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Republican lawmakers across the US set out to limit abortion access, including proposals that threaten doctors with murder charges

Pro-choice activists protest during outside the US Supreme Court on March 4, 2020, as the Court heard oral arguments on a challenge to a Louisiana abortion law. Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP A bill proposed by an Arizona state lawmaker would charge a person who obtained an abortion and their doctor with homicide. A similar bill proposed in Mississippi also targets abortion providers with criminal penalties. Republicans in several state legislatures across the US have proposed bills to limit acc...
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From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to rioting against the US government

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
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From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politics

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
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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 splintering South: the growing effect of migration on Republican strongholds

Migration patterns have laid siege to southern Republican dominance. Solidly red states a generation ago—Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina—are now purple or bright blue. The Democratic presence in Texas and South Carolina grows as Florida remains a battleground. These are all “fast growth” states. The remaining Republican bulwark represents a declining portion of the Southern electorate. If the South is the core of the modern Republican Party, its days are numbered.The post-Reconstruction era “S...
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McConnell wants to push impeachment trial to February

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give the former president time to review the case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riots have signaled they want a quick trial as President Joe Biden begins his term, saying a full reckoning is necessary before the country — and the Congres...
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South Carolina-based attorney Butch Bowers will represent Trump at his 2nd impeachment trial, Sen. Lindsey Graham says

Outgoing US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump speak to the media depart the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. - President Trump travels his Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images South Carolina attorney Butch Bowers will represent Trump in his 2nd impeachment. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Bowers would defend Trump on a call with GOP Senators, ...
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George W. Bush privately says that Rep. Jim Clyburn is the country's 'savior' for helping Biden beat Trump

Former President George W. Bush and Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images George W. Bush said Rep. James Clyburn was a "savior" for his role in resurrecting Joe Biden's campaign. Clyburn relayed the rare comments from Bush to reporters on a conference call. Biden's 2020 primary campaign was on life support when Clyburn endorsed him. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President George W. Bush told House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina De...
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Latest on Inauguration: Biden says in first address as president ‘Democracy has prevailed’

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says “democracy has prevailed” in a country reeling amid a pandemic and a violent melee two weeks ago at the U.S. Capitol. In his first remarks as president, Biden said Wednesday that his swearing-in marks a...
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Latest on Inauguration Day: Biden, Harris arrive at Capitol with their families

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the U.S. Capitol ahead of his inauguration as the United States’ 46th president. Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived at the complex on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes before his noon swearing-in ceremony. They were accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and were greeted by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The president-elect’s motorcade wound its way through a mostly deserted Washington follo...
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Capitol Rioters Were Among Those Who Held Out Hope For A Trump Pardon And Didn’t Get It

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Kamala Harris prepares for central role in Biden White House

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins. With the confluence of crises confronting Joe Biden’s administration — and an evenly divided Senate in which she would deliver the tie-breaking vote — Harris is shaping up to be a central player in...
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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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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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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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"Mr. Biden’s team has developed a raft of decrees that he can issue on his own authority after the inauguration on Wednesday..."

"... to begin reversing some of President Trump’s most hotly disputed policies. Advisers hope the flurry of action, without waiting for Congress, will establish a sense of momentum for the new president even as the Senate puts his predecessor on trial. On his first day in office alone, Mr. Biden intends a flurry of executive orders that will be partly substantive and partly symbolic. They include rescinding the travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries, rejoining the Paris climate cha...
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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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What we know about the laptop that was stolen from Nancy Pelosi's aide during the Capitol siege

US 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 election results on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS Since the deadly siege on the US Capitol, lawmakers have reported various items stolen from their offices. Misinformation surrounding the items has already started to spread. A laptop that belonged to an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelos...
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Jamie Harrison will be the next DNC chairman, according to report

Former Senate candidate Jamie Harrison SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jamie Harrison of South Carolina will be next to lead the Democratic National Committee, according to the New York Times. President-elect Joe Biden plans to name Harrison to the position, the Times reported. Harrison's run against Sen. Lindsey Graham in November broke fundraising records and earned him a reputation as a fundraising juggernaut. Going into the 2022 midterms, Harrison will try to keep the Democrats from los...
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Lawmakers seek top award for hero police officer and Army veteran Eugene Goodman who defended the Senate during pro-Trump riots

Police officers salute during the procession for U.S. Capitol police officer, Brian D. Sicknick, who died from injuries sustained in the Jan. 6 Capitol rampage. Another Capitol police officer is being nominated for a top award for courageously blocking the pro-Trump mob. Matt McClain/Getty Images Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have put forward a bipartisan bill to award Capitol Police officer and Army veteran Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. The Black officer is cred...
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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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Trump's 2nd impeachment is the most bipartisan in US history

Associated Press The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in catalyzing a deadly siege of the US Capitol on January 6. This is the second time Trump has been impeached, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. One Republican voted to impeach Trump the first time, and five Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. No Democrats voted to impeach President An...
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Trump's second impeachment is the most bipartisan in US history

Associated Press The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in catalyzing a deadly siege of the US Capitol on January 6. This is the second time Trump was impeached, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. One Republican voted to impeach Trump the first time, and five Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. No Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew ...
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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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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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