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11:50 AM ET, January 21, 2021

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Washington Post:
Army falsely denied Flynn's brother was involved in key part of military response to Capitol riot  —  The Army falsely denied for days that Lt. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, the brother of disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, was involved in a key meeting during …
MJ Lee / CNN:
Biden is inheriting a nonexistent Covid-19 vaccine plan from Trump administration, sources say  —  (CNN)Newly sworn in President Joe Biden and his advisers are inheriting no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to speak of from the Trump administration, sources tell CNN, posing a significant challenge for the new White House.
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Will Feuer / CNBC:
Biden to sign 10 executive orders and invoke Defense Production Act to combat Covid pandemic  — President Joe Biden released details of his Covid response plan, including 10 executive orders and his intent to use the Defense Production Act.  — The 23-page plan expands on initiatives outlined …
Discussion: Forbes, Politico, New York Post and UPI
The Daily Beast:
‘Worse Than We Imagined’: Team Trump Left Biden a COVID Nightmare  —  SOLD AS IS  —  The systems to manufacture, distribute, and track vaccine doses set up by the Trump administration are even more broken than Biden's COVID team feared.  —  Twelve minutes before noon on Wednesday …
Discussion: New York Times and Bloomberg
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:   It's Day 2, And Joe Biden Has A Whole Bunch Of New COVID-19 Orders To Give
New York Times:
Hours After Biden Inauguration, Federal Agents Use Tear Gas in Portland  —  Protesters who spent months in the streets over racial injustice and inequality said they don't expect immediate change from President Biden, who they declared “will not save us.”  —  PORTLAND, Ore. …
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The White House:   President Joe Biden Announces Acting Federal Agency Leadership
Zack Budryk / The Hill:
The Lincoln Project co-founder says post-Trump he's going after Cruz  —  Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson said that now that former President Trump is out of office, he intends to turn the super-PAC's attention to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).  —  Wilson told the Texas politics-focused podcast …
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story and Twitchy
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CNN:
GOP senators warn McConnell could face backlash if he votes to convict Trump  —  Mitch McConnell: Capitol rioters were fed lies  —  (CNN)A faction of Senate Republicans has a warning for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: Stick with former President Donald Trump during his impeachment trial.
CNN:
As expected, Biden intends to keep FBI director in his post, an official says  —  (CNN)President Joe Biden intends to keep FBI Director Christopher Wray in his post, a senior administration official tells CNN, a sign of confidence for the bureau's leader who has more than six years remaining in his term.
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Laura Tingle / ABC:
Donald Trump was a ‘demagogue president’ and ‘sociopath’, says former FBI director James Comey
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats poised to rebuff McConnell's filibuster demands  —  Senate Democrats are signaling they will reject an effort by Mitch McConnell to protect the legislative filibuster as part of a deal to run a 50-50 Senate, saying they have little interest in bowing to his demands just hours into their new Senate majority.
Discussion: HotAir
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Democrats shoot down McConnell's filibuster gambit
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Biden Has Already Fired Three of Trump's Worst Appointees  —  Many of Donald Trump's most notorious appointees, including his cabinet secretaries, resigned shortly before Joe Biden took office.  But myriad officials whom Trump installed in the executive branch remained in spite of their antagonism toward the new president's agenda.
The White House:
Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States … BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  —  The United States was built on a foundation of religious freedom and tolerance, a principle enshrined in the United States Constitution.
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The White House:
Executive Order on Ethic Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel
Aishvarya Kavi / New York Times:
Biden's 17 Executive Orders and Other Directives in Detail
Kate Bennett / CNN:
Bidens quickly fire White House chief usher installed by Trump  —  (CNN)The Bidens moved quickly on Wednesday to fire White House chief usher Timothy Harleth, who was installed by the Trumps, two sources with knowledge have confirmed to CNN.  —  Harleth was hired by Melania Trump in 2017 to fill the important role of chief usher.
Discussion: Slate, Fox News and USA Today
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Niall McCarthy / Statista Infographics:   Pets Return To The White House Under President Biden
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Top D.C. lobbying firm quietly hires controversial Trump advisor  —  Forbes Tate is one of the top ten lobbying firms in D.C., bringing in over $14 million in publicly reported lobbying fees last year.  Each month, the firm collects tens of thousands of dollars from A-list clients including Bayer …
Discussion: Raw Story
Laura Collins / Daily Mail:
Strange bedfellows!  MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell had secret romance with Jane Krakowski, wooing 30 Rock actress with flowers and champagne in relationship that baffled her friends  — MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell had a secret nine month romance with 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski, DailyMail.com can reveal
Felix Salmon / Axios:
Media trust hits new low  —  Trust in traditional media has declined to an all-time low, and many news professionals are determined to do something about it.  —  Why it matters: Faith in society's central institutions, especially in government and the media, is the glue that holds society together.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Democrats caught flat-footed by total control of Washington  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  The Democratic takeover of the White House and Congress is complete.  But the truth is that the party was caught flat-footed by it: Almost no one expected JON OSSOFF and RAPHAEL WARNOCK …
Washington Post:
Biden fires Trump-appointed labor board general counsel who refused to resign  —  A standoff between the Biden administration and the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel ended Wednesday evening in the top lawyer's firing, according to a White House official.
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New York Times:
From Commander in Chief to Interloper in Palm Beach  —  If former President Donald J. Trump intends to live in South Florida full time, he is likely to encounter some friction.  (Though his fans are thrilled.)  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. — On Wednesday, Donald J. Trump did what many older New Yorkers do: He retired to Florida.
Diana Olick / CNBC:
Biden looks to give a big boost to homebuyers and builders  — Biden is proposing a $15,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit, which could be accessed immediately by the buyer, thereby serving as down payment assistance.  — The FHA could also reduce its monthly insurance premiums under the new leadership.
Discussion: Politico and Axios
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media can be glad for the Biden White House's return to normalcy.  But let's not be lulled.  —  White House press secretary Jen Psaki was prepared.  She was professional.  She was noncombative.  —  And she didn't peddle a whopper of a lie, the way Sean Spicer did on Day One four years ago with his …
Washington Post:
Harris to delay move into vice-presidential residence  —  Vice President Harris and her husband Doug Emoff will not immediately be moving into the Naval Observatory while work is done on the 128-year-old home, according to two people familiar with the arrangement.
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Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
3 significant shifts that Vice President Harris cements
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
All overweight D.C. residents will get priority for the coronavirus vaccine.  Experts are skeptical.  —  The District plans to give priority for coronavirus vaccines to the broadest possible swath of people with preexisting health conditions — a decision that will make hundreds of thousands eligible …
Rich Lowry / Politico:
No, There Won't Be Unity  —  Inaugural addresses are meant to be aspirational, so President Joe Biden might as well have doubled down on his call for unity in his address on Wednesday.  —  Presidents have made such appeals going back to George Washington.  More recently, George W. Bush billed himself …
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Heather Mac Donald / City Journal:
Words of Division  —  Cloaked in an appeal to unity, President Biden's inaugural speech hit all the expected themes of racial resentment and blame.  —  Politics and law  —  The Social Order  —  It's an odd way to seek national unity: call a significant portion of the American public white supremacists, racists, and nativists.
Discussion: Power Line and The Moderate Voice
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Former GOP operative Michael Ellis placed on administrative leave from NSA top lawyer job  —  The director of the National Security Agency, who was ordered over the weekend to install a former GOP political operative as the agency's top lawyer, on Wednesday placed that individual on administrative leave …
Discussion: CNN and Business Insider
Associated Press:
Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead  —  BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said.  —  The rare suicide bombing hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area …
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Trump's Parting Gift to Joe Biden  —  Donald Trump's chaotic final days in the White House could present President Joe Biden with a historic opportunity to broaden his base of public support and splinter Republican opposition to his agenda.  —  Recent polls have repeatedly found …
 
 
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Evidence shows Capitol rioters brutally attacked police with flagpoles, fire extinguishers and fists
Discussion: Raw Story
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Charlottesville Inspired Biden to Run. Now It Has a Message for Him.
Discussion: Fox News
Topher Sanders / THE CITY:
Still Can't Breathe: How NYPD Officers Continue to Use Chokeholds on Civilians
John F. Harris / Politico:
Biden Turns the Page On Trump in a Surprisingly Effective Inaugural Address
Alan M. Dershowitz / Wall Street Journal:
No, You Can't Try an Impeached Former President
Discussion: Reason and The Independent
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Europe's growing mask ask: Ditch the cloth ones for medical-grade coverings
Discussion: The Guardian and Forbes
The White House:
Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation
Discussion: Vox and Townhall
The White House:
Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
A look inside Biden's Oval Office