East

West

Indo-Pacific

Chinese Survey Ship Caught 'Running Dark' Give Clues to Underwater Drone Operations // USNI News

Trade & Tech

Trump Halts Huawei Supply in Final China Blow, Reuters Says // Bloomberg

China

PLA troops in South China Sea learn 'essential' battlefield English // SCMP

China's first deep-water oil platform ready to set off for South China Sea // CGTN (China Govt)

Military Faceoff

US Navy halts deliveries of Freedom-class littoral combat ship // Defense News

Trump

Last speech from White House
President Trump gives a farewell address to the American people // YouTube @ Fox News

Trump's farewell speech has warning on Biden tax hikes // Fox Business

Donald Trump delivers his last speech as U.S. President // YouTube @ WION

Can Trump Issue Secret Pocket Pardons for self, family? // Mediaite

Donald Trump pardons: Steve Bannon, Elliott Broidy, Kwame Kilpatrick // USA Today

Trump's last-minute pardons include Bannon, Lil Wayne and scores of others // CNN

Donald Trump plans to end his presidency at Mar-a-Lago in Florida // USA Today

Farewell address: Trump stresses record, condemns Capitol riot, does not name Biden // USA Today

Poll: Republican support for convicting Trump in Senate growing // Politico

Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, sources say // CNN

Election

Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia // The Hill

Biden Transition Approval Remains High at 68% // Gallup

Congress

Your next stimulus check — for $1,400 — will move closer this week // Yahoo News

White House

3x dislikes
President Biden Swears In Day One Presidential Appointees in a Virtual Ceremony // YouTube @ The White House

4x dislikes
The Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States // YouTube @ The White House

Already critical
Joe Biden's proposed stimulus checks are a lousy way to fix the economy // CNN

Biden to sign executive orders rejoining Paris climate accord and rescinding travel ban on first day // CNN

Violence, Radicalism & Terrorism

'A total failure': The Proud Boys now mock Trump // Seattle Times

Security & Public Safety

Blocked from social media, extremists discuss turning to radios to plan attacks, FCC warns // CNN

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

Gold Steadies Above December Low With Focus on Stimulus, Dollar // Bloomberg

Music & Entertainment

1.2 million people watch Eminem's new video in two hours // geo.tv


Last Week

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Trade & Tech

Detained Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou wants bail conditions eased // WA Post

Imploding!
China's consumers are turning against the homegrown Big Tech giants they once revered // Fortune

Boeing 777 was chartered to fly Meng Wanzhou home, Canada court hears as she seeks to have bail relaxed // SCMP

China

Upbeat Xi Says Time on China's Side as Turmoil Grips U.S. // Bloomberg

Darned if you do, darned if you don't if you have anything to do with China
China brings in new law to fight Trump's sanctions // BBC News

Taiwan

Taiwan representative meets with US diplomat // Taipei Times

CFR rates Taiwan conflict top concern // Taipei Times

Taiwan can fill gap left by Confucius Institutes: AIT // Taipei Times

"We advise people like Pompeo to recognize the historical trends, stop manipulating Taiwan-related issues, stop going against the tides of history, refrain from going further down the wrong and dangerous path, otherwise they will be severely punished by history."
China warns Trump admin. heading down 'dangerous path' with Taiwan outreach // CBS News

Hong Kong

US-China Row: US sanctions pro-China officials // Taipei Times

Korean Peninsula

Kim Jong Un Unveils New Submarine Missile Threat as Trump Exits // MSN News

Military Faceoff

USS Gerald R. Ford Problems: Carrier Can't Launch Fighters // Popular Mechanics

Lockheed Martin Delivers HELIOS Laser Weapon System to U.S. Navy // Naval News

Russianewsgategate

Declassified Document Dump: Crossfire Hurricane, FISA & Trump Campaign Surveillance // National Preview

Bombshell: Trump Declassifies All FBI Documents in Russia Probe // Before It's News

Here's the doc dump
BREAKING: President Trump Declassifies Russia Collusion Documents -- Coming as Soon as Friday // Gateway Pundit

Trump

Gab CEO Confirms Reports That Jared Kushner, Dan Scavino Blocked Trump From Joining Gab Following Twitter Ban // National File

Acting secretary of defense orders NSA chief to install Trump loyalist as agency's general counsel // CNN

'I'm facing a prison sentence': US Capitol rioters plead with Trump for pardons // Guardian

Trump administration staffers are struggling to find their next jobs // Business Insider

Senate GOP torn over convicting Trump: 'There's no love lost' // CNN

A Message from President Donald J. Trump // YouTube @ The White House

YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump's channel // CNN

Recap
Mike Pence Reached His Limit With Trump. It Wasn't Pretty. // NY Times

Ex-WH nat-sec official: Trump attempted 'self-coup' in Capitol siege // Business Insider

More of the same
Pence and Trump finally speak after post-riot estrangement // CNN

Trump has not reached out to Pence since the Capitol riots: report // Business Insider

Election

The Tweet
@MyPillowUSA CEO Michael Lindell shows off his notes before going into the West Wing at the White House on Friday, Jan 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. // Twitter @jabinbotsford

As if knife-to-back
American Thinker Posts Retraction of Dominion Stories // Mediaite

Andrew Yang announces candidacy for mayor of NYC // Facebook

Ali Alexander claims Reps. Biggs, Brooks, Gosar helped plan 'Stop the Steal' rally at Capitol // WA Post

Law

Death Penalty: As Trump leaves office, Supreme Court liberal justices lash out at unprecedented 'rush' of executions // CNN

Congress

Pelosi says Democrats will move forward with trying to remove Trump // Politico

White House

Pence calls Harris while Trump continues to stew in denial // CNN

State & Local

Michigan bars and restaurants to reopen February 1, group says // Click on Detroit

Violence, Radicalism & Terrorism

Bay Area GOP official posts 'citizens take arms' during violent pro-Trump riot // SF Gate

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Gab: Everything you need to know about the fast-growing, controversial social network // CNN

Meltdown
James Murdoch criticizes 'media property owners' who have 'unleashed insidious' forces with election denialism claims // CNN

CNN Wins in All Ratings Categories During Impeachment // The Wrap

Peloton is blocking the #StopTheSteal hashtag from being created or used // The Verge

Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy

'Stop the steal' groups hide in plain sight on Facebook // CNN

Selena Gomez elaborates on calling out Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: 'I could not handle what I was seeing' // Yahoo News

Supreme Court hands down first anti-abortion decision of the Amy Coney Barrett era // Vox

Security & Public Safety

State capitols tighten security and brace for the unknown as far-right groups plot shows of strength // Laredo Morning Times

Off the grid, heavily armed and radicalized: He's a law enforcement nightmare // NBC News

Attack on Capitol was the beginning of an American insurgency, counterterrorism experts warn // Yahoo News

Mike Lindell Visits Oval Office, Appears to Urge Martial Law // Mediaite

A Marine Searches for Answers After the Police Shoot His Son in 'American Skin' // Military.com

'The Oligarchs [Are] Taking Control of Our Country.' - Rudy Giuliani on the Capitol 'Frame Up' Last Week and Big Tech Censorship // Gateway Pundit

Who really breached the Capitol?
REPORT: Bail Fund Promoted By Kamala Harris Won't Reveal Records Of Alleged Criminals They Bailed Out // Gateway Pundit

Who really breached the Capitol?
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Antifa Protester John Sullivan Brags About Posing As Trump Supporter, Breaking Window At US Capitol Building During Riots // Gateway Pundit

The Destruction of Separation of Powers // Facebook

FCC Issues Advisory About Emergency Alerts // Weatherboy

Soc Media, Cybersecurity & Tech

Parler sues Amazon, leveling far-fetched antitrust allegations // TechCrunch

Rush Limbaugh, Dan Bongino, Mark Levin take action against Twitter after platform permanently bans Trump // The Blaze

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

America's Biggest Owner Of Farmland Is Now Bill Gates // Forbes

Markets, Economy & GDP

Maybe-maybe, but thoughtful
Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan could wreck Wall Street's favorite money-making trade // Yahoo News

Pandemic

Third stimulus check for $2,000? This is how much you could get with another payment // CNET

Music & Entertainment

Joyner Lucas to receive the key to the City of Worcester // Vanyaland