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11:10 PM ET, January 27, 2023

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Washington Post:
Justice Department asks FEC to stand down as prosecutors probe Santos  —  The request is the clearest sign to date of an active criminal investigation examining the congressman's campaign finances  —  The Justice Department has asked the Federal Election Commission to hold off …
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story, Mediaite and Bloomberg
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Noah Lanard / Mother Jones:
We Tried to Call the Top Donors To George Santos' 2020 Campaign.  Many Don't Seem To Exist.  —  In September 2020, George Santos' congressional campaign reported that Victoria and Jonathan Regor had each contributed $2,800—the maximum amount—to his first bid for a House seat.
New York Times:
Tyre Nichols Live Updates: Memphis to Release ‘Appalling’ Police Video  —  People who have seen the footage say it shows five police officers, who have been fired and charged with murder, beating Mr. Nichols, who died three days later.  His family and officials have called for peaceful protest.
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NBC News:
Tyre Nichols video live updates: Memphis police release bodycam video  —  Coming up: Live coverage as Memphis police release video of Tyre Nichols' arrest … 1m ago / 12:07 AM UTC  —  Biden said he told Tyre Nichols' mother he'll push for bill to prevent police abuse  —  Dennis Romero
NBC News:
Video shows Memphis officers kick, punch and tase Tyre Nichols during fatal encounter  —  Video released by authorities in Memphis Friday shows police officers beating Tyre Nichols after a traffic stop that ended with his hospitalization and death.  —  The four videos released …
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
From Sacramento to Memphis, Tyre Nichols Cut His Own Path  —  Social media posts show that Mr. Nichols harbored a mistrust of prevailing government and economic systems, yet, a friend says, he also considered trying to change policing from the inside.  —  Before Tyre Nichols moved to Memphis …
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Biden speaks to parents of Tyre Nichols ahead of expected video release
Rolling Stone:
Trump's Killing Spree: The Inside Story of His Race to Execute Every Prisoner He Could  —  Before 2020, there had been three federal executions in 60 years.  Then Trump put 13 people to death in six months … N THE FINAL moments of Brandon Bernard's life, before he was executed …
Discussion: Vox, Vanity Fair and Raw Story
Jack Forrest / CNN:
Court releases video of attack on Paul Pelosi  —  San Francisco Superior Court on Friday released video and audio recorded during last year's attack on Paul Pelosi after a California court ruled the district attorney's office must make the materials public.  —  CNN has obtained the CD containing …
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Washington Post:
Judge releases evidence, video footage in attack on Paul Pelosi
Houston Keene / Fox News:
David DePape breaking into Pelosi home captured on US Capitol Police surveillance footage
Rachel Olding / The Daily Beast:
Enraged Ex-Lover Tipped Off FBI to Top Official Accused of Helping Russia  —  HELL HATH NO FURY  —  The angry ex-lover of the FBI's former New York counterintelligence chief claims she tipped the feds off to some of his misdeeds before his arrest last week.
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Mattathias Schwartz / Insider:   Exclusive: Inside the extramarital affair and cash-fueled double life of Charles McGonigal, the FBI spy hunter charged with taking Russian money
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Stuart A. Thompson / New York Times:
On Trump's Social Network: Ads for Miracle Cures, Scams and Fake Merchandise
NBC News:
Man sentenced to over 6 years in the Jan. 6 assault on Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick  —  Julian Khater admitted to spraying Sicknick and another officer with a chemical irritant.  Sicknick died a day after the riot of natural causes, which Capitol Police said was in the line of duty.
Discussion: Bloomberg, CNN and Politico
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CBS News:
Jan. 6 rioter who admitted to spraying Officer Brian Sicknick sentenced to more than 6 years in prison
Emanuel Fabian / The Times of Israel:
Palestinian terrorist shoots 7 dead in ‘murderous rampage’ at Jerusalem synagogue  —  Police kill the lone gunman, who fled scene of Shabbat eve attack in Neve Yaakov neighborhood, opened fire on officers; celebrations held in West Bank, Gaza  —  Seven people were shot and killed …
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Gadi Zaig / Jerusalem Post:
Jerusalem synagogue killing spree leaves seven dead, three injured
NBC News:
Biden's notebooks among items seized by FBI in Delaware home search  —  Notebooks that President Joe Biden wrote in during his time as vice president are among the items the FBI took from one of his Delaware homes during a search there last week, according to a person familiar with the investigation.
Discussion: Sputnik News
Trent Abrego / Argus Leader:
Former Jones County GOP chairman charged with 3 counts of child pornography  —  Update: This story has been changed to include a comment from the South Dakota GOP.  —  A Lincoln County man has been charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Downtown D.C.'s struggles mount as many workers remain remote  —  As his only tenant was moving out the other day, Anthony Lanier walked through his glass office tower in downtown Washington, all too aware of the looming financial danger he faces.  —  Mortgage payments of about $1 million a month.
Jennifer Cohn / Bucks County Beacon:
Roger Stone Deserves More Scrutiny for His Role in the Events Leading to January 6  —  Political fixer Roger Stone deserves more in depth scrutiny than the bipartisan January 6th Committee could or did provide in its recent 814-page report, which focused primarily on former President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Raw Story
Nate Hochman / National Review:
'You're a Fascist.  Care to Comment?'  —  Some top-notch journalisming from CNN, per Ron DeSantis's press secretary Bryan Griffin:  —  https://twitter.com/bryandgriffin/ status/1618998711887237121  —  The premise in the above request is amazing for a number of reasons.
Douglas London / Just Security:
Rep. Jordan's Dangerous New Panel is Nothing Like the Church Committee  —  Washington is bracing for the impact of the new House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government which is to be led by Rep. Jim Jordan, the incoming chairman of the Judiciary Committee …
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on Tyre Nichols  —  Like so many, I was outraged and deeply pained to see the horrific video of the beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols' death.  It is yet another painful reminder of the profound fear and trauma, the pain, and the exhaustion that Black …
New York Times:
Justice Dept. Announces More Arrests in Plot to Kill Iranian Writer  —  Three men were enlisted to assassinate Masih Alinejad, a human-rights activist in Brooklyn who has criticized Iran's repression of women, the indictment said.  —  The Justice Department has charged three men in a murder …
Associated Press:
Man who claimed he had bomb near Capitol pleads guilty  —  WASHINGTON — A man who caused evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police on Capitol Hill when he claimed he had a bomb in his pickup truck outside the Library of Congress pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of threatening to use an explosive.
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Lane Brown / Curbed:
New Yorkers Never Came ‘Flooding Back.’ Why Did Rents Go Up So Much?  —  Getting to the bottom of a COVID-era real estate mystery.  —  For a minute there, things looked grim for New York City landlords.  The pandemic caused an exodus of such proportions that building owners were forced …
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Not an anomaly: 2020's red states have higher murder rates  —  The murder rates in Trump-voting states from 2020 have exceeded those in Biden-voting states every year since 2000, according to a new analysis by ThirdWay, a center-left think tank. … - Four reliably-red states consistently …
Politico:
AOC in line to become her party's No. 2 on Oversight panel  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to step into a larger role on the House Oversight Committee this Congress, perhaps even its No. 2 Democratic spot.  —  An elevation to the vice ranking member position, while it's not yet final …
NBC News:
Air Force general predicts war with China in 2025, tells officers to prep by firing ‘a clip’ at a target, and ‘aim for the head’  —  “I hope I am wrong.  My gut tells me will fight in 2025,” said Gen. Mike Minihan in a memo sent to the officers he commands and obtained by NBC News.
Discussion: Washington Post
 
 
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Rich Donnelly / WJXX-TV:
Yes, Florida teachers could face third-degree felony for using books, literature in classroom not approved by state
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Politico:
Garcetti, you're still here?  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook …
Steve Inskeep / NPR:
Hakeem Jeffries says Democrats won't pay a ‘ransom note’ to GOP over debt ceiling
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Bloomberg
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
New fears about Ron DeSantis's book crackdowns show his odious game
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Natalie Allison / Politico:
Ronna McDaniel wins RNC chair race that grew very messy by the end
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