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1 Alabama man dead, second arrested during Capitol violence

Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. It’s been a stunning day as a number of lawmakers and then the mob of protesters tried to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)…

Biden win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol

Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., read the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November’s presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Wednesday, disrupting the process. (AP…

Ossoff wins Ga. Senate seat, gives Dems control

Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has won his Senate runoff election. His victory gives Democrats control of the Senate for the opening of Democrat Joe Biden’s presidency. Democrats needed to win both of Georgia’s Senate runoff elections on Tuesday to claim the Senate majority. The 33-year-old Ossoff defeated 71-year-old Republican David Perdue, who held the seat for the past six years…

McConnell congratulates Joe Biden as president-elect

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell/Source: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday as the president-elect. The Republican leader said the Electoral College “has spoken.” The Republican leader’s statement ends weeks of silence over President Donald Trump’s defeat. It comes after a groundswell of leading Republicans said Biden is…

Trump says Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas

Attorney General William Barr meets with members of the St. Louis Police Department in St. Louis. Barr has announced he is resigning. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, Pool) WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is resigning amid lingering tension with the president over the president’s baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into…

Biden clears 270-vote mark as electors affirm his victory

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) – Joe Biden has cleared the 270-vote mark needed to win the presidency with California’s 55 electoral votes. The voting milestone came late Monday when California electors affirmed Biden’s massive 5 million-vote win last month in the nation’s largest state….

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit to Overturn Joe Biden’s Presidential Election Victory

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit backed by President Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court. Trump had called the lawsuit filed by Texas against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin “the big one.” The court’s order was its second…

Trump pardons Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias. Trump announced the pardon on Wednesday, calling it his “Great Honor.” Flynn is the second Trump associate convicted in the Russia probe…

Trump Directing His Team to Cooperate on the Biden Transition

The General Services Administration has ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election. President Donald Trump, who had refused to concede the election, said Monday that he is directing his team to cooperate on the transition but is vowing to keep up the fight. The move clears the way for the start of the…