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5:45 PM ET, January 28, 2023

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Michael Graham / NH Journal:
EXCLUSIVE: NHJournal Poll Finds NHGOP Divided on Trump '24  —  If Republicans want to win New Hampshire's electoral votes for just the second time since 1988, there is a GOP candidate who handily beats President Joe Biden in Granite State polling.  —  Gov. Chris Sununu.
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Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
Trump makes his first big move in New Hampshire  —  SALEM, N.H. — Former President Donald Trump is tapping outgoing New Hampshire GOP Chair Stephen Stepanek to help oversee his operation in the first-in-the-nation primary state as he pushes back against criticism that his campaign is off to a slow start.
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Former CIA spy and GOP Congressman Will Hurd addresses rumors of 2024 presidential run  —  From the CIA to the White House?  A former undercover spy hints at running for president with a trip to a key primary state  —  Will Hurd slams Biden for neglecting Title IX use at border: This is ‘baffling’ to me
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
Trump Tries a New Campaign Tack: Small-Scale  —  At two events on Saturday, Donald J. Trump is embracing more traditional campaigning as he struggles to maintain support for his third White House bid.  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Donald J. Trump campaigned during his first presidential race …
Hannah Knowles / Washington Post:
DeSantis advisers prepare for potential presidential run, explore staff options
Discussion: Florida Politics and HotAir
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Washington Post:
Retired Gen. Pavel defeats billionaire Babis in Czech election  —  PRAGUE — A former general defeated a billionaire former prime minister on Saturday in the Czech Republic's presidential election — seen by some as a contest between constitutional democracy and populism, with Russia's war in Ukraine in the background.
Pfizer:
Pfizer Responds to Research Claims  —  New York, N.Y., January 27, 2023 - Allegations have recently been made related to gain of function and directed evolution research at Pfizer and the company would like to set the record straight.  —  In the ongoing development of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine …
Amber Lee / KTVU-TV:
DePape in bizarre phone call to KTVU says he should have been ‘more prepared’  —  David DePape called the KTVU newsroom Friday, the same day a superior court judge ordered video of the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi to be released.  He told our reporter he had an important message.
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Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Paul Pelosi Will Probably Have to Wait on That Apology From the Right-Wing Media
Rebecca Davis O'Brien / New York Times:
How an Oligarch May Have Recruited the F.B.I. Agent Who Investigated Him  —  The bureau tried to court Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate, as an informant.  Instead, one of its own top agents may have ended up working for him.  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation tried …
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Politico:
At the Pentagon, push to send F-16s to Ukraine picks up steam  —  A contingent of military officials is quietly pushing the Pentagon to approve sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine to help the country defend itself from Russian missile and drone attacks, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions.
Rebecca Robbins / New York Times:
How a Drug Company Made $114 Billion by Gaming the U.S. Patent System  —  AbbVie for years delayed competition for its blockbuster drug Humira, at the expense of patients and taxpayers.  The monopoly is about to end.  —  In 2016, a blockbuster drug called Humira was poised to become a lot less valuable.
New York Times:
Trump's Evolution in Social-Media Exile: More QAnon, More Extremes  —  The former president, now free to post again on Facebook and Twitter, has increasingly amplified far-right accounts on Truth Social.  Experts on extremism worry that he will bring this approach to a far wider audience.
Van Jones / CNN:
The police who killed Tyre Nichols were Black.  But they might still have been driven by racism  —  Editor's Note: Van Jones is a CNN host, political commentator and the founder of Dream.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to criminal justice reform.  The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
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CNN:
Video shows Tyre Nichols calling for his mother, beaten by officers now charged in his death
Paul Stark / LifeNews.com:
Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth By 1 Vote  —  The Minnesota Senate today passed a bill to enshrine in Minnesota law a right to abortion without limits at any time during pregnancy.  Senators approved the bill, H.F. 1, by just a one-vote margin, 34-33.
Discussion: Fox News
MSN:
A leaked internal message appears to show Elon Musk ordered Twitter staff to suspend a left-wing activist's account  — Anti-fascist activist Chad Loder's Twitter account was suspended in November 2022.  — A leaked internal Twitter message suggests Elon Musk directly ordered the suspension.
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
U.S. general warns troops that war with China is possible in two years  —  Gen. Michael A. Minihan, who oversees the Air Force's fleet of transport and refueling aircraft, cited the 2024 presidential elections in Taiwan and the United States as part of his rationale
Discussion: UPI
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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’
 
 
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The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on Tyre Nichols
 

 
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple and OpenAI are preparing a major announcement of their partnership at WWDC; the new AirTag with a better chip is scheduled to arrive by mid-2025

Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
OpenAI pauses the use of the Sky voice in ChatGPT after users said it sounded too much like Scarlett Johansson, says voice was not chosen to be an “imitation”

Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Neuralink gets US FDA approval to implant its brain chip in a second person; source: FDA signed off on proposed fixes like embedding wires deeper into the brain

 
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