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January 11, 2021
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“Tweets and Reconciliation.”

In This Episode

The fallout continues from last week’s Trump-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, as the House prepares to impeach Donald Trump for the second time, and the President’s personal Twitter account is banned forever. Then former Bernie Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir talks to Jon Favreau about how Joe Biden can get a progressive agenda through a closely divided Senate.


Show notes


Fallout from 1/6

  • WaPo: Inside the Capitol siege: How barricaded lawmakers and aides sounded urgent pleas for help as police lost control
  • CNN: Now it’s sinking in: Wednesday’s Capitol Hill riot was even more violent than it first appeared
  • NYT: ‘Our President Wants Us Here’: The Mob That Stormed the Capitol
  • GQ: How the Attack on the Capitol Happened, From Planning to Siege to Arrests 
  • ABC News: An attempted murderer, a lawmaker, white supremacists: Police records shed light on those arrested in Capitol siege 
  • Buzzfeed News: The Rioters Who Took Over The Capitol Have Been Planning Online In The Open For Weeks
  • The Atlantic: It Was Supposed to Be So Much Worse
  • WaPo: Inside the Capitol siege: How barricaded lawmakers and aides sounded urgent pleas for help as police lost control 
  • NYT: Man With Assault Rifle Charged With Threatening Pelosi, Officials Say
  • The Independent: The horror of what might have been in the Capitol siege, and what lies ahead
  • Slate: They Were Out for Blood
  • WaPo: FBI focuses on whether some Capitol rioters intended to harm lawmakers or take hostages
  • The Cut: ‘It Was No Accident’ Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on surviving the siege. (1/8)
  • NY Mag: Could the Capitol Riot Become a Superspreader Event?
  • LA Times: Lawmakers want accountability from Capitol Police. But for years, they also rebuffed transparency efforts
  • Politico: ‘Inside job’: House Dems ask if Capitol rioters had hidden help
  • Politico Magazine: Behind the Strategic Failure of the Capitol Police 
  • WaPo: How the U.S. Capitol Police were overrun in a ‘monumental’ security failure 
  • AP: Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob 
  • Vox: The catastrophic police failure at the US Capitol, explained
  • WaPo: Pentagon placed limits on D.C. Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests due to narrow mission
  • Mother Jones: Democrat Introduces Bill to Investigate If Capitol Police Have Ties to White Supremacist Groups


Accountability: Impeachment, Expulsions, and Bans

  • WaPo: Clyburn says House Democrats will vote this week to impeach Trump but may wait to send articles to Senate
  • Politico: Dems grapple with impeachment realities in race to punish Trump 
  • NY Mag: Democrats Keeping It Simple on Basis for Impeachment 
  • NYT: Democrats Ready Impeachment Charge Against Trump for Inciting Capitol Mob
  • Vox: A second Republican senator is calling for Trump’s resignation
  • The Hill: Sasse says he’d consider impeaching Trump
  • WaPo: ‘I want him out:’ Murkowski becomes first Senate Republican to call for Trump to resign 
  • Business Insider: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says GOP leaders who dismiss consequences for Capitol riots ‘are opening the door for it to happen again’ 
  • The Guardian: From Charlottesville to the Capitol: how rightwing impunity fueled the pro-Trump mob
  • The New Yorker: Trump Must Be Held Accountable 
  • ABC News: After Capitol siege, majority of Americans say Trump should be removed from office before term ends: POLL 
  • HuffPo: Public Condemns Pro-Trump Capitol Rioters, But Many Republicans Say They ‘Had A Point’
  • PBS News: Most Americans blame Trump for Capitol attack but are split on his removal 
  • Morning Consult: Half of Voters Call for Cabinet to Remove Trump as Bulk of Republicans Say He Should Retain ‘Major Role’ in Party
  • Axios: Axios-Ipsos poll: Republicans oppose removing Trump over Capitol siege 
  • WaPo Analysis: Most Americans reject the attack on the Capitol — but millions empathize with the mob 
  • WaPo: McConnell memo outlines how Senate would conduct second trial for Trump if House impeaches
  • NYT: How to Impeach a President in 12 Days: Here’s What It Would Take 
  • WaPo: Clyburn says House Democrats will vote this week to impeach Trump but may wait to send articles to Senate
  • CNN: Clyburn: House may wait until after Biden’s first 100 days to send impeachment articles to Senate
  • WaPo Opinion: Kevin McCarthy’s spin on impeachment gives away a big GOP scam 
  • Forbes: House Republicans Ask For Biden To Help Stop Trump Impeachment 
  • The Hill: Republicans warn Democrats against impeaching Trump again 
  • The Nation: The Enablers of Insurrection Should Be Ostracized 
  • WaPo: As Josh Hawley loses a book deal over the Capitol riots, his GOP mentor says backing him was ‘the worst mistake I ever made’
  • Kansas City Star: ‘The biggest mistake I’ve ever made.’ Danforth rues mentoring Hawley, blames him for riot 
  • Kansas City Star: Major Missouri donor to Josh Hawley calls for his censure by the U.S. Senate
  • KMOV: Top Missouri GOP donor Sam Fox disavows Sen. Josh Hawley 
  • NPR: Publisher Cancels Book By Sen. Hawley, Citing His Role In Inciting Capitol Attack
  • The Guardian: ‘Complicit in big lie’: Republican senators Hawley and Cruz face calls to resign 
  • Vox: Hawley and Cruz face mounting calls to resign over push to overturn election 
  • The Hill: Sherrod Brown calls for Hawley, Cruz to resign from Senate 
  • Politico: Coons calls on Cruz and Hawley to resign 
  • WaPo: The senators who were expelled after refusing to accept Lincoln’s election 
  • Reuters: Marriott will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against Biden certification 
  • Mother Jones: Here Are the Companies That Will Stop Donating to Republicans Who Voted Against Certifying Election
  • Axios: All the platforms that have banned or restricted Trump so far 
  • CNN: Twitter bans President Trump permanently 
  • WaPo: Twitter bans Trump’s account, citing risk of further violence
  • NYT: Facebook Bars Trump Through End of His Term 
  • NYT: Amazon, Apple and Google Cut Off Parler, an App That Drew Trump Supporters
  • NY Mag: Amazon, Apple, and Google Cut Off Parler, Citing Its Failure to Moderate Extremist Content
  • WaPo: Amazon suspends Parler, threatening to take pro-Trump site offline indefinitely
  • Buzzfeed News: Apple Has Banned Parler, The Pro-Trump Social Network, From Its App Store 
  • CNN: Right-wing social media app Parler has been removed from the Google Play store
  • NBC News: The day the internet turned on Trump
  • NYT: In Pulling Trump’s Megaphone, Twitter Shows Where Power Now Lies
  • Recode: Why Twitter finally banned Trump 
  • Wired: The Tweets That Got Trump Banned Were Far From His Worst 
  • AP: Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone 
  • Politico: Trump went ‘ballistic’ after being tossed off Twitter 
  • Vice: Deplatforming Works 
  • Politico: GOP prepares for battle with new archvillain
  • CNN: Trump expected to fight with big tech during final days in office
  • WaPo: Trump scrambles to find new social network after Twitter ban, as White House prepares to blast big tech 
  • Politico: ‘This is going to come back and bite ’em’: Capitol breach inflames Democrats’ ire at Silicon Valley 
  • NYT: Can Twitter Legally Bar Trump? The First Amendment Says Yes (1/9)
  • The Atlantic: Trump Is Banned. Who Is Next? 
  • NBC News: Trump’s Twitter reign of terror is over. But his impact on social media isn’t.
  • NYT: Who Gets the Banhammer Now?