Rudy Giuliani and 3 Others Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Inquiry

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot called for documents and testimony from Rudolph W. Giuliani and three others.

#ellis-jenna-attorney, #epshteyn-boris, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

This Isn’t the Presidency Biden Imagined for Himself

The problems the president is facing are an almost perfect inversion of the problems Obama faced.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #democratic-party, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supply-chain, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden and the Democratic Party Failed Us Badly on Voting Rights

The American people have little respect or patience for a weak leader but support and stand with a strong one.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

What Will Marianne Williamson Do Next?

The outsider from the 2020 presidential race ponders what’s next.

#content-type-personal-profile, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #williamson-marianne

Democrats Face a Dilemma on Voting: Compromise or Keep Pressing?

With their broad voting rights push nearing a dead end, Democrats must soon decide whether to embrace a far narrower bipartisan effort to protect vote counting and administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit

The panel investigating the attack on the Capitol is demanding information from Alphabet, Meta, Reddit and Twitter.

#alphabet-inc, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #thompson-bennie-g, #twitter, #youtube-com

Sinema Says She Will Not Support Changing Filibuster

Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s comments came after the House approved a set of voting rights measures on a party-line vote of 220 to 203.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #house-of-representatives, #king-martin-luther-jr, #law-and-legislation, #lewis-john-r, #manchin-joe-iii, #presidential-election-of-2020, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Before Elections, Georgia Republicans Again Consider Voting Restrictions

A sweeping 2021 law drew a legal complaint from the Justice Department. Legislators in the state are considering several new measures focused on ballot access and fraud investigations.

#abrams-stacey-y, #absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #georgia, #justice-department, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

House Passes Voting Rights Bill, Speeding a Senate Showdown

Democrats used an arcane maneuver to pass the legislation, denying Republicans in the Senate the ability to block it from being brought up, as they have done four times previously.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #house-of-representatives, #king-martin-luther-jr, #law-and-legislation, #lewis-john-r, #manchin-joe-iii, #presidential-election-of-2020, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Donald Trump’s Vanity Is Still Holding America Hostage

A country is held hostage by a former president’s vanity.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #national-public-radio, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

We Need to Think the Unthinkable About Our Country

It’s plausible that the United States as we know it could disintegrate. Institutions need to consider worst-case scenarios — to help avoid them. 

#bush-george-w, #dr-strangelove-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb-movie, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #schelling-thomas-c, #secession-and-independence-movements, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

How the Voting Rights Bills Miss the Target on Election Subversion

The proposed legislation and the push to reform the Electoral Count Act leave open a variety of pathways to subvert a presidential election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Trump Ends NPR Interview After Challenges to False Fraud Claim

Former President Donald J. Trump abruptly ended the interview after a lengthy back-and-forth over his claims of widespread election fraud.

#inskeep-steve, #midterm-elections-2022, #national-public-radio, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stahl-lesley, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ambition or Compromise?

After President Biden’s speech on voting rights, we explain the two camps in the debate about how to protect them.

#democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Let’s Not Invent a Civil War

It’s possible to worry about America’s divisions without falling into perpetual alarmism.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #marche-stephen, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #remnick-david, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #the-next-civil-war-dispatches-from-the-american-future-book, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #walter-barbara-f, #whitmer-gretchen, #wolverine-watchmen

Mike Pence Seen as Key Witness in Jan. 6 Investigation

Getting the former vice president to answer questions under oath could be crucial as the House panel focuses on Donald Trump’s responsibility for the Capitol riot.

#cheney-liz, #greene-matthew-jan-6-2021-capitol-riot, #luttig-j-michael, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #short-marc, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #thompson-bennie-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Talking to Voters From Both Parties

Readers are upset that Republicans in one of the focus groups still believe that the election was stolen. Also: Vaccine mandates; marriage and divorce.

#democratic-party, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #marriages, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Covid 3.0, Biden 2.0 and Trump Number … Well, We’re Not Quite Sure

The new year is off to an unusual start. 

#cheney-dick, #cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Jim Jordan Refuses to Cooperate With Jan. 6 Panel

The Republican congressman from Ohio, a close ally of former President Donald Trump’s, denounced the House investigation of the Capitol riot as one of the Democrats’ “partisan witch hunts.”

#house-of-representatives, #jordan-jim-1964, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Fury Alone Won’t Destroy Trumpism. We Need a Plan B.

Steve Bannon is thinking globally and acting locally. He’s not wrong. 

#arizona, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #how-democracies-die-book, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

Ron Johnson, G.O.P. Senator From Wisconsin, Will Seek Re-election

The renewed bid for office by Mr. Johnson, who has spread many false claims about the 2020 election and Covid, ensures that both parties will be highly invested in Wisconsin’s 2022 Senate race.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-senate, #johnson-ron-1955, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wisconsin

How Biden and Boris Johnson Reached the Same Place on Virus Policy

Two different leaders with differing approaches landed on a policy of coexisting with the virus. Analysts say they had little choice.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #england, #johnson-boris, #luntz-frank-i, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sturgeon-nicola, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Cyber Ninjas, the Firm That Reviewed Arizona’s Vote, Hits Bottom

The organization that conducted the widely derided review of the presidential vote in Arizona’s largest county said it was insolvent and had laid off its employees.

#arizona, #cyber-ninjas, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Jan. 6, Part 3: The State of American Democracy

Could the nation’s election system sustain another attack?

#audio-neutral-informative, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Trump’s People Don’t Act Like That’: How Republican Voters See Jan. 6

The Republicans aren’t apologists for Jan. 6 — some chastised President Trump and don’t want him to run again. They just want the country to move on.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

‘It’s Going to Be the White House Next’: Nine Democrats Grapple with Jan. 6

The lack of consequences for Republican leaders over Jan. 6 has Democrats worried for the future. But some also expressed empathy for the rioters.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Our Democracy Isn’t Just Going to Fix Itself

It needs your help.

#democratic-party, #electoral-college, #house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

4 Takeaways From the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Commemoration

President Biden took a confrontational approach to his predecessor, who isn’t going away, and other takeaways from the commemoration events.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Biden’s Speech on the Jan. 6 Riot, Annotated

The president commemorated the anniversary of the attack on the Capitol with an emotional address forcefully denouncing his predecessor.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #speeches-and-statements, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats Are Failing to Defend Democracy

They need to get busy at the grassroots.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Republicans for Democracy

American democracy may depend on a conservative-liberal alliance.

#cheney-liz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #ziblatt-daniel

Jan. 6, Part 2: Liz Cheney’s Battle Against the Big Lie

A conversation with the Republican House member about the Capitol riots and the state, and future, of the Republican Party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #cheney-liz, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Christian Nationalism Is One of Trump’s Most Powerful Weapons

And it is still being wielded in service of Trump’s fictions.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #falwell-jerry, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Jimmy Carter: I Fear for Our Democracy

Even established democracies can fall to military juntas and despots. We can’t let that happen here.

#elections, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

In a Race to Shape the Future, History Is Under New Pressure

A wave of misleading revisionism has become epidemic in both autocracies and democracies. It has been notably effective — and contagious.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #communist-party-of-china, #history-academic-subject, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #neo-nazi-groups, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #xi-jinping

10 Republicans Voted to Impeach Trump. What’s Become of Them?

Ten House Republicans voted to charge President Donald J. Trump with inciting the Capitol attack. All of them are still struggling with the consequences.

#cheney-liz, #gonzalez-anthony-e-1984, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #katko-john-1962, #kinzinger-adam, #meijer-peter, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upton-fred

A Year After Jan. 6: ‘Democracy Is at Risk’

Readers worry about the future of our Republic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #garland-merrick-b, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Law of Unintended Political Consequences Strikes Again

Progressive philanthropists who fund groups that promote extreme views are “exacerbating intraparty conflict and stoking interparty backlash.” 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #ford-foundation, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #perriello-tom, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #third-way, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-darren-1959

Why Republicans Keep Falling for Trump’s Lies

Authoritarians don’t just want to control the government, the economy and the military. They want to control the truth.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

American Democracy: A Status Check

A year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, what have we learned?

#audio-neutral-informative, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Prosecutors Move Quickly on Jan. 6 Cases, but Big Questions Remain

In the year since the assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, more than 700 people have been arrested, with little public indication from the Justice Department of how high the investigation might reach.

#alexander-ali-ali-abdul-akbar, #chansley-jacob-anthony-jake-angeli, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gieswein-robert, #justice-department, #palmer-robert-scott-1967, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reffitt-guy-w, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Sean Hannity Is Asked to Cooperate in Jan. 6 Inquiry as Panel Details Texts

The committee told Mr. Hannity it had obtained “dozens of text messages” he exchanged with senior Trump White House officials around the time of the riot.

#fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #house-of-representatives, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Trump Kept Control of the G.O.P. After Jan. 6

Only weeks after instigating the Capitol riot, Donald Trump was back in command of the Republican Party.

#pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How to Stop Trump and Prevent Another Jan. 6

Drop talk of dismantling the police and taking steps to dismantle the Constitution.

#business-council, #business-roundtable, #james-webb-space-telescope, #police, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Election Falsehoods Surged on Podcasts Before Capitol Riots, Researchers Find

A new study analyzed nearly 1,500 episodes, showing the extent to which podcasts pushed misinformation about voter fraud.

#absentee-voting, #apple-inc, #bannon-stephen-k, #beck-glenn, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brookings-institution, #conspiracy-theories, #google-inc, #hannity-sean, #podcasts, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #spotify, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

The Unsung Heroes of the 2020 Presidential Election

“The Steal,” by Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague, memorializes those brave Republicans who defied their party and refused to overturn the 2020 election.

#books-and-literature, #bowden-mark, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #teague-matthew, #the-steal-the-attempt-to-overturn-the-2020-election-and-the-people-who-stopped-it-book, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

The Capitol Police and the Scars of the January 6th Riot

For many officers, their bodies, minds and lives will never be the same after the attack.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boyland-rosanne-1986-2021, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duckworth-l-tammy, #dunn-harry-1983, #evans-william-f-us-capitol-police-officer, #fanone-michael, #graham-lindsey, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sicknick-brian-d-1978-2021, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Our Broken Electoral System Created the Capitol Riot

Our institutions, from the Electoral College to the media, have convinced conservatives that they are denizens of the real America. 

#constitution-us, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

In the Capitol’s Shadow, the Jan. 6 Panel Quietly Ramps Up Its Inquiry

From a nondescript office building, a few dozen investigators and members of Congress are rushing to dissect what led to the worst attack on the Capitol in centuries.

#house-of-representatives, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Another Far-Right Group Is Scrutinized in Effort to Aid Trump

The organization, called 1st Amendment Praetorian, is not as well known as the Oath Keepers or the Proud Boys, but it worked closely with pro-Trump forces in the months after the 2020 election.

#1st-amendment-praetorian, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #lewis-robert-patrick, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #rhodes-stewart-1966, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tarrio-enrique, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government