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January 14, 2021
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"2 Impeachment 2 Furious.”

In This Episode

Donald Trump becomes the first president in history to be impeached twice, ten Republicans break from the party over the vote, and Mitch McConnell weighs a conviction in the Senate. Then Stanford researcher Renée DiResta talks to Dan about online right-wing organizing and the spread of misinformation.


Show notes



  • CNN: READ: The House of Representatives’ article of impeachment against Donald Trump
  • WaPo: House impeaches Trump with 10 Republicans joining, but Senate plans unclear  
  • NYT: The House, with some G.O.P. support, impeaches Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection,’ setting up a Senate trial. 
  • AP: Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge 
  • Politico: House impeaches Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection’ 
  • WaPo Analysis: The 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump
  • CBS News: 10 House Republicans join Democrats in voting to impeach Trump
  • NYT: Impeachment Results: How Democrats and Republicans Voted 
  • The Atlantic: ‘It’s Important That He Be Disgraced’ 
  • The New Yorker: A Second Trump Impeachment Could Answer More Questions About the Attack on the Capitol
  • Vox: The case for consequences 
  • LA Times: Op-Ed: Ted Lieu: Why we will impeach Trump a second time 
  • AP: Trump takes no responsibility for riot, visits Texas
  • The Atlantic: This Impeachment Is Different
  • WaPo Analysis: House Republicans spent more time faulting Trump than defending him on impeachment 
  • Politico: ‘Supremely self-absorbed’: Isolated Trump unlikely to mount an aggressive impeachment defense
  • Politico: McCarthy says Trump ‘bears responsibility’ for Capitol riot 
  • NYT: Five House Republicans back impeachment as party leaders forgo formally lobbying against it. 
  • NY Mag: Impeachment proceedings begin in the House
  • CNN: McConnell rebuffs Democrats’ call for speedy impeachment trial, but is undecided on convicting Trump 
  • NYT: McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from the G.O.P. 
  •  NYT: McConnell Privately Backs Impeachment as House Moves to Charge Trump 
  • CNN: McConnell believes impeachment push will help rid Trump from the GOP, but has not said if he will vote to convict
  • Axios: Scoop: McConnell leans toward convicting Trump 
  • WaPo Analysis: The significance of Liz Cheney’s and Mitch McConnell’s impeachment moves
  • Vox: What comes next for Trump’s impeachment in the Senate
  • AP: McConnell won’t call Senate back for Trump impeachment trial
  • Axios: McConnell won’t reconvene Senate early for impeachment trial
  • The Atlantic: This Impeachment Is Different 
  • Politico: Graham leads resistance to Trump ouster amid fast-moving impeachment 
  • Vox: No Senate Republicans have backed an impeachment conviction — yet 
  • NYT: Pence Reached His Limit With Trump. It Wasn’t Pretty. 
  • WaPo: Inside the remarkable rift between Donald Trump and Mike Pence
  • Politico: Mike Pence is done with Trump’s ‘bulls–t’ 
  • CNN: READ: Mike Pence’s letter to Nancy Pelosi saying he won’t invoke 25th Amendment 


Republican Reckoning

  • Politico: Capitol riot fueled by deep network of GOP statehouse support 
  • NYT: Before Capitol Riot, Republican Lawmakers Fanned the Flames
  • NYT: The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results
  • Politico: Dems demand details of ‘suspicious’ Capitol visitors day before attack 
  • NPR: Rep. Tim Ryan: Probe Underway On Whether Members Gave Capitol Tours To Rioters 
  • NorthJersey.com: Rep. Mikie Sherrill says Congress members gave ‘reconnaissance’ tours day before Capitol raid
  • WaPo: A ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer, now banned by Twitter, said three GOP lawmakers helped plan his D.C. rally
  • WaPo: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she feared GOP lawmakers would lead rioters to her: ‘I thought I was going to die’ 
  • NBC News:  AOC says she feared for her life during Capitol riot: ‘I thought I was going to die’
  • Boston.com: Panic buttons in Ayanna Pressley’s office had been ‘torn out’ before the Capitol riot, chief of staff says
  • Vox: The Capitol Hill mob wanted to intimidate Congress. It’s working. 
  • FiveThirtyEight: Trump Has Been Rebuked Like No Other President — But Really Only By Democrats
  • NYT: Meet the House G.O.P. Freshmen Emerging as Some of the Party’s Sharpest Critics
  • Axios: Scoop: House freshmen at war after Capitol siege
  • WaPo: The Trailer: Why local Republicans are sticking with Trump 
  • Vox: A running list of corporate responses to the Capitol riot
  • WaPo: Campaign finance system rocked as firms, including Nike and Google, pause or halt contributions after election results challenged 
  • Roll Call: Corporate donor backlash follows Capitol riot, but advocates question if it will last 
  • Popular Info: The dam breaks 
  • NYT: Which Members of Congress Have Tested Positive for the Coronavirus 
  • The Atlantic: Hiding From a Mob With the Anti-maskers 
  • WaPo: Rep. Watson Coleman: I’m 75. I had cancer. I got covid-19 because my GOP colleagues dismiss facts.
  • WaPo: The lockdown room was a safe space for lawmakers under siege. Now some say maskless Republicans made it a coronavirus hot spot.
  • Vox: A fight over metal detectors reveals how broken Congress really is 
  • NBC News: Republicans continue to defy metal detectors as Capitol security ramps up
  • Denver Post: Lauren Boebert causes holdup at U.S. House security, refuses to turn over her bag 
  • NPR: Republicans Lash Out Against New Security Measures At The Capitol
  • FiveThirtyEight: Do Americans Support Removing Trump From Office?
  • Politico: Trump’s approval rating craters in final days 
  • CBS News: Majority back impeachment and are concerned about more D.C. violence — CBS News poll 
  • FiveThirtyEight: Slightly More Americans Are Ready To Impeach Trump This Time Around
  • Quinnipiac: January 11, 2021 – 74% Of Voters Say Democracy In The U.S. Is Under Threat, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 52% Say President Trump Should Be Removed From Office
  • NYT Analysis: Fractured by Trump, the G.O.P. Can’t Agree on a Way Back to Power 
  • Politico: The Cheney-McCarthy rift busts open
  • CNN: Trump defenders seek Cheney’s ouster from House leadership over Trump’s impeachment
  • Politico: Liz Cheney faces blowback after embracing impeachment 
  • WaPo: Biden team briefs Congress on emerging stimulus plan, aims for bipartisan deal 
  • Vox: McConnell is already sabotaging Biden’s presidency
  • WSJ: Biden to Appoint Acting Agency Heads Due to Transition Delays
  • NYT: McConnell Privately Backs Impeachment as House Moves to Charge Trump Rubio on $2000 checks
  • CNBC: Rubio urges Biden to call for $2,000 stimulus checks on Day 1 to help unite the country
  • Axios: Scoop: Rubio asks Biden for $2K stimulus checks as unity appeal