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12:50 PM ET, February 3, 2023

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Lauren Kaori Gurley / Washington Post:
Employers added 517,000 jobs in January, astonishing labor market growth  —  January marked the 25th straight month of solid job growth, and the unemployment rate edged down to a new low of 3.4 percent.  —  The labor market shattered expectations in January, as the economy added 517,000 jobs …
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Strong hiring hints at more work ahead for the Fed, but wages cool.  —  Pace of U.S. Hiring Surges Unexpectedly … U.S. employers added 517,000 jobs in January.  —  The American labor market unleashed a burst of hiring in January, producing another wave of robust job growth even as interest rates continue to rise.
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Jobs report shows increase of 517,000 in January, crushing estimates, as unemployment rate hit 53-year low  — The January jobs report showed nonfarm payrolls increased by 517,000, far higher than the 187,000 market estimate.  — The unemployment rate fell to 3.4% versus the estimate for 3.6%.
Discussion: NBC News, The Hill, USA Today and Mediaite
David Harrison / Wall Street Journal:
Jobs Report to Show Whether Labor Market Cooling Extended Into January  —  U.S. added 517,000 jobs in January, snapping five-month string of slowing employment growth  —  White-Collar Recession: Why Job Cuts Are Hitting Professional Workers  —  Created with sketchtool.
Washington Post:
Blinken postpones China trip as suspected spy balloon detected over U.S.  —  Hours before the secretary of state was scheduled to depart for Beijing, the diplomatic visit was called off  —  President Biden postponed his top diplomat's first official trip to China on Friday in response …
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Bloomberg:
US to Postpone Blinken's Visit to China Over Its Spy Balloon  —  The Biden administration postponed Secretary of State Antony Blinken's upcoming trip to Beijing after detecting a Chinese surveillance balloon that was lingering at high altitude over sensitive nuclear sites in Montana.
U.S. Department of Defense:
DoD Statement on High-Altitude Surveillance Balloon  —  Attributed to Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder:  —  The United States Government has detected and is tracking a high altitude surveillance balloon that is over the continental United States right now.
CNN:
Blinken postpones trip to Beijing after Chinese spy balloon spotted over US, officials say  —  US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed his upcoming trip to China in response to the flying of a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the United States, according to two US officials.
Joseph Trevithick / The Drive:
China's Spy Balloon Over Montana Is Part Of A Larger, More Troubling Pattern
Vivian Salama / Wall Street Journal:
Blinken Trip to China Postponed After Spy Balloon Spotted Over U.S.
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Fox News
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Republicans rally around conservatives who lost their elections  —  The GOP base lionizes some defeated candidates as wronged warriors and avatars of legitimate grievances  —  Donald Trump — the former Republican president who lost his 2020 reelection bid — spent last Saturday pinging between …
Discussion: Political Wire
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David Siders / Politico:
The State Where the GOP Would Rather Lose Than Change
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Do They Not Know He'll Betray Them?  —  House Republicans are preparing for a big confrontation …
Discussion: HuffPost
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
House Republicans float one spending cut in a debt ceiling bill: unspent Covid money  —  WASHINGTON — There's no Republican plan, let alone a bill, to resolve the debt ceiling problem.  But some GOP lawmakers are floating one idea to include in a package: rescinding approved but unspent Covid relief funds.
Discussion: New Republic
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Shelby Talcott / Semafor:
A packed 2024 field could hand Donald Trump the nomination.  He still hates it.  —  Republicans opposed to Donald Trump are complaining that a massive pile-up in the 2024 presidential field is set to hand him the nomination.  But you won't see Trump, who has publicly and privately groused …
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Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Hunter Biden Claims His Laptop  —  And asks his dad's government to target his critics.  —  WSJ Opinion: The Biden Classified-Document Payback  —  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  —  Created with sketchtool.  —  1x  —  Hunter Biden did some reckless things, is unhappy people found out, and so is now doing something equally reckless.
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Zach Montellaro / Politico:
All shook up: Why Dems see sliver of opportunity in deep-red Mississippi  —  Republicans have had a lock on the Mississippi governorship for decades.  But Democrats hope that a candidate with one of the most famous last names in America can change that.  —  Democrats are coalescing around …
Discussion: Mississippi Today
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Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Semafor:
Matt Gaetz wants to make poor Americans work for their health care  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz is trying to convince his fellow Republicans to demand new work requirements for Medicaid as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling.  —  The Florida congressman, who has been enjoying new influence within …
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
GOP Rep. Clyde hands out assault-rifle lapel pins to House colleagues  —  By his own acknowledgment, Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.) has been handing out lapel pins shaped like assault rifles to fellow GOP lawmakers — an exercise that comes in the wake of a spate of mass shootings and during …
Washington Post:
Clyburn says Democrats should compromise on policing bill  —  Good morning, Early Birds.  Do you ask people what they do for work?  Do you help strangers parallel park?  Do you put out bowls of cigarettes at the parties you throw (and do you let guests smoke indoors)?  We're dying to know.
Discussion: The Hill
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Confidence in police practices drops to a new low: POLL  —  Just 39% are confident that the police are trained to avoid excessive force.  —  Americans' confidence in how police are trained and their  —  treatment of Black people  —  both have fallen to new lows in an ABC News/Washington Post poll.
Christopher Wilson / Yahoo News:
AOC decries vote to remove Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee  —  Moments before House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over what a resolution said was a series of antisemitic remarks, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. …
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Rachel Oswald / Roll Call:
House votes to remove Omar from Foreign Affairs panel as Democrats cry hypocrisy and ‘racism’
Esfandyar Batmanghelidj / Insight:
Iran Trade Mechanism INSTEX is Shutting Down  —  At the end of January, the board of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) took the decision to liquidate the company.  Established in January 2019 by the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, INSTEX's shareholders later came …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Questioned on Biden documents, his press secretary has only one answer  —  Karine Jean-Pierre, eight months into her tenure as White House press secretary, has frustrated reporters with her inability to shed light on the classified documents probe, raising doubts about her own access.
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OCCRP:
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Theodore B. Olson / Wall Street Journal:
The U.S. Must Resolve the Cases of the Guantanamo Detainees
Nate Hochman / National Review:
A Closer Look at the College Board's Radicalism
Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post:
There's a remedy for Britain's problems: Rejoin the E.U.
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
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Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube Q2 ad revenue grew 13% YoY to $8.66B, vs. $8.93B est.; Google's subscriptions, platforms, and devices unit that includes YouTube TV had revenue of $9.3B

Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
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