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TODAY: Trump's Final Daze

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Last Trump Job Approval 34%; Average Is Record-Low 41%
https://news.gallup.com/poll/328637/last-trump-job-approval-average-record-low.aspx

Poll: Most Americans Think Trump Will Be Remembered As A Subpar President
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/19/957869001/poll-most-americans-think-trump-will-be-remembered-as-a-subpar-president

What Should Go in the Trump Time Capsule?
https://www.propublica.org/article/what-should-go-in-the-trump-time-capsule

12 unforgettable photos of Trump's presidency
https://theweek.com/captured/961296/12-unforgettable-photos-trumps-presidency

The 15 most notable lies of Donald Trump's presidency
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/16/politics/fact-check-dale-top-15-donald-trump-lies/index.html

Donald Trump ‘started talking about himself in the 3rd person as his presidency crumbled’
https://metro.co.uk/2021/01/18/donald-trump-started-talking-about-himself-in-the-3rd-person-as-his-presidency-crumbled-13925304/

As Trump’s presidency recedes into history, scholars seek to understand his reign — and what it says about American democracy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-history-democracy/2021/01/18/98700d2c-58dc-11eb-a976-bad6431e03e2_story.html

US historians on what Donald Trump's legacy will be
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55640427

History won't forgive Trump's transgressions, presidential historian says
https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/america-votes/history-won-t-forgive-trump-s-transgressions-presidential-historian-says-1.5271111

‘A hack job,' 'outright lies’: Trump commission’s ‘1776 Report’ outrages historians
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/01/19/1776-report-historians-trump/

Donald Trump's 1776 Commission Reaffirms America's Founding Values
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/18/donald-trump-1776-report-america-founding-values15438777/

Trump’s ‘patriotic education’ report excuses Founding Fathers for owning slaves and likens progressives to Mussolini
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/01/19/trump-patriotic-education-report-slavery-fascists/

Trump's 1776 Commission—Created To Challenge Controversial 1619 Project— Releases Report On MLK Day
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/18/trumps-1776-commission-created-to-challenge-controversial-1619-project--releases-report-on-mlk-day/

Trump orders creation of 'Garden of American Heroes' amid backlash over monuments
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/18/donald-trump-national-garden-american-heroes-statues

Alex Trebek, Whitney Houston & Kobe Bryant Among Honourees In Trump’s ‘Garden Of American Heroes’ Monument
https://etcanada.com/news/736251/alex-trebek-whitney-houston-kobe-bryant-among-honourees-in-trumps-garden-of-american-heroes-monument/

Where were my A-listers? Trump is 'livid' at Biden's star-studded inauguration line-up of Lady Gaga, Tom Hanks and Jennifer Lopez as Field of Flags is lit up on National Mall and President packs his bags for Florida
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9162205/Trump-furious-Bidens-star-studded-inauguration-lineup-plans-early-morning-sendoff.html

Trumps' snub of Bidens historic in its magnitude 
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/trump-biden-inauguration-snub/

Biden's inauguration unprecedented in US history
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534684-bidens-inauguration-unprecedented-in-us-history

Haunting Video: Security for Biden's Inauguration Looks More Like Something from North Korea
https://www.westernjournal.com/haunting-video-security-bidens-inauguration-looks-like-something-north-korea/

Pentagon chief says 'no intelligence indicating an insider threat' to inauguration as FBI vets National Guard
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/fbi-vetting-national-guard/index.html

FBI intel report warned QAnon followers discussed posing as National Guard at inauguration: report
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/534726-fbi-intel-report-warned-qanon-followers-discussed-posing-as-national

The FBI is tracing a digital trail to Capitol rioters
https://www.axios.com/fbi-capitol-rioters-digital-trail-8cc49291-194c-423c-afda-084391960d8d.html

FBI investigating whether Capitol assault suspect tried to sell Pelosi computer to Russian intelligence service
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fbi-investigating-capitol-assault-suspect-sell-pelosi-computer/story?id=75323956

Members Of Right-Wing Militias, Extremist Groups Are Latest Charged In Capitol Siege
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/19/958240531/members-of-right-wing-militias-extremist-groups-are-latest-charged-in-capitol-si

Former US attorney general William Barr tells ITV News questioning election legitimacy 'precipitated Capitol riots' 
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-01-18/former-us-attorney-general-william-barr-tells-itv-news-questioning-election-legitimacy-precipitated-capitol-riots

Barr Told Trump Claims of Election Fraud Were ‘Bullsh**’: Report
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/barr-told-trump-claims-of-election-fraud-were-bullsh-report/

The Right-Wing Outlets That Told Trump Fans What They Wanted to Hear
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/the-right-wing-outlets-that-told-trump-supporters-what-they-wanted-to-hear/

The Media Failed by Giving People What They Want
https://reason.com/2021/01/18/the-media-failed-by-giving-people-what-they-want/

‘The damage is profound:’ James Murdoch says media will face a ‘reckoning’ after Capitol riots
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/01/18/the-damage-is-profound-james-murdoch-says-media-will-face-a-reckoning-after-capitol-riots-1018068/

The Capitol riot wasn't a fringe 'uprising'. It was enabled by very deep pockets
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/18/the-capitol-riot-wasnt-a-fringe-uprising-it-was-enabled-by-very-deep-pockets

Leftwing Group Targets Federalist Society Donors After Capitol Riot
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/leftwing-group-targets-federalist-society-donors-after-capitol-riot/

Corporations expand donation freeze to members of Pennsylvania legislature
https://popular.info/p/corporations-expand-donation-freeze

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell Says Bed Bath And Beyond, Kohl’s To Drop His Products; Dominion Voting Systems Threatens To Sue
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/01/18/dominion-voting-systems-sends-letter-to-mypillows-mike-lindell-threatens-lawsuit/

'Please sue me': Mike Lindell says he welcomes lawsuit as Dominion warns him to cease election fraud claims
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/politics/mike-lindell-sue-me-dominion-voting-systems

Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward handed cease-and-desist notice by Dominion Voting Systems
https://www.kens5.com/article/news/politics/arizona-gop-chair-kelli-ward-handed-cease-and-desist-notice-by-dominion-voting-systems/75-dff6d862-1d53-4d97-a857-640275224999

MI GOP Moves To Replace Canvassing Board Member Who Certified Results For Biden
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/mi-gop-moves-to-replace-canvassing-board-member-who-certified-results-for-biden

Trump Lifted Covid Travel Bans For Next Week — But Biden’s Team Plans On Keeping Them In Place
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/01/18/trump-lifted-covid-travel-bans-for-next-week---but-bidens-team-plans-on-keeping-them-in-place/

Los Angeles lifts air-quality limits for cremations as Covid doubles death rate
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/18/los-angeles-covid-coronavirus-deaths-cremation-pandemic

18-Year-Old Dies After Contracting COVID-19 for the Second Time
https://people.com/health/18-year-old-dies-after-contracting-covid-19-for-second-time/

More than 60% of all US Covid-19 cases were reported since Election Day. Now experts warn a variant could further fuel spread
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html

Another New Covid-19 Variant Discovered In L.A. Might Be Vaccine Resistant, Researcher Says; Strain First Identified In Denmark
https://deadline.com/2021/01/another-new-covid-19-variant-in-l-a-vaccine-resistant-denmark-1234675834/

Germany discovers new Covid variant among 35 hospital patients
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/19/new-covid-strain-germany-discovers-covid-variant-in-bavaria.html

A Troubling New Pattern Among the Coronavirus Variants
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/01/coronavirus-evolving-same-mutations-around-world/617721/

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases
https://apnews.com/article/us-news-genetics-coronavirus-pandemic-united-kingdom-f471eca388965ee95cd1e324c4e239d8

POLITICS and FLEAS

Can Joe Biden Succeed Where Barack Obama Failed?
https://www.newsweek.com/can-joe-biden-succeed-where-barack-obama-failed-1562265

Biden caught between GOP opposition, demands of far Left
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/politics/joe-biden-between-republicans-and-far-left

Biden’s Wall Street backers face new threat from Warren
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/19/elizabeth-warren-private-equity-459813

Stocks surge as Yellen set to tell Congress to 'act big' on coronavirus stimulus
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/us-stocks-jan-19-2021

Joe Biden Needs To Bolster U.S. Democracy. His Pentagon Pick Could Threaten It.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/biden-lloyd-austin-defense-secretary-military_n_6002244fc5b6df63a916c7c5

Biden's top diplomat, Blinken, vows to revitalize alliances, U.S. leadership
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden-state/bidens-top-diplomat-blinken-vows-to-revitalize-alliances-us-leadership-idUSKBN29O19W

Who is Victoria Nuland? A really bad idea as a key player in Biden's foreign policy team
https://www.salon.com/2021/01/19/who-is-victoria-nuland-a-really-bad-idea-as-a-key-player-in-bidens-foreign-policy-team/

Biden energy secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm has millions in energy investments, per new filing
https://abcnews.go.com/US/biden-energy-secretary-nominee-jennifer-granholm-millions-energy/story?id=75326948

Joe Biden's very Catholic Cabinet
https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/joe-bidens-very-catholic-cabinet

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS

"I want to stay alive": Afghan journalists are being targeted and killed for their work
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/afghanistan-taliban-journalists-media-attacks-assassinations-afghan-peace-talks/

‘A particularly valuable agent’: Pro-Kremlin TV channel airs segment claiming Navalny is a German spy
https://meduza.io/en/feature/2021/01/18/a-particularly-valuable-agent

Navalny Due in Court Wednesday on Charges of Defaming War Veteran
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/navalny-due-in-court-wednesday-on-charges-of-defaming-war-veteran-a72656

Baltic FMs call on the EU for ‘firm diplomatic measures’ to push Russia for Navalny’s release
https://www.neweurope.eu/article/baltic-fms-call-on-the-eu-for-firm-diplomatic-measures-to-push-russia-for-navalnys-release/

Russia will ignore Western appeals for release of opposition activist Alexey Navalny, says Putin’s spokesman
https://www.rt.com/russia/512956-navalny-release-west-ignore/

Uganda Restores Internet, Keeps Opposition Leader in House Detention 
https://www.voanews.com/africa/uganda-restores-internet-keeps-opposition-leader-house-detention

Uganda accuses U.S. envoy of subversion for trying to visit candidate
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uganda-election/uganda-accuses-u-s-envoy-of-subversion-for-trying-to-visit-candidate-idUSKBN29O0FZ

AFRICOM launches airstrike in Somalia shortly after troop pullout
https://www.stripes.com/news/africa/africom-launches-airstrike-in-somalia-shortly-after-troop-pullout-1.659032

Biden Should Release the CIA Report on Jamal Khashoggi’s Killers
https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/18/biden-should-release-the-cia-report-on-jamal-khashoggis-killers/

PANDORA'S BOXCUTTER

From Trout To Polar Bears: How The Environmental Movement Lost America
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/from-trout-to-polar-bears-how-the-environmental-movement-lost-america/

Backlash to the Future: How the climate movement came of age under Trump.
https://grist.org/climate/trumps-unintended-legacy-a-fiery-climate-resistance/

After Alarmism: The war on climate denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/climate-change-after-pandemic.html

Majority of Democrats and Republicans Support Policies to Combat Climate Change, Survey Finds
https://www.courthousenews.com/majority-of-democrats-and-republicans-support-policies-to-combat-climate-change-survey-finds/

Meet Biden’s climate crisis army
https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/biden-climate-change-hires-white-house-b1788976.html

THE MEDIA SCRUM

Phil Spector’s fans are now free
https://unherd.com/2021/01/phil-spectors-fans-are-now-free/

Phil Spector Transformed Pop Music and Destroyed Lives
https://slate.com/culture/2021/01/phil-spector-dead-murderer-producer-wall-of-sound.html

Phil Spector and the damaging myth of male creative genius
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2021-01-18/phil-spector-producer-abusive-male-genius

ODDS, ENDS

Hypersonic Superweapons Are a Mirage, New Analysis Says
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/15/science/hypersonic-missile-weapons.html

US Army taps industry for autonomous drones to resupply troops
https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/01/15/us-army-taps-industry-for-autonomous-drones-to-resupply-troops/

Army is working on Frankenbots with living tissue to better robot capabilities
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/defense-main/2021/01/army-is-working-on-frankenbots-with-living-tissue-to-better-robot-capabilities/

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