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DC Mayor asks White House for emergency declaration funding for inauguration security

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for an emergency declaration in order to get additional funding for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration as safety concerns mount following the US Capitol breach.
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Trump's fitness for office and a hug to heal the Gulf

Donald Trump's former White House chief of staff John Kelly has been reflecting on the President's temperament, which led after four chaotic years to his incitement of a mob assault on the US Capitol. "From a distance, it's impossible to understand who he actually is," Kelly said in an unusually candid and disturbing interview with CNN's Jake Tapper last week.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who supports impeaching Trump in light of the Capitol siege, said she believes 'every minute' that he is 'in office represents a clear and present danger'

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) participates in a Census Town Hall at the Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, New York City Reuters Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she believes President Donald Trump should be impeached because "every minute" he stays in office "represents a clear and present danger" to Congress and the Country. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would could move to impeach Trump this week if Vice President Mike Pence does not answer the chamber's ...
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Pelosi says Democrats will move to impeach Trump this week if Pence doesn't respond to calls to invoke the 25th Amendment

According to Pelosi's timeline, the House could move forward with impeachment on Wednesday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in a letter Sunday that impeachment proceedings will begin this week if Vice President Mike Pence does not respond to calls to invoke the 25th Amendment. Should the House successfully impeach Trump, a Senate trial would determine whether or not to remove him from office, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said ...
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Pelosi Calls Trump ‘Imminent Threat’ To Democracy, House To Proceed With Impeachment Legislation

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – In a letter penned to colleagues, Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday called President Trump a threat to Democracy and laid out the next steps in the House’s bid to impeach him following the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Pelosi said Majority Leader Hoyer “will request Unanimous Consent to bring up the [Congressman Jamie] Raskin resolution,” which calls on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to declare Trump incapable of his presidential duties. In an ...
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Popular Constitutionalism and Challenges to the 2020 Election

      As the farce of Four Seasons Total Landscaping evolved into the outrage of attempts to strong-arm state officials to change vote tallies and then the terror and tragedy of the assault on the Capitol, it is easy to lose track of the broader implications for our constitutional order.  Beyond a deeply unserious President, the cravenness of those seeking to curry favor with his extremist followers, and his misfiring legal team lie some important lessons about our constitutional regime.  In par...
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Nancy Pelosi: The ’60 Minutes’ Interview

Two days after her own office was ransacked by Trump supporters, the speaker of the House talks to Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" about what she experienced that day and more.
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COVID, Housing Issues Top List As California Lawmakers Resume Session Monday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California’s coronavirus-ravaged economy and its Employment Development Department, which is at the center of a titanic fraud case that could exceed $2 billion, are at the top of the list when lawmakers resume their session on Monday. They already have introduced numerous bills responding to the pandemic, ranging from extending protections for renters to attempting to regain some decision-making authority they had delegated to Gov. Gavin Newsom. They pushed back t...
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Twitter Users Roast Mulvaney For Taking Zero Responsibility In Enabling Trump

Fresh off of his resignation following the deadly insurrection at the Capitol that President Trump incited, former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was swiftly called out by Twitter users on Sunday when he took no responsibility for enabling Trump throughout his time serving in the President's administration. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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'I don't know how you can live with yourself': Joe Manchin slams Sens. Hawley and Cruz, who continued with election challenges after the Capitol riots

GOP Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri, left, and Ted Cruz of Texas, right, speak after Republicans objected to certifying the Electoral College votes from Arizona during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik In an interview with Politico, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia gave a pointed rebuke of GOP Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas in the aftermath of the US Capitol riots on Jan. 6. "There's no way they cannot be complicit in this...
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Brexit UK should aim to be a global broker, not a great power, says report

Chatham House director general says UK must not seek to be rival to EU on foreign policyBritain will fail if it seeks to reincarnate itself after Brexit as a mini-great power, and should focus instead on being a global broker for solutions to specific challenges such as climate change, cybersecurity, global health and human rights, a major report has proposed.The report by Robin Niblett, the director general of Britain’s leading foreign policy thinktank Chatham House, coincides with the 75th ann...
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Future first dog Major Biden, adopted from a shelter, to get virtual 'indoguration'

President-elect Joe Biden is not the only one getting some fanfare as he enters the White House -- his rescue dog, Major, is being honored by the shelter he came from.
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Capitol police were overrun, ‘left naked’ against rioters

By Colleen Long, Michael Balsamo and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, U.S. Capitol Police did not bolster staffing on Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility that the planned protests could escalate into massive violent riots, according to several people briefed on law enforcement’s response. The revelations shed new light on why Capitol police were so quickly overrun by rioters. The department had th...
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‘Our Democracy Has Been Tempered’: Schwarzenegger Compares US Capitol Mob To Nazis

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – In a video released Sunday on social media, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger compared the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol to the Nazis and called President Donald Trump a failed leader who “will go down in history as the worst president ever.” The Republican said that “Wednesday was the Night of Broken Glass right here in the United States.” In 1938, Nazis in Germany and Austria vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses during an attack that became kno...
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Key Democratic lawmaker Joe Manchin says there is 'no doubt' Trump needs to be impeached

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said in no uncertain terms that President Donald Trump's recent conduct was grounds for impeachment. But Manchin cautioned Congress "to be practical" before going to trial. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said in no uncertain terms that President Donald Trump's recent conduct was grounds for impeachm...
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Politics updates: Amid criticism, White House lowers flag 3 days after Capitol Police officer Sicknick dies

Since Sicknick's death Thursday night, Trump has been criticized for not contacting the fallen officer's family or publicly acknowledging his death.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Arizona Republican committee is debating a proposal to censure Cindy McCain, wife of the late GOP Sen. John McCain

Cindy McCain embraces GOP Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona at an Election night party on November 6, 2018. AP Photo/Matt York The Republican committee in Arizona's most populous county considered censuring Cindy McCain, the widow of the late GOP Sen. John McCain, according to The Arizona Republic. The Maricopa County Republican Committee floated a proposal on Saturday that would have censured McCain, but the measure did not move forward. The state party confirmed via Twitter that they would vote...
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White House orders flags lowered to honor late police officers who responded to US Capitol breach

President Donald Trump ordered that the flag flying above the White House be lowered to half-staff on Sunday to honor US Capitol Police officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, who were both on duty when a mob of Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.
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White House orders flags lowered to honor late police officers who responded to DC riot

President Donald Trump ordered that the flag flying above the White House be lowered to half-staff on Sunday to honor US Capitol Police officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, who were both on duty when a mob of Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.
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Sen. Roy Blunt says 'it should be up to' Trump whether he resigns but he should 'finish the last 10 days of his presidency'

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri). Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images GOP Sen. Roy Blunt on Sunday rejected calls for President Donald Trump to resign, insisting that the president should complete his term in office. On the CBS program "Face the Nation," Blunt said, "No," when asked if he would call on Trump to resign. "Well, it would be up to him, but my view would be is what the president should do is finish the last 10 days of his presidency," Blunt added. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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Politics updates: White House lowers flag 3 days after Capitol Police officer Sicknick dies

Since Sicknick's death Thursday night, Trump has been criticized for not contacting the fallen officer's family or publicly acknowledging his death.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Latest: Trump orders US flags lowered to honor officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 5:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is ordering the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for two U.S. Capitol Police officers who have died since last Wednesday’s violent protests at the Capitol, as well as all members of law enforcement across the nation. In a proclamation Sunday, Trump says the show of respect will take place at the White House and all federal buildings through sunset on ...
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Harris team says it was blindsided by VP-elect’s Vogue cover

By Darlene Superville | Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there’s a problem: The shot of the country’s soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn’t what both sides had agreed upon, her team says. Instead of the powder blue power suit Harris wore for her cover shoot, the first African American woman elected vice president is instead seen in more casual attire and wearing Converse Chuck Taylor ...
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The Latest: Citigroup to pause federal political donations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 4 p.m. Citigroup is pausing all federal political donations for the first three months of the year in light of Wednesday’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. In a memo to employees Friday, Citi’s head of global government affairs Candi Wolff said, “We want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law.” “We support engaging wi...
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Trump has not reached out to Pence since the US Capitol riots on Jan. 6: report

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump has not reached out to Vice President Mike Pence since the Jan. 6 riots at the US Capitol building, according to a NBC News report. NBC News Senior Washington correspondent Hallie Jackson reported on Sunday that Trump did not contact Pence on Wednesday night, when the vice president presided over the Electoral College certification pro...
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Trump lowers the White House flag after pressure from both Republicans and Democrats

President Donald Trump. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Lawmakers requested President Donald Trump to lower the White House's flag to half-staff in honor of a US Capitol Hill police officer who died after the deadly Capitol Hill siege on Wednesday. On Sunday, days after the police officer's death, Trump lowered the White House's flag. "He gave his life protecting our nation's Capitol, its Members, and all who worked inside from a violent mob intent on harm," Republican Rep. Nancy M...
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The Latest: White House flag now at half-staff for Sicknick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The U.S. flag at the White House is now flying at half-staff after calls for the flag there and at other federal locations be lowered to honor U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff in Sicknick’s honor and calls were growing for President Donald Trump to do the same at the White House. Sicknick joined th...
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Raab to clampdown on firms linked to forced labour in Xinjiang

Companies could face fines amid demands UK government do more to challenge ChinaDominic Raab is to address concerns over UK complicity in the use of forced labour in China’s Xinjiang province with more requirements on companies that buy goods there and possible sanctions on Chinese officials believed to be instrumental in the abuse.Proposals released by the foreign secretary this week could include fines if companies fail to meet commitments to show due diligence in their supply chains. A propos...
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President George H.W. Bush's sister, Nancy Bush Ellis, has died at the age of 94 died from COVID-19 complications

Nancy Walker Bush Ellis attends the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award Ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Nancy Bush Ellis, the sister of former President George H.W. Bush, has died, the George and Barbara Bush foundation confirmed Sunday. Bush Ellis died at the age of 94 at an assisted living facility in Massachusetts due to complications from COVID-19, The New York Times reported. A...
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President George H.W. Bush's sister, Nancy Bush Ellis, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 94

Nancy Walker Bush Ellis attends the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award Ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Nancy Bush Ellis, the sister of former President George H.W. Bush, has died, the George and Barbara Bush foundation confirmed Sunday. Bush Ellis died at the age of 94 at an assisted living facility in Massachusetts due to complications from COVID-19, The New York Times reported. A...
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