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Erick Erickson on Meet the Press. Photo: William B. Plowman/NBC Newswire via Getty Images

CRTV will announce today a new pilot series starring conservative pundit Erick Erickson — called "The Resurgent Family" — that will focus on faith and family values.

Why it matters: This is all part of the escalating race to become the premier conservative TV/video network outside of Fox News.

CRTV adds Erickson to a list of other popular conservative names with shows, like Eric Bolling, Mark Levin and Allie Stuckey.

  • "CRTV is the only place where parents with traditional values can go to have the crucial conversations we need to have about getting our kids through the insanity in our culture — without bowing to the demands of liberal advertisers," Erickson says.
  • Newsmax, owned by Trump ally Chris Ruddy, is reportedly in talks with Bill O’Reilly about taking back his old 8 p.m. slot for the network.
  • WGN, a cable network owned by Tribune Company, is set to fall into the hands of Sinclair Broadcasting Group, an outwardly conservative company that's also the largest local broadcasting holding group. WGN has reportedly been in talks with conservative pundits in the past about joining the network.
  • Sinclair Broadcasting Group is awaiting approval from the Justice Department to vastly extend its reach. It's already hired pro-Trump pundits, like former communications aide Boris Epshteyn.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after sheltering with maskless colleagues during last week's deadly Capitol riot. But he did not specify whether his diagnosis was connected to the siege.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.