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CNN:
Mike Pence must testify about conversations he had with Donald Trump leading up to January 6, judge rules  —  A federal judge has decided that former Vice President Mike Pence must testify to a grand jury about conversations he had with Donald Trump leading up to January 6, 2021 …
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New York Times:
Pence Must Testify to Jan. 6 Grand Jury, Judge Rules  —  The ruling in Washington was the latest setback to efforts by former President Donald J. Trump's legal team to limit testimony to grand juries investigating him on various matters.  —  A federal judge has ordered former Vice President Mike Pence …
Garrett Epps / Washington Monthly:
The Dangerous Journey of John Eastman
Discussion: Political Wire
CNN:
Covenant school shooter was under care for emotional disorder and hid guns at home, police say  —  Editor's Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of violence.  —  CNN —  The 28-year-old who killed three children and three adults at a private Christian school in Nashville …
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Sandra Stojanovic / Reuters:
Video shows police storming building, killing Nashville school shooter  —  Video released on Tuesday showed Nashville, Tennessee, police officers storming a private Christian grade school on Monday before confronting and fatally shooting an attacker who killed three 9-year-old students and three adult staff members.
Matt Young / The Daily Beast:
Photos Show Nashville School Shooter Personalized Weapons Used in School Massacre
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Inside the U.S. Pressure Campaign Over Israel's Judicial Overhaul  —  President Biden and his advisers bombarded the Israeli government with warnings that the country's image as the sole democracy in the Middle East was at stake.  —  WASHINGTON — In the 48 hours before Prime Minister …
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Washington Post:
Activist group led by Ginni Thomas received nearly $600,000 in anonymous donations  —  Funding for group that battled ‘cultural Marxism’ was channeled through right-wing think tank, Post investigation finds  —  A little-known conservative activist group led by Virginia “Ginni” Thomas …
Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
Christie sees a lane in the GOP primary: Trump destroyer  —  The former New Jersey governor said the Republicans need someone who can take on Trump “like what I did to Marco.”  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wondered if the Republican field has what it takes to stop former President Donald Trump.
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Lisa Kashinsky / Politico:
Trump makes a big move in the Granite State
Omari Daniels / Washington Post:
Adnan Syed conviction reinstated by Maryland appellate court panel  —  A Maryland appellate court panel on Tuesday reinstated the murder conviction of “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed, deciding a lower court had violated the right of the victim's family to attend a critical hearing in the case.
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Baltimore Sun:
Maryland appellate court reinstates Adnan Syed's convictions, orders new hearing
Luke Barr / ABC News:
Adnan Syed murder conviction reinstated by Maryland appeals court
Discussion: New York Times and Variety
Billy Ball / The Atlantic:
My 6-Year-Old Son Died.  Then the Anti-vaxxers Found Out.  —  Opponents of COVID vaccines terrorize grieving families on social media.  —  My 6-year-old boy died in January.  We lost him after a household accident, one likely brought on by a rare cerebral-swelling condition.
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
What the Republican Push for ‘Parents’ Rights' Is Really About  —  You may have heard the phrase “parents' rights.”  —  It sounds unobjectionable — of course parents should have rights — which is probably why it's become the term of choice for the conservative effort to ban books …
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The Guardian:
Putin prepares Russia for ‘forever war’ with west as Ukraine invasion stalls  —  The Russian president has managed to rally people around the flag with talk of a fight for national survival  —  ne evening in late December, as Muscovites strolled along their city's brightly lit streets …
Discussion: Al Jazeera
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Wall Street Journal:
Russia's Economy Is Starting to Come Undone
Discussion: Raw Story
Alex Burness / Bolts:
“Back to 1902”: Virginia Governor Revives Lifetime Ban on Voting  —  Governor Glenn Youngkin just gave himself a lot more power to pick and choose Virginia voters.  The Republican governor's administration told state lawmakers in a letter last week that he was rescinding his predecessors' policy …
Discussion: Political Wire
US Department of Justice:
Wisconsin Man Charged with Firebombing Building  —  Defendant Arrested in Boston Today  —  A Wisconsin man was arrested today on a charge related to the May 2022 firebombing of a Madison office building.  —  According to court documents, Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, 29, of Madison …
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Alanna Vagianos / HuffPost:
Idaho Is About To Become The First State To Restrict Interstate Travel For Abortion  —  A bill would create a whole new crime — dubbed “abortion trafficking” — which aims to limit minors' ability to travel for abortion care without parental consent.  —  Idaho already has some of the most …
Aleks Phillips / Newsweek:
Tucker Carlson Has the American People on His Side, Poll Shows  —  A majority of American voters agree with Tucker Carlson that the events of the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol were less violent than have been portrayed by the media.  —  According to exclusive polling for Newsweek …
CNN:
Inside the backchannel communications keeping Donald Trump in the loop on Republican investigations  —  Donald Trump continues to wield enormous power on Capitol Hill as House Republicans seek to curry favor with the former president, pursuing his fixations through their investigations …
Discussion: Democrats
Maria Verza / Associated Press:
Official: 39 dead in fire at migrant facility in Mexico  —  More than three dozen migrants have died in a fire at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico near the U.S. border, an official said Tuesday.  Images from the scene showed rows of bodies lying under shimmery silver sheets outside …
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Half of Twitter Blue subscribers have less than 1,000 followers  —  And Elon Musk now says he wants to force these users all into your feed.  —  If Elon Musk was expecting many verified Twitter users to pay to keep their checkmarks, the reality is bound to be disappointing, new data has revealed.
NBC News:
N.Y. grand jury not expected to vote on possible Trump indictment this week  —  The panel is not expected to meet Wednesday, three sources said.  —  The New York grand jury considering possible criminal charges against former President Donald Trump related to hush money payments …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Sean Hannity's attempt to coach Trump backfires — again  —  Despite the Fox host's prompts, Trump declined to give him the answers he sought.  And they pertain to some central questions in a key legal fight.  —  Donald Trump's long-awaited return to Fox News's airwaves on Monday night …
NBC4 Washington:
Suspect Accused of Stabbing Senate Staffer in DC Got Out of Prison Day Before, Records Show  —  A man accused of stabbing a U.S. Senate staffer in Northeast D.C. on Saturday was released from federal prison 24 hours earlier, court records show.  —  Glynn Neal, 42, was arrested and charged …
WJBK-TV:
Wayne State professor suspended after advocating for killing ‘right wing’ speakers on campuses  —  DETROIT (FOX 2) - A social media post by an English professor at Wayne State University has left him off the job, at least for now.  —  On Steven Shaviro's personal Facebook page this month …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Juror in Oath Keepers trial reveals secrets from the deliberation room  —  In a newly released interview, the juror recounts being disturbed by the tactics of some defense attorneys.  —  Jurors in the recently concluded trial of six Oath Keeper affiliates were “horrified” …
Discussion: Political Wire
Max Parrott / The Lever:
To Crush Unions, Starbucks Targets Employee Communications  —  In a federal court case over Starbucks' alleged anti-union retaliation, the coffee giant is deploying a maneuver that labor experts say could have a chilling effect on workers' organizing efforts and potentially set a disastrous precedent …
Connor O'Brien / Politico:
'It's a powerful effect': Austin fires back at GOP senator's blockade of military promotions  —  Sen. Tommy Tuberville is holding up personnel moves over the Pentagon's new abortion policies.  —  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin went on offense Tuesday against one Republican senator's blockade …
 
 
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Steve Bannon brings grift to E. Palestine with ‘town hall’ selling water filtration systems
Joey Garrison / USA Today:
‘Congress has to act’: Biden says there's nothing more he can do on his own to address guns
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
A Campaign Aide Didn't Write That Email. A.I. Did.
Discussion: Political Wire and BuzzFeed News
Daniel Strauss / New Republic:
No Labels' Pitch to Donors Pretends Joe Biden Doesn't Exist
Jonathan Levinson / OPB:
Despite setbacks, far-right extremists are winning positions in mainstream Northwest politics
Discussion: Political Wire
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Aamna Mohdin / The Guardian:
Guardian owner apologises for founders' links to transatlantic slavery
Lee O. Sanderlin / Baltimore Sun:
FBI offers $10K reward for info on Roy McGrath, now an ‘international flight risk’
Discussion: CBS News and Political Wire
Christian Paz / Vox:
The House GOP's investigations are flopping
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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