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The life of Sheldon Adelson, the late casino billionaire behind The Venetian and Marina Bay Sands, who donated more than $120 million to Republican causes in 2020

Gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp's Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson speaks during an interview with Reuters in Macau, China, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor, died on January 11 at the age of 87. Adelson, who was chairman and majority shareholder of the world's largest casino operator, Las Vegas Sands, was worth an estimated $33 billion in January 2021 before he died, per Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Adelson...
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YouTube removes Trump videos and bans him from uploading new content for a minimum of 7 days, citing 'ongoing potential for violence'

Sundar Pichai Donald Trump Denis Balibouse/Reuters/Win McNamee/Getty Images YouTube said Tuesday that it has "removed new content" from President Donald Trump's official channel and banned him from posting new videos for a "minimum" of one week for violating its policies. YouTube also gave Trump's channel its first "strike," and is "indefinitely disabling" comments over "safety concerns." YouTube's actions come days after Facebook and Twitter banned Trump from their platforms entirely, and...
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Democracy vs. unity? Local House members differ on why they support, or oppose, impeaching Trump

“Democracy.” Or, from those on the other side of the political aisle, “unity.” Those are the boil-it-down-to-a-word answers when local House members are asked why they favor or oppose impeaching short-timer President Donald Trump for his role in inciting insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The unprecedented violence that on Jan. 6 led to five deaths and drove House members of both parties into hiding is sparking the equally unprecedented second impeachment of Trump. But the ideological split that ...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is inclined to vote to convict Trump in an impeachment trial, new report says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now leaning towards voting to convict President Donald Trump to remove him from office, Axios reported on Tuesday night.  McConnell believes Trump has committed multiple impeach...
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This is America

To those who lament the events at the Capitol on 6 January, saying, “This is not who we are”: unequal, undemocratic, duplicitous is precisely who we are The post This is America appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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House Democrats say Trump should be impeached because insurrection attempt threatened the lives of the top 3 people in line to succeed him - creating a huge national security risk

Roberto Schmidt/Getty Images The House Judiciary Committee released a report Tuesday making the case for imminently impeaching Trump after he "willfully incited violence" at the US Capitol. Among other "impeachable conduct," the report claimed Trump "threatened the safety of the three most senior officials in the presidential line of succession" — Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and President pro tempore of the Senate Sen. Chuck Grassley. The House is planning to vo...
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House passes a resolution calling on Pence to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images The House of Representatives passed a resolution late Tuesday night demanding Vice President Mike Pence immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office. The vice president announced hours before the vote that he won't be doing so because it will set a "terrible precedent" and further "inflame the passions of the moment."  ...
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Democrats Called On Pence To Remove Trump From Office. All But One Republican Voted Against Them

Pence announced before Tuesday night’s vote that he will not use the 25th Amendment to kick Trump out of the White House, setting up...
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YouTube removes Trump content and bans him from uploading new videos for a minimum of 7 days, citing 'ongoing potential for violence'

Sundar Pichai Donald Trump Denis Balibouse/Reuters/Win McNamee/Getty Images YouTube said Tuesday that it has "removed new content" from President Donald Trump's official channel and banned him from posting new videos for a "minimum" of one week for violating its policies. YouTube also gave Trump's channel its first "strike," and is "indefinitely disabling" comments over "safety concerns." YouTube's actions come days after Facebook and Twitter banned Trump from their platforms entirely, and...
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Trump told Pence 'you can either go down in history as a patriot, or you can go down in history as a p---y' before certification vote in Congress, The New York Times reported

President Donald Trump listens to Vice President Mike Pence during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on February 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty Images In a conversation before a violent mob of President Donald Trump's supporters overtook the Capitol while Vice President Mike Pence was certifying his election loss, Trump told Pence that he "can either go down in history as a patriot, or you can go down in history as a p---y," The New York Times reporte...
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House Republicans scoff at new security measures in place at the US Capitol less than a week after Trump provoked a violent insurrection

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., center, smiles after joining other freshman Republican House members for a group photo at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo A number of House Republicans sparred with Capitol police Tuesday over new security measures that were implemented in the wake of the Capitol siege on January 6. Reporters at the Capitol building saw GOP lawmakers — including Reps. Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, and Steve Scalise — scoffing at t...
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Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and CALIBA, for the sales week ended Sunday, Jan. 10. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. Ready Player Two: Ernest Cline 4. Mexican Gothic: Silvia Moreno-Garcia 5. Anxious Peop...
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US To Require Negative COVID-19 Tests For International Air Passengers

According to Reuters, the CDC is expected to sign an order on Tuesday requiring nearly all international air travelers to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure. Those under 2 and passengers connecting through the UK are exempt. From the report: The new rules are to take effect two weeks from the day they are signed by CDC Director Mark Redfield, which would be Jan. 26. The CDC has been urgently pressing for an expansion of the requirements with the Trump administration for week...
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House is poised to pass a resolution calling on Pence to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images The House of Representatives is poised to pass a resolution Tuesday demanding Vice President Mike Pence immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office. The vice president announced just before the vote that he won't be doing so because it will set a "terrible precedent" and further "inflame the passions of the moment."  T...
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A Kentucky state trooper has been reassigned after attending the Trump rally that turned into a deadly attack on the US Capitol with his family

Pro-Trump protesters clash with police during the tally of electoral votes that that would certify Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. presidential election outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images A Kentucky state trooper has been reassigned after attending the January 6 pro-Trump rally that turned into a deadly riot at the US Capitol. The trooper attended the rally with his family but left befo...
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Congress to implement new safety protocols after Capitol siege, including metal detectors and mask requirements

US Capitol Police install metal detectors at the doors of the House of Representatives chamber January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The House is implementing new safety protocols following the Capitol breach last Wednesday when  rioters stormed the building. The acting House Sergeant at Arms sent a notice informing lawmakers, staffers and reporters that they will be subject to security screenings as of 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The metal detectors will be set up ou...
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Experts fear violent demonstrations could continue after Biden’s inauguration

This week, the FBI confirmed what experts who study violent extremism and domestic terrorism have said they feared since rioters breached the U.S. Capitol — continued violence before and after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. With a week to go before Biden takes his oath of office, the FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to the Jan. 20 inauguration. An internal FBI bulletin warned that nationwide protests ma...
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Here are all the Republicans who have come out in favor of impeaching Trump over the Capitol siege

Trump addresses supporters in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, ahead of an attack on the US Capitol Getty Images At least three Republicans in the House of Representatives announced on Tuesday that they will vote to impeach President Donald Trump after the US Capitol siege. New York Rep. John Katko became the first member of his party to publicly support impeachment, and he was closely followed by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger. The White House reportedly expects...
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Judiciary Committee report on impeachment argues for charging Trump with 'willful incitement of insurrection' [READ IT]

The House Judiciary Committee released a staff report on impeachment late on Tuesday, which details the factual and constitutional case for charging President Donald J. Trump with "willful incitement of insurrection." Here is the report [https://judiciary.house.gov]. Excerpt: President Trump invited his political supporters to Washington, D.C. — Read the rest
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House Judiciary impeachment report says Trump provoked a 'terrorist attack,' portraying the president as an ongoing 'risk' to America

Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday issued its report in support of President Donald Trump's impeachment over the Capitol siege. The report unequivocally blamed Trump for the violence at the Capitol on January 6, and portrayed the president as an ongoing risk to the US.  "The House must impeach President Trump to make clear for ...
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Remove Trump's YouTube channel, civil rights groups say — or Google faces advertiser boycott

Civil rights groups say they will organize an advertiser boycott unless Google removes Trump's YouTube channel, Reuters reports on Tuesday, one week after Trump-loyal mob attacked the U.S. Capitol in an assault that left at least 5 dead. Excerpt: Jim Steyer, one of the organizers of the "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign which led over 1,000 advertisers to boycott Facebook in July, said the groups are demanding YouTube take down Trump's verified YouTube channel, which has 2.76 million subscr...
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READ: House Democrats release a scathing 50-page report in favor of impeaching Trump for inciting the deadly Capitol insurrection

Printer and internet snafus held up the release of Congress' latest stimulus bill text at the US Capitol on Monday. Tom Brenner/Reuters House Democrats are set to vote on an article of impeachment for President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol. As House members began to debate on Tuesday evening, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee released a 50-page report outlining the imminent need for Trump to be impeached and removed from office. Trump's term as p...
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GOP Rep. Liz Cheney announces she'll vote to impeach Trump and calls his incitement of the Capitol insurrection the greatest presidential 'betrayal' in history

Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-highest ranking House Republican. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) GOP Rep. Liz Cheney announced on Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a deadly insurrection last week.  Cheney called Trump's incitement of the mob that breached the US Capitol building on January 6 the greatest "betrayal" of the constitution by any American president.  "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the fl...
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Trump Is About to Let This 'Mentally Ill' Woman Be Killed. In a Few Days, Biden Would Have Likely Spared Her

Lisa Montgomery’s allies tried to convince the White House that Trump should grant her clemency. But sources say it wasn’t even clear if...
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READ: House Democrats release a scathing 50-page report in favor of impeaching Trump for inciting deadly Capitol riots

Printer and internet snafus held up the release of Congress' latest stimulus bill text at the US Capitol on Monday. Tom Brenner/Reuters House Democrats are set to vote on an article of impeachment for President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol. As House members began to debate on Tuesday evening, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee released a 50-page report outlining the imminent need for Trump to be impeached and removed from office. Trump's term as p...
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Kamala's Way: A new biography explores how Harris played Trump's game, using confidence and unapologetic ambition to grab the spotlight

"Kamala Harris comes to play every day," said Oregon senator Ron Wyden. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photos The following is an exclusive excerpt from Kamala's Way, a new biography by Dan Morain. In it, he explores how the first female VP "rose above the din" in Washington, where her unapologetic ambition and focus made her a star. "She cooks. She shares recipes. She invites senators over for small dinners. She wears Chuck Taylors. She has an interesting family. She loves basketball," is how one Sena...
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Rep. John Katko becomes the first House Republican to back Trump impeachment in wake of deadly Capitol siege

Rep. John Katko (R-New York). Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Rep. John Katko of New York on Tuesday became the first House Republican to announce that he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting the US Capitol riots, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. Katko said that he would support at least 218 House Democrats who have signed on to an impeachment resolution. "To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct ...
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Republican senator Rob Portman demands Trump tell his supporters to be peaceful as law enforcement warns of more violence

Vice President Mike Pence speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony and meeting with the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and the Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti in the Oval Office of the White House on September 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images GOP Sen. Rob Portman said President Donald Trump will be to blame for violence committed by his supporters if he doesn't "unambiguously" urge them to "remain peaceful" after last...
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Voice of America reassigns White House reporter who tried to ask Mike Pompeo a question

The Voice of America has effectively demoted a reporter who tried to ask questions of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after he delivered a speech praising American freedoms and condemning repressive regimes such as China and Iran.
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Liz Cheney, No. 3 House Republican says she will vote to impeach Trump — there's 'never been a greater betrayal' by a president

A career-defining move by the daughter of Dick Cheney, who today says she'll vote to impeach Donald Trump over the January 6 terror attack on the U.S. Capitol. Republican conference chair Liz Cheney – the number 3 Republican in Congress: "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. — Read the rest
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