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8:05 AM ET, January 26, 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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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.
Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic:
Trump and Facebook's Mutual Decay  —  This afternoon, Meta announced that it will soon reinstate Donald Trump's account after a two-year suspension from Facebook and Instagram.  The former president was deplatformed after his posts were deemed to have incited, or at the very least encouraged, the January 6 insurrection.
Axios:
Exclusive: Facebook to reinstate Trump
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
Sen. Rick Scott is running for re-election pushing his controversial tax plan  —  Sen. Rick Scott of Florida is running for re-election, he said in an announcement first shared with NBC News.  —  Scott released his campaign staff hires and made it clear he's not planning to run for president, as some have speculated.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and WFLA-TV
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Why this debt ceiling showdown is different
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Republicans demand spending cuts to lift the debt limit. They won't say what to cut.
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
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Democrats have a two-part plan to use the debt ceiling against Republicans
Politico:
Biden's next 2 years: A brutal war and a rough campaign  —  President Joe Biden's decision to send tanks to Ukraine marked a new chapter in the United States' commitment to Kyiv, one reflecting a growing belief that the war could stretch years and require extraordinary measures to hold an alliance together to repel Russia.
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Politico:
Inside Washington's about-face on sending tanks to Ukraine  —  In the weeks after Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Christmastime visit to Washington, U.S., German and other European leaders became locked in an increasingly ugly tit-for-tat over whether to send tanks to Ukraine.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
The M1 Abrams, headed to Ukraine, is the main U.S. battle tank.
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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Virginia Aabram / Washington Examiner:
Swalwell says McCarthy will ‘regret’ booting him off Intel: 'I'm not going to be quiet'  —  Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will “regret” keeping him off the Intelligence Committee, promising to use his free time to be a thorn in the House speaker's side.
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
Soo Rin Kim / ABC News:
Santos lists new treasurer — who says he doesn't work for the congressman  —  Embattled Rep. George Santos' campaign appears to be left without a treasurer.  —  With a disclosure filing deadline approaching as questions swirl around his  —  use of campaign funds
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: HuffPost and Raw Story
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
Punchbowl News:
1/26/23 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM  —  Something unusual is happening in the Capitol: Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries are getting along. … And these two will be at each other's throats for the foreseeable future over politics, policy, personnel and morals.
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 …
Matt Laslo / Raw Story:
Exclusive: Sen. Dianne Feinstein won't announce her plans for 2024 — until 2024  —  WASHINGTON— Countless Democrats just hit a California-sized snag: Sen. Dianne Feinstein may not retire after all.  —  In an exclusive interview with Raw Story, California's senior senator announced she's not not running.
Discussion: The Bulwark
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
The private angst over Donald Trump's racist attacks on Elaine Chao goes public  —  Over the past several months, the leading Republican presidential candidate has launched a series of racist attacks on the wife of the Republican Party's Senate leader, a woman who once served in his Cabinet.
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 …
Axios:
D.C.'s top two leaders disagree on how to save downtown  —  D.C.'s top two leaders aren't seeing eye-to-eye about how to revive downtown, with Council chair Phil Mendelson opposing Mayor Muriel Bowser's proposals to raise building height limits and increase development.
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.
Livia Albeck-Ripka / New York Times:
Suspect in Arson at Planned Parenthood Clinic Cited Ex-Girlfriend's Abortion, U.S. Says  —  The man, Tyler W. Massengill, 32, told investigators that he hoped the fire on Jan. 15 would delay others in having an abortion, according to federal authorities.  —  A man accused of firebombing …
Discussion: UPI and CBS News
Missy Ryan / Washington Post:
Biden vowed to punish Saudis over oil cut.  That's no longer the plan.  —  Administration officials now point to intensified opposition in Congress as a chief outcome of OPEC's decision to slash output ahead of last year's midterm elections  —  Months after the White House vowed …
Department of Justice:
Chinese National Sentenced to Eight Years for Acting within the United States as an Unregistered Agent of the People's Republic of China  —  A Chinese national was sentenced today to eight years in prison for acting illegally within the United States as an agent of the People's Republic of China.
Kevin Mcgill / Associated Press:
Report: Louisiana often holds inmates beyond release dates  —  Louisiana's prison system routinely holds people beyond their release dates, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday in a report concluding that the state has failed for years to develop solutions to “systemic overdetentions” …
Discussion: The Hill, UPI, CNN and New York Times
Alison Sider / Wall Street Journal:
DOT Probes Southwest Airlines Scheduling After Holiday-Travel Meltdown  —  Southwest says it will cooperate with requests from government officials  —  The U.S. Transportation Department is probing Southwest Airlines Co.'s LUV .52%increase; green up pointing triangle scheduling in the wake …
Discussion: Associated Press and Just The News
New York Times:
N.I.H. Did Not Properly Track a Group Studying Coronaviruses, Report Finds  —  An internal federal watchdog said that the health agency had not given adequate oversight to EcoHealth Alliance, which had been awarded $8 million in grants.  —  The National Institutes of Health made significant errors …
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Jordan Pearson / VICE:
‘Free Speech Absolutist’ Elon Musk Censors BBC Doc Critical of India's PM on Twitter
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
SCOTUS' First Decision of the Term Is a Unanimous Blow to Disabled Veterans
Discussion: National Review
Antony J. Blinken / United States Department of State:
Designation of Former President of Panama Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal for Involvement in Significant Corruption
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Danny Gold / Tablet Magazine:
The Man Who Saved My Grandfather
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Woman pleads guilty to mailing ricin to President Trump in 2020
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Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
Roger Ailes Accuser Sues Fox News and Trump's Ex-Comms Director Bill Shine
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:
NY-03: Santos's Reckoning Likely to Be Delayed Until 2024
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Biden's devious plan to break the MAGA fever just might work
Discussion: Althouse
 

 
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Nic Newman / Reuters Institute:
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Harry Lambert / The Daily Beast:
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