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Pelosi rules out having Biden create Jan. 6 commission

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ruling out a presidential commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, telling House Democrats on Tuesday that having President Joe Biden appoint a panel is unworkable even after the Senate blocked an independent probe last week. Pelosi laid out possible next steps after Friday’s Senate vote, in

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Senators try to salvage legislation on Jan. 6 commission

Senators labored Tuesday to find a path forward for legislation creating a commission on the Jan. 6 insurrection, debating potential changes in a long-shot attempt to overcome growing GOP opposition. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin are leading the informal talks, according to two people familiar with the effort. The talks are,

Opinion

Opinion: We Need a Commission to Investigate Domestic Terrorism

Congress has done an admirable job conducting oversight hearings about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Still, the latest threats of violence reported by the U.S. intelligence community portray a clear and present danger, combined with our hyper-partisan politics, lead to a combustible cocktail of problems and reinforce my belief that we must

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Opinion: America, It’s Time to Fix Our Voting System

This year’s election proved that the “Shining City on the Hill” is in need of repair. The voting process was chaotic, confusing and exacerbated the suspicion about fraud. We can do better. Many voters for President Trump believe that the election was rigged even though there is no supporting evidence. The president repeatedly saying that

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Debate commission says it will make changes to format

The presidential debate commission says it will soon adopt changes to its format to avoid a repeat of the disjointed first meeting between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. The commission said Wednesday that the debate “made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a

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