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'We can't do enough': Lawmakers flooded by evacuation pleas

Aug. 28, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tissue holders sit atop the conference table where the congressman's aides field frantic requests from constituents desperate for help in getting friends and loved ones out of Afghanistan before it's too late. The stories have poured in by the...

'We can't do enough': Lawmakers flooded by evacuation pleas

Aug. 27, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tissue holders sit atop the conference table where the congressman's aides field frantic requests from constituents desperate for help in getting friends and loved ones out of Afghanistan before it's too late. The stories have poured in by the...

Brooks seeks immunity in Capitol violence lawsuit

Aug. 05, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is asking a federal judge to grant him immunity from a lawsuit accusing him of helping to incite violence at the U.S. Capitol, arguing he was performing his job duties when he spoke at a rally on Jan. 6. In a...

Dems ask McCarthy to recant Pelosi taunt as tensions rise

Aug. 02, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several House Democrats have called on House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to apologize to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or resign after audio surfaced of him saying at a weekend fundraiser that it would be “hard not to hit her” with a gavel if he’s sworn in as...

DOJ won't defend Brooks in lawsuit over Capitol violence

Jul. 28, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice won’t help defend U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama against a civil lawsuit that claims he helped to incite the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol. In a court filing Tuesday, the Justice Department...