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Matt Fuller / HuffPost:
GOP Rep. Andy Harris Tries To Bring Gun Into House Chamber  —  Republicans keep complaining about the new metal detectors outside the House chamber.  Now we know why.  —  WASHINGTON ― New security measures outside the U.S. House chamber prevented a Republican lawmaker from bringing a gun onto the House floor Thursday.
Politico:
‘We feel incredibly betrayed’: Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol  —  Thousands of National Guardsmen were allowed back into the Capitol Thursday night, hours after U.S. Capitol Police officials ordered them to vacate the facilities, sending them outdoors or to nearby parking garages …
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Alex Horton / Washington Post:
‘This is absurd’: Scores of National Guard members banished to Senate parking garage, soldiers say  —  Hundreds of National Guard members were forced out of a U.S. Capitol cafeteria and into a parking garage nearby, putting them in close quarters with moving cars, exhaust fumes …
John Ismay / New York Times:   National Guard troops who protected the Capitol for Biden's Inauguration were told to sleep in a parking garage.
Sara Luterman / The Nation:
The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn  —  Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.  —  Before January 6, 25-year-old Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP senators say only a few Republicans will vote to convict Trump  —  Republicans say the chances that former President Trump will be convicted in an impeachment trial are plummeting, despite lingering anger among some Republicans over his actions.  —  Only five or six Republican senators …
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Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Senate Republicans uniting behind impeachment defense  —  Senate Republicans are coalescing around a long-shot bid to dismiss the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump before it even begins, relying on a disputed legal argument that says putting an ex-president on trial is unconstitutional.
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Senate Republicans throw cold water on Biden's immigration proposal
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Biden Plans Executive Action to Expand Food Stamps and Speed Stimulus Checks  —  The president's latest executive orders include an effort to protect employees who fear for their safety from coronavirus infection at work.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden will issue an executive order …
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Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
Fauci says lack of candor from Trump administration ‘very likely’ cost lives  —  Washington (CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that the lack of truthfulness from the Trump administration regarding the Covid-19 pandemic “very likely” cost American lives.  —  “Particularly when you're …
Discussion: Axios, TheBlaze and Mediaite
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USA Today:
Authorities found sniper rifle, handcuffs in home of accused ‘zip tie guy’ in Capitol riot  —  Natalie Neysa Alund Mariah TimmsNashville Tennessean  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Federal agents recovered a sniper rifle and more than a dozen high-powered weapons from the home of Eric Munchel …
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Jeremy Finley / WSMV-TV:   Agents find sniper rifle, stash of weapons in home of “Zip Tie Guy”
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
After obsessive focus on Trump, White House reporters need to zoom way out  —  Covering Donald Trump's White House was easy.  All that mattered was Trump.  —  It might have been exhausting, given his manic and narcissistic proclivity to say absolutely whatever came to mind, whenever, and regardless of what he had said before.
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Dion Rabouin / Axios:
Biden's centrist words, liberal actions  —  President Biden talks like a soothing centrist.  He promises to govern like a soothing centrist.  But early moves show that he is keeping his promise to advance a liberal agenda.  —  Why it matters: Never before has a president done …
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CNN:
White House dog days haven't returned just yet  —  Washington (CNN)The new administration is working doggedly in its first days in office, but President Joe Biden's four-legged companions aren't joining in just yet.  —  Biden's dogs have not yet moved into the White House, a source familiar told CNN …
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New York Times:
Can Someone Please Open the Door?  —  The Bidens waited for an awkward moment in front of a closed door when they arrived at their new residence, a protocol breach that turned out to be a small but curious bit of disarray.  —  WASHINGTON — It was the culminating moment of a transfer of power …
Rachelle Hampton / Slate:
“I Think My Gmail Has Crashed”: The Teacher Who Made Bernie Sanders' Mittens on Watching Them Go Viral  —  Joe Biden's inauguration doubled as a promenade of style, featuring thousand-dollar Dior Air Jordan 1s, monochromatic jewel-toned looks, and a skirt so wide it enforced its own sartorial social distancing.
Discussion: Fox News and Chicago Sun-Times
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Enemies, a Love Story: Inside the 36-year Biden and McConnell Relationship  —  The last time Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell faced off, Biden blinked first.  —  It was the winter of 2012.  Then, as now, Democrats had just won a presidential election, had a narrow Senate majority …
Discussion: Raw Story
The Times:
Japan looks for a way out of Tokyo Olympics because of Covid … The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032.
Jaclyn Peiser / Washington Post:
Ex-Houston police officer claimed he only breached the Capitol during riots to see ‘historical art’  —  When federal agents asked Houston police Officer Tam Dinh Pham why he was in Washington during the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, he said he had traveled there on business …
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland:
Cardin, Murkowski, Speier, Reed Announce Bipartisan Resolution to Affirm Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment  —  The required 38 states have ratified the ERA.  Congress must not stand in the way of finally enshrining equality for women into our Constitution.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
The Economist:
The world must not accept the jailing of Alexei Navalny  —  It takes courage to expose the corruption of Vladimir Putin's regime  —  In a democracy the battle for power involves elections, media skirmishes and the occasional metaphorical stab in the back.  In Russia it is literally a matter of life and death.
Garry Kasparov / Wall Street Journal:
The GOP Hit Rock Bottom.  Can Conservatives Recover?  —  If reasonable Republicans want to hold off the far left, they will have to stop the rise of the far right.  —  We have a new year and a new administration, but America's crisis hasn't yet passed.  The dangerous forces unleashed …
Washington Post:
Trump steps out of the White House and into a company in crisis  —  Donald Trump returns to his company this week as it faces a deepening crisis, with key properties bleeding revenue and its bankers, lawyers and customers fleeing the company.  —  Financial disclosure forms …
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Biden's First Foreign Policy Blunder Could Be on Iran  —  The administration needs to send a consistent message to the regime about its misbehavior.  —  President Joe Biden has done a good job so far of calming the anxieties of allies that the U.S. will rush into negotiations to re-enter the flawed 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
U.S. Department of Justice:
ADT Technician Pleads Guilty to Hacking Home Security Footage  —  A home security technician has pleaded guilty to repeatedly hacking into customers' video feeds, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Prerak Shah.  —  Telesforo Aviles, a 35-year-old former ADT employee …
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. watchdog to examine abrupt departure of Atlanta U.S. attorney whom Trump appeared to criticize  —  The Justice Department inspector general has begun examining the abrupt departure this month of the U.S. attorney in Atlanta after then-President Donald Trump complained officials …
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Michael Sean Winters / National Catholic Reporter:
Bishops throw cold water on the most Catholic inauguration in history  —  Joe Biden greets Jesuit Fr. Leo O'Donovan during Biden's inauguration as the 46th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington Jan. 20, 2021.  (CNS/Reuters pool/Patrick Semansky)
Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
Dem's New Bill Aims to Bar QAnon Followers From Security Clearances  —  “It's really dangerous for individuals who hold these types of views to receive a security clearance and access to classified information,” said congresswoman Stephanie Murphy.  —  Among the MAGA flags and “Stop the Steal” …
Discussion: Raw Story
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
Meet Your Local Republican Insurrectionist  —  A new HuffPost tally finds over 20 GOP state and local lawmakers or officials were at the D.C. rally that turned into a violent insurrection.  Here are their names.  —  At least 21 state and local Republican officials attended the Jan. 6 rally in Washington …
Discussion: Raw Story
Tim Perry / CBS News:
Kamala Harris to move temporarily to Blair House  —  Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, will temporarily move to Blair House, which is near the White House, before moving to the vice president's residence at the Naval Observatory, according to an aide for Harris.
 
 
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David Brooks / New York Times:
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Financial Times:
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Maury Brown / Forbes:
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Corinne Heller / E! Online:
President Joe Biden's Oval Office Now Features a Sweet Photo of Late Son Beau Biden
Susannah George / Washington Post:
U.S. to resume processing thousands of stalled visas for Afghans who aided Americans
 Earlier Items: 
Catherine E. Shoichet / CNN:
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Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Biden poised to break with Brown, progressives in picking top bank cop
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
For Prosecutors, Trump's Clemency Decisions Were a ‘Kick in the Teeth’
Discussion: Kaiser Health News
Politico:
Liz Cheney's problems pile up
Discussion: Townhall, Washington Times and TIME
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Speak up, Bret Baier. Speak up, Chris Wallace.
Nancy Levine / Rantt Media:
Legal Liability Looms For Orgs Behind Rally That Incited Insurrection
Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:
Instacart is firing every employee who voted to unionize