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Nancy Pelosi reflected on the January 6 Capitol insurrection in a new USA Today interview Tuesday. But many Members of Congress and staffers are still processing the trauma, she told the outlet. Nancy Pelosi says she wasn't "personally afraid" of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6. "That's what they were setting out to do," she told USA Today. Pelosi told the outlet that her significant security presence made her feel safe during the riot, but she did worry for everybody else present.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, wasn't, Pelosi, Trump, Donald Trump's, Stacey Plaskett, hadn't, wouldn't, Susan Page, Ledyard King, " Pelosi Organizations: Trump, Capitol, USA Locations: USA
Prosecutors say alleged Oath Keepers stored weapons in a "quick reaction force" outside of DC ahead of January 6. In a new filing, they say members of the paramilitary group likely stashed weapons in a suburban hotel. Twelve alleged Oath Keepers are defendants in a high-profile conspiracy case tied to the attack. Members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right paramilitary group involved in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, likely stored a cache of weapons in a suburban hotel outside of Washington, DC, in the lead-up to the riot, federal prosecutors say. Meggs and other known Oath Keepers rented multiple rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in Washington, DC, where prosecutors say Harrelson spent the nights of January 5 and 6.
Persons: Amit Mehta, , Kenneth Harrelson, Harrelson, Kelly Meggs, Judge Mehta, antifa Organizations: Politico, DC, Cell, Prosecutors, Arlington Comfort, Comfort, US Justice Department, CNN, Capitol Locations: Washington, DC, Arlington , Virginia, Washington , DC
John Boehner has been skewering Ted Cruz in publicity for his forthcoming memoir. The Texas lawmaker got his revenge after a signed copy of the book was left in his office on Tuesday. To top it all off, Boehner added an unscripted, "PS, Ted Cruz, go f--- yourself" in the audiobook recording of the memoir. "Some smart-ass dropped off a copy of Boehner's new book at my office," Cruz tweeted. Cruz had previously responded to Boehner's criticism last week, when the Texas lawmaker tweeted he wore Boehner's "drunken, bloviated scorn" "with pride."
Persons: John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Sen, John Boehner's, Boehner, skewered Cruz, It's, Lucifer Organizations: Politico, GOP, CBS News, Republican House, Ohio Republican Locations: Texas, Cruz
The Texas Rangers welcomed a nearly full stadium on Monday for their opening day. But experts told Insider while large events can resume in some places, precautions should be taken. Despite the good situation in Texas, Noymer said precautions should still be taken at large events. The Rangers game Monday was nearly at capacity, with 38,238 fans in attendance in a stadium that seats 40,300. Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California San Francisco, agreed that for these large events to occur, precautions should be taken.
Persons: Insider's Erin Snodgrass, that's, Andrew Noymer, Noymer, wouldn't, Jerome Miron, it's, Greg Abbott, Dr, Peter Chin, Chin, Tom Pennington, Hong, They're, I'm Organizations: Texas Rangers, Monday, Life, University of California, Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, University of California San, Hong, San Francisco Giants Locations: Arlington , Texas, University of California Irvine, Michigan, Texas, California, University of California San Francisco
Court documents claim Christopher Quaglin assaulted multiple law enforcement officers during the riot. Court documents say additional video footage shows Quaglin physically pushing at least five different officers during the chaos of the break-in. Quaglin is also accused of spraying a chemical irritant at officers who were trying to stop the rioters from entering the Capitol, court documents say. On January 20, his history shows visits to a web page titled, "Countries where you can buy citizenship, residency, or passport." And between January 28 and January 31, Quaglin's account history shows eight total visits to the FBI's "seeking information" for Capitol violence webpage.
Persons: Christopher Quaglin, Christopher Joseph Quaglin, Quaglin, Chris Trump, Joe Biden's Organizations: US Justice Department, Capitol, Metropolitan Police Department, Facebook, Authorities, Google Locations: Jersey, New Jersey, Washington , DC, Quaglin
The NAACP's lawsuit against Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and extremist groups, is about to expand. The NAACP originally brought the suit on behalf of Rep. Bennie Thompson in February following the Jan. 6 riot. A federal lawsuit targeting former President Donald Trump, his lawyer, and far-right extremists in the aftermath of the July 6 Capital attack is reportedly scoring some new, heavyweight plaintiffs. The expanded lawsuit comes as Trump faces a barrage of other legal troubles since leaving office in January. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California has also filed a suit against Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Giuliani, and Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama for allegedly inciting the insurrection.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani, Bennie Thompson, Donald Trump, Trump, Bennie Thompson of, Thompson, Jesse Binnall, Brad Raffensperger, Eric Swalwell, Donald Trump Jr, Giuliani, Mo Brooks Organizations: Trump, Daily, NAACP, The New York Times, Klux, Capitol, Republican, Prosecutors, Georgia Locations: Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, Washington DC, Mississippi, Longworth, Nevada, Fulton County , Georgia, New York, California, Mo Brooks of Alabama
Trump advisor Stephen Miller tweeted a photo of himself and Trump in Trump's new office Monday. Eagle-eyed observers noticed what looked like a glass Diet Coke bottle hidden on Trump's desk. In 2019, The New York Times reported that Trump disliked tweeting in front of other people because he needs reading glasses to see his iPhone screen. No word on how or when Trump dons the glasses since he's been permanently removed from Twitter. Miller's photo also highlights a telling piece of artwork in Trump's office.
Persons: Trump, Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, Stephen Miller's, Coke, Cokes, tweeting, Dan Scavino, he's, Mount, Kristi Noem, Mount Rushmore, Noem, Rushmore, Miller Organizations: Coca, Twitter, Trump, Stephen Miller's Twitter, Major League Baseball, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan, Chase, UPS, New York Times, The New York Times, White, Mount Locations: Trump's, South Florida, Mount Rushmore, Dakota's, South Dakota, Mount
Mitch McConnell warned corporations to "stay out of politics" at a Monday news conference. His comments came after a slew of corporations spoke out against Georgia's restrictive voting law. But Tuesday, McConnell clarified, saying he wasn't "talking about political contributions. " Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear he wants corporate CEOs to stay out of politics. "I'm not talking about political contributions," McConnell said during a stop at a Kentucky health clinic Tuesday.
Persons: Mitch McConnell, McConnell Organizations: America, Major League Baseball, Civil Rights, Depot, Republicans, Citizens United, MarketWatch, Senate, Congress Locations: Kentucky, Atlanta, Georgia
A top Ivanka Trump initiative was deeply flawed and mismanaged, according to a new independent report. The rollout of programs funded through a 2018 women's empowerment bill failed at one agency. Ivanka didn't directly oversee the program but did promote her role in expanding aid to female workers. Former President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, helped promote the policy program and ushered the bill through Congress. According to Politico, Ivanka Trump praised the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative as "enabling us to rigorously track the execution and the efficacy of the money that we are spending."
Persons: Trump, Ivanka didn't, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump's, Weeks, Office's, Louis Frankel of Florida Organizations: Office, Entrepreneurship, Economic, US Agency for International Development, Women's Entrepreneurship, Politico, The New York Times, Prosperity Initiative, Agency for International, Rep, Agency for International Development Locations: Africa, Asia, South America, Europe
A new CNN report alleges Rep. Matt Gaetz was a long source of frustration for House GOP leadership. Staff for former House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly held a discussion with Gaetz during his first term. A spokesperson for Gaetz rejected the account to CNN, denying that Gaetz was ever reprimanded by Ryan or his staff. "That did not happen, no meeting with the speaker or his staff," the spokesperson told the outlet. CNN reported that there is no indication the photos in question are connected to the Justice Department investigation.
Persons: Matt Gaetz, Paul Ryan, Gaetz, Insider's Robin Bravender, Ryan, Sonam Sheth Organizations: CNN, GOP, Staff, Republican, Trump, Fox News, Republican House, DOJ, Gaetz, Capitol, Justice, New York Times, Wednesday, FBI, Politico, Justice Department Locations: Florida
A man accused of using a stun gun on a police officer during the Capitol attack has been arrested. The officer suffered a mild heart attack during the attack. Daniel Rodriguez, a known Trump superfan, faces eight charges related to his participation in the riot. Fanone suffered a mild heart attack during the attack and said he pleaded for his life when a crowd of rioters began to chant, "Kill him with his own gun!" The Department of Justice indictment of Rodriguez filed last week said he used a "deadly and dangerous weapon, specifically an electroshock weapon, and inflicted bodily injury on MF."
Persons: Daniel Rodriguez, Trump, Daniel Joseph Rodriguez, Mike Fanone, Fanone, Rodriguez, HuffPost, Thomas Sibick, Sibick Organizations: DC Metropolitan Police, Trump, FBI Locations: California, Fontana , California, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, New York, Fanone
Officials at an airport on the Galapagos Islands discovered 185 newborn tortoises hidden in a suitcase going through a security X-ray. A wildlife official handles baby turtles that were found in a suitcase at the airport before they could be smuggled from the Galapagos, in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador March 29, 2021. via REUTERsThe tortoise hatchlings were discovered Sunday wrapped in plastic in a red suitcase bound for the port city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, according to a statement from the Galapagos Ecological Airport. The animals had been wrapped individually in plastic to limit their movement and detection, a Galapagos Conservancy statement said. At least 10 of the tortoises had died by the time officials discovered the suitcase.
Organizations: REUTERs Locations: Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Guayaquil
In 2017, Gaetz was the only member of Congress to vote against an anti-human trafficking bill. A controversial past vote by Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has taken on new significance following reports that the Republican lawmaker is under federal investigation over whether he violated sex trafficking laws. In 2017, Gaetz was the lone member of Congress to vote against an anti-human trafficking bill that gave the federal government more money to fight the illegal trade across the country. Following the vote, Gaetz defended his solo stance in a Facebook Live video broadcast. In a series of tweets responding to news of the investigation, Gaetz said the probe is based on "lies" being pushed against him by a former Justice Department official.
Persons: Gaetz, Matt Gaetz, Donald Trump, Florida's, Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio, Axios, Joel Greenberg Organizations: DOJ, New York Times, Republican, Justice, Vehicles, Department of Transportation, Representatives, Criminal, Florida Legislature, Department of Justice, Justice Department, Locations: Florida, Northwest Florida, Washington
The federal judiciary has always been overrepresented by male judges compared to the US population. But Donald Trump's appointments of more than 230 judges left the courts even less female. After four years in office, President Donald Trump left America's judiciary — an institution already steeped in gender homogeneity — significantly more male. During his one-term presidency, Trump appointed more than 230 lifetime-appointed judges to the federal court system, installing approximately 28% of the current federal judiciary and cementing his legacy on the American court system for decades to come. The percentage of female Trump appointees is even smaller — only 24% of his picks are women.
Persons: Donald Trump's, Donald Trump, Trump, Read, Barack Obama, Theresa Lau, Karen Donohue, Donohue, Lau, Amanda Thayer, Wendy Vitter —, Sarah Pitlyk —, Missourian, American Bar Association —, Trump's, Amy Coney Barrett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barrett, Roe, Wade, Thayer, She's, Joe Biden, Vanita Gupta, it's Organizations: of International Trade, Senate, National Women's Law, National Association of Women, NARAL, American Bar Association, US Locations: Louisiana
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled against Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate Wednesday. The decision comes as the state faces a rise in cases and officials warn of a possible surge. The Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate Wednesday, right as the state sees an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases and faces another potential surge.
Persons: Tony Evers, Evers, Brian Hagedorn, , he's, Ann Walsh Bradley Organizations: Wisconsin Supreme, Gov, Associated Press, AP, Republican, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Locations: Wisconsin, COVID
In just four years, President Donald Trump reshaped the federal judiciary system into a conservative powerhouse, transforming the nation's court system — and American life — for decades to come. Insider compiled a database of every Article III judge in the federal court system. Article III of the US Constitution allots power to the Supreme Court, federal circuit, district judges, and the US Court of International Trade. Of the 678 district court judgeships, Trump filled 170 of them — 25% of the entire federal district judiciary. Of the 179 authorized circuit court judgeships, Trump appointed 54, nearly a third of the entire circuit court system.
Persons: Donald Trump, , Ronald Reagan, Trump, Mitch McConnell, Mario Tama, Barack Obama, Neil Gorsuch, Joe Biden's, Patrick Semansky, George W, Bush, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump's, Barbara Graham, Louis, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, " Kagan, Asa Hutchinson, Hutchinson, Court's Roe, Wade, Theresa Lau, Lau, Brett Kavanaugh, Sarah Pitlyk, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, JIM WATSON, HuffPost, Kamala Harris, he'll, stonewalling, Obama, Biden hadn't, Kang, it's, he's, Erin Snodgrass Organizations: of International Trade, Senate, Republican, Democratic, Circuit, Brookings Institute, Federalist Society, University of Missouri, Judicial, Arkansas Gov, CNN, National Women's Law, Trump, American Bar Association, White, ABA, Getty Images, Oma Seddiq Locations: Washington ,, Arkansas
More than 4,000 migrants, including many children and families, are being housed in a Department of Homeland Security facility that has a capacity of 250. Young children lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in Donna, Texas, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, PoolAs thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children have reached the US Southern border in recent weeks, President Joe Biden has faced increasing scrutiny over the administration's lack of transparency. For the first time on Tuesday, US Customs and Border Protection allowed two journalists from The Associated Press and a crew from CBS to tour the Donna, Texas, facility in the Rio Grande Valley. The visit revealed a "severely" overcrowded tent facility with a capacity of 250, housing more than 4,000 migrants crammed into pods, according to the AP.
Persons: Dario Lopez, Joe Biden, Donna Organizations: of Homeland Security, Donna Department of Homeland Security, U.S . Customs, AP, Customs, Protection, The Associated Press, CBS Locations: Rio Grande, U.S, Donna , Texas, Pool, Rio Grande Valley
Arkansas passed a bill prohibiting doctors from providing gender-affirming medical care to trans youth. Arkansas became the first state to pass a bill prohibiting doctors from providing gender-affirming medical care to transgender youth following a vote in the state Senate on Monday. HB 1570, the "Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act," prohibits trans youth from accessing health care and insurance coverage for gender-affirming care. Medical best practice guidelines from the Endocrine Society, Child Mind Institute, and American Psychological Association all recommend that states provide gender-affirming care for trans children. Arkansas has also proposed two bills that would prevent trans youth from participating in school sports: SB354 and SJR16This story is breaking.
Persons: Asa Hutchinson's, Hutchinson, HB1570 Organizations: Gov, Republican Gov, Endocrine Society, Child Mind Institute, American Psychological Association, Pediatrics Locations: Arkansas, . Arkansas
All 23 Democratic governors, the governor of Guam, and two Republican governors signed one letter. In a show of solidarity, 26 governors and more than 60 former officials denounced violence toward Asian Americans in a pair of bipartisan statements Friday. All 23 Democratic governors and the governor of Guam signed on to a letter released Friday in solidarity with and support of the Asian American Pacific Islander community. "What is happening to Asian Americans is simply un-American. Stop AAPI Hate is a community advocacy group launched last year to track the number of hate incidents against Asian Americans following the onset of COVID-19.
Persons: — Govs, Charlie Baker of, Larry Hogan, John Carney, Biden, Elaine Chao, George W, Donald Trump, Gary Locke, Barack Obama, Norman Mineta, Bush, Bill Clinton Organizations: Democratic, Asian, Asian American Pacific, American, Republicans, Democrats, White House Locations: Guam, Atlanta, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Maryland
But the chaos of the January 6 siege has led to reinvigorated calls for granting DC statehood. DC residents themselves, though, hardly need to be reminded of their paradoxical political disadvantages. Supporters for DC Statehood cheer as drivers honk their horns during the morning commute outside the Rayburn Building in Washington, DC on February, 11, 2020. Later that year at a press conference, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a Republican, said granting DC statehood would be "unconstitutional." Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., speaks at a rally sponsored by Veterans for D.C. Statehood on Veterans Day at Freedom Plaza on Monday Nov. 11, 2019.
Persons: Muriel Bowser, United States —, Donald Trump, Bowser, Washingtonians, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Marvin Joseph, Liu Jie, David Leonhardt, LaTosha Brown, David Smith, That'll, Sen, Lindsey Graham of, I've, Graham, Del, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Caroline Brehman, Frederick Douglass, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten, it's, we've Organizations: Trump, Washington DC, National Guard, DC's National Guard, United, of Defense, DC, DC Statehood, Washington, Getty, US, Washington , D.C, Getty Activists, New York Times, Black Voters, New Columbia Statehood Commission, GOP, Democratic, Republican, Veterans, D.C, Statehood, Freedom, Inc, White House, Capitol, Supreme, Republicans, Douglass Commonwealth, Democrats, The Washington Post Locations: DC, Washington, United States, Maryland, Virginia, Vermont, Wyoming, Delaware, Alaska, Washington , DC, Washington ,, Xinhua, Puerto Rico, Utah, Montana, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, West Virginia, Arizona
Andrew Cuomo has found himself embroiled in four major scandals in the early months of 2021. The latest: It was reported Wednesday Cuomo arranged priority COVID-19 tests for his family. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has had a bad year — and the hits just keep coming. The third-term governor is accused of arranging special access to state-administered coronavirus tests for his own family members and other high-profile figures as the pandemic battered New York early last year. Cuomo even published a book in October called "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic," praising his own coronavirus response and saying, "we have seen how the virus is confronted and defeated."
Persons: Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Cuomo —, Chris Cuomo's, Mario Cuomo, Donald Trump, hasn't Organizations: New York Gov, New, The Washington Post, Chris Cuomo's Hamptons, CNN, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Times, Times Union, Democratic Locations: New York, York
Doug Ducey ripped into Biden for tapping Harris to oversee the border situation. Beyond appointing Harris to oversee the response, the administration has also dispatched FEMA to help care for and process migrant children, among other measures. The president's move to reopen Trump-era facilities to provide more housing to migrant children has been particularly controversial in this regard. A Border Patrol facility in Donna, Texas, housing migrant children on the weekend of March 20, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated an already convoluted process surrounding housing unaccompanied minors.
Persons: Doug Ducey, Biden, Harris, Ducey, Joe Biden's, Kamala Harris, I'm, it's, I've, , Donald Trump, Henry Cuellar, Carol Anne Donohoe, Al Otro Lado's, Erin Snodgrass Organizations: Arizona Gov, Republican, Arizona Republican, CBS, Health, Human, FEMA, Northern, Republicans, Trump, Patrol, Customs, Border Patrol, Refugee Resettlement, Department of Health, Human Services Locations: Arizona, Mexico, Arizona Republic, Donna , Texas, Henry Cuellar (, Washington
President Joe Biden gave his first press conference Thursday since taking office in January. During the hour-long conference, not a single question about COVID-19 was asked of the president. During President Joe Biden's first solo press conference since taking office in January, not a single reporter asked a question about the coronavirus pandemic — a notable omission as the country continues to see tens of thousands of new cases each day. White house Chief of Staff Ronald Klein retweeted a number of tweets noting the absence immediately following the press conference. Others, still, suggested the absence of coronavirus questions was proof of Biden's success thus far in handing the country's COVID-19 response.
Persons: Joe Biden, Joe Biden's, Biden, Tommy Vietor, Ronald Klein retweeted, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Klein, Kate Brennan Organizations: GOP, White House Press Corps, New York Times, Biden, Just Locations: COVID, Northeast, Midwest
Montana's governor was given a warning after he killed a Yellowstone wolf outside the park last month. Greg Gianforte was let off with a warning for defying a state regulation before trapping and killing a Yellowstone wolf near the national park in February. But Gianforte harvested the wolf, known as "1155," without having completed a state-mandated wolf trapping certification course, Boise State Public Radio reported. "After learning he had not completed the wolf-trapping certification, Governor Gianforte immediately rectified the mistake and enrolled in the wolf-trapping certification course. A Yellowstone wolf watches biologists after being tranquilized and fitted with a radio collar during wolf collaring operations in Yellowstone National Park.
Persons: Greg Gianforte, Gianforte, Robert Smith, Greg Lemon, William Campbell, Sygma, Jonathan Proctor Organizations: Montana Gov, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Boise State Public Radio, Montana Fish, Parks, Wildlife, Boise Public, Getty, Boise Public Radio . Wildlife, National Park Services, Rockies, of Wildlife, Northern Rockies, Boise Public Radio, Republican, Guardian Locations: Yellowstone's, Boise, Yellowstone, Montana, Parks, Yellowstone Park , Wyoming, United States
Calls to end the Senate filibuster have intensified after two mass shootings in one week in the US. Activists say trashing the filibuster is the only way to pass gun reform in the Senate. The dual tragedies have once again reinvigorated calls for comprehensive, federal gun control. Supporters argue doing so is the only way to push forward a progressive agenda, including an increased minimum wage, student-loan forgiveness, and now, gun control. Even with the Democrats' narrow control of both chambers, passing any type of gun legislation in the Senate is unlikely.
Persons: Ahmad Alissa, Robert Aaron Long, Insider's Connor Perrett, Sen, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Oregon Sen, Jeff Merkley, Julian Castro, Castro, Merkley, Gov, John Fetterman, Labor Robert Reich, Richard Durbin, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten, Fred Guttenberg, Guttenberg Organizations: US, Senate, Democratic, Police, Oregon, CNN, Labor, Illinois, Los Angeles Times, Democrats, Republicans, West Virginia, Parkland Locations: Boulder , Colorado, Atlanta, Boulder, Colorado, Georgia, Washington, Texas, West, Arizona
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