highlight The Post's commitment …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York Times:
OMG.  Trump Has Started Texting.  —  The former president, averse to leaving records of his communications, had long avoided text and email.  —  One of former President Donald J. Trump's most consistent personal traits — one that his advisers say has helped keep him out of even worse legal jeopardy …
Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
Ron DeSantis' Secret Twitter Army of Far-Right Influencers  —  Ron DeSantis' political operation has been recruiting conservative influencers.  But the personalities DeSantis is attracting have plenty of problems. … As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis soaked up the crowd's adulation during …
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NBC News:
Trump hosts conservative influencers behind ‘Libs of Tik Tok’ and Babylon Bee for dinner
Bryan Metzger / Insider:
George Santos says he's undecided on whether he'll vote to kick Ilhan Omar off of the Foreign Affairs Committee  — The GOP wants to remove Ilhan Omar from a committee over years-old comments seen as anti-Semitic.  — Two Republicans have said they won't vote for the resolution, which is expected in the coming weeks.
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Politico:
Dems mobilize to defend Omar in face of GOP defections
Chris Pandolfo / Fox News:
McCarthy gets heated with reporter: 'You don't get to determine whether I answer a question'
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Trump Has Completely Lost His Grip on Reality  —  The former president's deterioration is on full display in the Truth Social asylum he built for himself.  —  Let's check in on the shadow primary for the 2024 Republican nomination.  Nikki Haley is putting together a finance committee …
Discussion: Raw Story
Department of Justice:
Foreign National Pleads Guilty to Mailing Ricin to President of the United States in 2020  —  Defendant Also Mailed Threatening Ricin Letters to Texas Law Enforcement Officials  —  WASHINGTON - Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 55, a dual citizen of Canada and France, pleaded guilty today …
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Tom D'Angelo / Palm Beach Post:
Trump declares himself the winner of his own club championship - in the Trumpiest way ever  —  The former president said he played a strong round two days before the tournament, and decided that would count as his first-round score. … Donald Trump has declared himself a winner ... again.
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Marjorie Taylor Greene aims to be Trump's VP pick in 2024  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is angling to be Donald Trump's running mate in 2024, according to two people who have spoken to the firebrand second-term congresswoman about her ambitions.
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Top Dems push to deny Santos access to classified info  —  Two top New York House Democrats on Wednesday pressed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to deny Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) access to classified information. … - They wrote that Santos' “myriad deceptive actions …
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Maggie Astor / New York Times:
G.O.P. State Lawmakers Push a Growing Wave of Anti-Transgender Bills  —  Four states could ban transition care into young adulthood.  Lawmakers in several others want to restrict drag shows in ways that could affect transgender performers broadly.  It's part of a long-term plan.
Discussion: Erin In The Morning
Joseph Simonson / Washington Free Beacon:
'Our Family's Sick': Why Hunter Biden Lied About Paying $50k Monthly Rent  —  Amid the brouhaha over President Joe Biden's improper retention of classified documents and concerns that his son, Hunter Biden, had access to them, a 2018 form on which Hunter Biden claims to have spent nearly $50,000 …
Split Ticket:
Our 2022 Senate Wins Above Replacement Model  —  During the course of our 2022 postmortems, we at Split Ticket have already quantified the importance of candidate quality in the House of Representatives elections.  Today, we extend our model to the 2022 US Senate elections …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Biden's devious plan to break the MAGA fever just might work  —  It seems almost like a vast controlled experiment.  Can enormous amounts of federal spending launched under President Biden, much of it destined for MAGA country, dampen the right-wing populist fervor unleashed by his predecessor Donald Trump?
Discussion: Althouse
Nicole Winfield / Associated Press:
The AP Interview: Pope Francis: Homosexuality not a crime  —  Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
Roger Ailes Accuser Sues Fox News and Trump's Ex-Comms Director Bill Shine  —  Ailes allegedly told Laura Luhn “that she was his ‘sex slave,’ and that she was forbidden from telling anyone about the abuse or he would make her pay dearly,” the lawsuit states.
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
The MyPillow Guy's Fake Campaign For RNC Chair Is a Real Disaster  —  Mike Lindell told VICE News he'll admit defeat if he loses on Friday, making it the first time in a while he's accepted an election result.  —  Cameron Joseph  —  WASHINGTON, US  —  Mike Lindell is running …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic:
Will the 2016 Election Ever End?  —  New research about the Kremlin's election interference raises more questions than it answers.  —  The 2016 presidential election will never die—or, at the very least, we appear doomed to discuss it forever.  Earlier this month, NYU's Center for Social Media …
Washington Post:
‘I felt like we were in “Goodfellas”’: How George Santos wooed investors for alleged Ponzi scheme  —  Accounts gathered by The Post detail how Santos used lavish dinner, inflated credentials to pitch Harbor City securities  —  George Santos graciously welcomed his three guests to Il Bacco Ristorante in Queens.
 
 
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The White House:
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Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
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