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8:25 PM ET, February 7, 2023

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New York Times:
Memphis Officer Texted Photo of Tyre Nichols After Beating, New Documents Show  —  The revelation came in Memphis police documents related to the firing of five officers who have been charged with murder in Mr. Nichols's death.  —  MEMPHIS — As Tyre Nichols sat propped against a police car …
Politico:
Playbook: Inside Biden's high-road SOTU  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  DeSANTIS DOWNLOAD — Two new stories offer further evidence that Florida Gov. RON DeSANTIS is moving deliberately toward a run for the Republican presidential nomination.
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The White House:
The White House Announces Guest List for the First Lady's Box for the 2023 State of the Union Address  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - First Lady Jill Biden will welcome guests to join her in the viewing box for President Biden's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Rep. Boebert suggests God used her to stand up to McCarthy
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Peter Nicholas / NBC News:
White House aides keep trying to torch the State of the Union address. Presidents keep getting in the way.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Biden to issue direct challenge to GOP for bipartisan cooperation
Washington Post:
In his SOTU, Biden will call for plugging gaps in his health policies
Associated Press:
Bono, a shooting hero, Nichols' family members to join Biden
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Biden's a Great President. He Should Not Run Again.
Washington Post:
Chinese balloon part of vast aerial surveillance program, U.S. says  —  Spy balloon effort operates in Hainan province off China's south coast and has for years collected information on military assets in several countries, officials said  —  The U.S. intelligence community has linked …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Jim Jordan is about to lead Republicans into a dangerous trap  —  House Republicans are planning a long-running extravaganza of hearings designed to dramatize the notion that the “deep state” is persecuting conservatives.  In one sense, this will find a receptive audience …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Raw Story
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
New images of the Chinese balloon recovery show the closest glimpse yet  —  U.S. service members have recovered substantial remnants of the Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down over the Atlantic on Saturday, according to newly released photos that provided the closest glimpse yet of the craft.
Tom Cotton / Wall Street Journal:
The American Case for Supporting Ukraine  —  The U.S. can back its allies and send a message to the Chinese, without sparking a wider war in Europe.  —  WSJ Opinion: The Big Tanks Are Going to Ukraine  —  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  —  Created with sketchtool.  —  After years of observing Russian leaders …
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CNN:
Santos' unusual $199.99 campaign expenses are putting scrutiny on his longtime treasurer  —  In the fall of 2020, then-New York Rep. Lee Zeldin's campaign submitted a report to federal regulators with a series of unusual expenses: 21 payments on a single day of exactly $199.99 each.
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Manu Raju / CNN:
Santos expected to face House ethics committee probe
Tara Copp / Associated Press:
Air Force leader's spouse shot at intruder in base breach  —  The intruder who breached Joint Base Andrews, the home of Air Force One, reached the residence of one of the Air Force's top leaders before her spouse opened fire, the air base said Tuesday.  Chief Master Sergeant …
Warren Rojas / Insider:
Matt Gaetz lands a spot on Judiciary's new ‘weaponization’ subcommittee after curious swap by GOP leaders  — Matt Gaetz is now on the Judiciary subcommittee panel he championed during the Speaker vote fight.  — He's replacing Rep. Chip Roy who just landed a spot on the House Budget Committee.
Discussion: NBC News
Slate:
Why the Stormy Daniels Charges Might Actually Reach Trump This Time  —  A criminal investigation of former President Donald Trump that is now being restarted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, and also discussed in a new book by one of his former prosecutors, Mark Pomerantz …
Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
Cringey 23-Year-Old Mayor Quotes Steve Jobs to Defend His Trumpian Coup  —  Residents unleashed their fury on baby-faced Goddard Mayor Hunter Larkin at a council meeting on Monday night.  —  A 23-year-old Kansas mayor who re-installed himself back into office last month in what some horrified observers …
Michael R. Gordon / Wall Street Journal:
China Has More ICBM Launchers Than U.S., American Military Reports  —  While the U.S. leads in intercontinental missiles and warheads, China's gains are fueling debate in Congress  —  The U.S. military has notified Congress that China now has more land-based intercontinental-range missile launchers …
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Trump rips Club for Growth after he wasn't invited to donor retreat  —  Former President Trump lashed out on Tuesday at the Club for Growth, a leading conservative group, after he was left off the guest list of its annual donor retreat.  —  In a post on his social media site, Truth Social …
Discussion: Washington Examiner, RedState and IJR
Bloomberg:
Trump Charges in Georgia Over 2020 Could Lead to Bigger Fed Case  —  The first major criminal charges that Donald Trump could face for interfering in the 2020 election might come from Atlanta — and what happens in Georgia isn't expected to stay in Georgia.  —  Fulton County District Attorney …
David Gilbert / VICE:
The High School ‘Asshole’ Who Became a Blackface-Wearing Neo-Nazi Homeschool Dad  —  “The Lawrences knew everyone, and everyone knew them,” one town resident said about the couple that started the neo-Nazi homeschool network in Ohio.  —  David Gilbert  —  When Logan Lawrence was unmasked …
Discussion: Raw Story
David Strom / HotAir:
Disney still going all in on woke  —  Disney has been making some noise publicly about exiting the culture wars, but their writers and producers aren't so keen on that idea, apparently.  —  The clip below is from one of their cartoons, the “Proud Family,” which first appeared earlier …
New York Times:
How Deepfake Videos Are Used to Spread Disinformation  —  In one video, a news anchor with perfectly combed dark hair and a stubbly beard outlined what he saw as the United States' shameful lack of action against gun violence.  —  In another video, a female news anchor heralded China's role …
Discussion: Graphika
Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
Twitter reinstates Sen. Daines's account after he displayed hunting photo  —  Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) announced Tuesday that his Twitter account suspension was lifted by the social media giant's owner, Elon Musk, after the congressman had violated a policy regarding sensitive images.
Politico:
Marty Walsh to depart from Biden Cabinet for job atop hockey players' union  —  Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is set to leave the Biden administration to run the NHL Players Association, two people familiar with the matter confirmed.  —  A separate person privy to the talks said that the two sides are currently in contract negotiations.
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Associated Press:
AP sources: Walsh to leave Biden Cabinet for NHL union
Adam Laats / Washington Post:
Conservatives want to control what kids learn, but it may backfire  —  Conservatives want to make students patriotic.  Instead, they exacerbate historical illiteracy.  —  Adam Laats is professor of education at Binghamton University (SUNY) and author of “Fundamentalist U.” and “The Other School Reformers.”
Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
Why eggs are cheaper than you think  —  “Everyone in the U.S. seems obsessed with eggs right now,” my British editor told me.  “It's so bizarre.”  —  Indeed we are.  The soaring price of eggs has given rise to internet memes and a fair amount of conspiracizing — including from a U.S. senator …
Melissa Koenig / Associated Press:
Rancher, 73, is charged with murder on his Arizona land after shooting dead Mexican, 48, who had history of illegal crossings into US and multiple deportations: Judge refuses to reduce $1M bail despite plea his wife is alone  — George Alan Kelly, 73, was arrested for fatally shooting Gabriel Cuen-Butimea …
Semafor:
The Fair Tax is haunting the 2024 GOP field  —  President Biden and Democratic allies have relentlessly attacked Republicans in recent weeks for cracking the door open to a Fair Tax, a plan to scrap the American tax code and replace it with a jumbo-sized sales tax.  —  They might get many more opportunities to bring it up.
Prem Thakker / New Republic:
Florida School District Bans Entire Court of Thorn and Roses Series in New Book Ban  —  A Florida school district that covers 48 schools serving over 50,000 students on Tuesday released a fresh list of books to be banned from all school and classroom libraries.
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
Ex-politician may represent himself in reporter murder case  —  A former Las Vegas-area elected official accused of killing a veteran investigative journalist wants to represent himself at trial, according to his attorney and court records.  A judge set a Feb. 28 hearing Monday on a request by Damian Sheets …
Discussion: Fox News, The Gateway Pundit and KLAS
 
 
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Bloomberg:
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NBC Los Angeles:
Rep. Katie Porter Says Governor Should Keep Promise to Choose Black Woman to Fill Feinstein's Seat
Stephen Totilo / Axios:
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