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9:15 AM ET, January 30, 2023

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Politico:
Schumer plots debt ceiling course against McCarthy: 'We'll win'  —  Chuck Schumer, as he's known to do, is talking a lot these days.  And it's all aimed at Kevin McCarthy.  —  The Senate majority leader is directing heat at the new House GOP majority on the daily, casting McCarthy's conference …
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Caitlin Emma / Politico:
House GOP grits its teeth for the ‘big lift’: A budget battle  —  Debt ceiling negotiations are struck in limbo, as House Republicans demand severe spending cuts without saying where they'd start.  Pretty soon, though, their hands will be forced.  —  GOP lawmakers say they're committed …
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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The Daily Beast:
How the Trump Document Scandal Became a Congressional Pissing Match  —  Lawmakers wanted a briefing assessing the damage of former President Donald Trump mishandling classified documents.  Then politics happened. … When classified documents were found at former President Donald Trump's mansion …
Discussion: Raw Story and NBC News
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The NYT should tell readers whether it helped crooked FBI agents get Trump elected in 2016
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Public equally concerned about Biden, Trump classified documents, new poll finds
BBC:
Ukraine: Boris Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike  —  Boris Johnson has said Vladimir Putin threatened him with a missile strike in an “extraordinary” phone call in the run-up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  —  The then-prime minister said Mr Putin told him it “would only take a minute”.
Susannah Luthi / Washington Free Beacon:
Gavin Newsom's Wife Rakes in Cash Charging California Public Schools To Screen Her Woke Movies … California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D.) wife has charged the state's public schools as much as $1.5 million to screen her documentaries on “gender justice” and “corporate exploitation.”
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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McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
Waiting for a Deus Ex Machina End to the Trump Era  —  Press them hard enough, and most Republican officials—even the ones with MAGA hats in their closets and Mar-a-Lago selfies in their Twitter avatar—will privately admit that Donald Trump has become a problem.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and CNN
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Matt Dixon / Politico:
Meet Ron DeSantis' inner circle  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is easily one of the most recognizable names in American politics today.  —  He won reelection by historic margins, stumped for candidates across the country during the 2022 election cycle and is widely expected to run for the presidency.
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
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 …
Mick Ryan / Futura Doctrina:
All Roads Lead to Crimea  —  Will it be the Last Campaign?  —  We will restore the normality of life in the territory of Donbas and Crimea, which were illegally occupied in 2014 and have been brought to the point of disaster by the occupiers over the time that has passed.
Discussion: Byline Times, Insider and Politico
David Firestone / New York Times:
Bill Barr's Image Rehab Is Kaput  —  Former Attorney General William Barr has spent the last year in a desperate salvage operation for what's left of his legal and ethical reputation.  During his 22 months in office, he allowed his Justice Department to become a personal protection racket for his boss …
Emily Brooks / The Hill:
What three hard-line conservatives plan to do with their seats on the Rules Committee  —  The addition of Republican Reps. Chip Roy (Texas), Ralph Norman (S.C.), and Thomas Massie (Ky.) to the House Rules Committee — one of the concessions from Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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James Sasso / New York Times:
Donald Trump Isn't the Only One to Blame for the Capitol Riot. I'd Know.
Discussion: Can We Still Govern? and Raw Story
Primrose Riordan / Financial Times:
China targets consumption in bid to drive growth
Deborah Haynes / Sky News:
US general warns British Army no longer top-level fighting force, defence sources reveal
Discussion: The Defense Post and Fox News
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McCarthy optimistic about agreement with Biden on debt ceiling
 

 
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