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11:45 AM ET, February 4, 2023

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Lily Kuo / Washington Post:
China rushes to cap damage over suspected spy balloon as Blinken delays trip  —  Beijing on Saturday offered a subdued rebuttal to Washington's decision to delay a high-level visit after a suspected Chinese spy balloon was discovered hovering over the United States, derailing China's recent efforts …
New York Times:
Blinken Cancels China Trip After Spy Balloon Detected Over U.S.
Lee Hudson / Politico:
It's 2023. Why are militaries still using spy balloons?
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
GOP Rep Warns That Chinese Balloon May Have ‘Bioweapons’ From ‘Wuhan’
NBC News:
Chinese spy balloon could ‘cause civilian injuries or deaths’ or ‘significant’ damage if shot down, Pentagon says
Fox News:
Pentagon says another Chinese spy balloon is traveling over Latin America
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Exclusive: Supreme Court justices used personal emails for work and ‘burn bags’ were left open in hallways, sources say  —  Long before the leak of a draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade, some Supreme Court justices often used personal email accounts for sensitive transmissions instead …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
Bloomberg:
Forget Trump, Democrats Are Preparing Ways to Beat a DeSantis Campaign  —  Democrats are unfazed, even giddy about a possible 2024 rematch between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump.  But the prospect of facing upstart Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is prompting whispers of angst within Democratic circles.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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New York Times:
Democrats, Seeing a Weaker Trump, Are Falling in Line Behind Biden  —  Concerns about the president's age are being overcome by enthusiasm about his record so far, optimism about the G.O.P. field — and the absence of better options.  —  PHILADELPHIA — Nine months ago …
Washington Post:
Biden's State of the Union address to take aim at Silicon Valley  —  As critical legislation has stalled in Congress, the president plans to call on Republicans and Democrats to work together to regulate the industry  —  President Biden plans to call for tougher regulation of Silicon Valley …
Andrew Weissmann / Washington Post:
An insider's critical view of an investigation of Donald Trump  —  Mark Pomerantz's ‘People vs. Donald Trump’ lands as the Manhattan district attorney's office moves forward on work that could lead to criminal charges against the ex-president  —  In February 2022, Mark Pomerantz was a lead attorney …
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Duncan Campbell / Byline Times:
Russia and the US Press: The Article the CJR Didn't Publish  —  Two and a half years ago, the Columbia Journalism Review refused to publish Duncan Campbell's investigation into The Nation magazine and its apparent support for Vladimir Putin.  It is published here in full
David Siders / Politico:
Dianne Feinstein's extremely awkward, very uncomfortable exit from the political stage  —  LOS ANGELES — Several of her House colleagues are already running for her Senate seat.  She isn't raising real money.  And it's so widely assumed that Sen. Dianne Feinstein is on her way out that Nancy Pelosi …
Discussion: The Atlantic
S.V. Date / HuffPost:
Much-Touted Trump Era Fundraising Platform WinRed Lost Millions In Midterm Elections  —  The loss came after Republicans pressured WinRed to lower its costs after complaints that the company generated millions for a handful of investors in 2020.  —  WASHINGTON — The GOP's much-touted …
Philip Marcelo / Associated Press:
Florida weighs mandating menstrual cycle details for female athletes  —  CLAIM: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is requiring all female student-athletes in the state to provide detailed information about their periods in order to compete in organized sports.  —  AP'S ASSESSMENT: False.
Tom Lee:
fake tags are a real problem  —  As a bicyclist I am always ready to believe the worst about drivers.  Drivers are why I'm woken up by gunning engines in the middle of the night.  Drivers are why I have titanium screwed into my collarbone.  Drivers!  That I bring my children to school …
Annie Linskey / Wall Street Journal:
Classified-Documents Probe Highlights Biden Family's Deep Ties to Penn  —  Long before the Penn Biden Center, the family and the Ivy League school cultivated a close relationship that benefited both sides  —  The discovery of classified documents from Joe Biden's vice presidency …
Discussion: Fox News
Wall Street Journal:
China Aids Russia's War in Ukraine, Trade Data Shows  —  Despite sanctions, Moscow equips its jet fighters, submarines and soldiers with help of Chinese companies  —  WASHINGTON—China is providing technology that Moscow's military needs to prosecute the Kremlin's war in Ukraine despite …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Katherine J. Wu / The Atlantic:
I Bought a CO2 Monitor, and It Broke Me  —  I thought I could fix the air quality in my apartment.  I was wrong.  —  A few weeks ago, a three-inch square of plastic and metal began, slowly and steadily, to upend my life.  —  The culprit was my new portable carbon-dioxide monitor …
Discussion: Slashdot and The Stanford Daily
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
American killed in Ukraine was working as humanitarian medic  —  Pete Reed, 33, served as a Marine Corps infantryman in Afghanistan, and then went to work saving lives in Iraq and Ukraine  —  Pete Reed, a humanitarian, paramedic and U.S. Marine Corps veteran who had gone to work …
Jordan Rubin / MSNBC:
Jamie Raskin on why Trump charges are ‘almost inevitable’  —  The Deadline: Legal Blog caught up with Rep. Jamie Raskin to discuss Jan. 6, Trump's impact on the GOP, the Supreme Court and more.  —  Hello, Deadline: Legal Blog readers!  —  I'm excited to report that I had the chance to interview Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., on Friday.
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
Politico:
Judge demands answers after Jan. 6 defendant recants guilt  —  A Jan. 6 defendant's boast in an interview this week that he had no regrets about his role in the Capitol riot — just days after he acknowledged his guilt in a federal courtroom — may upend the man's efforts to resolve the criminal case against him.
Discussion: Yahoo News
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Associated Press:
Sorry, not sorry: Some 1/6 rioters change tune after apology
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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