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3:20 PM ET, January 12, 2021


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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 …
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 …
Impeachment a ‘vote of conscience’ for GOP  —  (CNN)House Democrats' drive to impeach President Donald Trump for his role inciting last week's riots at the US Capitol is putting many Republicans in a bind as they weigh how to vote Wednesday on the conduct of a President who had previously …
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Dems Weigh How To Get Around An Impeachment Hold-Up To Confirming Biden's Noms
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal:
Jayapal Tests Positive for COVID-19 Following Lockdown at Capitol With Republican Lawmakers Who Cruelly and Selfishly Refused to Wear Masks  —  WASHINGTON — United States Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) received a positive COVID-19 test result tonight after being locked down in a secured room …
Henry Rodgers / The Daily Caller:
Maskless Pramila Jayapal Complains She Got COVID-19 From Republicans Who ‘Cruelly Refused’ To Wear Masks  —  Democratic Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal called out Republican lawmakers for not wearing masks while pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, however, a video shows Jayapal …
Rebecca Traister / The Cut:
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Has Tested Positive for Covid
New York Times:
In Blow to Trump, House G.O.P. Won't Lobby Members to Reject Impeachment  —  The House will vote on a resolution on Tuesday calling on Vice President Mike Pence to wrest the powers of the office from President Trump.  If Mr. Pence fails to act, an impeachment vote is expected Wednesday.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Voice of America reassigns White House reporter after she sought to question Mike Pompeo  —  The director of the Voice of America ordered the reassignment of a reporter for the international news organization after she sought to ask questions of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during …
Exclusive: Luxembourg, EU snub Pompeo in final Europe trip, diplomats say  —  BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute on Tuesday after Luxembourg's foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him …
Discussion: Business Insider and CNBC
Bloomberg:   Secretary Pompeo Cancels End-of-Term Trip to Belgium
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 …
Discussion: The Hill and National Review
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Barbara Boxer Registers To Lobby For Chinese Firm Blacklisted Over Surveillance Of Uyghurs
Discussion: National Review and Twitchy
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
New York Times:
How a Presidential Rally Turned Into a Capitol Rampage  —  When President Trump railed against the election results from a stage near the White House on Wednesday, his loyalists were already gathering at the Capitol.  Soon, they would storm it.  We analyzed a crucial two-hour period …
Scott Atlas, controversial former Trump adviser, deletes Twitter account  —  Scott Atlas, the radiologist who served for much of 2020 as President Trump's most controversial coronavirus adviser, deleted his Twitter account this week, he confirmed to STAT, apparently in response …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and The Week
An update following the riots in Washington, DC
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 …
City of Alamo:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Information is being circulated that appears to indicate that President Trump will be making his way to the City of Alamo during his visit to the Rio Grande Valley.  The City of Alamo's City Commission and City Administration has NOT been officially contacted regarding …
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 …
New York Daily News:
Staten Island politician apologizes for using Hitler reference during heated lockdown protest  —  A Staten Island political consultant running for borough president on Monday offered an apology — and defense — of a garbled blast at COVID-19 lockdowns and her use of “Heil Hitler” …
Joseph Ostapiuk / Staten Island Advance:   After Hitler remark, Staten Island BP candidate Leticia Remauro resigns position on Hebrew school board of trustees
Washington Post:
Six hours of paralysis: Inside Trump's failure to act after a mob stormed the Capitol  —  Hiding from the rioters in a secret location away from the Capitol, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) appealed to Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump falsely blames Antifa for Capitol insurrection
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
How the Republican Party Could Break  —  After the Capitol Hill riot, the divide between reality and fantasy may become too wide to bridge.  —  For a long time, people have predicted the crackup of American conservatism, the end of a Republican Party dominated by the conservative movement as one of the major powers in our politics.
Benjamin Parker / The Bulwark:
The Alt-Right Is Now the Entire Right
Discussion: Washington Post
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Expected to Require Covid-19 Tests for All International Visitors  —  Directive would expand CDC order requiring proof of negative coronavirus tests for all airline passengers from U.K.  —  The U.S. government is expected to require all international airline passengers to show proof …
Washington Post:
Beaten, sprayed with mace and hit with stun guns: police describe injuries to dozens of officers during assault on U.S. Capitol  —  An officer was hit with a bat.  Another was struck with a flagpole.  A third was pinned against a statue.  A fourth was clobbered with a wrench.
Washington Post:
Several Capitol police officers suspended, more than a dozen under investigation over actions related to rally, riot
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 …
Las Vegas Sands Corp.:
Las Vegas Sands Announces Passing of Company Founder and Industry-Changing Entrepreneur Sheldon G. Adelson  —  Las Vegas Sands issued the following statement announcing the death of company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson: Our founder and visionary leader, Sheldon G. Adelson …
William Turton / Bloomberg:
‘No Regrets’: A Capitol Rioter Tells His Story From Inside  — Trump tweet inspired New York man to come to D.C. on Jan. 6  — He plans to return to protest inauguration unless arrested  —  Brandon Fellows had never attended a Trump rally before last week.
Ben White / Politico:
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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.  —  Welcome to . . . not quite “The Tuesday,” the weekly newsletter that will return in its familiar form on Tuesday next.  Think of this as a special edition.  To subscribe to “The Tuesday,” follow this link.
New York Times:
How White Evangelical Christians Fused With Trump Extremism  —  A potent mix of grievance and religious fervor has turbocharged the support among Trump loyalists, many of whom describe themselves as participants in a kind of holy war.  —  WASHINGTON — Before self-proclaimed members …
Discussion: Russell Moore and Raw Story
Rebecca Lopez / WFAA-TV:
Grapevine man makes first court appearance following his arrest for involvement in U.S. Capitol riot  —  Larry Brock didn't make any statements Monday but did submit financial documents requesting a public defender, which the judge granted him.  —  Larry Brock made his first court appearance Monday since …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Neena Satija / Washington Post:
‘I do regret being there’: Simone Gold, noted hydroxychloroquine advocate, was inside the Capitol during the riot  —  A doctor and outspoken critic of the coronavirus vaccine was among those who entered the Capitol building last week during the siege that disrupted the certification of the 2020 presidential election.
Discussion: CBS News, The Daily Dot and Raw Story
Thad Randazzo / WSYR:
Utica business owner amongst rioters at the Capitol building last week  —  UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) — William Arthur Leary, owner of Estate Manufactured Housing Corp. located on Route 5 in Utica, told the Associated Press that he wanted to “show support” for President Trump.
John Nichols / The Nation:
Here's How a 14th Amendment Strategy Could Bar Trump From Ever Holding Office Again  —  Impeachment and removal is the first and best option.  But if Republicans prevent its completion, don't let Trump off the hook.  —  Donald Trump hates democracy when it does not serve his purposes …
Heather Hollingsworth / Associated Press:
Judge halts 1st US execution of female inmate in 67 years  —  MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A judge has halted the U.S. government's first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades, saying a court must first determine whether the Kansas woman who killed an expectant mother …
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
The Attack on Democracy Is Not Over.  It's Still Happening.  Right Now.  —  More violence is expected—and Republicans, far from being chastened by last week's mob, are still trying to derail the transfer of power.  —  Republicans in Congress are playing a dangerous game, again …
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Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
An insurrection of upper-middle class white people | Will Bunch Newsletter
Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department and FBI Leaders Noticeably Absent Since Riot
Jacob Whiton / Medium:
Where sedition is rewarded  —  An analysis of Pro-Trump congressional districts
Discussion: The Hill
Erick-Woods Erickson / Erick Erickson's Confessions …:
Thank You For Your Service  —  But first, some hard questions and truths.  —  7 hr ago
The Byron York Show:
The Crazy Impeachment  —  SUBSCRIBE WITH:  —  Democrats started trying to remove President Trump …
Mica Soellner / Washington Examiner:
WATCH: Schumer heckled by protester at NYC press conference
Discussion: Townhall and Crooks and Liars
 Earlier Items: 
Carl Samson / Yahoo News:
NYT Reporter Warns Conservative Writer Andy Ngo is a ‘Real Threat’, Should Be Censored on Twitter
Discussion: TheBlaze
Noemie Emery / Washington Examiner:
Trump at the end  —  On his way out the door, Donald Trump made sure he would never lead his party again.