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7:20 PM ET, January 16, 2021

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Washington Post:
Virginia man arrested at inauguration security checkpoint in possession of gun, 500 rounds ammo and non-government issued credential, police say  —  A Virginia man has been arrested after law enforcement found at least one firearm and more than 500 rounds of ammunition in his truck as he tried …
Discussion: Townhall, NPR, Forbes, Twitchy and Mediaite
Washington Post:
Live updates: Capitols brace for potentially violent protests; armed man arrested at inauguration checkpoint  —  Officials in state capitals were prepared for protests and potential violence this weekend, but with the exception of a few locations, state houses were relatively quiet on Saturday afternoon.
Politico:
Guardsmen stationed at U.S. Capitol building to get cots
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Washington Post:
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 …
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 …
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Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Donor backlash fuels GOP alarm about Senate fundraising
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.
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Los Angeles Times:
Biden plans early legislation to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants without it
Washington Post:
Trump to flee Washington and seek rehabilitation in a MAGA oasis: Florida  —  President Trump will leave Washington this week politically wounded, silenced on social media and essentially unwelcome in his lifelong hometown of New York.  —  By migrating instead to Palm Beach, Fla. …
Discussion: The Guardian and Political Flare
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.
Axios:
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.
Julia Musto / Fox News:
Manchin says 14th Amendment ouster should be ‘consideration’ for Sens. Hawley, Cruz  —  The senator says Hawley and Cruz's election objections after the siege of the Capitol were ‘totally outside the realm of our responsibilities’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for January 16<br>
Discussion: RedState, Mediaite, Townhall and TheBlaze
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Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Manchin: Removing Hawley, Cruz with 14th Amendment ‘should be a consideration’
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
Major NRA donor to challenge gun group's bankruptcy over alleged fraud  —  Complaint could stop top NRA executives from discharging a substantial portion of the organisation's debts  —  A major donor to the National Rifle Association is poised to challenge key aspects of the gun group's bankruptcy filing …
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Times
ABC News:
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.
Politico:
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 …
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.
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Amanda Lee Myers / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Selena Gomez: Big Tech ‘cashing in from evil’
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and The Week
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.
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Bloomberg
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Acting defense secretary orders NSA director to immediately install former GOP operative as the agency's top lawyer  —  Acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller ordered the director of the National Security Agency to install on Saturday a former GOP political operative as the NSA's top lawyer …
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
FBI probing if foreign governments, groups funded extremists who helped execute Capitol attack  —  WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating whether foreign governments, organizations or individuals provided financial support to extremists who helped plan and execute the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
Dating apps are using images from the siege to ban rioters' accounts  —  Bumble, Tinder and others are freezing out rioters with help from law enforcement — and, in some cases, their own photos.  Other app users have taken matters into their own hands by striking up conversations …
Washington Post:
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 …
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.
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New York Times:
Inside Twitter's Decision to Cut Off Trump
Washington Post:
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 …
Aaron Davis / Washington Post:
Timeline: How law enforcement and government officials failed to head off the U.S. Capitol attack  —  In the 17 days after President Trump began to encourage his supporters to descend on D.C. until the siege that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, law enforcement and city officials braced …
Washington Post:
‘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: CNN, Vox and New York Times
Washington Post:
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 …
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Trump officials and conservatives are quietly meeting in Las Vegas to discuss ‘woke tech’  —  Conservative investors, political operatives, right-wing writers and Trump administration officials are quietly meeting in Las Vegas this weekend to discuss topics including China, “woke tech” and …
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.
 
 
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