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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed News:
Amazon Is Booting Parler Off Of Its Web Hosting Service  —  Amazon on Saturday kicked Parler off its Web hosting services.  Parler, a social network favored by conservative politicians and extremists, was used to help plan and coordinate the January 6 attempted coup on Washington D.C …
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New York Times:
Amazon, Apple and Google Cut Off Parler, an App That Drew Trump Supporters  —  The companies pulled support for the “free speech” social network, all but killing the service just as many conservatives are seeking alternatives to Facebook and Twitter.  —  Parler, a social network that pitches itself as a …
Washington Post:
Trump scrambles to find new social network after Twitter ban, as White House prepares to blast big tech  —  Twitter's decision to ban President Trump mere days before the end of his term sparked a fierce political backlash among his most fervent allies on Saturday, sending some of his supporters …
Washington Post:   Amazon suspends Parler, threatening to take pro-Trump site offline indefinitely
Wall Street Journal:
White House Forced Georgia U.S. Attorney to Resign  —  Pressure for resignation was part of broader push by President Trump to overturn state's election results  —  White House officials pushed Atlanta's top federal prosecutor to resign before Georgia's U.S. Senate runoffs because President Trump …
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Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
‘Find the fraud’: Trump pressured a Georgia elections investigator in a separate call legal experts say could amount to obstruction  —  President Trump urged Georgia's lead elections investigator to “find the fraud” in a lengthy December phone call, saying the official would be a “national hero …
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Stewing in the White House, Trump Plots a Boastful Media Tour and Screams 'I'm Not Going to Resign'  —  Sources say Trump has made comments that gave no indication he was worried about leaving early or being removed.  —  Sequestered in the White House following a series of high-profile resignations …
Discussion: KOIN-TV and Political Wire
Washington Post:
A mob insurrection stoked by false claims of election fraud and promises of violent restoration  —  The problem with devotion to a prophet of falsehoods is that reality eventually intrudes.  —  By mid-December, President Trump's fraudulent claims of a rigged election were failing in humiliating fashion.
Discussion: Townhall
Jim Acosta / CNN:
Pence has not ruled out 25th Amendment, source says  —  DC attorney general: Pence should invoke 25th Amendment  —  (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence has not ruled out an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment and wants to preserve the option in case President Donald Trump becomes more unstable, a source close to the vice president says.
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Steve Holland / Reuters:
Pence to attend Biden's inauguration, official says
Discussion: Business Insider and CNBC
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Pence intends to attend Biden's inauguration.
Discussion: NPR
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:   Joe Biden wants to set aside deficit concerns to invest in ailing U.S. economy
Emmanuel Felton / BuzzFeed News:
These Black Capitol Police Officers Describe Fighting Off “Racist Ass Terrorists”  —  The first glimpse of the deadly tragedy that was about to unfold came at 9 a.m. on the morning of the insurrection for one Black veteran of the US Capitol Police.  But it didn't come from his superiors …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Peter Meijer / Detroit News:
Rep. Meijer: I experienced the heinous assault on Capitol; now, time to face reality
Discussion: HuffPost, TechCrunch and Vox
Linda So / Reuters:
U.S. Capitol police officer who died after violent assault ‘loved his job’
Discussion: Raw Story
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Now it's sinking in: Wednesday's Capitol Hill riot was even more violent than it first appeared  —  (CNN)News outlets are publishing more and more videos, photos and testimonials from Wednesday's pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill.  And it's becoming clear that as heinous as the attack looked in real time …
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Haley Talbot / NBC News:   Inside the House chamber as the Capitol was overrun by an angry mob
Washington Post:
Republicans largely silent about consequences of deadly attack and Trump's role in inciting it  —  Three days after a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol carried out in President Trump's name, Republican leaders have yet to outline plans to hold anyone accountable or to alter a platform …
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Timothy Snyder / New York Times:
The American Abyss  —  A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next  —  When Donald Trump stood before his followers on Jan. 6 and urged them to march on the United States Capitol, he was doing what he had always done.
Discussion: Informed Comment and CNN
Associated Press:
'He's on his own': Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump
Washington Post:
Inside the Capitol siege: How barricaded lawmakers and aides sounded urgent pleas for help as police lost control  —  The growing crowds outside the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon sounded menacing but at bay as senators began to debate challenges to the electoral college vote.
Discussion: HuffPost
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Wall Street Journal:   In Capitol Riot, Communications Between Agencies Hampered Forceful Response
Brad McElhinny / WV MetroNews:
Derrick Evans resigns W.Va. House after entering U.S. Capitol with mob  —  Derrick Evans, facing federal charges for entering the U.S. Capitol with a mob, has resigned from West Virginia's House of Delegates.  —  “I hereby resign as a member of the House of Delegates, effective immediately …
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Amber Mohmand / Des Moines Register:   FBI arrests Des Moines man photographed at U.S. Capitol riot. He faces five federal charges
U.S. Department of Justice:
Three Men Charged in Connection with Events at U.S. Capitol
Politico:
Dems grapple with impeachment realities in race to punish Trump  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and senior Democrats are still weighing whether to impeach President Donald Trump next week, concerned that the resulting Senate trial — all but certain to end in acquittal — would hamstring the first critical weeks of Joe Biden's presidency.
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Caitlin McFall / Fox News:
Calls to impeach Trump gain momentum, Republicans ask Biden to intervene
Discussion: Sputnik News and TheBlaze
NCRCC:
A Letter from the Chairman  —  As I write to you today, I have no doubt that this letter will find many of you crushed under the weight of despair or perhaps lost in a maze of confusion.  It is my hope that by the time you finish reading this letter you will be able to confidently join millions …
Discussion: HotAir, Bloomberg and The Week
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Chris Christie Has No Regrets  —  Throughout Donald Trump's Presidency, the former New Jersey governor Chris Christie has been an informal adviser to the White House.  His embrace of the Trump Administration has been complicated.  Christie led Trump's White House transition team but was removed shortly after Trump won the election.
Foreign Policy:
Group of State Department Officials Call for Consultations on Trump's Removal  —  Second dissent cable directed at Pompeo also rebukes the secretary of state for not forcefully condemning the president.  —  Career officials at the State Department filed a second unprecedented dissent cable …
Discussion: Political Wire, ABC News and The Hill
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
The Silence of the Damned  —  The first time I walked through the West Wing after Donald Trump's inauguration, I was confronted with a large photo of the new president mounted on the wall in a stairwell.  The image captures him peering out the window of a plane.  His lips are pursed and parted, revealing his teeth.
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Annie Karni / New York Times:
As Circle of Trump Aides Dwindles, a Few Plan to Stay to the End
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Bloomberg
William Kristol / The Bulwark:
Where's Congress?  —  We're in a national crisis.  The House and Senate should get to work.  —  On Wednesday at noon, two weeks to the hour before his term was scheduled to end, the president addressed a rally by the White House.  He exhorted the crowd to “walk down to the Capitol”; …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, Slate and Vox
 
 
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Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
The facial-recognition app Clearview sees a spike in use after Capitol attack.
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BrieAnna J. Frank / Arizona Republic:
Maricopa County Republican Committee votes to censure Cindy McCain, who endorsed Joe Biden for president
Discussion: The Hill
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Trump Media Empire? Don't Bet on It.
Discussion: The Atlantic, Fox News and HotAir
Chris Joyner / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
AJC EXCLUSIVE: Georgia attorney among those who broke into U.S. Capitol
Discussion: New York Post
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Trump's Capitol Offense
ProPublica:
Members of Several Well-Known Hate Groups Identified at Capitol Riot
 Earlier Items: 
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Violence in the Capitol: A Historic Wake-Up Call
New York Times:
Democrats Are Determined to Pressure Biden to Investigate Trump
New York Times:
‘Our President Wants Us Here’: The Mob That Stormed the Capitol
Discussion: Raw Story
Nathan J. Robinson / Current Affairs:
The Only Thing Worse Than A NIMBY Is A YIMBY
Washington Post:
‘The storm is here’: Ashli Babbitt's journey from capital ‘guardian’ to invader
Discussion: New York Post