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    Business Insider

    A Kevin McCarthy aide says 'we're eating s--- for breakfast, lunch and dinner' over fallout from Trump's 2nd impeachment and the Capitol riot

    McCarthy is now tasked with uniting the warring factions of his caucus as Congress takes on another impeachment trial of former President Trump.

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    Business Insider

    A New York Times editor lost her job after she tweeted about having 'chills' about Biden's inauguration

    A spokesperson for The Times denied that Lauren Wolfe was fired over "a single tweet," but did not give more information.

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    The Independent

    Ivanka Trump would face ‘tough race’ for Florida Senate, says Republican incumbent Marco Rubio

    Ex-president’s daughter and senior adviser rumoured to be planning run for elected office

  • Sports
    INSIDER

    Aaron Rodgers all but called out his head coach for the baffling decision to kick a field goal late against the Bucs

    Aaron Rodgers wasn't a fan of his coach's decision on the biggest play of the game.

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    The Week

    The Senate is effectively deadlocked over McConnell's filibuster demand

    Senate Democrats are drawing a line at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) demand that a power-sharing agreement in the 50-50 Senate include a pledge to retain the legislative filibuster. "If we gave him that, then the filibuster would be on everything, every day," Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) told NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday's Meet the Press. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) offered McConnell "word for word" the same power-sharing agreement used in the first half of 2001, and McConnell's insistence on adding the filibuster pledge is "a non-starter."But until Schumer and McConnell reach agreement on the Senate's operating rules, Republicans still retain much of the majority they lost last Wednesday."Without an organizing accord, Republicans remain in the majority of most Senate committees," and "veteran Democrats eager to seize the gavels and advance their long dormant agendas can only wait and wonder," The Washington Post explains. "Newly sworn-in Democratic senators cannot get committee assignments until an organizational deal is struck," leaving the old GOP-majority structures in place, and "Democrats can't unilaterally impose an organizing agreement because they would need Republican support to block a filibuster."The filibuster has evolved into a sclerotic de facto requirement for a 60-senator supermajority on all legislation. Frustration with obstruction by the minority led Senate Democrats to end the filibuster for some presidential appointees and lower-court judges in 2013, and McConnell continued eroding the filibuster as majority leader, killing it for Supreme Court nominees and further easing the confirmation of presidential appointees.A handful of Democratic centrists would prefer to keep the filibuster — for now. But there is mounting pressure from inside and outside the chamber. "There is absolutely no reason to give Sen. McConnell months and months to prove what we absolutely know — that he is going to continue his gridlock and dysfunction from the minority," said Eli Zupnick, a spokesman for the anti-filibuster liberal coalition Fix Our Senate.More stories from theweek.com Josh Hawley knows exactly what he's doing Trump must be prosecuted 5 scathingly funny cartoons about Biden's COVID-19 push

  • Entertainment
    INSIDER

    Jim Carrey mocks Melania Trump in political artwork and is slammed as a bully and a sexist

    The Hollywood star's painting has lead to mixed reactions online, with some supporting it and others calling it bullying and sexist.

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    Firstpost

    'Threats would come directly to my children's phones and homes': The Anthony Fauci interview

    In an hour-long conversation with The New York Times over the weekend, Fauci described some of the difficulties and the toll of working with former President Donald Trump