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- Rolling Stone
EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff
Two sources are communicating with House investigators and detailed a stunning series of allegations to Rolling Stone, including a promise of a “blanket pardon” from the Oval Office
The former guy had a meltdown over his once-favorite network for running ads critical of him.
- Madame Noire
Candace Owens Rips Alec Baldwin Apart In A Series Of Scathing Tweets About His Accidental Shooting Incident: ‘What Has Happened To Alec Would Be An Example Of Poetic Justice’
Candace Owens is back again in headlines for her unwarranted two cents and this time, Alec Baldwin is the culprit.
- Business Insider
Paul Gosar assured Jan. 6 protest organizers they would get a 'blanket pardon' while they were planning rallies: report
GOP Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona encouraged two protest organizers to plan rallies on Jan. 6 by offering pardons from former President Donald Trump, the planners told Rolling Stone.
"Tucker attacks me. His fans respond with threats to kill my family. And Tucker knows exactly what he’s doing," said the California Democrat.
- Washington Examiner
Fox's Chris Wallace said that Jen Psaki is "one of the best White House press secretaries ever," prompting backlash from critics of Psaki's tactics to protect the Biden administration.
- Business Insider
NATO's flirtation with adding 2 more members runs the risk of starting a war the US can't afford to fight
Rather than bolster the security of Americans, expanding NATO increases the risk of the United States being drawn into a war with Russia.
Voting against holding Bannon in criminal contempt was the latest in a series of examples of the GOP "siding with criminality," charged the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board.
- Associated Press
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata. The envoys, including the U.S., French and German representatives in Ankara, issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution to the case of Osman Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist held in prison since 2017 despite not having been convicted of a crime. Describing the statement as an “impudence,” Erdogan said he had ordered the ambassadors be declared undesirable.
- USA TODAY
This mother-daughter duo planned the Jan. 6 rally. Now the House committee wants to hear from them, too.
The depositions could help Congress understand what organizers of the rally for Donald Trump knew about impending violence and who funded their group.
- Business Insider
Wife of Rep. Mike Kelly may have used 'confidential information' she got via her husband to reap thousands in a stock, report says
Victoria Kelly purchased thousands of stock in a company for which her husband was securing federal support, an ethics watchdog report says.
Afghanistan is heading towards economic collapse that risks spiralling the country into a new political crisis, Sweden's minister for international development cooperation warned on Saturday. Afghanistan has been plunged into crisis following the collapse of the Western-backed government and Taliban take over in August, which was met with an abrupt end of billions of dollars in assistance to its aid-dependent economy. "My concern is that the country is on the brink of collapse and that collapse is coming faster than we thought," Per Olsson Fridh told Reuters in Dubai, warning that economic freefall could provide an environment for terror groups to thrive.
- LA Times
The former president hopes to run out the clock on investigations and raise money off his legal difficulties.
- The Daily Beast
CNNCNN host Jake Tapper used the last few minutes of his State of the Union broadcast on Sunday to unload on the conversative politicians who saw opportunity in the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie Rust last week.Noting that Hutchins was a “rising star” in her field who left behind a husband and young son, Tapper said, “Heartbreaking, for normal people. But there’s something about our politics right now that is driving people away from our shared
The EU and US threaten punitive action against the government and rebels as conflict escalates.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Saturday he's declared U.S. Ambassador David Satterfield and nine other foreign envoys personae non gratae after they called for the release of jailed philanthropist Osman Kavala this week, per AP. Why it matters: This would be the biggest rift with the West since Erdoğan came to power 19 years ago if the envoys were forced to leave, Reuters notes. Seven of the ambassadors Erdoğan has threatened to expel represent NATO allies of Turkey. Stay on top of
The censored files may offer insights into Cold War covert ops, but don't expect a smoking gun about the assassination.
- Washington Examiner
A Democratic Oklahoma state representative who identifies as "nonbinary" complained after Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt insisted there was "no such thing as non-binary sex."
- The State
Reader expresses concern about risk to community of extending license for Westinghouse Nuclear Power Plant (Letters to the Editor).
The “Hillbilly Elegy” author and Ohio Senate candidate is the target of nearly $1 million in attack ads.