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Hoornstra: Baseball Hall of Fame observes a profound moment of silence

In December, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee to be removed from the U.S. Capitol building. Two days later, a statue of former Supreme Court Justice Edward Douglass White Jr. was removed from its pedestal outside the Louisiana Supreme Court building in New Orleans. In July, the North Carolina Court of Appeals removed a public statue of Thomas Ruffin, a slave owner, who served as the state’s chief justice from 1833-52. The toppling of statues i...
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Watchdog looks into whether Justice Department officials tried to overturn election

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday that the investigation will investigate allegations concerning the conduct of former and current Justice Department officials but will not extend to other government officials. The Justice Department watchdog inve...
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FAA employee from Beaumont charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

A Federal Aviation Administration employee and QAnon follower from California who had been on the FBI’s radar is facing federal charges after he confessed to taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents released Friday. Kevin Strong, 44, of Beaumont, surrendered to authorities on Friday and appeared in a federal court in Riverside, where a judge ordered him held on $50,000 bond, said Laura Eimiller, spokeswoman for the FBI in Los Angeles. It wasn’t immediately clear...
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The story of a song that’s been stuck in my head nearly all my life

You know how sometimes a song gets stuck in your head? Even one that you haven’t heard in a very long time? Yesterday, while I was picnicking in a nearby park, “The Wayward Wind,” by Gogi Grant, traveled out of my head and into the air as a light breeze ruffled the edges of the purple comforter I was sitting on. Although I had fled to the park in the midst of a quarantine cabin fever attack, there was something about the breeze, the restless wind, that eased my mind. The song was a favorite of m...
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For first Black Defense Secretary, racism challenge is personal

By Lolita C. Baldor | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a massive military bureaucracy, but also with a challenge that hits closer to home: rooting out racism and extremism in the ranks. Austin took office Friday as the first Black defense chief, in the wake of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, where retired and current military members were among the rioters touting far-right...
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Biden orders review of domestic violence threat

By Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has directed law enforcement and intelligence officials in his administration to study the threat of domestic violent extremism in the United States, an undertaking being launched weeks after a mob of insurgents loyal to Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. The disclosure Friday by White House press secretary Jen Psaki is a stark acknowledgment of the national security threat that officials see as posed by American extremists m...
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A more perfect and more lasting Union: Jackie Gingrich Cushman

It was a long 2020. It featured a pandemic, politics and economic hardships. Many of us are tired of the political polarization and the constant spewing of hate. It’s not just that we don’t want to be hated; we also don’t want to hate. We yearn to get along, to make progress and to work together to make our country better for our children. We’re exhausted, frustrated and feeling helpless. We want to make a difference, and I know we can. On the afternoon of Jan. 6, as our nation’s Capitol was und...
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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...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Victor, HARRIS, Capitol, Assembly, Grove

Photos: The swearing in of President Biden and Vice President Harris

Joe Biden was sworn in today, January 20, 2021, as the 46th president of the United States as Kamala Harris became the first woman to become vice president. Harris is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency.  She is the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in the U.S. government. Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th President...
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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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Read the full text of the inaugural poem by Amanda Gorman

National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP) In one of the inauguration’s most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew.” The 22-year-old Gorman referenced everything from Biblical scripture and “Hamilton,” and at time...
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On Biden’s day, U.S. capital swiftly pivots to life after Trump

WASHINGTON — Quite suddenly, if only for a freeze-frame moment, everything old was new again, starting when Joe Biden stepped outside into his day and Donald Trump vanished inside Air Force One for his flight to private life in Florida. Democratic and Republican leaders worshipped together at church, just one tradition dusted off. The centuries-old rituals of a peaceful transfer of power unfolded from the high platform of the flag-bedecked Capitol, still recovering from insurrection. A law e...
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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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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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Latest on Inauguration Day: Acting attorney general resigns as Biden enters

WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will resign when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office. The Justice Department says Rosen’s resignation goes into effect at noon Wednesday. Rosen has run the department since former Attorney General William Barr resigned on Dec. 23. He was previously the deputy attorney general and deputy transportation secretary. Rosen has kept a low profile since he assumed the top job at the Justice Department. He has not held a press conference ...
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Biden is sworn in, takes the helm as president facing pandemic, divisions

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, swearing the oath of office just before noon to take the helm of a deeply divided nation while inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capito...
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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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FBI raids home of Huntington Beach activist who initially admitted, later denied taking part in Capitol siege

The FBI on Monday searched the Huntington Beach apartment of a well-known far-right activist who initially claimed in a video that he participated in the siege earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol, then backtracked as he became the target of death threats. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, confirmed that an FBI SWAT team executed a search warrant around 10 a.m. at the residence of 32-year-old Kristopher Drew Martin on Viewpoint Lane. One person, whose identi...
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Rep. Brad Sherman town hall on Covid-19 issues, impeachment and the Biden administration, Jan. 21

  WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters have entered the U.S.Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation’s capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)   Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) holds a telephone town hall, 7-8 p.m. Jan....
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What Biden can and can’t get from an evenly divided Senate

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — So what does a 50-50 Senate get incoming President Joe Biden? Washington has barely had time to process the implications of Democratic control after two Georgia runoff elections that are delivering the Senate to Democrats. Hours after the races were decided, a mob of zealots ransacked the U.S. Capitol and reshaped the national and political landscape. The unexpected new balance of power giving Democrats only the barest control of Congress has big ...
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Democrats overreach on recall, miss valid point

Last week, the California Democratic Party attempted to link the Republican-backed drive to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom to the riotous invasion of the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of soon-to-be ex-President Donald Trump. “This recall effort, which really ought to be called ‘the California coup,’ is being led by right-wing conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, anti-vaxxers and groups who encourage violence on our democratic institutions,” state Democratic chairman Rusty Hicks said. It was...
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FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have gripped Washington following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters. And it und...
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Sacramento: Authorities standing by for possible pro-Trump protests, violence

SACRAMENTO — Armed demonstrations did not materialize Sunday at the California state Capitol despite calls from far-right activists inviting Donald Trump’s supporters to protest the recent presidential election results. MAGA hats and Trump flags, visible throughout the crowd that attacked the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6, were not seen in significant numbers on Sunday. As of the early afternoon, no demonstrations had occurred in Sacramento before a strong National Guard presence ahead of President-elec...
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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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Former LA worker ‘Baked Alaska’ arrested in Capitol riot probe

Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. He formerly worked for Buzzfeed in Los Angeles, and reportedly attended Azusa Pacific University. Related: We worked together on the internet. Last week, he stormed the Capitol. Gionet was arrested by federal agents in Houston on Saturday, according to the official, who was not authorized ...
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Seeing the U.S. Capitol under assault stirs up memories of a long-ago class trip

As I watched the attack on the U.S. Capitol unfold on TV, I was brought back to my high school trip there a lifetime ago. One of the perks of being schooled in nearby Virginia was the experience of class trips to be hands-on with history just as you were learning about it. Flanked by my classmates and a teacher warning us to speak in soft tones and not to touch anything, we all but tip-toed into the seat of American Democracy. It was a little like being back in kindergarten except for the keen a...
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