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Saturday March 6, 2021 - Times viewed: 480
Trump Faces New Lawsuit Over Capitol Insurrection
The lawsuit, which claims that former President Donald Trump and his allies incited the mob that attacked the Capitol, is the second major legal action against Trump in connection to the riot. HOUSE IMPEACHMENT manager and Intelligence Committee Chairman Eric Swalwell is suing former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Republican Rep. Mo Brooks for inciting the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, aiming ...
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Saturday March 6, 2021 - Times viewed: 473
Live stimulus updates: Senate considering changes to Joe Biden's stimulus bill after long delay
McConnell fails to adjourn Senate after vote-a-rama delay The Senate will continue to consider changes to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 stimulus bill after Republicans failed to force the chamber to end Friday's proceedings and pick up Saturday. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell put forth a motion to adjourn the Senate to until 10 a.m. Saturday morning. But the effort failed shortly before midnight, meaning the Senate will continue voti ...
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Saturday March 6, 2021 - Times viewed: 484
Senate leaders win over key Democratic holdout as party struggles to push through Biden's Covid relief plan
(CNN)West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin brought the Senate to a standstill on Friday over a policy dispute that threatened to upend President Joe Biden's top agenda item -- a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill -- and prompted a furious lobbying effort behind the scenes after Democrats thought they had party unity. After hours of gridlock, Democrats reached a deal they believe clears the way to pass the plan, securing Manchin's support afte ...
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Friday March 5, 2021 - Times viewed: 596
Senate takes up COVID-19 relief package as GOP aims to block passage
The Senate began its consideration of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill Thursday, but before voting on President Joe Biden's signature legislation, Republicans who claim the bill is massive and won't address issues related to the pandemic have set the stage for a lengthy series of procedural measures designed to slow down momentum. Democrats are projecting that they will hold together and vote unanimously in favor of the aid after Bide ...
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Friday March 5, 2021 - Times viewed: 550
Ron Johnson at the center of the storm: 'People are out to destroy me'
(CNN)Sen. Ron Johnson seems to be relishing his place at the center of the controversies dominating Washington. For two months, the Wisconsin Republican has taken on everyone who blamed former President Donald Trump for inciting the deadly riot at the Capitol: Democrats, the mainstream media, even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. He's raised questions about whether Trump supporters were in fact culpable for the violence, earning him the ...
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Friday March 5, 2021 - Times viewed: 530
By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T relief bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is beginning debate on a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could pull President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority through the precariously divided chamber. Democrats were hoping for Senate approval of the package before next week, in time for the House to sign off and get the measure to Biden quickly. After the Senate voted by the slimmest of ma ...
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Friday March 5, 2021 - Times viewed: 625
Officers maced, trampled: Docs expose depth of Jan. 6 chaos
Two firefighters loaned to Washington for the day were the only medics on the Capitol steps Jan. 6, trying to triage injured officers as they watched the angry mob swell and attack police working to protect Congress. Law enforcement agents were “being pulled into the crowd and trampled, assaulted with scaffolding materials, and/or bear maced by protesters,” wrote Arlington County firefighter Taylor Blunt in an after-action memo. Some couldn’t ...
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Wednesday March 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 606
George Floyd's killing started a movement. 9 months later, what's changed?
George Floyd didn’t live to see Kamala Harris become vice president. Nor was he alive to see an investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death find that her killer’s gunfire was justified. But his legacy will determine which America his daughter, Gianna — and the next generation of young Americans — will grow up in: the nation in which a record number of voters can elect a Black woman into the White House. Or the country in which Taylor's killer is ...
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Wednesday March 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 619
Trump is facing probes from 5 independently elected investigators
(CNN)Five independently elected investigators have turned their attention to former President Donald Trump, a sign his legal woes are mounting as he no longer enjoys the protections once afforded to him by the Oval Office. Trump is now facing inquiries run by elected officials from Georgia to New York to Washington with only their constituents to answer to. Most are Democrats, but one key investigation was launched by a Georgia Republican who ...
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Wednesday March 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 639
FBI director says Capitol assault 'domestic terrorism,' no evidence of antifa
Testifying in front of Congress for the first time since the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Tuesday he was "appalled" about the violent attack while defending the bureau's handling of the rising domestic terror threat in recent years. "I was appalled that you, our country's elected leaders were victimized right here in these very halls," Wray said in his opening statement. "That attack, that si ...
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Wednesday March 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 546
Biden hits Russia with sanctions for opposition leader Navalny's poisoning, detention
The White House announced President Joe Biden's first sanctions against Russia on Tuesday over the Russian government's poisoning and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a State Department official confirmed to ABC News Monday. The Biden administration sanctioned seven "senior" Russian officials and added one government research institute and 13 businesses to its export restrictions, senior administration officials announced Tuesday ...
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Wednesday March 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 621
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, dies at 85
ATLANTA -- Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died at the age of 85. His niece, Ann Walker Marchant, confirmed Tuesday that he died peacefully Monday night. Former President Bill Clinton remembered Jordan as someone who “never gave up on his friends or his country.” Jordan “brought his ...
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Wednesday March 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 604
Biden's Cabinet half-empty after slow start in confirmations
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s Cabinet is taking shape at the slowest pace of any in modern history, with just over a dozen nominees for top posts confirmed more than a month into his tenure. Among Biden’s 23 nominees with Cabinet rank, just 13 have been confirmed by the Senate, or a little over half. And among the 15 core nominees to lead federal agencies, 10 have been confirmed, or about two thirds. According to the Center for Presi ...
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Wednesday March 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 654
Biden brings no relief to tensions between US and China
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden took office promising to move quickly to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world, but one major nation has yet to see any U.S. effort to improve ties: China. From Iran to Russia, Europe to Latin America, Biden has sought to cool tensions that rose during President Donald Trump’s four years in office. Yet, there have been no overtures to China. Although the Biden administration ...
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Tuesday March 2, 2021 - Times viewed: 536
FBI chief warns violent 'domestic terrorism' growing in US
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray bluntly labeled the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism” Tuesday and warned of a rapidly growing threat of homegrown violent extremism that law enforcement is scrambling to confront through thousands of investigations. Wray also defended to lawmakers his own agency’s handling of an intelligence report that warned of the prospect for violence on Jan. 6. And he firmly rejected f ...
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Tuesday March 2, 2021 - Times viewed: 639
Biden administration will let migrant families separated under Trump reunite inside U.S.
Attorneys for the families had asked the Biden administration to let parents deported without their children come back to the U.S. to reunify the families. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration's task force for reuniting migrant families separated by the Trump administration will give separated families the option to be reunified in the U.S. or their countries of origin, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday. Mayorkas sai ...
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Tuesday March 2, 2021 - Times viewed: 560
Senate Panel Advances Garland's Nomination as U.S. Attorney General
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's pick for attorney general, moved a step closer on Monday to securing Senate confirmation as the top U.S. law enforcement official, with the Judiciary Committee throwing its weight behind his nomination. The federal appellate judge won bipartisan support in a 15-7 tally in the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance his nomination to the Senate floor for a vote that Democrats hope will b ...
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Tuesday March 2, 2021 - Times viewed: 547
U.S. faces 'unprecedented assault on democracy,' White House says, backing election reform bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration backed Democrats’ efforts to overhaul voting rules and turn over the process of drawing congressional districts to independent commissions on Monday, weighing in on a political fight that is likely to dominate Washington in coming years. The United States is facing an “an unprecedented assault on our democracy, a never before seen effort to ignore, undermine, and undo the will of the people, and a ...
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Tuesday March 2, 2021 - Times viewed: 547
Third Cuomo accuser steps forward, deepening governor's scandal
NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo remained in hiding Monday as the state attorney general formally announced an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment — and some of the state’s top Democrats began to wonder just how long the three-term governor can hold on. The allegations of sexual misconduct by two former aides, which followed a mushrooming scandal around the deaths of nursing home residents, seemed to override every other p ...
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Monday March 1, 2021 - Times viewed: 657
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday said President Joe Biden supports an “independent review” of the sexual harassment accusations leveled against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week by a pair of former aides — adding that it was personally difficult for her to read the latest account of alleged misconduct by the governor. The remarks from the president’s top spokesperson came after Lindsey Boylan, a candidate for Manhattan boroug ...

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