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Federal watchdogs have launched a sweeping review of how the FBI, the Pentagon and other agencies responded to the riot last week at the U.S. Capitol ABC
VOA VIEW: A liberal slant.
A central Illinois mayor who attended the Trump rally in Washington that preceded the storming of the Capitol building has apologized for accusing the media of lying about the violence in a video he posted online afterward ABC
VOA VIEW: The liberal media did lie.
President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ABC
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"We have to have more security than the intelligence might warrant. I think in this case, redundancy might be necessary," she said. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi and Biden are fear mongers.
Dimon's blunt assessment was in response to questioning from analysts who pointed out the rich, tech-like valuations of fintech players. CNBC
VOA VIEW: They deserve Biden.
President-elect Joe Biden made a case for sending stimulus payments to those that have kept their jobs through the pandemic. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Someone has to pay.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson painted a scathing picture of his old boss President Donald Trump as someone who made uninformed decisions that were not based in reality -- a stark contrast to Trump's top diplomat Mike Pompeo, who is heaping praise on the outgoing President in his final days in office. CNN
VOA VIEW: Pompeo is the champ.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to send the House's impeachment article to the Senate next week, according to a source familiar with her thinking, which will kickstart the beginning of the trial, though Pelosi would not say publicly Friday when she will do so. CNN
President Donald Trump's supporters were still rampaging through the US Capitol when the question arose: If these had been Black Lives Matter demonstrators instead of overwhelmingly White, militant Trump backers, how different would the police response have been? CNN
VOA VIEW: It's the opposite.
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Federal law enforcement officials have charged nearly 100 people – mostly with felonies – and are expected to have "well over 300" open cases by the end of Friday in connection with last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, authorities said. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Now count on how many were arrested in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, NY, etc.
Two areas in downtown Washington, D.C., will be designated as "First Amendment zones" despite amplified security throughout the city and surrounding areas on Inauguration Day, the National Park Service said on Friday. FOX News
The first blizzard of 2021 is cranking up across the Midwest, bringing widespread snow and strong winds. FOX News
President-elect Joe Biden has started a new transitional Twitter account to build followers going into his new administration, but he will have to build the official Twitter base from scratch. UPI
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Retail sales in the United States continued to slide in December for the third straight month, the Commerce Department said in is monthly economic assessment Friday. UPI
VOA VIEW: 2021 will be lower.
Some Metro stations will close in Washington, D.C., on Friday through Wednesday's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and many federal workers will work from home due to threats of violence. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fear mongering.
The United States imposed fresh sanctions against Chinese firms and military over its "reckless and belligerent actions" in the South China Sea as well as labeled nine companies including Xiaomi as military controlled. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good - Biden will do little.
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The F.B.I. on Wednesday urged police chiefs across the country to be on high alert for extremist activity and to share intelligence on any threats they encounter, as the U.S. government issued a dire intelligence bulletin warning of potential violence ahead of the inauguration. In the call with police chiefs, Christopher Wray, the F.B.I. director, and Kenneth Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, warned about potential attacks on state capitols, federal buildings, the homes of congressional members and businesses, according to one of the chiefs on the call.
The officials failed to identify any specific threats, participants said, but called on law enforcement officers across the country to watch for signs of trouble, no matter how small. "hey don’t want to be dismissive of anything,” Chief Jorge Colina of the Miami Police Department, one of thousands of officials participating in the call, said in an interview. “So even if it sounds aspirational, even if it’s just like, ‘Yeah, it’d be great if the whole place is burned down,’ they don’t want us to think, ‘Ah, that’s just some knucklehead, pinhead,’ and be dismissive.”
The FBI maybe sending a liberal false message. Conservatives are not mad like liberal Dem fools.