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Armed protesters rallied at state capitols as cities and states ramp up security ahead of Biden's inauguration

Trump supporters stand outside of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio January 17, 2021 during a nationwide protest called by anti-government and far-right groups supporting US President Donald Trump and his claim of electoral fraud in the November 3 presidential election. STEPHEN ZENNER/AFP via Getty Images Small groups of armed protesters showed up at the state capitols in Ohio, Texas, Oregon, and Michigan on Sunday.  There were no reports of violence or arrests at any of the protests. ...
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Lindsey Graham asked Chuck Schumer, the next Senate majority leader, to dismiss a Trump impeachment trial in the name of 'national healing'

Getty Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer in a letter on Sunday to hold a vote in the Senate to dismiss the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Graham, a close ally of the president, briefly broke with the president after the January 6 insurrection, but has since returned to defending him. In the letter to Schumer, Graham argued that if the trial is not dismissed "we will be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great nation." V...
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35 years is long enough for immigration reform

January 20 will mark a significant day, not only for the United States as Joe Biden is sworn in as our 46th president, but also for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country. They have been waiting for decades for comprehensive immigration reform. President-elect Biden promised that during his first 100 days, he will submit an immigration reform proposal to Congress. That moment couldn’t come soon enough. November 6, 2021 will mark 35 years since President Ronald Reagan signed the Im...
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President-elect Joe Biden plans to issue an executive order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline permit, report says

People protest against President Donald Trump's executive order fast-tracking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines in Los Angeles. Reuters President-elect Joe Biden will issue an executive order on his first day in office to rescind the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Keystone XL is part of a multi-phase construction project aimed at creating a direct oil pipeline to the US from the oil sands of Alberta. President Barack Obama had previously rejected the project because of...
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Federal prisons will be on lockdown as a security measure ahead of Biden's Inauguration

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File All federal prisons will go on lockdown ahead of Joe Biden's Inauguration on Wednesday.  The US Bureau of Prisons said the move was a preventative measure not prompted by any events inside their facilities.  States and cities across the country are also ramping up security ahead of the inauguration.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. All federal pri...
Tags: Politics, Prisons, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, States, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US Postal Services, US Capitol, Terre Haute Indiana, Bureau of Prisons, Michael Conroy


Incoming WH Officials Hope Biden’s Agenda Won’t Fall Behind As Senate Trial Approaches

Although President-elect Joe Biden has declined to weigh in on the timing of the Senate impeachment trial in the days leading up to his inauguration this week, his incoming White House officials signaled on Sunday that they hope the trial won't get in the way of Biden's priorities at the start of his presidency. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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'Cowboys for Trump' leader detained by FBI after pledging to bring guns to DC

Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin speaks Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M., as hundreds of advocates for gun rights rallied at the New Mexico Statehouse against a proposed red-flag gun law that has the support of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. AP Photo/Morgan Lee Couy Griffin, the founder of "Cowboys for Trump," was arrested Sunday in Washington, DC, after pledging to bring guns to the city on the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Griffin, an ally of Pre...
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Trump planning to raise $2 billion for a presidential library, likely in Florida: report

President Donald Trump returning to the White House from his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images President Donald Trump is telling supporters and GOP donors that he wants to raise $2 billion for a presidential library and museum, according to The Washington Post. No official announcements have been made, but the presidential library is "likely" to be in Florida, home of his Mar-a-Lago resort. After the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, where five people were killed, several for...
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Biden inauguration: How the White House gets ready for a new president

Taking down pictures and clearing out desks is part of a huge operation readying for a new president.
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Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’

WASHINGTON — The lead prosecutor for President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment began building his case for conviction at trial, asserting on Sunday that Trump’s incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol was “the most dangerous crime” ever committed by a president against the United States. A Senate trial could begin as soon as this week, just as Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president. Digital image from a video released by the White House on January 13, 2021....
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GOP Rep. Nancy Mace said that Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' during the Capitol riots, but rejected impeachment, calling the process 'rushed'

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-South Carolina). AP Photo/Mic Smith Freshman GOP Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina said on Sunday that President Donald Trump's actions related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots "put all of our lives at risk." "We feared for our lives, many of us that day, and our staff," she said. "My children were supposed to be up there. If they had been there like they were supposed to be, I would have been devastated, so we do need to find a way to hold the president accountable." Despite...
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Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified U.S. capitols

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday as National Guard troops and police kept watch to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. There were no immediate reports of any clashes. Security was stepped up in recent days after the FBI warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugu...
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Photos show ramped-up troops and barriers locking down Washington, DC, ahead of Biden's inauguration

National Guard Citizen-soldiers stand guard downtown on January 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Local and federal officials in the city of Washington, DC, are on high alert ahead of this week's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Fears stem following the deadly insurrection earlier this month at the US Capitol led by supporters of President Donald Trump. From non-scalable fencing around the US Capitol to the closure of the National Mall and streets in downtown ...
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TSA 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day

Transportation Security Administration agents process passengers at the south security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Denver. David Zalubowski/AP The Transportation Security Administration has 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day.  Following the attacks at the Capitol building two weeks ago, TSA is processing hundreds of names with law enforcement agencies for a thorough risk assessment, according to a statement published Friday. Simila...
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended by Twitter for 12 hours not long after she told Trump supporters to 'mobilize' in a deleted tweet

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene seen here on the floor of the US House wearing a mask that incorrectly states "Trump won." Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia known for her promotion of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, was suspended by Twitter for 12 hours, her office said in a statement. Twitter confirmed to Insider that Greene had been temporarily "locked out" from the account, citing violations of its civic integrity policy. On Saturday, ...
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Biden’s inaugural speech to plead for unity in wake of riot

Joe Biden ascends to the presidency on Wednesday with an inaugural speech outlining how he’ll tackle the health and economic crises he inherits while attempting to knit the country back together, just two weeks after the outgoing president’s loyalists waged a deadly riot to block the change of power. The incoming president will call on the U.S. to abandon the divisiveness stoked by Donald Trump, whose four-year term ends with nearly 400,000 Americans dead of COVID-19, a sharp economic downturn a...
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Rep. Jamie Raskin on Trump impeachment: 'I'm not going to lose my son' in 2020 and 'lose my country' in 2021

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland). Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland on Sunday said that he's "not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021" as he reflected on the recent death of his 25-year-old son, Tommy, and his own role as the lead House manager in President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. On CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Raskin said that the memory of his son drove him to ...
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Morning mail: Australian Open chaos, Trump's final days, kids in custody

Monday: Tennis players frustrated after 70 placed in strict quarantine in Melbourne. Plus: the Indigenous children trapped behind barsGood morning, this is Imogen Dewey bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 18 January. As Donald Trump enters his last week in the White House, the Australian government is looking into potentially adverse effects from the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in Norway, while positive Covid cases have sent preparations for the Australian Open into chaos.Three...
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Trump allies were behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records show

WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, an oval-shaped, federally owned patch of land near the W...
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Trump administration staffers are getting snubbed while hunting for jobs

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on Trump administration staffers getting snubbed while hunting for jobs, , and tension at The New York Times.Read time: 5 minutes.  President Donald Trump AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Hello!The US developed coronavirus vaccines in record time last year.But as Hillary Brueck reported this weekend...
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Eurostar warns of 'risk to survival' without government help

The cross-Channel train service has seen a 95% fall in passengers during the Covid-19 pandemicEurostar has said it is facing an existential threat, as business leaders pleaded with the government to step in and save the “vital link” with Europe.A 95% drop in passenger numbers has brought the cross-Channel train service to its knees, and the company reiterated on Sunday that while government loans had been extended to aviation, international high-speed rail had also been severely affected by the ...
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Dominic Raab calls QC acting for Hong Kong government 'mercenary'

David Perry is giving China a PR coup by acting against pro-democracy activists, foreign secretary saysDavid Perry QC, the barrister acting for the Hong Kong government in its efforts to jail pro-democracy activists, is behaving in “a pretty mercenary way” and providing the Chinese government with a PR coup, the foreign secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday.Perry has agreed to represent the Hong Kong government in prosecuting nine activists including the media proprietor Jimmy Lai arising from d...
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First-term GOP Rep. Peter Meijer says he 'may very well have' ended his political career by voting to impeach Trump

Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Michigan). AP Photo/Carlos Osorio GOP Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan said on Sunday that he might have ended his political future by voting to impeach President Donald Trump. During an appearance on ABC's "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos asked Meijer if he potentially damaged his career beyond repair in joining nine of his Republican colleagues in voting to remove Trump from office. "I may very well have," Meijer said. "But I think it's also important that we hav...
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Trump's habit of tearing up papers could leave a 'hole' in history as White House records may never be complete, worried experts say

President Donald Trump holds piece of paper saying its his deal with Mexico as he speaks with reporters at the White House, in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2019. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Several historians are voicing concern about collecting Trump's White House records because of the administration's bad track record of preserving documents. The president is also known to have a tendency of ripping up documents before throwing them away, previously forcing aides to spend hours tapin...
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The Trump ban across social media wasn't censorship - it was a series of editorial decisions by media companies that call themselves social platforms

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnav Becca Lewis is a PhD candidate in communication at Stanford University who researches online social movements and extremist groups. She says decrying Trump's bans on social media as censorship distracts from the real issue: that companies like Facebook and Twitter are really simply media companies who use editorial intervention and oversight. We've begun to see platforms make decisions that implicitly, if not explicitly, acknowledge this, sh...
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Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday ahead of inauguration as vice president

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe Biden will take the reins from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Harris informed California Gov. Gavin Newsom of her decision, which paves the way for the appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to the seat. Harris, who won her first Senate race ...
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As a child of immigrants, this is not the American dream I was sold on

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images My mother and her family immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in the 1980s in pursuit of opportunity. The attempted coup at Capitol Hill threatened the fabric of the "American dream" for millions of immigrants who've come to the US for a better life. I used to think this was the beauty of being an American: if I stu...
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The Florida data scientist who claims she was fired by the health department for refusing to alter COVID-19 data said she'll turn herself into police after a warrant was issued for her arrest

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference in December 2020 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist, last year fired by the Department of Health, said Saturday she would turn herself in to authorities Sunday after they last week issued a warrant for her arrest.  Jones, who worked on the state's COVID-19 dashboard, was fired in May after she said she refused to alter data related to the COVID-19 pandemi...
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Melania Trump departing White House with lowest favorability of her tenure

Melania Trump will be exiting the White House with the lowest favorability rating of her tenure as first lady, according to a new CNN poll.
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Biden chief of staff doesn't rule out stopping intelligence briefings for Trump

Joe Biden's incoming White House chief of staff on Sunday did not rule out blocking President Donald Trump from receiving intelligence briefings once he is a private citizen.
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