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2:15 AM ET, January 27, 2023

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CNN:
First on CNN: National Archives asks former presidents and vice presidents to check for classified and presidential documents
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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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.
Stanley Kurtz / National Review:
Pritzker Demands Black Queer History in AP African-American Studies  —  In an unprecedented development filled with implications for American education, Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker is now demanding that “the role played by Black queer Americans” be included in the College Board's soon …
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Lori Rozsa / Washington Post:
Backlash grows against DeSantis decision to block AP African American studies class
Jared Szuba / Al-Monitor:
Senior Islamic State leader killed in US raid in Somalia  —  Bilal al-Sudani, “a key operator and global facilitator for IS' global network,” died along with 10 companions in a firefight with US forces in a cave complex last night, Biden administration officials said.
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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 …
Discussion: Political Wire
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: New York Post and Mediaite
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.
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Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
DeSantis wades into RNC race: ‘I like what Harmeet Dhillon has said’
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 …
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 …
Mariana Alfaro / Washington Post:
Calif. seeks to disbar Trump adviser John Eastman over Jan. 6 charges  —  The State Bar of California intends to seek the disbarment of former president Donald Trump's election attorney John Eastman for his role in trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Rolling Stone:
New MAGA Push: Defund the Government, It's Too Woke  —  Republicans are embracing a Trumpist policy wonk's strategy to make the debt-ceiling fight all about social justice, not Social Security. … It's way too “woke.”  —  That's the message from Russell Vought — a hard-right policy wonk …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Kavanaugh touts ‘great relations’ among justices on divided Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON — Conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh said the Supreme Court is not as divided as members of the public might think, praising his liberal colleagues and highlighting rulings in which the justices …
Discussion: CNN, Bloomberg, Reason and Political Wire
Rolling Stone:
‘American Taliban’ Was Ordered Not to Meet With Extremists.  He Did Anyway  —  John Walker Lindh was supposed to steer clear of extremists while out on supervised release but the FBI spotted him hanging out with a convicted ISIS supporter … Lindh, who reportedly maintained his support …
Discussion: CNN, Associated Press and Fox News
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 …
CNN:
Former Trump DHS official Ken Cuccinelli testifying in grand jury investigation around 2020 election interference  —  Former Trump-era Department of Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli is testifying before a federal grand jury in Washington, DC, on Thursday.
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
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.
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 …
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.
Philip Lenczycki / The Daily Caller:
Dem Rep Who Opposed New China Committee Serves On Non-Profit That Shares Staff With Alleged Chinese Intel Front Groups  —  A Democratic congresswoman serves on a non-profit which has shared multiple personnel with alleged Chinese intelligence front groups, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.
Discussion: Breitbart
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
DirecTV Adds Another Right-Wing Network After Dumping Newsmax  —  The TV provider added a network starring firebrands like Dana Loesch and Bill O'Reilly, flying in the face of right-wing claims that DirecTV “silences” conservatives.  —  Amid cries from Republicans that DirecTV …
Bloomberg:
Adam Schiff Took On Donald Trump.  Now He's Stepping Into California's Senate Race  —  Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democrats' calm, stern lead prosecutor during the first impeachment trial of Donald Trump, said Thursday he'll try to succeed Californian Dianne Feinstein in the Senate.
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Wall Street Journal:
Bed Bath & Beyond Says Banks Have Cut Off Its Credit Lines  —  Retailer says it doesn't have funds to repay credit lines as it prepares for potential bankruptcy filing
 
 
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