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Georgia man arrested while carrying assault-style firearm near U.S. Capitol 

BY: - November 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police used a taser on and arrested a man on Tuesday whom they alleged walked with an assault-style weapon near the Capitol building, though it didn’t initially appear the man made any direct threats against members of Congress. USCP Chief Tom Manger said during a brief press conference that a 21-year-old […]

In a first, 2 rooms in U.S. Capitol named for women who served in the Senate

BY: - June 20, 2022

WASHINGTON — The first woman joined Congress more than a century ago, but not until this month have any of the 540 rooms in the U.S. Capitol been officially named for women who served in the U.S. Senate. Following a dedication ceremony last week, Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, the first woman elected to both […]

Michigan woman arrested with guns in her truck near U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — The United States Capitol Police said in a press release that they arrested a Michigan woman Wednesday on charges of unlawful possession of multiple firearms. The woman, identified by officers as Kery Lynn McAttee, told police she was traveling from Michigan and went to the U.S. Capitol Police headquarters to talk about information […]

Three Dems test positive for COVID-19 after sheltering with maskless Republicans during Capitol riot

BY: - January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON—The leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, and blamed Republicans who refused to wear masks in a secure room where lawmakers were kept during the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, (D-Wash.), said those Republicans “mocked colleagues and staff” who offered […]

Five important takeaways from last week’s assault on democracy

BY: - January 12, 2021

It’s been less than a week since a mob of traitorous criminals, directly incited by the President of the United States, carried out one of the most despicable acts in American history. Happily, in the hours and days that have followed, there have been some encouraging signs that finally, at long last, several powerful conservative voices who have long tolerated and abetted Trumpism have had enough.


Mealy-mouthed platitudes from NC GOP leaders aren’t enough

BY: - January 8, 2021

Some of North Carolina’s most important Republican politicians finally spoke up yesterday about the disgraceful, seditious, and deadly invasion of the U.S. Capitol that President Donald Trump and his minions directly incited this week. Unfortunately, if what they said represents the extent of their response to this crisis in democracy, our state and nation are […]

Multiple investigations opened into the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer in pro-Trump riots

BY: - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON—A Capitol Police officer died late Thursday from injuries he sustained while a violent mob breached the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were set to vote to certify the presidential election results. The officer, Brian Sicknick, died at 9:30 p.m. at a local hospital, according to U.S. Capitol Police. His death is being investigated by several […]

National Guard sent to D.C. as police defend response to mob takeover at Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — A day after a violent mob seeking to overturn the election forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, the chief of the law enforcement officers tasked with protecting that building and those who work inside said Thursday that “a thorough review” is underway of the incident and the security procedures that fell short. […]

U.S. Capitol attack is another sign of the rise of domestic terrorism, a Duke expert says

BY: - January 7, 2021

After he leaves office, Trump will likely still have a platform for disinformation

Pro-Trump supporters’ attack on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday was more evidence of a growing domestic terrorist movement in the country that the next administration needs to address, a Duke University expert on national security and terrorism said. 

“Hippies for Trump”: Asheville man among nine North Carolinians arrested for right-wing insurrection at U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

On Monday, as thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump prepared to travel to Washington, D.C., to protest the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election, 46-year-old Thomas Gronek of Asheville was ready. A friend of Gronek posted photos and a video to Facebook showing off Gronek’s ride — an old school bus spray-painted with a psychedelic […]

Open letter: Political scientists call for Trump’s removal under the 25th Amendment

BY: - January 7, 2021

A growing list of more than 1,000 political scientists asked Congress, Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet members to remove President Trump from office by invoking the 25th Amendment, amplifying voices of some lawmakers from both parties and industry groups demanding the same. “The President’s actions show he is unwilling or unable to fulfill his […]

Congress certifies Biden as president after rioting mob is driven from the Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers early Thursday certified Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the winner of the November presidential election. But as they moved toward the certain outcome of victory for Biden, some Republicans backed away from their earlier objections to the certification. That […]