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Oaths Questioned as Trump's Backers Fight Against Loss
Congress
Oaths Questioned as Trump's Backers Fight Against Loss

Before they take office, elected officials swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution. But what happens when they are accused of doing the opposite? As some Republicans in Congress continued to back President Donald Trump's doomed effort to overturn the election,... Read More

Possible Virus Exposure for Lawmakers Sheltering During Riot
Congress
Possible Virus Exposure for Lawmakers Sheltering During Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the Capitol siege by a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump. The Capitol's attending physician notified... Read More

What Biden's Cabinet Picks Say About How He Plans to Govern
Political News
What Biden's Cabinet Picks Say About How He Plans to Govern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden promised that his presidency would mean a return to normalcy. His Cabinet picks help demonstrate how he plans to deliver. The president-elect announced his final nominees this past week, completing a diverse team of two... Read More

Biden Chooses Veteran Diplomat Burns as CIA Director
Intelligence
Biden Chooses Veteran Diplomat Burns as CIA Director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he has chosen veteran diplomat William Burns to be his CIA director. A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, had a 33-year career at the State Department under both Republican... Read More

Politics and Governing Should Be Boring
Opinions
Politics and Governing Should Be Boring

A lot of my friends on both sides of the aisle are eloquently touching on the meaning of Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol, so I’m going to try and cover things I’m not seeing in the news but that should... Read More

House to Try to Force Pence's Hand on 25th Amendment, Impeachment Looms
Congress
House to Try to Force Pence's Hand on 25th Amendment, Impeachment Looms
2021-01-11 00:15:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats will try to force Vice President Mike Pence's hand Monday to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office, giving him a deadline of 24 hours to do so. If Pence doesn't act... Read More

Twitter Permanently Bans Trump, Citing Risk of Inciting Violence
Social Media
Twitter Permanently Bans Trump, Citing Risk of Inciting Violence
2021-01-08 23:59:30
by Dan McCue

Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump's account Friday night, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.” Twitter initially suspended Trump's account for 12 hours after he posted a video that repeated false claims about election fraud and praised the... Read More

Former Trump Campaign Lawyer Sued by Voting Machine Company
Litigation
Former Trump Campaign Lawyer Sued by Voting Machine Company
2021-01-08 23:49:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Voting machine manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems Corp. sued former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell Friday in a lawsuit seeking $1.3 billion in damages for defamation. The lawsuit called Powell’s accusations that Dominion fraudulently deleted or changed votes to... Read More

Confusion, Lack of Planning and Delayed Funding Trouble States’ Vaccine Rollouts
State News
Confusion, Lack of Planning and Delayed Funding Trouble States’ Vaccine Rollouts
2021-01-08 21:39:34
by Sara Wilkerson

As the first week of the new year comes to an end, the vaccine distribution system across the country continues to face numerous challenges in producing an effective rollout as the public remains confused on who is supposed to get... Read More

House Poised to Consider Impeachment Measure as Early as Monday
Congress
House Poised to Consider Impeachment Measure as Early as Monday
2021-01-08 21:09:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are prepared to move to impeach President Donald Trump over his role in inciting a violent mob to attack the U.S. Capitol as early as Monday, according to staffers privy to talks Friday on Capitol Hill.... Read More

Environment Efficacy: Biden to Undertake Robust Climate Change Agenda
Environment
Environment Efficacy: Biden to Undertake Robust Climate Change Agenda
2021-01-08 17:38:20
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON —President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to address man-made climate change appears poised to benefit from a bicameral party majority. Biden’s plan, outlined on his campaign website, proposes $1.7 trillion in new “federal investments” over the next 10 years that would... Read More

FBI Offers $50K Reward for Information On Pipe Bombs Found Outside RNC, DNC
Crime
FBI Offers $50K Reward for Information On Pipe Bombs Found Outside RNC, DNC
2021-01-08 17:32:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The FBI's Washington field office is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for placing suspected pipe bombs outside the RNC and DNC headquarters Wednesday afternoon. According... Read More

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff After Capitol Police Officer’s Death
Law Enforcement
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff After Capitol Police Officer’s Death
2021-01-08 17:27:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Flags will fly at half-staff at the U.S. Capitol to remember the officer who died after he was injured during this week's riot by Trump supporters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. Officer Brian D. Sicknick died at... Read More

Trump Won't Attend Biden Inauguration
Political News
Trump Won't Attend Biden Inauguration
2021-01-08 17:25:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump took to his favorite medium -- Twitter -- Friday morning to announce he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to... Read More

Stay or Go? After Trump-fueled Riot, Aides Debate Early Exit
White House
Stay or Go? After Trump-fueled Riot, Aides Debate Early Exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steady stream of Trump administration officials are beating an early path to the exits as a protest against the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol this week even as others wrestling with the stay-or-go question conclude... Read More

Capitol Police Rejected Offers of Federal Help to Quell Mob
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Rejected Offers of Federal Help to Quell Mob

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up... Read More

Pfizer Study Suggests Vaccine Works Against Virus Variant
Health
Pfizer Study Suggests Vaccine Works Against Virus Variant

New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two easier-to-spread variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa. Those variants are causing global concern. They carry multiple mutations but share one... Read More

Rioters at Capitol Face Long-Term Prosecutions As Police in Washington Pledge to Pursue Them
Law Enforcement
Rioters at Capitol Face Long-Term Prosecutions As Police in Washington Pledge to Pursue Them
2021-01-08 15:38:52
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Washington’s mayor and the FBI are pledging to track down and prosecute any protesters who broke the law during the riot at the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday. They are posting photos and videos from the mob violence on... Read More

Capitol Police Chief To Resign
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Chief To Resign
2021-01-08 15:32:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said Thursday evening that he will resign later this month after a riotous mob of President Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol and caused havoc once inside. Word of Sund’s resignation coincided with... Read More

Pence Said to Oppose Removing Trump Under 25 Amendment
Political News
Pence Said to Oppose Removing Trump Under 25 Amendment
2021-01-08 15:25:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Vice President Mike Pence is opposed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald, with just days to go before the inauguration of Joe Biden as the next president, according to multiple reports Business Insider was the first... Read More

Trump Finally Faces Reality — Amid Talk of Early Ouster
Political News
Trump Finally Faces Reality — Amid Talk of Early Ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — With 12 days left in his term, President Donald Trump has finally bent to reality amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat. Trump led off... Read More

Black Leaders Cheer Georgia Success, Push for More Progress
State News
Black Leaders Cheer Georgia Success, Push for More Progress

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate runoff victories was overshadowed Wednesday when a violent, mostly white mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.... Read More

US Loses 140,000 Jobs, First Monthly Loss Since Spring
Employment
US Loses 140,000 Jobs, First Monthly Loss Since Spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,00 positions, clear evidence that the economy is faltering as the viral pandemic tightens its grip on consumers and businesses. At the same time,... Read More

Pelosi Calls Riot Trump’s Greatest ‘Gift’ to Putin, Calls for Immediate Removal
Political News
Pelosi Calls Riot Trump’s Greatest ‘Gift’ to Putin, Calls for Immediate Removal
2021-01-07 22:26:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office after she says he “incited an armed insurrection against America.” Speaking to reporters during her weekly... Read More

Transportation Secretary Chao First Cabinet Member to Resign Over Capitol Siege
Transportation
Transportation Secretary Chao First Cabinet Member to Resign Over Capitol Siege
2021-01-07 21:23:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Thursday became the first Cabinet member to resign in the wake of yesterday's siege at the U.S. Capitol. In a letter posted to Twitter, Chao, who is married to Senate Majority Leader... Read More

Gov. Murphy Passes $14 Billion Historic Economic Recovery Legislation
State News
Gov. Murphy Passes $14 Billion Historic Economic Recovery Legislation
2021-01-07 21:10:36
by Sara Wilkerson

TRENTON, N.J. -- Recently, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy passed a historic $14 billion legislation package that will benefit small businesses, local economies and more as the Garden State ushers in economic recovery and growth for years to come. The... Read More

Kinzinger First Republican Lawmaker to Support Removing Trump From Office
Congress
Kinzinger First Republican Lawmaker to Support Removing Trump From Office
2021-01-07 20:37:03
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — United States Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., on Thursday became the first GOP lawmaker to call for the invocation of the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.  Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment allows... Read More

Trump ‘Indefinitely’ Barred From Facebook, Instagram Accounts
Social Media
Trump ‘Indefinitely’ Barred From Facebook, Instagram Accounts
2021-01-07 18:04:13
by Reece Nations

PALO ALTO, Calif. — After initially stating they would freeze President Donald Trump’s access to its services for a 24-hour period, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday the platform would ban the accounts “indefinitely.”  Zuckerberg made the announcement via a... Read More

What They're Saying About the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Political News
What They're Saying About the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
2021-01-07 17:47:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol is once again secure, though remnants of the mayhem that transpired Wednesday afternoon and evening remain. Much of the trash left behind by marauding protestors had been swept into piles by Thursday morning, though shards... Read More

Capitol Police Chief Says Violent Attack on US Capitol 'Unlike Anything' He Ever Experienced
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Chief Says Violent Attack on US Capitol 'Unlike Anything' He Ever Experienced
2021-01-07 17:20:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund said Wednesday's attack on the U.S. Capitol was unlike anything he's experienced in his 30 years in law enforcement in Washington D.C. In a written statement, Sund went on to defend... Read More

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