Last Updated: 23:07 GMT Wednesday, 26 Jan. 2022

Why Biden is keeping Trump's China tariffs in place

President Joe Biden reversed a number of the Trump administration's policies during his first year in office -- but he has left tariffs in place on $350 billion of Chinese goods that were imposed by his predecessor.
CNN   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 22:14:16

Left-leaning US Supreme Court Justice Breyer to retire, Biden to pick successor

Biden's Republican predecessor Donald Trump was able to appoint three justices during his four years in office. Biden will seek to appoint a younger justice who can serve for decades.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 19:59:01

Melania Trump's auction items fail to bring desired price

The lot of three items put up for auction earlier this month by former first lady Melania Trump failed to reach its desired monetary threshold of $250,000 for an opening bid.
CNN   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 19:42:33

'Lack of understanding': Trump's former energy secretary slams Biden's plans to divert gas to Europe amid fears Russia will invade Ukraine

Rick Perry's comments come amid growing fears of a potential Russian incursion into Ukraine.
CNBC   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 19:17:19

Chris Doughty, a Wrentham businessman, enters GOP race for governor

The self-described moderate will face former state Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Trump-backed candidate. The post Chris Doughty, a Wrentham businessman, enters GOP race for governor appeared first on Boston.com .
Christopher Gavin / Boston Globe   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 19:08:17

Cohen: Compromised judges challenge the U.S. Supreme Court

The spouse of Justice Clarence Thomas has long been visibly associated with far-right groups that have submitted briefs to the court on abortion, gun rights and Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban.
Christina Spencer, Ottawa Citizen / Ottawa Citizen   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 18:03:17

Mitch McConnell is trying to save Republicans from Donald Trump. It's not working.

Mitch McConnell is a very careful politician. He rarely acts rashly or speaks without thinking first. Which means that when he does talk, it's usually worth paying very close attention to what he says.
CNN   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 15:57:23

More Americans Want A GOP President Over Biden In 2024-But Not If It's Trump Or His Rivals, Poll Finds

Biden narrowly beats out Trump, DeSantis, Pence and Cruz in a Morning Consult/Politico poll even though more respondents said they'd vote for a generic Republican candidate.
Alison Durkee, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 15:37:28

Why the latest court defeat for a pro-Trump lawyer matters

John Eastman filed suit to hide materials from the Jan. 6 committee. He lost his case in ways that are likely to reverberate in important ways.
Steve Benen / MSNBC   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 14:21:00

Justice Dept confirms investigation into fake, pro-Trump electors

For the first time, the Justice Department has confirmed that the pro-Trump fake-electors scheme is facing a federal law enforcement investigation.
Steve Benen / MSNBC   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 13:00:14

PLA 'Trump Card' J-16D Electronic Attack Jet Enters Taiwan's Buffer Zone For The First Time

China's new J-16D jet, an electronic warfare fighter, was spotted for the first time in Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Monday, triggering panic in the self-ruled island.
IBTimes   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:30:05

Coup Nation

As some would have it, former President Donald Trump's attempt to steal the 2020 election was really no big deal. "January 6 barely rates as a footnote, really. Not a lot happened that day," Tucker Carlson said on the anniversary of the insurrection. "If you think about it, the presidential ...
David A. Graham / The Atlantic   |   Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:30:00

Trump Calls NPR the Worst TV Network in America

Trump said that the host, Steve Inskeep, was "a loser like you wouldn't believe who never should have been given a television show. He's one of the reasons nobody watches NPR."
Andy Borowitz / New Yorker   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:47:11

Trump Loyalists Join Forces to Take Over Election Process

"Extreme Republicans loyal to Donald Trump and his 'big lie' that the 2020 election was rigged have formed a nationwide alliance aiming to take control of the presidential election process [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:22:09

Trump Allies Sent Fake Electoral College Certificates

"In the weeks after the 2020 election, then-President Donald Trump's allies sent fake certificates to the National Archives declaring that Trump won seven states that he actually lost. The documents [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:00:27

Hedge Fund Exec David McCormick Latest To Enter Pennsylvania Senate Race

McCormick, a political newcomer, has ties to former President Donald Trump.
Huffington Post   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:34:52

Graham: McConnell Must Have 'Working Relationship' with Trump to Remain Party Leader

'Can Senator McConnell effectively work with the leader of the Republican Party, Donald Trump?' Graham asked.
Caroline Downey / National Review   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:33:55

McCarthy's Plot to Build the House of Trump

"Kevin McCarthy is signaling he'll institutionalize key Trumpian priorities if he takes over as House speaker next year - aggressive tactics targeting undocumented immigrants, liberals and corporate America," Axios reports. [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:14:38

Trump Seeks a More Compliant Senate

"As Donald Trump charts out his midterm elections strategy, his focus has turned to the contest for the Senate, not just in hopes of getting it back under GOP control [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:28:57

White House Slams Trump's Iran Policy

"The White House sought Wednesday to reframe the Washington debate about the Iran nuclear deal, asserting that Trump's decision to quit the agreement is what has led to an Iran [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:27:05

Lindsey Graham Issues Warning to McConnell

Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News that he wouldn't back Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) return as Republican leader in the Senate if McConnell didn't make nice with Trump. [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:59:40

Haitians Meet the New Deporter-in-Chief

Biden presented himself as the immigration antithesis of Trump, but such promises have not been kept.
Billy Binion / Hit & Run   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:00:25

Should Democrats Compromise on Election Reform?

The law that President Trump's supporters exploited after the 2020 election is long overdue for a rewrite.
Mary Harris / Moneybox   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:00:00

Nevada GOP Gov. Candidate Spends Thousands On Ads In Faraway Florida To Catch Trump's Eye

Michele Fiore's spot aired on Fox News in the West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce media market when the former president was at Mar-a-Lago.
Huffington Post   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:19:48

Newly Released Text Message Shows Laura Ingraham Feared More Violence After Jan. 6

The Fox News personality messaged then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows with some advice for Donald Trump a week after the insurrection.
Huffington Post   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:51:50

'Spineless' Lindsey Graham Ridiculed For Latest Show Of Subservience To Donald Trump

The South Carolina Republican was slammed for bending the knee to Trump during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity.
Huffington Post   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 07:57:13

Lindsey Graham says he won't back Mitch McConnell for Senate GOP leader if he doesn't have a 'working relationship' with Trump

Graham said it was a prerequisite for any Republican leader in the House or Senate to "effectively work" with Trump.
Cheryl Teh / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 05:53:39

Greg Gutfeld fills the comedy vacuum

( Paul Mirengoff ) Greg Gutfeld has gained smashing ratings for his late-night comedy/commentary show on Fox News. The popularity of an avowedly pro-Trump, anti-woke host triggers this article in the Washington Post. The Post's report, by Manuel Roig-Franzia, recognizes the threat Gutfeld poses to the left. Roig-Franzia writes: In ...
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 04:34:49

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