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Well it was more or less exactly as horrible as we imagined.

"It's abundantly clear he never wanted the job, he just wanted the glamour of the job," @JoyAnnReid  says, reflecting on the end of the Trump era.

We face "the greatest existential threat in the history of our country, and it's of Donald Trump's making, and it represents a complete failure.... of leadership on his part," says filmmaker Ken Burns.

Here's a look at Biden's agenda on day one. #TheReidOut 

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Biden wants to make it impossible for Americans to defend themselves.

TRUMP: 'We did what we came here to do'

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Some pro-Trump extremists used Facebook to plan their attack on the U.S. Capitol, contradicting claims by Facebook leaders that such planning was largely done on other sites, a report finds.

The pandemic has damaged the economy and cost millions of people their livelihoods. These are some of the areas that demand President-elect Joe Biden’s attention.

Trump suggesting he wants to start a third party (which would be very bad news for the GOP) is probably not the way for him to win votes in his Senate trial...especially when it comes to voting as to whether he should ever be allowed to run for office again.

Pres. Trump's behavior in the waning hours of his presidency is "regrettably " but "not surprising," says former VP Al Gore. "I'm glad that we are going to have a fresh start and move away from the violation of norms... disrespect to the Constitution and the American people."


Scoops of the Day

AP: 2 National Guard members have been found to have ties to fringe right group militias and have been removed from mission to protect inauguration

Pres.-elect Biden during lighting ceremony at COVID-19 memorial in Washington, D.C.: “To heal, we must remember. It’s hard sometimes to remember. But that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation.”

JUST IN: Mike Lindell says Bed, Bath & Beyond will no longer sell MyPillow products. The conservative purge continues.

"I'm thinking of Charlie" @esglaude  grows emotional while discussing Covid-19 memorial service, remembering friend who died from coronavirus.

Trump went four years in office without once saying a critical word about Putin.

NYPD arrested up to 30 protesters during a peaceful march on #MLKDay  organized by Black activists. Onlookers say police presence was high and officers responded violently. NY AG Letitia James recently sued the NYPD for excessive force against anti-racism protesters last year.

"It will never be who we are." - In his farewell address, President Trump stresses the importance of free speech and open debate.

Mitch McConnell just now on the Senate floor: "The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people"

JUST IN: Sen. McConnell on US Capitol insurrection: "The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like."


Scoops of the Week

Just In: Seven men suspected in the brutal beating of a D.C. police officer defending the Capitol are sought by the FBI

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You can’t quote Dr. King on social media one day out of the year and live a life that runs counter to his words and teachings the other 364.

NEW: The FBI is investigating a claim that a PA woman who rioted at the Capitol on Jan. 6 stole a laptop from Speaker Pelosi's office and intended to sell it to the Russians. The FBI says she appears to have fled. More about this bizarre case:

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  )

South Korea’s best-selling boyband, BTS, continue to make their mark in the art world as one of the group’s singers, RM, has been named “art sponsor of the year” in Korea. @bts_bighit  @BTS_twt  @BTS_ARMY 

Exclusive: China Has Built Village In Arunachal, Show Satellite Images

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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.

@RichardGrenell  tells @JosephPinion  "the Donald Trump Middle East policy has been wildly successful, we also know that the border policies have been very successful."

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.

"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