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Tag Archives: January 6th Attack on the Capitol

Watch President Biden’s Valley Forge speech on upholding American democracy

Excerpt: On January 5th, President Biden traveled to Pennsylvania to repudiate Donald Trump's fascist politics and call for Americans to unite against authoritarianism. Watch the speech or read an annotated transcript.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Donald Trump indicted again — this time, finally, for assaulting American democracy

Excerpt: The indictment is the result of careful, methodical work by Special Counsel Jack Smith and many hardworking investigators at the Department of Justice, who have labored to ensure that the work done to expose what happened on January 6th didn't merely pass into history as a report, but led to charges. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Our Environment, Policy Topics
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Several Proud Boys convicted of seditious conspiracy in January 6th insurrection

Excerpt: These convictions are more than just a victory for the Department of Justice - they are an encouraging sign for the future of American democracy. For our republic to endure, attempts to overturn a free and fair election by force must be thwarted and their perpetrators held accountable.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Policy Topics
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2022 Republican electoral losses and Trump legal defeats spur ultra MAGA infighting

Excerpt: The hard right has taken a hard drubbing of late. Its election deniers were denied wins from seats in legislatures, to secretary of state races, to contests for the Senate. That's led to unexpected recriminations.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Elections, Open Government, Policy Topics
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House Select Committee lays out definitive case that Trump incited January 6th attack

Excerpt: As summed up by Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming: “President Trump summoned the mob. President Trump assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack.”
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Open Government, Policy Topics
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We can’t know our future, but we can be better prepared to defend our democracy

Excerpt: Progressives can no longer rely on old political, societal, or governmental norms, resulting shame for violating said norms, or a judiciary that has become too far removed from the realities of how racism, classism and misogyny exist in our time, to restrain an opposition willing to cast aside all norms and legal precedents as is necessary to achieve and permanently retain power.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Elections, Media & Culture
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Read President Biden’s speech marking the anniversary of the January 6th attack

Excerpt: Access the complete transcripts of the speeches delivered by Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden at the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2022.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Appreciations & Remembrances, National Defense, Policy Topics
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The two faces of Sean Hannity: Fox host privately advised Trump to go back to Florida while publicly attacking our democracy

Excerpt: Unbelievable as it may seem, Hannity briefly offered Trump sensible advice in closing days of his scandal-ridden presidency, according to a treasure trove of emails obtained by the House Selection Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Media & Culture, National Defense, Policy Topics
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Right wing media unloads on Liz Cheney for insisting on accountability for January 6th

Excerpt: Liz Cheney is a fierce partisan: Unlike her Republican House colleagues, however, she has no truck or trade with public fabrication of falsehoods.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Open Government, Policy Topics
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Jaime Herrera Beutler votes to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress

Excerpt: Just nine Republicans were among the two hundred and twenty-nine representatives who voted to hold Bannon in contempt, and one of them was the Pacific Northwest's own Jaime Herrera Beutler.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, National Defense, Policy Topics
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Netroots Nation featured panel delves into the lasting effects of the January 6th, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol

Excerpt: Sarah Groh, Ted Lieu, Sarah Iddrissu, and Matthew Fuller joined Melissa Ryan for a conversation about the aftermath of the attack that Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress incited and directed against the nation's temple of democracy.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Events, National Defense, Party Politics, Policy Topics, World Commmunity
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