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Opinion | The Chaos in America Is No Gift to Autocrats
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Maria Repnikova | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
A majority of respondents in another Pew study from the summer also held consistently negative views about Russia. Chinese and Russian media coverage of the current crisis in Washington is designed to fuel nationalistic sentiments in both countries, and to some extent it succeeds at that. Some of the discussion on Chinese social media has analyzed the recent events in granular detail, drawing historical analogies. Commenting on a video that recorded the sound of a gunshot inside the Capitol, one Weibo user described it as “the Lexington gunshot,” a reference to the beginning of the American Revolution. Another Weibo user compared a picture of Trump supporters waiving a “Make America Great Again” flag on top of a car to “Liberty Leading the People,” the famous painting commemorating the July Revolution of 1830 in France.
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Overall, 50 percent of voters nationwide say Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 48 percent are opposed. By party, 89 percent of Democratic voters believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office, compared with just 8 percent of Republican voters. Indeed, these numbers are virtually identical to voters' attitudes about Trump's impeachment and removal over Ukraine in the Dec. 2019 NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives impeached Trump for his actions regarding Ukraine, but the U.S. Senate acquitted him. Once again, there’s a significant divide by party here: 90 percent of Democratic voters call it an act of terrorism, compared with only 27 percent of Republican voters.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Washington locks down for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Delta Air Lines put new restrictions on passengers to the U.S. capital on Thursday, while Democrats warned of possible political violence even after the Jan. 20 swearing-in. FILE PHOTO: Flowers are placed in security fencing around the U.S. Capitol days after supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington. The actions follow the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week by supporters of President Donald Trump and disturbances on flights and at airports. “We’re all on high alert based on the events over the last couple of weeks in Washington,” Bastian told CNBC. Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, was expected to speak at a briefing on inauguration security on Thursday at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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FILE PHOTO: Flowers are placed in security fencing around the U.S. Capitol days after supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington. Activist groups concerned about the potential for violence asked hotels to close starting this weekend ahead of the event. Delta will not allow travelers flying to Washington area airports to check firearms on its flights before the inauguration, Chief Executive Ed Bastian said on Thursday. “We’re all on high alert based on the events over the last couple of weeks in Washington,” Bastian told CNBC. BEYOND INAUGURATIONMary McCord, head of the Justice Department’s national security division under former President Barack Obama, warned the threat could remain well beyond the inauguration.
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Biden picks former South Carolina Democratic Party chair Harrison to head DNC
  + stars: | 2021-01-14 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.57   time to read: +1 min
(Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden has picked former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison to head the Democratic National Committee, Biden’s office said in a statement on Thursday. Harrison was a successful fundraiser as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in South Carolina, amassing a stunning $109 million war chest for his 2020 campaign before ultimately losing his bid to unseat Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. The current DNC chairman, Tom Perez, has said he would not seek another term. Harrison, an associate chairman for the DNC, formerly worked for U.S. Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina, whose early backing of Biden helped him secure the party’s presidential nomination last year. Biden ultimately selected another senator, Kamala Harris, to join him on the ticket.
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A member of the Judiciary Committee, he worked on the House’s first impeachment of Trump in December 2019 and helped draft the impeachment article the House passed against the president this week. DAVID CICILLINECicilline worked on Trump’s first impeachment and was involved in drafting the article of impeachment this week. JOAQUIN CASTROCastro, 46, is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, which held many of the hearings behind closed doors investigating Trump’s first impeachment in 2019. ERIC SWALWELLSwalwell is on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees and was involved in investigating Trump’s first impeachment. He is a co-sponsor of the article of impeachment that the House approved Wednesday, along with Raskin and Cicilline.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, rejected Democratic calls for a quick impeachment trial, saying there was no way to finish it before Trump leaves office. That raised the prospect of a bitter trial in the Senate during Biden’s first days in the White House, something he urged Senate leaders to avoid. SENATE TRIALUnder the Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate. McConnell has said no trial could begin until the Senate was scheduled to be back in regular session on Tuesday, the day before Biden’s inauguration. TRUMP TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITYIn a video statement released after Wednesday’s vote, Trump did not mention impeachment and took no responsibility for his remarks to supporters last week, but condemned the violence.
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Eastman, 60, who made unsubstantiated claims of election fraud at the rally, would neither confirm nor deny whether he will represent Trump, citing attorney-client privilege. A former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Eastman represented Trump last month in unsuccessful challenges to the election. He does not think Trump has culpability, either. Giuliani’s own pressure on Ukraine helped lead to Trump’s impeachment trial. Jay Sekulow, another personal lawyer for Trump who played a role during the first impeachment, also is not expected to be involved.
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(Reuters) - Connecticut is investigating Amazon.com Inc for potential anti-competitive behavior in its business selling digital books, the state’s attorney general said on Wednesday. Amazon is also under investigation by the attorneys general in New York, California and Washington state and the Federal Trade Commission. “Connecticut has an active and ongoing antitrust investigation into Amazon regarding potentially anticompetitive terms in their e-book distribution agreements with certain publishers,” Attorney General William Tong said in a statement to Reuters. Amazon enjoys a dominant market share in the e-book business, whose rivals include Barnes & Noble, Apple and Alphabet’s Google. In 2012, the U.S. Justice Department alleged in an antitrust lawsuit that Apple along with five major publishers had worked together to raise prices of digital books.
Persons: Ralph Orlowski, William Tong, Tong, Organizations: Reuters, Inc, REUTERS, Federal Trade Commission, Apple Inc, Amazon, Barnes, Noble, Apple, Google, U.S . House, U.S . Justice Department Locations: Connecticut, Mannheim, Germany, New York , California, Washington, “ Connecticut, United States
Pelosi signs articles of impeachment against Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-14 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
PoliticsPelosi signs articles of impeachment against TrumpPostedHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday made him the first U.S. president ever to be impeached twice, formally charging him with inciting an insurrection in a vote held a week after a violent mob of his supporters besieged the Capitol.
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Gold retreats as dollar, Treasury yields rebound
  + stars: | 2021-01-14 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
Gold bars being cast at a plant by Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant in Russia. Gold prices fell on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar rebounded, while investors awaited details on incoming U.S. President Joe Biden's coronavirus stimulus proposal. Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,838.39 per ounce by 0317 GMT, while U.S. gold futures slipped 0.9% to $1,838.90. Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields rose to hover near ten-month highs, also helping lift the dollar against rival currencies. So, gold will be struggling around these price levels as the stimulus will have both positive and negative impacts on it, she added.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Margaret Yang, Jerome Powell, Yang, Donald Trump Organizations: Gulidov, Metals, Treasury, Federal, Fed, U.S . House Locations: Gulidov Krasnoyarsk, Russia
TREASURIES-Yields slide as 30-year bond auction sees strong demand
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Herbert Lash | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Yields on the benchmark Treasury note dropped to 1.071%, down from an almost 10-month high of 1.187% on Tuesday. Investors in the past week have pushed yields higher in anticipation the Fed could begin raising rates as soon as 2023. Yields also fell as Fed speakers pushed back at speculation that they are close to curbing bond purchases or raising rates. Thirty-year bond yields slid to a session low of 1.807% from a high of 1.915% on Tuesday, the highest level since March 20. Five-year note yields fell to 0.476%, down from Tuesday when they traded at the highest since March 26.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some energy companies have decided to stop making political donations after rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol last week, the head of a top industry trade group said on Wednesday. He did not name which companies have suspended political contributions. “Our first rule is to support candidates and members of congress and senators that support the oil and gas industry,” Sommers said in a press call, where he discussed API’s outlook for 2021. The U.S. employee political action committee at oil major BP is also suspending political contributions for six months and will re-evaluate its support criteria. The oil and gas industry contributed more than $109 million in political donations for the 2020 election cycle, according to the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political spending.
Persons: Mike Sommers, Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s, Trump, ” Sommers, , Mike Wirth Organizations: YORK, U.S, Capitol, American Petroleum Institute, American Petroleum, Chevron, U.S . Capitol, U.S . House, Walmart Inc, Walt Disney Co, Reuters, Center for Responsive
Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House would trigger a trial in the Senate on whether to oust the president. At least five Republicans have said they would join Democrats in supporting impeachment, although just seven days remain for a Senate trial to expel Trump from office. 2 Democrat, said Democrats intended to send the impeachment charge, once approved, to the Senate “as soon as possible,” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named nine impeachment managers who would present the House’s case during a Senate trial. Hoyer told reporters he expected between 10 and 20 House Republicans to vote for impeachment on Wednesday. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate. The New York Times reported that McConnell is said to be pleased by the House impeachment push. At least five House Republicans, including Liz Cheney, a member of her party’s leadership team, said they would vote for impeachment. Hoyer told reporters he expected between 10 and 20 House Republicans to vote for impeachment on Wednesday. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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Some Republicans made speeches earlier in the day urging the House not to impeach Trump in the interest in promoting national healing. The New York Times reported that McConnell is said to be pleased by the House impeachment push. At least five House Republicans, including Liz Cheney, a member of her party’s leadership team, said they would vote for impeachment. Hoyer told reporters he expected between 10 and 20 House Republicans to vote for impeachment on Wednesday. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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During his speech, Trump repeated false claims that the election was fraudulent and exhorted supporters to march on the Capitol. 3 House Republican. “It’s the only way to defeat fear.”In a break from standard procedure, Republican House leaders refrained from urging their members to vote against impeachment, calling the vote a matter of individual conscience. A source said earlier on Wednesday that the Republican Senate leadership had discussed whether to initiate a trial as early as Friday. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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Reactions to the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.61   time to read: +1 min
U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Harlingen, Texas, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria(Reuters) - Following are comments on the U.S. House of Representatives vote on Wednesday on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE CHAIR JIM MCGOVERN, DEMOCRAT OF MASSACHUSETTS“We are debating this historic measure at an actual crime scene and we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the president of the United States. This was a well-organized attack on our country that was incited by Donald Trump.”HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER STENY HOYER, DEMOCRAT OF MARYLAND“There are consequences to actions and the actions of the president of the United States demand urgent, clear action by the Congress of the United States.”U.S. REPRESENTATIVE VAL DEMINGS, DEMOCRAT OF FLORIDA“We will impeach the president of the United States twice: the first time this has been done in history. This is all about accountability, holding this president accountable”U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JASON CROW, DEMOCRAT OF COLORADO“He will be impeached twice because he needs to be impeached twice.”
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U.S. lawmaker comments on impeachment of President Donald Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - Following are comments on the U.S. House of Representatives vote on Wednesday on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Harlingen, Texas, U.S., January 12, 2021. This was a well-organized attack on our country that was incited by Donald Trump. The president of the United States instigated an attempted coup in this country. He led an insurrection against the United States of America.”U.S. REPRESENTATIVE LLOYD DOGGETT, DEMOCRAT OF TEXAS“America, we did stop the steal.
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U.S. lawmakers' comments on impeachment of President Donald Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
(Reuters) - Following are comments on the U.S. House of Representatives vote on Wednesday on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Harlingen, Texas, U.S., January 12, 2021. This was a well-organized attack on our country that was incited by Donald Trump. The president of the United States instigated an attempted coup in this country. He led an insurrection against the United States of America.”U.S. REPRESENTATIVE LLOYD DOGGETT, DEMOCRAT OF TEXAS“America, we did stop the steal.
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U.S. House begins debating impeachment of Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Harlingen, Texas, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday began debating legislation to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time of his presidency. The House is set to first hold a vote setting rules for Wednesday’s debate. If it is approved, as expected, it will set the stage for a vote later in the day on passage of one article of impeachment charging Trump with inciting insurrection in a speech he made last week that led to rioting in the U.S. Capitol.
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The new Senate will take up further COVID-19 relief legislation as soon as Democrats take control of the chamber, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer assured on Tuesday. ET, Dow E-minis were down 55 points, or 0.18% and S&P 500 E-minis were down 11.5 points, or 0.3%. Earnings reports from big U.S. banks including JPMorgan and Citigroup will mark the unofficial start to the fourth-quarter earnings season later this week. General Motors Co added another 3.5% on top of Tuesday’s 6% jump after the automaker announced its entry into the growing electric delivery vehicle business. Target Corp rose 0.2% after it said robust online sales during the holiday season resulted in a 17.2% rise in comparable sales for the retailer.
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U.S. House plans to send Trump's impeachment to Senate this week: Hoyer
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to Capitol Hill reporters about an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump charging him with "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the attack on the Capitol last week, in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to send its articles of impeachment to the Senate as soon as this week, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday. “There is no reason why we can’t send it this week .. We intend to do that,” he told MSNBC in an interview, citing discussions with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Persons: Steny Hoyer, Donald Trump, Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON, , Nancy Pelosi Organizations: Capitol Hill, Capitol, REUTERS, U.S . House, MSNBC Locations: Washington , U.S
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will sever three contracts with the Trump Organization, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday, accusing outgoing President Donald Trump of inciting the crowds that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week. FILE PHOTO: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaks during a news conference, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., September 15, 2020. The New York-based Trump Organization did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Separately, a spokesman for the leading commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield said in an email that it will not longer do business with the Trump Organization. The firm had served as agent for two high-profile Trump Organization properties in Manhattan, including Trump Tower, the president’s former residence, according to Business Insider.
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Futures tepid after recent run powered by stimulus hopes
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Medha Singh | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday as investors digested a recent rally to record highs on bets of a snap-back in economic activity fueled by more fiscal stimulus and vaccine rollouts. FILE PHOTO: The boot on the statue of George Washington, the first president of the United States, is seen across from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) following Election Day in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 4, 2020. ET, Dow E-minis were down 12 points, or 0.04% and S&P 500 E-minis were down 4 points, or 0.11%. General Motors Co added another 3% in premarket trading on top of Tuesday’s 6% jump after the automaker announced its entry into the growing electric delivery vehicle business. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals climbed 3.5% in light trading as the U.S. government said it would buy 1.25 million additional doses of the company’s COVID-19 antibody cocktail for about $2.63 billion.
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