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10:35 PM ET, January 26, 2021

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CNN:
Marjorie Taylor Greene indicated support for executing prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019 before running for Congress  —  (CNN)Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress …
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Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Marjorie Taylor Greene QAnon-adjacent conspiracy theory comments resurface  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is setting up a new test for House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.  —  Why it matters: The freshman Republican from Georgia made a series of bizarre and outlandish remarks …
Politico:
‘Dead on arrival’: Trump conviction unlikely after GOP votes to nix trial  —  Nearly every Senate Republican declared Tuesday that putting a former president on trial for impeachment is unconstitutional, indicating that the House's case against Donald Trump is almost certain to fail.
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Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Sen. Patrick Leahy, set to preside over Trump impeachment, taken to hospital  — Sen. Patrick Leahy was taken to a Washington hospital after “not feeling well,” his spokesman said.  — The Vermont Democrat is due to preside over the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump,
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Nearly all GOP senators vote against impeachment trial for Trump, signaling likely acquittal
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
McConnell: It Was Too Soon to Impeach Trump, Now It's Too Late.
New York Times:
Senator Patrick Leahy, 80, is briefly hospitalized as a precaution after he reported feeling unwell.
Discussion: HotAir and Townhall
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
JUST IN: Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy Hospitalized, Wife Reports He's ‘Doing Well,’ Could Be Back at Work Tomorrow
Discussion: Associated Press and CNN
Paul Sonne / Washington Post:
Pentagon restricted commander of D.C. Guard ahead of Capitol riot  —  The commander of the D.C. National Guard said the Pentagon restricted his authority ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, requiring higher level sign-off to respond that cost time as the events that day spiraled out of control.
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Tom LoBianco / Business Insider:
Mike and Karen Pence are homeless and appear to be couch surfing their way through Indiana … - Republicans close to former Vice President Mike Pence say they don't know where the former second couple is now living.  — Pence and his wife Karen haven't owned a home in a decade …
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Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:   Mike Pence is ‘homeless’ and bouncing between couches of Indiana politicians: report
Elvina Nawaguna / Business Insider:
SCOOP: Josh Hawley says he is not running for president in 2024 … - Sen. Josh Hawley is not running for president in 2024, the Republican lawmaker told Insider on Tuesday.  — His recent actions — fiery speeches, a new book, and strong defense of President Donald Trump …
Laura Meckler / Washington Post:
CDC finds with precautions in place, scant spread of coronavirus in schools  —  Schools operating in person have seen scant transmission of the coronavirus, particularly when masks and distancing are employed, but some indoor athletics have led to infections and should be curtailed if schools …
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: Kaine, Collins pitch Senate colleagues on censuring Trump  —  Sens. Tim Kaine and Susan Collins are privately pitching their colleagues on a bipartisan resolution censuring former President Trump, three sources familiar with the discussions tell Axios.
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Rudy Takala / Mediaite:   Sens. Kaine, Collins Pitch Colleagues on Censuring Trump as Alternative to Impeachment
Eddie Burkhalter / Alabama Political Reporter:
Trump Appointee Says Tuberville, RAGA Director Met With Trump Family, Top Advisers On Eve Of Capitol Attack  —  Tuberville, through a spokeswoman, said he did not attend the meeting with Trump on the eve of the deadly attack.  —  The entrance to the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. (VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)
CNN:
Goya board silences its CEO after he tells Fox News the election was rigged  —  New York (CNN Business)Goya's board of directors had enough of CEO Robert Unanue's public comments in support of former President Donald Trump and his unfounded claims of voter fraud.  On Friday, it voted to muzzle him.
New York Times:
Proud Boys Under Growing Scrutiny in Capitol Riot Investigation  —  Officials are trying to determine to what extent far-right groups planned the assault in advance.  —  The leadership of the Proud Boys has come under increased scrutiny as agents and prosecutors across the country try …
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Tess Owen / VICE:   Roger Stone Used Oath Keepers as Security on the Eve of the Capitol Riot
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Kellyanne Conway Accused of Posting Topless Photo of Her 16-Year-Old Daughter on Twitter … Kellyanne Conway, ex-counselor to disgraced former President Trump, allegedly posted a topless picture of her daughter Claudia, 16, on Twitter on Monday.  —  Reached for comment …
CREW:
Kayleigh McEnany's Financial Disclosure reveals agreement with Fox News … Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is the latest official to take advantage of the revolving door between Fox News and the Trump administration.  According to her termination financial disclosure report …
Wall Street Journal:
Administration to Buy Enough Doses to Vaccinate U.S. Population by End of Summer  —  Biden administration will also boost supply of coronavirus vaccines sent to states by about 16% for next three weeks  —  WASHINGTON—The Biden administration on Tuesday said it would boost the supply …
Discussion: HuffPost
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The Frontier:
Oklahoma trying to return its $2m stockpile of hydroxychloroquine  —  The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office has been tasked with attempting to return a $2 million stockpile of a malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump as a way to treat the coronavirus.  —  Reading Time Posted In
Discussion: New York Post and Political Wire
KUSA-TV:
Nearly 4,600 Colorado Republicans changed their party affiliation after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol  —  An analysis of Colorado voter registration data showed that most of those Republicans switched to unaffiliated.  —  DENVER — Nearly 4,600 registered Republicans changed …
National Review:
Operation Warp Speed Staffers Refute Claim Biden Is Starting from Scratch on Vaccines  —  Current and former staffers say they helped set Biden's administration on a glide path to its vaccination goal.  —  Leaders of the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed spent months working …
Discussion: RedState, Twitchy and HotAir
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Heather Long / Washington Post:
Cutting off stimulus checks to Americans earning over $75,000 could be wise, new data suggests  —  Biden is debating another round of $1,400 stimulus payments.  Some in Congress have urged the president to target aid to lower-income families only.  —  As President Biden pushes for another round …
Peter Rudegeair / Wall Street Journal:
Goldman CEO David Solomon Takes $10 Million Pay Cut for 1MDB Scandal  —  The bank had said it would claw back or withhold $174 million in compensation from current, former executives  —  Goldman Sachs Group Inc. slashed Chief Executive David Solomon's 2020 pay by 36%, punishment …
Peter Hotez / Washington Post:
Biden's new vaccine goal is more ambitious.  It still isn't enough.  —  The U.S. should be delivering 3 million doses every day — and approving more vaccines for emergency use  —  Peter Hotez a professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine.
Leyland Cecco / The Guardian:
Canadian mogul fined after getting Covid vaccine meant for Indigenous residents … The former head of a Canadian casino company and his actor wife have been fined after chartering a private plane to a remote community near the Alaska border and receiving coronavirus vaccines meant for vulnerable Indigenous residents.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Lou Dobbs: Republicans Lost in 2020 Because the Party ‘Forgot Who Was the True Leader’  —  Fox Business' Lou Dobbs said Tuesday that Republicans lost in 2020 because they “forgot who was the true leader,” calling former President Donald Trump the “only good thing” to happen to their party in the last four election cycles.
Discussion: The Hill
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Collins helps contractor before pro-Susan PAC gets donation  —  A PAC backing Sen. Susan Collins in her high-stakes reelection campaign received $150,000 from an entity linked to the wife of a defense contractor whose firm Collins helped land a federal contract, new public records show.
New York Times:
C.I.A. Warns Former Officers About Working for Foreign Governments  —  An unusual email from the agency's counterintelligence chief also warned retired officers to carefully weigh their comments on television, social media and podcasts.  —  WASHINGTON — The C.I.A.'s counterintelligence chief sent …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron to retire at the end of February  —  Washington Post Publisher and CEO Fred Ryan today shared the following note with Post employees.  —  Dear Washington Post colleagues,  —  Although we have long known this day would come …
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: DOJ rescinds ‘zero tolerance’ immigration rule  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations.
Marlene Lenthang / Daily Mail:
REVEALED: Fauci is America's highest paid federal employee on $417,608 - after joking in interview with Matt McConaughey that he was ‘just a government worker on a government salary’  — Dr. Anthony Fauci is the nation's highest paid federal employee raking in $417,608 in 2019 …
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
In Israel, Infections Drop Sharply After One Shot of Vaccine  —  Initial studies show a significant drop in infections and hospitalizations after just one dose, and very few cases after two.  Experts caution that the results are preliminary.  —  JERUSALEM — Israel, which leads the world …
Discussion: The Times of Israel and HotAir
Edith M. Lederer / Associated Press:
U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians  —  UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday it was restoring relations with the Palestinians and renewing aid to Palestinian refugees, a reversal of the Trump administration's cutoff …
Patrice Taddonio / FRONTLINE:
‘Enabling It to Happen Again’: How Charlottesville Led to the Capitol Attack  —  When rioters breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential victory, they carried Confederate flags through the building; chanted, “Hang Mike Pence”; and erected a noose outside.
 
 
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Seth A. Richardson / Plain Dealer:
Amy Acton is considering a run for Senate, sources say
Discussion: The Hill
Justice News:
California Man Charged With Making Threats Directed Against A New York City-Based U.S. Congressman And A Journalist, Citing Their Statements About The Results Of The 2020 Presidential Election
Discussion: UPI
Arya Hodjat / The Daily Beast:
California Man Texted Chilling Threats to Family of Lawmaker, Journalist: Feds
Discussion: Politico, Raw Story and New York Post
Iris Deng / South China Morning Post:
Tencent's Pony Ma is now China's second-richest man
Discussion: Bloomberg and Breitbart
USA Today:
Democrats have a chance to finally win the fight for voting rights that started in 1965
Discussion: The Boston Globe
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Emma Colton / Washington Examiner:
Tulsi Gabbard slams Adam Schiff, John Brennan, and Big Tech as ‘domestic enemies’ more dangerous than Capitol rioters
Shawna Chen / Axios:
Texas judge temporarily halts Biden's 100-day deportation freeze
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Trump's Pardon of Bannon Could Raise Risk for 3 Co-Defendants
Jeff Stein / SpyTalk:
How the KGB Hooked Trump