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Patrick Leahy Back Home After Brief Hospitalization

NBC News reports: “The Capitol Physician suggested that Senator Leahy go to George Washington University Hospital this evening for observation, out of an abundance of caution,” said David Carle, a spokesman for Leahy. “After getting test results back, and after a thorough examination, Senator Leahy now is home. Earlier Tuesday evening, Leahy was in his Capitol office and “was not …

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Lindell: Twitter Was Secretly Running My Account

The Daily Beast reports: Noting that he initially got suspended by Twitter earlier this month for tweeting about election fraud, Lindell then insisted that Twitter “didn’t take it down all the way” and that someone at the social media company was actually running his account for two weeks. “I just couldn’t do anything and they were running my Twitter like …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Via press release: GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be announced in a livestream on GLAAD’s TikTok page on Thursday, January 28 at 12pm ET. This marks the first time TikTok has ever live-streamed a nominations announcement for an …

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Oklahoma Tries To Return $2M Of Trump’s Malaria Drug

The Oklahoma Frontier reports: The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has been tasked with attempting to return a $2 million stockpile of a malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump as a way to treat the coronavirus. In April, Gov. Kevin Stitt, who ordered the hydroxychloroquine purchase, defended it by saying that while it may not be a useful …

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Homocon “Stop The Steal” Organizer Released Pending Hearing, Cannot Leave Nebraska, Multiple Charges

The Omaha World Herald reports: An Omaha man facing multiple federal charges related to the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol was ordered released from custody Tuesday pending his preliminary hearing. Brandon Straka told attendees at a “Stop the Steal” rally the day before thousands stormed the Capitol to “fight back” and that they were “patriots,” federal officials said. …

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Goya Board Of Directors Silences Trump Cultist CEO

The New York Post reports: Goya Foods has voted to silence its pro-Trump CEO Robert Unanue following his recent television appearances questioning the results of the presidential election, The Post has learned. The Hispanic foods giant on Friday agreed to censure Unanue, 67, for controversial remarks in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 invasion of the US Capitol building, …

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Dem Sen. Patrick Leahy Hospitalized For Observation

CNBC reports: Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is set to preside over the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, was taken to a Washington hospital for evaluation Tuesday afternoon after “not feeling well,” his spokesman said. Leahy, 80, is the president pro tempore of the Senate, who is responsible for presiding over that chamber in the …

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DOJ: Anti-Vax Wisconsin Pharmacist To Plead Guilty For Wrecking Hundreds Of Doses, Faces Ten Years In Prison

From the Department of Justice: A Wisconsin pharmacist has agreed to plead guilty to charges filed today in federal court that he attempted to render hundreds of doses of COVID-19 vaccine ineffective. According to court documents filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Steven R. Brandenburg, 46, of Grafton, Wisconsin, was charged with two counts of …

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Hawley Claims He Won’t Run For President In 2024

Business Insider reports: Sen. Josh Hawley, the Missouri Republican who led efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, said he isn’t going to launch a White House bid in 2024. “No, I’m not running,” Hawley told Insider in a brief hallway interview on Tuesday at the US Capitol before ducking into an elevator. He didn’t elaborate. The …

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Canadian Lawmakers Vote Unanimously To Classify Proud Boys As White Supremacist Terror Organization

Newsweek reports: Lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons voted unanimously on Monday to classify the extremist far-right group Proud Boys as a white supremacist terrorist organization. Canadian Parliament member Jagmeet Singh introduced the proposal to classify the Proud Boys as a terrorist group on Monday. Singh said that all parties had agreed to provide unanimous consent to the motion, which …

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Feds Zeroing In On Proud Boys Leadership [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The leadership of the Proud Boys has come under increased scrutiny as agents and prosecutors across the country try to determine how closely members of the far-right nationalist group communicated during the riot at the Capitol this month and to what extent they might have planned the assault in advance, according to federal law enforcement …

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Meadows: Trump’s Senate Trial Is “Dead On Arrival”

The Hill reports: Former President Trump’s ex-chief of staff predicted that Democrats’ efforts to convict the former president in a Senate trial were “dead on arrival” following a vote Tuesday by most of the chamber’s Republicans to dismiss a second impeachment trial. Some senators have maintained they are undecided on whether to convict Trump despite the vote Tuesday. Still, the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Unveils Plan To Boost Vax Supplies

The Washington Post reports: The Biden administration said Tuesday it will seek to buy another 200 million doses of the two coronavirus vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use in the United States. The purchases would increase available supply by 50 percent, bringing the total to 600 million doses by this summer. Because both products — one developed by …

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QAnon Rep Backed Executing Prominent Democrats, Liked Comment Calling For “A Bullet” In Pelosi’s Head

CNN reports: Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress, a CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Greene’s Facebook page shows. Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, frequently posted far-right extremist and debunked conspiracy theories on her page, including the baseless …

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Texas AG Wins Halt On Biden Deportation Moratorium

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order sought by Texas, which sued on Friday against a Department of Homeland Security memo that instructed immigration agencies to pause most …

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