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"How a 5-year-old might describe what a President does," says @andersoncooper , responding to the White House's description of President Trump's final days in office: "He will work from early in the morning until late in the evening" and "make many calls and have many meetings."
Daniel Hodges, the DC police officer who was crushed in a doorway at the Capitol speaks out saying a man ripped away his baton, and was "practically foaming at the mouth... true believers in the worst way."
There's no constitutional question that an impeachment trial can go forward in the US Senate despite the fact that President Trump's term will have concluded, says legal scholar Laurence Tribe.
"The flags stand right now in silent witness to the the darkness of this long and bitter night but they will still be standing tomorrow at the dawn of something new," says @andersoncooper of the memorial representing more than 400,000 Americans who've perished in this pandemic.
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."
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.
You said "what punishment of gods are not gifts. Do you really believe that?" @andersoncooper , choking back tears, asks Stephen Colbert, as they discuss grief. "Yes," replies the comedian. "It's a gift to exist and with existence comes suffering. There's no escaping that."
"The idea I am kneeling in water to make it look deep is idiotic." debunks the lies being spread by Donald Trump Jr., and others who falsely claimed he and his team exaggerated the severity of Hurricane Florence. #KeepingThemHonest
An #Orlando attack survivor who hid in the bathroom during the shooting shares his terrifying ordeal:
"We are witnessing America as a failed social experiment," says Dr. @CornelWest . "…Its capitalist economy could not… deliver, in such a way that people could live lives of decency. The nation state, it's criminal justice system…could not generate protection of rights."