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Facebook is pausing advertisements for "weapon accessories and protective equipment" until two days after President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, BuzzFeed News reported. Facebook will pause ads for "weapon accessories and protective equipment" ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, Buzzfeed News reported Saturday. "We will now also prohibit ads for accessories such as gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the US," Facebook wrote in the press release about the pause. Attorneys general also mentioned microtargeting in a letter sent to Will Castleberry for Facebook Public Policy on January 15. The four attorneys general wrote that people who were part of the storming on Capitol Hill wore "military-style tactical gear."
Persons: Joe Biden's, Ryan Mac, Craig Silverman, Joe Biden, Read, Trump, Mac, Silverman, Katie Paul, Paul, Will Castleberry, Karl Racine of, Kwame Raoul of Illinois, Maura Healey, Gurbir Grewal, Sens, Sherrod Brown, Tammy Duckworth, Richard Blumenthal, Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg Organizations: Facebook, BuzzFeed, Buzzfeed, White House, Trump, Capitol, Politico, Buzzfeed News, Massachusetts, Gurbir Grewal of New, Republican Locations: Karl Racine of DC, Gurbir Grewal of, Gurbir Grewal of New Jersey, United States
Conservatives have complained about being "silenced" in the wake of Trump's boot from Twitter and the Parler ban. Instead of complaining about being "silenced," conservatives should address the reasons why their rhetoric is seen as toxic: the violence and far-right elements of their party. Yet their cable channel – Fox News – beat both CNN and MSNBC in 2020 as the most-watched cable news channel in history. Pundits and GOP lawmakers were sobbing as they said that it was California vs the conservatives, that their free speech was being violated, that the crackdown on QAnon and spam accounts cost them followers. This is not about free speech.
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe Biden will take the reins from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Harris, who won her first Senate race in 2016, will become the first female, first Black, and first Indian-American vice president in history when she is inaugurated on Wednesday. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe Biden will take over the reins from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. "This is not a goodbye for Vice President-elect Harris, as she resigns from the Senate, she's preparing to take an oath that will allow her to preside over it," a Harris aide said. "And as vice president, she will work tirelessly ... and in a bipartisan fashion to really achieve the Biden-Harris administration's legislative agenda."
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Republican senators who voted to acquit Trump in February — in a hollowed-out trial without witnesses — misread the president, completely seemingly convinced that impeachment alone might temper his actions. Trump’s Senate enablers allowed Trump to escape the consequences of his abuse of power by their near-unanimous vote to acquit last February. If the Senate convicts Trump, a simple Senate majority can bar him from ever again holding any federal office. And unlike Trump, Nixon resigned when Republican congressional leaders told him that he would likely be convicted in a Senate impeachment trial. Duty demands that he be convicted by the Senate and, by a Senate vote, barred from ever again holding the power of the presidency.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is considering a vote to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial, Republican sources told Insider. "It's the time to shiv him and then brace for the fallout," said one GOP source with ties to the Trump White House. Sources close to the White House say the president's team remains in chaos after last week's riot. They also don't believe McConnell has the votes to convict him, according to another Republican close to the White House. "He's only going to get stronger," one of the sources close to the White House said, "if he survives all this."
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Shana Broussard in December became the first Black commissioner in the Federal Election Commission's 45-year history. Among her new commission colleagues' first acts: voting Broussard commission chair for 2021. Then, from 2015 until this month, she's served as a staff attorney for FEC Commissioner Steven Walther, a left-leaning independent who first became a commissioner in 2006 and remains a member. "Professional, genuine, and substantive," is how Republican Lee Goodman, who served on the FEC commission from 2013 to 2018, described Broussard. Broussard's interest established, Schumer asked the White House that President Donald Trump consider nominating Broussard to a vacant FEC commissioner slot.
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Biden is expected to unveil a stimulus package this evening that includes a $1,400 boost to stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment aid, and vaccine funds among other measures. The Oregon Democrat supports restoring the $600 federal unemployment benefit, along with several other senators that include Chuck Schumer. Wyden said he would press for a $600 federal unemployment benefit, a top priority for him and some Senate Democrats. Wyden added that the latest data on jobless claims provided Democrats with "fresh ammunition" to get a $600 federal benefit approved. It's expected to include $2,000 stimulus checks for Americans, federal unemployment benefits, vaccine distribution funds and aid for strapped state and local governments among other provisions.
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Democratic lawmakers are urging the Defense Department to "immediately" investigate extremist activity within the US military and implement a plan to prevent the ideology from further spreading within its ranks. "The issue of white supremacy and extremist ideology within the ranks of our military is not new, but the attack on the Capitol makes clear this alarming trend must be immediately addressed," the lawmakers continued. "We urge you to launch a comprehensive investigation into instances of white supremacist and violent fringe extremist activity within the military." Several people who participated in the looting and unlawful assembly inside the lawmakers' chambers have since been identified as military veterans, some of whom are former officers, as well as law enforcement officials. "Members of the Armed Forces are an extension of our communities and are not exempt from extremist influences on the rise within the civilian community," the lawmakers' letter continued.
Persons: Sens, Richard Blumenthal, Tammy Duckworth of, Elizabeth Warren of, Bernie Sanders of, Dianne Feinstein, Larry Rendall Brock, Jr Organizations: Defense Department, United States Capitol, Senators, Democratic, Pentagon, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, California, Capitol, US Navy, US Air Force, Virginia National Guard, Armed Forces, Defense, DoD, Military Services, FBI Locations: Richard Blumenthal of, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont
She also ripped into Republican colleagues in the House and Senate: "Ted Cruz, you do not belong in the United States Senate. Josh Hawley, you do not belong in the United States Senate, so get out." "Ted Cruz, you do not belong in the United States Senate. Josh Hawley, you do not belong in the United States Senate, so get out," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Maybe you should vote to impeach him because he's an active threat to every single American," Ocasio-Cortez called out to GOP colleagues.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Jamie Raskin, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Hawley, Donald Trump, he's Organizations: United States, United States Senate, Capitol Locations: Alexandria, Ocasio, Sens
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz faces a growing backlash from congressional colleagues who say he was partly responsible for the riots at the US Capitol last Wednesday. Democratic aides told The Hill that some Democratic senators are discussing the possibility of censuring Cruz for incitement. The chair of the Committee on Homeland Security is calling for Cruz be put on the FBI no-fly list. "More and more Democratic caucus members are willing to vote yes on a censure resolution," one Democratic aide told The Hill. Because of massive potential conflict of interest, Senators Cruz, Hawley, and Johnson (at least) need to be off all relevant committees," Whitehouse added.
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SEE NEW POSTSTrump releases tweet-sized statement urging demonstrations to remain peaceful President Donald Trump released a tweet-sized statement through the press office on Wednesday, which was promptly read by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on the House floor. Trump wrote: “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol and he did nothing to stop it. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote.
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Rep. Raskin condemns Capitol riot and voices support for impeachment
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SEE NEW POSTSTo resounding applause, Rep. Newhouse becomes 6th House GOPer to support impeachment Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., said on Wednesday he would vote yes on impeachment, joining the five other House Republicans who have said they will vote to impeach the president. Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol and he did nothing to stop it. That's why with a heavy heart and clear resolve, I will vote yes on these articles of impeachment," Newhouse said, to cheers from Democrats in the chamber. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote.
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SEE NEW POSTSTo resounding applause, Rep. Newhouse becomes 6th House GOPer to support impeachment Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., said on Wednesday he would vote yes on impeachment, joining the five other House Republicans who have said they will vote to impeach the president. Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol and he did nothing to stop it. That's why with a heavy heart and clear resolve, I will vote yes on these articles of impeachment," Newhouse said, to cheers from Democrats in the chamber. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote.
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McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack'
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SEE NEW POSTSMcCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said in remarks on the House floor that Trump is to blame for last Wednesday's attack on the Capitol — but he shouldn't be impeached for it. "The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote. McCarthy, however, said he opposes impeaching Trump, suggesting the censure of the president and a bipartisan commission to investigate the events leading up to the riot might be the better options. Pelosi delivers remarks on impeachment: Trump presents a 'clear and present danger' Jan. 13, 2021 07:17 Share this -
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GOP Rep. wears 'censored' mask while speaking on House floor
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SEE NEW POSTSGOP Rep. wears 'censored' mask while speaking on House floor Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., who has repeatedly refused to wear a mask on the House floor, including last week before the Capitol riots, showed up for Wednesday's vote wearing a mask that said the word "censored" on it. Share this -To resounding applause, Rep. Newhouse becomes 6th House GOPer to support impeachment Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., said on Wednesday he would vote yes on impeachment, joining the five other House Republicans who have said they will vote to impeach the president. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote. Matt Fuller, a reporter for HuffPost, recorded at least 12 GOP lawmakers either side-stepping the metal detectors or setting them off and continuing on to the House floor.
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Pelosi to speak at lectern commandeered during Capitol riots
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SEE NEW POSTSPelosi to speak at lectern commandeered during Capitol riots Remember that lectern seen being carried around the Capitol by a rioter (who was later arrested)? Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol and he did nothing to stop it. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote. This is a vote of conscience," Cheney told a member of the press pool on Capitol Hill.
Persons: Pelosi, L0raxSUbr6 — Frank Thorp V, Donald Trump, Jim Jordan, Trump, Newhouse, Dan Newhouse, Jan, McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy, shouldn't, impeaching Trump, Trump's, Cheney, Liz Cheney, I'm, Matt Gaetz, doesn't, Biden, Gaetz, Andy Levin, Guy Reschenthaler, J, Scott Applewhite, Matt Fuller, Virginia Foxx, Paul Gosar of, Markwayne Mullin, Louie Gohmert, Read, McConnell, Mitch McConnell, Washington Post's Seung Min Kim, Chuck Schumer, , , John Thune, John Barrasso, Joni Ernst, Rick Scott, Roy Blunt, Chuck Grassley Organizations: Trump, Republicans, Capitol, Republican, GOP, impeaching, AP, Wednesday, Reps, Oklahoma, New York Times, NBC News, NBC Locations: Ohio, Republic, That's, America, Gaetz, Virginia Foxx of Virginia, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Ky, Washington, Kentucky, Sens, Iowa
WASHINGTON — House Democrats briefed on security preparations ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration said Tuesday there is an "increased threat" to the Capitol — and that officials are working to combat it. A member who was on the call late Monday with U.S. Capitol Police and other security officials described it to NBC News as "chilling and horrific." Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., notified senators that they would receive a briefing Tuesday afternoon on inauguration security, a Senate source told NBC News. Later Tuesday, House Republicans are expected to receive a security briefing similar to the Democrats' Monday briefing, two sources said. The officials in the Monday House briefing also provided updates about the newly constructed perimeter around the Capitol and the increasing number of National Guard troops securing it.
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Greeting card company Hallmark has asked two Republican senators to return its political donations after they voted against certifying Joe Biden as president on Wednesday. "The recent actions of Senators Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall do not reflect our company's values. Hallmark is the first big company to ask for political donations back after pro-Trump rioters stormed Capitol on Wednesday. Hallmark has asked Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas, two Republicans, to return its donations after they both voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden's election victory Wednesday. Congress ultimately voted to certify Biden's win, but eight Republican senators and 139 representatives voted against this, including Hawley and Marshall.
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Parler was already a tiny fraction of the size of larger platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and the alternatives may be smaller still. But this push to deplatform won't eliminate extremism entirely, according to experts who study extremism and online social movements. Other apps including MeWe, a social networking app, have also experienced explosive growth over the weekend, Apptopia said. On Monday, Parler's lawsuit claimed that being cut off by Amazon Web Services would spell the nascent platform's "death knell." Some of the groups that descended on the Capitol last week may have organized to some extent on Parler, but many have long been part of other online communities that predate Parler entirely.
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Whether she did so intentionally or not, Kamala Harris was one of a few Democrats to play Trump's own game. Harris could be disrespectful to top-level Department of Homeland Security officials undergoing Senate confirmation, no matter what issues they would be overseeing. But Homeland Security has 240,000 employees, who deal with many apolitical issues and are devoted to trying to keep Americans safe. In the spring of 2017, Elaine Duke, nominated by Trump to the second highest ranking position in the Department of Homeland Security, sought a meeting with all the Homeland Security Committee members. She served until April 2018, including five months as acting Homeland Security secretary.
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Warnock and Ossoff ran strongly in the core Atlanta metropolitan area, solidifying Democratic suburban gains in former GOP bastions like Cobb and Henry counties. In 2010, Democratic voters nominated former Gov. Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, who were running for the US Senate against GOP Sens. Last week, Warnock and Ossoff won their races, handing control of the US Senate to the Democratic Party. However, Biden said that he would seek more aid as president, and both Warnock and Ossoff were fully onboard with the proposal.
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Corporate America knows money talks — and in the aftermath of last week’s Capitol Hill riot, business leaders are pledging to pay more attention to what it says. “Corporate America is starting to understand that silence is complicity,” he said. The approaches taken by these companies vary, and experts in corporate reputation management said there are likely different motivations at play. “Our clients go across the political spectrum and vary in their willingness to engage in conversations that have the potential to be polarizing,” Newman said. The broader bans on donations to both parties angered Democratic lawmakers, with some arguing that it created a sense of false equivalency.
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After all, what happened after police cleared the Capitol building and workers began cleaning up the wreckage and blood? I'm also alarmed that ambitious men are now excusing and shifting blame for Trump's insurrection — seemingly only because it was unsuccessful. Only a handful of Senate Republicans voted with Cruz and Hawley — but House Republicans were objectively more opposed to our functioning democracy. Disenfranchisement, particularly of Black voters, has already become routine again since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013. However, having only a slim majority will not diminish our commitment to protecting American democracy and voting rights.
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., joined calls from a handful of his GOP colleagues Sunday for President Donald Trump to resign for “recruiting thousands of Americans” and “inciting them to attack the Capitol building” last week. “The best way for our country," Toomey said on NBC News' "Meet the Press," is "for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible. “After the election, he took this to an entirely different place, orders of magnitude different," Toomey said. “I don’t think his unbelievable behavior from Wednesday could have been reasonably expected,” Toomey said. When asked if he would like to see either man resign from the Senate, Toomey said “that’s their judgment” but that “they’re going to have rough sledding ahead.”
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WASHINGTON — Security will be tightened for members of Congress while they travel after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and harassed at least three lawmakers at airports for not supporting an effort to overturn election results. The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority and U.S. Air Marshals will increase security for congressional travel to and from Washington, according to a memo obtained by NBC News. The memo asks members of Congress to consider submitting plans to law enforcement officials to "ensure an increased security posture" at Washington Dulles, Ronald Reagan National and Baltimore/Washington airports. Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, and Mitt Romney, of Utah, were heckled by Trump supporters while traveling to their home states. Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies have come under fierce criticism for not being better prepared for Wednesday's violent incursion, prompting Chief Steven Sund to announce his resignation.
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