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Politics Jun 04After 2-year battle, House panel to interview Trump counsel McGahn
The House Judiciary Committee is poised to question former White House counsel Don McGahn behind closed doors on Friday, two years after House Democrats originally sought his testimony as part of investigations into former President Donald Trump.
Politics May 28GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol
Senate Republicans on Friday blocked the creation of a bipartisan panel to study the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, refusing to back down on their opposition to the independent investigation even amid emotional appeals from those who fought with…
Politics May 27GOP set to block Jan. 6 panel, stoking Senate filibuster fight
Thursday's action would be the first successful use of a filibuster in the Biden presidency to halt Senate action. That's despite both a bipartisan effort to salvage the bill and a last-minute plea by the mother of a Capitol Police…
Politics May 20House narrowly approves $1.9 billion to fortify Capitol after riot
Democrats pushed past opposition from Republicans to provide emergency funding to harden the complex with retractable fencing, a quick-response force and police training.
Politics May 19House votes to create panel to probe Jan. 6 insurrection
Democrats say the commission is crucial to reckoning what happened that day, when a violent mob of Trump's supporters broke into the Capitol to try and overturn President Joe Biden's victory.
Politics May 19WATCH: House holds hearing on reforming Capitol Police
Democrats say a bipartisan commission investigating the attack, including what led to it, is more important than ever after some Republicans have recently started to downplay the severity of the insurrection.
Politics May 18GOP Leader McCarthy opposes Jan. 6 commission ahead of vote
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that he won’t support a proposal to form an independent, bipartisan commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Politics May 14House GOP elects Trump defender Elise Stefanik to No. 3 post
House Republicans elevated Rep. Elise Stefanik to a leadership post Friday, highlighting how the party whose lodestar has long been conservative policies increasingly views allegiance to Donald Trump as its indispensable key to electoral success.
Politics May 10WATCH: Watchdog says Capitol Police deficient at monitoring threats
Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton will testify Monday in the first of three House hearings this week on what went wrong during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Politics Apr 22Senate passes bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans
The measure passed Thursday would expedite the review of hate crimes and provide support for local law enforcement in response to thousands of reported violent incidents in the past year.