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There’s a historic insurrection against Donald Trump happening within the GOP

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There's a revolution happening within the GOP right under our noses. The latest sign came Sunday, when former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge penned an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer making clear his intent to vote ...

It took a violent insurrection for Republicans to realize Donald Trump was dangerous?

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Wednesday started with a rump group of House and Senate Republicans preparing to object to the Electoral College results to demonstrate their utter fealty. It ended with many of those same Republicans retreating fro...

Republican members of Congress refuse to wear masks during Capitol insurrection

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Six House Republicans were captured on video refusing masks offered by a colleague during the US Capitol insurrection on Wednesday. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, a Delaware Democrat, was shown approaching the group of ...

What is the Insurrection Act?

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Washington Viral social media posts have falsely claimed that President Donald Trump invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807 law to deploy American soldiers to police US streets. That didn't happen. The unfounded posts...

What history can teach Biden about facing insurrection on Inauguration Day

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Thomas Balcerski teaches history at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the author of "Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King" (Oxford University Press). He tweets @tbalcer...

Maryland man pleads not guilty to bringing loaded gun to Capitol insurrection

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Days after a Republican senator said the US Capitol attack wasn't an "armed insurrection," a Maryland man pleaded not guilty to carrying a loaded handgun on the Capitol grounds on the day of the attack. Christopher...

Navy probe finds contractor charged in Capitol insurrection was well-known Nazi sympathizer

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An Army reservist charged with storming the US Capitol was a well-known White supremacist and Nazi sympathizer at the Navy base where he worked as a contractor, and was even rebuked for sporting a distinctive "Hitle...

Fencing around Capitol comes down more than 2 months after insurrection

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Washington The outer fencing put up to protect the US Capitol following the January 6 insurrection has started to come down, allowing the public to regain access to the iconic building's grounds. CNN observed Nationa...

New York Times: Boehner lays blame for ‘that bloody insurrection’ at Trump’s feet

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Former House Speaker John Boehner said former President Donald Trump "incited that bloody insurrection" at the US Capitol and blamed his false election claims for the GOP losing control of Congress, according to exc...

Gohmert downplays January 6 riot in speech from the House floor, falsely claiming ‘no evidence’ of armed insurrection

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Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas took to the House floor Friday afternoon to downplay the violent insurrection that took place on January 6, falsely claiming that there is "no evidence" that the insurrectionis...

How the GOP lies about the US Capitol insurrection and 2020 election are related

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The events of January 6 and its aftermath can be difficult to fathom. A number of Republicans don't seem to comprehend them at all. They have fallen back on the lies that the riots we all saw on television and onlin...

Rep. Mo Brooks is avoiding an insurrection lawsuit. Rep. Eric Swalwell hired a private investigator to find him.

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Republican Rep. Mo Brooks is avoiding a lawsuit from his Democratic colleague Rep. Eric Swalwell that seeks to hold him accountable for the January 6 Capitol insurrection -- so much so that Swalwell's attorneys hire...

FBI Director Chris Wray says he’s ‘not aware of any investigation’ against Trump related to the insurrection

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FBI Director Chris Wray said Thursday that he is "not aware of any investigation" against former President Donald Trump in connection with the January 6 insurrection. "I'm not aware of any investigation that specifi...

New York Times: Trump White House aides drafted proclamation on Insurrection Act amid Floyd protests

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Washington White House aides prepared a draft proclamation last June to invoke the Insurrection Act as then-President Donald Trump debated deploying active-duty US soldiers in response to protests after the death of ...

Biden signs bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to police who responded to insurrection

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President Joe Biden signed a bill into law at the White House on Thursday to award congressional gold medals to the police forces that responded to the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. The Congressional...

LA teachers union boss says children lost nothing during pandemic, now know words ‘insurrection’ and ‘coup’

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"There is no such thing as learning loss," United Teachers Los Angeles President Cecily Myart-Cruz told "Los Angeles Magazine" in a rare sit-down interview when she was questioned about how her insistence to keep the...

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