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‘Distressing and Emotional’: Senators Relive Horror of Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — For 90 tense minutes, members of the Senate relived the horror. They had seen much of the video of the insurrection before, but not like this — on screens near their desks, screams and anguish echoing across the chamber, with Democratic prosecutors explaining in detail how close they came to danger on Jan. 6, and how much…

McConnell Seeks to Push Trump Impeachment Trial to February

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants to postpone Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. McConnell on Thursday proposed delaying the trial until February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. The idea could appeal to some Senate Democrats, who are eager to spend time confirming President Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees. The House impeached Trump…

DC Mayor Pushes for Increased Security Around Inauguration

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) WASHINGTON (AP) – District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is seeking increased security around President-elect Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration in the wake of the mob insurrection at the Capitol. Bowser says in a letter to Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, that the…

Lawmakers Vow to Investigate Police after Capitol Breach

Trump supporters rally at the state Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers are vowing an investigation into how police handled Wednesday’s violent breach at the Capitol. The Democratic chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, California congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, says the breach “raises grave security concerns” and that her committee will work…

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Worked for 6 Days After Being Tested

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he was tested a week ago for the novel coronavirus, but continued working at the Capitol because he “felt that it was highly unlikely” he was sick since he had no symptoms of the illness. Paul also says he did not have direct contact with anyone who tested positive for the virus or was sick….

“Die In” Rally For Aids Awareness

One group traveled to the capitol to make a statement in hopes of of raising awareness for HIV and Aids. This afternoon members of the group Alabama Positive Action gathered on the steps of the state capitol for what they call a “die in”. They briefly laid in front of the capitol and formed the HIV and AIDS awareness ribbon….