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"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough praised 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg on Monday, calling the South Bend mayor "the future of the Democratic Party" after his town hall appearance on Fox News.

What he's saying:

"Looking at Mayor Pete last night and once again seeing this remarkable response, I was reminded of one of the most famous lines by any rock critic in music history — and that line was, 'I have seen the future of rock 'n' roll and it is Bruce Springsteen.' John Landau wrote that in '73, '74."
"Well, I've seen the future of the Democratic Party, and it's Mayor Pete. It may not be in 2020, perhaps it's in 2024 and beyond, but this guy is going to play an important role in the mainstreaming of the Democratic Party for many years to come."

The big picture: Scarborough previously served as a Republican in Congress, but publicly broke from the party to become an independent after President Trump's election.

Go deeper: Pete Buttigieg unveils first list of policy proposals

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Woman who allegedly stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell to Russia is arrested

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A woman accused of breaching the Capitol and planning to sell to Russia a laptop or hard drive she allegedly stole from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was arrested in Pennsylvania's Middle District Monday, the Department of Justice said.

Driving the news: Riley June Williams, 22, is charged with illegally entering the Capitol as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct. She has not been charged over the laptop allegation and the case remains under investigation, per the DOJ.

Biden will reverse Trump's attempt to lift COVID-related travel restrictions

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The incoming Biden administration will reverse President Trump's last-minute order to lift COVID-19 related travel restrictions, Jen Psaki, the incoming White House press secretary, tweeted.

Why it matters: President Trump ordered entry bans lifted for travelers from the U.K., Ireland, Brazil and much of Europe to go into effect Jan. 26, but the Biden administration will "strengthen public health measures around international travel in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19," Jen Psaki said. Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Trump will no longer be president by the time the order is set to go into effect.

Dominion sends cease and desist letter to My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell

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Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sent a cease and desist letter to My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell over his spread of misinformation related to the 2020 election.

Why it matters: Trump and several of his allies have pushed false conspiracy theories about the company, leading Dominion to take legal action. It's suing pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation and $1.3 billion in damages, and a Dominion employee has sued Trump himself, OANN and Newsmax.