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Saturday, January 23, 2021

During a Friday press briefing, Biden said that Covid-19 deaths are expected to reach "well over 600,000." read more


Longtime journalist and radio host Larry King has died. He was 87. read more


"The Trumps sent the butlers home when they left so there would be no one to help the Bidens when they arrived," one unnamed source, described as "a well-placed official not associated with the incoming Biden team," told the latter publication. The NYT reports that "Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, was unhappy with [Chief Usher] Mr. Harleth for trying to send briefing books about the residence to the Biden transition team in November, people familiar with the process said." read more


Friday, January 22, 2021

Newly elected Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has been dogged by her association with right-wing extremists since entering politics, but the gun-toting restaurateur-turned-lawmaker's associations are raising new concerns after the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. read more


A new HuffPost tally finds over 20 GOP state and local lawmakers or officials were at the D.C. rally that turned into a violent insurrection. Here are their names. read more


Legendary journalist Tom Brokaw will retire from NBC News after 55 years with the network. read more


OpenSecrets.org: Trump's campaign disclosed paying more than $2.7 million to the individuals and firms behind the Jan. 6 rally. But FEC disclosures do not necessarily provide a complete picture of the campaign's financial dealings since so much of its spending was routed through shell companies, making it difficult to know who the campaign paid and when. read more


The Senate confirmed Lloyd Austin as the next Pentagon chief Friday, making him the nation's first Black Defense secretary. read more


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., confirmed Friday that the House would send the article in three days. While Trump has already left the White House, the Senate can vote to bar him from holding office again if it chooses to convict him. read more


Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history. read more


Baseball lost one of its greatest figures Friday as Hall of Famer and longtime home run king Hank Aaron has reportedly passed away at the age of 86. read more


Anthony Fauci isn't hiding his relief that he's serving in a new administration. One day into the Biden presidency, the longtime infectious disease expert and unlikely celebrity of the Covid-19 response described it as "a refreshing experience." read more


As the House prepares to send articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned that dozens of influential Republicans around Washington -- including former top Trump administration officials -- have been quietly lobbying GOP members of Congress to impeach and convict Donald Trump. read more


Senate Republicans are coalescing around a long-shot bid to dismiss the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump before it even begins, relying on a disputed legal argument that says putting an ex-president on trial is unconstitutional. read more


Nearly 1 in 5 people charged in connection to the violent Jan. 6 raid on the U.S. Capitol has some form of a military history, according to an NPR analysis. read more


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