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10:20 AM ET, January 30, 2023

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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: Raw Story, Wall Street Journal and CNN
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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
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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David Dayen / American Prospect:   Presidential Document Scandals Should Take Down America's Secrecy Industry
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”.
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
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: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Washington Post:
I wrote about high-priced drugs for years.  Then my toddler needed one.  —  As a health and science reporter, I've studied the maze of U.S. health care.  But when my son got sick, I still got lost.  —  When a salmon-colored rash flared on my 3-year-old son's tummy one afternoon in August, I shrugged it off.
Carl Szabo / Fox News:
Biden is coming for your job  —  New regulations, leftist policies threaten your job and are part of Biden's anti-business agenda  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for January 27  —  The Biden administration is waging war on America's leading job creators.
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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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.
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.”
 
 
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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
Mick Ryan / Futura Doctrina:
All Roads Lead to Crimea
Discussion: Byline Times and Insider
CNN:
Monterey Park hero and Tyre Nichols' family invited to attend State of the Union address
Primrose Riordan / Financial Times:
China targets consumption in bid to drive growth
 Earlier Items: 
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: The Defense Post and Fox 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
David Gilbert / VICE:
Inside a US Neo-Nazi Homeschool Network With Thousands of Members
Discussion: HuffPost
 

 
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Jack Herrera / Columbia Journalism Review:
A profile of Lorena López, the founder and editor of La Prensa de Iowa, an improbably successful Spanish-language paper serving rural farm towns in western Iowa

Catherine Perloff / Adweek:
The Trade Desk threatens to demonetize Yahoo video ad inventory, saying Yahoo had misrepresented inventory as “in-stream”; Yahoo says it's working on changes

 
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