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6:05 PM ET, January 14, 2021

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Washington Post:
The $3,000-a-month toilet for the Ivanka Trump/Jared Kushner Secret Service detail  —  Many U.S. Secret Service agents have stood guard in Washington's elite Kalorama neighborhood, home over the years to Cabinet secretaries and former presidents.  Those agents have had to worry about death threats …
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Reuters:
Inside Trump's final days: Aides struggle to contain an angry, isolated president  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - “We are going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue,” President Donald Trump exhorted his screaming supporters before they marched on the U.S. Capitol last week, saying he'd go with them.
New York Times:
A man who carried a Confederate flag into the Capitol has been arrested.  —  A man who was photographed holding a Confederate battle flag inside the U.S. Capitol last week during the riot was arrested Thursday in Delaware, two law enforcement officials said.
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Live Updates: Murkowski Is Latest G.O.P. Senator to Signal Possible Support for Convicting Trump  —  The timing of the Senate's impeachment trial remains unclear.  President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will unveil plans this evening aimed at accelerating coronavirus vaccinations and healing the economy.
Aruna Viswanatha / Wall Street Journal:   Man Charged With Beating Police Officer With American Flag During Capitol Attack
Washington Post:
Dozens of people on FBI terrorist watch list came to D.C. the day of Capitol riot  —  Dozens of people on a terrorist watch list were in Washington for pro-Trump events Jan. 6, a day that ended in a chaotic crime rampage when a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to people familiar …
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Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
Kyle Rittenhouse flashed hate symbols, posed with Proud Boys in a Wisconsin bar, prosecutors say
Jenna McLaughlin / Yahoo News:
Exclusive: Large bitcoin payments to right-wing activists a month before Capitol riot linked to foreign account  —  WASHINGTON — On Dec. 8, someone made a simultaneous transfer of 28.15 bitcoins — worth more than $500,000 at the time — to 22 different virtual wallets …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
‘Mischief Making’: Politico Boss Defends Handing Playbook Over to Right-Wing Bombthrower Ben Shapiro  —  Several staffers expressed dismay over handing the keys to the outlet's influential newsletter product to a pundit with a “long history of bigoted and incendiary commentary.”
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Ben Shapiro / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The real reason most Republicans opposed impeachment  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Howdy from Nashville, y'all!  I'm BEN SHAPIRO, and I host the conservative podcast and radio show “The Ben Shapiro Show”; I'm also editor emeritus of the Daily Wire, husband to a medical doctor …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans Oppose Impeachment Because It Makes Them Look Pro-Riot
Business Insider:
Trump administration staffers are getting snubbed while hunting for jobs.  One recruiter tried to place six of them and couldn't land any interviews. … - Departing Trump White House communications staff are getting the cold shoulder from some corners of the job market.
New York Times:
Jaime Harrison Said to Be Pick for Next D.N.C. Chair  —  Mr. Harrison, a veteran of South Carolina politics, was the Democratic nominee against Senator Lindsey Graham and shattered fund-raising records in the race.  —  President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to name Jaime Harrison as his pick …
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Politico:
Harrison selected as Biden's DNC chair
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Harold N. Bornstein, Trump's Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73  —  He attested that Trump would be the ‘healthiest president ever,’ but was later expelled from the Trump orbit.  —  Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, who for a time was President Donald J. Trump's personal physician and who had attested …
Bloomberg:
Trump Struggles to Find Lawyers as Impeachment Trial Nears  — Past lawyers Cipollone, Sekulow have declined for second trial  — Senate trial will be held after Trump leaves the White House  —  President Donald Trump, on the eve of facing a historic second impeachment trial …
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ABC News:
Biden to announce vaccination plan, economic rescue package in evening address  —  His plan is expected to include the $2,000 relief payments he's proposed.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images  —  In an address Thursday night …
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Trinity Lewis / Wygop:
Wyoming Republican's Message to Representative Cheney  —  The wind in Wyoming has been horrendous today—with gusts up to 65 miles per hour.  That is nothing compared to the whirlwind created by Representative Cheney's announcement that she would be voting to impeach President Trump …
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Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
A Former Marine Stormed the Capitol as Part of a Far-Right Militia  —  Last week's storming of the Capitol attracted a wide range of people, but at least some of the individuals who made it into the building's inner chambers appear to be members of militia groups, acting with a degree of coördination.
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Trump Reconciles With Ex-Strategist Steve Bannon in Talks on Election  — President sought advice on his bid to overturn election defeat  — Bannon has sought to get Trump back in good graces after rift  —  President Donald Trump has repeatedly spoken by phone with Steve Bannon …
NBC News:
Justice officials respond to new report on family separation by blaming Trump, expressing regret  —  WASHINGTON — After a scathing new report from the Justice Department's watchdog blamed top department officials for being the “driving force” behind the Trump administration's 2018 migrant …
Discussion: The Hill, The Guardian and HuffPost
Jonathan V. Last / Bulwark+:
Trump Owns the Republican Party  —  Populist power > Elite power.  —  2 hr ago  —  1. Trump Is Forever  —  Yesterday Axios ran a piece about the two different strategies elected Republican elites have been considering: … I have to admit: I actually laughed—out loud—when I read this yesterday.
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Charlie Sykes / MSNBC:
Trump's coup was foiled by key Republicans — but their ranks are shrinking
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
The Real Story On The Vaccine Rollout Is More Complicated Than You've Heard  —  There are big problems and the pace of vaccination needs to pick up a lot, but we aren't the only advanced democracy in this situation.  —  Trying to figure out how COVID-19 vaccination is going in the U.S. is a lot harder than you might think.
Discussion: spectator.us and DNyuz
David Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
D.C. attorney general seeks to interview president's son in inauguration spending suit  —  The D.C. Attorney General's office has notified Donald Trump Jr. that it wishes to interview him as part of a lawsuit alleging that President Trump's 2017 inaugural committee improperly funneled money …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A leaked intelligence memo suggests Trump's lies could incite more violence  —  Not long after President Trump earned the crowning distinction of becoming the first U.S. president to get impeached twice, he released a video in which he went further than ever in calling for an end to post-election violence.
Kate Bennett / CNN:
Silent Melania Trump plods toward end of her husband's tumultuous term  —  (CNN)Two days after his supporters rioted on Capitol Hill last week, President Donald Trump informed the world he would not be attending President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  —  “To all of those who have asked …
CNN:
Ex-Obama official who helped fix botched healthcare.gov rollout to join Biden's Covid-19 team  —  (CNN)Andy Slavitt, the former acting chief of Medicare and Medicaid under the Obama administration, is expected to join President-elect Joe Biden's Covid-19 team in a senior advisory role, CNN has learned.
Discussion: KVIA-TV and WHNT-TV
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Aaron Mehta / Defense News:
Norquist to serve as acting defense secretary; acting service secretaries named
Discussion: Politico, USNI News and Sputnik News
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Nikki Haley's new PAC steers clear of Trump brand  —  Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is starting a new political action committee and, so far, conspicuously avoiding any mention of President Trump.  —  Why it matters: Haley is widely considered a contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination …
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Kevin Baron / Defense One:
Pentagon Won't Throw Traditional Farewell Ceremony for Trump  —  It's a shame, and a missed opportunity — not despite recent events but because of them.  —  The Pentagon, in a break with recent tradition, will not host an Armed Forces Farewell tribute to President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Gina Harkins / Military.com:
National Guardsman Is 1st Current Service Member to Be Arrested After Capitol Riot  —  Two Virginia police officers charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol have military backgrounds — with one still serving as a corporal in the National Guard.
Murray Waas / The Guardian:
Revealed: White House liaison sought derogatory info on E Jean Carroll from DoJ official  —  Revelation raises prospect that president's allies were pressing DoJ to dig up potentially damaging info on Trump accuser  —  The White House liaison to the Department of Justice (DoJ), Heidi Stirrup …
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
The crowd outside the Capitol last week included Rep. Bob Good's district director  —  The district director for newly elected Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) was in the crowd outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 after the building was invaded, but did not join those who pushed their way inside …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Justice News:
MIT Professor Arrested and Charged with Grant Fraud  —  Defendant allegedly failed to disclose his work for the People's Republic of China to U.S. Department of Energy  —  BOSTON - A professor and researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was charged and arrested today …
ProPublica:
“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years  —  Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001.  Some of those former officers now say it's no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building.
 
 
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Summer Concepcion / Talking Points Memo:
Dem Reps Request Cots For National Guard After Photos Of Them Sleeping On Capitol Floors
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Townhall
Wall Street Journal:
The Covid-19 Death Toll Is Even Worse Than It Looks
Jeffrey M. McCall / The Hill:
Abandoning free expression won't solve America's problems
Abraham Gutman / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Bill McSwain's reign as U.S. attorney is ending. Can Biden undo the damage?
Discussion: WHYY
Richard J Evans / New Statesman:
Why Trump isn't a fascist  —  A number of prominent commentators, including the historians Timothy Snyder …
Discussion: Vox
 Earlier Items: 
The Daily Poster:
The Slush Fund Bankrolling The Insurrectionist GOP
Discussion: InvestmentNews and Reuters
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
For some Christians, the Capitol riot doesn't change the prophecy: Trump will be president
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
National Mall to close on Inauguration Day
Christopher Vondracek / INFORUM:
South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds says Trump could be criminally prosecuted for his role in the ‘insurrection’
 

 
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