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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, won’t run for re-election

By Clare Foran, Jeff Zeleny and Alex Rogers | CNN Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio announced Monday that he will not run for reelection after his current term in office ends in 2022, saying in a statement that the entrenched partisan gridlock in Washington was a factor in his decision. The announcement will set off what could become a highly competitive race to fill the seat and will reshape the 2022 battlefield for control of the Senate. The news could also potentially pave the way for a cro...
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Lawmakers have been threatened ahead of Trump’s impeachment trial, officials tell AP

WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. The threats, and concerns that armed protesters could return to sack the Capitol anew, have prompted the U.S. Capitol Police and other federal law enforcement to insist thousands of Nation...
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Ted Cruz's 'Pittsburgh over Paris' campaign shows us just how dumb the Biden years are going to be

Getty In response to Biden re-entering the US into the Paris climate agreement, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has launched a "Pittsburgh over Paris" campaign. Cruz says that Biden rejoining the Paris agreement will cost the citizens of Pittsburgh jobs, but the idea makes no sense and is just another bad faith attempt at scoring political points. This is the norm for Republicans, and a sign of what's to come. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.   Visit Business I...
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State parole board panel recommends parole for onetime Manson follower

A state parole board panel Friday recommended parole for Bruce Davis, a onetime Manson Family follower who was convicted in two killings in 1969. Davis, now 78, has been found suitable for parole six previous times, with three different governors reversing the recommendation for parole. Most recently, Gov. Gavin Newsom blocked Davis’ release in November 2019. Former governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger had also reversed the parole board’s recommendation. Davis was convicted of first-d...
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Sun Valley gang member admits to shootings, illegal drug and gun sales

A Sun Valley man and gang member admitted Friday in federal court to taking part in 2016 shootings across the San Fernando Valley and selling narcotics and illegal firearms. Jesus Gonzalez Jr., 27, entered his guilty plea through a video call from a San Bernardino County Jail on multiple Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act charges of attempted murder and drug and gun sales, said U.S. Attorney’s Office Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy. Gonzalez, who went by “Lil Chito,” “Gunner” and “Chuy,”...
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After 55 years at NBC News, Tom Brokaw announces retirement

By Brian Stetler | CNN Tom Brokaw is formally retiring from NBC News after an extraordinary 55 years with the network. Brokaw, 80, is best known for anchoring the “NBC Nightly News” from 1982 through 2004. He has been the network’s senior correspondent in recent years, enjoying a form of semi-retirement while contributing essays to NBC and MSNBC programs. In his most recent essay, published in late December, he called the coronavirus pandemic “America’s greatest test since the Civil War.” Brokaw...
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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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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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GOP wrestles with the post-Trump future

By Steve Peoples | Associated Press For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding. The shift to minority status is always difficult, prompting debates over who is to blame for losing the last election. But the process is especially intense as Republicans confront profound questions about what the party stands for without Donald...
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Read the full text of Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people — the will of the people — has been...
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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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Trump was talked out of pardoning his kids, GOP lawmakers, report says

By Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Pamela Brown | CNN President Donald Trump received an unsettling warning on his final Saturday night in the White House. Huddled for a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers, Trump was warned the pardons he once hoped to bestow upon his family and even himself would place him in a legally perilous position, convey the appearance of guilt and potentially make him more vulnerable to reprisals. So, too, was Trump warned that pardons for Republican lawmakers who...
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McConnell: Trump ‘fed lies’ to the crowd about election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was “fed lies” by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s election. McConnell’s remarks are his most severe and public rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump. The Republican leader vowed a “safe and successful” inauguration of Biden on Wednesday at the Capitol, which ...
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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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Donald Trump stands largely silent, alone after second impeachment

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him. Yet when his legacy was set in stone on Wednesday, he was stunningly left on the sidelines. Trump now stands with no equal, the only president to be charged twice with a high crime or misdemeanor, a new co...
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Impeachment comes full circle for L.A. Rep. Adam Schiff

A year ago Wednesday, Rep. Adam Schiff was gearing up for the battle of his political life. President Donald Trump had just been impeached in the House, and Schiff was preparing for marathon arguments in the Senate chamber, where he would lead the case to convict the president and remove him from office. The rest is American history: Conviction failed — and a year like no other ensued: A pandemic killed hundreds of thousands in the U.S. The death of George Floyd set off  a massive social justice...
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South Bay Rep. Ted Lieu tapped as manager in drive to impeach Trump for second time

Rep. Ted Lieu, an outspoken South Bay critic of President Donald Trump, is among Democrats leading the second impeachment effort against President Donald Trump. The effort, which began in the House of Representatives Wednesday morning, launched hours of debate, with each party’s representatives alternating with impassioned arguments for and against. If successful, the effort would make Trump the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. Watch: Impeachment Live Lieu was among three representati...
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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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McConnell distances himself from Trump as impeachment nears

By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving abruptly away from President Donald Trump, telling people that he thinks Trump perpetrated impeachable offenses. The Kentucky Republican also sees House Democrats’ drive to impeach Trump as an opportune moment to distance the GOP from the tumultuous, divisive outgoing president. The views of McConnell, who will be Washington’s most powerful Republican once Democrat Joe Biden is inaugu...
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‘Insurrection,’ ‘coup’ and ‘sedition.’ Here’s what each term means

By Dakin Andone | CNN In the wake of Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol building by a pro-Trump mob, US elected officials, world leaders and commentators have condemned the actions of the President and those who participated. Many of their statements use various words to refer to what took place — “insurrection,” “sedition” and “coup.” Here’s a breakdown of what those terms mean. Insurrection   [vemba-video id=”business/2021/01/12/corporate-backlash-trump-capitol-riot.cnnbusiness”]The words “i...
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Watch live: U.S. House takes up second impeachment of President Donald Trump (6:00 a.m.)

Mike Dorning, Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg The U.S. House prepared to vote on a history-making second impeachment of Donald Trump as lawmakers seethed over his role inciting last week’s mob attack on the Capitol and the president’s once-firm control over the Republican party began to break down. Trump’s impeachment appeared inevitable in a vote Democrats anticipated would come Wednesday, with the resolution’s sponsors claiming broad support from Democrats and public backing from sever...
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Watch live: U.S. House takes up second impeachment of President Donald Trump

Mike Dorning, Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg The U.S. House prepared to vote on a history-making second impeachment of Donald Trump as lawmakers seethed over his role inciting last week’s mob attack on the Capitol and the president’s once-firm control over the Republican party began to break down. Trump’s impeachment appeared inevitable in a vote Democrats anticipated would come Wednesday, with the resolution’s sponsors claiming broad support from Democrats and public backing from sever...
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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 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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Sen. Mitch McConnell said to be pleased about Trump impeachment

Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting Wednesday to formally charge Trump with inciting violence against the country. At the same time, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the minority leader and one of Trump...
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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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Biden’s presidency certified; Trump assures orderly transition

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Trump in the White House. Lawmakers were resolved to complete the Electoral College tally in a display to the country, and the...
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‘Let’s get back to work’: Mob doesn’t deter Congress from electoral vote certification

Chris Marquette, Katherine Tully-McManus and Chris Cioffi WASHINGTON — As the Capitol was overtaken by a violent mob Wednesday, quick-thinking floor staff grabbed the wooden Electoral College mahogany boxes from the well of the Senate chamber and took them out, along with the crush of evacuating senators. The insurrection, and attack on democracy itself by the pro-Trump rioters, halted the debate over certification of the Electoral College votes of Arizona, which favored President-elect Joe Bide...
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Pence, Biden warn of high stakes in Georgia runoff

By Bill Barrow, Will Weissert and Jeff Amy | Associated Press ATLANTA, Ga. — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday told Georgia Democrats they had the power to “chart the course” for a generation and Vice President Mike Pence urged Republicans to vote for “the last line of defense” in Washington in a series of final pleas ahead of runoff elections that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. The men spoke hours before President Donald Trump was due to make his case to voters at a nighttime ral...
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