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Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Tucker Carlson Trashes Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: 'He's Not Just a Pig, He's Stupid'  —  On Thursday, Tucker Carlson slammed Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, calling him “a pig” and “stupid.”  —  The Fox News host took particular issue with Milley's testimony …
Discussion: HuffPost, The Sun and Forbes
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
‘Neither I, Nor OAN, Are Suggesting Anyone Should Be Executed,’ Says Guy on OAN Who Suggested People Should Be Executed For Election Fraud
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:   Trump Wanted Military to ‘Beat the F*ck’ Out of George Floyd Protesters, ‘Just Shoot Them,’ Says New Book
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Graham: Biden made GOP look like ‘f—ing idiots’  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION — President JOE BIDEN, Senate Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER and Speaker NANCY PELOSI unveiled a rather daring new strategy Thursday for getting the president's agenda passed.
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New York Times:
Pence, Diverging From Trump, Says He Was ‘Proud’ to Certify Election  —  In a speech, former Vice President Mike Pence went the furthest he has gone yet in distancing himself from Donald Trump and the Capitol riot.  But he still praised the former president and his agenda.
Zachary Evans / National Review:
Pence ‘Proud’ of Rejecting ‘Un-American’ Demand That He Overturn Election Results  —  Former vice president Mike Pence said he would remain “proud” that he and members of Congress completed the certification of the Electoral College results, in remarks at the Reagan Library on Thursday evening.
Discussion: CNN, Bloomberg, Washington Post and CBS News
Quint Forgey / Politico:
‘Almost no idea more un-American’: Pence breaks with Trump on Jan. 6  —  The former vice president insists he was not constitutionally empowered to reverse the election results when he presided over the counting of electoral votes in Congress in January.  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd.
NBC News:
Biden's on track for two big achievements.  Here's how it all could get derailed  —  WASHINGTON — The infrastructure deal announced on Thursday represents the best-case scenario for President Biden's domestic agenda — the possibility of a long-awaited bipartisan accomplishment …
Discussion: DCReport.org, Politico and Raw Story
ProPublica:
New Details Suggest Senior Trump Aides Knew Jan. 6 Rally Could Get Chaotic  —  Text messages and interviews show that Stop the Steal leaders fooled the Capitol police and welcomed racists to increase their crowd sizes, while White House officials worked to both contain and appease them.
Politico:
Trump set to reemerge on the trail with revenge on his mind  —  Former President Donald Trump is bronzed, rested and politically bloodthirsty.  —  Having spent months in semi-retirement after his election loss in 2020, Trump is set this weekend to kick off a series of political events.
Discussion: Raw Story
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National Review:
Republicans Shouldn't Fall for Biden's Infrastructure Charade  —  Last month, we warned Republicans about the pitfalls of indulging President Biden's infrastructure fantasies.  The bipartisan framework announced Thursday isn't causing us to change our mind.
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Joe Biden Is Confirming Judges Faster Than Decades Of Past Presidents
Discussion: Fox News
Felix Salmon / Axios:
America's continued move toward socialism  —  Just half of younger Americans now hold a positive view of capitalism — and socialism's appeal in the U.S. continues to grow, driven by Black Americans and women, according to a new Axios/Momentive poll.  —  Why it matters: The pandemic …
Discussion: Reason
New York Times:
They Seemed Like Democratic Activists.  They Were Secretly Conservative Spies.  —  Operatives infiltrated progressive groups across the West to try to manipulate politics and reshape the national electoral map.  They targeted moderate Republicans, too — anyone seen as threats to hard-line conservatives.
Thomas Page McBee / New York Times:
What I Saw in My First 10 Years on Testosterone  —  Mr. McBee is the author of “Amateur: A Reckoning With Gender, Identity, and Masculinity” and “Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man.”  He writes for TV and film.  —  Ten years ago this month …
Discussion: KVIA-TV
Associated Press:
Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated  —  Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren't vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.
Andrea Mitchell / MSNBC:
Officer Fanone: Saying Jan. 6 was like a tourist visit is ‘just an out and out lie’  —  DC police officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten and tased in in the Capitol Hill riot, joins Andrea Mitchell to react to Speaker Pelosi's announcement that the House will form a Select Committee on January 6th …
Discussion: The Hill
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Mary Chastain / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Pelosi Will Establish Select Committee of Democrats to Investigate Capitol Hill Riot
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, TheBlaze and UPI
Jazz Shaw / HotAir:
White farmer wins court relief from race-based Biden farm-aid program  —  The racially biased relief programs buried in the American Rescue Plan continue to fall like dominos.  The latest challenge to the $4B farm relief fund arose in Florida, where a white farmer named Scott Wynn went …
Discussion: UPI and NBC News
John Rose / Wall Street Journal:
How I Liberated My College Classroom  —  I created a special seminar to discuss controversial issues freely, and the results were eye-opening.  —  Durham, N.C.  —  The conservative critique of American higher education is well known to Journal readers: The universities are run by intolerant progressives.
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Jon Styf / Washington Examiner:
Tennessee locales rank poorly in analysis of best-run cities  —  A new report from WalletHub ranks Chattanooga, Tennessee, as the fourth-worst run large city in the country, behind Washington, D.C., San Francisco and New York.  —  Not far behind, at No. 133, was Memphis while Knoxville was 113th and Nashville ranked 111th.
Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
Obama and the Broken Nation He Made Come Of Age  —  A generation doesn't remember life before the crises he created.  —  Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
Grant Stern / Washington Press:
Florida cracks down on Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn's “deceptive” fundraising  —  A nonprofit run by the former president's lawyer Sidney Powell, pardoned felon former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael T. Flynn, and Flynn's brother Joseph all just got hit with an Administrative Complaint by Florida's statewide charity regulator.
Dan De Luce / NBC News:
Even the Taliban are surprised at how fast they're advancing in Afghanistan  —  WASHINGTON — The Taliban are advancing at lightning speed across Afghanistan as U.S. troops withdraw.  They now control a third of the country, are fighting for control of 42 percent more — and may even be slowing their advance on purpose.
Discussion: CNN
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CNN:
More than 50 unaccounted for in deadly Surfside, Florida, building collapse, official says  —  Video shows moment building collapses in Florida  —  Surfside, Florida (CNN)An intense search and rescue effort is underway after part of a 12-story residential building collapsed early Thursday …
Yascha Mounk / Persuasion:
The Perils of 180ism  —  Stop blindly opposing your adversaries.  Stick to your values and think for yourself.  —  A few months after I first moved to the United States, “The Colbert Report” premiered on television.  In his very first episode, in October 2005, Stephen Colbert defined “truthiness.”
U.S. Department of Justice:
Illinois Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement, and First to be Arrested for Assault on Members of News Media during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach  —  Defendant Tripped and Pushed Officer to the Ground, Breached Media Staging Area and Tackled Cameraman  —  An Illinois man was arrested today …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How to call the GOP's bluff on its ‘election integrity’ talking point  —  One of the most worrisome scenarios involving the 2024 election is the possibility that one or more GOP legislatures could send rogue presidential electors to Congress, in defiance of their state's true popular vote.
Discussion: New Republic and New Yorker
Emily Goodin Senior U.S. / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE - 'You're a f***ing a**hole Rudy': Trump's top campaign lawyer Justin Clark screamed at Giuliani for accusing him of ‘lying’ about Georgia fraud claims during Oval Office phone call with the president  — Donald Trump's top campaign lawyer Justin Clark called Rudy Giuliani a 'f***ing …
Discussion: Insider, UPROXX and Raw Story
 
 
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Adam Sabes / Campus Reform the #1 Source …:
EXCLUSIVE: UNC Wilmington prof posts ‘Blow Up Republicans’ on Facebook
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
Biden Doesn't Have an Answer to America's Crime Spike
Discussion: New York Post
Courtney Mares / Catholic News Agency:
Vatican ‘foreign minister’ doubts speaking out on Hong Kong ‘would make any difference whatever’
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Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post:
Democrats need to show they can be trusted with power
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Rogerlsimon / theepochtimes.com:
No Joke: Joy Behar Reveals Hidden Truth of Leftist Bigotry
Discussion: Instapundit and TheBlaze
New York Times:
U.S. to Search Former Native American Schools for Children's Remains
Lindsay Kornick / Fox News:
Biden's bizarre behavior at press conference causes ‘Creepy Joe’ to trend on Twitter
Matt Fuller / The Daily Beast:
Congressmen Squirm as ‘World-Class Sleazeball’ Gaetz Continues to Roam
Discussion: Raw Story
Caity Weaver / New York Times:
Meetings.  Why?  —  Does this conversation need to be a meeting?  Does anything?