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9:25 AM ET, January 27, 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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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: McConnell retreats as Trump dominates the GOP civil war  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  There are two big arguments dominating American politics right now.  Democrats are currently in disarray trying to figure out the future.  The questions they have are about how bold …
Politico:
A top MAGA gathering finds life complicated after Trump  —  One of the premier MAGA gatherings in the nation is struggling to recreate the magic this year.  —  For decades, the Conservative Political Action Conference has been a staple of Republican politics.
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The Democrats' Civil War Over the Filibuster Has Barely Begun  —  Joe Manchin said Monday that he will not, under any circumstances, “vote to get rid of the filibuster.”  Kyrsten Sinema echoed her West Virginia colleague.  Mitch McConnell took the Democratic senators at their word.
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Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
Everything You Need to Know About Reconciliation, the Tool Democrats Need to Govern
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, CNN, Grist and Power Line
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Republicans Rally Against Impeachment Trial, Signaling Likely Acquittal for Trump  —  All but five Republican senators voted to challenge the constitutionality of the trial, suggesting that Democrats were unlikely to find the 17 they would need to join them in convicting the former president.
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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 …
Discussion: The Independent and Raw Story
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Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Mike Pence is ‘homeless’ and bouncing between couches of Indiana politicians: report
Discussion: TheGrio
USA Today:
On COVID-19 and climate change, denialism is deadly  —  Our View: Like coronavirus, climate crisis won't magically disappear.  Biden's expected moratorium on new oil and gas leasing would be a good start in a fact-based, science-based approach.  —  The Editorial BoardUSA TODAY
Discussion: HuffPost, Fox News and EA WorldView
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ABC News:
Biden to sign executive order on climate change
Discussion: Axios, Politico and Bloomberg
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)
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
New York Times:
What Jeffrey Epstein Did to Earn $158 Million From Leon Black  —  Mr. Epstein specialized in aggressively pitching ways to minimize paying taxes.  And not just to Mr. Black, the private equity chief executive who was his main benefactor in his later years.  —  He styled himself as a math whiz and …
Jonah Engel Bromwich / New York Times:
Man Charged With Threatening Congressman's Family as Riot Raged  —  Relatives of Hakeem Jeffries and George Stephanopoulos received threatening text messages as rioters stormed the Capitol, federal prosecutors said.  —  The same day that a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol and tried …
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Arya Hodjat / The Daily Beast:
California Man Texted Chilling Threats to Family of Lawmaker, Journalist: Feds
Discussion: Politico, UPI and Raw Story
David Knowles / Yahoo News:
Polls find Biden's approval rating higher than Trump's ever was  —  President Biden's approval rating in his first days in office is higher than Donald Trump ever achieved during his four years as president, two new polls have found.  —  Morning Consult tracking poll published Monday found …
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Yahoo News:   Palm Beach Conducting ‘Legal Review’ Of Trump's Use Of Mar-A-Lago As A Residence
Politico:
Senate GOP braces for more retirements after Portman stunner  —  Republicans need to flip just one seat next year to win back the Senate majority.  But retirements are already complicating their path back to power.  —  Two of the three toughest GOP defensive states on the 2022 Senate map …
Discussion: Roll Call and CNN
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Democrats weigh “Dr. Fauci of Ohio” in Senate race  —  Some Democrats are looking to a political outsider described as the “Dr. Fauci of Ohio” to replace Rob Portman in the U.S. Senate.  —  Why it matters: Amy Acton, former director of the Ohio Department of Health, gained a grassroots following …
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
Anti-Trump Republican Adam Kinzinger knows fate is coming for him  —  One thing to understand about Adam Kinzinger is that he knows how this will end.  —  “The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead,” the Republican congressman from Illinois says.
Discussion: Raw Story and NBC News
Lauren Johnson / Business Insider:
CEOs steer clear of Fox News' Maria Bartiromo, sources say  — CEOs stay clear of Fox News' Maria Bartiromo  — Ad agency Hero Group sues Omnicom's DDB  — How much Snapchat creators make from Spotlight  —  If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Senate Republicans Signal Acquittal for Trump as His Standing Improves Among GOP Voters  —  75% of Republican voters said they'd disapprove of Trump's conviction  — 55% of all voters said they'd approve if the Senate voted to convict Trump, virtually unchanged from earlier this month.
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KUSA-TV:   Nearly 4,600 Colorado Republicans changed their party affiliation after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
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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Wall Street Journal:
FBI Capitol Riot Investigation Shifts Gears
Discussion: Raw Story
Andrew Oxford / Arizona Republic:
Arizona lawmakers who were in D.C. during Capitol riot won't release records from phones  —  Two Arizona legislators who went to the U.S. Capitol the day it was stormed by a mob earlier this month will not provide emails or text messages about their travel to Washington, D.C.
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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.
The White House:
Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia … President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.  They discussed both countries' willingness to extend New START for five years, agreeing to have their teams work urgently …
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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 …
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Mainstream Republicans already surrendering to Trumpism  —  From opposing conviction in his impeachment trial to a surprise Senate Republican retirement, the GOP establishment anticipates a Trumpian future.  —  Much of this column's analysis since the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 has anticipated …
Jeffery C. Mays / New York Times:
Zach Iscol for Mayor?  Not Anymore.  Now He's Running for Comptroller.  —  There are still roughly 30 candidates seeking to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio, who cannot run for re-election because of term limits.  —  In the New York City mayoral race, where there are at least 30 declared candidates …
Discussion: Gothamist
NBC Bay Area:
San Francisco Board of Education Votes to Rename 44 Schools  —  The San Francisco School Board voted to rename 44 public schools Tuesday, a debate and decision that's being followed across the country.  —  Those 44 schools whose namesakes are thought, by many, to have dishonorable legacies.
The Hill:
An equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine must include noncitizens  —  On Dec. 14, 2020, with the initiation of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the nation saw its first glimmer of hope during the pandemic.  However, that sense of hope is not necessarily shared by a vital segment of the population: noncitizens.
Peter Wood / The American Mind:
America Isn't Make-Believe  —  The 1776 Report demonstrates a more sophisticated grasp of history than that of its critics.  —  What is a nation?  The no-sooner-established-by-President- Trump-than-abolished-by-Presidient- Biden “President's Advisory 1776 Commission” understandably by-passed this question in its initial report.
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Mark Meadows joins conservative group run by Jim DeMint  —  Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is joining the Conservative Partnership Institute, a group run by former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint that operates as a “networking hub” for conservatives, sources familiar with his plans tell Axios.
Discussion: Raw Story
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
 
 
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Washington Post:
U.S. prosecutors eye 400 potential suspects, expect sedition charges ‘very soon’ in Jan. 6 Capitol breach
Discussion: HotAir
Dhruv Khullar / New Yorker:
Biden's Pandemic Plan Might Just Work
Josefa Velasquez / THE CITY:
Outsiders Get Vaccinated at Washington Heights Armory Cuomo Touted as Combating COVID ‘Inequity’
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Biden sets bold timeline for a return to normal life
Discussion: Bloomberg and NPR
Peter Hotez / Washington Post:
Biden's new vaccine goal is more ambitious. It still isn't enough.
 Earlier Items: 
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Collins helps contractor before pro-Susan PAC gets donation
Peter Rudegeair / Wall Street Journal:
Goldman CEO David Solomon Takes $10 Million Pay Cut for 1MDB Scandal
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Lou Dobbs: Republicans Lost in 2020 Because the Party ‘Forgot Who Was the True Leader’
Discussion: The Hill
USA Today:
Democrats have a chance to finally win the fight for voting rights that started in 1965
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: Kaine, Collins pitch Senate colleagues on censuring Trump
New York Times:
C.I.A. Warns Former Officers About Working for Foreign Governments
Discussion: Raw Story