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Analyzed News: of January 6

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Articles in topic of January 6

Opinion: What it will take to save American democracy

On the anniversary of January 6, as we think about the future of American democracy, it's useful to look around the world at what scholars have called a "democratic recession." From Hungary to Poland to Turkey to India, democratic norms, values and institutions are under stress.

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Text messages undercut GOP whitewashing of January 6

Rep. Cheney relayed text messages she says were sent to Meadows: • 'We need an Oval Office address. He has to lead now. It has gone too far,' Donald Trump Jr. said. • 'Can he make a statement? Ask people to leave the Capitol?' Sean Hannity urged.

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Former Republican congressman to join staff of January 6 committee

Former Rep. Denver Riggleman is joining the staff of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, the third Republican that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has added to the panel that GOP leadership has attacked as a partisan endeavor.

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The story of January 6 will be told

In the past several years, some of the most perceptive views of American politics have come from the world of pop culture. In "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," for example, Sacha Baron Cohen provided a blistering take on the universe of Trump supporters (as well as Rudy Giuliani) that stimulated conversation about what was going on in the public arena.

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Republicans appeased extremists. Now they're paying the price

Just when you thought internal Republican politics could not get any more dysfunctional and bizarre, last week was very revealing. Take the three-way split screen of former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California last Thursday, juxtaposed against GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene's spectacle of ignorance and grievance in Georgia, all while Senate Republicans tanked the independent, bipartisan commission charged with investigating the violent insurrection of January 6.

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Opinion: Trump has CPAC, but Biden has kryptonite

President Joe Biden should just ignore Donald Trump upon his return to Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend, where the former president is set to throw his Republican acolytes political red meat. If his downplaying of the insurrection of January 6, and deflecting responsibility onto his critics is not enough, they can also hear him play his greatest hits, maybe with a few new tunes thrown in along the way. Given that most Republicans, including Sen. Mitch McConnell, have made clear that they are fine having him as the face of their party, Trump will undoubtedly be energized. The adulation he can expect at CPAC will also provide him some relief from stories about the intensifying investigations that are taking place into his tax records.

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