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Speaking at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles last week, conservative political commentator Glenn Beck tried to find some common ground with the mostly liberal audience and pondered his role in the election of President Trump.

  1. "Unless you're Donald Trump, you have to have some sense of self-reflection," said Beck of the aftermath of his career on CNN and Fox as a political pundit. "I did these things, this helped lead us down the road. So now, 'what are you gonna do?'" he said he had to ask himself of his role in conservative media and its role in Trump's election.
  2. "I believe he's an extraordinarily dangerous man," he said of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who's currently on a promotional tour for his upcoming book and whose appearance at UC Berkeley on Wednesday night was canceled at the last minute due to violent demonstrations.
  3. "We have basic principles in common," he said of Republicans and Democrats after the entire audience raised their hands when Beck asked who was worried about American civil rights.

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Australia joins U.S. in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Australia is joining the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in protest of human rights abuses committed by China's government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday.

Driving the news: After the Biden administration's announcement that U.S. officials won't attend the Games due to the ongoing genocide of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region of China, Morrison said at a Sydney briefing that Australia would follow suit as "it's the right thing to do."

Progressives to file resolution to strip Boebert's committee seats

Rep. Lauren Boebert walking through the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House progressives are planning to introduce a resolution on Wednesday to strip Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) of her committee assignments, according to a Democratic aide familiar with the matter.

Why it matters: The move, which was first reported by the Washington Post, comes as progressives — anxious to see the right-wing firebrand face retribution for her recent comments — have grown frustrated by Democratic leadership's inaction on the issue.

Roger Stone won't cooperate with Jan. 6 panel

Longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone speaking in front of the Supreme Court on Jan. 5 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone won't cooperate with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and will invoke the Fifth Amendment right not to testify, his attorney said Tuesday evening.

Why it matters: The announcement, first reported by ABC News, came hours after former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said he wouldn't cooperate with the probe.