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  • Drew Angerer/GettyIn the final week of his presidency, Donald Trump met in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon with Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO and a personal friend of the president’s, who presented Trump with six pages of documents, loaded with unproven conspiracy theories, that he told him proved that China and other countries helped […]
  • Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyEditors and reporters at the staunchly pro-Trump conservative outlet Breitbart News privately clashed over whether President Donald Trump was to blame for last week’s deadly Capitol riot, according to internal messages reviewed by The Daily Beast.“I am just not feeling charitable AT ALL,” international news editor Frances Martel posted to […]
  • Punit Paranjpe/AFP via GettyEmployees of the People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are revolting against the organization’s plan to “speak up for animal issues while honoring MLK Day,” emails obtained by The Daily Beast show.And PETA President Ingrid Newkirk isn’t taking it well—defending her idea in an unhinged response that referenced Harriet Tubman […]
  • Alex Edelman/GettyIn a last-ditch attempt to defend the outgoing U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Russian-speaking participants in the recent mob at the Capitol flooded the airwaves of the Kremlin-controlled Russian state television. They claimed that the pro-Trump insurrectionists were merely “peaceful demonstrators” and blamed “antifa” for the violence that took place in Washington, DC on […]
  • DNCC via GettyDonald Trump has less than a week left in office and Sarah Cooper is feeling reluctantly hopeful.“I'm really excited. I'm really happy,” she tells me in this preview of next week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast. “There’s still a part of me that's like, is it really over? Could it really be […]

New York Times – World News

Political Wire

  • “Three days before thousands of rioters converged on the U.S. Capitol, an internal Capitol Police intelligence report warned of a violent scenario in which ‘Congress itself’ could be the target […]
  • “Prosecutors in Georgia appear increasingly likely to open a criminal investigation of President Trump over his attempts to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 election, an inquiry into offenses […]
  • “President Trump’s top economic adviser criticized his boss’s handling of the riot at the U.S. Capitol and said he was disappointed in the way Mr. Trump treated Vice President Mike […]
  • “President Trump is considering granting a pardon to Steve Bannon, his former White House chief strategist and top campaign aide, who was charged with swindling donors to a private crowdsourcing […]
  • “Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that House impeachment managers were preparing to prosecute President Trump in the Senate, but she refused to offer a timeline for when they would […]

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ProPublica

  • by Wendi C. Thomas and Hannah Grabenstein, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article was produced in partnership with MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. MEMPHIS, […]
  • by Melissa Sanchez ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Illinois lawmakers voted to end the practice of suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid red-light and speed camera tickets, part of a broader criminal justice reform package passed this week. If […]
  • by Joseph Cranney, The Post and Courier ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article was produced in partnership with The Post and Courier, which was a member of the_ ProPublica Local Reporting Network _in 2019. COLUMBIA, S.C. — […]
  • by Jack Gillum, video by Lucas Waldron and Maya Eliahou ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. More than 10 million people have seen the video shot by HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic showing a Black Capitol Police officer leading pro-Trump […]
  • by Connor Sheets, AL.com ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article was produced in partnership with AL.com_, which was a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network in 2019. In 2009, Kevin Greeson traveled from Alabama to witness […]

Memeorandom

The Hill

The Guardian

  • Legislative polls to be held in May, presidential election set for JulyThe Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has announced parliamentary and presidential elections, the first in 15 years, in an effort to heal long-standing internal divisions.The move is widely seen as a response to criticism of the democratic legitimacy of Palestinian political institutions, including Abbas’s presidency. […]
  • Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people; UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter; German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesBrazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitalsVaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?US suffers bleak January as […]
  • Biden on pandemic: ‘Things will get worse before they get better’DoJ inspector general launches review of Capitol riotUS suffers as Covid rages and vaccination campaign faltersBillionaires backed Republicans aiming to reverse election resultsKamala Harris: how will the next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian for a live conversation on 18 January 12.57am GMT Today’s […]
  • Bobi Wine, the Ugandan opposition leader, said soldiers were attacking his home. 'Our lives are in danger,' Wine said. 'Our only security is letting the world know what is happening.'Lt Col Deo Akiiki, Uganda’s deputy military spokesperson, said the soldiers were at Wine’s house to protect himBobi Wine says soldiers have stormed his home as […]
  • Error message greets visitors to site registered in name of Irish businessman who claims he does not know campaign groupLeave.EU has been forced to “Internexit” after the group’s EU domain name was temporarily suspended. It comes after the Irish businessman in whose name the pro-Brexit campaign group’s domain name is registered denied having any involvement […]

Al Jazeera

News & Guts

  • What a downfall. The National Rifle Association has filed for bankruptcy. The NRA released a statement saying “The plan can be summed up quite simply: We are DUMPING New York, and we are pursuing plans to reincorporate the NRA in Texas.” The Wall Street Journal writes that this is “the latest twist in its legal […]
  • Sources tell CNN that Donald Trump will depart the White House before Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20. The plan is for Trump to leave the White House in the morning on Marine One and travel to Joint Base Andrews. Under consideration at Andrews is a color guard, a military band, a 21-gun […]
  • Jacob Chansley has become one of the most recognizable faces over the last week. Also known as the “QAnon Shaman,” he was caught in several photos during the siege on Capitol Hill wearing horns, face paint, and a headdress. After his arrest early this week, prosecutors wrote that he left a handwritten note for Vice […]
  • For the first time since election day, the current Vice President has connected with the incoming Vice President. The Associated Press cites two people familiar with the conversation as saying that Mike Pence called Kamala Harris to offer congratulations. One of the people familiar with the Thursday afternoon conversation described it as a “good call,” […]
  • Under immense criticism about the slow rollout of the COVID vaccine, Health, and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said this week that we are now “moving to the next phase of the vaccine program.” Just three days ago he told ABC News, “We have already made available every dose of vaccine. So we had been […]