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Former Rep. Mickey Edwards says he's leaving the GOP because it has 'become a cult' under Trump: 'It's no longer a political party'

Former Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, right, with NBC journalist Chuck Todd. Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage Former Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, known as a stalwart conservative during his days on Capitol Hill, said on Thursday that he is leaving the Republican Party because it has become a "cult" under President Donald Trump. In an interview with KFOR-TV, the Oklahoma City-based NBC affiliate, Edwards decried Republicans who backed Trump's monthslong effort to overturn President-elect Jo...
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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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Democratic congressman tests positive for COVID-19 one day after House speech supporting impeachment

U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat attends Governor Andrew Cuomo (not pictured) delivering remarks at Riverside Church during morning worship on the inequities in the Trump administration's vaccine distribution plan. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 one day after he spoke in favor of impeachment on the US House floor. Four Democratic members of Congress, including Espallait, and two spo...
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4 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard outside the Capitol. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Four Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection last Wednesday. Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on Monday, followed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washing...
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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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House members engage in a fiery debate over impeaching Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol

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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The House prepares to impeach the president after a fiery debate and as Trump is more isolated than ever

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush makes a fiery speech calling to impeach 'the white supremacist in chief'

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol siege and shoots down antifa conspiracy theories

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Republicans say impeachment would further divide the country after Trump provoked an attempted coup, but a majority of Americans support it

Getty At least five House Republicans support impeaching President Donald Trump over the Capitol siege, but most are pushing against it and arguing that it would further divide the country.  "This will only bring up the hate and fire more than ever before," one House Republican said on Wednesday. But multiple polls show a majority of Americans support the House impeaching Trump and the Senate removing him from office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the House on Wed...
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LIVE: Rep. Cedric Richmond says some Republicans are 'co-conspirators' in the insurrection and tells them to 'man up, woman up,' and defend the Constitution

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan spouts a fountain of lies and misinformation about the election as the House debates impeachment

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: House majority leader Steny Hoyer rips into GOP Rep. Jim Jordan for being 'Trump-like' and denying reality as House considers impeachment

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up.

Members of Congress evacuate the House chamber as protesters attempt to enter during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Three members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following the Capitol insurrection. When the mob invaded the building, lawmakers — some of them maskless — had to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Some representatives now consider that lockdown a superspreader event, an instance in which an inf...
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3 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering together during the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard provides a security presence at the US Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Three Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection and riots on January 6.  Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks.  Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on ...
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'I don't know how you can live with yourself': Joe Manchin slams Sens. Hawley and Cruz, who continued with election challenges after the Capitol riots

GOP Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri, left, and Ted Cruz of Texas, right, speak after Republicans objected to certifying the Electoral College votes from Arizona during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik In an interview with Politico, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia gave a pointed rebuke of GOP Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas in the aftermath of the US Capitol riots on Jan. 6. "There's no way they cannot be complicit in this...
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The Capitol Hill physician is warning lawmakers they may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the siege on the building

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus while they sheltered during Wednesday's insurrection at the US Capitol.  In a letter to lawmakers, Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol's attending physician, wrote that sheltering House members "may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection." Some Ho...
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A Reuters photographer says he overheard pro-Trump insurrectionists saying they wanted to hang Mike Pence at the Capitol

Vice President Mike Pence finishes a swearing-in ceremony for senators in the Old Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 Scott J. Applewhite/AP A Reuters photographer said he heard at least three pro-Trump rioters at the Capitol on Wednesday saying they wanted to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging. The rioters said they "hoped to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree as a traitor," the photog...
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Trump said to have told Pence 'I don't want to be your friend' after the vice president refused to block Biden's election certification

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at a coronavirus briefing last February. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump has long benefited from the loyalty of Vice President Mike Pence.  
But Trump may have pushed Pence too far this week by repeatedly demanding that Pence try to block the certification of Joe Biden's presidential win. That, combined with Trump's move to rile up his supporters before they breached the US Capitol, seems to have exposed cracks within their...
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President Trump told the vice president 'I don't want to be your friend' after Pence refused to block Biden's election certification

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump has long benefitted from the loyalty of his Vice President Mike Pence.  
But Trump may have pushed Pence too far this week after he repeatedly demanded that Pence block the certification of Biden's presidential win. 
 That, combined with Trump's failure to quell the insurrection of his supporters at the Capitol building, seems to have ...
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It appears the bromance is over between Donald Trump and Mike Pence

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump has long benefitted from the loyalty of his Vice President Mike Pence.  
But Trump may have pushed Pence too far this week after he repeatedly demanded that Pence block the certification of Biden's presidential win. 
 That, combined with Trump's failure to quell the insurrection of his supporters at the Capitol building, seems to have ...
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Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he would vote Trump out of office if he was still a member of the president's Cabinet

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, watches as President Donald Trump makes remarks to members of the media during his arrival at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais John Kelly, who served as President Donald Trump's chief of staff from July 2017 to January 2019, called for the president's removal via the 25th Amendment on Thursday. "What happened on Capitol Hill yesterday is a direct result of his poisoning the minds of people with the...
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Mike Pence was livid 'after all the things I've done' for Trump, according to Oklahoma senator who spoke with the VP

Vice President Mike Pence Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence became uncharacteristically angry on Wednesday during the siege on the Capitol, according to Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma. "I've known Mike Pence forever," Inhofe told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday night. "I've never seen Pence as angry as he was today." "I had a long conversation with him. He said, 'After all the things I've done for [Trump]," Inhofe added. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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Influential people who died in 2020

By BERNARD McGHEE In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean Connery, Alex Trebek, Christo — but pandemic restrictions often limited the public’s ability to mourn their loss in a year that saw more than a million people die from the coronavirus. F...
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Trump's former national security advisor calls his defense bill veto 'a shameful last act of a failed presidency'

President Donald Trump listens to then-National Security Adviser John Bolton during a presidential memorandum signing. REUTERS/Leah Millis President Donald Trump vetoed the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act on Wednesday over unrelated issues like social media laws, among other things. Former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton wrote on Twitter that it was the "shameful last act of a failed presidency." Trump has used his veto authority a number of times duri...
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Trump Goes Whole Hog, Grants Pardons For House Allies And Russia Probe Figures

President Trump went on pardon tear Tuesday night as his presidency wanes, with the White House announcing grants of clemency for key figures in the 2016 Russia investigation and for congressional allies of Trump who were prosecuted during his administration. Trump granted a full pardon to his former 2016 campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who kickstarted the Russian investigation when he told a foreign diplomat about Russia’s efforts to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton. Papadopoulos pleaded...
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Despite a record turnout, Native American voters faced challenges new and old to casting a ballot in the 2020 election

Samantha Lee/Business Insider In 2020, Native American voters turned out in record numbers, and were integral to President-elect Joe Biden's victory in key states like Arizona.  Native American and Alaska Native organizers from around the country told Insider that Native American voters, especially those living on reservation lands, still face barriers to voting. The physical distance required to get to a polling place, lack of traditional mailing addresses and consistent mail delivery, a...
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Here’s the 2020 “Black List” of the Year’s Best Unproduced Screenplays

Every year, the Black List shows off the most well-liked but not-yet-produced screenplays of year. And each year, the Black List offers a glimpse into a world of not just unmade scripts, but of talented writers waiting for their big moment and film projects just waiting for the right person to say “yes.” The 2020 Black List is no different. There is a lot of imagination on this list of unmade scripts. Some ideas sound ready to become movies right now. Others are so bizarre that they demand a do...
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LGBTQ candidates made history in 2020, but what's most 'earth-shattering' about their record is its standout diversity

The White House is blanketed in rainbow colors symbolizing LGBT pride in Washington on June 26, 2015. MOLLY RILEY/AFP via Getty Images In the November general election, a number of LGBTQ candidates won races across the US in a phenomenon that's been dubbed the "rainbow wave." Several winners made history, including the first Black gay members of Congress, the first transgender state senator in Delaware, and the first nonbinary state legislator.  Andrew Reynolds, a professor at Princeton Un...
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Trump could be facing his first veto override from Republicans right before he leaves the White House

President Donald Trump. Evan Vucci/AP President Donald Trump may be facing his first congressional veto override in the final days of his presidency. An overwhelming majority of lawmakers from the Democratic-controlled House supported a defense bill in a 335-78 vote, which exceeds the two-thirds majority needed to slap down a potential veto from Trump. Numerous House Republicans have voiced support of overriding a Trump veto, including his staunchest allies who have urged the president to ...
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