Trump fixation on Wisconsin, Ginni Thomas text regrets and more from the Jan. 6 panel
By: Jacob Fischler - January 4, 2023
Records released by the House Jan. 6 committee reveal a multipart scheme to overturn the 2020 presidential election
U.S. House Jan. 6 panel report finds Trump incited insurrection, demands accountability
By: Jacob Fischler and Ashley Murray - December 23, 2022
Donald Trump’s desire to overturn the results of a lawful and legitimate election was the driving factor in the unprecedented attack on the Capitol, the report says
TikTok ban for federal workers close to becoming law, following flurry of state bans
By: Jacob Fischler - December 21, 2022
Federal employees would be barred from downloading TikTok on phones and other devices issued by the federal government.
U.S. House Jan. 6 panel refers Trump for criminal charges, including inciting insurrection
By: Jacob Fischler - December 19, 2022
Trump's actions violated a core principle of U.S. government, the two-century tradition of a peaceful transition of power, Rep. Liz Cheney said.
U.S. Senate votes to bar TikTok from government devices as state bans multiply
By: Jacob Fischler - December 16, 2022
Critics of TikTok say the app creates national security concerns because of its ability to track users’ data — and because the Chinese government can compel that data from its owner.
FTX failure divides lawmakers on how tough to get with crypto regulation
By: Jacob Fischler - December 14, 2022
Lawmakers debated the collapse of cryptocurrency firm FTX a day after founder Samuel Bankman-Fried was arrested on federal fraud charges.
Despite FTX fallout, some U.S. House members still skeptical about crypto regulation
By: Jacob Fischler - December 3, 2022
Lawmakers argue the FTX episode only reinforces their point that the SEC’s regulation of cryptocurrencies is arbitrary and ineffective.
U.S. House moves to avoid calamitous rail strike, but Senate prospects murky
By: Jacob Fischler - November 30, 2022
The House voted to codify an agreement that some unions have already rejected and separately add paid sick leave that workers had demanded.
Little appetite for Manchin permitting bill in congressional lame-duck session
By: Jacob Fischler - November 24, 2022
The bill was a condition of the West Virginia Democrat’s support for his party’s larger climate, health care and taxes measure earlier this year
Republicans win control of the U.S. House with 218th seat
By: Jacob Fischler - November 17, 2022
Republicans clinched a majority in the U.S. House after a Republican won reelection to a California seat that put the GOP over the top.
Trump announces a third bid for the presidency, even as GOP reels from midterm setback
By: Jacob Fischler - November 16, 2022
Former President Donald Trump, whose lies about his reelection loss in 2020 precipitated an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, said Tuesday he will make another run for the White House in 2024. His announcement came only a week after a disappointing showing by Republicans — especially those who endorsed his false claims about 2020 […]
Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat
By: Jacob Fischler - November 12, 2022
Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, the Associated Press said late Saturday.