Where Things Stand: Let’s Break It Down

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) listens during a hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on October 13,... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) listens during a hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on October 13, 2022 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, in possibly its final hearing, has been gathering evidence for almost a year related to the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS

Just before the Jan. 6 committee unanimously voted to subpoena Donald Trump for testimony, we also learned that the Supreme Court had refused to hear the Trump team’s appeal in the Mar-a-Lago records case. The court unanimously sided with the Justice Department, which asked the High Court to not interfere in a lower court’s decision to keep certain documents out of the special master’s review.

Not a great day for Trump.

My colleagues Josh Kovensky and David Kurtz hosted a live Twitter discussion just after the hearing ended this afternoon, breaking down both big bits of news. We recorded it, in case you were busy. Listen here:

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Sen. Cortez Masto’s GOP Rival Claims He’s Unbothered By Own Family’s Endorsement Of Dem

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Alex Jones Ordered To Pay Nearly $1B To Sandy Hook Families In Costly Reaping

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Musk and Putin — Josh Marshall

What We Are Reading

Trump Forms New Company, Drawing Scrutiny From N.Y. Attorney General — Ben Protess, Jonah E. Bromwich and William K. Rashbaum

Oklahoma lawmakers consider 4-day school weeks to combat teacher shortage — Wayne Stafford

Maryland ‘voter integrity’ group aligned with Dan Cox campaign wants to ‘double check’ ballots immediately after Election Day — Baltimore Sun

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