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Biden Win Confirmed After Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol
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Biden Win Confirmed After Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s... Read More

Insurrection Marks Moment of Reckoning for Republicans
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Insurrection Marks Moment of Reckoning for Republicans

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was both stunning and predictable, the result of a Republican Party that has repeatedly enabled President Donald Trump's destructive behavior. When Trump was a presidential candidate in 2016, Republican officials ignored his call to... Read More

Somber Senate Unites to Reject Election Challenges
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Somber Senate Unites to Reject Election Challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sober, shaken Senate returned to its hallowed chamber Wednesday night to slap away a frivolous election challenge, but its secondary purpose seemed to be to rise from the wreckage of a shocking day in which they... Read More

Lawmakers Vow to Investigate Police After Capitol Breach
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Lawmakers Vow to Investigate Police After Capitol Breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are vowing an investigation into how law enforcement handled Wednesday’s violent breach at the Capitol, questioning whether a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalize the building. U.S. Capitol Police, who are charged... Read More

From 'Beautiful' to 'Disgraceful': World Reacts to US Mob
Foreign Affairs
From 'Beautiful' to 'Disgraceful': World Reacts to US Mob

TOKYO (AP) — Amid the global outrage at the storming of the U.S. Capitol building by angry supporters of President Donald Trump was a persistent strain of glee from those who have long resented the perceived American tendency to chastise... Read More

A Moment in America, Unimaginable But Perhaps Inevitable
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A Moment in America, Unimaginable But Perhaps Inevitable

To see it unspool — to watch the jumbled images ricochet, live, across the world's endless screens — was, as an American, a struggle to believe your eyes. But there it was, in the capital city of the United States... Read More

Protesters Loyal to Trump Storm Capitol, Disrupting Electoral College Certification
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Protesters Loyal to Trump Storm Capitol, Disrupting Electoral College Certification
2021-01-06 23:49:25
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, forcing lawmakers, staff and journalists into hiding, and stunning the world in the process. One woman was confirmed to have been shot and killed on the... Read More

Incoming and Returning Members Named to Key House Committees
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Incoming and Returning Members Named to Key House Committees
2021-01-06 16:01:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nominated several new and returning Members to key committee posts Tuesday night. The assignments include seats on the House Committees on Armed Services, Education and Labor, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Oversight and... Read More

Congress Set to Confirm Biden's Electoral Win Over Trump
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Congress Set to Confirm Biden's Electoral Win Over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything... Read More

Republican Party Faces Defining Moment Under Trump's Shadow
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Republican Party Faces Defining Moment Under Trump's Shadow

NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican Party is facing a defining moment. The nearly 167-year-old party is divided over the typically mundane congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. The process, which will unfold Wednesday on Capitol Hill,... Read More

Hoyer: PAYGO Exemptions to be Decided on Case by Case Basis
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Hoyer: PAYGO Exemptions to be Decided on Case by Case Basis
2021-01-05 22:29:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When the House on Monday adopted its rules package for the 117th Congress with a 217-206, party-line vote, Democratic House leaders knew there would be lingering controversies. As they individually filed out of the Capitol, Republican members complained... Read More

IAVA Praises Passage of Bipartisan Backed NDAA
Veterans
IAVA Praises Passage of Bipartisan Backed NDAA
2021-01-05 19:00:19
by Sara Wilkerson

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting 9/11 veterans, recently praised the 116th Congress for backing the National Defense Authorization Act. The passage of the NDAA comes after Congress recently overrode President Trump’s veto... Read More

Attorney: Congressional Seat Data Not Ready Until February
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Attorney: Congressional Seat Data Not Ready Until February

A Trump administration attorney said Monday that the numbers used for deciding how many congressional seats each state gets won’t be ready until February, putting in jeopardy an effort by President Donald Trump to exclude people in the country illegally... Read More

Republicans Condemn 'Scheme' to Undo Election for Trump
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Republicans Condemn 'Scheme' to Undo Election for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The unprecedented Republican effort to overturn the presidential election has been condemned by an outpouring of current and former GOP officials warning the effort to sow doubt in Joe Biden's win and keep President Donald Trump in office is undermining Americans’... Read More

Washington Braces for Intense Opening to a Pivotal Year
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Washington Braces for Intense Opening to a Pivotal Year

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — The tumult of 2020 isn't over yet. The opening week of the new year will be dominated by a collision of events that will test America's commitment to democracy, shape President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration... Read More

Pelosi Narrowly Reelected Speaker, Faces Difficult Two Years
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Pelosi Narrowly Reelected Speaker, Faces Difficult Two Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi was narrowly reelected Sunday as speaker, giving her the reins of Democrats’ slender House majority as she and President-elect Joe Biden set a challenging course of producing legislation to tackle the pandemic, revive the economy... Read More

Congress Opens New Session as Virus, Biden's Win Dominate
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Congress Opens New Session as Virus, Biden's Win Dominate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress convened Sunday for the start of a new session, swearing in lawmakers during a tumultuous period as a growing number of Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump and the coronavirus surges. Democrat Nancy Pelosi was reelected as... Read More

In a First, Congress Overrides Trump Veto of Defense Bill
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In a First, Congress Overrides Trump Veto of Defense Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Friday overrode President Donald Trump's veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago, ensuring that the measure becomes law despite Trump's rejection. In an extraordinary... Read More

Shutdown, Impeachment, Virus: Chaotic Congress Winds Down
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Shutdown, Impeachment, Virus: Chaotic Congress Winds Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ending a chaotic session, a two-year political firestorm that started with the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, was riven by impeachment and a pandemic, and now closes with a rare rebuff by Republicans of President Donald Trump. In... Read More

Blue Dogs Urge Biden to Prioritize Bipartisan Legislation for Pandemic Response, Recovery
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Blue Dogs Urge Biden to Prioritize Bipartisan Legislation for Pandemic Response, Recovery
2020-12-30 20:04:27
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Members of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday requesting that he “prioritize bipartisan legislation” dealing with novel coronavirus pandemic response and recovery.  The letter highlighted the coalition’s policy priorities for the... Read More

Pelosi Likely Speaker Again, But Might Require High-wire Act
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Pelosi Likely Speaker Again, But Might Require High-wire Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's little doubt that Nancy Pelosi will be reelected House speaker when the new Congress convenes Sunday. It could take a high-wire act for her to get there, largely thanks to the pandemic. The only woman in history to... Read More

Hawley Joins Challenge to Electoral College Results, Giving House Members Key Vote in Senate
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Hawley Joins Challenge to Electoral College Results, Giving House Members Key Vote in Senate
2020-12-30 18:30:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -  Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. announced Wednesday that he will object to certifying the Electoral College vote during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, becoming the first GOP senator to back the effort by House conservatives. Hawley's... Read More

Congressman-Elect Letlow Dies of Complications from COVID-19
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Congressman-Elect Letlow Dies of Complications from COVID-19
2020-12-30 14:48:05
by Dan McCue

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, died Tuesday at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport, La., due to complications of COVID-19, just weeks after successfully competing in a runoff election for his seat. The 41-year-old Republican is survived by his wife, Julia Barnhill... Read More

Details Announced for First Session of 117th Congress
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Details Announced for First Session of 117th Congress
2020-12-30 14:46:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The 117th Congress will convene at noon on Sunday for an opening session unlike any other thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Following a Quorum Call, the House will begin the election of Speaker of the House, with... Read More

Congressional Staffers Now Eligible to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine
Health
Congressional Staffers Now Eligible to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine
2020-12-29 21:00:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Two staffers in the office of every House and Senate member on Capitol Hill are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, the Office of the Attending Physician announced Monday night. In addition, attending physician Brian Monahan said... Read More

House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to Return Next Congressional Session
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House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to Return Next Congressional Session
2020-12-29 20:53:24
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis would continue its work during the 117th Congressional session with House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., returning as chair of the subcommittee.  Since its... Read More

As Trump Loses Ground in Washington, House Votes to Override Defense Bill Veto
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As Trump Loses Ground in Washington, House Votes to Override Defense Bill Veto

WASHINGTON — He promised to bring dealmaking savvy to the nation’s capital, yet President Donald Trump is poised to end his term with back-to-back embarrassments — caving to sign a coronavirus relief compromise he’d called “a disgrace” and facing the... Read More

House Approves Trump's $2K Checks, Sending to GOP-led Senate
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House Approves Trump's $2K Checks, Sending to GOP-led Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is uncertain. Democrats led passage, 275-134,... Read More

Trump Signs Massive Measure Funding Government, COVID Relief
Economy
Trump Signs Massive Measure Funding Government, COVID Relief

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert... Read More

Republicans Block $2,000 Virus Checks Despite Trump Demand
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Republicans Block $2,000 Virus Checks Despite Trump Demand

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump's longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments to most Americans as he ponders whether to sign a long-overdue COVID-19 relief bill. The made-for-TV... Read More

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