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A Kevin McCarthy aide says 'we're eating s--- for breakfast, lunch and dinner' over fallout from Trump's 2nd impeachment and the Capitol riot

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), and House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. House GOP leaders held a news conference to discuss Speaker of the House Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) House Minority Leader...
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Special operators describe an overlooked vulnerability highlighted in the Capitol Hill riot

The FireEye booth at the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, August 3, 2016 David Becker/Reuters The FireEye hack and the rioters who breached Capitol Hill were two more visible signs of a growing conflict in cyberspace being waged by state actors and private individuals. Government and private entities, high-profile officials, and everyday people are all targets in that conflict, but there are many things that they can do to improve their security online and in real lif...
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AP Top Stories January 25 A

Here's the latest for Monday January 25th: House to send impeachment charge to Senate; White House talking to Congress members about COVID relief; Five found shot to death in Indianapolis; Mexico's President says he has COVID-19.         [Author: AP Domestic]
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Trump burrowed at least 26 political appointees into career jobs, making them harder for the Biden administration to fire

Getty Trump burrowed at least 26 political appointees into career jobs during his last year in office. Their appointments to civil servant positions make it harder for Biden's administration to fire them. At least nine more Trump appointments are awaiting review. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump appointed 26 political appointees into career civilian positions, with at least nine more appointments awaiting review, The Washington Post reported. Thei...
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Rocklin Man Charged In U.S. Capitol Riots

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A third Sacramento-area suspect has been charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Tommy Allan, 52, of Rocklin, is facing three misdemeanors – including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol property. According to documents obtained by the Sacramento Bee, prosecutors say Allan tried to steal a flag from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. He was released after appearing in Sacramento federal court on Friday. The two other locals charged in the riot were home de...
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Romney says that Trump impeachment trial is 'constitutional' and needed 'for accountability, truth, and justice'

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah). Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Mitt Romney says that a Senate impeachment trial held after Trump's departure is constitutional. The House impeached Trump for "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the Capitol riots. Romney voted to convict Trump of abuse of power in the former president's first impeachment trial. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Mitt Romney did not reveal if he would vote to convict former Presi...
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GOP Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed Trump's impeachment trial as 'stupid'

Sen. Marco Rubio. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images Sen. Marco Rubio said that a Senate impeachment trial for Trump is "stupid." "The first chance I get to vote to end this trial I'll do it," the Florida Republican said. Rubio said a trial would be "very bad" for America and counterproductive to passing legislation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Sunday said he would quickly reject the article of impeachment against f...
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Sanders says Democrats can't 'wait weeks and weeks' to gain Republican support to pass COVID-19 relief and should use reconciliation to avoid the filibuster

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks during an interview with MSNBC in the Russell Rotunda in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that Democrats can't wait to pass a COVID-19 relief package.  On CNN, Sanders said Democrats will use reconciliation "as soon as we possibly can" to pass relief.  Reconciliation would prohibit the use of the filibuster, which to override requires a vote of 60.  Visit Business In...
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Analysis: Why Biden’s immigration plan may be risky for Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is confronting the political risk that comes with grand ambition. As one of his first acts, Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul last week that would provide a path to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally. It would also codify provisions wiping out some of President Donald Trump’s signature hard-line policies, including trying to end existing, protected legal status for many immigrants brought to the...
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YIMBY with a conscience: Meet the 26-year-old real-estate heir who wants to make affordable housing a reality in the Biden era

Donahue Peebles III. Peebles Corporation Donahue Peebles III has worked for his father's real-estate firm, Peebles Corporation, since high school. He's passionate about gentrification, telling Insider that lack of affordable housing is "a failure of American society." Peebles talked to Insider about affordable housing, gentrification, and what he expects under a Biden presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In real estate, there are NIMBYs and YIMBYs, and Donahue Pe...
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GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy says that 'everybody across this country has some responsibility' for Capitol riots

President Donald Trump speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a recent interview that "everybody across this country" is to blame for the Capitol riots. McCarthy pointed to Trump, Democrats, social media, and botched public safety efforts in his reasoning. He then stressed that Trump "had some responsibility whe...
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A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania was instrumental in Trump's plan to shake up the Justice Department and overturn the election

Th House Homeland Security Committee's Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) holds a hearing about the possibility of transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees out of Cuba and into the United States on Capitol Hill April 28, 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A little-known GOP congressman from Pennsylvania helped former President Donald Trump with a plan to oust the acting attorney general in an effort to overturn the election, reported. Republi...
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Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on impeachment after losing corporate funding, experts say

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020. Al Drago/Getty Images The mass exodus of corporate backing could affect how senators vote on Trump's impeachment trial, experts say. Dozens of companies have pulled funding from the GOP lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification. CEOs say they increasingly have no choice but to bring politics into the boardroom. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Moral con...
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5 people died in the Capitol insurrection. Experts say it could have been so much worse.

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Five people died in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, including a Capitol Police officer.  But experts told Insider that the insurrection could have been much deadlier.  Experts said that swift thinking to bring Congress members and staff to safety likely saved lives.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One hundred f...
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Trump reportedly worked with a Justice Department lawyer in a plot to appoint a loyalist as acting attorney general to help him overturn the election

Donald Trump is pictured attending the D-day 75 Commemorations on June 05, 2019 in Portsmouth, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Trump reportedly worked with a Justice Department lawyer to try and oust the acting attorney general.  He wanted to replace Jeffrey Rosen with lawyer Jeffrey Clark, The New York Times reported.  Trump backed down after a group of top DOJ leaders said they'd resign if Rosen was fired. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Donald Trump reportedly pl...
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A former Trump White House spokesperson said the Capitol riots gave the ex-president's legacy a 'black eye'

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Hogan Gidley, Trump's former deputy press aide, called the Capitol siege a "black eye" on his legacy.  Five people died when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.  Trump has since been impeached on charges of "inciting an insurrection," his second impeachment.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A former White House deputy press secretary said the Capitol siege will be a "black eye," on former President Donald Trump's legacy. In an i...
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With Trump out of office, the Biden administration decides if Congress can have the ex-president's tax returns

Donald Trump's taxes could soon be in the hands of House Democrats. Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images A US judge on Friday gave the Biden administration two weeks to decide on a position in a lawsuit over Donald Trump's tax returns. House Democrats sued to obtain the records. A lawyer for House Democrats said they are issuing another subpoena to obtain Trump's taxes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Biden administration has been given two weeks to decide whether or...
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From abortion care to LGBTQ rights, here's how Joe Biden is prepared to tear up Donald Trump's restrictive gender policies

President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response at the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration has already started nixing multiple Trump-era policies on gender, transgender rights, and reproductive healthcare through executive order. It's also planning to further entrench those rights into federal to show its commitment to gender equality. Some actions will take more than an executive order or require Congress to get involved. Vi...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says some lawmakers 'don't yet feel safe around other members of Congress' after one tried bringing a gun to the House floor

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) arrives for a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she's concerned about her safety in light of reports that Congress members have brought guns to the Capitol. The New York progressive told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday evening that "a very considerable amount" of lawmakers "still don't yet feel safe." Security concerns have been top of mind for many lawma...
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Lawyers representing the Capitol insurrectionists are building a damning case against Trump

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Attorneys representing people arrested in connection to the Capitol riot are taking aim at former President Donald Trump. They're laying the blame at his feet for inciting the deadly siege by spreading disinformation about the election. The allegations bolster House Democrats' impeachment case against Trump and expose him to more legal risk. Visit Business ...
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Democrats may have regained the Senate, but McConnell is blocking them from taking up Biden's agenda

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is wielding any power he can to block Democrats' from carrying out their agenda. Democrats are pushing back on McConnell's demands now that they're in full control of Congress and the White House. The standoff has put the Senate at an impasse at the start of Biden's presidency.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Top Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is wielding an...
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'He can't argue that nobody took him seriously': Lawyers representing the Capitol insurrectionists are building a damning case against Trump

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Attorneys representing people who were arrested in connection to the Capitol riot are taking aim at former President Donald Trump. They're laying the blame at his feet for inciting the deadly siege by spreading disinformation about the election and telling supporters: "If you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore." The allegation...
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Liz Cheney could face a mutiny within Congress and in her home state of Wyoming

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference with other House Republican leadership in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House GOP caucus chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) could be facing a mutiny within her party. Cheney roiled members of her caucus when she voted to impeach Trump.  She's set to face at least one primary challenger. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Republican Conf...
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Lloyd Austin confirmed as 1st Black secretary of defense

By ROBERT BURNS and ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation’s first Black secretary of defense. The 93-2 vote gave President Joe Biden his second Cabinet member; Avril Haines was confirmed on Wednesday as the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence. Biden is expected to win approval for other...
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The House will transmit the article of impeachment charging Trump with incitement to the Senate on Monday

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House will transmit an article of impeachment for Trump to the Senate on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the news on Friday. The Senate must begin its impeachment trial by 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House will transmit the article of impeachment charging former President Donald Trump with i...
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The House will transmit the article of impeachment charging Trump with incitement to the US Senate on Monday

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House will transmit an article of impeachment for Trump to the Senate on January 25.  Majority Leader Schumer announced the news Friday on the Senate floor.  The Senate must begin its impeachment trial by 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted.  Visit Business Insider's homep...
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Trump impeachment charge will be delivered on Monday, Schumer says

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for a delay. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who displaced McConnell as the chamber’s leader after Democrats won two Georgia runoff elections this month, announced the move on the Senate floor but did not say when Trump’s second impeachment tri...
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Stimulus Check Update: When Could The Third Payment Arrive?

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Lawyer for the 22-year-old accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the Capitol riot, saying her client 'took the president's bait'

Riley June Williams in a photo from the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dauphin County Prison/Handout via Reuters The lawyer of the woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the January 6 riot. Riley June Williams "took the president's bait," Lori Ulrich told a Thursday court hearing. Trump had told supporters to "fight like hell" moments before a mob stormed the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The lawyer for the woman accuse...
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7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Josh Hawley is the subject of an ethics complaint from seven Democratic senators. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Seven Democratic senators have now called for a probe into Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz's role in the Capitol siege.  The Democrats filed an ethics complaint to investigate if Hawley's and Cruz's objections to the Electoral College vote on January 6 contributed to the violence that led to five deaths.  Cruz and Hawley have previously faced critic...
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