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    Teachers are making surprise visits to students who are struggling with online learning Toronto overrun by raccoons during COVID-19 lockdown: report © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images CAPITOL REPORT Load Error The Biden administration on Monday said it’s expecting a “large number” of Americans to get stimulus checks by the end of this month, as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on a $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill. The Senate passed the bill — which contains $1,400 direct payments to many Americans — on Saturday. The House is preparing to vote on the measure as soon as Tuesday, though it could slip until Wednesday. “We expect a large number of Americans to receive relief by the end of the month,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at a daily briefing. The Senate bill cuts off eligibility for individuals making more than $80,000. As the Wall Street Journal...
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                 Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Monday and it is International Women’s Day! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported as of this morning: 525,035.   As of this morning, 17.2 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 9.2 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the Bloomberg News global vaccine tracker. The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is on the verge of becoming law, pending action by the...
    New York : Adults who earned $ 75,000 or less in their most recent tax year will receive the total of $ 1,400 from the third stimulus check. Photo: William Thomas Cain / . This Saturday, the Senate approved a new stimulus package of $ 1.9 billion, so it is very likely that a third stimulus check of $ 1,400 will begin to be distributed in the coming weeks, once President Biden signs the package and become law. Next, we share with you the eight groups of people who will receive financial support from the IRS. In this way, you will know if you should wait for the money. Adults who earned $ 75,000 or less in their most recent tax year will receive the total of $ 1,400 from the third stimulus checkas well as married couples who made $ 150,000 or less and...
    President Joe Biden has celebrated the passing of his $1.9trillion relief package through the Senate by hailing the 'bipartisan support of the American people' -  even though far-left Democrats can still block it in the House. Biden hopes to sign the bill into law next week providing it passes the lower chamber, where it is being introduced in a substantially amended form due to opposition from moderate Democrats to some of its most generous provisions.  Speaking Saturday after the bill passed, Biden said: 'This nation has suffered too much for much too long. And everything in this package is designed to relieve the suffering and to meet the most urgent needs of the nation, and put us in a better position to prevail.' 'When we took office 45 days ago, I promised the American people help was on the way. Today I can say we've taken one more giant step forward on delivering on...
    New York Citys Javits Center offering COVID-19 vaccinations 24/7 David Sirota: Media should apologize for early coverage of Cuomos pandemic handling (Bloomberg) -- Senate Democrats passed the latest version of the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill after a more than 24-hour voting session that included the longest single vote in the chamber’s history. Load Error The plan includes a wave of new spending, an extension of jobless benefits, another round of direct household payments, money for state and local governments and an expansion of vaccinations and virus-testing programs including a national vaccine distribution program for all residents regardless of immigration status. The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the Senate’s version and must pass it before it can go to President Joe Biden for his signature. Democrats are seeking to enact the legislation before unemployment benefits expire on March 14. The legislation would rival the $2 trillion March...
     Presented by ExxonMobil    To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Senate vote-a-rama begins | Dems near agreement on unemployment benefits | Reduce boost to $300 | Republicans try to make Dems miserable before passing $1.9T COVID-19 relief | US economy adds 379K jobs in Feb., doubles predictions | Pope’s first international travel in a year, arrives in Iraq | CDC delays guidelines for vaccinated Americans | National Cheese Doodle Day   HAPPENING IN THE SENATEThe phrase vote-a-rama still feels to me like an ‘SNL’ skit on Congress:  The Senate has begun a marathon vote-a-rama before passing the massive $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package...
    Biden's Executive Power on Voting Rights is Limited. So Activists are Preparing for a Fight over the Filibuster.  With voting rights legislation that passed the House this week marching toward a likely death in the Senate, activists are readying for a fight to save it: they're taking on the bill-slaying filibuster, the Senate rule requiring 60 votes to end debate on a measure. In an evenly split 50-50 Senate, it will always be a struggle to win over 10 senators from the other side.  "Those who won the election, who have the majority are going to be faced with a choice: do they protect voting rights or do they protect the filibuster rule?" said Stephen Spaulding, senior counsel for public policy & senior adviser at Common Cause. "I don't think saying, 'Oh, but the filibuster,' is going to cut it." The "For the People Act," known as HR1,  is...
     Presented by Facebook      Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today 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 are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 513,091; Tuesday, 514,657; Wednesday, 516,608; Thursday, 518,453; Friday, 520,356. Senate Democrats voted by the narrowest margin on Thursday to take up a sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill, teeing off what's expected to be a sprint through the weekend to help millions of struggling Americans. President BidenJoe BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Thursday, March 4Here's why Governor Andrew Cuomo's job is safe (for now), as harassment probe startsWhile there are still calls for Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down from Republicans, those with influence in the state, say they want to wait to see the results of the state attorney general's investigation. In his first public appearance since three women came forward with sexual harassment allegations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed the accusations but said he would not resign.Lawmaker asks Pelosi to investigate 'tainted' food allegedly harming...
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    The so-called 'QAnon Shaman' charged in the Capitol riots has broken his silence to claim that he stormed the Senate floor to 'sing a song' and stop people from stealing and vandalizing in the hallowed hall.  Jacob Anthony Chansley, 33, spoke publicly for the first time since his arrest in a 60 Minutes interview from a jail in Washington, DC, on Thursday as a judge prepares to rule on whether he should be released on bail before trial.  The Arizona native - who was pictured in the Capitol on January 6 sporting a horned headdress, face-paint, a Star-Spangled spear and a bullhorn - argued that he actually helped curb the chaos, not exacerbate it.  'Well, I sang a song. That's a part of shamanism. It's about- creating positive vibrations in a sacred chamber,' he said of his visit to the Senate floor.  'I also stopped people from stealing and vandalizing...
                                 Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 513,091; Tuesday, 514,657; Wednesday, 516,608; Thursday, 518,453. Senate Democrats on Wednesday took a scalpel to President BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act MORE’s $1.9 trillion relief bill hoping to surgically ensure...
    New York : The Democratic Party revealed that the White House agreed to a change in eligibility rules to get a stimulus check. Photo: William Thomas Cain / . The White House would agree to toughen the eligibility rules to make direct payments on the third $ 1,400 stimulus check during the stimulus package discussion in the Senate. According to an NBC report, Senate Democrats are planning modify eligibility requirements for the third round of the stimulus check that would make fewer Americans get paid directly. Democratic Party sources revealed that the maximum threshold to receive any of the direct payments will be reduced in an attempt to make the American Rescue Plan more likely to be approved by the Senate. Changes in Stimulus Check Eligibility The new COVID-19 aid bill was approved by the House of Representatives last week and is expected to be...
                                  Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 513,091; Tuesday, 514,657; Wednesday, 516,608. The Senate will officially kick off consideration of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package as party leaders urge Senate Democrats to stick together and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) predicts that they will have the votes to pass the massive bill.    The Senate Democratic Conference on...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (R), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (C) and Representative Steny Hoyer, speak with the media after meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC on October 16, 2019.Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Democrats aim to pass their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan next week and send it to President Joe Biden's desk for his signature. The Senate will start considering the House-passed version of the bill as soon as Wednesday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday. After up to 20 hours of debate and a marathon vote on amendments, the Senate can pass its legislation. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said he expects the Senate to approve the plan by Friday or Saturday. The upper chamber is expected to pass a different version of the relief bill, so the House plans to reconvene on...
     Presented by ExxonMobil       NEWS THIS MORNINGYep, domestic terrorism is one way to describe it…:  While testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that officials have classified the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism.” https://bit.ly/3bRI31y  Wow, good work, fellow Americans!: “Wray said the FBI has received more than 270,000 tips from Americans that have helped the bureau identify the numerous people who allegedly participated in the attack.”   ^ This couldn’t have been easy: “Some have even taken the painful step of turning in their friends or their family members,” said Wray. OTHER NEWS FROM THE HEARING: On whether ‘fake’ Trump supporters were involved with the insurrection: Wray said he has seen no evidence that fake Trump supporters organized the attack. Watch Wray’s full response: https://bit.ly/3b6g3bg How many people have been arrested so far: At least 280 people It’s Tuesday! I’m Cate Martel with a quick recap...
                                 Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 513,091; Tuesday, 514,657. The U.S. is set to begin administering doses of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine today, marking a momentous milestone in the national effort to combat the pandemic as health officials warn that variants could wipe away all progress made over the past month.    Johnson & Johnson’s began shipping nearly 4 million...
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    It will be one of the most atypical sessions in the history of the opening of the Legislative Assembly. The coronavirus pandemic modified all the protocols of the ceremony to be held in the Chamber of Deputies. To the strict sanitary protocol, a detailed timed scheme of the 139 ° opening of the ordinary sessions of the Congress of the Nation. Here is the minute by minute of what will be the second opening of Alberto Fernández’s management. 11.30 am: – Opening of the Assembly Session, chaired by the President of the Honorable Senate of the Nation, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. – Hoisting of the National Flag. – Argentinian national anthem. – Appointment of the Exterior and Interior Reception Committees. -Intermediate room in order to await the arrival of the President Alberto Fernandez. 11.50 am – Arrival of the President of the Nation to the Honorable Congress of...
    New York : Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar called for Senate Rep. Elizabeth MacDonough to be fired for her rejection of raising the federal minimum wage. Photo: Stefani Reynolds / . By the end of next week The US Senate could vote for the Biden Administration’s “American Rescue Plan” that includes stimulus checks of $ 1,400 after the approval of the bill in the House of Representatives. Heights Security Analyst Hunter Hammond stated in an investigative note to investors cited by the CBS chain that the voting process in that legislative body will most likely extend for the weekend, and until the week that begins on March 8. If the measure passes by March 12, payments could begin to be released within a few days to a week, depending on how quickly it reaches Biden’s desk and Biden signs the legislation. The expectation of Democrats is to...
    Ted Cruz's colleagues mocked him over his ill-fated Cancun trip when he returned to work by posting memes in the Senate gym locker room which read 'Bienvenido de Nuevo, Ted'.  Cruz and his family flew to Cancun from Houston during the worst of the Texas energy crisis after a winter storm last week.   He was slammed for the decision and returned in disgrace but he has been unapologetic about it, blaming it on his daughters and claiming he was just being 'a good dad'.  This week, when he returned to Washington, he was trolled by other lawmakers who, according to NBC, printed memes from his trip and posted them in the Senate gym locker room. Ted Cruz (pictured on Friday at CPAC) was trolled by fellow lawmakers who posted memes about his Cancun trip in the Senate gym locker room in Washington this week The signs read 'Bienvenido de...
     Presented by Facebook     NEWS OF THE MORNING A Tale of Two Principals: Midterm elections are fought as referenda on the incumbent president. But that assumes that the last president has left the stage – and all signs indicate that won’t be the case next year.  Former President Trump re-emerges Saturday at CPAC, both in person and in the form of a golden statue. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMinimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE’s efforts to exorcise Trump from the GOP have failed entirely, and incumbents are already seeking his blessing; to whit, Trump late Thursday endorsed Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranPassage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is the first step to heal our democracy Senate votes to hear witnesses...
     Presented by The AIDS Institute      Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Friday and the last one in February! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week: Monday, 498,901; Tuesday, 500,310; Wednesday, 502,660; Thursday, 505,890; Friday, 508,307. House Democrats today are expected to pass legislation that would spend nearly $2 trillion to tackle the coronavirus crisis with direct payments to Americans and money for schools to reopen, small business loans and extended unemployment benefits for some of the 10 million people who are struggling without paychecks.  Passage will give President BidenJoe BidenBiden 'disappointed' in...
     Presented by Facebook     To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.   The Hill’s 12:30 Report: A House Divided | Jobless Claims Fall | Rubio vs. Murphy Redux? | Cy Vance Has Trump’s Taxes | 50 Million Vaccines Administered   NEWS OF THE MORNING A House divided:  Driving the entire 117th Congress: Democrats are raging at Republicans over the Jan. 6 insurrection, a boiling anger that threatens permanent bad blood in an already-narrowly divided House and Senate. Rep. Sean CastenSean CastenDemocratic fury with GOP explodes in House Six ways to visualize a divided America Lawmaker calls Robinhood helpline to make point about customer service MORE (D-Ill.) on Tuesday forced a full floor vote on a bill to...
                         Presented by The AIDS Institute     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week: Monday, 498,901; Tuesday, 500,310; Wednesday, 502,660; Thursday, 505,890. Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is effective at preventing moderate and severe cases of COVID-19, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday, paving the way for the shot to potentially be approved for emergency use this week and for shots to be administered to Americans next week.   According to...
     Presented by Facebook     To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.   The Hill’s 12:30 Report: J&J A-OK | Tanden in Trouble | DeJoy of Grilling | Granholm nomination hits floor | Dems try to make GOP leadership toxic | The 6 coolest charts you need to see today   NEWS OF THE MORNING The Johnson & Johnson game-changer:  Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine is effective at preventing moderate to severe cases of COVID-19, according to data published this morning by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in a breakthrough that we all need right now. The data show the vaccine is 85 percent effective at preventing severe cases, and no one involved in the trial who...
                                Presented by The AIDS Institute     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week: Monday, 498,901; Tuesday, 500,310; Wednesday, 502,660. Top security officials involved in the response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol pointed fingers, blamed “intelligence failures” and argued that the Pentagon left officers vulnerable to the deadly attack on the Capitol complex.    Lawmakers grilled top officials on Capitol Hill, eager to lay blame for...
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                               Presented by The AIDS Institute     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week: Monday, 498,901; Tuesday, 500,310.    President BidenJoe BidenTikTok users spread conspiracy that Texas snow was manufactured by the government The problem with a one-size-fits-all federal minimum wage hike Throwing money at Central America will not curb illegal migration MORE and Vice President Harris on Monday held a White House candle-lighting ceremony to mark 500,000 COVID-19 deaths. Biden said...
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                                  Presented by The AIDS Institute     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Monday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported this morning 498,901. The president will hold a moment of silence this evening for those who have died.   As of this morning, 13.1 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 5.7 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the Bloomberg News global vaccine tracker. House Democrats are on the...
    AMERICANS could see a $1,400 check as soon as next month after the House is set to vote and is likely to pass the next round of stimulus checks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she and other Democratic leaders in the House are looking to pass the check this week in order to keep things on schedule and send checks to Americans the week after. 2Americans could get the next stimulus check by the in a few weeksCredit: Getty Images - Getty The stimulus package was rolled out on Friday and sent to the House, which is included in a larger legislation that would bring more money for vaccines an additional $400 a week in federal unemployment benefits. The House is set to vote on the bill by the end of the week. President Joe Biden on Twitter said that the next round of stimulus checks are to be counted...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 18, 2021.Kevin Lemarque | Reuters The House aims to pass its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan before the end of February as Democrats race to beat a deadline to extend key unemployment programs, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. The California Democrat told reporters she hopes for a vote "sometime at the end of next week." House leaders will stay in touch with the Senate about what Congress can include in the aid package under budget reconciliation, which enables Democrats to approve the plan without Republican votes, Pelosi added. The party aims to speed up Covid-19 vaccinations and buoy jobless Americans as the U.S. approaches a year of fighting the health crisis. Some Republicans have backed a smaller bill based around vaccine distribution money, but Democrats wielding control of Congress and...
    Reuters February 18, 2021 0 Comments The impeachment trial of Donald Trump took the U.S. government into new legal territory, highlighting unresolved questions about how to address allegations of misconduct by a president about to leave office. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, but the Senate acquitted him on Saturday by a 57-43 vote. Here are some of the questions raised by the trial: questions that still lack definitive answers because the U.S. Supreme Court has never had an occasion to weigh in. Is it legal to hold an impeachment trial for a former president? Trump’s trial opened with a debate about a crucial question: whether the U.S. Constitution allows a former president to face trial after he has left office. Trump’s lawyer argued that the text and purpose of the Constitution’s...
    By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - The impeachment trial of Donald Trump took the U.S. government into new legal territory, highlighting unresolved questions about how to address allegations of misconduct by a president about to leave office. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, but the Senate acquitted him on Saturday by a 57-43 vote. Here are some of the questions raised by the trial: questions that still lack definitive answers because the U.S. Supreme Court has never had an occasion to weigh in. Is it legal to hold an impeachment trial for a former president? Trump’s trial opened with a debate about a crucial question: whether the U.S. Constitution allows a former president to face trial after he has left office. Trump's lawyer argued that the text and purpose of the Constitution's impeachment clause...
    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough mocked Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying that chasing him through an airport was all it took to change his mind. Scarborough attacked Graham — along with his fellow Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson — during Wednesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” suggesting that they were starting a civil war within the Republican Party. (RELATED: Crowd Surrounds Sen. Lindsey Graham At Airport Chanting ‘Traitor,’ Video Shows) WATCH: Scarborough went after Johnson first, saying that the senator was “challenged” and suggesting that he was the last person who should be offering political advice to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Turning his attention to Graham, Scarborough said that the South Carolina senator had only flipped on former President Donald Trump after he was confronted by three people in an airport. “Three people chase him through an airport and he’s just freaked out ever since,” Scarborough said. “So if...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTexas lawmakers' tweets mocking California power outages resurface amid winter storm The Memo: Biden steps out of Trump's shadow Puerto Rico governor: Congress 'morally obligated' to act on statehood vote MORE (D-N.Y.) responded to President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden balks at K student loan forgiveness plan Biden offers to help woman in obtaining vaccine for son with preexisting condition Biden optimistic US will be in 'very different circumstance' with pandemic by Christmas MORE's comments on student loan forgiveness late Tuesday, saying the case against it "is looking shakier by the day."  "I do think in this moment of economic pain and strain that we should be eliminating interest on the debts that are accumulated, No. 1. And No. 2, I'm prepared to write off the $10,000 debt, but not [$50,000]," Biden said during the CNN town hall in Wisconsin.  Pressed by a questioner in the audience if he would see to...
    The only way to save her future is to take Republican power away. The founding fathers, chafing under the malign thumb of Britain's monarchy, most definitely envisioned the potential for a Donald Trump. Alexander Hamilton pretty much nailed Trump in 1792: "When a man unprincipled in private life[,] desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper … despotic in his ordinary demeanour—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion—to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day—It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may 'ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.'" Thus we have the tool of impeachment and...
    The home of Michael van der Veen has been vandalized with graffiti as Donald Trump's impeachment lawyer celebrated the former president's historic acquittal on Saturday. Van der Veen was seen hugging and fist-bumping other members of the team on Saturday, reported USA Today's Christal Hayes. 'We're going to Disney World,' van der Veen said, according to Hayes. Van der Veen's suburban Philadelphia home was defaced with the word 'Traitor' in red paint at the entrance of the driveway and an arrow pointing to the home, a picture posted by The Philadelphia Inquirer shows. Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen was seen fist-bumping other members of the legal team after the acquittal Van der Veen was also pictured hugging other members of the team after the historic impeachment win Van der Veen was overheard by pool reporters telling members of the team: 'We're going to Disney World' Michael...
    After a disconcerting performance of his lawyers the day before in raising the curtain, the former president would have gone into a black anger. The presentation of the case against him began on Wednesday. Democratic prosecutors hope to ultimately convince 17 Republican senators to find Trump guilty of the criminal charges against him.
    After a disconcerting performance of his lawyers the day before in raising the curtain, the former president would have gone into a black anger. The presentation of the case against him began on Wednesday. Democratic prosecutors hope to ultimately convince 17 Republican senators to find Trump guilty of the criminal charges against him.
    Donald Trump's impeachment trial could end on Saturday as Democrats wrap up their case against the former president, arguing he has lit the fuse on violence for years. 'January 6th was a culmination of the president's actions, not an aberration from them. The insurrection was the most violent and dangerous episode so far in Donald Trump's continuing pattern and practice of inciting violence,' Lead House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin said Thursday. 'Trump knew exactly what he was doing and inciting the January 6 mob. Exactly,' Raskin said. 'He had just seen how easily his words and actions inspire violence in Michigan. He sent a clear message to his supporters. He encouraged planning and conspiracies to take over capitol buildings on threaten public officials who refused to bow down to his political will.'  Democrats will finish making the case for Trump's impeachment on Thursday and Trump's team isn't expected to take...
    Mitt Romney said Wednesday that Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman took in a lot of bear spray and tear gas while defending the Capitol from the MAGA mob on January 6 as it was revealed the cop pointed the Utah Republican to safety in the midst of the chaos that day. The two men were seen talking Wednesday after Romney saw footage for the first time during the second day of the impeachment trial where Goodman is seen getting the senator 'out of harm's way' as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol. 'I expressed my appreciation to him for coming to my aid and getting me back into the path of safety. And I expressed my appreciation for all he did that day,' Romney told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday of his talk with Goodman. Romney said that Goodman took him through the events of January 6 and what he went...
    A man who was caught on camera carrying a Trump flag inside the Capitol building during last month's deadly riot has been arrested. Steven Omar Maldonado was apprehended by FBI agents on Wednesday morning at Orlando International Airport as he was preparing to fly to Puerto Rico.  Maldonado was identified after being recognized in news footage that was widely publicized in the days following the siege. His name was reported by a couple who then informed the FBI.   Steven Omar Maldonado is accused of participating in last month’s riots in DC Maldonado admitted to being the person featured in a photo showing a man breaking into the Senate Chamber during the Capitol riot and carrying a Trump flag Hearst Privacy Policy The FBI said it cross-referenced that information with Maldonado's driver's license, social media photos and surveillance footage from U.S. Capitol police. In eight pages of charging documents Maldonado...
    Stunning new security footage reveals how a Capitol Police officer prevented Sen. Mitt Romney from walking in the direction of a MAGA rob rampaging through the Capitol Jan. 6. Other clips played by House Democratic managers show just how close Senate Majority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer came to an encounter with the mob.  The close calls became part of the trial record as managers played dramatic footage of enraged rioters smashing through Capitol windows, roaming through the halls , and hunting for lawmakers, who some threatened to kill. House impeachment manager Rep. Stacey Plaskett (Del.-V.I.) in her presentation to the Senate revealed how hero Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman helped redirect Romney during a brief encounter in the Senate. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah was heading towards a mob when he got a warning from Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman Goodman had been rushing along a second floor Senate corridor...
    Impeachment (impeachment) to former US President Donald Trump for your responsibility in the assault on the Capitol It began this Tuesday with a sharp contrast between the strategies of the prosecution and the defense, and with a vote in which the Senate declared that the process is legitimate and constitutional. Although the debate on the first day was focused on constitutionality, the Democratic legislators who serve as “prosecutors” in the impeachment trial did not want to waste time, and they began their argument with a projection of a 13 minute video on the assault on the Capitol and Trump’s harangues to his followers. The images were submitted by the leader of the prosecution team (the “chief prosecutor”), Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin. For many legislators, senators and journalists who they lived the assault in person On January 6, it was not easy to relive the events through that video, and...
    One of Donald Trump's impeachment attorneys has slammed House Democrats for presenting a 'spliced and manufactured' video as their first piece of evidence in the Senate trial on a charge of incitement to insurrection. Attorney David Schoen was reacting to the first piece of evidence presented by House impeachment managers on Tuesday, a 14-minute video which inter-cut footage of the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot with Trump's speech earlier that day urging his supporters to 'fight'.  'It's very easy to stand up and show spliced and manufactured films. Literally the Democrats, the House managers, hired a large movie company and a large law firm to put together this thing,' Schoen said in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. 'It's a matter of tricking the American people, to play as if the rioting was going on in real time with the speech,' he added. 'What's the purpose of that?...
    Actress Alyssa Milano was among celebrities celebrating Trump's impeachment trial Celebrity detractors of Donald Trump are taking to Twitter to cheer the start of the former president's Senate impeachment trial on a charge of inciting insurrection, with many calling for a swift conviction. Actress Alyssa Milano was among those who ridiculed Trump's lead defense attorney Bruce Castor, who argued on Tuesday that it was unconstitutional to hold a trial after Trump left office. 'What the f*** is this Bruce guy talking about? He's making zero sense and is really bad at this,' tweeted Milano. 'Seems like Trumps defense team is just making words to waste time,' wrote actress Patricia Arquette. 'I can't believe they assigned Trump such a s****y Public Defender,' joked comedian Jon Stewart. The Senate voted voted 56-44 to proceed with its trial, rejecting the argument of Trump's attorneys against its constitutionality, but the vote total suggested that the...
                              Presented by TikTok     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 463,477; Tuesday, 465,072.   The total number of U.S. confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpassed 27 million. House Democrats today begin to lay out their case to Senate jurors alleging that former President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ to seek resignations of most Trump-appointed US attorneys: report Trump attorney withdraws request to not hold impeachment trial on Saturday Kinzinger in op-ed...
    Democrats are struggling with impeachment managers' desire to call witnesses in the Senate trial this week to help prove their case against Donald Trump and Democratic leadership wanting a speedy process. Speculation stirred over the weekend that Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will announce a deal on how the trial, which kicks off on Tuesday, will move forward – with few expecting any witness testimony, according to Politico. Congressional leadership feels witnesses are not necessary since the actions and fallout Democrats are accusing the former president of inciting happened in plain sight and the prosecution could rely mostly on video. Sources familiar with the nine impeachment managers' plan say they will use clips edited to dramatically intertwine Trump's remarks on January 6 with the ensuing Capitol riots shortly after in a blockbuster movie style sequence. Schumer argued privately that Trump's alleged crimes took place in the...
                                Presented by TikTok     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Monday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported as of this morning: Monday, 463,477. Former President TrumpDonald TrumpDominion spokesman: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell 'is begging to be sued' DC officers who defended Capitol, family of Sicknick honored at Super Bowl US will rejoin UN Human Rights Council: report MORE is back.    Defeated by voters in November, impeached twice in one term, silenced by social media platforms and now...
     Presented by Facebook    Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. 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 are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 441,324; Tuesday, 443,355; Wednesday, 446,885; Thursday, 450,797; Friday, 455,869. The House on Thursday voted to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), best known for past incendiary statements and an embrace of QAnon, from a pair of committees. Eleven Republicans joined all House Democrats in rebuking the first-term member.  The House voted largely along party lines, 230-199, to strip Greene from membership on the House Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee a...
                               Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 441,324; Tuesday, 443,355; Wednesday, 446,885; Thursday, 450,797. Wednesday began for House Republicans with deep divisions over Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyRepublicans rally to keep Cheney in power Lincoln Project: Liz Cheney could 'take Matt Gaetz in a fight with one hand tied behind her back' House Democrat cheers Gaetz's offer to resign, help Trump with trial...
    Aides to President Biden and Democrats on the Hill are pushing him to take a harder line for a big coronavirus relief package than he otherwise would, surprising some in the White House orbit, according to a report. Politico reported Wednesday that one Biden adviser was taken aback by the White House's Monday night statement that took a harsh line against a coronavirus relief proposal from a group of 10 Republican senators. The statement followed a meeting between the Republicans and Biden to discuss their ideas. The Republicans' proposal is just over $600 billion while Biden's is $1.9 trillion.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that "Congress must respond boldly and urgently, and noted many areas which the Republican senators’ proposal does not address... he will not slow down work on this urgent crisis response, and will not settle for a package that fails to meet the moment." But one Biden adviser told Politico...
                               Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday, and Groundhog Day told us that we have six more weeks of winter! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 441,324; Tuesday, 443,355; Wednesday, 446,885. Senate Democrats put their impatience on display Tuesday, voting to go it alone to provide up to $1.9 trillion in assistance to millions of hurting Americans rather than trim President Biden’s plan and delay momentum in search of a...
                                     Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 441,324; Tuesday, 443,355. President Biden signaled on Monday that he remains prepared to move ahead with his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan with only Senate Democrats as he met with a group of centrist Senate Republicans who are urging bipartisan compromise.     Biden and Vice President Harris met Monday night in the Oval Office...
     Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Back by popular demand, 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 are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 419,215; Tuesday, 421,129; Wednesday, 425,216; Thursday, 429,159; Friday, 433,195. The Biden administration signaled an increased openness on Thursday to passing a new stimulus package with the backing of only 50 senators amid GOP complaints that the process is not inclusive and concerns that COVID-19 variants could wreak havoc on the country in the near future.   Administration officials argued on Thursday that the process toward considering the administration’s $1.9 trillion...
    Editor’s note: We endeavor to bring you the top voices on current events representing a range of perspectives. Below is a column arguing that the Senate should convict former President Donald Trump. You can read a counterpoint here, where Scott Gerber, a law professor at Ohio Northern University, argues that the Senate should not convict the former president. Former President Donald Trump is a figure out of a Shakespearean tragedy like Macbeth or King Lear. He did some tremendously excellent things like: 1) cutting taxes; 2) appointing superb judges; 3) starting the Space Force; 4) rebuilding our military; 5) improving the foreign policy situation greatly in the Middle East and 6) keeping us out of new wars. The things Trump did were generally excellent, but the words that came out of his mouth were sometimes horrid. The presidency is, as Teddy Roosevelt said, a “Bully Pulpit”, and so, unfortunately for...
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          Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 419,215; Tuesday, 421,129; Wednesday, 425,216. President Biden said on Tuesday that the administration wants to purchase an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, which could provide enough doses for nearly every American to get inoculated by the end of the summer.   Continuing his focus on the pandemic, Biden said the government is seeking to purchase 100 million doses from Pfizer and 100 million from Moderna in addition to the 400...
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    A man from Ohio who is accused of entering the U.S. Capitol and stealing a coat rack from the Senate during the January 6 siege of the building, claims he was 'inspired to do so by former President Donald Trump's lies about election fraud.' Dustin Byron Thompson, 36, from Columbus was accompanied by his layer Sam Shamansky on Monday morning at the U.S. District Courthouse in the Ohio state capital.   'How else do you explain otherwise rational, law-abiding citizens traveling to D.C. and doing what they did?' Shamansky asked as he made the point to a federal judge in the hearing which saw his client released on own recognizance.   Dustin Byron Thompson, 36, is charged with stealing a coat rack during Capitol riots. He is pictured carrying the aforementioned coat rack Thompson could be seen clearly on surveillance footage entering the Capitol building  In what could signal a defense...
    Washington (CNN)Chief Justice John Roberts has long been a student of history, but this is one part of history -- presiding at the second trial of Donald Trump -- he can do without. Roberts won a reprieve from another ordeal with Trump, a man who challenged judicial integrity, declared he could get his way at the Supreme Court and then called the justices "totally incompetent and weak" when he failed to prevail. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat and the president pro tempore of the chamber, will preside for Trump's second impeachment trial. Heres what you need to know about impeachmentThe terms of the Constitution dictate that "When the President of the United States is impeached, the Chief Justice shall preside." And last year at this time, the robed Roberts sat high on the Senate dais for the trial of then-President Trump. It was his constitutional duty, although at...
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    Sen. Jon OssoffJon OssoffThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' The Memo: Biden strives for common ground after Trump turmoil K Street navigates virtual inauguration week MORE (D-Ga.) used a Hebrew Bible from a historic Atlanta synagogue active in the Civil Rights movement during his Senate swearing-in ceremony Wednesday afternoon, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newly-seated senator told the newspaper that his use of a Hebrew Bible from the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple was a nod to the southern Jewish community's ties to the civil rights movement. The bible was once owned by Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, who forged close ties with Black leaders including Martin Luther King Jr. during his time as leader of the synagogue. White supremacists bombed the Temple in 1958, though no one was injured. Ossoff, who is Jewish, has pointed to his win as well as fellow Georgian Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office,...
    Three Democrats were officially sworn in as U.S. Senators on Wednesday, hours after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, giving Democrats a majority in the Senate. California Democrat Alex Padilla will take Vice President Kamala Harris’s Senate seat, Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff will take David Perdue’s seat, and Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock will take Kelly Loeffler’s seat. The two Georgia Senate runoff victories secured Democrats’ majority in the Senate. Harris swore the three Senate Democrats in. The Senate will now be split 50-50, with Harris, giving Democrats the tie-breaking vote. “As I’m sworn in today, know that I will be a senator for all Georgians. Whether or not you voted for me, I’ll carry your hopes and concerns to Washington,” Warnock tweeted before he was sworn in. As I’m sworn in today, know that I will be a senator for all Georgians. Whether or not you voted for me, I’ll carry your...
    Arcep has a new president. This is the Member of Parliament for Eure-et-Loir (Agir) Laure de La Raudière. At 55, she became the first parliamentarian, and the first woman, to take the reins of the telecoms regulator. His appointment was proposed by the Elysée. But it remained for this fine connoisseur of telecoms and digital to see her name validated by the economic affairs committees of the National Assembly and the Senate. After his hearing in the Senate on Wednesday, the votes of the two assemblies were revealed. And both are largely in favor of the parliamentarian. 25 out of 28 deputies and 13 out of 18 senators gave a favorable opinion. A plebiscite. Laure de La Raudière will therefore direct Arcep for the next six … Follow La Tribune Share economic information, receive our newsletters
    (CNN)Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero ever since he lured rioters away from the Senate chambers during the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill.The Capitol Police officer's courageous actions were recognized again on Wednesday when he escorted Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony. He was there in his new role as acting deputy House sergeant at arms, CNN's Jeff Zeleny reported.Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from the Senate during the January 6 insurrection, escorts Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony.Goodman became the face of resistance to the insurrection when shortly after the Capitol Hill attack, video showed him leading a mob of Trump supporters in the opposite direction of the Senate chambers. At the time, lawmakers were still debating an objection to Arizona's Electoral College vote count.In footage captured by Huffington Post reporter Igor Bobic, Goodman could be seen being chased up a...
    They did it! The real celebration of January 5, the day the voters of Georgia saved the nation by handing the Senate to Democrats, can finally happen today. January 6 nearly erased the joy of that day, but now we get it back. We get it back in the best possible way when, at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon in the Capitol. That's when Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman, the first Black woman, the first South Asian person will swear in Rev. Raphael Warnock, Georgia's first Black senator and Jon Ossoff, Georgia's first-ever Jewish senator. At the same ceremony, she will swear in Alex Padilla to fill her vacated Senate seat, California's first Latino senator. Rev. Warnock preached at his home Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on January 10, the first Sunday after the historic run-off election. "Whoever would have thought that in the state of Georgia we would see...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday spoke about the major breach that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, stating that the mob was “fed lies” and “provoked” by President Trump, as well as others. Speaking on the Senate floor on Tuesday, McConnell said that the “mob was fed lies” and “provoked by the president and other powerful people” — effectively echoing the claims made by his Democrat colleagues, who accuse Trump of inciting the chaos that descended upon the Capitol that day. “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like,” the Kentucky Republican said. “But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed President Donald Trump and his allies for spreading misinformation about the 2020 presidential election Tuesday, saying his rhetoric provoked the mob to storm the US Capitol on Jan. 6. In a floor speech, one day before Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, McConnell said Trump and his allies were responsible for provoking rioters to storm the Capitol and commit acts of vandalism and violence which postponed the electoral college certification process and forced members of Congress to evacuate the building. McConnell, who has not ruled out voting to convict Trump in a Senate vote, said Trump was directly responsible for provoking the rioters and went on to mention President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris’s inauguration. “The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty. This mob was fed lies. They...
    Washington — Signaling a continued break with President Trump the day before he leaves office, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Mr. Trump in part for the assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, saying the pro-Trump mob that overran the building was "provoked by the president and other powerful people." In a speech on the Senate floor, McConnell noted the Senate was convening for the first time since voting to accept the election results following the attacks on January 6, which resulted in the deaths of five people. Congress met that day to tally the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, a count that was interrupted by the riots that afternoon. Despite the ransacking of the Capitol earlier that day, more than 100 Republican lawmakers still voted to object to the Electoral College results of Arizona and Pennsylvania when Congress reconvened hours after the assault. "The mob...
    Bradley Cortright January 19, 2021 0 Comments Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not publicly sharing whether he intends to vote to convict President Donald Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection.” However, he is laying some of the blame for the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol at Trump’s feet.  During a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, McConnell said, “The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty.” “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government, which they did not like,” McConnell continued. He added, “But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the...
    More On: capitol riot NYC man threatened AOC, Schumer and Pelosi in unhinged rants NYPD arrives in DC to help with inauguration security Clinton, Pelosi call for “9/11-style commission” into Capitol riot, Trump-Putin involvement French man sent far-right groups $500K in bitcoin before his suicide Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters were “provoked” by President Trump “and other powerful people” to try and stop certification of his election defeat. In a Senate floor speech, McConnell said, “The last time the Senate convened we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals… the mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding…. but we pressed on.” McConnell’s wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, was the first member of Trump’s cabinet to resign over the riot,...
    Senator Mitch McConnell addressed the U.S. Senate chamber for the first time they voted to certify the Electoral College results that will lead to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. It was also the first assembly since that fateful day in which a violent mob of Trump supporters led a deadly insurrection on the Capitol in an effort to overturn the democratic process and perhaps even capture and kill members of Congress and Vice President Mike Pence. President Donald Trump has been impeached for his alleged incitement of that mob, a Senate trial of which will proceed in the following days. It is in this context that McConnell’s opening remarks are rather stunning. “The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals whose tried to stop Congress from doing our duty,” he opened. “The mob was fed lies....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate GOP leader says pro-Trump mob that attacked Capitol was ‘fed lies’ and ‘provoked by the president.’ Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Bloomberg Sol rises 0.2% following advance in copper prices: Peru FX (Bloomberg) – The Peruvian sol tracks an advance in copper prices, while the other Latin American currencies reversed previous gains as yields from the US Treasury soared. There are expectations in the face of Janet Yellen’s comments in the Senate today. The sol rose 0.1% to 3.6100 per dollar amid low volatility, even by Peruvian currency standards. So far this year, the sol has appreciated 0.2%, while its peers presented a more extensive movement with a fall of 3.1% for the Chilean peso in the period. The 100-day moving average, currently at 3.5927, it remains the most immediate support against the dollar. Janet Yellen will speak before the Senate Finance Committee today and will likely cover topics including the president-elect’s $ 1.9 trillion covid-19 relief plan. USA, Joe Biden. According to its notes, it will signal to lawmakers that...
    During a Monday interview on “CNN Newsroom,” House Oversight Committee chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) discussed the House’s impeachment of President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a group of his supporters breached the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. According to Maloney, Trump deserves impeachment because he led the “domestic terrorism” at the Capitol. She claimed Trump “planned” and “instigated” the riot “for months. “[W]e’re confronting what I never believed I would ever see: a domestic terrorism led by the President of the United States — an attack against our nation,” Maloney lamented. “And I think that the impeachment, he deserved it. He led it. He planned it. He instigated it for months. He spoke about organizing around the country and in state capitols and coming to our capital. He spoke on the Capitol grounds that day. And you could hear the people say, in many of your clips that...
    The rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 missed Vice President Mike Pence by just one minute, new reports suggest.   It took 14 minutes to evacuate Pence from the Senate Chamber after the MAGA mob first broke into the building, according to law enforcement officials and video footage obtained by The Washington Post. Secret Service agents eventually managed to convince Pence to leave and rushed him and his family into an office before they were taken to a second secure location. Less than 60 seconds after Pence was taken to his hideaway, a violent crowd followed a Capitol officer up a flight of stairs just 100 feet from the office but away from the chamber where many lawmakers still remained. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO   Rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 came very close to running into Vice President Mike Pence, who was evacuated 14...
    President-elect Joe Biden will begin his term seeking to confirm his cabinet and seize hold of the coronavirus response while the Senate most likely moves ahead with an impeachment trial of his predecessor.   Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has decided not to use his position to bring the Senate back into session for an immediate impeachment trial – putting the start date of a trail off by days, and throwing the start of Biden's tenure into doubt.  McConnell's office confirmed Wednesday that the leader, who is reportedly infuriated with Trump following the MAGA mob that ransacked the Capitol, would not use special emergency authority to bring colleagues back to consider an impeachment article against Trump.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has 'not made a final decision on how I will vote' on impeachment, he told colleagues. He has decided not to use emergency powers to call the Senate back...
    Brit Hume has told Tucker Carlson that 'radioactive' Donald Trump cost the GOP the Georgia run-offs by spouting 'utter balderdash' about election rigging. But the Fox News veteran last night said that impeaching Trump was 'overkill' and pointless at this stage - Joe Biden will be inaugurated in a week.  It comes amid reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will vote to convict the president and is 'pleased' with Nancy Pelosi's impeachment trial and the chance to purge the MAGA wing of the party. Another GOP heavyweight, Liz Cheney, the House's third-ranking Republican, is also going to convict, calling last week's deadly riot on Capitol Hill an 'insurrection.'  'What's the point of this?' Carlson asked Hume. The Fox News analyst replied that the Republican party didn't want 'radioactive' Trump to be 'hanging around' and possibly even running at the next general election in 2024. Fox News Privacy Policy...
    Jacob Anthony Chansley, the 33-year-old heavily-tattooed Trump supporter who sported horns, a fur hat and face paint as he occupied the Senate dais at the U.S. Capitol last week, has made his first appearance in a Phoenix federal courtroom on Monday by video link.  Chansley, 33, who is also known as Jake Angeli, was arrested on Saturday and is being held in a quarantine section of a federal detention facility.  Chansley, who is from Phoenix, turned himself in to the FBI after returning from Washington, D.C. on Saturday morning and according to his mother, has not eaten since being detained because the detention facility won't feed him all organic food. Jacob Anthony Chansley, the heavily-tattooed Trump supporter who sported horns, a fur hat and face paint as he occupied the Senate dais, was arrested on Saturday and appeared in court in Phoenix by video-link on Monday Chansley is pictured...
    A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters have entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. Win McNamee/Getty Images Josiah Colt, of Boise, Idaho, who scaled a wall in the US Capitol's senate chamber and is now wanted by Capitol police after Wednesday's riot wants to apologize.  Colt's apology appears to be a backtrack from a number of videos he shared on Wednesday in which he said he was "tired' of people "stealing our freedom." Colt apologized in a statement to the local CBS News affiliate in Idaho, saying he had "brought shame on myself." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A pro-Trump rioter who scaled a wall inside the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol is my second home. I have been covering the occupants of the building for an absurdly long period of time, the last 15 years spent at a workspace just steps from the Senate gallery. I knew Wednesday would not be typical in the time of COVID-19. Instead of working in my basement, I was going to the Capitol. Since COVID-19, the place has been a bit of a ghost town and I haven’t been going much. But Wednesday was to be a momentous day watching the Senate debate whether to throw out the Electoral College votes of Arizona and Pennsylvania. There would be cool moments and lots of genuine news — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., finally telling Trump of the folly of trying to get Congress to overturn the will of voters — even though the outcome was clear before the debate...
                              Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 351,590; Tuesday, 353,621; Wednesday, 357,385.   The United States has surpassed 21 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. For the first time in six years, the Senate is on the verge of changing hands, and perhaps reshaping the trajectory of national governance.   Democrats are on the precipice of pulling off two momentous victories in a pair of...
    Donald Trump furiously claimed Tuesday night that Mike Pence can overturn the election result single-handed in Congress Wednesday - and denied the vice president had told him he could not. The president issued a statement after the New York Times reported that Pence had told him over lunch that he had no constitutional power to 'decertify' states' slates of electors when he presides over Congress to certify the election result.  But Trump called that 'fake news' then outlined an extraordinary plan to either get Republican state legislatures to send Trump electors - or turn the election to Congress under the 12th Amendment, which could then vote for Trump. 'Decertifying' the results would plunge the country into a constitutional crisis but Trump claimed that Pence was in 'total agreement' that he 'has the power to act.'  Trump's statement publicly turned the heat up on Pence after a pressure campaign which has been...
    Democratic Senate nominees Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff It’s very unusual to see a non-November election that is for all the marbles, but that’s what’s on tap on Tuesday in the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia. If Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock both manage to defeat their Republican opponents, the Democratic Party will have a Senate majority (thanks to Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote), and along with Joe Biden and a Democratic-controlled House, a governing trifecta. If either or both lose, Mitch McConnell will retain control of the Senate and will be able to block not just Biden’s legislative agenda but his judicial nominations and even his cabinet appointments. No pressure, then, right? The two Senate contests in November were very close, as was, of course, the presidential race in Georgia, which Biden narrowly won. Georgia has a unique law requiring a runoff in races where no...
    All eyes are turning to Georgia on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands head to the polls to cast their ballots in the two consequential runoff races that will decide Senate control – after a record-shattering 3 million voted early. Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are vying to keep their Senate seats against Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively. Voters began lining up in the Peace State at the crack of dawn Tuesday and voting ends at 7:00 p.m. – setting up Washington for a day of speculation and nail biting as the two races will not only determine which party controls the Senate, but also the trajectory of Joe Biden’s presidency. If either Loeffler or Perdue hold onto their seat, Republican will maintain a majority in the upper chamber and more than likely block all legislative actions pushed by Biden. But if both Warnock and Ossoff...
    Daily Kos Elections’ project to calculate the results of the 2020 presidential election for all 435 congressional districts makes its next stop in Georgia, which Democrats not only won for the first time since 1992 but which of course is also hosting two crucial runoffs that will determine control of the Senate. Because of this special situation, we’re bringing you results for the presidential race and both Senate races as they played out on Nov. 3. We have our usual county-by-county breakdowns for president and for the regular Senate race between Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff. But because the special Senate election featured 20 candidates on the ballot, we’ve sliced the data in a couple of different ways. Our first spreadsheet features the vote shares for the three main candidates: Democrat Raphael Warnock, Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, and Republican Rep. Doug Collins, who collectively won 79% of...
     Presented by Mastercard    Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators, and readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 299,181; Tuesday, 300,482; Wednesday, 303,849; Thursday, 307,501. The number of confirmed U.S. COVID-19 cases will crash through 17 million today. New cases are averaging 212,000 per day in this country. Hospitalizations for the virus set a U.S. record on Tuesday. Lawmakers project an air of confidence they will soon be able to pass a monstrous COVID-19 relief and omnibus funding package, but 11th-hour snags could send Congress into a weekend session as...
                              Presented by Mastercard     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators, and readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 299,181; Tuesday, 300,482; Wednesday, 303,849.   There have been enough U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 to fill the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor three times, or decimate an entire city the size of Cincinnati. Against a welcome backdrop of anticipated U.S. approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, congressional leaders on Tuesday vowed to stay in Washington until they...
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, says it would not surprise him if there are more lawmakers in the Capitol beyond California congressman Eric Swalwell who were compromised by the Chinese. Swalwell, a four-term Democrat who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, reportedly engaged in relations with a suspected Chinese spy, Axios reported last week, by the name Christine Fang, or "Fang Fang." According to the story, Fang zeroed in on young rising lawmakers and politicians in the California Bay Area and had a sexual relationship with at least two Midwestern mayors. Johnson, in an interview with the Washington Examiner, referenced information about Chinese espionage in the United States divulged by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray. “Listen, when you listen to what John Ratcliffe was revealing, and when you listen to Director Wray, that they're opening up a...
                                   Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators, and readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 282,312; Tuesday, 283,743; Wednesday, 286,325; Thursday, 289,431. Ahead of a looming Saturday deadline, the House on Wednesday voted to keep the government funded for another week, sending a placeholder measure to the Senate today while a partisan, back-and-forth drama continues about whether to invest hundreds of billions of dollars to help jobless Americans and...
                                 Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators, and readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 282,312; Tuesday, 283,743; Wednesday, 286,325. Topsy-turvy negotiations on Capitol Hill continued on Tuesday as lead negotiators and the Trump administration arm-wrestled over a coronavirus relief bill, with the hourglass winding down toward lawmakers’ holiday deadline.    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump taps Conway, Chao to government posts in waning days of administration...
                                Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators, and readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 282,312; Tuesday, 283,743. Congress is facing a crucial stretch ahead of the Christmas holiday to get multiple big-ticket items resolved, headlined by a potential dual agreement on a government funding package and a long-awaited coronavirus relief deal to wrap up the 116th Congress.    The House on Wednesday is expected to approve a one-week stopgap...
     Presented by Capital One  To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw  To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Obama, Bush, Clinton volunteer to get COVID-19 vaccine to prove it’s safe | 100k+ hospitalized yesterday |  ecord-breaking single-day death toll | Trump reportedly ‘livid’ with Barr | List of Republicans breaking with Trump grows longer | Congress faces annual year-end logjam   IN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE Let’s just say Bill Barr shouldn’t order any new office supplies unless it’s with 2-day shipping:     Via The Washington Post’s Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey and Devlin Barrett, “President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from...
                                 Presented by Mastercard     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators, and readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 266,875; Tuesday, 268,087; Wednesday, 270,691; Thursday, 273,836. A bipartisan coronavirus relief proposal worth close to $1 trillion on Wednesday became the epicenter of legislative jawboning on Capitol Hill. Democratic negotiators threw their weight behind it in a last-ditch effort to secure an agreement before the end of the year.    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The...
     Presented by Capital One  To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN  --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   NEWS THIS MORNING How about a round of applause for Pfizer?!:   The United Kingdom just approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for distribution. When the doses will be available in the U.K.: Starting next week (!) “The UK has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine -- enough to vaccinate 20 million people. [The British health secretary] told the BBC that an initial 800,000 doses would be available in the UK next week.” More from CNN: https://cnn.it/3lCX9Lq  Everyone is looking at you, FDA: This puts pressure...
    Presented by Capital One To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   Pardon moi?:     Via The New York Times’s Maggie HabermanMaggie Lindsy HabermanThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience Maggie Haberman to pen book about Trump's life and legacy Pence to spend time in Florida as Trump refuses to concede MORE and Michael S. Schmidt, President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump...
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