Jonathan Swan

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New w @HansNichols : President Biden is unlikely to propose reinstating state and local tax deductions in his second tax-and-spending package despite pressure from several fellow Democrats, according to people with direct knowledge of the planning.

Trump’s gains w. Latino voters can’t be reduced to bumper sticker stereotypes like “machismo” or Florida/Texas dynamics .. He saw a baseline shift that cut across a cross section of demos/geographies, incl. women, younger foreign-born, NJ, Wisc., Nev.

When @SpeakerBoehner  was recording his audiobook I was told by sources that during these wine-soaked sessions he would deviate from the book’s text and insert random violent attacks on @tedcruz . Well, here’s some tape (listen to the end):

Scoop: Caitlyn Jenner explores run for California governor as Newsom faces recall .. convos w GOP consultants underway. w @alaynatreene 

👇 basically ... Canada is blackmailing a major international security forum because the org wants to give an award that would upset the CCP

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“A drone carrying explosives attacked a U.S. air base in northern Iraq on Wednesday, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.”


New: In a tense AM call w Kevin McCarthy, President Trump today privately — and falsely — blamed "Antifa people" for storming the Capitol... McCarthy told him the riot “was MAGA” and he knew because he was in there, per WH official. #axiossneakpeek 

Lotta folks who make a living banging on about how “big government sucks” got themselves some sweet PPP money.

Yes I have seen the meme. Please, for the love of God, stop texting it to me.

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Christopher Wray: FBI has not seen evidence of national voter fraud effort by mail

There’s a long history of White Houses lying about the president’s health — JFK, FDR, etc. The distinction here is the incompetence.

SCOOP w @mikeallen  : Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios.