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The unsigned article of impeachment is pictured before a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 13, 2021. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
McConnell Urged to 'Finish the Job' and Reconvene Senate to Put Twice-Impeached Trump on Trial
After just 10 House Republicans joined with Democrats in a historic vote Wednesday that made President Donald Trump the only U.S. president ever to be impeached twice, a diverse collection of political figures and advocacy groups delivered a clear message to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
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Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I) speaks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 as the body debated an article of impeachment agaist President Donald Trump. (Photo: C-SPAN) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
WATCH LIVE: US House Debates Historic Second Impeachment of Donald J. Trump
With Republicans largely arguing that the process to seek accountability led by Democrats is somehow both "divisive" and "dangerous," members of the U.S. House on Wednesday debated an article of impeachment (pdf) against President Donald Trump for his alleged incitement to violence of an armed...
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks during a news conference with other House Republican leadership in Washington on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) News
Saturday, January 09, 2021
"Kevin McCarthy Must Resign": House Minority Leader Under Fire for Enabling Trump's "Worst and Most Destructive Acts"
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is being urged to step down for having "spread the very lies" that fueled the Wednesday attack on the U.S. Capitol and his repeated enabling of President Donald Trump's "worst and most destructive acts." In a Twitter thread Saturday, Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) laid...
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In this photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone with President Donald Trump's Twitter page shown in the background on May 27, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, January 08, 2021
After Inciting Deadly Invasion of US Capitol, Twitter Permanently Suspends @realDonaldTrump
As Congress and President Donald Trump's Cabinet face mounting pressure to immediately remove him from office for inciting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Twitter announced Friday that it is permanently suspending the president's personal account, @realDonaldTrump , for violating the...
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Security forces respond with tear gas after President Donald Trump's supporters breached the U.S. Capitol, storming the building as lawmakers were set to sign off on President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory. (Photo: Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 07, 2021
A Growing List of Lawmakers and Groups Support Impeaching Trump or Invoking the 25th Amendment
This is a developing story… Please check back for possible updates... In the wake of Wednesday's violent attack on the U.S. Capitol incited by President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers who opposed the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory, a growing list of elected...
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U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress 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. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
In Pictures: Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol Building
Photojournalists and social media users witnessing the events inside the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday shared shocking pictures and video footage of the mob of fascist pro-Trump supporters who stormed the legislative offices shortly after an inflammatory speech delivered by President Donald...
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Republican supporters react after seeing election results during a runoff election night party at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead on January 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Voters in Georgia headed to the polls today for the two Senate runoff elections, pitting Republican incumbents Sen. David Perdue  and Sen. Kelly Loeffler against Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, which will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
'We Are on a Strong Path': Democrats Begin to Celebrate as Warnock and Ossoff Edge Towards Possible Victory in Georgia
Update: Democrat Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, according to the Associated Press , bringing the Democratic Party one step closer to taking control of the U.S. Senate. The race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue remained too close to call as of...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
McConnell Objects as Sanders, Senate Democrats Attempt to Force Vote on $2,000 Checks
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked efforts by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic lawmakers to advance a House-approved measure that would provide one-time $2,000 direct payments to most Americans. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) requested unanimous...
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A man walks past a campaign banner reading in French "Contaminated drinking water, poisoned child, Multinational held responsible" displayed in the streets of Geneva, on November 29, 2020 News
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Swiss Fall Short in Sunday's Vote to Hold Multinational Corporations Accountable
Sunday's vote in Switzerland to make multinational companies headquartered in the country—like Nestlé, minerals giant Glencore, agribusiness company Syngenta— liable for human rights violations and environmental abuses abroad failed in a country-wide referendum on Sunday. The initiative titled "...
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Possible Biden Secretary of Defense nominee Michele Flournoy and Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken News
Saturday, November 28, 2020
The Revolving Door: Biden's National Security Nominees Cashed In on Government Service—and Now They're Back
The incoming Biden administration is facing a major test of transparency and ethics after the New York Times reported Saturday that three former government officials tapped to run President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team have been stakeholders at a private equity firm which is promising...
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