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A Republican congressman played a key role in Donald Trump's efforts to remove the top Justice Department official and replace him with a loyalist willing to support efforts to overturn his election loss, the New York Times reported

If a "murderous, potentially mass murderous riot put forth by a president against another branch of government ... isn't enough to get a conviction on impeachment, then we should retire the word impeachment from the legal dictionary," Dan Rather says.

Cheers, Texas! Last session, I signed a law allowing beer-to-go sales in Texas. Let’s expand that this session and more broadly make alcohol-to-go an official law in Texas. Stay thirsty my friends. #NationalBeerCanAppreciationDay 

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JUST IN: Mexico's president tests positive for coronavirus

[WARNING, GRAPHIC] Police SUV plows through crowd of people blocking its way and apparently runs over at least one person in #Tacoma , WashingtonDetails:

Rep. @Ocasio2018 : ‘Why does a member of Congress need to sneak a gun onto the House floor? … The moment you bring a gun onto the House floor in violation of rules, you put everyone around you in danger’

Breaking News: Mexico's president, a coronavirus skeptic, is the latest world leader to become infected. Hospitals are overrun as the country's death toll nears 150,000.

Fauci says he was the 'skunk at the picnic' in Trump's Covid team

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy Jan 13: ‘The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress’ Republican leader Kevin McCarthy Jan 21: ‘I don’t believe he provoked [the rioters] if you listen to what he said at the rally’

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Scoops of the Day

The Dáil is to consider a motion to increase the penalties for the theft of pets, after 244 dogs were reported stolen in 2020.

Fox News is a hazard to our democracy, and getting more extreme. It’s time to take the fight to the Murdochs. Here’s how. ... My column

U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

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Watch | #Farmers  from Nashik march towards Mumbai, in support farmers protesting in Delhi against #FarmLaws 

Sen. Bernie Sanders says Democrats will use reconciliation “as soon as we possibly can" to pass a Covid-19 relief package, which will allow for a 51 majority vote rather than 60. “What we cannot do is wait weeks and weeks and months and months to go forward,” he says. #CNNSOTU 

As the coronavirus ravaged the country, Dr. Fauci’s calm counsel and commitment to hard facts endeared him to millions of Americans. But he also became a villain to millions of others.

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GOP Sen. Mitt Romney says his impeachment vote will be "based upon the facts and the evidence as is presented." Romney also says he believes "that what is being alleged and what we saw, which is incitement to insurrection, is an impeachable offense. If not? what is?" #CNNSOTU 

BREAKING: Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland will hold a referendum on independence if the SNP wins a majority in May elections

Pressed repeatedly by @GStephanopoulos , Sen. Rand Paul won’t say the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, calls for investigation of fraud, but doesn’t provide evidence. GS: “There are not two sides to this story. This has been looked at in every single state.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci says it's "liberating" to be able to "let the science speak" now in the Biden White House

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Scoops of the Week

Labour TD @AodhanORiordain  says "every time the minister gets an opportunity ... to speak about this issue she only makes things worse". He says it's clear Minister for Education @NormaFoleyTD1  has lost control of the situation with regards to special needs education

GOP Leadership in Shambles: @mattgaetz  says RINOs like Liz Cheney and Mitch McConnell are so beholden to corporate money they will do anything to subvert President Trump and the America First movement. #MAGA  #AmericaFirst  #Dobbs 

When Trump doesn’t wear a mask, it’s the end of the world When Biden doesn’t wear a mask, they have “bigger issues to worry about”

First lady Dr. Jill Biden places her hands on the shoulders of President Biden at Inauguration.⁠ ⁠ 📷 Kevin Dietsch / Getty

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Democrats need to treat this relief package (and their legislative agenda) the way McConnell treats Supreme Court nominations: you do what needs to be done to get it done.

I have instructed General Norris to order the return of the Texas National Guard to our state. @TexasGuard 

Poet Amanda Gorman tells CNN's @andersoncooper  that the Capitol riot inspired her to write a "message of hope, ingenuity and healing"

It's not the "nuclear option" to get rid of the filibuster. It is returning Senate procedure to where it has been for most of history. The filibuster is the aberration. Majority rule is the norm.

I would rather be without a state than without a voice.

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