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Washington Post:
Trump entertained plan to install an attorney general who would help him pursue baseless election fraud claims
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New York Times:
Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Mass Rallies Sweep Across Russia  —  The poisoning and arrest of Aleksei A. Navalny set off nationwide protests, beginning in the Far East, where people braved temperatures of minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  Thousands gathered in central Moscow …
Pjotr Sauer / The Moscow Times:   McKinsey Bans Moscow Staff From Attending Pro-Navalny Protest
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
Why McConnell Dumped Trump  —  After the Capitol assault—and after losing his perch as Majority Leader—the senator finally denounced the outgoing President.  Was it a moral reckoning or yet another act of political self-interest?  —  On the afternoon of January 6th …
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Morgan Watkins / Courier-Journal:
Kentucky Republicans reject resolution urging Mitch McConnell to stand with Trump  —  The Republican Party of Kentucky's State Central Committee rejected a resolution Saturday that would have urged Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to fully support former President Donald Trump and condemn his second impeachment.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans Have Decided Not to Rethink Anything  —  For a few days, the Republican party appeared to be undergoing a crisis of confidence, if not an outright crack-up.  First, Donald Trump lost an election, then tried to negate the outcome throughout a series of threats and increasingly absurd lawsuits …
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Arizona Republic:
After Trump, will Arizona Republican Party stick with Kelli Ward, punish Cindy McCain, Doug Ducey, Jeff Flake?
Discussion: New York Times
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
How Doug Ducey, Arizona's Republican Governor, Views His Party After Trump
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
Arizona G.O.P. Set to Censure Doug Ducey, Cindy McCain and Jeff Flake
Discussion: Raw Story
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Capitol rioter charged with threatening to ‘assassinate’ Rep. Ocasio-Cortez  —  (CNN)The Justice Department revealed new charges against a Texas man who allegedly participated in the Capitol attack and posted online death threats against Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a US Capitol Police officer.
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New York Times:
Inside the Deadly Capitol Shooting  —  With a mob approaching, a police lieutenant fatally shot a woman trying to vault through a window near the House Chamber.  —  WASHINGTON — During the four-and-a-half-hour attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, one of the moments when the mob came closest …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Imperiling quick $1,400 checks, moderate Republicans push back on Biden's economic plan  —  WASHINGTON — Key moderate Republicans in the Senate dismissed quick action on President Joe Biden's top priority of a $1.9 trillion economic package, indicating that the $1,400 stimulus payments he requested could take months, or never arrive.
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Washington Post:
Turned off by Biden's approach, GOP opposition to stimulus relief intensifies
Archie Bland / The Guardian:
Rolling Stone seeks ‘thought leaders’ willing to pay $2,000 to write for them  —  Emails from ‘best-known entertainment media outlet’ invite ‘Culture Council’ to pay for chance to publish on website  —  Rolling Stone magazine is offering “thought leaders” the chance to write for its website …
George T. Conway III / Washington Post:
Former president, private citizen and, perhaps, criminal defendant: … The question came out of the blue and has haunted me ever since.  It was Jan. 17, 2017, three days before Donald Trump's swearing-in, and my wife and I sat with him in the near-empty main cabin aboard …
Discussion: Townhall, Raw Story and Fox News
Reuters:
Macron says France will tighten legislation on incest  —  PARIS (Reuters) - France will tighten its laws on incest, President Emmanuel Macron said in a series of tweets on Saturday, after publication of a book accusing a top French political commentator of abusing his stepson sparked outrage across the country.
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Charles Bethea / New Yorker:
A Trump Holdout in Atlanta  —  L. Lin Wood, a Georgia defamation attorney who cried when Nixon resigned, still believes that the former President won the election, and he wants Mike Pence to be charged with treason.  —  Two weeks before Joe Biden's Inauguration, L. Lin Wood answered his telephone.
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
An old arrest can follow you forever online.  Some newspapers want to fix that.  —  The Boston Globe has joined a handful of newsrooms around the country doing something once unthinkable: changing old articles because they are ruining a person's life.  —  The newspaper on Friday launched …
Alex Wigglesworth / Los Angeles Times:
Controversial El Monte church damaged by homemade bomb; FBI investigating  —  The FBI and local authorities are investigating the explosion of a homemade bomb at an El Monte church that had drawn protests due to its anti-LGBTQ teachings.  —  The attack took place early Saturday …
Discussion: KTLA
Phil Helsel / NBC News:
Kenosha killing suspect Kyle Rittenhouse's bond terms changed after bar visit … A Wisconsin judge has modified the release conditions for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen charged with killing two men amid protests in Kenosha last year, after prosecutors alleged he drank beers and was “serenaded” …
Discussion: CONAN Daily and The Root
The Hill:
Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers  —  With President Joe Biden in the White House, progressives are pushing for universal student loan forgiveness.  New data from the Department of Education provides an excellent snapshot of how badly targeted student loan forgiveness would be.
Discussion: National Review
Chicago Sun-Times:
Chicago bars, restaurants officially cleared to reopen for limited indoor service Saturday  —  A day after officials said both regions were “on track” for limited reopening, the city and Cook County suburbs saw their coronavirus infection rates improve for a third straight day to officially move …
Discussion: Breitbart, CBS Chicago and Twitchy
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
How Alvin the Beagle Helped Usher In a Democratic Senate  —  Senator Raphael Warnock was sworn in this week as Georgia's first Black senator, and he arrived with a canny canine assist.  —  The dog had a lot of work to do.  —  He was co-starring in a political ad that had to showcase the candidate's good-natured warmth.
Wall Street Journal:
Military and Police Investigate Members Charged in Capitol Riot  —  At least 18 current and former cops, firefighters and service members have been arrested in connection with the mob attack  —  Jacob Fracker is a member of the Virginia National Guard and a police officer in the small town of Rocky Mount …
Fenit Nirappil / Washington Post:
U.S. largely weathered Christmas coronavirus surge, but experts warn the threat could intensify  —  Hospitalizations and cases are stabilizing, but at ‘dangerously hot’ levels  —  The United States appears to have avoided the worst-case coronavirus scenarios that officials feared …
 
 
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Biden says his mask mandate is common sense. Republicans say ‘kiss my ass.’
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New York Daily News:
Staten Island bar owner who flouted COVID restrictions indicted for illegal liquor sales, escapes assault charges for hitting deputy with his Jeep
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Universities face pressure to vet ex-Trump officials before hiring them
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MyPillow Guy among the Trump acolytes picking up the torch
Amy S. Rosenberg / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
In Cape May County, questions over a local chapter of the Oath Keepers
Margaret Talev / Axios:
Focus group: Former Trump voters say he should never hold office again
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