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WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and senators had not yet emerged from a Capitol lockdown caused by a mob of violent, rioting Trump supporters that stormed the building before key Democrats began calling for impeaching the president and consequences for politicians who egged on the violence. Progressive members of the...
Gov. Ralph Northam sent Virginia National Guard personnel and state troopers to help restore order in D.C. Wednesday after a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. One person was reported fatally shot. https://twitter.com/VaNationalGuard/status/1346925081696546816?s=20The governor said he would be sending National Guard resources and 200 Virginia...
By Ken Hughes At least Donald Trump’s “smoking gun” tape is simpler than Richard Nixon’s.Schoolchildren can easily grasp Trump’s high crime, in contrast to the complex, Machiavellian plot immortalized on the tape that led to Nixon’s downfall. It will be harder to explain to them why congressional Republicans decided to...
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 —...
Already the first days of 2021 feel less like the darkness before the dawn and more like a deeper plunge into our bitter polarization and the ceaseless ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.Despite the arrival of vaccines, the initial batches have been slow to be doled out amid a morass...
WASHINGTON — As with so many other events during the year preceding it, the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be a ceremony unlike those of his predecessors.Tempering the celebratory tone is a directive from Biden’s inaugural team for supporters to refrain from traveling to D.C. for the Jan....
If Americans are going to receive the latest coronavirus stimulus payment through a government-provided debit card, they should not have to pay fees, U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Leesburg, and other lawmakers said in a letter to the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. Congress has approved new stimulus payments of up...
Pete Buttigieg as the incoming pick for U.S. transportation secretary would take office at a time when both state and local officials are deeply frustrated that not enough is being done to maintain and improve the country’s transportation networks.But nobody seems to be able to solve the problem.For example,...
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...
WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday formally introduced his nominee for secretary of education — Miguel Cardona, a veteran of public schools and the third Latino selected for the Cabinet.“We knew we needed an education secretary who truly understands what it's been like for educators, administrators, families, caregivers and students...