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2:50 PM ET, January 13, 2021

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CNN:
Trump remains largely invisible after Kushner squashes attempts at building fringe social media presence  —  Washington (CNN)On the day he will be impeached for a history-making second time, President Donald Trump lacks a comprehensive legal strategy, has nothing on his public schedule …
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Mike Allen / Axios:
Scoop: McConnell leans toward convicting Trump  —  There's a better than 50-50 chance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would vote to convict President Trump in an impeachment trial, sources tell Axios.  —  What they're saying: “The Senate institutional loyalists are fomenting a counterrevolution” …
Axios:
Top Republicans want Trump done — forevermore  —  Top Republicans want to bury President Trump, for good.  But they are divided whether to do it with one quick kill via impeachment, or let him slowly fade away.  — A House impeachment vote, which would make Trump the first president …
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
How Mitch McConnell could do maximum damage to Trump right now  —  President Trump can and probably will try to push back on the House's impeachment of him as partisan, despite the fact at least a handful of House Republicans are voting to impeach him as well.
NBC News:
Trump grows defiant as the White House becomes a ghost town
Discussion: MSNBC
Chris Hayes / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Your guide to impeachment day
Washington Post:
Live updates: House poised to impeach Trump; Senate trial not expected before he leaves office
New York Times:
Debate Begins After Effort Clears a Procedural Hurdle
Nicholas Katzban / NorthJersey.com:
Rep. Mikie Sherrill says Congress members gave ‘reconnaissance’ tours day before Capitol raid  —  Rep. Mikie Sherrill, during a live webcast Tuesday evening, said she witnessed some members of Congress leading people through the Capitol on Jan. 5 in what she termed a “reconnaissance for the next day …
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Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
New York City Will End Contracts With Trump Over Capitol Riot  —  The mayor said the city would cancel contracts with the Trump Organization for two ice skating rinks, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Links in the Bronx.  —  New York City is terminating its contracts …
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Bernard Condon / Associated Press:
Trump business backlash part of ‘cancel culture,’ son says
Chris Isidore / CNN:
New York City moves to end contracts with the Trump Organization
Discussion: KVIA-TV, The Hill and The Root
Shannon Larson Globe / The Boston Globe:
A Colorado Republican tweeted about Pelosi's location during the Capitol siege.  She's now facing calls to resign  —  Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert went on the offensive Monday night, with the Republican issuing a bellicose statement amid growing calls for her resignation following …
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The Daily Beast:
Secret Service Warns the Boogaloos Are Coming to D.C., States  —  The insurrection is not over, according to an intelligence bulletin acquired by The Daily Beast that warns a coming wave of MAGA demonstrations may turn violent. … The Secret Service has issued an intelligence bulletin warning …
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New York Times:
Pence Reached His Limit With Trump.  It Wasn't Pretty.  —  After four years of tongue-biting silence that critics say enabled the president's worst instincts, the vice president would not yield to the pressure and name-calling from his boss.  —  WASHINGTON — For Vice President Mike Pence, the moment of truth had arrived.
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Donnelle Eller / Des Moines Register:
‘His manhood is at issue’: Trump's former chief of staff John Kelly says president can't admit making mistake
Discussion: The Hill
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Trump's approval rating craters in final days  —  Tarnished by last week's riot at the Capitol, Donald Trump is ending his presidency with his lowest-ever poll numbers.  —  A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll pegs Trump's approval at just 34 percent, the lowest in four years of tracking opinions of the president's job performance.
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Cameron Easley / Morning Consult:
Trump's Grip on 2024 GOP Primary Field Slips in Wake of Capitol Insurrection  —  42% of GOP voters say they'd back Trump in a GOP primary, down 12 points from November  —  President Donald Trump remains Republican voters' top choice for president in 2024, but polling shows he is in a weaker position …
New York Times:
Rioter wearing ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt is arrested, according to law enforcement.  —  A man who was photographed wearing a sweatshirt that read “Camp Auschwitz” while inside the Capitol last week was arrested in Newport News, Va., on Wednesday morning in connection to the Capitol riot, according to two law enforcement officials.
Discussion: The Hill, VICE, National Review and Mediaite
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New York Daily News:
SEE IT: Photos show moment Queens Proud Boy surrendered to feds in armored vehicle  —  Dramatic photos obtained by the Daily News show the moment a Queens man accused of being a Proud Boy plotting violence surrendered to the feds.  —  An armored FBI vehicle rolled down 76th St. near Eliot Ave …
Discussion: Lucianne
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John Dias / CBS New York:
Queens Man Edward Florea Arrested After Allegedly Plotting Another U.S. Capitol Attack
Discussion: Raw Story
Kevin Stankiewicz / CNBC:
‘I feel betrayed’ — Ken Langone blasts Trump and Capitol rioters, vows to support Biden  — Billionaire Ken Langone called the Capitol Hill riot a “disgrace” and urged Americans to rally behind President-elect Joe Biden.  — “I think the biggest mistake anybody is going to make is try …
Discussion: Business Insider and KVIA-TV
The Boston Globe:
‘It was like looking at evil’: The Capitol attack through the eyes of the Massachusetts delegation  —  WASHINGTON — On the day Congress was set to count the electoral votes certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory, Representative Seth Moulton was one of the first members …
Sen. Josh Hawley / Southeast Missourian:
Guest column: Sen. Josh Hawley responds to critics: ‘Why I objected’  —  Last week I objected during the Joint Session count of electoral votes in order to have a debate on the issue of election integrity.  My objection proceeded according to the letter of the statute, which specifically permits …
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Caller
Matthew Gault / VICE:
The FBI Is Using Baked Alaska's Livestream to Track Down Capitol Hill Rioters  —  In a massive self-own, the FBI is using the far-right media personality's livestream to track down Capitol Hill rioters.  —  Matthew Gault  —  The riots at Capitol Hill were streamed live across the internet.
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:
Census Bureau Stops Work On Trump's Request For Unauthorized Immigrant Count  —  The U.S. Census Bureau has halted all work on President Trump's directive to produce a state-by-state count of unauthorized immigrants that would have been used to alter a key set of census numbers, NPR has learned.
Scott Pickey / KOSA:
FIRST ON CBS7: FBI arrests Jenny Cudd for rioting at Capitol  —  MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - CBS7 has learned the FBI has arrested Midlander Jenny Cudd for rioting at the Capitol last Wednesday.  —  After the riot, Cudd posted about it on her Facebook page, bragging that “we” tore down the doors to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.
Discussion: Raw Story
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
New York Post to Staff: Stay Away From CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and Washington Post  —  As the Murdoch tabloid navigates a fraught political moment, high-level editors instructed reporters not to base articles on reporting by four news outlets that President Trump has falsely labeled “fake news.”
 
 
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Ben Weingarten / The Federalist:
Democrats Are Using The Recent Capitol Riot To Consolidate Power
Washington Post:
New research shows the connection between political victimhood and White support for Trump
Discussion: Mother Jones
Teo Armus / Washington Post:
A ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer, now banned by Twitter, said three GOP lawmakers helped plan his D.C. rally
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
'This isn't the final chapter': Analyst warns, again, about rise of right-wing extremists
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Anne F. Harris / Grinnell College:
Rep. Tom Cole Voluntarily Relinquishes Honorary Degree
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Learning from the Failure of Reconstruction
 Earlier Items: 
Katie Meyer / WHYY:
Mastriano campaign spent thousands on buses ahead of D.C. insurrection
Discussion: Daily Kos
Rebecca Tan / Washington Post:
A Black officer faced down a mostly White mob at the Capitol. Meet Eugene Goodman.
Discussion: KVIA-TV
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Four years ago, I wondered if the media could handle Trump. Now we know.
HuffPost:
Online Police Communities Are Rife With Conspiracies And Support For The Capitol Riot
Discussion: The Appeal and American Prospect
Hailey Fuchs / New York Times:
U.S. Executes Lisa Montgomery for 2004 Murder
Jeremy Redmon / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia man arrested following Capitol insurrection has died by suicide
Discussion: New York Post and Forbes