In a sign of how toxic the conversation about the coronavirus vaccines has become within the GOP, Mr. Trump’s allies are building a file of “opposition research” on Mr. DeSantis that consists of videos of him praising the vaccine in its early days. nytimes.com/2023/01/31/us/…






New: I followed George Santos to get a glimpse of what life is like on the Hill for him. 16 hours, 27,000 steps, and several donuts later, it’s clear the political purgatory he’s gotten himself is a brutal place to inhabit — despite his defiance. politico.com/news/magazine/…

How big is the Always Trump faction of the Republican Party?
According to our new poll, 28 percent.
And they are why the GOP could be sleepwalking into another Donald Trump catastrophe. thebulwark.com/exclusive-bulw…

NEW: Chief Justice Roberts' wife Jane's legal recruiting practice involves placing prominent US government officials at pricey law firms, complaint to Congress says. Story w/@Hailey_Fuchs politi.co/3wHy2ii

Here's a remarkable example of systemic racism: Black Americans are at least 3x more likely to be audited by the IRS than whites, even after accounting for differences in types of returns. nytimes.com/2023/01/31/us/…

NEW - @IlhanMN in interview on eve of committee vote opens up about Foreign Affairs + becoming a Dem unifier.
What's she make of Dem support after being a lightning rod in the past? She responded with her father's advice: “It’s hard to hate up close.”
politico.com/omar-now-a-dem…












"By a 6-1 ratio, voters in Rep. George Santos’ congressional district want him to resign since his lies about his education, family history and work profile have been revealed, according to a new Newsday/Siena College poll." newsday.com/long-island/po…

I noted weeks ago that if Trump wasn't holding rallies, which cost a lot to stage, it was a sign about his early fundraising. It will indeed not be a strong FEC filing later tonight, via Jon Allen and @MarcACaputo nbcnews.com/politics/donal…

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New: Trump’s slow-rolling 2024 bid cobbles together new Senate support
Sen. Vance telling allies he’ll endorse Trump and Sen. Schmitt says he’s endorsing too. Trump backed both (technically “Eric”) in primaries last year
With ⁦@marianne_levine





. @mckaycoppins on the central story of 2024 so far: The core of the GOP quietly predicting Trump will lose or drop out or disappear without doing anything to make it happen theatlantic.com/politics/archi…



- Hunter Biden's allies are weighing a legal defense fund
- He's struggling financially and has sold roughly a dozen paintings
- His legal debt is well into the millions, and expected to grow
- There's been disagreements within his legal team

Wow. In media world, this is an earthquake: Len Downie, my former longtime boss at The Post, endorses a shift away from traditional view of “objectivity” in news coverage. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/…











.@PunchbowlNews AM today
- The White House has some real problems on the Hill over the classified docs probe
- The @IlhanMN controversy continues to roil House leaders
- Biden administration will release the president’s budget in early March
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