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How Baby Formula Shortage Turned Into Racist Attack On Immigrants
Elon Musk ... John Durham ... Rand Paul
Leaked SCOTUS Draft Striking Down Roe Sets Off Firestorm
INSIDE: Jan. 6 Panel ... Georgia DA ... Harris
‘I’m Not Getting In That Car’

Earlier this week, Chris Hayes did a nice job pulling together the various elements surrounding Vice President Mike Pence’s movements (or lack thereof) during the Jan. 6 attempted coup. Some of this has been known for months, other pieces of it have been revealed more recently, but I haven’t seen anyone else bring it all together in one place:

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Not Exactly What We Had In Mind

How TPM Reader JO finds his joy:

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Why Didn’t Senate Democrats Defend Ketanji Brown Jackson?

Dahlia Lithwick puzzles over Judiciary Committee Democrats’ “chilling unwillingness to go to the mat” for Ketanji Brown Jackson:

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‘Nobody’s Stealing My Joy’

I wanted to make sure you saw Cory Booker bringing Ketanji Brown Jackson to tears yesterday:

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Unpacking The Big Jan. 6 News

A quick followup on the news from last night that the Jan. 6 committee claims it has a good faith basis for believing President Trump broke the law when he pressured Mike Pence to reject the electoral vote count.

As I explained in the Morning Memo, this arose in the context of the committee trying to overcome an attorney-client privilege argument being raised by John Eastman, the Trump adviser who is fighting a committee subpoena for his emails.

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Boom! Jan. 6 Committee Cranks Up The Pressure On Merrick Garland
INSIDE: Sedition Guilty Plea ... Cawthorn ... Embarrassing Border Wall Breaches
Lot Going On!

Super important Supreme Court case getting underway right now.

Has Turkey Shut Down Black Sea Access For Russian Warships?

President Zelensky is saying publicly that Turkey has agreed to shut down transit to the Black Sea for Russian warships.

Apparently Zelensky and Erdoğan spoke by phone today. So far as I can tell, Erdoğan has not confirmed this potentially important news.

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