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McConnell just said he'll vote to advance Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal in a major test vote

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does a cable news interview before the start of a two-week recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would vote to advance the bipartisan infrastructure deal. The procedural vote will advance a vehicle of the bill, which will later be replaced with legislative text. McConnell's approval comes after Sens. Portman and Sinema met with President B...
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Senate has reportedly reached deal on infrastructure

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans reached a deal with Democrats on Wednesday over major outstanding issues in a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and said they are ready to vote to take up the bill. An evening test vote was possible. Lead GOP negotiator Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio made the announcement at the Capitol, flanked by four other Republican senators who have been in talks with Democrats and the White House on the bipartisan package. “We now...
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GOP lawmaker who downplayed the Capitol riot as 'a normal tourist visit' doubled-down on the remark after police testified about the violence they faced

Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., walks down the House steps after the last vote of the week in the Capitol on Friday, April 16, 2021. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Reps. Andrew Clyde and Jamie Raskin had a heated exchange over comments made about January 6. Raskin pressed Clyde about whether he listened to the officers who served during the Capitol riot. Clyde stood by his past statements comparing the insurrection to "a normal tourist visit." See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Illinois


Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of the January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC, on January 6. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was complicit in planning the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. Honoré conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked by House Speaker ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump arrives at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was "complicit in planning" the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. He conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked b...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump


Pelosi says McCarthy is 'such a moron' in response to his criticism of the House mask mandate

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Pelosi discussed her reasons for rejecting two Republicans chosen by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to be on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. AP Photo/Scott J. Applewhite Pelosi called McCarthy a "moron" over his criticism of a reimposed mask mandate in the House. McCarthy said the mask mandate, which comes from the Capitol's attending ph...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, US, Trends, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mccarthy, Calif, Capitol, House Gop, Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Hammill


GOP Rep. Jim Banks baselessly accused Pelosi of scripting the damning police testimonies at the Capitol riot hearing

GOP Rep. Jim Banks appeared on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" on Tuesday. Fox News Four officers gave damning testimony at a Tuesday congressional hearing about the Capitol riot. Later that day, Rep. Jim Banks accused Nancy Pelosi of scripting their testimony. Pelosi, who denied Banks' claim, had excluded him from sitting on the January 6 House committee. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana on Tuesday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and...
Tags: Politics, Banks, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, House, News UK, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol, Pelosi, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham


GOP Rep. Jim Banks claimed without evidence that Pelosi scripted all of the damning police testimonies at the Capitol riot hearing

GOP Rep. Jim Banks appearing on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" on July 27, 2021. Fox News Multiple officers gave damning testimony about the Capitol riot at a Tuesday congressional hearing. Later that day Jim Banks accused Nancy Pelosi of scripting their testimonies, which she denied. Pelosi had excluded Banks from sitting on the January 6 commission. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana has accused, without providing evidence, House Speaker N...
Tags: Politics, Banks, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, House, News UK, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol, Pelosi, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham


Rep. Jim Jordan - whom Republicans nominated to investigate the Capitol riot - now says he spoke to Trump on the day but won’t say what they talked about

Rep. Jim Jordan at a pro-Trump rally. Spencer Platt/Getty Images GOP Rep. Jim Jordan said on Tuesday he had spoken to Donald Trump on January 6. Jordan was barred from serving on the Jan. 6 committee over concerns he was involved in the events. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Jordan could be called as a witness by the Jan. 6 panel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said he had spoken to then-President Donald Trump on the day of the Capito...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Trends, House, News UK, Ohio, Fox News, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol


Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly met with anti-maskers and vaccine skeptics days after telling Floridians to get vaccinated

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Florida governor met with anti-maskers and vaccine skeptics on Monday, The Daily Beast reported. It came days after he urged Floridians to get vaccinated. Florida is currently being ravaged by the Delta coronavirus variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly met with vaccine skeptics and anti-maskers just days after urging residents in his state to get vacci...
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Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham mocked the harrowing police testimony about the Capitol riot with snickers and a 'best political performance' trophy

A composite image of Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson on their Fox News shows on July 27, 2021. Fox News The Fox News hosts mocked the testimony at Tuesday's January 6 committee hearing. Carlson snickered at one officer's testimony, while Ingraham gave out "awards" for "performances." Both hosts selectively used footage to exclude testimony about racial abuse and violence. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham had a decid...
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The DOJ told former Trump officials they can join Congress' Jan. 6 investigations, reports say, opening up potentially damning testimony about Trump's final days in office

Pro-Trump supporters at the Capitol. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Congressional committees are examining the Capitol riot and Trump's efforts to overturn the election. The DOJ allowed several Trump-era officials answer questions from the committees, reports say. The inclusion of the officials could yield new, potentially damning evidence about Trump's actions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department has told former Trump admin...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, House, News UK, The Guardian, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Republican, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Mccarthy, Trump


Audio shows a profanity-laced voicemail that DC officer Michael Fanone got from a Trump supporter while he was testifying to Congress

DC police officer Michael Fanone speaks on CNN on Tuesday. CNN Fanone told Congress on Tuesday he was beaten and nearly killed by Trump supporters. He later told CNN he got a threatening and slur-filled voicemail message during his testimony. CNN played the voicemail on air. The caller said he wished Fanone had been killed in the riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. A DC police officer received an explicit and threatening voicemail from a supporter of former President Do...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Dc, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Black, Trump, Capitol, Eliza Relman, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Capitol Siege, Capitol Riot


Protesters gatecrashed a press conference held by Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene outside the DOJ

Protesters showed up at a press conference where Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Matt Gaetz were speaking. The lawmakers told the press that they were there to ask questions about how the Capitol riot suspects are being treated in detention. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and three GOP lawmakers held a press event while Capitol police officers testified before the House select committee. The House Republicans spoke up for the Capitol riot suspects, calli...
Tags: Politics, News, Virginia, Trends, Gop, Wyoming, House, Nancy Pelosi, Bob, Department Of Justice, BLM, Doj, Cheney, Louie Gohmert, Select Committee, Capitol


10 Things in Politics: The 20 millennial Dem operatives to watch

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:These 20 millennial Democratic campaign operatives are reshaping politicsHere's what the CDC's new mask guidance means for youWhat a review of NDAs shows about the lengths Silicon Valley goes to silence employeesWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden plans to visit Pennsylvania to talk about ...
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DoJ won’t defend GOP lawmaker in Capitol riot suit

By Eric Beech | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had asked the Justice Department consider him covered by the Westfall Act, which protects federal employees from being sued for actions taken as part of their jobs, in relations to the lawsuit brought by Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell. The Justice Depa...
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Adam Kinzinger calls GOP demands for him to be punished 'petty' and says he'll 'defend democracy' no matter what

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) speaks during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021. Ting Shen/Pool via AP GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney accepted invitations by Nancy Pelosi to join the House Select Committee investigating January 6. The move has prompted several fellow Republicans to call for Kinzinger and Cheney's punishment by leadership. But Kinzinger told reporters on Tuesday that he will "defend democracy" no matter the conseque...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Illinois, Cheney, Mccarthy, Liz, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol


Lawmakers wiped away tears while hearing testimony and watching videos of the riot on January 6 during a congressional hearing

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., wipes his eyes as he listens to testimony before the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP Lawmakers wiped away tears amid emotional testimony and footage of the January 6 riot. The House Select Committee held its first public hearing as part of its investigation into the Capitol insurrection. Video shows House lawmakers, including Reps. Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger,...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Ronald Reagan, New Hampshire, House, Arizona, Capitol Hill, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi


FBI got inside a KKK group plotting a murder in 2015

By Jason Dearen | Associated Press PALATKA, Fla. — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted another man, who’d pulled up in a metallic blue sedan. They met behind an old fried chicken shack in rural north Florida. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said. It was shorthand for “Klansman, I greet you.” Birds...
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The first January 6 committee hearing was a searing indictment of the GOP's lies about the fatal Capitol attack

U.S. Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell wipes his eye as he watches a video being displayed during a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg/Pool via AP) The first House Jan. 6 committee hearing was a disaster for Republicans. Four police officers who fought off the pro-Trump mob ripped into the GOP for downplaying the riot. "The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful," one officer said, slamming h...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Analysis, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Ohio


Police officer responds to GOP claims that Capitol rioters were tourists: 'If that's what American tourists are like, I can see why foreign countries don't like American tourists'

Metropolitan Police Department Officer Daniel Hodges testifies during the opening hearing of the U.S. House (Select) Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images A police officer cracked a joke when asked about GOP claims that Capitol rioters were "tourists." "If that's what American tourists are like, I can see why foreign countries don't like American tourists," Daniel Hodges said. Hodges repeatedly referred to the...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Congress, US, Trends, Gop, Metropolitan Police, Trump, Domestic Terrorism, Capitol, Jamie Raskin, MPD, U S Capitol, Hodges, Metropolitan Police Department


DC police officer Daniel Hodges says Capitol rioters tried to recruit him because he was white: 'Are you my brother?'

DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images MPD Officer Daniel Hodges said he was treated differently than his non-white fellow officers. "Some of them would try to, try to recruit me," he said. "One of them came up to me and said, 'Are you my brother?'" He noted there wer...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Washington, Police, Trends, Donald Trump, Black, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Hodges, Cannon House Office Building, DC Metropolitan Police Department, Pete Aguilar, Harry Dunn


'I cried out in pain': DC police officer Daniel Hodges recounts when he was crushed by rioters between a door on January 6

Metropolitan Police Department Officer Daniel Hodges testifies during the opening hearing of the U.S. House (Select) Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images MPD officer Daniel Hodges recounted how rioters attacked him on January 6. Hodges described the moment when he was crushed between a door frame of the Capitol. "I was effectively defenseless," Hodges said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Metropolita...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Trends, House, Capitol Hill, Dc, Metropolitan Police, Hearing, Committee, Capitol, MPD, U S Capitol, Hodges, Metropolitan Police Department, Lawmakers


Capitol Police officer rejects Trump's claim about 'loving crowd' of rioters: 'I'm still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day'

U.S. Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell wipes his eye as he watches a video being displayed during a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg/Pool via AP) A Capitol Police officer called Trump "pathetic" for claiming insurrectionists were a loving crowd. "I'm still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day," said Officer Aquilino Gonell. He added that Trump's comments were "insulting" and "demorali...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Fbi, Wyoming, House, Capitol Hill, Metropolitan Police, Donald Trump, Cheney, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Dunn


Officer Daniel Hodges refers to pro-Trump insurrectionists who attacked him on Jan. 6 as 'terrorists'

Officer Daniel Hodges testifying about the January 6 insurrection before House lawmakers. Andrew Harnik/Associated Press Officer Daniel Hodges referred to pro-Trump Jan. 6 rioters as "terrorists." Hodges was brutally assualted by the insurrections during the Capitol attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges during a House hearing regarding January 6 on Tuesday repeatedly referred to pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the US Capitol as "ter...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Hodges, US Capitol, John Haltiwanger, Aaron Rupar, January 6, Scott MacFarlane, Military & Defense, Capitol Attack, Daniel Hodges


Capitol police officer testifies that Pro-Trump insurrectionists called Black police 'n-----' during January 6 attack

Private First Class Harry Dunn of the US Capitol Police wipes tears away as a video showing scenes of the January 6th attack is played before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on US Capitol on July 27, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images Officer Harry Dunn says he and other officers were called the N word during Jan. 6 Capitol riot The racial epithets came after Dunn told the rioters he'd voted for President Biden Dunn...
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DOJ and House lawyers will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a Capitol riots lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell

Mo Brooks AP The US government will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a Capitol riot lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell. The Office of the General Counsel for the House of Representatives said that it would not be appropriate to represent Brooks in this scenario. The Department of Justice said that Brooks was not acting within the scope of his employment when he told protestors to "start taking down names and kicking ass." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Office of the ...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, House, John Boehner, Boehner, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Newt Gingrich, Trump, McDermott, Capitol, Brooks, Jim McDermott


GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger chokes up while telling police who fought off pro-Trump mob on January 6 that 'you guys won'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger wipes his eyes as he listens to testimony during a hearing by the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on July 27, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger praised officers who held off the pro-Trump mob on January 6. Choking up during a House hearing on the Capitol attack, Kinzinger told them: "You guys won. You guys held." Kinzinger also slammed the "toxic" behavior of fellow Republicans attacking the House pro...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Gop, House, Illinois, Donald Trump, US Air Force, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Adam Kinzinger, John Haltiwanger, Kinzinger, January 6, Military & Defense


DC police officer Michael Fanone slams Trump allies for their 'disgraceful' treatment of law enforcement in emotional testimony

Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone testifies during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Reuters DC police officer Michael Fanone detailed his assault by rioters during his congressional testimony. Fanone described being dragged and beaten unconscious by Trump loyalists. He called the "indifference shown to his colleagues," largely by Republicans, "disgraceful." See more sto...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Andrew Harnik, Washington Metropolitan Police Department


DOJ and House lawyers will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a Capitol riot lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell

Rep. Mo Brooks. AP Rep. Eric Swalwell is suing Rep. Mo Brooks, accusing him of helping incite the Capitol riot. On Tuesday the House's general counsel said it wouldn't be appropriate to represent Brooks. The DOJ said Brooks wasn't acting in the scope of his employment with comments he made January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives' Office of General Counsel said in a filing Tuesday that it would not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in ...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, House, John Boehner, Boehner, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Newt Gingrich, Trump, McDermott, Capitol, Brooks, Jim McDermott, Ryan Goodman



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