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11:25 PM ET, January 27, 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.
Daniel Villarreal / Newsweek:
Rep. Jimmy Gomez to Introduce Resolution to Expel Marjorie Taylor Greene From Congress  —  Democratic California Representative Jimmy Gomez is introducing a resolution to expel Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress for her past social media posts calling …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
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: Japan Times
Michael Brendan Dougherty / National Review:
The GameStop Squeeze Will End Badly
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Eshe Nelson / New York Times:
Wall Street Suffers Worst Daily Drop in Months
Discussion: EASA, The Daily Caller and ZDNet
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.
Discussion: Political Wire
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Homeland security bulletin warns Americans about violence by grievance-fueled domestic extremists
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Politico and Mediaite
U.S. Department of Justice:
Social Media Influencer Charged with Election Interference Stemming from Voter Disinformation Campaign  —  Defendant Unlawfully Used Social Media to Deprive Individuals of Their Right to Vote  —  A Florida man was arrested this morning on charges of conspiring with others in advance …
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 …
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, The Daily Signal and VICE
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: The Hill, Justice News, KTLA and Boing Boing
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.
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 …
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
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: Fox News, NPR, Sputnik News, IJR and Raw Story
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story, Los Angeles Times and Salon
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.
Discussion: Forbes and WHYY
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
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.
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 …
Jerry Iannelli / The Appeal:
A Florida Senator Wants to Exclude People With Felony Convictions from the State's Minimum Wage Increase  —  It's the latest bill in the state legislature's long history of meddling with voter-approved amendments.  —  Just months ago, Florida residents overwhelmingly voted to approve …
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 …
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.
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.
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Eddie Burkhalter / Alabama Political Reporter:
Photos put Tuberville in Trump's hotel on Jan. 5 despite denying meeting
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The Texas Republican Party has gone off the rails. Corporate America is along for the ride.
New York Times:
Near-Total Abortion Ban Takes Effect in Poland, and Thousands Protest
Discussion: Axios, The Guardian and France 24
Commonwealth Club:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali with Bari Weiss: Islam, Immigration and Women's Rights
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump poll shows impeachment backlash hitting Cheney
Discussion: CBS News
 Earlier Items: 
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
First lady Jill Biden expected to take active role in immigrant family reunification
Discussion: Townhall and The Hill
Julia Marcus / The Atlantic:
Vaccinated People Are Going to Hug Each Other
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money