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4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Four people died during violent pro-Trump protests at the U.S. Capitol, the Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday night. One woman was shot inside the Capitol, and three others died after suffering “medical emergencies,” police said.  A woman was shot by a......

Key Republican senators withdraw objections to Electoral College count after Capitol siege

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Several of the dozen-plus Republican senators who had planned objections to the Electoral College votes reversed course on Wednesday after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, delaying the counting of the votes affirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The Senate was hearing......

Liz Cheney blames Trump for riots: ‘He lit the flame’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Justine Coleman Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyHoyer says Trump Georgia call likely criminal, wants ‘serious’ investigation McMorris Rodgers floats vacating Speaker’s chair over Democrat’s in-person vote after COVID diagnosis Obama warns of threats to ‘fundamental principles of our......

Pence tells Congress he lacks ‘unilateral authority’ to reject Electoral College votes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels Vice President Pence, in a letter to Congress on Wednesday, said he does not believe he has the “unilateral authority” to reject electoral votes, dealing a final blow to President Trump’s push for Pence to overturn the......

Ohio GOP Split on Political Theater Electoral Vote Challenge

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Congress meets today to count states’ electoral votes, and possibly never before has this ceremonial process received so much attention. A dozen Republican senators and 140 House members, including a few from Ohio, plan to challenge President Donald Trump’s loss in key battleground states.......

How to watch Congress count the Electoral College votes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The counting of the Electoral College votes by Congress is usually a fairly brief and dry affair that results in the formal declaration of the winner of the presidential election. This year, though, the process is expected to take......

Eye Opener: Democrats capture one Georgia Senate seat with Warnock’s historic victory

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS News projects Democrat Raphael Warnock as the winner of one of two Georgia Senate runoff elections, beating Republican incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler, while the other Senate race remained too close to call. Also, protesters are gathering in Washington,......

Trump claims he and Pence agree on VP’s election authority

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Trump claimed in a statement on Tuesday night he and Vice President Mike Pence are in “total agreement” on the vice president’s authority regarding the Electoral College count, after multiple news outlets reported Pence told Mr. Trump he......

Cruz to object to Arizona’s Electoral College results Wednesday

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump pressure campaign on Georgia backfires with GOP Loeffler to challenge Electoral College results Wednesday Overnight Defense: US aircraft carrier staying in Mideast in abrupt reversal | DC Guard activated ahead of......

D.C. National Guard to activate hundreds of troops for pro-Trump demonstration

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The District of Columbia National Guard will activate 340 troops to provide support to D.C. Metropolitan Police for the pro-Trump demonstrations expected on January 5 and January 6, according to a senior defense official. Thousands are expected to descend......

National Review criticizes ‘Cruz Eleven’: Barbara Boxer shouldn’t be conservative role model

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi The National Review published an editorial Sunday criticizing Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCotton breaks with conservative colleagues who will oppose electoral vote count GOP senators face criticism in wake of challenges to Electoral College vote Bipartisan group of......

Hogan says lawmakers’ ‘scheme’ to overturn election results ‘makes a mockery of our system’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Justine Coleman Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Sunday that Republican lawmakers’ “scheme” to overturn the presidential election results “makes a mockery of our system.” The Maryland governor released a statement opposing the effort that dozens of Republican lawmakers......

Ex-House Speaker Paul Ryan denounces Republican efforts to challenge electoral votes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan condemned efforts by a group of Republican lawmakers to reject the electoral votes from some states, saying Sunday that it is “difficult to conceive of a more anti-democratic and anti-conservative......

11 Republican Senators vow to reject Electoral College votes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A group of 11 Republican Senators announced plans to object to the election results in certain states during a joint session of Congress on January 6, citing allegations of voter fraud. The announcement comes despite no credible evidence of......

GOP senators say they will reject election results unless commission is formed

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Several senators, led by Senator Ted Cruz, say they will reject the Electoral College results unless a commission is appointed to conduct a 10-day audit of the results. Congress is set to count the Electoral College votes on January......

Ex-GOP senator suggests forming new party, calls Trump ‘ringmaster’ of Republicans

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brooke Seipel William Cohen, a former Republican senator from Maine and Defense secretary under former President Clinton, blasted GOP lawmakers challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election in a Thursday interview in which he suggested the formation of a new political......

D.C. attorney general prepares for protests over Electoral College

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is preparing for another round of protests in the nation’s capital next week, when supporters of President Trump are expected to travel to Washington to protest Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral......

Hawley to challenge Electoral College results in Senate

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyPush for ,000 stimulus checks hits Senate buzzsaw GOP Georgia senators throw support behind ,000 stimulus checks Five GOP senators to watch in next month’s Electoral College fight MORE (R-Mo.) said on......

The Post says: Give it up, Mr. President — for your sake and the nation’s

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Post Editorial Board Mr. President, it’s time to end this dark charade. We’re one week away from an enormously important moment for the next four years of our country. On Jan. 5, two runoff races in Georgia will determine which party will control the Senate — whether Joe Biden will......

Trump meets with GOP allies with eye on challenging count of electoral votes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — President Trump huddled with Republican congressional allies at the White House on Monday to discuss the possibility of challenging the Electoral College votes when Congress convenes January 6 to tally them, in what would be the president’s......

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