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8:35 PM ET, January 26, 2023

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Jacqueline Sweet / Glen Cove, NY Patch:
George Santos Posted ‘Deeply Offensive’ Comment About Hitler, Jews  —  QUEENS, NY — Years ago, embattled Long Island Rep. George Santos commented on a Facebook post with what appear to be intended-jokes about Hitler, a phrase that appears to salute Hitler and observations about “the Jews and black …
The State Bar of California:
Attorney John Eastman Charged with Multiple Disciplinary Counts by the State Bar of California  —  The State Bar of California's Chief Trial Counsel George Cardona announced today the filing of a Notice of Disciplinary Charges (NDC) against attorney John Charles Eastman (State Bar No. 193726).
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Rebecca Beitsch / The Hill:
California seeks disbarment of Eastman following Trump memo
Discussion: Associated Press and Insider
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Donald Trump's 2024 Campaign Faces Trouble in Crucial Iowa  —  Donald Trump doesn't always get his calls to Iowa returned these days.  —  The former president, itching to seal up support early in what remains a key state in the Republican presidential contest, has checked in with Iowa influencers who have stood by him in the past.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA, The Hill and CBS News
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New York Times:
Trump Support Is Eroding in an Republican National Committee He Remade  —  Interviews with more than a third of the Republican National Committee's members point to a desire for an alternative presidential nominee to emerge from a competitive primary.  —  As Donald J. Trump prepares …
Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
DeSantis gets into RNC race, backing Dhillon
Lauren Sforza / The Hill:
More than 100 Harvard students walk out of class of professor accused of sexual abuse  —  More than 100 Harvard students walked out of professor John L. Comaroff's class Tuesday afternoon to protest his teaching again after he was placed on leave last year for violating the school's sexual harassment and professional conduct policies.
Discussion: The Harvard Crimson
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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.
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Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
California Rep. Adam Schiff enters marquee Senate race
Bloomberg:
Adam Schiff Took On Donald Trump. Now He's Stepping Into California's Senate Race
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
U.S. GDP rose 2.9% in the fourth quarter, more than expected even as recession fears loom  —  The U.S. economy finished 2022 in solid shape even as questions persist over whether growth will turn negative in the year ahead.  —  Fourth-quarter gross domestic product, the sum of all goods …
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Abha Bhattarai / Washington Post:
U.S. economy grew 2.1 percent in 2022, but recession fears linger
Graham Piro / FIRE:
Report: Stanford student may need to ‘take accountability,’ ‘acknowledge harm’ for reading Hitler's ‘Mein Kampf’ … Reading a book on a college campus should not prompt formal administrative intervention.  But that's what's reportedly happening at Stanford University this week …
Discussion: Mediaite
CNN:
Elon Musk meets with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Hakeem Jeffries  —  Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday evening.  —  McCarthy, leaving the meeting with Musk in his office …
Discussion: The Hill, ABC11 and Washington Times
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Colleen Slevin / Associated Press:
Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake  —  The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple's wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost an appeal Thursday in his latest legal fight, involving his rejection of a request …
Rick Rojas / New York Times:
All five officers face the same set of charges.  Here is what they mean.  —  The officers, who were fired last week and accused of excessive force in a traffic stop, have been charged with second-degree murder.  Officials are calling for calm as they prepare to release body camera video on Friday showing the fatal encounter.
CNN:
First on CNN: National Archives asks former presidents and vice presidents to check for classified and presidential documents  —  The National Archives is formally asking former presidents and vice presidents to re-check their personal records for any classified documents or other presidential records …
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed to Use ChatGPT Creator OpenAI to Help Create Some of Its Content  —  CEO Jonah Peretti said publisher would use the technology to make more comprehensive quizzes, interactive content  —  Cheating With ChatGPT: Can an AI Chatbot Pass AP Lit?  —  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  —  Created with sketchtool.
Joe Perticone / Press Pass:
Matt Schlapp allegedly groped a young man—hurting his already dwindling influence  —  Schlapp's lobbying business has cratered.  Now his Republican support is on thin ice.  —  Good afternoon, Press Pass readers!  Today's edition is all about Matt Schlapp, the Republican influence peddler …
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump unveils new education policy loaded with culture war proposals  —  Former President Donald Trump is unveiling a 2024 education policy plan, one focusing heavily on the culture war components that have animated conservatives.  —  The plan, shared in advance with POLITICO …
Lori Rozsa / Washington Post:
Backlash grows against DeSantis decision to block AP African American studies class  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is facing mounting backlash regarding his administration's decision to prohibit an Advanced Placement high school course on African American studies, with Black leaders rallying in the capital …
Tatiana Siegel / Variety:
'I'm Not a Victim': Pamela Anderson Opens Up About Money, Abuse and the ‘Assholes’ Behind ‘Pam & Tommy’  —  On the first day of shooting “Home Improvement” in April 1991, Pamela Anderson emerged from her dressing room on the Walt Disney Studios lot and found series star Tim Allen loitering in the hallway in a bathrobe.
Matt Dixon / Politico:
DeSantis rolls out sweeping criminal justice package  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday outlined a sweeping criminal justice proposal that came packed with changes that have long been politically popular with conservatives, setting up a fight with outmatched Democrats during the 2023 legislative session.
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Potential Biden challenger Marianne Williamson heads to New Hampshire  —  The visit comes as state Democrats warn the ongoing showdown over primary dates “will create an opening for an insurgent candidate” that could embarrass the president  —  Author and activist Marianne Williamson …
Abigail Shrier / Public:
Why Street Prostitution Is Skyrocketing in California  —  “Nine to 21 times a day with different guys?  The body is not made for that.”  —  Writes The Truth Fairy  · Subscribe  —  The following is excerpted from “Predator's Paradise” at City Journal.
Ariel Edwards-Levy / CNN:
CNN Poll: Nearly three-quarters of Americans think House GOP leaders haven't paid enough attention to most important problems  —  Fewer than one-third of Americans believe that House GOP leaders are prioritizing the country's most important issues, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.
Bloomberg:
Giving Four Months' Notice or Paying to Quit Has These Workers Feeling Trapped  —  Last spring, a doctor for Concentra Inc., the leading US occupational health-care company, told his boss he wanted to quit.  The workload of as many as 40 patients a day was too great, and the breaks were too short, he says.
NBC News:
AI wrote a bill to regulate AI.  Now Rep. Ted Lieu wants Congress to pass it.  —  WASHINGTON — One way to get Congress to support regulating artificial intelligence is by using it to write a resolution calling for just that.  —  At least, that's what Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., hopes.
Discussion: Semafor and The Western Journal
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
GOP Rep. Cory Mills hands out dummy grenades to House members  —  Newly elected Rep. Cory Mills (R-Fla.) passed out grenades Thursday to other members of Congress, along with a note on his office letterhead emphasizing that the ordnance was made in Florida.  —  “I am honored to be a part …
Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
Manchin takes aim at Treasury delay for EV tax credit restrictions  —  Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday is introducing legislation to eliminate a delay in adding new restrictions to the consumer tax credit for electric vehicles.  —  The legislation takes aim at a Treasury Department move …
Jonathan Amos / BBC:
Asteroid 2023 BU: Space rock to pass closer than some satellites  —  You definitely shouldn't panic but there is a biggish asteroid about to pass by Earth in the coming hours.  —  About the size of a minibus, the space rock, known as 2023 BU, will whip over the southern tip of South America just after midnight GMT.
 
 
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New York Times:
Senior ISIS Leader in Somalia Killed in U.S. Special Operations Raid
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
House lawmakers launch ‘Congressional Dads Caucus’
Discussion: ABC News and WFLA-TV
Wall Street Journal:
Bed Bath & Beyond Says Banks Have Cut Off Its Credit Lines
Sabrina Eaton / Plain Dealer:
Ex-U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announces his next career move
Ryan Quinn / Inside Higher Ed:
Firing Tenured Faculty, With No Appeal Right
Discussion: Reason
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Chris Pandolfo / Fox News:
Sen. Kennedy stumps Biden nominee with basic questions about the Constitution
Dan Bilefsky / New York Times:
Move Over Moses and Zoroaster: Manhattan Has a New Female Lawgiver
Stephania Taladrid / New Yorker:
The Democratic Party's Political Gift to Ron DeSantis
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Republicans demand spending cuts to lift the debt limit. They won't say what to cut.