Morning Must Reads: January 24

In the news: Industries see climate change as an "economically disruptive force"; Davos debates austerity; Syrian peace talks crumble; Grimes takes on Mitch McConnell; National Journal announces the 30 most influential out Washingtonians

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change [NYT]
  • “Maureen McDonnell relayed to federal prosecutors last summer that she felt responsible for the relationship with a wealthy businessman who had drawn legal scrutiny to Virginia’s first family, and her attorney asked whether the case could be resolved without charges for her husband. But prosecutors showed no interest…” [WashPost]
  • The Obama Tapes [New Yorker]
  • Our Man in Africa [FP]
  • Old Enmities in the Newest Nation: Behind the Fighting in South Sudan [New Yorker]
  • “Syrian peace talks are on the verge of collapse with the Syrian government threatening to leave Switzerland after the opposition refused to meet face-to-face until it agreed to the creation of a transitional government.” [Aljazeera]
  • Davos Austerity Debate Renewed as Summers Splits With Osborne [Bloomberg]
  • Putin’s Olympic Fever Dream [NYT]
  • Bluegrass Bravado: Untested Alison Lundergan Grimes takes on Mitch McConnell [Politico]
  • The 30 Most Influential Out Washingtonians [National Journal]
  • “The GOP’s effort to rebrand itself didn’t get far—but it may not matter: It’s winning anyway.” [Atlantic]
    • Huckabee: GOP Waging ‘War for Women’ [TIME]
    • Google Broadens Its Outreach to GOP [WSJ]
    • For GOP, Adjusted 2016 Primary Calendar Is All About The Money [TIME]