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Some Republicans see good politics in same-sex marriage bill

Jul. 29, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When asked if he’d support legislation to protect same-sex marriage, one conservative Republican senator was almost nonchalant. “I see no reason to oppose it,” Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told reporters, bringing Democrats one vote closer to an unexpected...

Hawley, Cruz escape Jan. 6 probe, have no regrets over role

Jul. 27, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The week before the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, Missouri's Josh Hawley became the first Republican senator to announce he would object to the certification of the 2020 election. Texas' Ted Cruz came next, dashing off his own plan on a flight from...

Hearing: Trump told Justice Dept. to call election 'corrupt'

Jun. 23, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump hounded the Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in his desperate bid to stay in power and relenting only when warned in the Oval Office of mass resignations, according to testimony...

Takeaways: Trump risked provoking 'constitutional crisis'

Jun. 23, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee used Thursday's hearing to show how Donald Trump tried to install a loyalist atop the Justice Department who would pursue his false claims of voter fraud and stop the certification of the 2020 election that Democrat Joe Biden won. It's...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 15, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Lancaster Lancaster Online/LNP. June 12, 2022. Editorial: Pa. Supreme Court should allow cities to impose gun regulations aimed at improving safety Everyone knows that Philadelphia has a gun violence problem. The city has been experiencing a horrific number of gun...

1/6 panel postpones hearing with ex-Justice Dept. officials

Jun. 14, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol has postponed a hearing that was to feature dramatic testimony from former Justice Department officials who were pressured by then-President Donald Trump to pursue his false election fraud theories. ...

Jan. 6 panelists: Enough evidence uncovered to indict Trump

Jun. 12, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they have uncovered enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider an unprecedented criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump for seeking to overturn the results of the 2020...

Capitol riot panel blames Trump for 1/6 'attempted coup'

Jun. 10, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has laid the blame firmly on Donald Trump, saying the assault was not spontaneous but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the defeated president's effort to overturn the 2020 election. ...

Jan. 6 panel's 1,000 witnesses: From Trump aides to rioters

Jun. 09, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has interviewed more than 1,000 people who were directly or indirectly involved in the U.S. Capitol insurrection as it probes the violent attack and former President Donald Trump's unprecedented efforts to overturn his election defeat. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 06, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Sandusky Register. June 3, 2022. Editorial: Jim Jordan must testify If you were subpoenaed by a Congressional committee to appear before it and testify, you would likely comply, or be taken into custody for defying it. That is a rule of law. It might...