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An intelligence report by Capitol Police warned 'Congress itself' could be targeted, days before the deadly siege on the US Capitol, according to The Washington Post

The aftermath of the US Capitol Building riots. Leah Millis/Reuters In a report produced days before the deadly siege on the US Capitol, Capitol Police intelligence warned "Congress itself" could be the target of an attack by pro-Trump protesters. The January 3 report, obtained by The Washington Post, said Trump supporters saw January 6 "as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election" and that this "sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of a...
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Pelosi taps retired military commander, who oversaw the US response to Hurricane Katrina, to oversee probe into security failures during Capitol siege

Lt. General Russel Honore listens to a Hurricane Katrina disaster briefing during a stop over in New Orleans, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005. Rob Carr/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré will lead "an immediate review" of the security during the Capitol attack.  On January 6, pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, which resulted in five deaths.  Honoré is known for leading the task force that was in charge of the US military response to Hurricane ...
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As the ship continues to spring new leaks...

...the new leaks keep getting funnier. You know, if I'm counting on you to protect me from assassins, not only can you use my loo, you can come hang out with me while I'm on the throne, too. Don't worry, there's a magazine rack if the conversation gets dull. https://t.co/nKbfscMWWH— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) January 15, 2021 [Author: Tam]
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Public Barred From California Senate After Threats Surface

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California state Senate closed its session to the public on Friday, a day after two women in attendance made threats against lawmakers, while law enforcement in Sacramento and other state cities girded for possible violence in advance of next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The women who shouted the threats were opposed to mass coronavirus inoculations, not the imminent departure of President Donald Trump, but still spurred Senate leader Toni Atkin...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Senate, Local, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Sacramento County, San Diego, Cbs, California Highway Patrol


Facebook Bans Creation of New Events Near Federal and State Houses Leading Up to Inauguration

To head off a potential encore of last week’s violent insurrection, Facebook is blocking users from creating new Facebook events in the vicinity of the White House, the U.S. Capitol building, and any state capitol buildings through President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. It’s also restricting features for…Read more...
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Facebook blocks creation of new events near White House and Capitol buildings amid inauguration security concerns

Facebook made the announcement hours after CBS News learned that the Department of Homeland Security said that domestic extremists pose...
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Biden administration will publish White House visitor logs, reversing Trump policy

Incoming White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said late Friday that President-elect Joe Biden’s administration would resume the...
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Trump ally Mike Lindell of MyPillow pushes martial law at White House

Photographer snaps pictures of notes near West WingVisible words include ‘Move Kash Patel to CIA Acting’US politics – live coverageMy Pillow founder and Trump supporter Mike Lindell was photographed entering the West Wing of the White House on Friday, carrying notes which seemed to advocate the imposition of martial law.Donald Trump will be replaced as president in five days’ time, by Joe Biden. Trump continues to baselessly claim his election defeat by the Democrat was the result of electoral f...
Tags: White House, US, World news, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, US military, US domestic policy, Cia, Donald Trump, Trump, West Wing of the, Trump Administration, Joe Biden Trump, Mike Lindell, Kash Patel


Pelosi says lawmakers may be prosecuted if they 'aided and abetted' US Capitol riot – as it happened

Biden on pandemic: ‘Things will get worse before they get better’DoJ inspector general launches review of Capitol riotUS suffers as Covid rages and vaccination campaign faltersBillionaires backed Republicans aiming to reverse election resultsKamala Harris: how will the next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian for a live conversation on 18 January 12.57am GMT Today’s recap, from me and Joan E Greve: 12.41am GMT Donald Trump is expected to leave the White House as president ...
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A close-up photo of meeting notes carried by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell appears to include drastic national security moves in his meeting with Trump

Gerald Herbert/ AP A Washington Post photographer caught a glimpse of President Donald Trump and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's meeting notes on Friday, where they appeared to discuss explosive national security moves. One line reads, "Move Kash Patel to CIA acting," previewing more personnel changes Trump could push. Another reads,"… foreign interference in the election trigger [illegible] powers. Make clear this is China/Iran." Lindell has offered a renewed solidarity to Trump, doling out ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, White House, China, Defense, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, The Times, National Security, Nancy Pelosi, Cia


Psaki: Biden White House will make visitor logs public

The move is a shift from President Donald Trump's White House, which kept visitor logs to core offices of the White House, including the...
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'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley, who was arrested after storming the Capitol in a fur headdress and horns, has been denied bail

Jacob Chansley AKA Jake Angeli AKA the QAnon Shaman was detained after joining hundreds of others to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2020. Win McNamee/ Staff/ Getty Images A federal judge in Arizona on Friday denied bail to Jacob Chansley, a prominent QAnon conspiracy theorist who was arrested following the attacks on the US Capitol. DOJ prosecutors had argued Chansley — also known as the "QAnon Shaman" or Jake Angeli — was a flight risk and danger to the public because his past statements...
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'I cannot wait to leave this job': Trump's defense secretary joked with reporters about the end of his term, the future of the department

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller at a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony led by President Donald Trump at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, November 11, 2020. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Outgoing acting defense secretary Christopher Miller on Thursday appeared to josh with reporters, saying he "cannot wait to leave this job, believe me." "Oh, did I say that out loud," he added. Miller has been viewed as a temporary placeholder after being selected...
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Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman will be youngest poet to read at presidential inauguration

When Amanda Gorman reads one of her poems during the installation of Joe Biden as 46th president of the United States, the 22-year-old Los Angeles native will become the youngest poet ever to appear in a presidential inauguration. Gorman, while young, is no stranger to sharing her work on significant stages. Even before she was named the nation’s first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, she’d been invited to the White House during the Obama administration. Among those for whom she has re...
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Report: WH Aide Asked DOJ Attorney For Dirt On Woman Accusing Trump Of Rape

A White House liaison to the Department of Justice reportedly solicited a department attorney for damaging information on writer E. Jean Carroll, who is suing President Donald Trump for defamation after he attacked her in response to her allegation that he had raped her in the 1990s. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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Kudlow says he's "very disappointed" in Trump's treatment of Pence

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow criticized President Trump’s response to last week's U.S. Capitol siege and his treatment of...
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Photographer captures notes of CEO who visited White House

A Washington Post reporter captured an image of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's notes as he walked into the West Wing of the White House. CNN's Kaitlin Collins explains.
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‘Internexit’ for Leave.EU as domain name temporarily suspended

Error message greets visitors to site registered in name of Irish businessman who claims he does not know campaign groupLeave.EU has been forced to “Internexit” after the group’s EU domain name was temporarily suspended. It comes after the Irish businessman in whose name the pro-Brexit campaign group’s domain name is registered denied having any involvement with the organisation.Now visitors to the site are greeted with an error message, and the EU’s online registry marks the domain as under a s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Internet, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Brexit, Arron Banks


Ted Cruz, who peddled election misinformation for weeks before the Capitol riot, plans to attend Biden's inauguration

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stands in the House Chamber during a reconvening of a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021. Win McNamee/Getty Images Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas plans to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, after weeks of elevating misinformation about the election results. Cruz has faced immense backlash and increasing pressure to resign following his objection to the election certification last week. Biden has even criticized the Texas senator and said he ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Nbc, Supreme Court, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, Ted Cruz, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Cruz


GOP senator from Oklahoma apologizes to his Black constituents for casting doubt on the integrity of election results and sparking 'a firestorm of suspicion'

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., attends during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled Threats to the Homeland, in Dirksen Senate Office Building on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Tom Williams - Pool/Getty Images Sen. James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma, wrote an apology letter to his Black constituents on Thursday for originally planning to vote to object to slates of presidential electors in Congress.  Lankford was part of a group of GOP senator...
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Biden elevates White House science post to Cabinet level

President-elect Joe Biden is elevating the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to a Cabinet-level position, a move that highlights the emphasis the incoming administration plans to put on science as it inherits a public health crisis.
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Trump retreats from his job, and Pence fills the void as 'acting' president

With President Trump isolated in the White House since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Vice President Mike Pence increasingly fills the void in...
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EDD unemployment fraud triggers lawsuit against BofA

Bank of America exposed unemployed California workers to fraud and suspended jobless payments after it failed to properly safeguard their benefits accounts, a federal class-action lawsuit claims in a widening Employment Development Department fraud scandal. The lawsuit alleges the bank, despite being required by its exclusive contract with the EDD to provide secure accounts for the processing of unemployment benefits, didn’t use an array of techniques such as industry-standard chip technology to...
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Trump plans to leave Washington Inauguration Day morning; Pence, Harris speak

President Trump plans to make the unprecedented move to depart the White House next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe...
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Trump's approval rating drops to new lows after Capitol riot, poll finds

A new poll shows President Trump is exiting the White House with his lowest-ever job approval rating, and a majority of respondents...
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Trump expected to depart White House Wednesday morning for final time as president

The president will be headed to his private club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.
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Amazon city having to ration oxygen to COVID patients

By Mauricio Savarese and David Biller | Associated Press SAO PAULO — Doctors in the Amazon rainforest’s biggest city are having to choose which COVID-19 patients can breathe amid dwindling oxygen stocks and an effort to airlift some of the infected to other states. Some hope for Manaus, an isolated city of 2 million people, landed in a Brazilian air force plane on Friday with 6,000 liters of oxygen that are being distributed to hospitals. But as the pandemic hits hard, locals wonder how long th...
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CBS News Brings Nancy Cordes to White House Beat From Capitol Hill

Nancy Cordes has been the indefatigable Capitol Hill beat reporter at CBS News for more than a decade. Now she will start a new role for the ViacomCBS news unit – at the White House. CBS News named Cordes its chief White House correspondent, part of a reshuffling of news resources that usually takes place […]
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Questions will be asked over timing of closing UK travel corridors

Analysis: poor implementation ends another week of shifting Covid policy by the governmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe announced closure of all international travel corridors to the UK marks the end of another week of changing policy, with the timing and implementation dismaying many.Travel corridors will be axed in effect from Monday morning. The corridors, which exempted inbound travellers from the requirement to quarantine for 10 days, may make little practi...
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The President and VP are back on speaking terms, but they're following entirely divergent paths in the twilight of their administration

One is dropping in on the White House phone operators, addressing troops at bases across the country, paying a visit to national guardsmen in place for the inauguration and speaking by phone with his successor.
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