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2:15 PM ET, January 14, 2021

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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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Washington Post:
Trump is isolated and angry at aides for failing to defend him as he is impeached again  —  When Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president ever impeached twice in a bipartisan rebuke, he did so as a leader increasingly isolated, sullen and vengeful.
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New York Times:
Under Heavy Pressure, Trump Releases Video Condemning Capitol Siege
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  —  President-elect Joe Biden is tapping former South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee, according to three people familiar with the decision, a major victory for state party heads and the powerful House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.
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 …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans Oppose Impeachment Because It Makes Them Look Pro-Riot
Discussion: HotAir and Butterflies and Wheels
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Politico Boss Defends Right-Wing Pundit's Ben Shapiro Column to Concerned Staffers
Christopher Vondracek / INFORUM:
South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds says Trump could be criminally prosecuted for his role in the ‘insurrection’  —  U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican, joined a growing bipartisan chorus repudiating President Donald Trump's role in inciting a mob that invaded the Capitol a week ago.
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Eddie Scarry / Washington Examiner:
Republicans are falling into an impeachment trap
Jordan Davidson / The Federalist:
MSNBC's Joy Reid Calls For ‘De-Baathification’ Of The GOP
Discussion: Washington Times
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Man Who Allegedly Threw Fire Extinguisher at Police Arrested on Federal Charges  —  A retired firefighter from Pennsylvania was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly throwing a fire extinguisher that hit three police officers at the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol as captured on video, U.S. officials said.
Discussion: Washington Examiner, ABC13 and WHYY
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JONATHAN TURLEY:
Georgia Rep Pledges To File Articles of Impeachment Against Joe Biden  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a newly elected Republican member from Georgia who pledged yesterday that “On January 21, 2021, I'll be filing Articles of Impeachment against Joe Biden for abuse of power.”
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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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Lexi Lonas / The Hill:
Nikki Haley unveils PAC ahead of possible 2024 White House bid
Axios:
It's still Trump's party
Washington Post:
Entire National Mall to close on Inauguration Day  —  The entire National Mall will be closed for Inauguration Day, only accessible by media and security personnel, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security issues.
John C. Eastman / The American Mind:
John Eastman's Statement on His Retirement from Chapman University's Fowler School of Law  —  In recent days John Eastman has been the subject of many defamatory and scurrilous attacks regarding his actions as an advisor and attorney for President Donald Trump.
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Amstevens / Chapman Newsroom:
Statement from the Office of the President
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 …
Discussion: The Intellectualist
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson is making his play to be the post-Trump MAGA champion  —  At some point after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency in 2015 but before he started racking up primary victories, I was part of a panel on a Fox News program guest-hosted by Tucker Carlson.
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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: HuffPost
Aaron Mehta / Defense News:
Norquist to serve as acting defense secretary; acting service secretaries named  —  WASHINGTON — David Norquist will serve as acting secretary of defense for the start of the Biden administration, Defense News has learned.  —  The Biden team has decided that Norquist …
Discussion: Sputnik News
Greg Hilburn / The News Star:
Julia Letlow, widow of U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, will run for Congress  —  Julia Letlow, the widow of U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, will run for the 5th Congressional District seat her husband was unable to fill because of his COVID-19 death Dec. 29.  —  “Everything in my life and in my marriage …
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 …
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 …
Charlie Sykes / MSNBC:
Trump's coup was foiled by key Republicans — but their ranks are shrinking … Until recently, the official website of the St. Croix County Republican Party in Wisconsin bore the words, in Latin and English: “If you want peace, prepare for war.”  Even after objections following …
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 …
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
For some Christians, the Capitol riot doesn't change the prophecy: Trump will be president  —  As lawmakers prepared to impeach President Trump for inciting a mob to attack the Capitol and Washington readied for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Cliff Dyrud wasn't focused on man-made actions.
Discussion: Raw Story
Dan De Luce / NBC News:
Voice of America journalists demand resignation of top officials, protest sidelining of two staffers … WASHINGTON — A group of Voice of America journalists has signed a letter demanding the resignation of the director of VOA and his deputy, accusing them of using the network …
 
 
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The Slush Fund Bankrolling The Insurrectionist GOP
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NBC New York:
FBI: Proud Boys Fan Stockpiled Ammo, Knives in Queens Home
Sydney Page / Washington Post:
Upset by veterans who stormed the Capitol, these vets decided to clean up trash the mob left on the streets of D.C.
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Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
Kyle Rittenhouse flashed hate symbols, posed with Proud Boys in a Wisconsin bar, prosecutors say
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Lois Beckett / The Guardian:
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