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Now We Know What Happens When a President Won’t Concede
https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/06/president-wont-concede-trump-peaceful-transfer-capitol-riot/

It Can Happen Here. It Just Happened Here.
https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a35142707/trump-mob-storms-us-capitol-building/

The Pro-Trump Movement Was Always Headed Here
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/opinion/protests-trump-disinformation.html

The chickens come home to roost
https://popular.info/p/the-chickens-come-home-to-roost

The Confederacy Finally Stormed the Capitol
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/capitol-protest-trump/

Don’t exaggerate the threat of the Capitol rioters
https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/01/07/dont-exaggerate-the-threat-of-the-capitol-rioters/

The Capitol Riot Will Hurt The People Who Were Already Hurting Most
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/07/the-capitol-riot-will-hurt-the-people-who-were-already-hurting-most/

It Was A Trap, And MAGA Fell Into It
https://spectator.org/maga-protest-capitol-trap/

Trump summoned supporters to "wild" protest, and told them to fight. They did
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-protests/trump-summoned-supporters-to-wild-protest-and-told-them-to-fight-they-did-idUSKBN29B24S

Trump Told Crowd ‘You Will Never Take Back Our Country With Weakness’
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-speech-capitol.html

'Let’s have trial by combat’: How Trump and allies egged on the violent scenes Wednesday
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/06/lets-have-trial-by-combat-how-trump-allies-egged-violent-scenes-wednesday/

‘Is this really happening?’: The Siege of Congress, Seen From the Inside
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/07/capitol-storming-siege-congress-inside-first-person-oral-history-455715

A Pro-Trump Mob Stormed the Halls of Congress. Photographs From Inside the Chaos at the Capitol
https://time.com/5927132/donald-trump-mob-capitol-chaos/

Video timeline: How pro-Trump insurrectionists broke into the Capitol 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2021/video-timeline-capitol-breach/

Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready.
https://www.propublica.org/article/capitol-rioters-planned-for-weeks-in-plain-sight-the-police-werent-ready

Capitol Police inability to secure seat of U.S. government raises serious questions
https://rollcall.com/2021/01/06/capitol-police-inability-to-secure-seat-of-u-s-government-raises-serious-questions/

Did cops remove barricades for pro-Trump mob? Internet says 'add a red carpet' as video from capitol goes viral
https://meaww.com/did-capitol-police-remove-barricades-let-protesters-in-video-shows-cop-taking-selfie-trump-supporter

Rioters breached US Capitol security on Wednesday. This was the police response when it was Black protesters on DC streets last year
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/us/police-response-black-lives-matter-protest-us-capitol/

Kid glove treatment of pro-Trump mob contrasts with strong-arm police tactics against Black Lives Matter, activists say
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/activists-contrast-treatment-blm-pro-trump-mob/2021/01/06/

Rep. Matt Gaetz and other GOP politicians baselessly suggest antifa is to blame for pro-Trump mob rioting into Capitol
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/07/antifa-capitol-gaetz-trump-riot/

Facial recognition firm claims antifa infiltrated Trump protesters who stormed Capitol
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/6/xrvision-firm-claims-antifa-infiltrated-protesters/

Expert Andy Ngo: It wasn’t antifa at the Capitol riots
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/expert-andy-ngo-it-wasnt-antifa-at-the-capitol-riots

Fact check: Man with painted face wearing fur and horns rallied for Trump and QAnon, not Antifa or BLM
https://in.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-protester-capitol-antifa-qa/fact-check-man-with-painted-face-wearing-fur-and-horns-rallied-for-trump-and-qanon-not-antifa-or-blm-idUSKBN29C0BP

'QAnon Shaman' Who Stormed Capitol Denies He Is Antifa as Conspiracy Theorists Turn on Him
https://www.newsweek.com/qshaman-washington-antifa-protest-qanon-1559599

The day QAnon captured America
https://unherd.com/2021/01/the-day-qanon-captured-america/

Ashli Babbit: Husband pays tribute to ‘great patriot’ and QAnon believer shot dead in attempt to storm US Capitol
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/woman-shot-capitol-riots-trump-b1783781.html

'Nothing can stop us': Slain Trump supporter tweeted conspiracy theories and her devotion to Trump in days before her death
https://www.businessinsider.com/ashli-babbitt-tweeted-qanon-and-trump-conspiracies-before-capitol-death-2021-1

4 dead, 52 arrested after chaos on Capitol Hill
https://thehill.com/homenews/533057-dc-police-arrest-dozens-during-rioting-at-capitol-building

Assault on democracy: Sen. Josh Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt
https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article248317375.html

Ted Cruz accused of abetting sedition and inspiring pro-Trump riot by resisting Biden’s victory
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/01/06/ted-cruz-accused-of-abetting-sedition-and-inspiring-pro-trump-riot-by-resisting-bidens-victory/

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tweets for calm amid Capitol shitstorm he helped create
https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2021/01/06/sen-ted-cruz-of-texas-tweets-for-calm-amid-capitol-shitstorm-he-helped-create

Trump got a free pass from Twitter and Facebook, and the result was a storming of the Capitol
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/07/facebook-twitter-fueled-trumps-conspiracies-resulting-in-violence.html
 
President Trump banned from Facebook, Instagram indefinitely
https://www.cleveland19.com/2021/01/07/president-trump-banned-facebook-instagram-indefinitely/

Trump deletes Capitol tweets that sent account into lockdown, will regain access after 12-hour suspension
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-deletes-capitol-tweets-account-suspended

Ivanka Trump Calls Rioters ‘American Patriots,’ Then Deletes Tweet
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ivanka-trump-american-patriots_n_5ff6ebc0c5b6ef6b1583ddcc

Ivanka, Eric, and Don Jr. Are in Furious Damage Control Mode Following Capitol Hill Siege 
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/01/trump-children-capitol-hill-damage-control

First lady's chief of staff and former WH press secretary resigns over violent protests
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/politics/stephanie-grisham-white-house-resign/index.html

Too Little Too Late: The List Of 11th Hour White House Resignations
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/too-little-too-late-the-list-of-11th-hour-white-house-resignations

Those who threw in their lot with Donald Trump are now tied to his mob
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/those-who-threw-in-their-lot-with-donald-trump-are-now-tied-to-his-mob-1.4452337

The ‘Oh Fuck’ Moment Is Finally Here for Trump’s Enablers
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-oh-fuck-moment-is-finally-here-for-trumps-enablers

Lindsey Graham: “Count me out. Enough is enough”
https://www.wbtv.com/2021/01/06/lindsey-graham-count-me-out-enough-is-enough/

Sen. Lindsey Graham Dramatically Sells Out President Trump During Debate On Electoral Objections
https://welovetrump.com/2021/01/07/sen-lindsey-graham-dramatically-sells-out-president-trump-during-debate-on-electoral-objections/

RNC leaders stand by Trump's effort to remake party: 'Nobody's turning on Trump here'
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/6/republican-officials-stand-trump-effort-remake-par/

‘He screwed the country’: Trump loyalty disintegrates
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/trump-loyalty-capitol-attack-455667

Republicans consider drastic options to stop Trump
https://www.axios.com/republicans-trump-removal-25th-amendment-a91c9dc4-b01f-4a50-ae41-aea971388d57.html

U.S. trade group asks VP Pence to ‘seriously consider’ invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/06/national-association-of-manufacturers-calls-dc-protests-sedition.html

Inhofe: "I've never seen Mike Pence as angry as he was today"
https://tulsaworld.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/inhofe-ive-never-seen-mike-pence-as-angry-as-he-was-today/article_439af4ae-5082-11eb-96b1-53cf9e218598.html

Pence took lead as Trump initially resisted sending National Guard to Capitol
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/politics/pence-national-guard/index.html

Trump Retaliates Against Pence By Banning VP’s Chief of Staff From White House Grounds
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-retaliates-against-pence-by-banning-vps-chief-of-staff-from-white-house-grounds/

Today, you’ll hear Trump conceded. He didn’t. He’s likely just buying time.
https://noqreport.com/2021/01/07/today-youll-hear-trump-conceded-he-didnt-hes-likely-just-buying-time/

Donald Trump Finally Admits His Presidency Is Over, Calls it 'Greatest First Term' in History
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-statement-accepts-presidency-over-calls-greatest-first-term-1559595

The Trump Presidency’s Inevitable, Wretched End
https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/01/the-trump-presidencys-inevitable-wretched-end/

Trump's presidency ends with American carnage
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/politics/donald-trump-capitol-mob/index.html

POLITICS and FLEAS

With New Majority, Here’s What Democrats Can (and Can’t) Do on Health Care
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/upshot/biden-democrats-heath-plans.html

Biden pledges further stimulus as Democrats win control of Senate
https://www.ft.com/content/36a4efde-f290-4832-92b0-4a6f176b4147

Why Warnock and Ossoff Won in Georgia
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/upshot/warnock-ossoff-georgia-victories.html

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS

Here's how newspaper front pages across the world looked after mobs stormed the Capitol
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/533065-heres-how-newspaper-front-pages-across-the-world-looked-after-mobs-stormed-the

Foreign reaction to the "disgraceful scenes" at the U.S. Capitol
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-capitol-riot-donald-trump-protests-foreign-reaction/

China Goes Online to Mock ‘Beautiful Sight’ of US Capitol Chaos
https://theglobepost.com/2021/01/07/china-criticizes-trump-supporters-riot/

Beijing likens Capitol storming to Hong Kong protests, hopes US can enjoy ‘peace, stability and security as soon as possible’
https://www.rt.com/news/511802-china-us-trump-election-congress/

Asia delights and despairs in Trump’s Capitol siege
https://asiatimes.com/2021/01/asia-delights-and-despairs-in-trumps-capitol-siege/

Across Latin America and in Miami, storming of U.S. Capitol recalls chaos at home
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article248319125.html

Putin Silent on Washington Unrest as Russian Foreign Ministry Calls U.S. Electoral System Archaic
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/07/putin-silent-on-washington-unrest-as-russian-foreign-ministry-calls-us-electoral-system-archaic-a72549

Iran President Says Western Democracy "Fragile" After US Capitol Siege
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/iran-president-hassan-rouhani-says-western-democracy-fragile-after-us-capitol-siege-2349044

What happened at the US Capitol can happen at the Israeli Knesset
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/what-happened-at-the-us-capitol-can-happen-at-the-israeli-knesset-654618

PANDORA'S BOXCUTTER

There Should be a few Supernovae in the Milky Way Every Century, but we’ve Only Seen 5 in the Last 1000 Years. Why?
https://www.universetoday.com/149491/there-should-be-a-few-supernovae-in-the-milky-way-every-century-but-weve-only-seen-5-in-the-last-1000-years-why/

Galaxy-Size Bubbles Discovered Towering Over the Milky Way
https://www.quantamagazine.org/space-telescope-shows-galaxy-size-bubbles-over-the-milky-way-

Primordial black holes could hide a multiverse of possibilities
https://www.zmescience.com/space/primordial-black-holes-could-hide-a-multiverse-of-possibilities/

THE MEDIA SCRUM

Break News: How MAGA rioters destroyed thousands of dollars of TV cameras and chased down journalists reporting on US Capitol chaos - before making NOOSE from camera cord and hanging it from a tree
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9120709/MAGA-rioters-destroy-television-cameras-chase-news-crews-Capitol.html

Fox News Reporter Describes Being Intimidated By Trump Mob: They Demanded 'Oath of Allegiance to the President'
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-news-reporter-describes-being-intimidated-by-trump-mob-they-demanded-oath-of-allegiance-to-the-president/

Pete Hegseth Defends Capitol Mob: ‘These Are Not Conspiracy Theorists,’ These are ‘Born-Again Americans’ Awake to What the Left Has Done
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/pete-hegseth-defends-capitol-mob-these-are-not-conspiracy-theorists-these-are-born-again-americans-awake-to-what-the-left-has-done/

Trump and His Mob Outdid Themselves, and Then Tucker Carlson Did Too
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/fox-news-capitol-siege-trump.html

At least the media finally came around to the idea that riots are scary
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/at-least-the-media-finally-came-around-to-the-idea-that-riots-are-scary

ODDS, ENDS

Why Did Everyone in 19th-Century Think They Could Talk the Dead?
https://lithub.com/why-did-everyone-in-19th-century-think-they-could-talk-the-dead/

Control group outperforms mediums in psychic test
https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/psychic-energy

How to (Finally) Start Meditating 
https://www.gq.com/story/how-to-finally-start-meditating

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