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Video of insurrectionists stealing documents on the senate floor. “I think Cruz would want us to do this so I think we’re good.” Great work, @tedcruz  (Full video and article at @NewYorker  )

#BREAKING Plane carrying Kremlin critic Navalny leaves Berlin for Moscow

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Veteran War Correspondent Luke Mogelson shot extraordinary and disturbing video during the Trump Mob Insurrection for @NewYorker ⁩. MAGA followers attacking police officers and chanting “Fuck the Cops”. These thugs are anti-cop and Anti-American.

A former C.I.A. officer convicted of illegally disclosing classified information was told Rudy Giuliani could help get him pardoned...for $2 million.

"I'm not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021," Rep. Jamie Raskin says as he presses forward with impeachment articles while mourning his son. #CNNSOTU 

Thousands of Covid-19 vaccines are ending up in the garbage because of federal and state guidelines.

Republicans call for unity but won’t acknowledge Biden won fairly

Exclusive: In the final days before President Trump leaves office, some of his allies are collecting fees from wealthy felons to push the White House for pardons, according to documents and interviews with more than three dozen lobbyists and lawyers.

“Where the fuck is Nancy?” a rioter asked as he entered the Senate chamber.

California could be facing the strongest wind event of the season starting Sunday night, forecasters say


Scoops of the Day

Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump

New: US Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man as he attempted to pass through a police checkpoint in downtown Washington Friday with fake inaugural credentials, a loaded handgun & over 500 rounds of ammunition, CNN reporting.

#Loews announces it no longer wants the business of Conservative Americans. Duly noted.

Friend reminds us that the night before the 2009 inauguration, Obama and McCain joined together for a bipartisan unity dinner. Obama praised McCain as "an American hero." McCain vowed to "do the best I can to help you in the hard work ahead."

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a ceremony in which the first woman of color to become vice president will take her oath from the first woman of color to sit on the Supreme Court.

We need to remind ourselves and everyone else again and again and again that this whole horrible episode happened entirely because most of the Republican party spent ten weeks backing a campaign of what they KNEW were lies abt the 2020 election. 100%. They knew. And here we are.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Beloved comedic actress Betty White turns 99 today! BETTY WHITE THROUGH THE YEARS:

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"I love just piecing someone up and punching them in the face...but I think I found a new love tonight, I think I found a love of elbowing someone in the head." -Max Holloway@BlessedMMA ) showed a full arsenal at #UFCFightIsland7  #InAbuDhabi  | @VisitAbuDhabi 

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters arrive in US to seek asylum

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JUST IN: Remember zip-tie guy in the Senate, Eric Munchel? The FBI just arrested his mom, Lisa Eisenhart, who accompanied him.

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Scoops of the Week

Pelosi just went outside and thanked the troops protecting the Capitol, and game them all her challenge coin:

From today, those experiencing domestic abuse will be able to go into a Boots or indie chemist & seek help. If they say the codeword ‘ANI’ they’ll be taken to a private room & asked if they want to call 999 or domestic abuse helpline. ANI stands for Action Needed Immediately

BREAKING: @WaGuJohnSolomon  reports that Pres. Trump has ordered the declassification of intelligence docs from Obamagate, including Christopher Steele’s debriefings and FBI asset Stefan Halper’s instructions. Expected to be released tomorrow or Monday. #MAGA  #AmericaFirst  #Dobbs 

Republican leadership seems to believe they can survive without the MAGA movement or President Trump. Good luck with that.

One thing we haven't seen from a *single* Republican as far as I can tell, is coming out and saying " I was wrong about fraud and election integrity. Those were all lies. Biden won."

Breaking: During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send legislation to congress that would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants who are in the country without legal status.

Declassify everything, Mr. President. Every single document.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Congress members who may be sympathetic towards the rioter carrying Confederate flag: "The Confederacy were a band of enemies and traitors to the U.S. ... if they find more sympathy with them, then perhaps they shouldn't be serving in the U.S. Congress."

Let's all take a step back and recognize that even after all that has happened, Republican after Republican is still defending the president and his lies about the election.

This the first time in US history there has not been a peaceful and orderly transition of power. That is because of Donald Trump.