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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Entertainment Tonight reports: Happy birthday, Betty White! The iconic actress turned 99 on Sunday, and was flooded with messages of love and appreciation from her famous friends and fans on social media. The celebrated star — whose entertainment career began in 1939, near the dawn of television itself — has been a part of many beloved TV shows and movies …

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Parler Gets Its Homepage Only Back Online

CNN reports: Parler’s website suddenly reappeared online Sunday afternoon with a message from its CEO, John Matze: “Hello world, is this thing on?” The message, dated January 16, implies that the social network popular with members of the far right has found a new online hosting platform, after Parler was booted from Amazon Web Services on January 10 in the …

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FBI Nabs Louisiana Cousins Sought For Capitol Riots

Baton Rouge’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Louisiana man and his cousin were arrested on Saturday (Jan. 16) after officials discovered that they entered the U.S. Capitol with other rioters on Jan. 6 The United States District Court for the District of Columbia filed a criminal complaint against Louisiana resident Cody Connell, after he claimed to have breached the Capitol, …

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Troops Assigned To DC “Pre-Screened For Extremism”

From the military site Defense One: The roughly 25,000 National Guardsmen deployed to the U.S. capital to ensure President-elect Joe Biden is able to be sworn in peacefully went through an additional background check to weed out any whiff of domestic extremism. “For this deployment everybody is screened additionally, but it’s more of a reassurance, because we do everything we …

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Armed Trump Supporter Arrested Near US Capitol

The Washington Post reports: A 22-year-old Virginia man whose Facebook page features a photo from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was arrested near the Capitol complex on Sunday, carrying three high-capacity magazines, 37 rounds of unregistered ammunition and a Glock 22 firearm. The arrest of Guy Berry of Gordonsville, Va., was reported by D.C. police and confirmed …

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Senator Worries Trump Will Divulge Classified Intel

CNN reports: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) described the possibility of President Trump divulging classified information after leaving office as a “grave danger.” King, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, noted that intelligence briefings are typically given to former presidents as a courtesy rather than a legal requirement. “There’s a grave danger of [Trump] inadvertently or willfully revealing classified information …

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Twitter Suspends QAnon Freak Over Election Fraud Lies

The Washington Examiner reports: Newly-elected Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, an ardent supporter of President Trump’s bid to expose voter and ballot fraud, has been punished by Twitter for blaming the defeat of two Georgia senators on state leaders for failing to “fix our elections.” Greene has been cheering on Trump’s claims that the election was rigged to make …

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AP: Trump Campaign Staffers Organized Pre-Riot Rally

The Associated Press reports: Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the …

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Karl Rove: If Giuliani Defends Trump, He’ll Be Convicted

The Daily Beast reports: “Rudy Giuliani charted a very bad course for the president in the morning papers when he suggested that the argument was going to be, ‘Well, there couldn’t have been incitement because all the charges of widespread voter fraud are true,’” Rove sighed. “Well, those charges and the so-called experts that the campaign has mustered to advocate …

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Woman Arrested At DC Checkpoint Claimed To Be Cop

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: A woman was arrested at an inauguration checkpoint Saturday morning for impersonating a law enforcement officer and fleeing from police, officials say. Linda Magovern, 63, of Stratford, Connecticut, was arrested near Union Station after she said she was an officer and “a part of the presidential cabinet,” and presented a military police challenge coin, …

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