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Lawmakers Agree to Deal to Investigate Capitol Attack

House could vote on proposed bipartisan commission next week

(Newser) - House lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, and it does not include a look at violence alleged to have come from left-wing groups last summer, as some Republicans had hoped. The proposed 10-person commission would focus only on the attack...

'No President's Ever Said Those Words' From the Podium

Harris, Pelosi made history as first 2 women behind a president during address

(Newser) - "Thank you all—Madame Speaker, Madame Vice President," President Biden said at the start of his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. He added: "From this podium, no president's ever said those words—and it's about time." Vice President Kamala...

After the Chauvin Verdict: 'This Is Our Selma Moment'
After the Chauvin
Verdict: 'This Is
Our Selma Moment'
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After the Chauvin Verdict: 'This Is Our Selma Moment'

Reaction and backlash after ex-cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

(Newser) - The aftereffects of the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd are still being felt across the nation and around the world, with one of Floyd's brothers noting, "This is a day for celebration," per CNN . Tuesday was also...

Biden Accepts Invitation to Address Congress

On April 28

(Newser) - President Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28, the AP reports. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation to Biden on Tuesday, “to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.” The White...

Pelosi Announces Historic Pick for Sergeant-at-Arms

William Walker comes from DC National Guard

(Newser) - The next sergeant-at-arms for the US House is a historic choice. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she's appointing Major Gen. William Walker of the DC National Guard. He'll be the first Black person in the job. Walker "has proven to be a leader of great integrity...

Resolution Seeks to Expel Greene From House

Twitter restores freshman's account, saying it made a mistake

(Newser) - A House Democrat introduced a resolution Friday to kick Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene out of Congress over her endorsements of violence against their colleagues. "I take no joy in introducing this resolution," California Rep. Jimmy Gomez said in a floor speech, the Hill reports. But he said Greene...

GOP Leader Calls Swalwell a Security Risk

McCarthy wants vote on removal from Intelligence Committee

(Newser) - The Republican House leader says he'll call for a vote to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from the chamber's Intelligence Committee, saying his relationship with a suspected spy for China makes him a security threat. Rep. Kevin McCarthy tweeted Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had again named Swalwell...

Rioter Seen in Pelosi's Office Yells at Judge

Richard Barnett wants to be released on bond

(Newser) - A man charged with breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol exploded in anger during a hearing Thursday, forcing a recess. Richard Barnett, 60, was photographed at a desk in Pelosi's offce during the riot, a stun gun on...

Pelosi: 'We Must Get to the Truth' of How Attack Happened

She says next step will be a 9/11-style commission

(Newser) - Donald Trump was acquitted in his second impeachment trial Saturday—but the congressional investigation of the insurrection he was accused of inciting is only just beginning. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats Monday that the "next step" will be an independent 9/11 Commission-style review...

McConnell Condemns Trump, but Not Until After the Vote
McConnell Rips Trump, While
Pelosi Blames 'Cowardly' GOP
impeachment trial

McConnell Rips Trump, While Pelosi Blames 'Cowardly' GOP

Minority leader says former president could still be held accountable in the courts

(Newser) - Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a stinging indictment of former President Trump from the Senate floor on Saturday, but not until minutes after the impeachment trial ended in acquittal . Trump was charged with inciting an insurrection in connection with the attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6. "Former...

Republicans Take Their Relief Plan to Biden

Collins says they'll keep talking, but Democrats are setting up passage of president's proposal

(Newser) - Republican senators who presented their own, much smaller, coronavirus relief package to President Biden on Monday night said the two sides will keep working together—but there's no deal yet. The president met with 10 GOP senators in the Oval Office for almost two hours, the Washington Post reports....

Democrats Dumbfounded by Greene's Committee Seat
Democrats Dumbfounded
by Greene's Committee Seat
THE RUNDOWN

Democrats Dumbfounded by Greene's Committee Seat

They want Marjorie Taylor Greene ousted from Education Committee

(Newser) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was "appalled" to learn Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who once endorsed executing the speaker , was appointed to the House Education Committee. "What could they be thinking?" Pelosi said of Republican House leaders on Thursday, per Politico . "Or is thinking too generous of a...

McConnell Wants to Delay Trump's Impeachment Trial

GOP leader wants February start, but Schumer hasn't answered

(Newser) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in no hurry for the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump to begin. He's told Democrats he wants the trial to begin sometime in February, which would allow both sides at least a week to prepare for the proceeding, CBS reports. That'...

Woman Who Allegedly Stole Pelosi's Laptop Arrested

Riley June Williams accused of theft during US Capitol riot

(Newser) - Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the US Capitol earlier this month. Riley June Williams was arrested Monday, according to a Justice Department official. It’s not yet known when her...

Among Charges in Capitol Riot, a 'Bizarre Claim' About Russia

FBI investigating whether Pa. woman swiped computer from Pelosi office to sell to Russians

(Newser) - An engraved nameplate apparently isn't the only thing swiped from Nancy Pelosi's office during the Capitol riot. The FBI filed an arrest warrant Sunday against Pennsylvania woman Riley June Williams, with charges linked to the Jan. 6 attack in DC including entering a restricted building, disrupting the orderly...

Woman Charged With Taking Item From Pelosi's Office

Video showed Missouri rioter carrying engraved nameplate

(Newser) - A Missouri woman has been charged with taking a splintered nameplate belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol. Emily Hernandez, of Sullivan, was charged Friday with five counts, including disorderly conduct that impedes the conduct of government business and the stealing or...

Lawmakers Who Dodge Metal Detectors Will Be Fined

Fine will be $5K, $10K for repeat offenders, Pelosi says

(Newser) - Some Republican lawmakers are furious about new security measures in the House after last week's Capitol riot, but if they keep trying to dodge the newly installed metal detectors, they're going to face steep fines. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that lawmakers evading the detectors will be...

This Is Nancy Pelosi's Impeachment Dress

Speaker of the House wore the same black dress for both votes

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi showed up to President Trump's second impeachment wearing the same outfit she donned for his first. The New York Post says some compared the House speaker's "sleek black business frock" to something one might wear to a funeral, but that doesn't necessarily mean the...

Pelosi Already Has the Votes to Impeach
Pelosi Already Has
the Votes to Impeach
the rundown

Pelosi Already Has the Votes to Impeach

House moving forward, waiting to see what Pence does

(Newser) - House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment Monday, and it already has 218 cosponsors—enough to guarantee passage, reports Politico . What happens in the next few days depends on a number of factors, including whether VP Mike Pence acts to remove President Trump from office. Where things stand:
  • Pelosi said
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Pelosi Calls Pentagon, Worried About Nuclear Codes

Joint chiefs chairman discusses steps involved should president try to order a military strike

(Newser) - The Pentagon has assured House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that there are barriers to President Trump ordering a nuclear strike before he leaves office, reports USA Today . Pelosi told House Democrats in a letter Friday that she'd spoken to "Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to...

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