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Officer at Capitol riot responds to questions of credibility: ‘I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions’

Officer at Capitol riot responds to questions of credibility: ‘I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions’

A US Capitol Police officer who was the target of racist slurs during the January 6 insurrection rebuked questions about his credibility from conservative critics Wednesday evening, stating, “I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions.” Harry Dunn — one of the four officers who testified Tuesday before the House select committee investigating the riot…MORE

Kinzinger says ‘a lot’ of Republicans have privately conveyed support for his January 6 stance
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Kinzinger says ‘a lot’ of Republicans have privately conveyed support for his January 6 stance

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of just two Republicans on the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, said Wednesday that “a lot” of GOP lawmakers have privately conveyed support to him, as he stressed that “nobody actually believes” the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. “There’s a lot of people, you know.…MORE

Here are the 17 Republican senators who voted to advance the $1 trillion infrastructure bill
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Here are the 17 Republican senators who voted to advance the $1 trillion infrastructure bill

When the Senate voted Wednesday to open debate on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure package, more than a dozen Republicans sided with Democrats to advance the legislation. The proposal, which came after weeks of negotiations between a bipartisan group of lawmakers and the White House, includes $73 billion to rebuild the electric grid, $66 billion…MORE

Subpoena fight looms over Trump as House committee plots extensive January 6 probe
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Subpoena fight looms over Trump as House committee plots extensive January 6 probe

Investigators on the House’s January 6 select committee, vowing a deep dive into the attack on the US Capitol, may soon be confronted with a grim reality: A battle over subpoena requests and the prospect they could end up in protracted legal fights. Both Democrats and Republicans on the select committee say they want to…MORE

Blinken meets with WHO director to reaffirm US support for second probe into Covid outbreak
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Blinken meets with WHO director to reaffirm US support for second probe into Covid outbreak

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the director-general of the World Health Organization Wednesday and underscored US support for further WHO studies into the origins of Covid-19, including research in China, the State Department said. Blinken and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus met in Kuwait almost a week after China announced that it would not…MORE

White House works behind the scenes to prepare labor leaders for federal employee vaccine requirement
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White House works behind the scenes to prepare labor leaders for federal employee vaccine requirement

White House officials have reached out to key union representatives over the last two days to lay the groundwork for President Joe Biden’s decision to require federal employees to get vaccinated, according to two people familiar with the discussions. It’s a move that represents both the speed with which the White House is moving on…MORE

Maine church asks Supreme Court to block state from enforcing Covid restrictions due to Delta
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Maine church asks Supreme Court to block state from enforcing Covid restrictions due to Delta

A church in Maine is asking the Supreme Court to block the state from enforcing or reinstating any Covid-related restrictions that the house of worship says would violate its religious liberty rights under the Constitution. The petition highlights the emerging Delta variant, and the church’s fear that it will trigger new statewide restrictions. It is…MORE

Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde evading House mask fines, GOP colleague says
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Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde evading House mask fines, GOP colleague says

Rep. Andrew Clyde, the Georgia Republican who compared scenes from January 6 to a “tourist visit,” has found a way to evade the House’s mask fines, according to one of his GOP colleagues. Rep. Thomas Massie, who is suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the chamber’s mask penalties, said Clyde changed his tax withholding in a…MORE

Here’s what’s in the bipartisan infrastructure bill
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Here’s what’s in the bipartisan infrastructure bill

A bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement Wednesday on key sticking points that had been holding up a massive infrastructure package during months of negotiations. The full bill text has not yet been released, but in total, the deal includes $550 billion in new federal investments in America’s infrastructure. However, it is far short…MORE

Fact checking claims January 6 was not an armed insurrection
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Fact checking claims January 6 was not an armed insurrection

The question of whether rioters were armed on January 6 has been among the most debated issues surrounding the insurrection — with some Republicans claiming the assailants were not armed, despite court documents alleging otherwise. During Tuesday’s House select committee hearing on January 6, we got fresh details and first-hand accounts from four police officers…MORE

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