Jan. 6 committee announces surprise hearing for Tuesday on new evidence

Chairperson Bennie Thompson (D-MS) attends the third of eight planned public hearings of the US House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 16, 2022. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot announced it will hold … Read more

RI cop allegedly attacks political opponent at abortion rally after Roe ruling

A male off-duty Rhode Island police officer who was running for state Senate physically attacked his female political opponent at an abortion rights rally, she said. Providence Police said Saturday that they have placed the cop, Jeann Lugo, on paid administrative leave as they launched a criminal investigation into Friday night’s alleged assault, which was … Read more

How tech firms and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, US, May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to roll back the … Read more

Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court, ending federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the US in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted … Read more

Republicans in Congress sought Trump pardons after Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Up to a half-dozen Republicans lawmakers who strongly supported then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of ballot fraud in the 2020 election sought pardons from him in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, according to testimony and evidence presented Thursday at the House select committee investigating the attack. Trump also talked about issuing … Read more

Jan. 6 hearing to spotlight Trump’s pressure on DOJ and plan to replace attorney general

Clark pushed Trump to install him as acting AG, promising to find fraud Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, September 14, 2020. Susan Walsh | AFP | Getty Images Witnesses described a dramatic Jan. 3, 2021, Oval Office … Read more

Trump remains ‘clear and present danger’ to American democracy, retired GOP judge tells panel

Trump and his allies remain ‘clear and present danger,’ retired GOP judge tells panel Michael Luttig, advisor to former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and a former U.S. federal judge, testifies during the third of eight planned public hearings of the U.S. House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States … Read more

Jan. 6 riot committee will invite Ginni Thomas to testify

Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits with his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas while he waits to speak at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Anger | Getty Images The chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot said Thursday that the panel … Read more

GOP Georgia Senate nominee Herschel Walker reveals more children

Herschel Walker, US Republican Senate candidate for Georgia, speaks during a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, US, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Elijah Newage | Bloomberg | Getty Images Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee from Georgia for the US Senate, confirmed that he has two more previously unknown children, adding another “secret” child that the … Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for Covid, is having mild symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attends a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the federal response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and new emerging variants at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US January 11, 2022. Greg Nash | Reuters Dr. Anthony Fauci, the … Read more