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Opinion

Opinion: The Day that Jolted Congress Back to Life

The mob that breached the United States Capitol Wednesday did unforgivable violence to one of our nation’s most hallowed spaces. But its unwelcome intrusion may have also roused our too-often-sleepwalking Congress to once again become the forum for great speeches, serious deliberation, and the working out of a possible way forward for this divided country.

National

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. The nation’s elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and don

U.S. Government

Congress opens new session as virus, Biden’s win dominate

Congress convened Sunday for the start of a new session, swearing in lawmakers during a tumultuous period as a growing number of Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump and the coronavirus surges. Democrat Nancy Pelosi was reelected as House speaker by her party, which retains the majority in the House

National

Shutdown, impeachment, virus: Chaotic Congress winds down

Congress is ending a chaotic session, a two-year political firestorm that started with the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, was riven by impeachment and a pandemic, and now closes with a rare rebuff by Republicans of President Donald Trump. In the few days remaining, GOP senators are ignoring Trump’s demand to increase COVID-19

Politics

Missouri senator to contest Biden’s Electoral College win

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Wednesday he will raise objections next week when Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the election, forcing House and Senate votes that are likely to delay — but in no way alter — the final certification of Biden’s win. President Donald Trump has, without evidence, claimed there

Business

As small businesses await new US aid, it’s too late for some

Clay Reynolds is starting to make peace with a gut-wrenching reality: He may have to once again close his business, Arrichion Hot Yoga and Circuit Training. The $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress has just approved contains billions in aid directed specifically at struggling small companies like Reynolds’. Arrichion received a loan last spring

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