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Pelosi pushes for 9/11-type commission on Capitol riots as GOP presses her for answers

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed her push for a “9/11-type commission” to investigate the Capitol siege following former President Donald Trump being acquitted on Saturday as some Republicans try to turn the security failure spotlight on her. The......

Independent commission to investigate Capitol riots

BBC
The commission, she said, “would investigate and report on the facts and causes” of the attack; “the interference with the peaceful transfer of power”; and the “preparedness and response” of both the Capitol police and other branches of law enforcement. BBC – For more and to sign up click here......

U.S. judge orders detention for alleged Proud Boy who blames Trump for Capitol riots

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered an alleged member of the far-right Proud Boys be detained pending trial over his role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, even as the man’s attorney tried to pin the blame for the riots on former President Donald Trump. Dominic......

No, AOC Didn’t Make Up Her Capitol Riots Experience

New York Times
Since Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat, took to Instagram Live on Monday to describe what the Jan. 6 riot was like from inside the Capitol complex, critics have claimed that she wasn’t where she said she was, or that she couldn’t have experienced what she described from her......

Capitol riots: Parler boss says he has been fired by the board

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55929385 “On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately terminate my position as CEO of Parler. I did not participate in this decision,” Mr Matze said in a memo sent to Parler staff, originally reported by Fox News. BBC – For more and to......

Why Black-owned businesses are struggling to stay afloat

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here There are 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S. But only a fraction of them survive. Twenty percent of small businesses fail by the first year, 30% by the second, 50% by the fifth, and by the 10th year, a staggering......

In recounting of Capitol riots, Ocasio-Cortez says she is a sexual assault survivor

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in recounting her harrowing experience of the January 6 riots at the Capitol, said publicly for the first time that she is a sexual assault survivor and said that being told to “move on” from the......

AOC Says She’s a Sexual Assault Survivor, Capitol Riots Triggered PTSD

TMZ
Play video content Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says a past trauma — as a sexual assault victim — is compounding her current trauma from a near-death experience during the Capitol insurrection. AOC choked up Monday evening as she said, “I’m a survivor of sexual assault, and I haven’t told many people......

Two Proud Boys members indicted for conspiracy in U.S. Capitol riots

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the far-right group Proud Boys make ‘OK’ hand gestures indicating “white power” as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest against the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election......

Media, politicians got key facts of Jacob Blake shooting wrong — helped cause riots

NYPost
Rav Arora When Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back last year, the media wasted no time establishing the standard narrative: another unarmed African American shot by racist police. In a CNN segment on Aug. 25, anchor Jake Tapper said, “Video shows police shoot unarmed black......

Dutch PM condemns lockdown riots as “criminal volence”

Reuters
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday condemned riots across the country this weekend in which demonstrators attacked police and set fires to protest against a night-time curfew to slow the spread of the coronavirus, calling them “criminal violence”. FILE PHOTO: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte looks......

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......

PayPal boots Jenna Ryan, the Texas Realtor who flew a private jet to the Capitol riots

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Texas-based real estate agent who traveled to the January 6 Capitol riots in a private plane was kicked off PayPal Thursday evening after attempting to solicit donations for business losses. Jenna Ryan, who was arrested last week, asked......

Proud Boys member in latest wave of arrests over U.S. Capitol riots

Reuters
By Sarah N. Lynch, Brad Heath WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Florida-based member of the right-wing Proud Boys group on charges of storming the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago in a crowd of Donald Trump supporters challenging his election defeat, the Justice Department said. FILE PHOTO:......

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