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News : Politics

Poll: Most Republicans believe Trump bears no responsibility for Capitol attacks

Sunday  02:40,   17 january 2021

A new poll finds a nation united on opposing the Capitol attacks but divided on who is to blame.The poll — which surveys 1,002 US adults, and was taken from January 10 to 13 — paints a striking picture, and finds a national consensus on the... >>>

Social media posts, cellphone data aid law enforcement investigations into riots

Sunday  02:40,   17 january 2021

Law enforcement officials seeking out participants of the riot at the Capitol last week have one big leg up: a plethora of social media posts and data of the suspects they're searching for. Widespread posts on social media from last week's... >>>

McAuliffe’s fundraising for Virginia governor’s race beats all rivals — combined

Sunday  01:50,   17 january 2021

The former governor had $5.5 million on hand heading into the new year. McAuliffe, who left office in January 2018, had $5.5 million in cash on hand as of Dec. 31, according to the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access... >>>

'Resign': Progressives and Hawley's Missouri Constituents Want Him to Quit Immediately

Sunday  01:50,   17 january 2021

"While you may politically regret what you've revealed about yourself, you still have no place in public office," tweeted Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.Pro-Trump protests erupted into chaos as armed supporters stormed the Capitol... >>>

Biden announces inauguration decrees on the corona and economic crisis

Sunday  01:50,   17 january 2021

The future US President Joe Biden wants to sign around a dozen decrees immediately after his swearing in on Wednesday. These include regulations to cope with the corona pandemic and the economic crisis, as the designated chief of staff in the White >>>

Trump’s Twitter and Facebook ban is working. One stat shows it.

Sunday  01:26,   17 january 2021

Trump’s deplatforming has already slowed the spread of election misinformation. According to research by Zignal Labs, which the Washington Post reported on Saturday, online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent in the weeklong... >>>

'Guardians of the Galaxy' star offers $20K reward for information on person who wrote 'Trump' on manatee's back

Sunday  01:06,   17 january 2021

"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista is offering up a $20,000 reward for information leading to the person who wrote TRUMP on the back of a manatee that was found in Florida on Sunday, multiple outlets report. © Getty Images 'Guardians of... >>>

Biden transition outlines executive actions for first 10 days to deal with 'compounding crises'

Sunday  01:05,   17 january 2021

President-elect Joe Biden's transition team outlined dozens of executive actions the incoming administration is set to take in its first 10 days as it faces down some of the most serious crises in the nation's modern history. Ron Klain,... >>>

Maryland Democrat Jamie Raskin turns from his son's funeral to managing Trump's impeachment

Sunday  01:05,   17 january 2021

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin was grieving on the morning of Jan. 6, having just experienced the most painful of tragedies: burying his 25 year-old-son, Tommy, a gifted student at Harvard Law School, who had taken his own life on New Year’s... >>>

Boebert communications director resigns amid Capitol riot: report

Sunday  00:41,   17 january 2021

Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-Colo.) communications director has resigned in the wake of last week's deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, Axios reports. "Following the events of January 6th, I've decided to part ways with the office," Ben... >>>

Democrats seize on GOP donor fallout

Sunday  00:41,   17 january 2021

Democrats are seizing on the fallout from donors distancing themselves from Republicans, with lawmakers and advocacy groups saying it's a rare opportunity to change fundraising rules and the influence corporations have on campaigns.Progressives... >>>

Ocasio-Cortez: Facebook, Zuckerberg 'partially responsible' for insurrection

Sunday  00:21,   17 january 2021

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday condemned Facebook, as well as co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, for misinformation posted on the platform, arguing that both Zuckerberg and his company "bear partial responsibility" for the deadly... >>>

The House and Senate GOP are operating in different political universes

Sunday  00:16,   17 january 2021

One caucus lives in the real world. The other occupies Trump’s alternate universe. But in recent weeks, congressional Republicans have seemed to be operating in different political... >>>

Hotel cancels Hawley fundraiser after Capitol riot: 'We are horrified'

Sunday  00:16,   17 january 2021

Loews Hotels said Saturday that it is cancelling a planned fundraiser for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) at one of its properties next month over his objections to the Electoral College results.The hospitality company in a statement suggested that it... >>>

Progressives Push for $2,000 Monthly Stimulus Checks and 65% of Americans Support It

Sunday  00:16,   17 january 2021

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts thinks struggling Americans need more cash to weather the ongoing pandemic. © JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images/Getty Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) speaks during a protest against US President Donald... >>>