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Democratic congressman tests positive for COVID-19 one day after House speech supporting impeachment

U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat attends Governor Andrew Cuomo (not pictured) delivering remarks at Riverside Church during morning worship on the inequities in the Trump administration's vaccine distribution plan. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 one day after he spoke in favor of impeachment on the US House floor. Four Democratic members of Congress, including Espallait, and two spo...
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4 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard outside the Capitol. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Four Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection last Wednesday. Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on Monday, followed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washing...
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The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up.

Members of Congress evacuate the House chamber as protesters attempt to enter during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Three members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following the Capitol insurrection. When the mob invaded the building, lawmakers — some of them maskless — had to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Some representatives now consider that lockdown a superspreader event, an instance in which an inf...
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3 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering together during the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard provides a security presence at the US Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Three Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection and riots on January 6.  Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks.  Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on ...
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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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Congress certified Joe Biden's election win, sitting through the night after an attempted coup at the US Capitol

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A joint session of Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's win in the presidential election after violent protesters breached the Capitol building.  Congress's earlier attempt to count the 2020 presidential race's Electoral College votes descended into chaos, with lawmakers evacuated and told to wear gas masks. The Senate went back into session shortly after 8 p.m...
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Congress rejects challenge to Arizona election results after pro-Trump mob invades Capitol – live

Four dead after police shooting and ‘medical emergencies’House and Senate vote down objection to Biden win in stateRomney decries colleagues’ efforts to reject Biden winTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.17am GMT The objection to the Pennsylvania electoral votes comes signed by a senator and representatives. 80 House members, led by Rep. Scott Perry, object ...
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LIVE: Senate votes down challenge to Pennsylvania's electors, after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A joint session of Congress to count the 2020 presidential race's Electoral College votes descended into chaos as violent protesters breached the Capitol building.  The Capitol building was secured in the evening, and the Senate went back into session shortly after 8 p.m. to continue debate on an objection to Arizona's electors, followed by the House about an hour later....
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What the 12 Republican senators planning to challenge the Electoral College in Trump's favor can and can't do to delay Biden's presidency

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Hundreds of congressional Republicans are poised to mount a formal challenge to President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win in at least one but possibly multiple states. Vice President Mike Pence, acting as the Senate president, will preside over a joint session of the new 117th Congress on January 6 to formally certify each state's slates of presidential electors one at a time. Several House lawmakers and 12 Republican senators have expressed their intenti...
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GOP lawmakers are set to challenge states' Electoral College votes in a last-ditch attempt to overturn Trump's election defeat

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Some House Republicans are planning on mounting a formal challenge to President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win in at least one but possibly multiple states, Axios and Politico reported Monday. Vice President Mike Pence, acting as the Senate president, will preside over a joint session of the new 117th Congress on January 6 to formally certify each state's slates of presidential electors one-by-one. At least one member of the House and one member of the S...
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Democrats projected to retain their House majority but lose key seats to Republicans

  Decision Desk HQ has projected Democrats to retain control of the House of Representatives after the 2020 election. The Democrats failed at their goals to protect some of their most vulnerable representatives, however, and to expand their control of the House.  As of Tuesday morning, the Democrats had lost a net of four seats to the Republicans.  Before the election, many election analysts expected Democrats to easily maintain and expand their majority in the House by anywhere from five to 15...
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Democrats projected to retain their House majority, but lose key seats to Republicans

  Decision Desk HQ has projected Democrats to retain control of the House of Representatives after the 2020 election. However, the Democrats failed at their goals to protect some of their most vulnerable representatives, and to expand their control of the House.  As of Monday, the Democrats had lost a net of four seats to the Republicans.  Before the election, many election analysts expected Democrats to easily maintain and expand their majority in the House by anywhere from five to 15 seats ba...
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Don Jr. and Eric Trump savaged leading Republicans for not defending their father, and got an immediate response

Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. at the White House South Lawn on August 27, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump slammed leading Republicans on Twitter for purportedly not standing up for their father.  This week, President Donald Trump has baselessly claimed victory in the 2020 election and repeated baseless accusations about voter fraud — and not all Republicans have come forward to back him. In response, Donald Jr. accused top Republicans of "cower[ing] to the me...
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LIVE RESULTS: Democrats are losing key House seats to Republicans but look set to keep their majority

  Republicans are having an unexpectedly strong showing in the race for the House of Representatives, flipping back several Democratic-controlled seats and holding off Democratic challengers in others. Still, Democrats are on track to keep their majority. The House currently consists of 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies. Republicans flipped seven Democratic-controlled seats, and Democrats won back two previously GOP-controlled North Carolina seats that were red...
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LIVE RESULTS: Democrats are losing key House seats to Republicans, but look set to keep their majority

  Republicans are having an unexpectedly strong showing in the race for the House of Representatives, flipping back several Democratic-controlled seats and holding off Democratic challengers in others.  However, Democrats are still on track to keep their majority. The House currently consists of 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies.  As of Thursday, Decision Desk HQ projects that Republicans have gained back five seats on net so far. Republicans flipped seven Demo...
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RESULTS: Democrat Eugene DePasquale fails to unseat Rep. Scott Perry in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District

Incumbent Rep. Scott Perry is projected to have won reelection against Democrat Eugene DePasquale in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District, Insider and Decision Desk HQ can report. The Southeastern Pennsylvania-based district is home to Dauphin County and parts of York and Cumberland counties. The candidates had nearly the same amount of cash on hand, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Polls began closing in the district at 8 p.m. local time. See the live coverage and full re...
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RESULTS: Democrat Eugene DePasquale challenges Scott Perry to represent Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District

Incumbent Rep. Scott Perry faces Democrat Eugene DePasquale in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District. The race will be called as soon as there are sufficient data to make a conclusion. The Southeastern Pennsylvania-based district is home to Dauphin County and parts of York and Cumberland counties. The candidates have nearly the same amount of cash on hand, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Polls began closing in the district at 8 p.m. local time. See the live coverage and fu...
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LIVE RESULTS: Republicans are posting an unexpectedly strong showing in the House of Representatives, but Democrats are still on track to keep their majority

  Republicans are having an unexpectedly strong showing in the race for the House of Representatives, flipping back several Democratic-controlled seats and holding off Democratic challengers in others.  However, Democrats are still on track to keep their majority. The House currently consists of 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies.  As of Thursday, Decision Desk HQ projects that Republicans have gained back five seats on net so far. Republicans flipped seven Demo...
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LIVE RESULTS: Republicans posted an unexpectedly strong showing in the House of Representatives

  Republicans are having an unexpectedly strong showing in the race for the House of Representatives, flipping back several Democratic-controlled seats and holding off Democratic challengers in others.  The House currently consists of 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies.  Decision Desk HQ projects that Republicans have, as of Thursday, gained back five seats on net so far. Republicans flipped seven Democratic-controlled seats, and Democrats won back two previousl...
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LIVE RESULTS: Democrats aim to maintain and expand their majority in the House of Representatives

  Democrats are seeking to expand their majority in the House of Representatives after decisively flipping control of the chamber in the 2018 midterms. All 435 seats in the chamber are up for grabs. The House comprises 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies. Election analysts say that Republicans have little to no chance of winning back the chamber, with Democrats positioned to gain anywhere from five to 15 seats. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
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LIVE RESULTS: No winner declared in the race between Biden and Trump as states continue to count ballots

  There's no clear leader yet in the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as results continue to come in.  Trump picked up four major wins in the key battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and Texas, Insider and Decision Desk HQ project.  There's still a substantial amount of the vote left to be counted and reported in a number of key swing states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Table...
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LIVE RESULTS: Trump and Biden are neck-and-neck in key swing states with votes still left to be counted

  There's no clear leader yet in the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as results continue to come in.  Trump picked up a major win in the key battleground state of Florida, Insider and Decision Desk HQ project.  Polls have now closed or are closing in most states, including several key battlegrounds. Florida is the first swing state to be called for either candidate.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Update: President T...
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LIVE RESULTS: No clear leader in presidential election as more returns come in

  There's no clear leader yet in the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as results continue to come in.  Trump picked up a major win in the key battleground state of Florida, Insider and Decision Desk HQ project.  Polls have now closed or are closing in most states, including several key battlegrounds. Florida is the first swing state to be called for either candidate.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Update: President T...
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LIVE RESULTS: Democrat Eugene DePasquale challenges Scott Perry to represent Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District

Incumbent Rep. Scott Perry will face Democrat Eugene DePasquale in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District. The Southeastern Pennsylvania-based district is home to Dauphin County and parts of York and Cumberland counties. The candidates have nearly the same amount of cash on hand, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Polls began closing in the district at 8 p.m. local time. See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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LIVE RESULTS: Democrats go on the offense to expand their majority in the House of Representatives

  Democrats are seeking to expand their majority in the House of Representatives after decisively flipping control of the chamber in the 2018 midterms. All 435 seats in the chamber are up for grabs. The House comprsies 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies. Election analysts say that Republicans have little to no chance of winning back the chamber, with Democrats positioned to gain anywhere from five to 15 seats. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
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LIVE RESULTS: 2020 presidential and key congressional races

  Voting in the 2020 presidential election between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden ends Tuesday, November 3. In addition to the key presidential battleground states, there are hundreds of important US Senate and House races that will decide the balance of power in Washington, DC, for years to come. Insider has created individual race guides with information about the candidates, issues, and the state of the race for 115 of the most competitive congressional elections. Visit Bus...
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Democrat Eugene DePasquale challenges Scott Perry to represent Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District

Incumbent Rep. Scott Perry will face Democrat Eugene DePasquale in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District. The Southeastern Pennsylvania-based district is home to Dauphin County and parts of York and Cumberland counties. The candidates have nearly the same amount of cash on hand, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Incumbent Rep. Scott Perry will square off ag...
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2020 US House Elections: Democrats go on the offense to expand their majority in the House of Representatives

Business Insider Democrats are seeking to expand their majority in the House of Representatives after decisively flipping control of the chamber in the 2018 midterms.  All 435 seats in the chamber are up for grabs. The House is currently composed of 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies.  Election analysts say that Republicans have little to no chance of winning back the chamber altogether, with Democrats positioned to gain anywhere from five to 15 seats. Vis...
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2020 Election: See Insider's comprehensive guide to the presidential and top congressional races

Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Voting in the 2020 presidential election between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden ends in eight days on November 3.  In addition to the key presidential battleground states, there are hundreds of important US Senate and House races that will decide the balance of power in Washington, DC, for years to come.  Insider has created individual race guides with information about the candidates, issues, and the state of the ra...
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Eugene DePasquale challenges Scott Perry to represent Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District

Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania speaks during a town hall meeting with a politically divided crowd at the Hummelstown Fire Department station, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Hummelstown, Pa. Marc Levy/AP Incumbent Rep. Scott Perry will face Democrat Eugene DePasquale in Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district.The Southeastern Pennsylvania-based district is home to Dauphin County and parts of York and Cumberland counties.The candidates have nearly the same amount of cash on h...
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