Andrew Yang formally announces New York City mayoral run in new video

New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Andrew Yang formally announced his candidacy for New York City mayor in a video posted online Wednesday night. Andrew Yang is officially in for the New York City mayoral race. The former presidential hopeful and entrepreneur is proposing a "people's bank" and a nascent basic income program. Yang enters a sprawling field as the 10th major candidate in the Democratic primary alone, carrying more name recognition than any...
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Trump disavows 'political violence' at 'the incursion of the US Capitol' in new video released by White House, but does not concede

President Donald Trump The White House In pretaped remarks from the Oval Office, President Donald Trump made another attempt to condemn the violence from the deadly insurrection he incited on January 6. Trump described the event as "the incursion of the US Capitol," and used more stern language than before in calling out those involved. "No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence," Trump said. "No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our grea...
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30% of Republicans have 'favorable' view of QAnon conspiracy theory, YouGov poll finds

A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag visits Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 01, 2020 in Keystone, South Dakota. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images A YouGov survey of 1,500 US citizens found that 30% of self-identified Republicans have a favorable view of "QAnon." QAnon is a baseless far-right conspiracy theory that claims President Donald Trump is secretly fighting a "deep state" cabal of satanic pedophiles and cannibals. A December NPR/Ipsos survey found that 23% of Repub...
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Biden urged the Senate to focus on the needs of the country as the move forward with Trump's impeachment proceedings

"Too many of our fellow Americans have suffered for too long over the past year to delay this urgent work," Biden said in a statement on Wednesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Biden urged the Senate to also focus on other issues including pandemic relief as they get ready to hold impeachment proceedings.  President Donald Trump was impeached on the House on Wednesday.  This is the second time Trump is impeached, this time for "incitement of insurrection."  Visit Business Inside...
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Biden urged the Senate to focus on the needs of the country as they move forward with Trump's impeachment proceedings

"Too many of our fellow Americans have suffered for too long over the past year to delay this urgent work," Biden said in a statement on Wednesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Biden urged the Senate to also focus on other issues including pandemic relief as they get ready to hold impeachment proceedings.  President Donald Trump was impeached on the House on Wednesday.  This is the second time Trump is impeached, this time for "incitement of insurrection."  Visit Business Inside...
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Parler claims it was also dropped by Slack after Amazon and other tech giants cut ties with the controversial social media company

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler CEO John Matze claimed in a court filing Wednesday that Slack had "canceled their services" to his company. Matze claimed, in a lawsuit against Amazon's AWS over its decision to cut ties with Parler, that Slack had cited "a violation of their own terms of service based on AWS's decision to drop Parler." "Losing ...
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Fueled by the US Capitol siege, violent extremists with 'political grievances' will likely pose the 'greatest domestic terrorism threats in 2021,' intelligence report says

In this Jan. 6, 2021 photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File In a report released in the wake of the violent siege on the US Capitol, US intelligence agencies warned that violent extremists with "political grievances" are likely to pose the "greatest domestic terrorism threats in 2021." The report said the Capitol siege is viewed as a success by some extremists and will likely inspire more violence, particularl...
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*hot take*

/rails at man for attacking our constitutional government/rails at government for following constitutionWill you make up your mind, Jim? https://t.co/wMtwjDaXpw— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) January 13, 2021 [Author: Tam]
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Jack Dorsey breaks his silence on Twitter's decision to ban Trump after Capitol riots

Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Jack Dorsey broke his silence Wednesday on Twitter's decision to permanently ban President Donald Trump. Dorsey called it "the right decision for Twitter" amid "an extraordinary and untenable" circumstances, but said a ban was a "failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation" and that could set a "dangerous" precedent. In the series of tweets, Dorsey also advocated for more open and decentralized approaches to developing social me...
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Pelosi signs impeachment articles against Trump for 'incitement of insurrection,' making Trump the first president to be impeached twice

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., holds the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump after signing it, in an engrossment ceremony before transmission to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Alex Brandon/AP Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi formally signed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in inciting an insurrection.  Ten House Republicans voted to impeach Trump, highlighting growing support amon...
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Jack Dorsey: “I do not celebrate” Trump’s Twitter ban

Just a few days ago, Twitter banned outgoing President Donald Trump, taking away his favorite distraction. While many welcomed the move as a preventative step for future violence following the unprecedented attack on the US Capitol, others condemned it as an overreach. Not all of the latter were necessarily Trump supporters either; German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the move “problematic,” a sentiment shared by some who worry about the power held by major social media companies. The fact tha...
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Jack Dorsey on Twitter’s Donald Trump Ban: ‘Was This Correct?’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey did some soul-searching through a series of tweets on one of the most important decisions he has ever been tasked with reaching: the permanent ban of outgoing President Donald Trump's @realDonaldTrump account. Dorsey's 13-tweet thread Wednesday evening went from defending the ban, to lamenting its effects on the public conversation, to...
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Impeachment comes full circle for L.A. Rep. Adam Schiff

A year ago Wednesday, Rep. Adam Schiff was gearing up for the battle of his political life. President Donald Trump had just been impeached in the House, and Schiff was preparing for marathon arguments in the Senate chamber, where he would lead the case to convict the president and remove him from office. The rest is American history: Conviction failed — and a year like no other ensued: A pandemic killed hundreds of thousands in the U.S. The death of George Floyd set off  a massive social justice...
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Amid second impeachment, Toby Keith, Ricky Skaggs receive National Medal of Arts from Trump: Reports

As the House voted to impeach President Trump for a historic second time, Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs were reportedly honored at the White House.         [Author: Nashville Tennessean]
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CNN's Dana Bash says this is the real reason Trump just released a new video

CNN's Dana Bash and Gloria Borger react to a new video the White House released of President Trump calling for calm as the threat of new riots -- which Trump said he'd been briefed on by the Secret Service -- casts a pall over Washington.
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How these ‘One Night in Miami’ stars came together to play Black American icons

On February 25th, 1964, Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston to become the heavyweight champion of the world. He spent the rest of the night with friends Malcolm X, NFL legend Jim Brown and soul singer Sam Cooke. Within weeks, Clay would become Muhammad Ali; he would also soon split with Malcolm X, who like Cooke would be dead within a year. All that is pretty fertile ground for a story, and Kemp Powers (co-writer and co-director of Pixar’s “Soul”) imagined that fateful day first as a play and then as...
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Messages from the Capitol insurrectionists show how they bragged to their friends they were inside the building

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Aaron Mostofsky, right, who is identified in his arrest warrant, walk down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol, in Washington. Federal agents arrested Mostofsky, the son of a New York judge, on charges that he was among the protestors who stormed the U.S. Capitol, the FBI said on Tuesday, Jan. 12. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Several people involved in the January 6 insurrection at the Ca...
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Hope Hicks Departed WH For Last Time A Day Before House Vote To Impeach Trump

Hope Hicks departed the White House for the last time on Tuesday, according to CNN. Hicks' departure was reportedly planned before the deadly insurrection at the Capitol last week and the House's vote to impeach the President for "incitement of insurrection." [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint water cri...
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The Great De-Platforming Continues: Snapchat Permanently Bans Donald Trump

There's hardly any social media platform left that will have President Donald Trump. Snapchat permanently banned Trump on Wednesday, a move the company said is in the best interest of "public safety" and its entire community. "Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump's Snapchat account, and have been assessing what long term...
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'Where was that one week ago?': John King reacts to new Trump video

In a new White House video, President Trump calls for calm as the threat of new violence casts a pall over Washington. CNN cannot verify when the White House video was recorded.
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Donald Trump is going home a loser

David Axelrod writes that Trump has approached his presidency -- as he has much of his professional life -- with one goal: to be a winner, whatever it takes. Regardless if the Senate convicts him of inciting a riot, Trump has suffered the most painful penalty of all: He is leaving the White House a loser.
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White House task force warns some Covid-19 strains 'may have evolved into a more transmissible virus'

The White House coronavirus task force again suggested the existence of "more transmissible" strains of Covid-19 and a "much more rapid" spread of the virus in its weekly reports to states, stressing the importance of "aggressive mitigation."
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Trump Awards Toby Keith, Ricky Skaggs With National Medal of the Arts as Impeachment Goes Down

Toby Keith helped see Donald J. Trump in as president, playing at the inauguration concert four years ago — and he came back to help see him out, too, news reports indicate. It’s being reported that both Keith and fellow country music star Ricky Skaggs were at the White House Wednesday afternoon to receive the […]
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House Democrats call for accountability while Republicans call for unity and rail against 'cancel culture' in impeachment debate

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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National Guard troops defending the Capitol have reportedly been told to be prepared for IED threats

Members of the U.S. National Guard arrive at the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images National Guard troops defending the Capitol have been briefed on the potential for additional IED threats, Politico reported Wednesday, citing Guard members. The briefings follow the discovery of explosives not only at the Capitol but a few blocks away at the offices of the Republican and Democratic National Committees last week. Improvised explosive de...
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Even more Trump family members are reportedly moving to Florida

Donald Trump's adult children (from left) are Ivanka, Eric, Don Jr., and Tiffany. All but Eric have made explicit or reported overtures to move to Florida after their father's presidential tenure is up. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle are house hunting in Jupiter, Florida, The New York Post's Jennifer Gould reported on Thursday. The same day, the Post's Page Six reported that Tiffany Trump is searching for a property of her own in Mi...
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San Joaquin Valley Rep. David Valadao Becomes Only California GOP Member To Vote For Impeaching Trump

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Central California representative who was only just sworn in yesterday was the lone Golden State Republican who voted to impeach Pres. Donald Trump. On Wednesday, all of the chamber’s 222 Democrats voted in support of a single article of impeachment on “incitement of insurrection” in response to the riot at the US Capitol last week that left five people dead. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento), placed the blame squarely on Trump for last week’s chaos. More from CBS Sacrament...
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One-Half of Online Harassment Victims Attributed Their Experiences to Political Differences

Political differences are a driving force behind online harassment, as a new study from Pew Research Center found that 41% of U.S. adults have personally experienced some form of online harassment, and one-half of that group attributed that behavior to politics. The think tank surveyed 10,093 U.S. adults online from Sept. 8 through 13, 2020,...
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