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Democrat Brandon Presley joins race for Mississippi governor

Jan. 12, 2023 16:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brandon Presley, a Democrat in his fourth term as a Mississippi utilities regulator, announced Thursday that he is running for governor this year, saying he believes state government and the current Republican governor are disconnected from the needs of working people. ...

Jan. 6 panel shutting down after referring Trump for crimes

Jan. 02, 2023 18:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee is shutting down, having completed a whirlwind 18-month investigation of the 2021 Capitol insurrection and having sent its work to the Justice Department along with a recommendation for prosecuting former President Donald Trump. The...

Jan. 6 panel drops Trump subpoena as it wraps up work

Dec. 29, 2022 11:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has dropped its subpoena against former President Donald Trump as it wraps up work and prepares to dissolve next week. Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the committee's Democratic chairman, wrote in a letter to Trump lawyer David...

Jan. 6 report: Trump 'lit that fire' of Capitol insurrection

Dec. 23, 2022 10:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report asserts that Donald Trump criminally engaged in a “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 presidential election and failed to act to stop his supporters from attacking the Capitol, concluding an...

Jan. 6 takeaways: From Trump's lies to the 'unimaginable'

Dec. 23, 2022 01:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee released its final report Thursday on the “unimaginable” 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, a mob assault by supporters of the defeated president, Donald Trump, that shook the nation and exposed the fragility of American democracy. ...

1/6 takeaways: Record for history and 'roadmap to justice'

Dec. 19, 2022 17:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 committee set out to compile a public record for history of the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, but its final report has become so much more — a "roadmap to justice," as Americans come to terms with Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election....

Jan. 6 panel urges Trump prosecution with criminal referral

Dec. 19, 2022 16:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee urged the Justice Department on Monday to bring criminal charges against Donald Trump for the violent 2021 Capitol insurrection, calling for accountability for the former president and “a time of reflection and reckoning.” After one...

What to watch as Jan. 6 panel cites Trump's 'attempted coup'

Dec. 18, 2022 14:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol riot will make its final public presentation Monday about the unprecedented effort by Donald Trump to overturn the results of the presidential election he lost in 2020. The committee has called it an “attempted coup" that warrants...

Jan. 6 committee to vote Monday on riot criminal referrals

Dec. 15, 2022 14:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol riot will hold its final meeting Monday, wrapping up its year-and-a-half-long inquiry by asking the Justice Department to investigate potential crimes. The committee of seven Democrats and two Republicans has...

Jan. 6 committee to issue criminal referrals, chairman says

Dec. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will make criminal referrals to the Justice Department as it wraps up its probe and looks to publish a final report by the end of the year, the panel's chairman said Tuesday. Rep. Bennie...