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 2021-01-15 23:30 

Vox

Up to 25,000 National Guard troops are headed to DC. It's unclear why so many are needed....

Maybe it's the right amount to protect the US Capitol on Inauguration Day. Or too few. Or too many....

 2021-01-15 23:24 

The Daily Beast

Breitbart Staffers Clashed Over Blaming Trump for Capitol Riot, Leaked Chats Show...

"This is banana republic shit," wrote one editor at the staunchly pro-Trump outlet, in response to colleagues downplaying or excusing the violence during last week's MAGA mob....

 2021-01-15 23:08 

Washington Post

NRA to move to Texas, fleeing litigation brought against it by New York state...

Move could lead to shrinking or closing the organization's offices in Springfield, VA....

 2021-01-15 23:03 

Talking Points Memo

MyPillow CEO Spotted Bringing Notes To WH That Appear To Reference 'Martial Law,' Installing New CIA Director...

MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell brought notes with him to a meeting in the West Wing Friday that zoomed-in photographs appear......

 2021-01-15 22:56 

Crooks and Liars

WATCH What Happens When 2 White Guys Go Undercover At The Sedition MAGA Riot...

Vloggers Walter Masterson and J.P. Scattini went undercover at the StopTheSteal rally to make what they thought was a comedy video, but it soon turned far darker and scarier in real time. They put an OAN marker on their microphone, donned a Trump flag, Tr...

 2021-01-15 22:52 

Daily Kos

My Pillow guy visits Trump carrying notes on declaring martial law...

Fervent Trump supporter and My Pillow CEO Michael Lindell was pictured Friday entering the White House with a document that seemed to outline a path to declaring martial law along with potential personnel changes atop the nation's national security st...

 2021-01-15 22:47 

The Daily Beast

PETA Boss Defends MLK Day Plans in Email Rant to Staff...

President Ingrid Newkirk defended her idea by suggesting Harriet Tubman would not have freed any slaves if she had not accepted the help of white landowners....

 2021-01-15 22:40 

Vox

Most Democrats and Republicans think the government should make climate change a priority...

A new survey finds broad support among American voters for doing more on climate change....

 2021-01-15 22:39 

Washington Post

A pillow salesman apparently has some ideas about declaring martial law...

Trump loyalist Mike Lindell showed up at the White House on Friday with notes that raise alarming possibilities....

 2021-01-15 22:37 

The Daily Beast

Russian Media Pushes the Lie That Capitol Rioters Were Antifa...

Russian media is gleefully peddling the fiction that Biden, not Trump, was behind the siege on the U.S. Capitol....

 2021-01-15 22:32 

Slate Magazine

Trump's Final Attempt to Sabotage the Census Has Officially Failed...

The president's effort to exclude undocumented immigrants from apportionment collapsed in his final days....

 2021-01-15 22:30 

MSNBC

Friday's Mini-Report, 1.15.21...

Today's edition of quick hits....

 2021-01-15 22:30 

Daily Kos

The last days of Trump: Abandoned, detested, and as angry as always...

On Thursday, the major activity at the White House seemed to be staff members escaping with photographs and statues that very likely were not theirs to take. Inside, many offices are described as empty, due to all those staffers who suddenly began getting...

 2021-01-15 22:25 

MSNBC

Juanita Tolliver: Jaime Harrison should 'learn some lessons from the playbook we saw on display in Georgia'...

Democratic strategist Juanita Tolliver and president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton on what success would look like for Jaime Harrison as chair of the DNC...

 2021-01-15 22:14 

CBS News

National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy...

The NRA said it is moving to Texas from New York, where the state's attorney general has filed a lawsuit alleging financial crimes....

 2021-01-15 22:10 

Vox

Why Christians keep appropriating Jewish ritual symbols...

The difference between religious exchange and appropriation, according to a rabbi....

 2021-01-15 22:01 

Talking Points Memo

Vaccine Skepticism And A Failed Coup: How Disinformation Is Striking Back...

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's home for opinion and news analysis. "Well that was a weird week." That's......

 2021-01-15 22:00 

Daily Kos

Lauren Boebert jumps gun, claims mentions of Congress member involved in Capitol riot refer to her...

Going into her second week in office, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado continues to start drama and spread controversy. In what seems to be a result of her guilty conscience, Boebert essentially admitted to being involved in the recent Capitol attack ...

 2021-01-15 21:59 

Talking Points Memo

A Common Line Keeps Emerging From Capitol Rioters: Trump Asked Us To Be Here...

Faced with arrest and detention for their alleged crimes at the Capitol riot last week, some of the President's supporters......

 2021-01-15 21:46 

Media Matters

Right-wing media claim evidence that January 6 violence was planned in advance exonerates Trump...

President Donald Trump's defenders in right-wing media are now attempting to deny his role in inciting the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol by pointing to evidence that the violence was planned in advance....

 2021-01-15 21:45 

Daily Kos

National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy and announces plan to move headquarters to Texas...

Just coming down the wire, Reuters reporter Jan Wolfe says that the National Rifle Association has "filed a petition for bankruptcy." Thoughts and prayers. In a "Letter from Wayne," meaning NRA top dog Wayne LaPierre, the beleaguered and d...

 2021-01-15 21:40 

Vox

Biden's plan to fix the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, explained...

Here's how Biden plans to get 100 million vaccine doses out in his first 100 days....

 2021-01-15 21:39 

The Daily Beast

Sarah Cooper Sends Off Trump: 'What a Petty Bitch'...

In this preview from next week's episode of "The Last Laugh" podcast, comedian Sarah Cooper shares her parting message for Donald Trump and reaction to his Twitter suspension....

 2021-01-15 21:33 

The Daily Beast

National Rifle Association Files for Bankruptcy, Announces Move From New York to Texas...

The organization's embattled leader somehow attempted to frame the filing as a positive development....

 2021-01-15 21:30 

Talking Points Memo

ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup...

Impeachment 2.0 President Trump loves the unprecedented. And this week, he became the only American president to be impeached twice.......

 2021-01-15 21:30 

Daily Kos

Election fraud provocateurs Flynn, Bannon, and Stone now claim they never endorsed violence...

Three of Donald Trump's closest advisers in the 2016 campaign and early White House days went all in on his post-election incitement, but are now trying to insulate themselves from the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Trump's former national security...

 2021-01-15 21:30 

Vox

Deep cleaning, packing supplies, and a concession: The Trumps plan their White House exit...

There hasn't been a peaceful transition of power, but there will be a transition....

 2021-01-15 21:29 

Washington Post

We can expect more than 400,000 dead from covid by Inauguration Day...

Even as metrics appear to improve, the toll is baked in....

 2021-01-15 21:24 

The Atlantic

Catching COVID-19 During the Insurrection...

Representative Pramila Jayapal tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering with Republicans who refused to wear masks. Now she's "next-level" angry....

 2021-01-15 21:21 

MSNBC

Capitol Police examining whether lawmakers assisted rioters...

With all the focus on Trump's possible criminal liability for the riot, it's worth noting he may not be the only politician with something to worry about....

 2021-01-15 21:19 

MSNBC

Biden Covid plan will work to fill 'absence of federal leadership'...

President-elect Biden delivered remarks unveiling his plan for Covid-19 relief that included support for vaccine distribution. NBC's Ali Vitali reports on what the president-elect will hope to accomplish as he takes office next week....

 2021-01-15 21:10 

Slate Magazine

Pence Breaks With His Party to Finally Concede the Election...

Donald Trump will likely never admit that he lost....

 2021-01-15 21:09 

Crooks and Liars

Speaker Pelosi Calls 'Camp Auschwitz' Capitol Trespasser A 'PUNK'...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's press conference Friday could hardly be considered one of her most historic or flashy. No viral moments, or calling out of reporters. But it was certainly as dramatic and consequential as they come, given her announcement of Lt....

 2021-01-15 21:00 

Daily Kos

Schumer, Pelosi grapple with uncertainty and ongoing threats in proceeding to Trump's Senate trial...

The timing of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the Senate remains uncertain as the week closes out. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked in her Friday press conference about when the impeachment article charging Trump with "incitement o...

 2021-01-15 20:56 

Talking Points Memo

DOJ Quietly Closes Investigation Into PA Ballots That Captured Trumpworld's Imagination...

The Justice Department closed a case involving nine military ballots found in a dumpster in Pennsylvania without fanfare on Friday,......

 2021-01-15 20:50 

Vox

How Californians are resorting to crowdsourcing to get their Covid-19 vaccine...

California has one of the nation's worst vaccination rollouts. Residents are crowdsourcing the info the state government should be providing....

 2021-01-15 20:41 

Slate Magazine

Dear Care and Feeding: My In-Laws Just Announced They're Getting a "Summer Home" on Our Street...

Parenting advice on invasive in-laws, grandparenting assistance, and poor parenting enablement....

 2021-01-15 20:34 

MSNBC

Lawyer for Capitol rioter appeals for a pardon from President Trump...

As President Trump's term comes to an end, NBC's Chuck Rosenberg discusses possible pardons the president could still give out including to those who have been charged for their roles in the Capitol riot....

 2021-01-15 20:30 

Daily Kos

Federal prosecutors confirm insurgents intended to 'capture and assassinate elected officials'...

It was clear from the moment that images emerged showing men inside the Capitol carrying flexible handcuffs, and crowds outside the building erecting a gallows, that those invading the halls of Congress intended a lot more than just a tour of the artwork....

 2021-01-15 20:27 

Talking Points Memo

DOJ: Hundreds Of Capitol Insurrection Cases Opened, Months Of Investigation Ahead...

Federal law enforcement officials investigating the Capitol insurrection warned on Friday that it could take months before "the full puzzle"......

 2021-01-15 19:55 

Daily Kos

Trump's support is plummeting in wake of his role in inciting violence at the Capitol...

A majority of Americans, 56%, say Donald Trump should be removed from office and barred from ever holding elected office again, while a slightly slimmer majority, 54%, think he should be criminally charged for inciting the riot at the Capitol last week, a...

 2021-01-15 19:54 

Washington Post

James Lankford: Another 'nice man' with a blind spot...

James Lankford's apology suggests a deeper disconnect with his Black constituents....

 2021-01-15 19:49 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Hires Candace Montgomery as SVP and General Manager of AtlanticLIVE...

New Tentpole Event on Pursuit of Happiness to Anchor Early 2021 Lineup...

 2021-01-15 19:49 

Slate Magazine

Vision Is Hot Now...

The hero we deserve....

 2021-01-15 19:46 

Slate Magazine

Democrats Experience First Online Meltdown of Biden Era Over Question of What "$2,000" Means...

Is a $600 check and a $1,400 check a $2,000 check?...

 2021-01-15 19:46 

Slate Magazine

What Will a Million Distraught Disneyland Superfans Do Now That the Annual Pass Is Dead?...

One passholder visited 2,995 consecutive days before the park closed in March....

 2021-01-15 19:46 

The New Republic

John McCain's Apache Land Grab Is Finally Happening...

The fight for a copper deposit beneath sacred lands shows the extent of the government's extractive greed....

 2021-01-15 19:41 

Talking Points Memo

Beyond Trump's Dismal Approval Rating, Polls Show Some Troubling Republican Trends...

The toplines of a tranche of new polls released since the Capitol insurrection show general themes: that Americans do not......

 2021-01-15 19:40 

Slate Magazine

Sheriffs Helped Lead This Insurrection...

Sheriffs play a key role in right-wing white supremacist movements....

 2021-01-15 19:39 

Slate Magazine

The Real Bridgerton Mystery I Couldn't Stop Thinking About...

I have questions about a certain business model....

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