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Feds ask probation for ex-police officer who stormed Capitol

Aug. 09, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

A former Virginia police officer who pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer deserves to avoid a prison sentence for his cooperation and trial testimony against the other officer, federal prosecutors argued in a court filing Tuesday. Justice...

2 Montana men plead guilty, 1 sentenced for role in Jan. 6

Aug. 05, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana brothers whom the FBI has said were among the first people to break into the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the 2020 Electoral College vote have reached agreements calling for them to plead guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding. ...

EXPLAINER: What's behind efforts to decertify 2020 election?

Jul. 25, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A year and a half after Joe Biden's presidential inauguration, Donald Trump is still pushing for decertifying Biden's win, particularly in Wisconsin. One of the loudest advocates in the battleground state, a Republican state lawmaker who is running for...

Prosecutors seek 15-year sentence for armed Capitol rioter

Jul. 15, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 15-year prison sentence for a Texas man who was convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol with a holstered handgun, calling him a militia group member who took a central role in the pro-Trump mob's attack, according to a court filing Friday. If a judge...

Idaho Republicans poised to reject 2020 election results

Jul. 14, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Republican Party will consider 31 resolutions at its three-day convention starting Thursday, including one already adopted by Texas Republicans that President Joe Biden isn’t the legitimate leader of the country. The Idaho resolution in the deeply...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 07, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Deer season tweaks show responsibility A few days ago the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board announced a handful of changes to this year’s white-tailed deer season. They weren’t major — most hunters probably...

Attorneys for Trump in New Mexico confront new scrutiny

Jul. 01, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Renewed efforts are underway to investigate and possibly discipline two attorneys that helped the Donald Trump campaign challenge New Mexico's 2020 presidential election results in the weeks prior to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. A group...

Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson

Jun. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday, and not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. The Democratic...

Proud Boys riot trial delayed due to committee hearings

Jun. 22, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

A federal judge agreed on Wednesday to postpone a trial for the former leader of the Proud Boys and other members of the extremist group charged with attacking the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. U..S. District Judge Timothy...

What we know about how Pence's day unfolded on Jan. 6

Jun. 16, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence won't be testifying at Thursday's Jan. 6 committee hearing. But he will be in the spotlight as the focus turns to former President Donald Trump’s desperate and futile attempts to persuade his vice president to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election...