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New Metal Detectors at House Chamber Entrances Rankle Gun-toting Member
In The News
New Metal Detectors at House Chamber Entrances Rankle Gun-toting Member
2021-01-13 22:02:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A new policy requiring members of Congress to pass through metal detectors to search for weapons created a controversy Tuesday evening only hours after the House sergeant at arms announced it. The policy is a reaction to rioting... Read More

Telecommute Taxation: States Take Sides Over Out-of-State Income Tax Dispute
State News
Telecommute Taxation: States Take Sides Over Out-of-State Income Tax Dispute
2021-01-13 20:59:09
by Reece Nations

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of 14 states have now signed amicus briefs backing New Hampshire in the state’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether jurisdictions may tax the income of remote workers who cannot commute to... Read More

Gov. Little Announces Idaho’s Fiscal 2022 State Budget, Prioritizes Tax Relief and More
State News
Gov. Little Announces Idaho’s Fiscal 2022 State Budget, Prioritizes Tax Relief and More
2021-01-13 16:50:13
by Sara Wilkerson

Earlier this week, Idaho Governor Brad Little announced his “Building Idaho’s Future” plan, a comprehensive proposal that will impact the state’s budget into 2022. The plan features more than $450 million in tax relief and strategic investments in critical infrastructure... Read More

Senate Warned About Losing Civilian Control of Defense Dept.
Pentagon
Senate Warned About Losing Civilian Control of Defense Dept.
2021-01-13 16:44:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Expert witnesses described a deeply troubled Defense Department at a Senate hearing Tuesday as Congress tries to decide whether to approve a new leader for the U.S. military. They said the Defense Department has fallen victim to political... Read More

Supreme Court Allows Government to Enforce Abortion Pill Rule
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Allows Government to Enforce Abortion Pill Rule
2021-01-13 16:39:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court lifted a nationwide injunction Tuesday that had prevented the federal government from enforcing a rule that required women to see a health care professional in person before she'd be given access to a so-called... Read More

Top Military Leaders Remind Troops of Limits of Free Speech
Pentagon
Top Military Leaders Remind Troops of Limits of Free Speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid worry about renewed violence on Inauguration Day, the military's top leaders issued a written reminder to all service members Tuesday that the deadly insurrection at the Capitol last week was an anti-democratic, criminal act, and that... Read More

Trump on Verge of 2nd Impeachment after Capitol Siege
Political News
Trump on Verge of 2nd Impeachment after Capitol Siege

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time, the House planning the unprecedented vote one week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and... Read More

EXPLAINER: How Trump's 2nd Impeachment Will Unfold
Congress
EXPLAINER: How Trump's 2nd Impeachment Will Unfold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, a vote that would make him the first American president to be impeached twice. While the previous three... Read More

Fury at the Shaken Capitol Over the Attack, Security, Virus
Congress
Fury at the Shaken Capitol Over the Attack, Security, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time the fury enveloping the U.S. Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within. The anger on display is searing — Democrat against Republican; Republican against Republican; legislators of both parties against the catastrophic... Read More

Biden Picks Samantha Power, Former UN Envoy, for US Aid Post
United Nations
Biden Picks Samantha Power, Former UN Envoy, for US Aid Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the U.S. Agency for International Development. That's the agency that oversees U.S. foreign humanitarian and development aid.... Read More

Katko, Cheney First House Republicans to Back Trump Impeachment
Congress
Katko, Cheney First House Republicans to Back Trump Impeachment
2021-01-13 00:03:59
by Dan McCue

Rep. John Katko, of New York, and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, of Wyoming on Tuesday evening became the first House Republicans to announce they will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a riot last week at the... Read More

Trade Rep Designee Says Cooperation, Bipartisanship Key to Competing with China
Trade
Trade Rep Designee Says Cooperation, Bipartisanship Key to Competing with China
2021-01-12 22:06:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Katherine Tai, President-elect Joe Biden's designee to be the next U.S. trade representative, told a virtual gathering of trade professionals Tuesday that if the U.S. is going to successfully compete against China on the world stage, it's going... Read More

Dingell, Brown Propose $1,000 Fine for Maskless Members of Congress
Congress
Dingell, Brown Propose $1,000 Fine for Maskless Members of Congress
2021-01-12 20:19:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Anthony Brown, D-Md., are tired of colleagues who refuse to wear a face mask to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Now, they are urging the House to impose a $1,000 a day... Read More

Majority of House Republicans Backed Objections to Electoral College Results
Congress
Majority of House Republicans Backed Objections to Electoral College Results
2021-01-12 19:32:32
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Over half of the Republican House caucus last week voted to object to certifying the results of either Arizona, Pennsylvania, or both state’s electoral college results. Although both chambers of Congress would go on to certify the Electoral... Read More

DC's Top Federal Prosecutor Condemns Violence Against Journalists at Capitol Riot
Media
DC's Top Federal Prosecutor Condemns Violence Against Journalists at Capitol Riot
2021-01-12 19:24:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The top federal prosecutor in Washington said Tuesday investigators are aware of multiple reports of reporters being assaulted and otherwise abused during last Wednesday's siege at the U.S. Capitol and vowed to bring the guilty parties to justice.... Read More

Sheldon Adelson, Casino Mogul and GOP Power Broker, Dies
Political News
Sheldon Adelson, Casino Mogul and GOP Power Broker, Dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, has passed away at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma , the casino company announced Tuesday. At one point the... Read More

After Frosty Few Days, Pence, Trump Appear to Reach Détente
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After Frosty Few Days, Pence, Trump Appear to Reach Détente

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appear to have come to a détente after nearly a week of silence, anger and finger-pointing. The two met Monday evening in the Oval Office and had a “good... Read More

Law Enforcement: We'll Be Ready for Joe Biden's Inauguration
In The News
Law Enforcement: We'll Be Ready for Joe Biden's Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, they'll be ready. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. But the two events aren't... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why National Guard's Role Was Limited During Riot
Cities
EXPLAINER: Why National Guard's Role Was Limited During Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, questions are being raised about why the District of Columbia National Guard played such a limited role as civilian law enforcement officers were outnumbered... Read More

Trump Homeland Security Chief Abruptly Quits at Tense Time
Political News
Trump Homeland Security Chief Abruptly Quits at Tense Time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security abruptly resigned Monday, leaving the post ahead of schedule as the nation faces a heightened terrorism threat from extremists seeking to reverse the election. The announcement... Read More

State Capitols Step Up Security Amid New Safety Concerns
State News
State Capitols Step Up Security Amid New Safety Concerns

State capitols across the nation stepped up security Monday, deploying National Guard units, SWAT teams and extra police officers while several legislatures convened amid heightened safety concerns following last week's violence at the U.S. Capitol. The protections came as the... Read More

House Returns After Capitol Siege to Try to Push Trump Out
Congress
House Returns After Capitol Siege to Try to Push Trump Out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment ahead, the House on Tuesday will first try to convince the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy in the... Read More

Rules Committee Welcomes Members for the 117th Congress
Congress
Rules Committee Welcomes Members for the 117th Congress
2021-01-12 15:20:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Eight Members have been appointed to the House Rules Committee for the 117th Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced. The Committee on Rules is among the oldest standing committees in the House, having been first formally constituted on... Read More

FBI Warns of Potential Nationwide Protests, Downtown DC to Lock Down Wednesday
Law Enforcement
FBI Warns of Potential Nationwide Protests, Downtown DC to Lock Down Wednesday
2021-01-12 14:28:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The FBI has issued an internal bulletin warning of plans for armed protests by extremists in all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The bulletin, first reported by... Read More

10,000 National Guard Troops Due in D.C. Saturday, Washington Monument Closed
Law Enforcement
10,000 National Guard Troops Due in D.C. Saturday, Washington Monument Closed
2021-01-11 19:40:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The National Guard said Monday it will increase troops in DC to at least 10,000 by Saturday to boost security ahead of the upcoming inauguration, and an additional 5,0000 could be requested from other states. The announcement came... Read More

ACS Details Post-Insurrection Consequences and What They Mean
Think Tanks
ACS Details Post-Insurrection Consequences and What They Mean
2021-01-11 17:46:53
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Days after rioters breached the U.S. Capitol building, interrupted the Constitutionally-required Electoral College vote tallying process, and forced the evacuation of Congress on January 6, 2021, there is a growing call for consequences for all of those involved,... Read More

Impeachment Resolution Accuses Trump of Inciting Mob That Attacked Capitol
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Impeachment Resolution Accuses Trump of Inciting Mob That Attacked Capitol
2021-01-11 17:37:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats introduced a single article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday, charging him with inciting thousands of his supporters to carry out a violent attack on the Capitol as lawmakers were certifying Joe Biden’s Electoral... Read More

Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden are Denounced Back Home
State News
Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden are Denounced Back Home

Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, even after a mob broke into the Capitol, are being denounced by critics in their home districts who demand that they resign or be ousted. Protesters, newspaper editorial... Read More

EXPLAINER: Can Social Media Companies Boot Trump? Yes
Social Media
EXPLAINER: Can Social Media Companies Boot Trump? Yes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social media companies decided this past week they had finally seen enough from President Donald Trump. Facebook and Instagram suspended Trump at least until Inauguration Day. Twitch and Snapchat also disabled Trump’s accounts. To top it all... Read More

US Diplomats in Extraordinary Protest Against Trump for Riot
Dep. of State
US Diplomats in Extraordinary Protest Against Trump for Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a highly unusual move, American diplomats have drafted two cables condemning President Donald Trump’s incitement of the deadly assault on the Capitol and calling for administration officials to possibly support invoking the 25th Amendment to remove... Read More

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