Boehner Blasts Trump, Saying He ‘Incited That Bloody Insurrection’

In his new book, John Boehner, the Republican former House speaker, sharply rebukes the former president for his role in the “mob violence” at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

#boehner-john-a, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Matt Gaetz, Loyal for Years to Trump, Is Said to Have Sought a Blanket Pardon

The congressman was at the time under investigation over whether he violated sex trafficking laws, though it was unclear what he knew of the inquiry.

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Biden Keeps Trump’s Policy Retaining Land Mines in U.S. Arsenal, for Now

On the campaign trail, Joseph R. Biden Jr. had pledged to reverse his predecessor’s land mine policy. A Pentagon spokesman said the matter was under review.

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Iran and U.S. Agree on Path Back to Nuclear Deal

In indirect talks in Vienna, the U.S. and Iran agreed to try to synchronize Washington’s lifting of sanctions and Iran’s limiting of uranium enrichment.

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Ex-Trump Official Fined and Barred From Government Over R.N.C. Video

Lynne Patton recruited and interviewed public housing tenants in New York City for a pro-Trump re-election video. The residents accused her of tricking them into participating.

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Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters’ Towns, Study Finds

Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic white population were the most likely to produce insurrectionists.

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Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion

A reminder from a January phone call that the reform bill by congressional Democrats may not have the proper protections.

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He Was Charged in an Anti-Asian Attack. It Was His 33rd Arrest.

Many people arrested in assaults on Asian residents in New York have had a history of mental health episodes, arrests and homelessness, complicating the city’s search for an effective response.

#asian-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #elliot-brandon-march-29-2001-assault, #hate-crimes, #homeless-persons, #race-and-ethnicity, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #trump-donald-j

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Biden Should Finish the Wall

… Or the next Trump will.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #central-america, #democratic-party, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Iran Nuclear Talks Explained

Talks in Vienna starting Tuesday will try to bring both the United States and Iran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. It won’t be easy.

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Biden Steps Up Federal Efforts to Combat Domestic Extremism

The administration has taken a series of steps to prioritize dealing with white supremacists and militias, especially after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homeland-security-department, #justice-department, #national-security-council, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations

Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.

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One Republican’s Lonely Fight Against a Flood of Disinformation

After losing an ugly congressional race last year, Denver Riggleman is leading a charge against the conspiracy-mongering coursing through his party. He doesn’t have many allies.

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Border Apprehensions Reach Highest Level in at Least 15 Years

More migrant families are entering the United States and being released, new figures for March show, as thousands of children remain in detention facilities.

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Reversing Trump, Biden Repeals Sanctions on Human Rights Prosecutor

The move revokes an executive order that put the United States at odds with many of its European allies.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bensouda-fatou, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-criminal-court, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Trump’s Latino Support Was More Widespread Than Thought, Report Finds

While Latinos played a major role in Democratic victories last year, Donald Trump’s outreach to them proved successful in states around the country, not just in certain geographic areas.

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The Matt Gaetz Investigation: What We Know

The Justice Department is said to be investigating the congressman’s encounters with women recruited online for sex and whether he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #florida, #gaetz-donald-j, #gaetz-matt, #greenberg-joel, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Perpetual Crisis at the Border — and What We Can Do About It

The U.S. immigration system doesn’t reflect its own needs or those of its southern neighbors.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #illegal-immigration, #trump-donald-j

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The Real Reason for the Border Crisis

No one is holding American employers to account for their willingness to hire millions of unauthorized immigrants.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #foreign-workers, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #mexico, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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N.Y. Seeks Trump Insider’s Records, in Apparent Bid to Gain Cooperation

State prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed the personal bank records of the Trump Organization’s longtime C.F.O. and are scrutinizing gifts he received from the former president.

#frauds-and-swindling, #subpoenas, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr, #weisselberg-allen

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Trump Is Sued by Two Police Officers Over Capitol Riot

Former President Donald J. Trump “inflamed, encouraged, incited, directed, and aided and abetted” the Capitol Riot on Jan. 6, the officers’ lawsuit said.

#attacks-on-police, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #james-blassingame, #sidney-hemby, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #washington-dc

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Biden Details $2 Trillion Plan to Rebuild Infrastructure and Reshape the Economy

The president will begin selling his proposal on Wednesday, saying it would fix 20,000 miles of roads and 10,000 bridges, while also addressing climate change and racial inequities and raising corporate taxes.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #amtrak, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #federal-taxes-us, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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We Expect Sports Stars to Be Heroes. What About Our Politicians?

A postgame interview offers a reminder that the spectacle of public life is best backed up with real work.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cawthorn-madison, #lillard-damian, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Judge Tosses Trump Campaign Aide Confidentiality Agreement

The case is one of several in which former President Donald J. Trump went after former aides that criticized him or his campaign,

#denson-jessica, #nondisclosure-agreements, #sexual-harassment, #trump-donald-j, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Biden to Pay for Infrastructure Plan With 15 Years of Corporate Taxes

The president will propose using the revenue from increasing corporate taxes to pay for eight years of ambitious spending on roads, bridges, utilities and other needs.

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State Dept. Reverses Trump Policies on Reproductive and Religious Freedoms

Even as Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken similarly condemned abuses and oppression from China to Syria to Venezuela, he overturned aspects of the Trump administration’s human rights agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17

An inquiry into the Florida congressman was opened in the final months of the Trump administration, people briefed on it said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #florida, #gaetz-matt, #house-of-representatives, #justice-department, #sex-crimes, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Apprentice’ Contestant Can Proceed With Trump Suit After Court Ruling

The court’s decision, in a case against the former president by Summer Zervos, could compel Mr. Trump to testify under oath.

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Biden’s Judicial Nominees Have Diverse Backgrounds

The president’s first choices for district and appeals court openings reflected his campaign promise to choose judges from outside of traditional backgrounds.

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Biden Names Diverse Nominees for the Federal Bench

The president’s first choices for district and appeals court openings reflected his campaign promise to choose judges from outside of traditional backgrounds.

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A National Campaign to Restrict Voting

Following the 2020 election, Georgia Republicans have restricted voting rights. Other states are likely to follow suit.

#democratic-party, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #warnock-raphael-g

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The Republican Party Is Driving the Nation’s Democratic Decline

This is what it looks like when a political party turns against democracy itself.

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‘Babylon Berlin,’ Babylon America?

How watching a TV show about Weimar Germany can help us interpret our own era.

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Officials’ Missteps on Covid, Then and Now

Readers chastise health officials for not speaking out earlier, urge a slower reopening for New York City and propose a national day of mourning.

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Joe Biden Did Not Appear to Be a Master of Disguise

Whether you like him or hate him, the president isn’t quite who we thought he was.

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Who Are The Original 20 Guantánamo Bay Detainees?

Starting with the Bush administration, the United States has gradually transferred all but two of the first 20 prisoners at the wartime detention facility to other nations. Here’s who, and where, they are.

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Under Biden, Diplomacy Is an Attractive Career Again

Interest in becoming a diplomat has grown, and President Biden’s outreach to other nations is appealing to aspiring diplomats, many of whom felt alienated by Trump policies.

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A Yale Psychiatrist’s Tweet About Dershowitz, Her Dismissal, and a Lawsuit

The psychiatrist, Bandy X. Lee, said she was let go after the lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz complained to the university. Yale said she violated ethics rules against diagnosing public figures, her lawsuit claims.

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House Taps Military Official to Lead Security

The selection of Maj. Gen. William J. Walker as House sergeant-in-arms will place the security of both chambers of Congress in the hands of accomplished military leaders after the Jan. 6 riot.

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The Agency at the Center of America’s Tech Fight With China

Washington lawmakers, lobbyists and other parties have been vying to influence how the Bureau of Industry and Security, under the Biden administration, will approach a technology relationship with China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #commerce-department, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-trade-and-world-market, #national-security-council, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

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Timing Is Everything, Biden Says, and ‘Politics Is the Art of the Possible’

In his first formal news conference since taking office, President Biden offered an early glimpse of the man who inhabits the Oval Office and his approach to the presidency.

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Trump May Start a Social Network. Here’s My Advice.

Recast your past failures at successes, engage in meaningless optics, and other tips from the Silicon Valley playbook.

#parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #trump-university, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Democrats Begin Push for Biggest Expansion of Voting Since 1960s

Democrats characterized the far-reaching elections overhaul as the civil rights battle of modern times. Republicans called it a power grab that would put their party at a permanent disadvantage.

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Biden Names Harris to Work With Central America on Migration

The president gave the vice president a prominent role in the politically charged issue at a time when thousands of children are being detained in facilities along the border.

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Virginia Becomes First Southern State to Abolish the Death Penalty

“Ending the death penalty comes down to one fundamental question, one question: Is it fair?” said Gov. Ralph Northam, who signed the bill on Wednesday.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capital-punishment, #law-and-legislation, #northam-ralph-s, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

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Republicans Push for Greater Power Over How Elections Are Run

G.O.P. lawmakers in at least eight states controlled by the party are trying to seize more influence over the mechanics of voting, in an effort that could further undermine the country’s democratic norms.

#elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Justice Dept. Links Oath Keepers and Proud Boys Ahead of Capitol Riot

A member of the Oath Keepers militia said he was communicating with the far-right Proud Boys, prosecutors said, making their first link between the groups.

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E.P.A. to Review Attacks on Science Under Trump

The agency said it would carry out an accounting of political interference in science, an usually public act that Biden administration officials said was needed to restore trust in the agency’s decisions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #science-and-technology, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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We Can See the Left. We Can See the Right. Is There Still a Center?

If it’s gone, the consequences are enormous.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Solving the Migrant Crisis Means Going Beyond Our Border

Until we address what motivates vulnerable people to leave their home countries, they will continue to come.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #congressional-hispanic-caucus, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #el-paso-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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