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Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump arrives at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was "complicit in planning" the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. He conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked b...
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The first January 6 committee hearing was a searing indictment of the GOP's lies about the fatal Capitol attack

U.S. Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell wipes his eye as he watches a video being displayed during a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg/Pool via AP) The first House Jan. 6 committee hearing was a disaster for Republicans. Four police officers who fought off the pro-Trump mob ripped into the GOP for downplaying the riot. "The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful," one officer said, slamming h...
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GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik lies and says 'Nancy Pelosi bears responsibility' for the pro-Trump January 6 insurrection

In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., listens during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Stefanik lied on Tuesday and said Pelosi "bears responsibility" for the Jan. 6 insurrection. Trump provoked the fatal insurrection at the US Capitol via his lies about the 2020 election. Congressional leaders are not responsible for security at the US Capitol. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republica...
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Pelosi rejects 2 of McCarthy's GOP picks for January 6 committee over 'unprecedented nature' of Capitol attack

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions including comments on a recent flap with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more progressive members of the House Democratic caucus. Win McNamee/Getty Images Pelosi announced she's rejecting two of McCarthy's picks for the January 6 committee. The House speaker said she will not ac...
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Bill Barr and Jared Kushner both referred to the Trump campaign's legal efforts to overturn the election as a 'clown show,' book says

Former Attorney General Bill Barr Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Both former AG Barr and Jared Kushner called the Trump legal team a "clown show," book says. Competing factions in Trump World led to two separate legal teams working out of Georgia. Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, told a Georgia senator he "couldn't help" him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Both attorney general Bill Barr and White House advisor Jared Kushner referred to the Trump team's leg...
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Oklahoma GOP Nixes Censure of State's Republican US Senators

Oklahoma Republican Party members have rejected a resolution to censure the state’s two GOP U.S. senators for not objecting to the Electoral College votes that certified Democrat Joe Biden as president on Jan. 6.
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'This is really f---ed up down here': GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan called Mark Milley during the Jan. 6 riot and spoke against a tentative plan to evacuate senators, book says

Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska. Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP Sullivan told Milley on Jan. 6 that a tentative plan to move senators by bus could present danger. Senators had already been rushed to a secure location within the Capitol after the riot broke out. Pelosi and Schumer later got on a call with Pentagon leaders to express alarm at the response. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska surveyed the harrowing scene at the Capitol dur...
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Pelosi feared Trump might use nuclear weapons in his last days in office, and asked a top general how stop it, book says

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence preside over the Electoral College vote certification for President-elect Joe Biden, during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi worried that Trump could use nuclear weapons in his last days in office, a book said. Pelosi expressed her concern to the top US military officer, according to "I Alone Can Fix It." CNN published par...
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Eric Trump 'flipped out' and yelled at campaign staff on election night after he predicted they'd win 322 electoral college votes, book says

Eric Trump hosts a campaign event in Monroe, N.C., on Oct. 8, 2020. Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Eric Trump yelled at his father's campaign data analysts at the White House as results came in on election night, according to a new book. Eric had predicted to friends the night before that his father would win reelection with 322 electoral college votes. "We pay you to do this," he reported yelled at staffers in the White House Map Room. "How can this be happening?" See mo...
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Trump was desperate to beat Joe Biden and said on Election Day that 'I can't lose to this f------ guy," new book says

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio on June 26, 2021. AP Photo/Tony Dejak Trump told aides on Election Day, "I can't lose to this f------ guy," a new book said. He later added that "winning is easy. Losing is never easy. Not for me it's not." Biden ended up defeating Trump in a landslide, securing 306 electoral votes compared to Trump's 232. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald ...
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Giuliani assembled the Trump campaign legal team in a room that overflowed with trash and had a 'rotting smell,' a new book says

US President Donald Trump speaks as he visits his campaign headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, on November 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Giuliani built Trump's campaign legal team in a room with refuse "that overflowed onto the floor," a new book says. Between Election Day and the day when Giuliani arrived, the space had reportedly not been cleaned. The Trump campaign endured continuous legal setbacks while seeking to challenge the 2020 election. Sign up for the 10 Things in P...
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Analysis: 2 maps that explain how partisanship has poisoned our fight against Covid-19

This is a map of the 2020 Electoral College results.
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Analysis: 2 maps that explain how partisanship has poisoned our fight against Covid

This is a map of the 2020 Electoral College results.
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2 maps that explain how partisanship has poisoned our fight against Covid-19

This is a map of the 2020 Electoral College results.
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Analysis: 2 maps show partisanship poisoning the Covid fight

This is a map of the 2020 Electoral College results.
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A Belated Response to My Colleagues

Alex Keyssar  For the Balkinization Symposium on   Alexander Keyssar, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? (Harvard University Press, 2020), and Jesse Wegman, Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College (St. Martin's Press, 2020)  – as well as Edward Foley, Presidential Elections and Majority Rule:   The Rise, Demise, and Potential Restoration of the Jeffersonian Electoral College (Oxford University Press, 2020). First: my apology for the ext...
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Pelosi names Adam Schiff, Pete Aguilar to panel probing Jan. 6 Capitol breach

By Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Republican Representative Liz Cheney — one of the 10 GOP House members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in stoking the mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 — to a 13-member committee that will investigate the riot. “The next step has always been to seek and find the truth,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday. “We will do so in the most patriotic and non-partisan way.” Homeland Security Commi...
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Nancy Pelosi says Liz Cheney will be the lone Republican on January 6 committee

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney speaks during an event on the House steps of the Capitol to announce the Commitment to America, agenda on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The plan outlines ways to restore our way of life, rebuild the greatest economy in history, and renew the American dream. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Liz Cheney will be on the Jan. 6 committee. "We're very honored and proud that she has agreed to serve o...
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LA County employee, a San Clemente resident, arrested and charged in Capitol breach

A Los Angeles County employee was arrested Monday in the city of Industry on federal charges alleging she was among the crowd that breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Lois Lynn McNicoll, 69, of San Clemente, a Department of Public Social Services employee, made her initial appearance in Los Angeles federal court following her arrest and was released on a $10,000 bond, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. McNicoll is charged in federal court in the District of Columbia with knowingly ent...
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Rudy Giuliani falsely assured Trump 'there is no question' the Constitution gave Pence 'the authority not to certify' the 2020 election, new book says

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Giuliani repeatedly and falsely told Trump that Pence could overturn the election, per a new book. Michael Wolff's "Landslide" details the chaotic response to the January 6 insurrection. A New York court recently suspended Giuliani's law license for 2 years over his el...
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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger rejects Pence likening Trump to Ronald Reagan, says there's 'no comparison' between the two

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger rejected former Vice President Pence's comparison of Trump to Ronald Reagan. "Reagan inspired. Trump destroyed. No comparison," Kinzinger tweeted in response to Pence. On Thursday, Pence also defended his role in certifying President Biden's 2020 electoral victory. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois on Thursday rejected former Vice Presid...
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The California Dream lives despite California’s reality

Tom Motley lives in Denver. He’s been reading and seeing and hearing a lot about California of late, none of it good. He called last week to ask if I thought it was safe for his daughter to move here. I paused before answering. I’ve known Tom since college, so when I say “old friend”, I mean it literally. We’ve known each other so long an outright lie wouldn’t fly. Whatever spin I put on the California Dream (2021 edition) would have to have enough grit to pass the smell test. I scanned my menta...
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Mike Pence was booed and heckled with chants of 'TRAITOR!' at a conservative conference

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Faith & Freedom coalition Screenshot via Fox NewsNOW/Youtube Former VP Mike Pence was booed and heckled with chants of "Traitor!" at a conservative conference. Pence, widely expected to run for president in 2024, appeared at a Faith & Freedom Coalition event. Trump and his supporters have attacked Pence for not trying to overturn the 2020 election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Vice President Mike Pence was booed and...
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Greater Idaho, the latest split-state proposal

It’s no secret that plenty of folks in California’s rural northern counties would love to leave the Golden State and form one of their own – the most persistent such plan has been called the State of Jefferson since the notion first appeared in the 1940s. Rural residents in counties from Lassen to Lake have long felt dominated in setting policies affecting their rivers, timber and other essentials by the urban masses of the San Francisco Bay area and Southern California. This feeling took off in...
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New emails show the Trump White House's brazen efforts to use the DOJ to overturn the election results

Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Lawmakers released emails showing how the Trump White House tried to use the DOJ to steal the election. An email with the subject line "From POTUS" pointed to purported voter fraud in Michigan and said the state "cannot certify for Biden." Trump's assistant also emailed top DOJ officials on December ...
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Congress likely won't take action on the growing threats to election integrity, leaving election workers vulnerable to criminal prosecution and results open to partisan tampering

A sign reads "Voting Rights Are Sacred" near a rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, to support the Senate's upcoming election bill Andrew Harnik/AP Congress likely won't weigh in on the growing threat of election subversion in the states. States are passing laws criminalizing and politicizing the election and vote-counting process. Experts suggest standardizing vote-counting procedures and reforming the Electoral Count Act. See more stories ...
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Kayleigh McEnany claimed she 'never lied' as White House press secretary. Here are 5 times she did.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing on December 15, 2020, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Kayleigh McEnany on Sunday said she "never lied." A review of her nine-month tenure as Trump's top spokeswoman shows otherwise. Here are 5 times McEnany lied and stretched the truth as White House press secretary. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kayleigh McEnany recently claimed that she ...
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