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Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Trump Fumes in His First Weekend Out of Office as Fauci Clowns on Him  —  And the worst part?  Trump can't even tweet about it.  —  In recent days, former President Donald Trump has watched from afar as one of his most popular rivals for public attention has been unleashed by the Biden administration to …
Josh Hawley / New York Post:
It's time to stand up against the muzzling of America  —  Have you checked your social credit score lately?  You might want to.  Mine seems to have taken a nosedive this month.  You might want to see how yours is doing.  —  Everyone knows what a credit score is.  But social credit scores are new.
Discussion: Instapundit
Politico:
Bipartisan group of senators pushes back on Biden Covid plan  —  A bipartisan group of senators told White House officials on Sunday that the stimulus spending in President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief plan provides too much money to high-income Americans, an opening setback …
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Alexis Benveniste / CNN:
Members are quitting ‘sad’ Mar-a-Lago after Trump loses  —  New York (CNN Business)Many once-loyal members of Mar-a-Lago are leaving because they no longer want to have any connection to former President Donald Trump, according to the author of the definitive book about the resort.
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
McCarthy takes heat from every direction as House Republicans feud following the Capitol siege  —  Kevin McCarthy is learning you can get torched when you try to make everyone happy, especially after an insurrection.  —  Why it matters: The House Republican leader had been hoping to use …
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators …
Discussion: Washington Times and Sputnik News
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Rand Paul versus George Stephanopoulos.  A great confrontation, and I do not agree with the title on this video, that Rand Paul “melts down.”  —  Here's the transcript.  —  STEPHANOPOULOS: Senator Paul, let me begin with a threshold question for you.  This election was not stolen, do you accept that fact?
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Sen. Rand Paul / The Hill:
Boycott sham impeachment
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Trump Administration Quietly Eased Sanctions on Israeli Billionaire  —  The reversal by the Treasury Department during the administration's final days came after an appeal by lobbyists with close ties to the former president.  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration quietly moved …
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Peter Fabricius / Daily Maverick:   Departing Trump lifted US sanctions against controversial Israeli businessman Dan Gertler
Amanda Macias / CNBC:
CDC director says federal government does not know how much Covid vaccine the U.S. has  — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Sunday that the federal government doesn't know how much coronavirus vaccine the nation has.  — “I can't tell you how much vaccine …
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Orion Rummler / Axios:
CDC director: “I can't tell you how much vaccine we have”
Discussion: New York Times and HotAir
Associated Press:
AP source: Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during …
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CBS News:
Biden expected to repeal Trump's transgender military ban as soon as Monday
Discussion: CNN and Rolling Stone
Howard Altman / Military Times:   In one of first actions, new defense secretary orders review of sexual misconduct programs
Arlene Stein / New Jersey Online:
N.J.'s forgotten history of hate  —  At a summer camp in northwest New Jersey, cabins surround a lake.  A photograph from 1937 shows hundreds of teenage boys dressed in light brown shirts and shorts, and girls in white blouses and black skirts carrying flags.  At first, it looks like a typical summer camp of that era.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Trump Wants Back on Facebook.  This Star-Studded Jury Might Let Him.  —  A new kind of corporate supercourt is looking for legitimacy.  —  They meet mostly on Zoom, but I prefer to picture the members of this court, or council, or whatever it is, wearing reflective suits and hovering via hologram around a glowing table.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders expected to announce gubernatorial bid  —  The former White House press secretary is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.  —  Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to launch her campaign for Arkansas governor.
Kansas City Star:
‘Bamboozled.’ Hawley mentors stunned by conduct, but early warning signs were there  —  Josh Hawley was a precocious 15-year-old in 1995, writing a regular column for his hometown paper, The Lexington News, when he was still in high school.  —  He used the early platform to opine on politics …
New York Times:
Why Vaccines Alone Will Not End the Pandemic  —  The coronavirus pandemic in the United States has raged almost uncontrollably for so long that even if millions of people are vaccinated, millions more will still be infected and become ill unless people continue to wear masks …
Discussion: Deadline
Aymann Ismail / Slate:
“I Don't See the Last Four Years as This Journalistic Anomaly”  —  This is part of What We Learned, a series of reflections on the meaning and legacy of the Trump years.  —  Astead W. Herndon wasn't surprised when Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for the 2016 election.
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GOP Lawmaker, Who Questioned Black Hygiene In The Contraction Of COVID-19, To Lead Health Panel  —  Ohio State Sen. Stephen Huffman was appointed to chair the committee in Jan. 2021.  —  A white Ohio Republican lawmaker who questioned whether members of “the colored population” …
Discussion: Business Insider
Don Surber:
Liberals suffer Trump withdrawal  —  After obsessing over him in their every woken moment for the past 5 years, liberals face the terror of withdrawal as Donald John Trump has gone home to Florida.  —  He has lived rent-free in their heads for so long that they feel an emptiness.
Nader Issa / Chicago Sun-Times:
Chicago Teachers Union votes to refuse in-person work, defy Chicago Public Schools' reopening plan  —  In response, CPS officials said they will delay the scheduled return of thousands of teachers and staff until Wednesday “to ensure we have the time needed to resolve our discussions without risking disruption to student learning.”
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Ronnie Reese / Chicago Teachers Union:
Educators overwhelmingly vote in favor of safety, continued remote learning
Discussion: The Hill, Bloomberg and OutKick
 
 
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Kadia Goba / Axios:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Alex Yablon / Jacobin:
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Keith Griffith / Associated Press:
Trump ‘is drafting an enemies list of Republicans for his Patriot Party to challenge in primaries’ …