Election 2020

Democrats unveil resolution to impeach Trump, fearing a self-pardon

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — Among the factors undergirding the new effort by House Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump again is a controversial legal theory that doing so could bar him from pardoning himself, according to those involved. The theory is among the many reasons — and there are many, as tempers still flare after an violent […]

How the 25th Amendment could be employed to quickly remove Donald Trump from office

BY: - January 7, 2021

This story has been updated to include President Trump’s acknowledgement that “a new administration” will take office this month. WASHINGTON — A rapidly rising number of federal lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either through a process outlined in the 25th Amendment or through impeachment. The Democratic leaders of the […]

National Guard sent to D.C. as police defend response to mob takeover at Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

This story has been updated with news of Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund’s plan to resign. WASHINGTON — A day after a violent mob seeking to overturn the election forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, the chief of the law enforcement officers tasked with protecting that building and those who work inside said Thursday […]

COMMENTARY

Republicans refusing to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory must own the insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

Rep. Steve Scalise professed to be outraged in August when Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, during an on-camera interview with MSNBC, used the phrase “domestic enemies” to describe Republicans she said were plotting to suppress the vote during the Nov. 3 presidential election.   “Disgusting,” Scalise, the House Republican Whip, wrote on Twitter. “Nancy […]

Congress certifies Biden as president after rioting mob is driven from the Capitol

BY: and - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON– After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers early Thursday certified Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the winner of the November presidential election. But as they moved toward the certain outcome of victory for Biden, some Republicans backed away from their earlier objections to the certification. That included […]

Democrats prepare to take over U.S. Senate control after double victories in Georgia

BY: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON—Democrats were poised Wednesday to gain control of the U.S. Senate after securing historic wins in two Georgia runoff elections against Republican incumbents. Democrat Raphael Warnock defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler Tuesday and Democrat Jon Ossoff was declared the winner in his race against incumbent Sen. David Perdue on Wednesday, giving each party 50 seats in […]

Woman shot during U.S. Capitol violence dies

BY: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON—A woman was shot inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday during a riot provoked by Trump backers and later was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.  Officials did not provide details on the woman, her hometown or which hospital she was taken to. U.S. Capitol Police did not respond […]

U.S. Capitol on lockdown after pro-Trump rioters storm inside

BY: and - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON- A violent mob derailed the typically routine process of Congress certifying the presidential election results on Wednesday, with the House of Representatives and Senate abruptly recessing after President Donald Trump’s supporters clashed with police and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol. Both legislative chambers were evacuated amid the chaos of pro-Trump rioters who […]

U.S. Senate runoffs poised to hand Georgia Democrats historic win

BY: - January 6, 2021

A steady trickle of Georgians mostly breezed in and out of polling places across the state for the final day of voting in the state’s high-stakes U.S. Senate runoffs, adding more than 1 million votes to the already 3 million cast before Tuesday. The nation watched as Georgia narrowly elected Democrat Raphael Warnock, making him […]

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

BY: and - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

The top 10 unforgettable moments of a tumultuous year in D.C.

BY: - December 31, 2020

WASHINGTON—To say that 2020 has been an eventful year in the nation’s capital is an understatement. Amid a global pandemic, a bitter race for the presidency and protests over police brutality, news in Washington never let up. As the year winds to an end, let’s take a look back at the moments of most drama, […]

COMMENTARY

Louisiana’s Republican officials continue seeking praise from one-term, lame-duck president

BY: - December 18, 2020

In the run up to this year’s presidential election, instead of revealing a platform explaining what Republicans stand for, the Republican National Committee stated its support for Donald Trump. That decision confirmed what was already apparent: Trump does not belong to the Republican Party. The Republican Party belongs to Trump. It’s no surprise, then, that […]