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9:15 AM ET, January 28, 2021


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Channel 3 crew threatened with arrest after asking Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a question during town hall meeting  —  A Channel 3 reporter and photojournalist were threatened with arrest after asking U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene a question during a town hall meeting in Dalton.
Channel 3 crew threatened with arrest by deputy for questioning Marjorie Taylor Greene at Dalton town hall  —  A Channel 3 reporter and photojournalist were threatened with arrest after asking U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene a question during a town hall meeting in Dalton.
U.S. Representative Jimmy Gomez:
Congressman Jimmy Gomez to Introduce Resolution Expelling Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress  —  LOS ANGELES - In light of numerous reports revealing her repeated endorsements of sedition, domestic terrorism, and political violence, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) …
Arizona Republic:
Republicans demand audit of Kelli Ward's narrow win for Arizona GOP chair  —  Yvonne Wingett Sanchez Ronald J. HansenArizona Republic  —  After months of sounding the alarm on what she claimed was a stolen presidential election, Kelli Ward is facing questions about her own reelection Saturday as Arizona Republican Party chair.
Wall Street Journal:
GameStop Mania Reveals Power Shift on Wall Street—and the Pros Are Reeling  —  Internet-fueled amateurs, on platforms like Reddit and Discord, are piling into stocks, bragging about gains and banding together to intensify moves  —  The power dynamics are shifting on Wall Street.
New York Times:
GameStop Stock Soars as Reddit Investors Take On Wall St.  —  GameStop shares have soared 1,700 percent as millions of small investors, egged on by social media, employ a classic Wall Street tactic to put the squeeze — on Wall Street.  —  A real estate salesman in Valparaiso, Ind. A former line cook from the Bronx.
Discussion: The Week, The Guardian, Japan Times and CNBC
Rebecca Jennings / Vox:
What happened when a beloved mom influencer donated to Trump  —  Taking Cara Babies taught her 1.3 million followers how to get their babies to sleep.  Then her political affiliations sparked a social media meltdown.  —  SHARE All sharing options  —  This story is part of a group of stories called
Discussion: Twitchy
Chris Stirewalt / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: I called Arizona for Biden on Fox News.  Here's what I learned  —  The New York Evening Express was no great shakes as a newspaper.  But in 1886, when the New York Times ran the obituary of one of the Express' former owners, Erastus Brooks, it had to give credit where it was due.
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Republicans Come Crawling Back to Trump Three Weeks After Capitol Riot  —  “We're stuck with [Trump],” one longtime Republican operative said, citing recent conversations with pollsters, lawmakers, and major donors.  —  Immediately following the deadly Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill …
Washington Post:
2020 was the worst year for economic growth since the Second World War  —  New federal data offers comprehensive snapshot of a year marred by staggering job losses, waves of small-business closures and mounting inequality  —  The U.S. economy shrank by 3.5 percent last year …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Biden Appoints New Cabinet Secretaries, Ousting Trump Loyalists  —  President Biden named nearly all of his cabinet secretaries and their immediate deputies before he took office, but his real grasp on the levers of power has come several layers down.  —  WASHINGTON — When President Biden swore …
Washington Post:   Self-styled militia members in three states began planning in November for recruits, weapons ahead of Capitol breach, U.S. alleges
Daniel Friedman / Mother Jones:
Roger Stone Did Something Wrong  —  Roger Stone, the longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump and a recipient of a pardon last month, was a lead promoter of the election lies that led to the January 6 attack on Congress.  Now the self-styled dirty trickster is covering his tracks.
Discussion: CNN
Susannah Luthi / Politico:
Biden takes first step toward bolstering Obamacare  —  President Joe Biden is taking the first step toward rebuilding Obamacare, ushering in a new era for the health care law after a decade of Republican attacks.  —  The Biden administration on Thursday announced it's throwing open the doors …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Brie Stimson / Fox News:
Biden to sign executive orders expanding access, strengthening ObamaCare through special enrollment period
Discussion: Politico and ABC7
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Twitter's priceless gift to Biden  —  As he entered his first week in office, President Joe Biden was handed a priceless gift: the blissful sound of former President Donald Trump's Twitter silence.  —  Gone are the pre-dawn tirades, the all-caps declarations, the “Sleepy Joe” mocking …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Biden brother touts relationship with president in Inauguration Day ad for law firm  — President Joe Biden's brother Frank promoted his relationship to the commander-in-chief in an Inauguration Day advertisement for the law firm he advises.  — Frank Biden is a non-attorney senior advisor for the Berman Law Group.
Los Angeles Times:
Man arrested with explosives may have been targeting Gov. Newsom, authorities say  —  A suspected far-right extremist and radicalized supporter of former President Trump facing federal explosives charges may have been targeting California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Bay Area headquarters …
Washington Post:
As Biden vows monumental action on climate change, a fight with the fossil fuel industry has only begun  —  ‘This is not the time for small measures,’ the president said Wednesday, as he unveiled sweeping executive actions to cut emissions to fight global warming.
Discussion: CNN, EA WorldView and New York Times
Bloomberg:   Biden's Early Climate Blitz Goes Faster, Further Than Expected
Eddie Burkhalter / Alabama Political Reporter:
Photos put Tuberville in Trump's hotel on Jan. 5 despite denying meeting  —  Alabama Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville through a spokeswoman Tuesday denied meeting with the then-director of the Republican Attorneys General Association and others inside Trump's private residence …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Discord bans the r/WallStreetBets server  —  It was banned following repeated warnings for allowing hate speech  —  Discord has banned the r/WallStreetBets server, the company confirmed to The Verge.  Reddit's WallStreetBets subreddit is the driver of an unprecedented rally of GameStop stock …
J. Miles Coleman / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
2022 Senate Races: Initial Ratings  —  On a potentially limited playing field, both parties look to expand past their current 50 seats  —  KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE  — Republicans will be defending more Senate seats than Democrats in 2022, but both sides have some potential pickup opportunities …
Discussion: Politico and Ohio Capital Journal
New York Times:
Ease Up on the Executive Actions, Joe  —  President Biden is right to not let his agenda be held hostage, but legislating through Congress is a better path.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.
Mack Lamoureux / VICE:
Proud Boys Reel at Report Leader Was a Rat  —  “They're trying to take down the Proud Boys—our beacon of light,” a fan wrote on Telegram.  —  Mack Lamoureux  —  TORONTO, CA  —  TO  —  After Reuters broke the news that Enrique Tarrio, 36, the current chairman of the Proud Boys, was a …
Isabelle Khurshudyan / Washington Post:
Putin avoids mention of foe Navalny in Davos speech, but takes swipe at social media  —  MOSCOW — Amid international calls for Russia to free jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin took aim Wednesday at the power of Navalny's biggest weapon: social media.
Discussion: CNBC
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The Texas Republican Party has gone off the rails.  Corporate America is along for the ride.  —  Three weeks ago, a deadly mob of Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol, leaving five dead.  Many of those who participated in the riots are adherents of QAnon - an extremist ideology …
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Conservative group puts $700k behind Hawley  —  A Republican group is raising and spending huge amounts of money defending Sen. Josh Hawley after he was ostracized for early January's attack on the U.S. Capitol.  —  Why it matters: The Senate Conservatives Fund is backfilling lost corporate …
Discussion: Business Insider
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
Republicans now ‘shocked, shocked’ that there's a deficit  —  Republicans are channeling their inner Louis Renault, the corrupt police chief in “Casablanca” who, needing a pretense to close Rick's Cafe, said he was “shocked, shocked” there was gambling going on, as the waiter slips him his winnings.
New York Times:
McConnell Was Done With Trump.  His Party Said Not So Fast.  —  After four years, the minority leader had finally had enough.  But with most Republicans rallying around Donald J. Trump, he sided with his colleagues trying to throw out the impeachment case.
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Federal Judges Are Retiring Now That Joe Biden Will Pick Their Replacements  —  It's not just Democrat-appointed judges, either.  —  For at least one federal judge, it appeared that President Joe Biden couldn't be sworn in fast enough.  —  “It has been my honor to serve,” …
Discussion: Reason
Mia Jankowicz / Business Insider:
A Trump advisor who promised to eat his shoe if Biden won is refusing to do it, citing debunked election-fraud claims … - A Trump campaign advisor who promised to eat his shoe if Trump lost the election now won't do it.  — Harlan Hill cited debunked election-fraud claims, falsely telling Mediaite: “Trump won.”
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Old Acquaintances Of U.S. Capitol Attackers Are Narcing On Their Worst Facebook Friends  —  Finally, a reason to justify those hate-follows.  —  A top FBI official said this week that the U.S. was “grateful” for Americans who made the tough decision to turn in friends and family members …
Lexi Lonas / The Hill:
Facebook to dial back political content on platform  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on Wednesday that the company is looking to lessen the amount of political content users see on their platform.  —  “[O]ne of the top pieces of feedback we're hearing from our community right …
Discussion: The Week and The Daily Caller
Dave Levinthal / Business Insider:
SCOOP: Sen. Dianne Feinstein fails to disclose husband's stock purchase, says she's willing to pay a fine … - Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband, investment banker Richard Blum, invested up to $50,000 in polling firm The Generation Lab.  — But the Democratic lawmaker didn't disclose …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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‘What Democrat beats that guy?’: Top Dems flinch from Rubio challenge
Navalny Poison Squad Implicated in Murders of Three Russian Activists
Ana Ceballos / Tampa Bay Times:
Ariana Grande among critics of Florida GOP's anti-protest bill
Discussion: Florida Politics
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Foundation linked to Biden pick for cybersecurity gave $500,000 to pro-Israel lobby AIPAC
Discussion: Mother Jones
David Shortell / CNN:
Feds rushing to find leads on person who put bombs outside RNC and DNC buildings, and worry they'll strike again
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