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Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita selected as state Senate Republican leader

Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has been unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader after the caucus ousted Sen. Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, who had held the post for two years. The leadership change will take effect in a few weeks. Grove, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, lost support within her party after posting dubious claims about the results of the Nov. 3 election and the Jan. 6 takeover of the U.S. Capitol. The state Senate was the body in California to have...
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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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Vice President Harris escorted to inauguration by Capitol Police officer hailed as hero

By Harmeet Kaur | CNN Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero ever since he lured rioters away from the Senate chambers during the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill. The Capitol Police officer’s courageous actions were recognized again on Wednesday when he escorted Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony. He was there in his new role as acting deputy House sergeant at arms, CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reported. Goodman became the face of resistance to the insurrection when shortly after the Capit...
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With swearing in of Vice President Harris, a new chapter opens in U.S. politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Harris was sworn in as the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the role — in front of the U.S. Capitol by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, right, meets former First ...
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‘Have a good life’: Trump says farewell at airbase send-off before Biden’s inauguration

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump departed the White House a final time as president Wednesday, skipping Joe Biden’s inauguration and instead threw a military-style send-off for himself before leaving for his Florida resort. “I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening, and I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck, great success,” Trump said at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington before boarding Air F...
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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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Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified U.S. capitols

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday as National Guard troops and police kept watch to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. There were no immediate reports of any clashes. Security was stepped up in recent days after the FBI warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugu...
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Trump allies were behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records show

WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, an oval-shaped, federally owned patch of land near the W...
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Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Associated Press By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops were pouring into the nation’s capital on Saturday, as governors answered the urgent pleas of U.S. defense officials for more troops to help safeguard Washington even as they keep anxious eyes on possible violent protests in their own states. Military leaders spent chunks of Thursday evening and Friday calling states in an unprecedented appeal for more National Guard troops to help lock down much of the ci...
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‘Kill him with his own gun’: Police describe facing the mob at the U.S. Capitol

By Mark Morales | CNN As DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone lay on the ground at the US Capitol building, stunned and injured, he knew a group of rioters were stripping him of his gear. They grabbed spare ammunition, ripped the police radio off his chest and even stole his badge. Then, Fanone, who had just been Tasered several times in the back of the neck, heard something chilling that made him go into survival mode. [vemba-video id=”us/2021/01/15/capitol-riot-officers-sots-ctn-prok...
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Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and police officers

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMES LAPORTA | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is “stacking up” to breach a buildi...
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Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate. Democrats hoping to avoid interrupting Biden’s inauguration have suggested holding back until the new president has a chance to get...
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Trump says he opposes violence in statement read on House floor

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he opposes violence in a statement read on the House floor as members debate impeaching him for his role in fomenting the violent insurrection at the Capitol last week. Trump’s message was read Wednesday by GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. Trump says in a statement: “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind.” Trump adds: “That is not what I stand for, and it is not what Amer...
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Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote Wednesday, a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results just before they stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly siege. While Trump’s first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with t...
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President Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. “We are debating this historic measure at a crime scene,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. Security was exceptionally tight Wednesday, shocking images of National G...
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President Trump on verge of 2nd impeachment after Capitol siege

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. “We are debating this historic measure at a crime scene,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. Security was exceptionally tight Wednesday, shocking images of National Guard troops massed at the iconic Capitol, with secure perimeters around the ...
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Trump takes no responsibility for Capitol riot, visits Texas

ALAMO, Texas — President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault. “People thought that what I said was totally appropriate,” Trump said. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The President is traveling to ...
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Metal detectors installed outside the House floor

By Jake Tapper and Daniella Diaz | CNN Members of Congress and staffers will have to walk through metal detectors in order to get onto the floor of the US House of Representatives, a senior Democratic aide told CNN Tuesday. The development comes after multiple House Democrats told CNN they are worried about some of their Republican colleagues and that there have been multiple conversations about the need for every member of Congress and their guests to start going through metal detectors. Capito...
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LAPD wants to know if its officers attended Trump rally or Capitol Building riot

The Los Angeles Police Department is working with the FBI to identify any of its officers who attended President Donald Trump’s rally or the attack on the Capitol Building that followed last week in the wake of reports of law enforcement and military members in the crowd. Chief Michel Moore, in a Police Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, said he spoke with LAPD’s command staff members and “instructed them that if we learned of anyone that has traveled to D.C. for the president’s remarks or ...
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Olympic gold medal swimmer was part of crowd that invaded Capitol

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Trump has been told he could face massive damages for the Capitol riot even if he avoids criminal charges, with one advisor reportedly telling him: 'Think OJ'

President Donald Trump. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump was told by an advisor to "think OJ" over the legal issues he could face over the Capitol riot last week, ABC News reported. The advisor was referring to OJ Simpson, the former NFL star who was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife but was sued for millions of dollars in civil lawsuits. Trump had told his supporters to "fight like hell" moments before they stormed the Capitol around 2 p.m. last Wednesday. D...
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As dust settles on chaos in D.C., accounting begins in Southern California

Even as the House of Representatives laid the groundwork Monday for a second impeachment of President Donald Trump, one of his supporters, Jessica Martinez, took heavy political fire 3,000 miles away in her role as a member the Whittier City Council. Martinez was in Washington D.C. last week when Trump supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol in the hope of upending the recent presidential election. Now, many in the city of 86,000 want her to step down from the council. She’s hardly alone. From lo...
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Trump is reportedly more upset about his club not hosting a golf tournament than he is about likely being impeached for a 2nd time

President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club on December 13 in Sterling, Virginia. Al Drago/Getty Images President Donald Trump is reportedly more upset that one of his club's will no longer host a PGA golf tournament than he is about the prospect of a second impeachment. Trump is "gutted" by the PGA's decision to pull its 2022 championship from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, The New York Times' Maggie Haberman reported on Monday. The reporting came as House Democrats forma...
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‘Hang Mike Pence!’: Assault on U.S. Capitol a more sinister attack than first appeared

By JAY REEVES, LISA MASCARO and CALVIN WOODWARD | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump’s name, the Capitol’s attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into the crowd. “Hang Mike Pence!” the insurrectionists chanted as they pressed inside, beating police with pipes. They demanded House Speaker Nancy P...
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Capitol police were overrun, ‘left naked’ against rioters

By Colleen Long, Michael Balsamo and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, U.S. Capitol Police did not bolster staffing on Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility that the planned protests could escalate into massive violent riots, according to several people briefed on law enforcement’s response. The revelations shed new light on why Capitol police were so quickly overrun by rioters. The department had th...
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Possible virus exposure for lawmakers sheltering during riot

By LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the Capitol siege by a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump. The Capitol’s attending physician notified all lawmakers Sunday of the virus exposure and urged them to be tested. The infected individual was not named. Dr. Brian Moynihan wrote that “many members of the House community were in protective isolation in the large r...
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11 journalists on covering the Capitol siege: ‘This could get ugly’

Reporters knew before they arrived at the Capitol on Wednesday that there would be large protests in support of President Donald Trump. But most expected the day’s main event to be the drama and ceremony of the nation’s leaders debating the ratification of the Electoral College vote for Joe Biden as the next president. The journalists ended up chronicling a siege that underscored the fragility of American democracy. Many did their jobs a few feet from drawn weapons. Others faced the wrath of pro...
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After Capitol riot, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris reflects on meeting President Trump

When Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris met President Donald Trump about a year ago at Los Angeles International Airport during his 2020 trip to Southern California, he was impressed. Surrounded by a crowd of Southern California fans, sporting “Make America Great Again” hats and patriotic jackets, Trump was ushered into an area to meet with his supporters. “He has a magnetic personality that is quite astonishing,” Parris said. “The person you see in person is not the person you see on television. He’...
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Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris reflects on meeting President Trump

When Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris met President Donald Trump about a year ago at Los Angeles International Airport during his 2020 trip to Southern California, he was impressed. Surrounded by a crowd of Southern California fans, sporting “Make America Great Again” hats and patriotic jackets, Trump was ushered into an area to meet with his supporters. “He has a magnetic personality that is quite astonishing,” Parris said. “The person you see in person is not the person you see on television. He’...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, Sport, Soccer, United States, Secret Service, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Southern California, Trump, Capitol, Lancaster, Los Angeles International Airport, Ryan Carter


Airlines and flight attendants concerned about security when pro-Trump rioters leave DC

By Pete Muntean, Gregory Wallace, Eric Levenson and Francesca Street, CNN (CNN) — Airlines and two unions representing flight attendants are concerned about in-flight security as the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the US Capitol Wednesday leave the Washington DC area. American Airlines and United Airlines have both increased staffing at the DC-area airports where they operate. American is also suspending alcohol service on its flights to and from the region. The Association of Flight Attendants-...
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