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Fact check: Hawley makes misleading denial on post-election efforts

One of the few US senators who led the effort to object to the electoral college results on January 6, Josh Hawley is now claiming that he was never trying to overturn the 2020 election. After being asked Friday by CNN’s Manu Raju about the rioters who believed the electoral vote could be changed —…MORE

The Republican Party is at war with itself as it charts its post-Trump future

A cold war is underway within the Republican Party as its members begin to navigate how former President Donald Trump and his legacy fit into the GOP’s future. Some in congressional leadership have signaled their desire to move the party beyond Trump by impeaching and convicting him. Allies of the former President, on the other…MORE

Schumer navigates landmines from the left and the right as he assumes top Senate job

It hasn’t even been a week since Chuck Schumer assumed his long-sought goal of becoming Senate majority leader. But he’s already been in a staring contest with Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, over the future of the institution. He faces outright opposition from Republicans over President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, including a $1.9 trillion…MORE

Senators to be sworn in for Trump impeachment trial

Senators to be sworn in for Trump impeachment trial

Senators will be formally sworn in as jurors on Tuesday for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, though the trial won’t get into full swing until the week of February 8. On Monday, the House impeachment managers, a group of Democratic lawmakers who will act as prosecutors presenting the case against Trump…MORE

Biden to sign executive orders related to ‘equity’

President Joe Biden is slated to sign a series of executive actions revolving around “equity” policy on Tuesday, focusing on policing reform, prison reform and public housing, according to a draft of a calendar document sent to administration allies and viewed by CNN. The President will issue an executive order that will create a policing…MORE

Fauci says he worried Trump’s disinfectant comment would make people ‘start doing dangerous and foolish things’

Fauci says he worried Trump’s disinfectant comment would make people ‘start doing dangerous and foolish things’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said Monday evening he was extremely worried by former President Donald Trump’s dangerous April suggestion that ingesting disinfectant could possibly be used to treat Covid-19. “I just said, ‘Oh my goodness gracious.’ I could just see what’s going to happen,” Fauci told CNN’s Erin Burnett on…MORE

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