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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.

Legendary talk show host Larry King has died at age 87

“He treated every guest the same. It didn't matter if it was a president or…somebody off the street,” Wendy Walker, former executive producer of “Larry King Live,” says about the broadcasting legend, adding that he “never wanted to be prepared” for interviews.

ICYMI: ‘I will fire you on the spot’ - President Joe Biden warned White House staff that disrespect would not be tolerated

Russian police detain more than 2,000 people during nationwide protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, monitors say

#WATCH | Indian Army personnel today carried a woman, who was stuck at a hospital with her newborn child due to heavy snowfall, on a stretcher for almost 6-km to take her to her home in Kupwara, Jammu & Kashmir.

Tens of thousands of people have joined protests across Russia, demanding the release of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny who was jailed last week after he returned to the country for the first time since recovering from a poisoning with a nerve agent.

This marijuana dispensary is offering a free joint to anyone who gets a Covid-19 vaccine

From the frozen streets of Siberia to the grand plazas of Moscow and St. Petersburg, tens of thousands of Russians are rallying in support of jailed opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. Follow live here:


Scoops of the Day

Badge of distinction: Meet the first Sikh in the Garda Reserves

Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.

Critics have said the CDC fumbled key decisions on COVID because the Trump administration meddled in the agency’s operations. But @Reuters  has found evidence that the response was marred by actions – or inaction – by career scientists and frontline staff

If you like Bernie memes, you're going to love Medicare for All.

FB's Sandberg January 14: "...I think these events were largely organized on platforms that don't have our abilities to stop hate and don't have our standards and don't have our transparency."

Breaking News: Donald Trump and a Justice Department official plotted to oust the acting attorney general to try to advance baseless election claims, interviews show.

The US Senate is extremely undemocratic: Fifteen small states with 38 million people combined routinely elect 30 GOP senators; California, with *40 million* residents, is represented by two Democrats.

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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’

Irkutsk has come out for Navalny. One of many such scenes across Russia today

JUST IN: Taiwan says eight Chinese bombers and four fighter jets entered its air defence identification zone.


Scoops of the Week

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”

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 

This is the most offensive thing I've ever heard. No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard. @TexasGuard  I authorized more than 1,000 to go to DC. I'll never do it again if they are disrespected like this.

JUST IN: Washington Post reports that MichaelFlynn's brother, Gen. Charles Flynn, was on the Pentagon call with Capitol Police that resisted their emergency pleas for calling in the National Guard during the Capitol attack. The Army previously denied that Flynn was on the call.

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.

This old quote from Hank Aaron in The NY Times obituary just left me speechless. I had not seen this before.

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Amanda Gorman, speaking now, when I asked her for her first political memory:

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Shout out to Brian Williams, who just refused to name former POTUS, instead describing him as a “twice-impeached private citizen.”