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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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Abraham Mahshie / Washington Examiner:
Pence tells law enforcement to ‘remain vigilant’ ahead of Biden inauguration
Discussion: Townhall and Talking Points Memo
Summer Concepcion / Talking Points Memo:
Dem Reps Request Cots For National Guard After Photos Of Them Sleeping On Capitol Floors
Discussion: DNyuz
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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Trone Dowd / VICE:
The Guy Who Flew a Confederate Flag in the Capitol Has Predictably Surrendered  —  His son allegedly bragged about being part of the riot.  —  TD  —  The man who brought a confederate flag into the Capitol during the insurrection last week has, predictably, surrendered.
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:
Charges Leveled at Men Accused of Assaulting Police With Flag, Fire Extinguisher in Capitol Riot
Aruna Viswanatha / Wall Street Journal:
Man Charged With Beating Police Officer With American Flag During Capitol Attack
Washington Post:
Retired firefighter accused of attacking police, man carrying Confederate flag charged in capitol riots
Discussion: The Root
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 …
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 …
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Ben Shapiro / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The real reason most Republicans opposed impeachment
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans Oppose Impeachment Because It Makes Them Look Pro-Riot
Discussion: DCReport.org and HotAir
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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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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
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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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
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.
Wall Street Journal:
The Covid-19 Death Toll Is Even Worse Than It Looks  —  World-wide deaths are running far beyond what would have been expected without the pandemic  —  | Graphics by Lindsay Huth  —  The recorded death count from the Covid-19 pandemic as of Thursday is nearing 2 million.  The true extent is far worse.
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 …
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
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, HotAir and WHNT-TV
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Aaron Mehta / Defense News:
Norquist to serve as acting defense secretary; acting service secretaries named
Discussion: Politico, Sputnik News and USNI News
Dave Levinthal / Business Insider:
Leaked documents show White House blocked a critical government website to recruit election workers during the COVID pandemic and while Trump railed against voter fraud … - Government emails and documents exclusively obtained by Insider reveal an internal fight within the Trump administration …
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 …
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
U.S. Department of Justice:
Investigations Regarding Violence at the Capitol  —  Below is a list of defendants charged in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.  —  Every case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
 
 
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Politico:
Judge rules Bolton can seek proof of political meddling over tell-all memoir
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
The crowd outside the Capitol last week included Rep. Bob Good's district director
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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
Justice News:
MIT Professor Arrested and Charged with Grant Fraud
Washington Post:
National Mall to close on Inauguration Day
ProPublica:
“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years
Discussion: TheGrio