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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ Very Weird, Sorta Uplifting Pre-Inauguration Concert

GettyIt’s the 2021 hype-up conundrum: How do you get people excited to party when you’re the people who have been explicitly telling them not to party and also no one can go party because it is a pandemic? The Biden Inaugural Committee’s kick-off celebration to the week of swearing-in events was, then, about as awkward and as confusing as you might...

Inside Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ Very Weird, Sorta Uplifting Pre-Inauguration Concert

GettyIt’s the 2021 hype-up conundrum: How do you get people excited to party when you’re the people who have been explicitly telling them not to party and also no one can go party because it is a pandemic? The Biden Inaugural Committee’s kick-off celebration to the week of swearing-in events was, then, about as awkward and as confusing as you might...

Baseball Bat-Wielding Far-Right Militiaman Charged Over Capitol Riot

Amy Harris/ShutterstockFederal authorities have charged Robert Gieswein as one of the rioters who stormed the Capitol in support of a pro-Trump insurrection on January 6.The Woodland Park, Colorado, resident was seen in photos wearing distinctive patches and military-style equipment on Jan. 5 and on Jan. 6 as he pushed through police barriers at the...

Capitol Rioters Keep Outing Themselves on Social Media

GettyA fresh cohort of pro-Trump rioters involved in the January 6 sacking of the U.S. Capitol have been arrested, many of whom were largely undone by their own ill-advised social-media posts, according to a series of newly filed criminal complaints.Some uploaded selfies to Facebook that placed them at the scene, along with vivid descriptions of breaking...

Ted Cruz ‘Would Want Us to Do This,’ Capitol Rioter Tells MAGA Mob Pals in Video From Senate Floor

Win McNameeAs rioters roamed about the Senate floor on January 6, a clutch of fellow insurrectionists stood at a lawmaker’s desk, rifling through a binder filled with official documents.A man wearing a backpack and an olive-green military style helmet points to a section and tells the group he believes it shows proof that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz had...

Karl Rove: ‘Strong Likelihood’ Trump Will Be Convicted if Giuliani Leads Impeachment Defense

Fox NewsFox News contributor Karl Rove lamented on Sunday that if Rudy Giuliani leads President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense in the Senate, there is a “strong likelihood” the president will be convicted.Over the weekend, Giuliani—who infamously called for “trial by combat” hours before the Capitol riot—told ABC News that he’s on the president’s...

Chaos Engulfs Airport as Navalny Lands Back Home to Face Down Putin

REUTERSMOSCOW—Five months after surviving an assassination attempt, the Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, returned to Russia on Sunday amid chaotic scenes as cops—some of who were dressed in riot gear—arrested supporters and tried to prevent people entering the airport where their returning hero was scheduled to land.Upon arrival, he was promptly...

NJ Army Reservist With Security Clearance Busted for Capitol Riots

Leah Millis/ReutersA U.S. Army reservist with a secret-level security clearance and “access to a variety of munitions” has been charged with taking part in the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.Timothy Louis Hale-Cusanelli of Colts Neck, New Jersey, works as a contractor at Cape May’s Naval Weapons Station Earle, according to an FBI affidavit filed...

These Are the Top Five MLK Day Mattress Sales to Shop, Now

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/Getty ImagesThe key to a good night’s sleep is a good mattress. If you don’t already have a mattress you love so much you never want to leave it, it’s time for a new one. Thankfully, MLK day is a great time to shop for a new one. We’ve tried and tested plenty of mattresses throughout the years and to help...

Convicted Murderer and Music Producer Phil Spector Dead at 81

California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation via ReutersLegendary music producer-turned-murderer Phil Spector has died of COVID-19 complications at the age of 81, according to the California Department of Corrections. Before being convicted in 2009 of murdering American Barbarian Queen actress and fashion model Lana Clarkson in 2003, Spector was...

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