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Dozens of people on the FBI's terrorists watchlist were in DC during the siege on the Capitol showing yet another security failure

US Capitol Police officers fight back a pro-Trump mob outside the Capitol building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Dozens of people on the FBI's terrorist watchlist were in Washington, DC, during the siege on the Capitol last week, The Washington Post reported.  The FBI warned some on the list not to go, but dozens still went.  It's not clear if any of those already arrested for charges relating to the ransacking of the Capitol were o...
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Biden launches new Twitter account to build following before taking command of White House @POTUS on Inauguration Day

When Joe Biden is sworn in on Wednesday, he will take command of the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse Twitter accounts in another official...
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After Second Impeachment, Giuliani Vows to Support Trump

White House officials are universally angry with Rudolph W. Giuliani and blame him for both of President Trump’s impeachments. But he...
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Leo Panitch obituary

Canadian academic whose work on democratic socialism had an impact across the globeLeo Panitch, who has died aged 75 from Covid-19, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, was a Canadian researcher, teacher and public intellectual whose work had a profound impact on the thinking of democratic socialists in several continents, not least in the UK. He worked on two main questions: could social democratic parties become capable of transforming capitalist societies rather than just periodically m...
Tags: Politics, UK, Americas, World news, Canada, Labour, Ed Miliband, Socialism, Jeremy Corbyn, Panitch, Ralph Miliband, Leo Panitch


Joe Biden is putting a bunch of retreads in his Cabinet. That's a massive relief.

Our View: President-elect Biden picks a White House team that will have to undo the floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall havoc Donald Trump's leaving behind.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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A man who stormed the US Capitol said, 'How are they going to arrest every single person?' in a video before the FBI arrested him a few days later

A supporter of President Donald Trump taking a photo in the US Capitol rotunda during the riot. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Andrew Williams, who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, asked, "How are they going to arrest every single person?" in a video recorded while he was there. Williams was arrested on January 13. "We are storming the Capitol! Yeah, baby!" Williams also said while storming the Capitol, according to an FBI affidavit. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
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A man who stormed the US Capitol filmed himself asking, 'How are they going to arrest every single person?' The FBI says it arrested him a week later.

A supporter of President Donald Trump taking a photo in the US Capitol Rotunda during the riot. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A man who stormed the US Capitol on January 6 asked, "How are they going to arrest every single person?" in a video recorded while he was there. Andrew Williams, a Florida resident later identified as that man, was arrested on Wednesday. "We are storming the Capitol! Yeah, baby!" an FBI affidavit quoted Williams saying during the riot. Visit Business Insider's home...
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With Trump hunkered down and time running out, Mike Pompeo has been 'laying landmines' for Joe Biden

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press briefing in New Delhi, October 27, 2020. MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images In three days this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled several drastic changes to US foreign policy. Backlash to those policies was swift, with many criticizing them as further attempts to undercut the Biden administration and as an effort by Pompeo to burnish his own political credentials. "Pompeo is continuing with reckless, politicized foreign-policy decisions,...
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Donald Trump Confronts the Scourge of Efficient Hot Water Heaters and Furnaces

President Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House is ending the way it began, with a slapdash effort to make everything a little (or lot) worse than he found it while trying to burn down the planet in the name of conservative grievances.Read more...
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A police officer arrested after the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol is also a current member of the US military

Rocky Mount Police Department Officers Jacob Fracker, left, and Thomas Robertson, right. Department of Justice Two Virginia police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, were arrested in connection with last week's riots at the US Capitol. Fracker, as Military.com first reported, is a current member of the Virginia National Guard, making him the first current military member to be arrested in connection with the riots. Several former military members have been arrested or are facing...
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Vast majority of Americans hold Trump responsible for Capitol siege, new Insider poll shows

Most Americans blame President Donald Trump for the Capitol siege, with less than one-fifth saying he's blameless for the violence, according to a new Insider poll. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Americans overwhelmingly say that President Donald Trump is responsible on some level for the Capitol siege, according to a new Insider poll. 76% said Trump bears a "great deal" or "a lot" of responsibility. Less than one-fifth said the president is blameless for the riot at the Capitol.  Trump was ...
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Trump administration staffers are struggling to find their next jobs

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for January 15. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Trump administration staffers struggle to find next jobs, a guide to hiring an Amazon agency, and the media free agents from WarnerMedia. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House in Wash...
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Biden's COVID-19 stimulus checks plan: $600 + $1,400 = $2,000

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan on Thursday that includes $1,400 checks.  Biden had pledged $2,000 direct payments to Americans. His plan adds $1,400 in stimulus money to the $600 paid out to eligible Americans as part of the last COVID-19 relief package to bring the total doled out to $2,000.  But based on criticism of the propo...
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US military has 'failed' to counter white nationalism in its ranks, lawmakers say

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Democratic lawmakers are urging the Defense Department to "immediately" investigate extremist activity within the US military and implement a plan to prevent the ideology from further spreading within its ranks. "As you are aware, several insurrectionists who attacked the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 have been identified as active duty service members, reservists, retirees, and veterans," fourteen US S...
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WNYC Studios Is Ending ‘Trump Inc.’ Podcast

With Donald Trump set to vacate the White House in less than a week, WNYC Studios is ending its “Trump Inc.” investigative podcast after nearly three years. “Trump, Inc.,” a coproduction of WNYC Studios and ProPublica, dug into the business dealings of the president and his family — and the clan’s conflicts of interest while […]
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John Bolton can gather evidence about classification process for his book, judge rules

Former national security adviser John Bolton can seek evidence about the classification process around his book in case there was bad faith decision-making by the White House and intelligence community meant to protect President Donald Trump politically, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.
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Bolton can gather evidence about classification process for book, judge rules

Former national security adviser John Bolton can seek evidence about the classification process around his book in case there was bad faith decision-making by the White House and intelligence community meant to protect President Donald Trump politically, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.
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CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports on Trump's current mood

Moving trucks were seen outside the White House grounds as the Trump administration makes arrangements to leave office.
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'Fuming': How Trump is reacting to his second impeachment

Moving trucks were seen outside the White House grounds as the Trump administration makes arrangements to leave office.
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Parler helped the FBI identify at least one person charged in connection with the Capitol riot

Parler CEO John Matze and President Donald Trump, who allegedly considered making an account on the controversial social-media platform. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Parler is sharing information with the FBI on federal investigations into the Capitol riot. A sworn FBI affidavit shows that Parler gave information that helped FBI agents identify, locate, and arrest a Proud Boys supporter making threats on Parler. Tech companies typically help law enforcement agencies with thes...
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Trump is talking to Steve Bannon again as his presidency ends in chaos, with the former campaign adviser back in touch after their 2017 falling out

Steve Bannon and President Donald Trump at the White House in 2017 NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump and his former campaign adviser Steve Bannon have been talking again, according to Bloomberg. Trump has spoken with Bannon on the phone multiple times in recent weeks seeking guidance on how to overturn the election results, sources told Bloomberg. Bannon was arrested last summer on fraud charges in relation to a fundraising scheme to build a wall on the US' southern...
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A member of Congress says she chose to risk running into Capitol rioters over sheltering with maskless colleagues during the insurrection

Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., attends a House Oversight and Reform Committee markup in Rayburn Building on a resolution on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Rep. Stacey Plaskett, who serves as a House delegate representing the Virgin Islands, told Buzzfeed News that she opted to shelter in her office instead of with colleagues during the Capitol insurrection last...
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All the businesses cutting ties with the Trump Organization

President Donald Trump at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images After the insurrection on the Capitol led by a pro-Trump mob, some businesses are severing their ties with the president and the Trump Organization. Several prominent business leaders, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, have spoken out against the riot. Now, some businesses are severing ties with the president and the Trump Organization. Trump made history on Wednesday when he was became the first pr...
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Biden's inauguration day will be unlike any other in history. Here's what to expect.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (L) looks on as U.S. President-elect Joe Biden (R) delivers remarks on January 08, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office in front of the US Capitol around 12 p.m. on January 20. Celebrities Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the ceremony, Biden's inaugural committee announced on Thursday. Biden and Harris will then speak to the nation...
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Argument analysis: Justices doubt FTC’s authority to compel monetary relief

If you’re arguing on behalf of a federal regulatory agency’s authority to protect consumers from businesses and Justice Stephen Breyer sets his face against you, then chances are your day is not going well. But that is what happened Wednesday morning when Joel Marcus appeared on behalf of the FTC in AMG Capital Management v. Federal Trade Commission. Joel Marcus argues for the FTC (Art Lien) The case involves Section 13 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which allows the FTC to seek an “in...
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'Cowboys for Trump' leader plans to bring guns to DC on the day of Biden's inauguration

Otero County Commission Chairman and Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin rides his horse on 5th avenue on May 1, 2020 in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images Couy Griffin, founder of Cowboys for Trump, said Thursday that he plans to bring multiple guns to Washington, DC, on the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Griffin, a county commissioner in New Mexico, said he would keep one of the guns on the front seat of his car. DC law prohibits keeping a firearm in the pass...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, Africa, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, New Mexico, Dc, Biden, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Griffin, National Park Service


GOP lawmaker and Army veteran who voted for Trump's impeachment says he's buying body armor over death threats

GOP Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan said lawmakers are taking new precautions amid fears of violence following President Donald Trump's second impeachment. Jeff Kowalsky/Getty Images GOP Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan on Thursday said that he and other colleagues are buying body armor over death threats linked to their impeachment votes.  "It's sad that we have to get to that point, but you know our expectation is that someone may try to kill us," Meijer told MSNBC.  Meijer was among 10 G...
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Ahead of inauguration, government contracts reveal White House deep clean

Ahead of the inauguration, government contracts reveal a White House deep clean amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate. Democrats hoping to avoid interrupting Biden’s inauguration have suggested holding back until the new president has a chance to get...
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One in 10 Americans say they believe the Capitol siege was justified in some way, according to a new Insider poll

Capitol Police stand guard outside of Congress as pro-Trump rioters challenging the election results storm the building. Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images A new Insider poll found that a vast majority of the American public believes the Capitol Siege was uncalled for, with 66% saying it was "completely unjustified." However, 11% of nearly 1,060 respondents, polled online between January 13 and January 14, said they could justify it in some way. Of them, almost 6% said the deadly in...
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