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5:40 PM ET, January 12, 2022

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CNN:
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany met with January 6 committee, sources say  —  (CNN)Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday appeared before the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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CNN:
January 6 committee wants to ask McCarthy about Trump's state of mind during and after riot  —  (CNN)The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot is asking Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, to voluntarily provide information to the panel …
Select Committee to Investigate …:
Select Committee Seeks Information from Minority Leader McCarthy
Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
Liz Cheney Is Using The Jan. 6 Committee To Persecute An Activist Running A Super PAC To Unseat Her
Tara Subramaniam / CNN:
Fact-checking Jim Jordan's letter to the Jan. 6 committee
Discussion: The Bulwark, Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Pressed on his election lies, former President Trump cuts NPR interview short  —  Some Republican leaders are trying to move on from former President Donald Trump's failed attempt to overturn the 2020 election that he lost.  —  “While there were some irregularities, there were none …
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NPR:
Read NPR's full interview with former President Donald Trump  —  Former President Donald Trump spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep on Tuesday, Jan. 11, in a brief phone interview.  They discussed vaccinations for COVID-19, the 2020 election and the outlook for Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections.
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend testifies to grand jury in sex trafficking probe  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Rep. Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating him for sex crimes, a major development that suggests the Department of Justice may be moving closer to indicting him.
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CNN:
Gaetz's ex-girlfriend arrives at federal courthouse, expected to testify before grand jury  —  (CNN)An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is seen as a key witness in the investigation into alleged sex trafficking by the Florida Republican, entered an Orlando federal courthouse with her lawyer on Wednesday …
Discussion: Washington Post
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Trump Rips ‘Gutless’ Politicians — Like DeSantis — Who Won't Say If They've Had Vaccine Booster: ‘Say It’  —  Former President Donald Trump said that politicians who don't disclose their booster shot status when asked in interviews are “gutless.”  —  He made the remarks on One America News in an interview aired on Tuesday night.
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Tom LoBianco / Vanity Fair:
“He's the Shadow Front-Runner”: In 2024, Mike Pence Is Gearing Up to Go Rogue
CNN:
Trump takes thinly veiled shot at ‘gutless’ DeSantis over Covid booster
Gabby Orr / CNN:
As candidates refuse to disavow McConnell, Trump comes to terms with his grip on GOP
Discussion: Raw Story and Vanity Fair
Quinnipiac University Poll:
Political Instability Not U.S. Adversaries, Seen As Bigger Threat, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Nearly 6 In 10 Think Nation's Democracy Is In Danger Of Collapse  — mail_outline  —  In a sharply divided country, Americans agree on this: the bigger danger to the United States comes from within.
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Joey Garrison / USA Today:
Biden's approval rating drops to new low as Americans sour on his handling of COVID, economy
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Quinnipiac Has Biden at 33 Percent Approval
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Mike Lindell says he has ‘enough evidence’ to put ‘300 million’ Americans in jail for election fraud  —  MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell argued this week that “300 million” Americans belong in jail for election fraud.  —  Lindell's remarks on Real America's Voice were first reported by Right Wing Watch.
The Columbus Dispatch:
Redistricting: Ohio Supreme Court strikes down state House and Senate maps  —  Jessie Balmert Laura A. BischoffThe Columbus Dispatch  —  The Ohio Supreme Court struck down GOP-drawn state House and Senate maps as unconstitutional gerrymandering in a 4-3 decision Wednesday …
U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth / The Herald-Times:
Rep. Trey Hollingsworth won't run for reelection in Indiana's 9th district.  Here's why.  —  U.S. Rep. Trey HollingsworthSpecial to IndyStar  —  At the entryway to your congressional office on my very first day as your representative, I had a plaque installed that reads …
Discussion: Roll Call
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Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he's ‘extremely unwell’ after testing positive for coronavirus  —  West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) announced late Tuesday that he's “extremely unwell” after testing positive for coronavirus, forcing him to postpone his State of the State address.
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Office of the Governor:
Gov. Justice tests positive for COVID-19
Todd Ruger / Roll Call:
Republicans stung by a change they made on judicial picks  —  Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee warned for years that a change Republicans made during the Trump administration for judicial nominees would one day work against them — and Wednesday was that day.
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Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Marsha Blackburn Criticizes Black Judicial Nominee's ‘Rap Sheet’ Of Speeding Tickets
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
Romney warns against getting rid of filibuster, citing possible Trump win in 2024  —  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Tuesday issued a warning to Democrats about the potential consequences of getting rid of the filibuster and accused President Biden of going down “the same tragic road” of former President Trump.
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Andy Kroll / Rolling Stone:
Revealed: The Billionaires Funding the Coup's Brain Trust  —  Conservative mega-donors including the DeVoses and Bradleys are pumping big money into the Claremont Institute think tank that fueled Trump's election-fraud fantasies  —  The Claremont Institute, once a little-known …
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
GOP Senate candidate in Ohio makes $10.5 million personal investment in campaign  —  Ohio's Republican Senate primary — already one of the most expensive races in the nation — is seeing another multimillion-dollar investment from a self-funding candidate.  —  Matt Dolan, who unlike …
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Plain Dealer:
Rob Portman - Ohio needs you. Don't retire. Seek another term
Sarah Knapton / Telegraph:
Scientists believed Covid leaked from Wuhan lab - but feared debate could hurt ‘international harmony’  —  Emails to Dr Anthony Fauci show ‘likely’ explanation identified at start of coronavirus pandemic, but there were worries about saying so  —  Leading British and US scientists thought …
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Grid, a ‘Fuller Picture’ News Site, Goes Live  —  The latest media start-up, with millions in funding and a team of more than 20 journalists, aims to bring clarity to weighty issues.  —  Grid, a news site more than a year in the making, went live early Wednesday, with the goal of becoming …
Kaleigh Rogers / FiveThirtyEight:
The Big Lie's Long Shadow  —  Mike Cuffe blends in.  Sitting in a chair that almost matches the color of his suit, which almost matches the gray Montana sky outside, the state senator looked a lot like the other legislators in a state administration committee meeting last February.
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Virginia Roberts / BBC:
Prince Andrew to face civil sex assault case after US ruling  —  Prince Andrew has failed in his bid to get a civil case which alleges he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre dismissed by a US judge.  —  Ms Giuffre is suing the prince claiming he abused her when she was 17.
Washington Post:
Omicron will infect ‘just about everybody,’ Fauci says … The omicron coronavirus variant will infect “just about everybody” regardless of vaccination status, top U.S. infectious-disease expert Anthony S. Fauci said Tuesday.  —  But those who have been vaccinated will “very likely …
Stuart Rothenberg / Roll Call:
Don't rule out a GOP Senate wave  —  ANALYSIS — As usual, Democrats are fighting among themselves — this time about what to do with the Senate filibuster.  —  Most would like to simply eliminate it, but that is not going to happen in a 50-50 Senate that includes Sens. Joe Manchin III …
John Ortved / New York Times:
Cigarettes Are Making a Comeback  —  Cigarettes, once shunned, have made a comeback with a younger crowd who knows better.  —  On a recent not-so-wintry Thursday in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, when the only snowflakes seen were over text, a gang of 20-somethings stood in a circle outside …
Justin Jouvenal / Washington Post:
‘Crime tourists’: An international spree targets D.C. area's wealthy Asian residents  —  A string of burglaries in the suburbs revealed a crime trend with worldwide reach  —  Detectives crept into the parking lot of a Days Inn in Alexandria one night in March and surreptitiously attached GPS trackers …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
 
 
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Christopher Tremoglie / Washington Examiner:
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Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
GOP Rep. Davidson compares vaccine mandates to the Holocaust
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
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Washington Post:
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Andrea Long Chu / Vulture:
Hanya's Boys … By the time you finish reading A Little Life, you will have spent a whole book waiting for a man to kill himself.
Discussion: Today in Tabs
Max Hauptman / Task & Purpose:
Judge orders man convicted of sexual assault to join the military or go to jail
Discussion: TheBlaze and Raw Story
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Rachel Maddow / MSNBC:
Republicans in at least three states filed forged elector letters; possible pattern seen
Discussion: YouTube
Natasha Anderson / Daily Mail:
A civil war rehearsal?  US Army will conduct a two-week ‘guerilla war’ training exercise in North Carolina to teach Special Forces how to overthrow …
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
The Supreme Court takes up a case, brought by Ted Cruz, that could legalize bribery
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Virginia's legislative session will test GOP's ability to roll back Democrats' gains
Discussion: Twitchy