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9:40 PM ET, January 27, 2021

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Department of Homeland Security:
Duration  —  Details  — Throughout 2020, Domestic Violent Extremists (DVEs) targeted individuals with opposing views engaged in First Amendment-protected, non-violent protest activity.  DVEs motivated by a range of issues, including anger over COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 election results …
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Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Homeland security bulletin warns Americans about violence by grievance-fueled domestic extremists
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Politico and Mediaite
WRCB-TV:
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.
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WRCB-TV:
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.
CNN:
GOP threatens filibuster for Mayorkas nomination to be DHS secretary  —  (CNN)Senate Republicans plan to object to any efforts to quickly confirm Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of Homeland Security, further delaying his confirmation as the department grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic …
Discussion: Washington Times and Daily Kos
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Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
Top Senate Republican: Censure option for Trump is ‘not serious’
Jonathan Tamari / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Bob Casey says he's open to killing the filibuster and advancing Biden's agenda without GOP support
Discussion: Bloomberg
Christopher Bedford / The Federalist:
The Occupation Of Washington Is Pure Panic Porn — And You Are The Target
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.
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Eshe Nelson / New York Times:
Wall Street Suffers Worst Daily Drop in Months
Discussion: EASA, ZDNet and NPR, more at Techmeme »
Michael Brendan Dougherty / National Review:
The GameStop Squeeze Will End Badly
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Aram Roston / Reuters:
Exclusive: Proud Boys leader was ‘prolific’ informer for law enforcement  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012 …
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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
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 …
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: GOP to stay neutral should Trump run again  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday declined to encourage former President Donald Trump to run for the White House in 2024, saying the GOP would stay “neutral” in its next presidential primary.
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Executive Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity Across Federal Government … Biden-Harris Administration Commits on Climate Change - Creating Jobs, Building Infrastructure, and Delivering Environmental Justice
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The White House:
Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad
Discussion: Vox, nrdc.org, NPR and Common Dreams
Shawna Chen / Axios:
Kaine, Collins' censure resolution seeks to bar Trump from holding office again  —  Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are forging ahead with a draft proposal to censure former President Trump, and are considering introducing the resolution on the Senate floor next week.
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Trump censure faces tough odds in Senate
Discussion: Washington Post and RedState
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
Tyler Pager / Politico:
Biden starts staffing a commission on Supreme Court reform  —  The Biden administration is moving forward with the creation of a bipartisan commission to study reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary.  —  The commission will be housed under the purview of the White House Counsel's office …
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
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump poll shows impeachment backlash hitting Cheney  —  Donald Trump's political operation has commissioned a poll on Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney's reelection prospects, part of an effort to punish the most high-profile Republican who supported impeaching the former president earlier this month.
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Jennifer Barnett / Medium:
I Left My Career in Prestige Media Because of the Shitty Men in Charge and They Are Still In Charge and Still Fucking Up  —  I had the plum job.  The top of the masthead of one of the most prestigious and respected publications with more than a 150-year-old history.
Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Freezes U.S. Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE  —  The administration is reviewing weapons transactions approved by former President Trump  —  The Biden administration has imposed a temporary freeze on U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it reviews billions …
Los Angeles Times:
Napa man arrested with explosives may have been targeting 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 …
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Bill seeks two copies of photo ID to vote absentee in Georgia  —  Georgia voters would be required to make copies of their photo ID and mail them to election officials twice before being allowed to cast an absentee ballot, according to a bill introduced Wednesday.
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.
Jill Tucker / San Francisco Chronicle:
Washington and Lincoln are out.  S.F. school board tosses 44 school names in controversial move  —  The names of presidents, conquistadors, authors and even a current U.S. senator will be removed from 44 San Francisco school sites after the city's school board Tuesday deemed the iconic figures unworthy of the honor.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Three Individuals Affiliated With the Oath Keepers Indicted in Federal Court for Conspiracy to Obstruct Congress on Jan. 6, 2021  —  Three individuals associated with the Oath Keepers, a paramilitary organization focused on recruitment of current and former military, law enforcement …
Discussion: NPR, IJR and Raw Story
Sonny Bunch / Washington Post:
We live in a golden age of cringe  —  We live in a golden age of cringe, an art form defined, at least in part, by its grotesquely earnest monuments to politicians.  And while it can be funny to laugh at an oil painting of a muscle-bound President Trump or fantasies of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg …
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Exclusive: Mark Zuckerberg is creating a new criminal justice reform group in an overhaul of his political operation  —  The Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are making the largest structural change to their philanthropy since they launched it five years ago.  —  SHARE All sharing options
Julia Marcus / The Atlantic:
Vaccinated People Are Going to Hug Each Other  —  When Americans began receiving coronavirus vaccines last month, people started fantasizing about the first thing they'd do when the pandemic ends: go back to work, visit family, hug friends.  But the public discussion soon shifted.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Politico:
Second police officer died by suicide following Capitol attack  —  A second police officer who responded to the violent insurrection that rocked the Capitol Building on Jan. 6 has died by suicide, according to testimony obtained by POLITICO.  —  Acting Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee …
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Public Wants GOP to Work With Biden  —  The pandemic and domestic terrorism among top issue priorities  —  West Long Branch, NJ - President Joe Biden begins his term with the backing of a majority of Americans.  The Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll finds, though …
Kristine Owram / Bloomberg:
Bankrupt Blockbuster Remnant Joins Reddit-Inspired Retail Rally  —  The latest nostalgia stock to jump on the Reddit rally is BB Liquidating Inc., the final remnant of bankrupt video-rental company Blockbuster.  —  The penny stock surged 774% Tuesday to just under 5 cents a share …
Gregory S. Schneider / Washington Post:
Virginia senator who called U.S. Capitol rioters ‘patriots’ is censured  —  The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to censure state Sen. Amanda F. Chase (R-Chesterfield) over a long pattern of behavior that includes referring to the insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as …
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
How Anthony Fauci Survived Donald Trump  —  You couldn't have blamed Anthony Fauci if at any point over the past year he'd told Donald Trump he'd had enough, thank you, and quit.  Everyone has a breaking point.  There was the time the former president called him “a disaster” on a call with Trump-campaign staff.
 
 
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Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Conservative group puts $700k behind Hawley
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Old Acquaintances Of U.S. Capitol Attackers Are Narcing On Their Worst Facebook Friends
Abraham Mahshie / Washington Examiner:
Veterans groups split on McDonough as senators give him kid-glove treatment
Discussion: Washington Post
Dionne Searcey / New York Times:
For Trump's Aggrieved Defenders, This Impeachment Confirms Everything
CNN:
First lady Jill Biden expected to take active role in immigrant family reunification
Discussion: The Hill
Associated Press:
Feds withheld info on virus cases following executions
Michael Kirk / FRONTLINE:
Trump's American Carnage
Discussion: driftglass
 Earlier Items: 
Piper French / The Appeal:
The Prosecutors' Union That's Suing George Gascón Has A History Of Zealous Opposition To Reform
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Jim Jordan falsely claims Biden ordered the release of all undocumented immigrants
Allison Donahue / Michigan Advance:
GOP-led Senate rejects 13 Whitmer appointees to ‘send a signal’ to her