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11:55 AM ET, January 30, 2023

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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: NBC News and Raw Story
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David Dayen / American Prospect:
Presidential Document Scandals Should Take Down America's Secrecy Industry
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
Washington Post:
Black Memphis police spark dialogue on systemic racism in the U.S.  —  MEMPHIS — For the mother of Tyre Nichols, the fact that five Memphis police officers charged with beating her son are also Black has compounded her sorrow as she tries to cope with his violent death at age 29.
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CNN:
Monterey Park hero and Tyre Nichols' family invited to attend State of the Union address
Associated Press:
Trump investigations: Georgia prosecutor ups anticipation  —  Former President Donald Trump and his allies have been put on notice by a prosecutor, but the warning didn't come from anyone at the Justice Department.  It was from a Georgia prosecutor who indicated she was likely …
Discussion: Raw Story and Los Angeles Times
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McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
Republicans' 2024 Magical Thinking
Discussion: Insider and New York Times
CNN:
New Hampshire GOP governor says he's considering 2024 White House bid
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 …
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
More Cite Gov't as Top U.S. Problem; Inflation Ranks Second  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — More Americans name the government as the nation's top problem in Gallup's latest poll, which encompassed the rocky start of the 118th Congress' term.  With high prices persisting, inflation remains the second …
Kory Grow / Rolling Stone:
Marilyn Manson Sued for Sexual Assault of a Minor  —  Musician's former labels Interscope and Nothing Records also named as defendants in first suit to focus on alleged sex crimes from early in singer's career  —  MARILYN MANSON ALLEGEDLY groomed and sexually assaulted an underage girl multiple times …
Discussion: Jezebel
Politico:
Meadows ally set to plead guilty for illegal campaign finance contribution  —  A family friend of Mark Meadows has agreed to plead guillty to accepting an illegal campaign contribution during an ill-fated 2020 run to succeed the former Trump White House chief of staff in Congress, according to newly-released court papers.
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Inside the audacious new scheme to erase LGBTQ people from Michigan schools  —  A newly-formed conservative group is launching a brazen plan to remake Michigan public schools — using aggressive legal action to effectively mandate the erasure of LGBTQ people.
James Sasso / New York Times:
Donald Trump Isn't the Only One to Blame for the Capitol Riot.  I'd Know.  —  I spent 12 months holed up in a windowless cubical den or locked in my home office investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol and working on a report that my fellow investigators and I thought would blow open the story.
Discussion: Can We Still Govern? and Raw Story
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
CNN boss Chris Licht on restoring trust and why he deleted his Twitter account  —  Slumping ratings, cost-cutting, show cancellations and — comedy?  —  The path of CNN has been a bit rocky since it became part of Warner Bros. Discovery last year and the parent company's chief executive …
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”.
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
TikTok's Chief to Testify Before Congress in March  —  Republicans are expected to use hearing to highlight security and privacy concerns over video app  —  How TikTok Could Become a U.S. Company  —  Created with sketchtool. … 1x  —  TikTok's chief executive has agreed to appear …
 
 
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Bryan Metzger / Insider:
Republicans are mostly ignoring a $9.4 million sexual assault lawsuit against the Trump-aligned head of CPAC
Junaid Kathju / NBC News:
U.S. arms left in Afghanistan are turning up in a different conflict
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
Declaring Emergencies and Banning ‘Latinx’: First Acts for 9 New Governors
Discussion: Althouse
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Washington Post:
I wrote about high-priced drugs for years. Then my toddler needed one.
Carl Szabo / Fox News:
Biden is coming for your job
Mick Ryan / Futura Doctrina:
All Roads Lead to Crimea
Discussion: Byline Times and Insider
Emily Brooks / The Hill:
What three hard-line conservatives plan to do with their seats on the Rules Committee
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
Susannah Luthi / Washington Free Beacon:
Gavin Newsom's Wife Rakes in Cash Charging California Public Schools To Screen Her Woke Movies
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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China targets consumption in bid to drive growth
Robert Draper / New York Times:
Matt Gaetz, Political Arsonist, Has New Powers. What Will He Do With Them?
Deborah Haynes / Sky News:
US general warns British Army no longer top-level fighting force, defence sources reveal
Discussion: Fox News and The Defense Post
New York Times:
Molotov Cocktail Hurled at a New Jersey Synagogue, Police Say
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
David Gilbert / VICE:
Inside a US Neo-Nazi Homeschool Network With Thousands of Members
Discussion: HuffPost