ABOVE: Boot-y call.
THE NATION: Madison Cawthorn (R-North Carolina), the telegenic, Nazi-sympathetic frosh congressman who spoke at the RNC, has apparently lied about multiple aspects of his background — which I guess is to be expected when you're 25 and haven't, like, done anything. But lying about his preparations to compete in the Paralympics is ... bizarre. And Trumpian. And there's more.
EV GRIEVE: Big Gay Ice Cream's first brick-and-mortar store, in NYC's East Village, will not reopen. They say, in part:
ABC NEWS: The FDA has approved, for the first time, monthly shots to treat HIV — no more daily pills required.
TWITTER: Fox News was already decrying Biden's DISASTROUS FIRST WEEK ... after less than one day.
NEWSWEEK: Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado), whose tweets during the Capitol riot led many to suspect she may have had a hand in fomenting insurrection, has now set off the metal detectors at the Capitol and strolled onto the House floor, presumably ?) armed — which is illegal. They're fining her $5,000 but ... why is anyone allowed to pass if the detector goes off? Does no one remember Dan White? Lunatic martyrs from within are a real possibility.
DAILY BEAST: Capitol insurrectionist Jenna Ryan — who flew to the revolution on a private jet — was trying to beg for legal-fee donations, but PayPal has shut her down.
WAPO: Lawmakers who opposed election certification have been cut off from 20 out of their 30 biggest PAC donors.
THE VERGE: Biden's national mask mandate applies to public transportation, planes.
DEADLINE: Fauci says the coronavirus vaccine is less effective — but still effective — against the new South African variant of the coronavirus, 501.V2. Republicans still think the virus is going away after the election, right?!
NBC NEWS: How a Black doctor went from a hard no on getting the COVID-19 vaccine to a hard yes.
PAGE SIX: Jane Krakowski denies she even knows, let alone blows, MyPillow cretin Mike Lindell.
KENNETH IN THE (212): LGBTQ mags of the week.