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8:30 PM ET, January 28, 2023

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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump kicks off his 2024 campaign: ‘We are at the brink of World War III’  —  Donald Trump took aim at President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, U.S. foreign policy and undocumented immigrants Saturday as he kicked off his bid for a return to the White House with campaign stops in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
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Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump hits DeSantis: He's a Covid skeptic phony  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Since announcing in November, Donald Trump had an unconventional start to his third presidential campaign: He did not campaign at all.  —  That's now changing, and part of the reason the former president is holding …
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and ABC News
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.
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Former CIA spy and GOP Congressman Will Hurd addresses rumors of 2024 presidential run
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
Trump makes his first big move in New Hampshire
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 …
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.
Mark McGivern / Daily Record:
New trans prisoner storm looms for Nicola Sturgeon over transfer of violent stalker Tiffany Scott  —  Nicola Sturgeon faces another trans storm after a decision was made to house one of Scotland's most violent prisoners in a women's jail.  The Record can reveal that volatile Tiffany Scott …
Discussion: Fox News and Breitbart
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Hunter Biden converted Delaware house with classified documents into home office  —  Hunter Biden apparently turned his father's Wilmington, Del. mansion into a high-powered and possibly compromised home office, wheeling and dealing with some of the same nations whose names have turned …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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
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
 
 
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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
A look at the growing popularity of Tubi as streaming prices rise; Nielsen: May was Tubi's most-watched month ever, with an average of 1M viewers, up 46% YoY

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