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Feds rushing to find leads on person who put bombs outside RNC and DNC buildings, and worry they'll strike again

Three weeks after the US Capitol insurrection, authorities in Washington, DC, have gathered only limited information about the person who placed two devices that were rigged to explode outside of the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic parties on the day of the siege -- and are asking the public for help, afraid that the bomber could strike again.
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Homeland security warns of heightened domestic terror threat after US Capitol attack

National terrorism bulletin suggests attack may embolden extremists and set the stage for additional attacksThe US Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday issued a national terrorism bulletin warning of the lingering potential for violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment after Joe Biden’s election. Continue reading...
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate who called US Capitol rioters 'patriots' censured by state Senate

The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to censure state Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican who is a candidate for governor, following her comments earlier this month referring to the rioters who stormed the US Capitol as "patriots."
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Facebook blows away Q4 expectations, but calls out Apple's iOS privacy change as a 'headwind' for 2021

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook on Wednesday reported $28.1 billion in Q4 revenue, beating expectations of $26.4 billion. Facebook said monthly users grew to 2.8 billion, versus 2.76 billion expected by analysts. Facebook reported GAAP EPS of $3.88, beating analyst expectations of $3.23. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook on Wednesday reported record numbers for its fourth-quarter earnings and revenue, beating Wall Street's expectations.The company generated ...
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World leaders are worried Trump 'permanently' damaged democracy, EU chief says

Germany's Merkel, EU's von der Leyen hold virtual joint news conference Reuters World leaders are concerned former President Donald Trump did irreversible damage to democracy, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. "We are worrying about whether democracy itself might have been permanently damaged in the last four years," she said, expressing horror at the Capitol siege. The EU chief said Trump and the Capitol attack showed how important it is to "address ...
Tags: Politics, News, Democracy, Washington, Germany, US, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, Davos, House, European Commission, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol


Marjorie Taylor Greene faces a new wave of condemnation for repeatedly spreading conspiracy theories about mass shootings

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, holds up a "Stop the Steal" mask while speaking with fellow first-term Republican members of Congress on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2021. SAUL LOEB/Getty Images GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is under renewed scrutiny for spreading a host of conspiracy theories. Greene has spread multiple baseless theories about mass shootings, prompting backlash from victims.  CNN reported this week that the freshman congresswo...
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Kaine working on Trump censure resolution though other Democrats throw cold water on the idea

Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia said Wednesday he has drafted a resolution to censure former President Donald Trump for his actions ahead of the January 6 deadly riot at the US Capitol, a method some think would be a faster way to hold Trump accountable than an impeachment trial.
Tags: Virginia, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, US Capitol, Kaine, Sen Tim Kaine


Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was ‘prolific’ informer for law enforcement

By Aram Roston | Reuters WASHINGTON – Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters. In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s own lawyer described his undercover work and said he ...
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Biden has a golden opportunity to restore America's standing in the world after Trump tore it down for 4 years

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration. Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump's administration did damage to our international reputation. However, that damage isn't irreparable. President Biden and secretary of state nominee Antony Blinken could repair our image by promoting democracy and human rights. Cynthia Schneider is a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are tho...
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Amnesty International calls for ban on facial recognition

As advocates for facial recognition tout the tech’s potential to track down the US Capitol rioters, a new Amnesty International campaign has provided a timely reminder of the software’s dangers. The NGO has shared a stream of examples of how the software amplifies racist policing and threatens the right to protest — and called for a global ban on the tech. The Ban the Scan campaign was launched on Tuesday in New York City, where facial recognition has been used 22,000 since 2017. Amnesty notes t...
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Goya Foods has voted to silence its Trump-supporting CEO Robert Unanue after he told Fox News the election was 'unverified'

Goya CEO Robert Unanue. Yana Paskova/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Goya CEO Robert Unanue now needs board permission to speak to the media, The New York Post and CNN reported. Its board voted to silence him on Friday, two days after he told Fox News the presidential election was "unverified," the reports said. Unanue confirmed to The Post that he would no longer speak publicly about politics, but declined to comment on any vote. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
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California man sent threatening texts to families of congressman, journalist on day of US Capitol riot, feds say

Robert Lemke, 35, was arrested in California after federal officials say he sent threatening texts to the families of a congressman and a journalist.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Democrats stunned by briefing on Capitol's security before insurrection

Members of Congress were left stunned during a briefing from law enforcement about their failure to prepare for the insurrection at the US Capitol earlier this month, two members who attended a House Appropriations Committee briefing told CNN on Tuesday, with one saying it was "dumb luck" more people didn't die.
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'Lightning rod': Donald Trump's neighbours vote to strip his name from their building

The residents of a South Florida condo complex want former president Donald Trump's name officially removed from their home following the siege at the US Capitol earlier this month.The board of the Trump Plaza condominium voted... [Author: [email protected]]
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Fact checking McCarthy's blame-game on removal of National Guard from Capitol

The day after President Joe Biden's inauguration, a large number of National Guard troops protecting the US Capitol moved to a nearby parking garage to rest. Outrage quickly grew among lawmakers over the situation.
Tags: Joe Biden, Cnn, Mccarthy, Capitol, National Guard, US Capitol


Key Republicans went from blaming Trump for the deadly Capitol attack to fighting his impeachment in just 3 weeks

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with President Donald Trump during an event on California water accessibility, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif. Evan Vucci/The Associated Press Top Republicans have rapidly shifted from blaming Trump for the Capitol attack to bashing Democrats for impeaching him over it.  As the initial shock over the riot has faded, the tone from Republicans has changed dramatically. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went from saying...
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Analysis: What Rubio gets wrong about impeachment (it's a lot)

Marco Rubio isn't a big fan of the House's decision to impeach former President Donald Trump over the incitement of rioters who overran the US Capitol on January 6.
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Analysis: What Marco Rubio gets wrong about impeachment (it's a lot)

Marco Rubio isn't a big fan of the House's decision to impeach former President Donald Trump over the incitement of rioters who overran the US Capitol on January 6.
Tags: News, House, Stories, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, US Capitol


What Marco Rubio gets wrong about impeachment (it's a lot)

Marco Rubio isn't a big fan of the House's decision to impeach former President Donald Trump over the incitement of rioters who overran the US Capitol on January 6.
Tags: Cnn, House, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, US Capitol


US Capitol officers debating no-confidence vote for leaders in charge during Capitol riots

US Capitol Police officers are in preliminary discussions over holding a no-confidence vote targeting department leaders who were working on the day when Donald Trump supporters led an insurrection into the building, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
Tags: US, Cnn, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Capitol, US Capitol


How Oregon just proved Trump isn't going anywhere

On Monday night, the Oregon Republican Party issued a formal condemnation of the 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.
Tags: News, Oregon, House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, US Capitol, Oregon Republican Party


Trump activist Brandon Straka was charged over the Capitol riot after the FBI noticed him posting video of himself there, prosecutors say

A composite image showing Brandon Straka in 2018 (inset) and a screenshot sent to the FBI, allegedly showing him at the Capitol riot. FBI / Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP Right-wing activist Brandon Straka is among those charged over the January 6 Capitol riot. The FBI received multiple tip-offs of footage he had posted to social media at the event. In the footage, he is said to have shouted "Go! Go!" at those entering the building. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Trump supp...
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Sen. Ed Markey wrote a scathing letter to Mark Zuckerberg condemning Facebook groups as 'breeding grounds for hate' and 'venues for coordination of violence'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Sen. Ed Markey wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg condemning Facebook's practice of recommending political groups to people. "Facebook's system of recommending political groups poses grave threats to American democracy and public safety," Markey wrote. The letter references the siege on the US Capitol on January 6 — insurrectionists were found to have organized online. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, US Senate, Silicon Valley, Algorithms, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump


Twitter jumps 6% after the social media giant buys Substack competitor Revue

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Twitter has acquired the newsletter company and Substack competitor Revue on undisclosed terms. Shares jumped 6% Tuesday after the news broke. The news comes after Twitter announced a new feature called "Birdwatch" on its platform.  Watch Twitter trade live here. Twitter shares jumped 6% on Tuesday after the social media giant announced it acquired Revue, an email newsletter competitor to Substack.The financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, though Twi...
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Analysis: How Oregon just proved Donald Trump isn't going anywhere

On Monday night, the Oregon Republican Party issued a formal condemnation of the 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.
Tags: News, Oregon, House, Stories, Donald Trump, US Capitol, Oregon Republican Party


How Oregon just proved Donald Trump isn't going anywhere

On Monday night, the Oregon Republican Party issued a formal condemnation of the 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.
Tags: Oregon, Cnn, House, Donald Trump, US Capitol, Oregon Republican Party


Prosecutors say this former Marine was one of 'the most violent' rioters who stormed the Capitol

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images US Marine Corps veteran Michael J. Foy was arrested on January 21 in connection with the Capitol riots on January 6. Federal prosecutors wrote in a memo calling for pre-trial detention that he assaulted police officers with a hockey stick and a sharpened pole before rallying a mob to break into the Capitol through broken windows. Fo...
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CNN survey shows some of America's biggest companies still grappling with response to deadly US Capitol riot

Many of the large companies that backed the 147 lawmakers who objected to certifying the election results have not staked out a position on future donations.
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Google will no longer donate to members of Congress who voted against certifying the US election result

Sen. Ted Cruz has previously been backed by Google Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images Google has halted donations for Congress members who voted against certifying the US election result, Axios reported. A host of industry titans froze political contributions following the storming of the US Capitol earlier this month. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google will not fund members of Congress this cycle who voted against certifying the results of the US election, the company h...
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Google will stop donating to members of Congress who voted against certifying the US election result

Sen. Ted Cruz was previously backed by Google. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images Google says it has halted donations for lawmakers who objected to the US election result. A host of industry titans froze political contributions after rioters stormed the US Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google says it will not donate to members of Congress this cycle who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 US election.Last week, Google and a host of other leading tech ...
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