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‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

Eager to act, Biden and Democrats leave Republicans behind

Mar. 04, 2021 15:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency, an unapologetically partisan approach based on the calculation that it’s better to advance the giant COVID-19 rescue package and other priorities than waste time...

The Latest: House to wrap early amid threat of violence

Mar. 04, 2021 13:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): 5 p.m. The U.S. House is abruptly finishing its work for the week given the threat of violence at the Capitol by a militia group seeking to...

Rep. Greene says 'morons' voted to boot her from committees

Feb. 05, 2021 12:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out Friday at “morons” in both parties who voted to kick her off her committees, a day after the House meted out the unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. ...

Dem-led House, drawing a line, kicks Greene off committees

Feb. 04, 2021 22:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her...

GOP's McConnell blasts 'loony lies' by Ga. Rep. Greene

Feb. 01, 2021 21:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling the far-right Georgia Republican’s embrace of conspiracy theories and “loony lies” a “cancer for the Republican Party.” ...

Maryland pays tribute to longtime Senate president Miller

Jan. 22, 2021 20:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials remembered the nation’s longest-serving state Senate president on Friday as a powerful leader who influenced policy for nearly half a century, a towering figure in state politics who could be gruff as well as kind. With Thomas...

Biden's nominees promise fresh approach on national security

Jan. 20, 2021 00:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees to lead his national security team promised a turnabout from the Trump administration’s approach on the world stage, saying Tuesday they would keep partisan politics out of intelligence agencies, restore an emphasis on cooperating...