Prosecutors Reportedly Asked About Trump’s Role in Jan. 6 Riot

A court filing by a defendant in a Capitol riot case said the Justice Department was looking for information about a possible “organized conspiracy” involving the former president.

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Who Is King of Florida? Tensions Rise Between Trump and Ron DeSantis

A spat over Covid has exposed friction between the former president and a rising G.O.P. governor unwilling to curb his ambitions.

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Tensions Rise Between Trump and Ron DeSantis

A spat over Covid has exposed friction between the former president and a rising G.O.P. governor unwilling to curb his ambitions.

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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.

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Trump’s Covid and Election Falsehoods at Arizona Rally

The former president falsely claimed that white Americans were being denied the Covid-19 vaccine, among other inaccuracies.

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Trump Rally Underscores G.O.P. Tension Over How to Win in 2022

Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers. His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.

#arizona, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j

Trump Rally Underscores GOP Tension Over How to Win in 2022

Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers. His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.

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What Is Joe Biden Thinking?

The strange strategy of a staggering presidency.

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Census Memo Cites ‘Unprecedented’ Meddling by Trump Administration

Newly released documents show that top career officials at the Census Bureau had drafted a list of complaints about political interference in the 2020 count.

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Members of Congress Weigh Re-Election Bid Ahead of Midterms

For members of Congress weighing if another run is worth the hassle, the time to decide is fast approaching.

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John Katko, Who Voted to Impeach Trump, Won’t Seek Re-election

Increasingly marginalized from conservatives at home and in Washington, Mr. Katko also faced a brutal general election campaign in his left-leaning New York district.

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Once a Trump Foil, Michael Avenatti Says Jail Treatment Was Payback

Mr. Avenatti, who was convicted in California of trying to extort Nike, is awaiting trial in New York on charges that he stole about $300,000 from Stormy Daniels.

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Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes Arrested in Jan. 6 Inquiry

The F.B.I. arrested Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right militia, in a major step forward in the investigation into the attack on the Capitol by supporters of Donald J. Trump.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #rhodes-stewart-1966, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

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Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes Arrested in Jan. 6 Investigation

The F.B.I. arrested Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right militia, in a major step forward in the investigation into the attack on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #rhodes-stewart-1966, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

Gaetz’s Ex-Girlfriend Testifies Before Federal Grand Jury

The development suggests that the Justice Department may have secured a key witness in its child sex trafficking investigation of Representative Matt Gaetz.

#gaetz-matt, #greenberg-joel-1985, #house-of-representatives, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #prostitution, #trump-donald-j

How the ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Meme Became a Campaign Ad

How an inside joke among Republicans became one candidate’s tactic for reaching the G.O.P. masses.

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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.

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The Growing Fight Over Voting Rights

On President Biden’s speech, vote counting and voter suppression. Also: Donald Trump and Jan. 6; Rikers Island; Covid pathogens; exercise heals.

#adams-eric-l, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #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

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

Can the G.O.P. Recover From the ‘Big Lie’? We Asked 2 Conservatives.

A look at how Trump has shaped the Republican Party and where it goes next.

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Jan. 6 Panel Seeks to Debunk Unfounded Theory About F.B.I. Role in Riot

The House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol interviewed Ray Epps, a protester at the center of a right-wing conspiracy theory.

#epps-ray, #house-of-representatives, #rumors-and-misinformation, #schwartz-arthur-1972, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government, #worthington-ross

Biden-Cheney 2024?

Saving American democracy may involve following Israel’s example.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #how-democracies-die-book, #israel, #levitsky-steven, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Melania Trump Auctions Her Hat

A year after leaving the White House, the former first lady tests the water for her brand.

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Civil Suits Against Trump Seek Damages for Jan. 6 Attack

Lawyers argued that the cases against the former president should be allowed to go forward because he inflamed a mob and failed to stop the violence it wrought.

#house-of-representatives, #mehta-amit-p, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

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

The new year is off to an unusual start. 

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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

Biden Comes Out Swinging Against Republicans as His Agenda Stalls

The president pledged to use all of the powers of his office to thwart Republicans still under the thumb of Donald J. Trump.

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Trump’s Coup, Part Deux

Darth Vader as Luke Skywalker, defending the galaxy? Not quite.

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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

Commemorating Jan. 6, and Meting Out Justice

Readers praise President Biden’s “stirring speech” and urge more vigorous prosecution of “all those complicit.” Also: Trump on Jan. 6; a student’s anguish; baby furniture.

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

Could the nation’s election system sustain another attack?

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‘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.

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What Democratic and Republican Voters Really Think About the State of America

We convened two focus groups about Jan. 6 and democracy. Here’s what surprised us.

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Our Democracy Isn’t Just Going to Fix Itself

It needs your help.

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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.

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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.

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On Jan. 6 Anniversary, Biden Goes After Trump and Trumpism

In a speech marking the anniversary of the Capitol riot, the president confronted Trumpism, even as he refused to utter his predecessor’s name.

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Biden Holds Trump Responsible in Jan. 6 Speech

President Biden used the anniversary of the Capitol siege to deliver his most sustained and scathing repudiation of Donald J. Trump since taking office.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #speeches-and-statements, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Jamie Raskin’s Year of Tragedy and Trump

We spoke to the Maryland congressman about losing his son just before Jan. 6 last year and his new book on American democracy.

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Remembering Jan. 6, When He Was Trapped Alone in the Capitol

Wayne K. Williams, a top aide to the No. 5 House Democrat, was the only member of his staff in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. He was barricaded in his office alone as mayhem reigned.

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The Next Big Lies: Jan. 6 Was No Big Deal, or a Left-Wing Plot

How revisionist histories of Jan. 6 picked up where the “stop the steal” campaign left off, warping beliefs about what transpired at the Capitol.

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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.

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