A congressman and his aides armed themselves with scissors in the face of a mob. Now, he wants Trump prosecuted
By: Ariana Figueroa - January 16, 2021
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle slipped a pair of scissors into his pocket as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Pa. Rep. Brendan Boyle pushes criminal investigation of Trump for Capitol attack
By: Ariana Figueroa - January 15, 2021
“Provided there is sufficient evidence, as I strongly believe there is, Donald Trump must be indicted, arrested, and put on trial. And if convicted, he should go to prison.”
U.S. House votes to impeach Trump over Capitol insurrection ; What Pa. lawmakers said
By: Laura Olson and Ariana Figueroa - January 13, 2021
Trump is the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. A Senate trial awaits.
More than 170 cases opened in federal probe of U.S. Capitol attack
By: Ariana Figueroa - January 13, 2021
Officials say they expect more to follow as they sift through more than 100,000 pieces of digital evidence.
Criticism grows of GOP lawmakers, including Pa.’s Perry, who refused masks while sheltering during Capitol riot
By: Ariana Figueroa - January 12, 2021
There were nearly 100 people in the room, according to multiple media reports.
Multiple investigations opened into the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer in pro-Trump riots
By: Ariana Figueroa - January 8, 2021
Officer Brian Sicknick was injured “while physically engaging” with rioters, and when he returned to his post he collapsed, officials said in a statement.
Congress certifies Biden as president after rioting mob is driven from the Capitol
By: Laura Olson and Ariana Figueroa - January 7, 2021
Neither of Pennsylvania’s senators, Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Bob Casey, supported Hawley’s objection to the state’s election process. Casey decried it as an “attempt to disenfranchise” Pennsylvania’s voters.
LIVE Updates: Violence at the U.S. Capitol
By: Laura Olson and Ariana Figueroa - January 6, 2021
A mob derailed the typically routine process of Congress certifying the presidential election results on Wednesday, with both chambers abruptly recessing after President Donald Trump’s supporters clashed with police and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol.
Dozens of GOP lawmakers, including many from Pa., to reject certifying Biden as president
By: Ariana Figueroa and Laura Olson - January 5, 2021
The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump.
Biden picks former public school teacher as secretary of Education
By: Ariana Figueroa - December 23, 2020
By Ariana Figueroa WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday formally introduced his nominee for secretary of Education—Miguel Cardona, a veteran of public schools and the third Latino selected for the Cabinet. “We knew we needed an education secretary who truly understands what it’s been like for educators, administrators, families, caregivers and students this past year,” Biden […]
The top 10 unforgettable moments of a tumultuous year in D.C.
By: Ariana Figueroa - December 22, 2020
Amid a global pandemic, a bitter race for the presidency and protests over police brutality, news in Washington never let up. As the year winds to an end, let’s take a look back at the moments of most drama, controversy, shock and sadness that headlined an exhausting 2020 in D.C.