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Criticism grows of GOP lawmakers, including Pa.’s Perry, who refused masks while sheltering during Capitol riot
There were nearly 100 people in the room, according to multiple media reports.
U.S. House Dems say they have the votes to impeach Trump; What Pa. lawmakers say
There are 222 Democrats in the House and 211 Republicans, with one race still undecided and one vacancy, so Democrats would need 217 votes.
Biden expected to distribute all available vaccine doses to states
News of the policy shift comes after a group of Democratic governors — including those from Michigan, Kansas, Minnesota and Wisconsin — this week called on federal officials to accelerate distribution of the available vaccines from Pfizer/BioTech and Moderna.
Multiple investigations opened into the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer in pro-Trump riots
Officer Brian Sicknick was injured “while physically engaging” with rioters, and when he returned to his post he collapsed, officials said in a statement.
How Trump could quickly be removed from office using the 25th Amendment
A rapidly rising number of federal lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either through a process outlined in the 25th Amendment or through impeachment.
Pa. resident among the dead after violence at the Capitol; National Guard heads to Washington
Police officials said they are seeking to identify other individuals involved in the destructive riots.
Congress certifies Biden as president after rioting mob is driven from the Capitol
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.
Woman shot during U.S. Capitol violence dies
No other deaths have been reported. D.C. officials declined to comment if the woman who died was part of the mob.
LIVE Updates: Violence at the U.S. Capitol
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
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.
A presidential election like none other, and now an inauguration like none other
The last time a president did not participate in their successor’s inauguration was in 1869, when President Andrew Johnson left office and Ulysses S. Grant was sworn in.
Buttigieg to inherit a crumbling network of roads, subways and rails at DOT
For example, two presidents have vowed to replace the aging Brent Spence Bridge between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, but there’s still no plan to do so. In fact, the bridge closed down for a month because of damage it sustained in a November truck accident. Officials just reopened it a few days before Christmas.