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For those wondering about @whispersystems 's sca #WhatsApping , 's decision to sell out its use @facebooks  to has led to what is probably the biggest digital migration to a more secure messenger we've ever seen. Hang in there while the Signal team catches up.

UK “will temporarily close all travel corridors from 0400 on Monday” UK PM Boris Johnson says the move will “protect us against the risk of as yet unidentified new strains” of Covid

23 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine: officials

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Biden will take office with relatively strong performance ratings: 58% of Americans approve of the job he has done in explaining his plans and policies, 57% approve of his Cabinet choices and 46% expect him to improve the way the federal government works.

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@RichardGrenell  tells @erechenbergtv  "I think it's incredibly important that we be transparent and release it to the American people" referring to Russia documents.

US Capitol rioters intended to "capture and assassinate" elected officials, federal prosecutors say in a new court filing

I'm happy that so many people are wishing me a happy birthday, but honestly, let's get #HappyBirthdayMLK  trending to #1  please.

JUST IN: Justice Dept. Inspector General has launched a review "to examine the role and activity of DOJ and its components in preparing for and responding to the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6." Review will be coordinated with DOD, DHS, and DOI's inspector generals.

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, says his home is "under siege" by the military.

No idea what the declassified documents say...but Grassley's office has had the documents for several days.


Scoops of the Day

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 

Declassify everything, Mr. President. Every single document.

To all those Trump supporters now calling for unity, the single most important act towards unity is for you to state unequivocally that Biden won a free and fair election. Until you say that, all of your other words are empty.

On Jan. 28 at 7:00 PM EST, join us for a #TIME100Talks  featuring a special performance by TWICE @JYPETWICE ). The group will be performing “DEPEND ON YOU.” Register here:

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DOJ makes clear that if you had a cell phone on inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, you will get caught.

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A Pennsylvania man, accused of throwing a fire extinguisher that struck a Capitol Police officer during last week's deadly siege, has been arrested and charged in federal court

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One zinger of a headline: “The Guy Who Flew a Confederate Flag in the Capitol Has Predictably Surrendered” - VICE

COVID lockdowns have no clear benefit vs other voluntary measures, international study shows

Norway says Covid-19 shots may be too risky for the very old and terminally sick, after 23 people died shortly after receiving a first dose


Scoops of the Week

One of the best humans I know had some thoughts on watching U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman face down that mob of Trump-loving insurrectionists that was steps away from the floor of the Senate. Sharing here, with his permission.

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House votes 232-197 to impeach President Trump for the second time, a first in U.S. history. Watch now.

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Mikie Sherrill claims Congress members gave rioters a tour of U.S. Capitol before raid

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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

DO NOT ATTEND any armed protests. You will be responsible for the loss of our Second Amendment right if you riot. We must stay peaceful.

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: There are armed Pro-Trump protestors at the Texas State Capitol right now. The state has not banned guns on capitol grounds. Stay with @KVUE  for the very latest. #txlege 

BREAKING: The FBI has sent a memo to law enforcement agencies across the country warning of possible armed protests at all 50 state capitol buildings starting Jan. 16.

NEW: The Houston Police Department says they've identified one of their officers, an 18 year veteran of the department, as having penetrated the Capitol last Wednesday. Chief Art Acevedo says there is a "high probability" the officer will face federal charges.

BREAKING: Today the ACLU's board of directors unanimously voted to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.