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9:55 AM ET, January 28, 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 …
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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.
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
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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 …
New York Times:
Fatal beating in Memphis echoes other deadly traffic stops analyzed by The Times.  —  The footage shows the Memphis police kicking, punching and using a baton on the 29-year-old Black man, who died days later.  Five officers were fired and charged with murder.  —  Pinned
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.
CNN:
Video shows Tyre Nichols calling for his mother, beaten by officers now charged in his death
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  —  Former President Donald Trump is tapping outgoing New Hampshire GOP Chair Stephen Stepanek to help oversee his campaign in the first-in-the-nation primary state, according to a person with direct knowledge of the hire.
Associated Press:
New York should pay Cuomo's legal fees in suit, judge rules  —  New York state should pay former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's legal bills as he defends himself against a lawsuit accusing him of sexually harassing a state trooper, a judge ruled Friday.  Cuomo, who resigned in 2021 amid sexual harassment allegations …
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Priscilla DeGregory / New York Post:
Andrew Cuomo gets NY-funded defense in trooper sex harass suit, judge rules
Discussion: Washington Examiner
CBS News:
Jan. 6 rioter who admitted to spraying Officer Brian Sicknick sentenced to more than 6 years in prison  —  Washington - The New Jersey man who admitted to spraying U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with pepper spray during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack was sentenced to 80 months …
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NBC News:
Man sentenced to over 6 years in the Jan. 6 assault on Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick
Discussion: Bloomberg, CNN and Politico
Courier-Journal:
Holocaust Remembrance Day is a time to remember more than one atrocity  —  International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 is not just a reminder of the six million Eastern European Jews who were rounded up and murdered between 1941 to 1945.  As one Louisville rabbi recently said …
Discussion: CT Mirror
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: The Hill and Washington Post
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: New York Post
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.
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.
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 …
Gadi Zaig / Jerusalem Post:
Jerusalem synagogue killing spree leaves seven dead, three injured  —  Netanyahu: ‘I call on citizens not to take the law into their own hands, for that we have an army and police’  —  At least seven people were killed and another three injured in a terror attack at a synagogue …
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Emanuel Fabian / The Times of Israel:
Palestinian terrorist shoots 7 dead in ‘murderous rampage’ at Jerusalem synagogue
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
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
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 …
Washington Post:
Judge releases evidence, video footage in attack on Paul Pelosi  —  Police body-camera video showing the October attack on the husband of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), along with audio of Paul Pelosi's 911 call, were made public Friday, revealing footage of the moment he was bludgeoned by a hammer-wielding intruder looking for his wife.
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Houston Keene / Fox News:
David DePape breaking into Pelosi home captured on US Capitol Police surveillance footage
 
 
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Meghan Faulkner / CREW:
Companies pledged support for abortion access. Then they gave to the Alabama AG looking to prosecute people who take abortion pills.
Rich Donnelly / WJXX-TV:
Yes, Florida teachers could face third-degree felony for using books, literature in classroom not approved by state
Discussion: KPLC-TV
Politico:
Garcetti, you're still here?  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook …
Discussion: HotAir
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Downtown D.C.'s struggles mount as many workers remain remote
Steve Inskeep / NPR:
Hakeem Jeffries says Democrats won't pay a ‘ransom note’ to GOP over debt ceiling
Discussion: Newsbusters and PoliticusUSA
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
New fears about Ron DeSantis's book crackdowns show his odious game
Discussion: Jacobin and Raw Story
New York Times:
Justice Dept. Announces More Arrests in Plot to Kill Iranian Writer
Douglas London / Just Security:
Rep. Jordan's Dangerous New Panel is Nothing Like the Church Committee
Natalie Allison / Politico:
Ronna McDaniel wins RNC chair race that grew very messy by the end
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