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Pence calls Harris while Trump continues to stew in denial

Pence calls Harris while Trump continues to stew in denial

One is dropping in on the White House phone operators, addressing troops at bases across the country, paying a visit to national guardsmen in place for the inauguration and speaking by phone with his successor. The other is holed up inside, silenced on social media, resisting entreaties to deliver a farewell address and refusing to…MORE

Pelosi expected to send article of impeachment to Senate next week

Pelosi expected to send article of impeachment to Senate next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to send the House’s impeachment article to the Senate next week, according to a source familiar with her thinking, which will kickstart the beginning of the trial, though Pelosi would not say publicly Friday when she will do so. Pelosi’s decision on when to formally transmit the impeachment resolution…MORE

Taxidermy and a Lincoln bust among departing White House effects

Taxidermy and a Lincoln bust among departing White House effects

A pheasant took flight from the White House Thursday afternoon. Toted by Debbie Meadows, wife of White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, the taxidermy bird was moved out of Meadows’ West Wing office, among other boxes and souvenirs from his time in the administration, and placed into the trunk of a waiting SUV. With…MORE

275 cases open in Capitol riot investigation, US prosecutors say

275 cases open in Capitol riot investigation, US prosecutors say

US investigators have opened up 275 cases and charged roughly 98 individuals in connection to last week’s pro-Donald Trump riot at the US Capitol, federal officials said Friday, emphasizing they are focused on rounding up the most violent offenders. That number will easily grow to over 300 by the end of the day, Michael Sherwin,…MORE

Tillerson slams Trump as Pompeo sings his praises

Tillerson slams Trump as Pompeo sings his praises

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson painted a scathing picture of his old boss President Donald Trump as someone who made uninformed decisions that were not based in reality — a stark contrast to Trump’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo, who is heaping praise on the outgoing President in his final days in office. “His understanding…MORE

GOP Sen. Lankford appeals to Black constituents after sowing doubt about election

GOP Sen. Lankford appeals to Black constituents after sowing doubt about election

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford, under pressure from his Black constituents over his decision to initially support objections to Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week, explained his decision-making in a letter Thursday but did not apologize for sowing doubt about election security. Lankford was among several Republican senators who had planned to dispute…MORE

New security bulletin says domestic extremists most likely threat to inauguration

New security bulletin says domestic extremists most likely threat to inauguration

Domestic extremists pose the most likely threat to the presidential inauguration, particularly those who believe the incoming administration is illegitimate, according to a joint bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and eight other agencies obtained by CNN. The assessment, dated January 14, also notes that since the attack on the US Capitol, Russian,…MORE

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