New York Times:
Post Trump, Republicans Are Headed for a Bitter Internal Showdown — G.O.P. leadership would like to blunt President Trump's influence over the party. Mr. Trump and his allies want to punish those who have crossed him. A series of clashes looms. — As President Trump prepares …
Max Greenwood / The Hill: Florida Republicans close ranks with Trump after Capitol siege
Michael Warren / CNN: As Trump leaves the stage, Republicans grapple with new conspiracy caucus
Shipwreckedcrew / RedState: A Senate Trial on Impeachment After Pres. Trump Leaves Office is Likely Unconstitutional
Jason Miciak / Political Flare: McConnell Beating War Drums on the Horizon: Wants Everything ‘Trump’ Wiped from the Party
Richard Luscombe / The Guardian: 'It's not their party any more': Trump leaves Republicans deeply fractured
David Masciotra / Salon: Longtime GOP insider Mike Lofgren on his former party: “Going easy on these people will not work”
Zachary Evans / National Review: Rand Paul Warns One Third of Republicans Will Leave Party if GOP Senators Back Impeachment
Keith E. Whittington / Reason: When is an Officer Impeached? V — During the first impeachment I wrote a series …
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story: ‘Bitter infighting’ over Trump has Republicans worried they'll lose even more seats in 2022: report
John McCormick / Wall Street Journal: Biden to Eclipse Reagan as Oldest President as Washington Leadership Ages
Tim O'Donnell / The Week: India launches massive vaccination campaign
Andrew Solender / Forbes: Top House Republican Wants DOJ Probe Into Trump's Capitol Siege Response
Humberto Sanchez / The Nevada Independent: Indy DC Download: The House impeached Trump for a second time, but timing of Senate trial is unclear
Stephen Wolf / Daily Kos: Voting Rights Roundup: Georgia Senate wins pave way for Democrats to pass historic election reforms
Terresa Monroe-Hamilton / Conservative News Today: ‘Wishful thinking’: Newt Gingrich throws cold water on delusional Dem predictions of GOP civil war
Sean Colarossi / POLITICUSUSA: Mitch McConnell Is Planning All-Out War To Purge Trump From The Republican Party
Trump blows up the Arizona GOP on his way out — The Trump era did more damage to the Republican Party in Arizona than almost anywhere else. Over the past two years, Republicans lost both Senate seats. In November, the state flipped Democratic in a presidential race for the first time since 1996.
Discussion: Washington Post, USA Today, Raw Story and Wall Street Journal
Dan Balz / Washington Post: Trump leaves behind a Republican Party both broken and still in his grip
David Jackson / USA Today: Running on empty: Senate Republicans ponder barring Donald Trump from seeking office again
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story: Arizona GOP left in shambles after four years of Trump: report
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate Republicans adrift ahead of Trump trial — Senate Republicans talk as a party as many as three times a week during normal times. But these times are anything but normal. — The Senate GOP has not spoken as a conference for more than two weeks now, since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked …
Discussion: New York Times, RedState, The Hugh Hewitt Show, Los Angeles Times, Raw Story, TheBlaze and Washington Post
Ross Douthat / New York Times: Could Mitch McConnell Get to Yes?
Bonchie / RedState: There's Some Good News for Trump on the Impeachment Front, and Bad News for Democrats
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times: Column: There's no need to hurry Trump's impeachment trial — accountability is a dish best served cold
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story: Senate Republicans left hanging with no idea how to handle Trump's second impeachment: report
Breck Dumas / TheBlaze: Joe Manchin says Senate should consider removing Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz under 14th Amendment
Paul Waldman / Washington Post: Imagine if Trump's influence over the GOP faded away
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Donor backlash fuels GOP alarm about Senate fundraising
Donor backlash fuels GOP alarm about Senate fundraising
Discussion: Daily Kos, Raw Story and Just An Earth-Bound Misfit, I
Kerry Eleveld / Daily Kos: Business execs discover there's a real cost to supporting a party of fanatics
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story: Republicans already panicked over 2022 election as donors close wallets after Capitol riot: report
Comrade Misfit / Just An Earth-Bound Misfit, I: More Chickens Coming Home to Roost
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Comms director for gun-toting congresswoman quits — The communications director for Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, a firebrand Republican freshman who boasts about carrying a gun to work, has quit after less than two weeks on the job. — Why it matters: Ben Goldey's resignation cited …
Discussion: New York Post, Forbes, Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Andrew Solender / Forbes: Top Aide To Pro-Trump Rep. Boebert Reportedly Resigns Over Capitol Attack
Zoe Richards / Talking Points Memo: Report: Boebert's Comms Director Is Resigning After Capitol Attack
New York Times:
Biden Seeks Quick Start With Executive Actions and Aggressive Legislation — In an effort to mark a clean break from the Trump era, the president-elect plans to roll out dozens of executive orders in his first 10 days on top of a big stimulus plan and an expansive immigration bill.
Harry Enten / CNN: How Joe Biden was Donald Trump's kryptonite
Tim O'Donnell / The Week: Here's what Biden reportedly plans to do his 1st day in office
Los Angeles Times:
Biden plans early legislation to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants without it
Biden plans early legislation to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants without it
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit, HotAir, KRDO, Big League Politics, Rolling Stone, KVIA-TV, Geller Report News and The Daily Caller
Cristina Laila / The Gateway Pundit: Biden to Offer Pathway to Citizenship for 11 Million Illegal Aliens in First Few Days in Office
Ed Morrissey / HotAir: LA Times: Get Ready For Biden's Amnesty Plan — On Steroids
Richard Moorhead / Big League Politics: Biden Will Introduce Amnesty, Citizenship Legislation for 12+ Million Illegal Aliens on Day One
Peter Wade / Rolling Stone: Biden's Immigration Reform to Include Pathway to Citizenship for Millions
Pamela Geller / Geller Report News: Beijing Biden Plots Early Legislation To 11 million Illegal Immigrants Citzenship
Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump — Zignal Labs charts 73 percent decline on Twitter and beyond following historic action against the president — Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump …
Discussion: Common Dreams
Episode 1: A premeditated lie lit the fire — Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money, Associated Press and Raw Story
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money: Donald Trump's premeditated election theft
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press: After Trump, Biden aims to reshape the presidency itself
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
What Madison Cawthorn Saw at the Insurrection The youngest member of Congress is invigorated by the mob he helped incite. — Madison Cawthorn has a vision of a January 6 that did not happen. One in which he does the noble thing for career and country. He uses his MAGA celebrity for good.
Discussion: Raw Story and No More Mister Nice Blog
Ivanka's political future comes into sharper focus — When Donald Trump incited a mob riot on Capitol Hill last week, he didn't just complicate his own political future— he scrambled the political career arcs of his kids as well. — At least three Trump family members are either considering runs …
Discussion: Business Insider, The Daily Beast, Slate, Political Flare, Forbes, Mock Paper Scissors, Florida Politics, Raw Story and CNN
John L. Dorman / Business Insider: Donald Trump Jr. decided against a Wyoming Senate run in 2020: report
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast: Trump Allies Want Ivanka to Run for Senate Against Marco Rubio: Report
Daniel Politi / Slate: Trump Allies Reportedly Want Ivanka to Challenge Rubio for Florida Senate Seat
Jason Miciak / Political Flare: GOPers Behind the Scenes Positioning Ivanka to Run Against Marco: But ‘The Stain Will Be Hard to Remove’
Andrew Solender / Forbes: All The Trump Family Members Who Might Launch Their Own Bids For Office
Tengrain / Mock Paper Scissors: The First Shady Makes Her Move!
Jacob Ogles / Florida Politics: Joe Gruters re-elected Chairman of Florida GOP
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story: Ivanka's political future in question after Capitol riot: 'It's a stain we'll never be able to erase'
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Far-right personality ‘Baked Alaska’ arrested in riot probe — WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
Discussion: New York Times, Axios, The Daily Dot, Mediaite, UPROXX and Variety
Isabella Grullón Paz / New York Times: Far-right activist ‘Baked Alaska’ is among the latest Capitol rioters to be arrested.
Oriana Gonzalez / Axios: Far-right figure “Baked Alaska” arrested for involvement in Capitol siege
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Dot: Nick Fuentes tells followers who took part in Capitol riot to destroy their cellphones
Caleb Howe / Mediaite: NEW: Far-Right Capitol Rioter ‘Baked Alaska’ Arrested by FBI, Charges Stem From Evidence He Filmed and Uploaded Himself
Matthewprigge / UPROXX: Far-Right Personality ‘Baked Alaska’ Has Joined The Many Failed MAGA Rioters Who've Been Arrested By The Feds
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
The Importance, and Incoherence, of Twitter's Trump Ban — After Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump's account, earlier this month, the reactions were quick, ubiquitous, and mostly predictable. Many of the takes seemed canned, the way an obituary of a terminally ill celebrity is often pre-written.
Man who shot video of fatal Capitol shooting is arrested, remains focus of political storm — John Earle Sullivan joined the rampage through the Capitol, and some cited his past as evidence of liberal involvement in the siege — He's a speed skater. He organizes protests …
Discussion: TheBlaze, The Daily Dot, Liberty Unyielding and Geller Report News
Chris Enloe / TheBlaze: Left-wing ‘agitator’ arrested for US Capitol riot involvement released from jail without bail
Mikael Thalen / The Daily Dot: Is this Capitol rioter actually part of ‘antifa’?
Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor at inauguration — Justice Sonia Sotomayor is another historic female first. — Kamala Harris calls teen artist who struggled with bullying — The story behind the artist who earned a phone call from Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after he painted a portrait of her.
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Orange County Register
Off-duty police were part of the Capitol mob. Now police are turning in their own. — During the chaos at the Capitol, overwhelmed police officers confronted and combated a frenzied sea of rioters who transformed the seat of democracy into a battlefield. Now police chiefs across the country …
Discussion: The Guardian, Raw Story, Town of Rocky Mount, ARLnow.com, HotAir and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Sam Levin / The Guardian: US Capitol riot: police have long history of aiding neo-Nazis and extremists
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story: Off-duty cops who participated in Capitol riot are being handed over to the FBI by fellow officers: report
James Ervin / Town of Rocky Mount: Joint Statement from Rocky Mount Chief of Police Ken Criner, Police Captain Mark Lovern and Town Manager James Ervin.
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money: And I would rather be anywhere else than here today
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Will Trump's mishandling of records leave a hole in history? — WASHINGTON (AP) — The public won't see President Donald Trump's White House records for years, but there's growing concern the collection won't be complete, leaving a hole in the history of one of America's most tumultuous presidencies.
Discussion: New York Post, Washington Post, The Week and Raw Story
Jon Levine / New York Post: Trump reportedly to leave White House the morning of Biden's inauguration
Bonnie Berkowitz / Washington Post: Five frantic hours in the White House: How to move a new president in and the old one out
Tim O'Donnell / The Week: Why historians may ‘suffer far from more holes’ than usual while researching the Trump administration
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans — WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration, signaling his desire to return to a more traditional foreign policy …
Jean Lotus / UPI: Biden fills out State Department, science adviser teams
Harry Enten / CNN:
Trump finishes with worst first term approval rating ever — (CNN)Poll of the week: A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that President Donald Trump's approval rating stands at 33%, while his disapproval is at 60%. — An average of recent polls finds Trump with a 38% approval rating and 59% disapproval rating.
Discussion: New York Times, Mother Jones, Fox News and Boston Herald
Dan Spinelli / Mother Jones: HHS Secretary Blasts Trump's Role in Capitol Riots in Resignation Letter
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News: Most Republicans want GOP in Congress to stand up to Biden: poll
Lisa Kashinsky / Boston Herald: Trump's approval ratings drop after U.S. Capitol riot
‘Trump said to do so’: Accounts of rioters who say the president spurred them to rush the Capitol could be pivotal testimony — A man from Kentucky told the FBI that he and his cousin began marching toward the U.S. Capitol building last week because “President Trump said to do so.”
Discussion: Vox, New York Times and Reuters
Cameron Peters / Vox: A new report shows Capitol Police knew Congress might be targeted days before Capitol attack
Annie Karni / New York Times: Live Updates: Trump Will Leave Office With the Worst Approval Rating of His Presidency
New York Times:
A First for an American President, and a First for Donald Trump — In the final moments of his presidency, Mr. Trump is confronting an unfamiliar fate: He is being held to account as never before for things he has said. — When President Trump faced (and overcame) the gravest crisis of his first campaign …
Michael Winfrey / Bloomberg: Impeachment 2.0 as World Awaits New U.S. Leader: Weekend Reads
Mary Margaret Olohan / The Daily Caller:
Twitter Says ‘Bug’ Prevented Users From Searching Lincoln Project Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations — A “bug” prevented Twitter users from searching the Lincoln Project on Friday, Twitter told the Daily Caller News Foundation. — Twitter did not immediately address why the bug seemed …
Discussion: Conservative News Today, Axios, Business Insider and Sputnik News
Vivek Saxena / Conservative News Today: Lincoln Project co-founder admits to sending ‘inappropriate messages’, takes swipe at Trump
Lachlan Markay / Axios: John Weaver, Lincoln Project co-founder, acknowledges “inappropriate” messages
Sophia Ankel / Business Insider: John Weaver, co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, acknowledges sending ‘inappropriate’ messages to several men
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
Alex Azar resigns as Health and Human Services Secretary, citing Capitol mob — Alex Azar, the Health and Human Services Secretary, resigned earlier this week, citing the violent Capitol riot inflamed by President Donald Trump in his resignation letter obtained by NBC News.
Discussion: National Review, HotAir, The Week, The Guardian, Business Insider and Axios
Jazz Shaw / HotAir: BREAKING: HHS Secretary Latest To Resign
Tim O'Donnell / The Week: 10 things you need to know today: January 16, 2021
Sophia Ankel / Business Insider: Health Secretary Alex Azar uses resignation letter to fire warning at Trump that the Capitol siege threatens to ‘tarnish’ the administration's accomplishments
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Manchin: Removing Hawley, Cruz with 14th Amendment ‘should be a consideration’ — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said that the Senate should consider removing Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) via the 14th Amendment over their objections last week to the Electoral College results.
Discussion: Fox News, Trending Politics and Conservative News Today
Julia Musto / Fox News: Manchin says 14th Amendment ouster should be ‘consideration’ for Sens. Hawley, Cruz
Daniel Dale / CNN:
The 15 most notable lies of Donald Trump's presidency — Washington (CNN)Trying to pick the most notable lies from Donald Trump's presidency is like trying to pick the most notable pieces of junk from the town dump. — There's just so much ugly garbage to sift through before you can make a decision.
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story: Trump's 15 worst lies over four years compiled by CNN's fact-checker
Cmte Intelligence (D) RSS Articles:
Committees Open Review of Insurrection at Capitol and Threats to Stop Peaceful Transition of Power — Committees Send Requests for Documents and Briefings to FBI, DHS, NCTC and ODNI — Washington, DC - Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Homeland Security …
Jordan Williams / The Hill: House panels open review of Capitol riot
David French / TIME:
The Right's Message to Silicon Valley: “Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee” — French is a senior editor at The Dispatch and a columnist for Time. His new book is Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. He is a former major in the United States Army Reserve.
Wall Street Journal:
Solo Extremists Might Pose Higher Risk Than Organized Groups — Far-right leaders urge followers to stay away from capitals where law-enforcement presence will be high through the presidential inauguration — As Washington, D.C., and state capitals enact security measures …
Discussion: Fox News, Al Jazeera, NPR, Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion and CNN
Vandana Rambaran / Fox News: 25,000 National Guard troops deployed to Capitol as Biden inauguration looms
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion: Military Buildup In D.C. Makes No Sense, Unless They Know Something We Don't
Before he stormed the Capitol, ex-W.Va. lawmaker harassed women at an abortion clinic — Derrick Evans walked with his phone out in front of him, camera facing forward, as he advanced on the patient in the abortion clinic parking lot. Surrounding the car, clinic volunteers tried to shield …
Selfie-Snapping Rioters Leave FBI a Trail of Over 140,000 Images — Citizens and police sift online trove to find Capitol mob — Facial recognition software used by one police department — The FBI arrested one man after a co-worker at a western Maryland restaurant reported seeing …
Discussion: Washington Post, Mediaite and Political Wire, more at Techmeme »
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Selfie-Happy Insurrectionists Have Created Over 140,000 Pieces of Evidence For FBI — and Counting
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire: Follow the Selfies — Bloomberg reports that “selfie-snapping rioters” at the U.S. Capitol …
New York Times:
How Pro-Trump Rioter Rosanne Boyland Died During the Capitol Attacks — Rosanne Boyland died after losing consciousness in the crush of a pro-Trump mob as it surged against the police. Here's how it happened. — Rosanne Boyland, a 34-year-old Trump supporter from Georgia who died during …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Law & Crime
Guardsmen stationed at U.S. Capitol building to get cots — The National Guardsmen providing security in the U.S. Capitol ahead of the inauguration are soon getting cots, after images went viral last week of troops sleeping on the floor in the halls of Congress, according to four people familiar with the decision.
Discussion: Raw Story
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
We're Just Finding Out How Bad the Riot Really Was — As terrifying as it was to watch the attempted coup unfold on January 6, the news that afternoon offered some cause for relief. Although the U.S. Capitol was overrun, few injuries were initially reported. At first, it appeared that only one woman died in the melee.
Paul Blumenthal / HuffPost: Capitol Insurrectionists Said They Were Following Trump's Orders
Nicole Gaouette / CNN: Terrifying scope of Capitol attack becoming clearer as Washington locks down for Biden's inauguration
Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Column: How Trump cheapened one of America's highest honors, the Medal of Freedom — Nothing makes sense anymore. — The party of “law and order” just rampaged through the Capitol, bludgeoning a police officer to death and calling for the lynching of the vice president.
Maura Judkis / Washington Post:
The insurrectionist next door: A new source of suburban unease — The TV crew had set up on the street in front of Matthew Council's Riverview, Fla., home, and that was how his neighbor learned the man who lives a few houses down from him had been arrested for storming the Capitol.
Martyn McLaughlin / Scotsman:
Leading QC says Scottish ministers can seek ‘McMafia’ order into Donald Trump's finances — One of Scotland's leading QCs has directly contradicted First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's claims that the Scottish Government is not responsible for the decision on whether to seek an Unexplained Wealth Order …