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8:25 PM ET, January 12, 2021

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New York Times:
McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from the G.O.P.  —  Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him …
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Mark Weiner / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Rep. John Katko becomes first House Republican to back Trump impeachment  —  Washington - U.S. Rep. John Katko said today he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a riot last week at the U.S. Capitol.  —  Katko, R-Camillus, is the first House Republican to acknowledge …
CNN:
McConnell believes impeachment push will help rid Trump from the GOP, but has not said if he will vote to convict  —  Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that he believes that impeaching President Donald Trump will make it easier to get rid of the President …
CNN:
Republicans begin backing impeachment in ‘vote of conscience’
Washington Post:
FBI report warned of ‘war’ at Capitol, contradicting claims there was no indication of looming violence  —  A day before rioters stormed Congress, an FBI office in Virginia issued an explicit internal warning that extremists were preparing to travel to Washington to commit violence and “war …
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Paul Sonne / Washington Post:
Joint Chiefs call riot a ‘direct assault’ on the constitutional process, affirm Biden as next commander in chief
Discussion: Vox and Axios
Cortney O'Brien / Townhall:
FBI: People are Going to Be ‘Shocked’ to Learn What Happened Inside the Capitol  —  At a press conference from the Justice Department on Tuesday, the FBI addressed last Wednesday's violence on Capitol Hill, and the steps they're taking to identify and bring the culprits to justice.
Discussion: Politico and Washington Examiner
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Carly Roman / Washington Examiner:
Senator shares photo of man wanted in connection to death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick  —  Federal authorities released a photograph of a man wanted for questioning in connection to the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick.  —  Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican …
NBC New York:
Brooklyn Judge's Son Arrested for Participating in Capitol Riot
Discussion: Gothamist, Vox, Politico and Bloomberg
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Voice of America reassigns White House reporter after she sought to question Mike Pompeo
Congressman Mo Brooks:
Congressman Mo Brooks Rebuts Vicious & Scurrilous Fake News Media and Socialist Democrat Attacks  —  Washington, DC— Tuesday,Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the below statement in response to scurrilous Fake News Media and Socialist Democrat attacks related to his January 6th “Save America” rally speech:
Elizabeth Cohen / CNN:
CDC to require all air travelers to US to show negative coronavirus test  —  (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it will require a negative Covid-19 test from all air passengers entering the United States — a move it says may help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Revives Abortion-Pill Restriction  —  In their first abortion case since Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the court, the justices reinstated a requirement that women seeking medication abortions pick up a pill in person.  —  WASHINGTON — In the Supreme Court's first ruling …
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Justices say women must obtain abortion pill in person
Discussion: Axios
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court restores requirements for medication abortions, siding with Trump administration
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
GOP aide resigns while lashing ‘congressional enablers of this mob’  —  A top Republican congressional aide is resigning over his party's support for President Donald Trump's bid to overturn the 2020 election after it fueled deadly riots at the Capitol.  —  In a scathing resignation letter obtained …
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Politico:
House Democrats look to fast-track Austin vote in wake of U.S. Capitol assault
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Bloomberg
Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
Bruce Willis asked to leave store for ‘refusing’ to wear a mask  —  He'd rather live free.  —  Bruce Willis was asked to leave a Los Angeles Rite Aid on Monday after he refused to wear a mask, a spy tells Page Six.  —  The spy says people inside the store became upset that Willis, 65 …
Discussion: Mercury News and The Daily Dot
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Biden inaugural returns cash from ex-senator-turned-foreign agent  —  President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural committee will refund a donation from former Sen. Barbara Boxer after the California Democrat registered as a foreign agent for a Chinese surveillance firm accused of abetting …
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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal:
Jayapal Tests Positive for COVID-19 Following Lockdown at Capitol With Republican Lawmakers Who Cruelly and Selfishly Refused to Wear Masks
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
McConnell believes Trump committed impeachable offenses, supports Democrats' impeachment efforts: Report  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for January 12  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly believes that President Trump committed impeachable offenses and supports Democrats' move …
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New York Times:
Olympic Gold Medalist Was Part of Crowd That Invaded Capitol  —  Klete Keller, who won swimming medals in three Summer Games, was captured on video inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during last week's violent election protest.  —  Klete Keller, a champion swimmer who won two Olympic gold medals …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Defends Conduct, Attacks Democrats at First Post-Riot Event  —  At Texas event on border security, the president warned against impeachment and a reversal of his immigration policies by Joe Biden  —  President Trump, speaking in public for the first time since he rallied his supporters …
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Matthew Choi / Politico:
Trump: I'm at ‘zero risk’ of removal by 25th Amendment
Anna Schecter / NBC News:
Extremists move to secret on-line channels to plan for inauguration day in D.C.  —  Right-wing extremists are using encrypted channels to call for violence against government officials on Jan. 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, with some extremists sharing knowledge of how to make …
Discussion: Vox and Daily Kos, more at Techmeme »
Matt Fuller / HuffPost:
House Democrats Briefed On 3 Terrifying Plots To Overthrow Government  —  One plot includes surrounding the Capitol and murdering Democrats to allow Republicans to take control of the government.  —  WASHINGTON ― Capitol Police briefed Democrats on Monday night about three …
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
The Capitol Rioters Weren't ‘Low Class’  —  They were business owners, CEOs, state legislators, police officers, active and retired service members, real-estate brokers, stay-at-home dads, and, I assume, some Proud Boys.  —  The mob that breached the Capitol last week at President Donald …
Associated Press:
Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe  —  DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they're being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city …
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
White House insiders say Trump knew what was about to happen at the Capitol — because of his social media guru Dan Scavino  —  'He is closer to Donald than his sons and he has more intimate knowledge of Donald's thoughts,' said one insider about the head of Trump's social media strategy team
Gizmodo:
Parler Users Breached Deep Inside U.S. Capitol Building, GPS Data Shows  —  At least several users of the far-right social network Parler appear to be among the hoard of rioters that managed to penetrate deep inside the U.S. Capitol building and into areas normally restricted to the public …
Wall Street Journal:
Lawmakers Were Feet and Seconds Away From Confrontation With the Mob in the Capitol  —  The rioters shouted they were searching for lawmakers; some made a narrow escape  —  With rioters ransacking the Capitol, Rep. Jim Himes hunkered in the visitors' gallery overlooking the House chamber.
Discussion: HotAir
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
New revelations about Trump's cruelty demand a bigger response  —  As shocking new revelations emerge about President Trump's depraved and malevolent response to the violent siege of the Capitol, it's becoming clear that this event will require a much bigger reckoning than we may have first thought.
Stephen Sorace / Fox News:
Lawyer for Florida man seen at Capitol riot with Pelosi's lectern says photo a problem: 'I'm not a magician'  —  Adam Christian Johnson is set to appear in court on Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C.  —  Capitol Hill protester booked into jail, video shows  —  The lawyer for a Florida man pictured …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Trump Is Blowing Apart the G.O.P. God Bless Him.  —  There still will be a place for principled Republicans.  —  When all the facts come out about the treasonous attack on the U.S. Capitol inspired by President Trump, impeaching him three times won't feel sufficient.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The President Deliberately Withheld Aid to Combat the Insurrection  —  There is a simple chain of events that even news outlets doing the best work are still tiptoeing around.  After President Trump gave his speech to the insurrectionists on Wednesday he returned to the White House …
 
 
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Chris Joyner / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
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Erick-Woods Erickson / Erick Erickson's Confessions …:
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Thad Randazzo / WSYR:
Utica business owner amongst rioters at the Capitol building last week
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The End of the GOP  —  A dog in this condition would be put to sleep.  It would be a piece of mercy.
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