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11:55 PM ET, January 29, 2023

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New York Times:
71 Commands in 13 Minutes: Officers Gave Tyre Nichols Impossible Orders  —  A Times analysis found that officers gave dozens of contradictory and unachievable orders to Mr. Nichols.  The punishment was severe — and eventually fatal.  —  Police officers unleashed a barrage of commands that were confusing …
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David Cohen / Politico:
Time for ‘national conversation’ on policing, Durbin says
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
DOJ tells senators it is working to satisfy Trump and Biden document demands without harming special counsel probes  —  The Justice Department has told lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee that it is working to satisfy their demands for information about classified documents found …
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CBS News:   Public sees Biden cooperating with documents investigation; job approval remains unchanged — CBS News poll
David Gilbert / VICE:
Inside a US Neo-Nazi Homeschool Network With Thousands of Members  —  A Ohio couple has been unmasked as leaders of the neo-Nazi “Dissident Homeschool” Telegram channel that distributes lesson plans to 2,400 members.  —  David Gilbert  —  Earlier this month, while the rest of the country …
Discussion: HuffPost
Wall Street Journal:
Israel Strikes Iran Amid New International Push to Contain Tehran  —  Israeli, American officials discuss new ways to combat Iranian operations  —  Israel carried out a drone strike targeting a defense compound in Iran, as the U.S. and Israel look for new ways to contain Tehran's nuclear …
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Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The NYT should tell readers whether it helped crooked FBI agents get Trump elected in 2016  —  It was arguably the most consequential “October Surprise” in the history of American presidential elections.  In the waning days of the 2016 race, with polls showing Hillary Clinton clinging to a lead …
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
Deborah Haynes / Sky News:
US general warns British Army no longer top-level fighting force, defence sources reveal  —  Rishi Sunak risks failing in his role as “wartime prime minister” unless he takes urgent action given the growing security threat posed by Vladimir Putin, it has been warned, with calls for a significant hike in spending.
Discussion: Fox News
Benjamin Guggenheim / Politico:
GOP national sales tax talk backfires, as Dems see political gold  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has backed his fellow Republicans into a corner with one of the promises he made to his far-right flank to land his job: opening the door to considering fringe legislation that would replace …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Daily and Althouse
CNN:
New Hampshire GOP governor says he's considering 2024 White House bid  —  GOP Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire said Sunday he is considering a White House bid in 2024, citing the Granite State's “live free or die” spirit as a model for the Republican Party.
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Stephen Neukam / The Hill:
Sununu predicts DeSantis ‘probably’ tops Trump in 2024 GOP New Hampshire primary
Primrose Riordan / Financial Times:
China targets consumption in bid to drive growth  —  Analysts hope abandonment of zero-Covid policies will unleash flood of consumer spending  —  The Chinese government has vowed to make consumption the “main driving force” of the economy as hope grows that Beijing's abandonment …
New York Times:
Molotov Cocktail Hurled at a New Jersey Synagogue, Police Say  —  Officials said a man in a ski mask early on Sunday lit a Molotov cocktail and threw it at the front door of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, N.J. The building was undamaged.  —  A man wearing a ski mask lit the wick …
Associated Press:
The Half Moon Bay shooting was prompted by a $100 repair bill, local prosecutor says  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A farmworker charged with killing seven people at two Half Moon Bay mushroom farms reportedly told investigators he was spurred to carry out the shootings after his supervisor demanded …
Robert Draper / New York Times:
Matt Gaetz, Political Arsonist, Has New Powers.  What Will He Do With Them?  —  “I am not some ‘Lord of the Flies’ nihilist,” said the far-right congressman and chief tormentor of Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  —  WASHINGTON — The night before the start of a humiliating and historic five …
Olivia Olander / Politico:
McCarthy optimistic about agreement with Biden on debt ceiling  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Sunday he thinks President Joe Biden will come to an agreement with him regarding the debt ceiling, despite the Biden administration's previous assertions that they wouldn't negotiate with House Republicans on the issue.
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Never again: How a ‘lesson of 2011’ shaped Biden's no-negotiation stance on debt limit  —  The Obama-Biden White House agreed to negotiate with Republicans on the debt ceiling.  It brought the U.S. economy to the brink of disaster — and the president and vice president vowed to change their posture.
 
 
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