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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:
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: Fox News, Mediaite and Raw Story
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.
Discussion: The Hill
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Byron York's Daily Memo: The revolution devours all before it
Discussion: HotAir and Fox News
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.
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)
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Seth Abramson / Proof:   January 5 Meeting at Trump International Hotel Could Hold the Key to the January 6 Insurrection
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
Anti-Trump Republican Adam Kinzinger accepts his fate, whatever it is  —  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.
Yahoo News:
Palm Beach Conducting ‘Legal Review’ Of Trump's Use Of Mar-A-Lago As A Residence  —  , By S.V. Date  ·Senior White House Correspondent, HuffPost  —  The town of Palm Beach, Florida, is reviewing  —  Donald Trump's use of his  —  Mar-a-Lago Club as a residence …
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David Knowles / Yahoo News:
Polls find Biden's approval rating higher than Trump's ever was
Perry Bacon Jr / FiveThirtyEight:
Biden's Initial Batch Of Executive Actions Is Popular  —  The slew of executive actions that President Biden started off his presidency with are popular with the public, according to two recent polls.  —  In his first week in office, Biden announced at least 33 new policies …
Discussion: Breitbart, The Hill and HotAir
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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 …
Antonia Noori Farzan / Washington Post:
Philadelphia let ‘college kids’ distribute vaccines.  The result was a ‘disaster,’ volunteers say.  —  Philadelphia is home to some of the most venerated medical institutions in the country.  Yet when it came time to set up the city's first and largest coronavirus mass vaccination site …
Discussion: The Hill and Philadelphia Magazine
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David Murrell / Philadelphia Magazine:
Who, Exactly, Is Philly Fighting COVID?
Discussion: Vox and WITF
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
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Senate Democrats reintroduce DC statehood bill  —  A group of Senate Democrats led by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) reintroduced legislation to give Washington, D.C., statehood on Wednesday, marking the first major efforts to push toward statehood since the Capitol riots earlier this month.
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.
Abigail Abrams / TIME:
President Biden's First White House Sign Language Interpreter Has Ties to the Far Right  —  President Joe Biden's White House communications staff have emphasized the importance of truth, transparency and trust in the opening days of his presidency as they resume regular press briefings …
Discussion: The National Pulse, CBS News and CNN
David Siders / Politico:
The GOP's answer to its post-Trump blues: More Trump  —  For a moment, it looked like Donald Trump might be losing his iron grip on the GOP.  In the wake of the deadly Capitol riot, 10 House Republicans joined Democrats in their vote to impeach him.  Several other Republicans openly suggested at least censuring the president.
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 …
USA Today:
How we're holding Republicans responsible for cleaning up the Trump mess  —  Republicans leaders are suddenly preaching the importance of unity and healing.  The first step toward recovery is repentance and accepting responsibility for their role.  —  Now that President Biden …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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.
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Lewandowski group raising money to challenge Cheney  —  A new political group founded by former Trump aide Corey Lewandowski is raising money to run a candidate against the third-ranking Republican in the House, Rep. Liz Cheney.  —  Why it matters: Cheney's vote to impeach Trump this month enraged his most committed supporters.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and HuffPost
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Biden's U.N. ambassador nominee to face criticism for past praise of China  —  The No. 1 foreign policy issue facing the Biden administration — especially its national security nominees — is China.  That will be apparent when GOP senators grill President Biden's nominee for ambassador …
Ira Stoll / Algemeiner.com:
New York Times Writer Arrested as Secret Iran Agent Acknowledges He Was Paid by Iranian Government  —  The frequent New York Times opinion contributor who was arrested earlier this month and charged with acting as an unregistered foreign agent of the Iranian government acknowledges that he was paid …
Pilar Melendez / The Daily Beast:
Militiaman Who Plotted to Kidnap Gretchen Whitmer Pleads Guilty, Turns on His Pals  —  Ty Garbin, 25, has agreed to co-operate with agencies investigating the wild plot to overthrow the Michigan government and execute the governor for treason.  —  One of the Michigan militiamen accused …
James Surowiecki / Marker:
The GameStop Fiasco Proves We're in a ‘Meme Stock’ Bubble  —  What the new dynamic between Redditors and Wall Street reveals about the stock market in 2021  —  Money Talks is a column that explores what happens when business, the economy, and culture collide.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Verge
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.
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 …
Nikki McCann Ramirez / Media Matters for America:
Tucker Carlson suddenly gives a welcome ear to election conspiracy theories when they come from his major sponsor  —  A month after Carlson confronted Sidney Powell, he goes to the mattresses for Mike Lindell, the CEO of his largest advertiser  —  On Tuesday night, pillow salesman Mike Lindell headed …
Sabrina Moreno / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
COVID vaccines bill that would mandate race and ethnicity reporting, widen pool of vaccinators unanimously passes House  —  An emergency bill targeting a sluggish vaccine rollout rife with inequities by mandating data collection of race and ethnicity, expanding the definition …
Discussion: The Hill
Christopher Bedford / The Federalist:
The Occupation Of Washington Is Pure Panic Porn — And You Are The Target  —  Just this week, we learned that thousands of Guardsmen could remain in Washington DC ‘indefinitely.’ Certainly through President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.  —  WASHINGTON, DC — The National Guard have been in D.C. for three weeks now.
Discussion: Stars & Stripes
Issues & Insights:
Blue States' COVID Restrictions Are Killing Jobs, But Not The Virus  —  We have long suspected that the left would use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to take greater control over people's lives, whether or not it helped fight the disease.  The evidence appears to support this.
Discussion: WalletHub, KLRT-TV and The Capitolist
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:
First Candidate Drops Out of Crowded N.Y.C. Mayor Race  —  Zach Iscol says he'll now run for comptroller, but there are still roughly 30 candidates seeking to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio.  —  In the New York City mayoral race, where there are at least 30 declared candidates …
Discussion: Gothamist
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
Biden Was Against Packing The Supreme Court.  A New Progressive Group Wants To Change His Mind.  —  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden inherited dozens of federal court vacancies to fill when he took office, and more seats already are opening up, but liberal groups are ramping up efforts …
 
 
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KFF:
KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: January 2021
Discussion: Kaiser Health News
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
The GOP's Sick Game of ‘Russian Roulette’ in a COVID Hotspot
Discussion: Raw Story
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
The Far-Right Feeding Frenzy on QAnon Leftovers
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Washington Post:
U.S. prosecutors eye 400 potential suspects, expect sedition charges ‘very soon’ in Jan. 6 Capitol breach
Discussion: HotAir and The Crime Report
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.
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Biden's Pandemic Plan Might Just Work
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Biden sets bold timeline for a return to normal life
Discussion: NBC News
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Mark Meadows joins conservative group run by Jim DeMint
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Democrats weigh “Dr. Fauci of Ohio” in Senate race
Andrew Oxford / Arizona Republic:
Arizona lawmakers who were in D.C. during Capitol riot won't release records from phones
Discussion: Raw Story