Monday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of thirty. Sunrise is 7:14 AM and sunset 4:59 PM, for 9h 45m 10s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 88.7% of its visible disk illuminated.
Whitewater’s Urban Forestry Commission meets via audiovisual conferencing at 4:30 PM, Downtown Whitewater’s board meets via audiovisual conferencing at 6 PM, and the Whitewater Unified School District’s board meets via audiovisual conferencing at 6:30 PM in closed session and 7 PM in open session.
On this day in 1945, the Battle of the Bulge ends in an Allied (principally American) victory.
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Jacqueline Alemany writes Distance from the Jan. 6 Capitol riots may ultimately prove to be a double-edged sword:
It can provide GOP leaders with some space to navigate tricky terrain, but it also gives Democrats more time to investigate.
“As the days go on, more and more evidence comes out about the president’s involvement in the incitement of this insurrection, the incitement of this riot, and also his dereliction of duty once it was going on,” House impeachment manager Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.) told NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
“I think we’re going to get more and more evidence over the next few weeks, as if it’s not enough that he sent an angry mob down the Mall to invade the Capitol, didn’t try to stop it and a police officer was killed,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said, pointing to the bombshell New York Times story about Trump’s desire to install an attorney general sympathetic to nullifying Biden’s legitimate election. “I don’t really know what else you need to know. The facts were there.”
For more than 10 years, The Fact Checker has assessed the accuracy of claims made by politicians in both parties, and that practice will continue. But Trump, with his unusually flagrant disregard for facts, posed a new challenge, as so many of his claims did not merit full-fledged fact checks. What started as a weekly feature — “What Trump got wrong on Twitter this week” — turned into a project for Trump’s first 100 days. Then, in response to reader requests, the Trump database was maintained for four years, despite the increasing burden of keeping it up.
The database became an untruth tracker for the ages, widely cited around the world as a measuring stick of Trump’s presidency — and as of noon Wednesday it was officially retired.
Whether such a tracker will be necessary for future presidents is unclear. Nonetheless, the impact of Trump’s rhetoric may reverberate for years.
“As a result of Trump’s constant lying through the presidential megaphone, more Americans are skeptical of genuine facts than ever before,” presidential historian Michael Beschloss said.