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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.
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.
Aruna Viswanatha / Wall Street Journal:
Charges Leveled at Men Accused of Assaulting Police With Flag, Fire Extinguisher in Capitol Riot
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 …
CNN:
Trump explodes at Nixon comparisons as he prepares to leave office  —  (CNN)In his final days in office, President Donald Trump has found the parts of the job he loved replaced by cold legal warnings, forced video addresses and a shrinking circle of downtrodden aides, all anxiously wondering …
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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 …
Washington Post:
Biden unveils $1.9 trillion economic and health-care relief package  —  Proposal is aimed at addressing the nation's immediate needs; larger recovery package to follow.  —  President-elect Joe Biden laid out a $1.9 trillion emergency relief plan Thursday night that will serve as an early test …
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ABC News:
Biden announces vaccination plan, economic rescue package in evening address
Benjy Sarlin / NBC News:
Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them  —  WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of last week's deadly assault on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, members of Congress are expressing something once unthinkable: that some of their own colleagues may be endangering their lives.
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.
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
‘Mischief Making’: Politico Boss Defends Handing Over Playbook 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
Jake Bleiberg / Associated Press:
Prosecutor: Capitol rioter aimed ‘to take hostages’  —  FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because he intended “to take hostages,” a prosecutor said in a Texas court on Thursday.
Discussion: Forbes
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 …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Lawmakers who conspired with Capitol attackers in legal peril  —  Lawmakers who interacted with the pro-Trump protesters who rioted at the Capitol last week could face criminal charges and will almost certainly come under close scrutiny in the burgeoning federal investigation into the assault, former prosecutors said.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Harold N. Bornstein, Trump's Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73  —  He attested that President Trump would be the “healthiest president ever,” but he was later expelled from his orbit.  —  Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, who for a time was President Donald J. Trump's personal physician …
New York Times:
How Trump's Worldview Is Ingrained in State and Local Republicans  —  As President Trump prepares to exit the White House, his ideas, including falsehoods and conspiracy theories, continue to exert a gravitational pull among grass-roots G.O.P. officials.  —  In Cleveland County, Okla. …
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Erin Durkin / Politico:
Catsimatidis mulls Democratic mayoral run as NYC Republicans weigh a post-Trump era
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.
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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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Seth Rich conspiracy theorists retract and apologize for false statements as they settle lawsuit  —  New York (CNN Business)A businessman and a fringe internet activist who each played key roles in the conspiracy theory about Seth Rich, the slain Democratic National Committee staffer whose death …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Orders U.S. Military Reorganization Favored by Pro-Israel Groups  —  Defense policy move is latest step by administration to shape Middle East agenda for Biden  —  President Trump has ordered that the major U.S. military command for the Middle East be expanded to include Israel …
Politico:
Trump wants billions cut from global Covid vaccine distributor  —  President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers a sweeping package of spending cuts to consider before he leaves office, including billions in funding for a global health and vaccine distribution program involved in the Covid fight …
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.
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 …
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.
New York Times:
Jaime Harrison Is Biden's 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. on Thursday named Jaime Harrison …
Anne Ryman / Arizona Republic:
Warrant issued for arrest of far-right streamer Tim ‘Baked Alaska’ Gionet after he violates release conditions, fails to show in court  —  A Scottsdale judge issued a warrant for the arrest Thursday of far-right social media personality Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet after he said Gionet violated conditions …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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.
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell have disappeared from Fox airwaves  —  The Trump-affiliated attorneys were once a regular presence with baseless claims of election fraud.  That has changed since a legal pushback from voting-technology companies.  —  At one point, it was hard for Fox viewers …
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: The Moderate Voice and Daily Kos
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 …
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 …
Joanne Kenen / Politico:
It's Biden's pandemic now  —  With help from Renuka Rayasam and Myah Ward  —  LONG HAULER — As bad as the coronavirus was when Joe Biden clinched the nomination last June, as dangerous as it was when he won the election in November, it's worse now.  —  Much worse.
Discussion: Politico
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: DNyuz and spectator.us
Washington Free Beacon:
NFL Star Aaron Rodgers Slams Gavin Newsom's COVID Hypocrisy  —  ‘For us to count on the government to help us out is becoming a joke at this point’  —  In advance of his 19th playoff game for the Green Bay Packers this weekend, NFL star Aaron Rodgers is calling out California's Democratic …
 
 
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Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:
Senator Hawley Defends Himself
Jonathan Turley / USA Today:
Trump's post-presidential impeachment punishment may end up before the Supreme Court
Reuters:
Arrested Capitol rioters had guns and bombs, everyday careers and Olympic medals
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