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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  —  The video was made public after President Trump was impeached a second time and after he told his followers in the hours following the riot a week ago that “we love you.”  —  Under heavy pressure from his advisers …
Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: Republican voters side with Trump over McConnell  —  Republicans across the U.S. are siding with President Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — big time — according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll.  —  The state of play: A majority of Republicans still think Trump …
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
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Eddie Scarry / Washington Examiner:
Republicans are falling into an impeachment trap  —  Never underestimate the eager tendency of Republicans to continue spanking themselves long after Democrats have stopped beating them up.  —  The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is “pleased” …
Axios:
Even after impeachment, Trump is still the most dominant force in the Republican Party
Discussion: Opinion Today
Matthew Continetti / National Review:
Try Him Now  —  One week after he fomented a mob that stormed the Capitol …
Amstevens / Chapman Newsroom:
Statement from the Office of the President … “After discussions over the course of the last week, Dr. John Eastman and Chapman University have reached an agreement pursuant to which he will retire from Chapman, effective immediately.  Dr. Eastman's departure closes this challenging chapter …
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John C. Eastman / The American Mind:
John Eastman's Statement on His Retirement from Chapman University's Fowler School of Law
Discussion: NBC Los Angeles
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A Preordained Coda to a Presidency  —  The impeachment of President Trump for a second time — in a Capitol ringed by troops — seemed like the almost inevitable culmination of four years that left the nation fractured, angry and losing its sense of self.  —  WASHINGTON — Not since …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Allan Smith / NBC News:
Republicans continue to defy metal detectors as Capitol security ramps up … House Republicans on Wednesday defied the newly installed metal detectors at the entrance to the chamber for the second day in a row ahead of the vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump.
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Associated Press:
Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis
Emmanuel Felton / BuzzFeed News:
Capitol Police Officers Say They Wouldn't Be Surprised If Members Of Congress Helped Plan The Attack  —  After seeing one of their colleagues killed last Wednesday, Capitol Police officers are angry that Republican members of Congress refuse to submit to the security changes put in place since then …
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Feds Charge 2 Trump-Loving Cops Who Took A Selfie During Attack On U.S. Capitol  —  Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker took a photograph of themselves during an insurrection and bragged about their exploits on social media.  —  Federal authorities have arrested and charged two Virginia police officers …
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Joe Patrice / Above the Law:
Rudy Giuliani Blames ‘Game Of Thrones’ For Accidentally Inciting Violent Insurrection  —  And he seems to think the HBO show was a documentary, so there's that.  —  There's a colorable argument that Donald Trump's speech before his followers launched a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol …
New York Times:
Amid Riot Chaos, Some National Security Leaders Are Absent From View  —  The Trump administration's response to the attack, incited by the president, has lacked broad reassurances to a country on edge.  —  WASHINGTON — Amid the sea of troubling facts, arrests and iconic images that have emerged …
Discussion: Washington Post
Jackson Danbeck / TMJ4:
Motion to change Rittenhouse's bond agreement after allegedly flashing white-power signs at bar  —  KENOSHA — Kenosha County prosecutors are attempting to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bond agreement after they say the 18-year-old flashed white-power signs while posing for photos …
The Guardian:
Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol … Audio and chat logs reveal that at least two insurrectionists who broke into the Capitol on 6 January used Zello, a social media walkie-talkie app that critics say has largely ignored a growing far-right user base.
Tom Nichols / USA Today:
Trump impeachment: No unity until his morally bankrupt defenders get over him and repent  —  The people who have supported Trump need to come to terms with what they've done and with what they've allowed to happen — or it will happen again.  —  Donald Trump is impeached.
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E.J. Dionne / Washington Post:
Want unity? Impeaching Trump was the first step.
ABC News:
Trump angrily watched impeachment proceedings while asking about path forward: Sources  —  The president is “anxious” over his future as partners sever ties.  —  Trump becomes 1st president impeached twice, Senate trial up next  —  One week after a violent mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed …
New York Times:
A Republican Lawmaker for Whom the Spectacle Is the Point  —  Rep. Lauren Boebert represents an increasingly clamorous faction of the party that carries Mr. Trump's anti-establishment message and is ready to break all norms in doing so.  —  WASHINGTON — As lawmakers entered the Capitol …
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
ICE's Latest Leader Has Resigned After Just Two Weeks On The Job  —  The acting leader of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement abruptly resigned on Wednesday, just two weeks into the job after the agency's previous director also stepped down unexpectedly in December, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Associated Press:
Biden forgoing Amtrak trip to Washington over security fears  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will no longer be taking an Amtrak train to Washington for his inauguration because of security concerns, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
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Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Exclusive: Parler CEO says social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not return  —  (Reuters) - Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze.
Molly Nagle / ABC News:
Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden's inauguration  —  Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake will also be involved.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will lend their voices to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week …
Discussion: Axios and Fox News
Washington Post:
Democrats demand investigation of whether Republicans in Congress aided Capitol rioters  —  Even as Democrats on Wednesday impeached President Trump, they turned their attention to allegations that Republican members of Congress encouraged last week's attempted insurrection …
Politico:
Donald Trump finally discovers a spotlight he wants to ignore  —  Shortly after being impeached for the second time on Wednesday, Donald Trump released a video that didn't reference the historic rebuke but did urge supporters and others alike to shun political violence.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: Snapchat will permanently ban Trump's account  —  Snapchat will permanently ban President Trump's account on Jan. 20, Axios has learned, after locking it indefinitely last week following the Capitol siege.  —  Why it matters: The Trump campaign and digital team relied on Snapchat …
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 …
Laurence H. Tribe / Washington Post:
The Senate can constitutionally hold an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office  —  Laurence H. Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School and most recently the co-author of “To End A Presidency: The Power of Impeachment.”
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David Brand / Queens News:
Queens man impeached — again  —  A Queens-born real estate developer made history Wednesday when he became the first U.S. president ever impeached twice by the House of Representatives.  —  Donald Trump, a 74-year-old lame duck Republican, is accused of inciting a lethal mob of far-right supporters …
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.”
West Sider / West Side Rag:
Jerry Nadler Brought a Zabar's Bag Into the Impeachment Hearing; Here's What Was In It  —  A blurry screenshot of a screenshot of C-Span shows the evidence.  —  Congressman Jerry Nadler is a leader in the latest impeachment of President Trump.  And as he entered the House floor on Wednesday …
James Finn / VTDigger:
Middlebury College revokes Rudy Giuliani's honorary degree  —  After announcing during the weekend that it would consider revoking an honorary degree awarded to Rudy Giuliani in 2005, Middlebury College has chosen to revoke the degree, the college said Tuesday.
Discussion: The Hill, Middlebury and Bloomberg
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Election deniers in state Senate stripped of chairmanships  —  By Jim Galloway - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Greg Bluestein - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tia Mitchell - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Patricia Murphy - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  —  It's payback time.
Discussion: The Hill and Bloomberg
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
J&J's one-shot Covid vaccine is safe and generates promising immune response in early trial  — J&J scientists randomly assigned healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 55 and those 65 and older to receive a high or low dose of its vaccine — called Ad26.COV2.S — or a placebo.
Discussion: The Week
 
 
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Rachel Maddow / MSNBC:
House Democrats demand answers on suspicious Capitol tours prior to deadly insurrection
J. Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy:
Covert Cadre: What I saw leading up to the US Capitol attack
Dina Temple-Raston / NPR:
Why Didn't The FBI And DHS Produce A Threat Report Ahead of The Capitol Insurrection?
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Dark-money GOP fund funneled millions of dollars to groups that pushed voter fraud claims
Discussion: The Intercept
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Twitter banning Trump undercuts some D.C. lobbyists and consultants
Zeynep Tufekci / The Atlantic:
Why Aren't We Wearing Better Masks?
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Proud Boys Supporter With 1,000 Rifle Rounds Made Threats, U.S. Says
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump calls on Americans, Big Tech to help ensure peaceful transition: ‘NO violence’
 

 
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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
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