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The Hill

Want to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump

“One of the things I have is really good judgment,” former President Trump claimed. “I think I have a really good temperament. ... I certainly have a great relationship with people. I get along with everybody.” During his campaign in 2016, Trump pledged he would appoint “the very best people” to his Cabinet and administration.
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Congress & CourtsNewsweek

GOP Rep. Markwayne Mullin Defends Capitol Police Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt

Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) has defended the Capitol Police officer who shot rioter Ashli Babbitt, parting with former President Donald Trump's version of events. Speaking on C-Span for its January 6 Views From the House show, ahead of its Sunday release, Rep. Mullin firmly defended the officer's actions in the Capitol as rioters stormed the building.
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Greenbrier County, WVMetro News

In swirl of financial turmoil, Greenbrier Hotel Corp. is hit with million-dollar IRS lien

Greenbrier Hotel Corp. faces a federal IRS lien of at least $1.07 million, another troubling sign for Gov. Jim Justice’s business empire. The Internal Revenue Service filed the lien this past March 8 in Greenbrier County. The federal tax agency appears to have activated a series of liens on Justice entities in March — with some like this one filed on the very same day Greensill Capital, the major lender for the Justices, filed bankruptcy.
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New revelations in House Bill 6 corruption scandal pose increased threat to Gov. Mike DeWine’s re-election: Analysis

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The House Bill 6 corruption scandal already was going to be a campaign issue for Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. But new details in the deal FirstEnergy Corp. signed with federal prosecutors last week put the scandal an additional step closer to the governor’s office, posing new complications as DeWine heads into what could be a challenging re-election year.
Georgia Statetennesseestar.com

Commentary: Supreme Court Raised the Bar for Challenge to Georgia Election Law

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee has prompted extensive commentary about the implications for future challenges to election laws under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Litigants arguing that some laws, such as Georgia’s newly enacted SB 202, disproportionately affect racial minorities may have a greater challenge meeting the standard set forth by the court than the standard that some lower courts had been using in recent years.
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The Atlantic

This Court Has Abandoned the Most Essential Element in American Democracy: Voters

Some Supreme Court watchers found relief in the Court’s recent decisions, many of which were narrow and stopped short of overturning major precedents. But two rulings underscore what Americans need to know about the post-Trump Court: It isn’t invested in defending the rights of American voters, the Constitution’s core demographic, with the same vigor that it applies to the interests of nonpersons, such as corporations.
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CBS New York

Justice Department Won’t Open Civil Investigation Into COVID Response At Nursing Homes In 3 States

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Justice Department will not open a civil investigation into the COVID-19 response at nursing homes in three states, including New York. The DOJ was looking into whether requiring some COVID-positive patients to be admitted to nursing homes contributed to deaths. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn is still looking into Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s handling of the policy and his administration’s reporting on the number of deaths. Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing.
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First look: Battleground imbalance

Some of the most competitive battleground states have some of the least competitive House districts, according to a new data analysis first seen by Axios. Why it matters: Big gaps between the voting margins in districts and states overall demand explanation, researchers say, since they could be a sign of gerrymandering. An alternative is they're a reflection of Americans increasingly living near like-minded people — a potential boost to candidates on the political extremes.
Presidential ElectionNew York Post

Joe Biden’s unity vow ‘left’ behind: Goodwin

With all the bucks stopping on their desks, American presidents don’t often get to choose what problems to face. One exception is the inaugural address, where the slate is clean and they have an uncluttered chance to define themselves and how they want to be measured. Joe Biden’s inaugural speech...