‘We Have to be There’: AP Photographer Recalls Capitol Siege
Jan. 6
'We Have to be There': AP Photographer Recalls Capitol Siege

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol was under siege. By Americans. It was Jan. 6, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington, and Associated Press photographer J. Scott Applewhite was in the middle of it all — and was the eyes... Read More

In The News
Feds Seek Tougher Sentences for Veterans Who Stormed Capitol

During his 27 years in the U.S. Army, Leonard Gruppo joined the Special Forces, served in four war zones and led a team of combat medics in Iraq before retiring in 2013 as a lieutenant colonel. During his six minutes... Read More

Lawmakers Defer Some Jan. 6 Document Requests, Seek Others

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol "deferred" its requests for several dozen pages of records from former President Donald Trump's administration at the White House's urging, but President Joe Biden again... Read More

Social Media
Trump’s Social Media Company Starts With Strong Financing
2021-10-22 20:22:05
by Tom Ramstack

Shares in a company that is spearheading former President Donald Trump's planned social media platform surged for a second day Friday on investors’ hopes that it will compete head-to-head with Facebook and Twitter. Trump said this week he is creating... Read More

Jan. 6 Panel Sets Vote on Contempt Charges Against Bannon

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has set a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against former White House aide Steve Bannon after he defied the panel's subpoena on Thursday.  The chairman of the... Read More

Lawyer Who Aided Trump Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and aided the Republican president's efforts... Read More

Veterans in Violent, Extremist Groups Prompt Response Plan from Congress
2021-10-13 21:29:10
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Fallout from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol continued Wednesday as a congressional panel looked at why veterans would become violent against the country they swore to protect. Representatives of veterans groups and academics blamed mental... Read More

Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Chief Sees Rising Threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly installed chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says the force, still struggling six months after an insurrection that left its officers battled, bloodied and bruised, "cannot afford to be complacent." The risk to lawmakers is... Read More

Law Enforcement
Fencing Surrounding Capitol to Return Ahead of Sept. 18 Rally
2021-09-13 18:44:14
by Dan McCue

The head of the U.S. Capitol Police confirmed on Monday that fencing surrounding the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 siege on the building will return ahead of a follow up rally by Trump supporters on Sept.... Read More

Law Enforcement
New Chief Selected for Capitol Police after Jan. 6 Insurrection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which pro-Trump rioters stormed the building... Read More

Law Enforcement
Riot Review Seeks Sweeping Changes to Hill Security
2021-03-09 15:56:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – A task force examining security shortcomings on Capitol Hill after the Jan. 6 riot that left five people dead has concluded a myriad of fundamental changes are needed to ensure such an event never happens again. Retired Army... Read More

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