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In this image from video, Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
Growing number of GOP senators oppose impeachment trialA growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Liz Cheney Might Be in TroubleLiz Cheney is the No. 3 Republican in the House and has long been expected to rise even higher. However, the 54-year-old Wyoming congresswoman is now in political peril, reports Politico . She risks not only losing her leadership position as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference but her very seat...
Newser2 hours ago
President Joe Biden waves as he departs after attending Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden attends Mass at DC church where he worshipped as VPPresident Joe Biden attended Mass for the first time since taking office, worshipping Sunday at the church he frequented when he was vice president
The Associated Press4 hours ago
All Capitol Rioters May Not Be ChargedSince the attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6, investigators have been working to identify and arrest the rioters. Now, prosecutors are considering what to do with them, the Washington Post reports. About 800 people breached the building, but among that group, some people committed acts of violence and...
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 10, 1997 file photo shows the outside of the Metropolitan Correction Center in New York. Joshua Schulte, a former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says it's cruel and unusual punishment that he's awaiting trial in solitary confinement, housed in a vermin-infested cell of a jail unit where inmates are treated like “caged animals." In court papers Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 Schulte maintained he is held in conditions “below that of impoverished persons living in third world countries.”  (AP Photo/Osamu Honda, File)
Ex-CIA engineer tells judge he's incarcerated like an animalA former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says he's held in solitary confinement in an area of a jail where inmates are treated like “caged animals.”
The Associated Press5 hours ago
State Rep. Walt Brooks, R-St. George, sponsor of HB60, speaks to members of the House Judiciary Standing Committee at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. HB60 would remove the state's requirement for law-abiding Utahns over the age of 21 to have a permit to lawfully carry a concealed firearm. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
States eye allowing concealed carry of guns without a permitRepublican lawmakers in several more states want to loosen gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to get a permit, continuing a trend that gun control advocates call dangerous
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Capitol Rioter Charged With Threatening CongresswomanA Texas man authorities say was among the mob that swarmed the US Capitol has been charged with threatening New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Per CNN , Garret Miller tweeted "Assassinate AOC" in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot in response to the Democrat's call to "impeach" Donald Trump. Miller,...
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FILE - This June 16, 2010 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., participates in a ceremony to unveil two plaques recognizing the contributions of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the United States Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Six months after his death, the late civil rights leader and longtime Georgia congressman will retain a palpable influence in Congress. The state's two new Democratic U.S. senators are both personal friends and admirers of Lewis.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
New Georgia senators carry John Lewis' influence with themSix months after his death, the late civil rights leader and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis will retain a palpable influence in Congress
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. It's been a stunning day as a number of lawmakers and then the mob of protesters tried to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riotPolice departments across the country are reviewing the behavior of dozens of officers who were in Washington on the day of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, people volunteer to get people registered to vote and a booth offering employment for the upcoming 2020 census stands in the background, during the celebration of the town's 45th year since it was incorporated, in Guadalupe, Ariz. Today, nearly a third of Guadalupe's 6,500 residents say they are Native American and about 75% of all races identify as Hispanic. President Joe Biden is confronting the political risk that comes with grand ambition. As one of his first acts, the president offered a sweeping immigration overhaul that would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. It’s precisely the type of measure many Latino activists have longed for. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-MIlls, File)
Why Biden's immigration plan may be risky for DemocratsAs one of his first acts, President Joe Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul that would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Despite restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, thousands crowd Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
The Latest: Mexico, Russia leaders to discuss vaccine supplyMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday about obtaining doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, a Chinese People's Liberation Army H-6 bomber is seen flying near the Taiwan air defense identification zone, ADIZ, near Taiwan on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The second high-level U.S. envoy to visit Taiwan in two months began a day of closed-door meetings Friday as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threatening retaliation. (Taiwan Ministry of National Defense via AP)
US reaffirms Taiwan support after China sends warplanesThe U.S. has reaffirmed support for Taiwan following China's dispatch of warplanes near the island in an apparent attempt to intimidate its democratic government and test American resolve
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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