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Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who sought to overturn Biden's win, acknowledges the election 'was not fraudulent'

CNN's Pamela Brown interviewing Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina. Screenshot/CNN GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn's long-standing claims of voter fraud collapsed Saturday. Cawthorn maintained that he contested the election "to hold up the Constitution." When pressed by CNN's Pamela Brown to cite specific cases of fraud, Cawthorn was unable to do so. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina entered office pledging to contest Joe Bid...
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Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who sought to overturn Biden's win, admits that the election 'was not fraudulent' on CNN

CNN's Pamela Brown, left, interviews Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina. Screenshot/CNN GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn's longstanding claims of voter fraud collapsed on Saturday. Cawthorn maintained that he contested the election "to hold up the Constitution." When pressed by CNN's Pamela Brown to cite specific cases of fraud, Cawthorn was unable to do so. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina came into office pledging to contes...
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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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Pittsburgh official goes viral by rebuking Ted Cruz – and looking like Jeff Daniels

Rich Fitzgerald told local TV that senator’s climate tweet was ‘outrageous’, prompting Twitter users to make comparison to actorRich Fitzgerald, the elected executive of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, has achieved viral internet fame – for rebuking the Republican senator Ted Cruz but also for looking remarkably like the Emmy-winning actor Jeff Daniels. Related: Melania Trump's photo snub prompts speculation over post-White House path Continue reading...
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Pennsylvania Republicans spent $1 million in tax dollars on 2020 election lawsuits to suppress voters

A woman participates in a protest in support of counting all votes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 5, 2020. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Pennsylvania Republicans spent $1.04 million in taxpayer dollars on 2020 election lawsuits. That's according to documents obtained Thursday by the news organization PA Spotlight. Republicans had sought to disenfranchise millions of people who voted by mail. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pennsylvania Republicans spent more th...
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Pennsylvania Republicans spent $1 million in tax dollars on 2020 election lawsuits

A woman participates in a protest in support of counting all votes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 5, 2020. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Pennsylvania Republicans spent $1.04 million in taxpayer dollars on 2020 election lawsuits. That's according to documents obtained Thursday by the news organization PA Spotlight. Republicans had sought to disenfranchise millions of people who voted by mail. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pennsylvania Republicans spent more th...
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The Republicans who could determine Trump's political fate in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The Senate is set to begin an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. At least half a dozen Republican senators have signaled a willingness to hold Trump accountable for the Capitol siege. All eyes are on Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Pat Toomey, and Ben Sasse. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a Senate impeachment trial looms for former...
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Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop is freed from jail

By MARK SCOLFORO | Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman facing charges that she helped steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the U.S. Capitol will be released from jail, a federal judge decided Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson released Riley June Williams into the custody of her mother, with travel restrictions, and instructed her to appear Monday in federal court in Washington to continue her case. Williams, 22, of Har...
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Ted Cruz claims Joe Biden is 'more interested' in Paris than Pittsburgh, weeks after attempting to overturn Pennsylvania's election results

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at a campaign rally in Georgia on January 2, 2021. Brynn Anderson/AP Sen. Ted Cruz criticized President Biden with a comparison that may have missed the mark. He said Biden rejoining the Paris climate agreement showed he cared more for Paris than Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is in fact doing well on climate targets, though Cruz did recently challenge its election results. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off Joe B...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Climate Change, France, China, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Paris, Capitol Hill, Republican


Biden enters the White House for the first time since being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
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The 22-year-old accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop and planning to sell it to Russia has been given new charges that could see her jailed for 20 years

Riley June Williams seen in a booking photograph obtained from the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on January 19, 2021. Dauphin County Prison/Handout via Reuters Riley June Williams, the woman accused of stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop and trying to sell it to Russia, was charged with theft of government property Tuesday. The Justice Department had charged the 22-year-old on Sunday with breaking into the Capitol on January 6, but a new charge was added after the FBI inves...
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How a participant in the Capitol riot allegedly stole Nancy Pelosi's laptop

The FBI used footage from ITV News, seen here, to track how Riley June Williams traveled through the Capitol to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. ITV News/YouTube According to the DOJ, Riley Williams took a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office during the Capitol riot. Williams' former romantic partner told the FBI she had plans to sell it to Russia's equivalent of the CIA. Her mother says she's been involved in far-right circles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ...
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Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Workers put up "Biden-Harris" branded bunting on a press riser along the inaugural parade route near the White House on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last weeks deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Inauguration Day 2021 will be like no other amid the coronav...
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Biden's pick for assistant health secretary would be the first transgender person confirmed by the Senate

Biden on Tuesday tapped Dr. Rachel Levine, seen here in 2015, for a key health role in a historic pick of a transgender person. REUTERS/Daniel Shanken President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday selected Dr. Rachel Levine as his nominee for assistant health secretary. Levine is a physician who is currently serving as Pennsylvania's secretary of health.  If confirmed, Levine would be the first transgender person confirmed by the US Senate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presi...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, US Senate, Biden, Justice Department, Cabinet, Kamala Harris, Tom Wolf, Levine, Trump White House


Joe Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

By WILL WEISSERT | The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed p...
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FBI investigates tip that a woman possibly stole a laptop from Nancy Pelosi’s office to potentially sell it to Russia

By Katelyn Polantz | CNN In a new criminal court case against a woman alleged to have entered the US Capitol on January 6, the FBI noted that a tipster raised the possibility of a laptop being stolen from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to potentially sell to Russia. There’s no indication a laptop was actually taken from Pelosi’s office. And the FBI says in the court record the “matter remains under investigation.” It’s one of the more bizarre details to emerge in the avalanche of court fil...
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The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, after receiving a tip from someone claiming to be her ex

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, an affidavit said. The tip came from someone who claimed to be a former romantic partner of the woman, Riley June Williams.  Williams faces c...
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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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Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is set to collide with Republicans - and it could force Democrats to scrap measures like a $15 minimum wage

Susan Walsh/AP Biden unveiled a large new aid plan, but it may have to be modified substantially to gain Republican votes and faces a difficult road ahead. The president-elect is seeking GOP support for his rescue package to enact it more quickly and make good on his promise of bipartisanship. "I see no way this gets 10 Republican Senate votes in its current form," a conservative budget expert said in an interview. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Bi...
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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 ...
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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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Why Congress can't categorically reject and overturn presidential election results in the future

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks in the House Chamber after they reconvened for arguments over the objection of certifying Arizona’s Electoral College votes in November’s election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool In 2021, a record number of congressional Republicans voted to object to and reject slates of electors for President-elect Joe Biden after the pro-Trump insurrection that overtook the US Capitol. The episode...
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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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Here's what happens now that Trump has been impeached a 2nd time by the House

President Donald Trump. Reuters On Wednesday, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency.  The House passed one article against Trump for inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6.  Next, the Senate will hold a trial to determine whether Trump should be removed from office. It is unclear whether the Senate will hold a trial and vote on whether to remove Trump from his office before his term expires on January 20. Read I...
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Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice as House charges him with inciting an insurrection

President Trump. Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in catalyzing a violent riot at the US Capitol on January 6 that resulted in five deaths. Multiple Republican lawmakers broke ranks to vote with their Democratic colleagues to impeach the president, and Wednesday's vote was the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. He was previously i...
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Here are the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the Capitol siege

Trump addresses supporters in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, ahead of an attack on the US Capitol Getty Images 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump after the US Capitol siege. On Wednesday, the House voted 232-197 to charge Trump with inciting the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol.  New York Rep. John Katko became the first member of his party to publicly support impeachment, and he was closely followed by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney,...
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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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