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Justice Department, FBI debating whether to charge all those involved in Capitol riots: WaPo

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Justice Department and FBI officials are reportedly discussing whether or not everyone who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 should be charged, with some arguing that charges should not be filed for those who did not engage......

Trump considered ousting Attorney General and installing loyalist in push to overturn election

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald J. Trump stops to talk to reporters as he walks to board Marine One and depart from the South Lawn at the White House. The Washington Post | The Washington Post | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump......

Still no stimulus check? Biden executive order aims to speed up payments for 8 million people

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Image Source | DigitalVision | Getty Images As President Joe Biden advocates for sending additional stimulus checks to millions of Americans, he is also moving help those who missed out on earlier payments. On Friday, Biden issued an executive order......

Louisiana’s open seats in Congress drawing crowded fields of candidates

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Louisiana’s two open seats in Congress have drawn crowded fields of contenders through the first two days of qualifying. The highest-profile candidate to qualify Thursday was Republican Julia Letlow, who will compete in the 5 th Congressional District. She......

Top Republican proposes delaying 2nd Trump impeachment trial

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to wait until February to hold former President Trump’s impeachment trial. Meanwhile, the Senate has been holding confirmation hearings on President Biden’s nominees. CBS News congressional correspondent Kris Van Cleave has more. Source......

U.S. House aims for early February COVID-19 relief bill vote

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WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to bring a coronavirus relief bill to a vote the first week of February, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, as President Joe Biden’s administration grapples with a crisis that has killed more than 400,000 Americans. “We will......

Democrats take narrow control of U.S. Senate as three new members sworn in

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By Patricia Zengerle, Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats took control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday when Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new members to give the party a narrow grip on both houses of Congress as well as the White House for the first time in......

Senate’s top Democrat, Republican seek path to guide 50-50 chamber

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facing a 50-50 partisan split in the U.S. Senate, the chamber’s top Democrat and Republican discussed adopting a power-sharing deal similar to one struck two decades ago in similar circumstances, a Democratic spokesman said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) and Senate Democratic......

U.S. Senate Republican leader cautions Democrats against big ‘ideological change’

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FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell heads to the Senate floor as he and the rest of the U.S. Senate continue to disagree on approving 2,000 dollars stimulus checks on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell......

Factbox: Biden’s Cabinet appointees get their day in Congress

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(Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office on Wednesday with only a few of his top chosen deputies in place. The Democrat’s Cabinet appointees are awaiting approval by the Senate, who are set to hold their first confirmation hearings on Tuesday. These are the officials set......

Trump’s impeachment trial looms as Congress prepares for the Biden administration

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here It seems the uncertainty of the Trump era isn’t going to evaporate on Wednesday because Congress isn’t quite finished with Trump yet. The focus this week is on Biden becoming the 46th President of the United States, protecting Washington......

The left’s ‘urge to purge’ response to the Capitol assault

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Post Editorial Board Once again refusing to let a crisis “go to waste,” the left is looking to use the Capitol assault to purge anyone who doesn’t agree with it. The feds have charged more than 70 people and opened nearly 200 files. That’s all to the good: Rioters should......

An attack on America that’s divided Congress — and a nation

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mike Lillis and Scott Wong On the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, just hours after terrorists attacked the United States, scores of lawmakers from both parties gathered on the Capitol’s East Steps for an outward show of national solidarity......

CBS Evening News, January 15, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Authorities say rioters aimed to “assassinate” elected officials; Man with dementia forms special bond with kids Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Washington Post: Capitol Police intelligence report warned of violence targeting ‘Congress itself’ three days before attack

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election,” the memo reads, according to the Post. “This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of......

Authorities say rioters aimed to

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Federal prosecutors say some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol intended to capture and assassinate government officials, including Vice President Mike Pence. Jeff Pegues has the latest. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Biden defends why stimulus checks should go to employed Americans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware on January 14, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden made a case for sending stimulus......

‘Strong evidence’ Pro-Trump rioters intended to kill Pence, members of Congress, prosecutors say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum | Getty Images Federal prosecutors said in a new court filing there is “strong evidence” that the pro-Trump......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Thankfully, it is Friday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver......

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