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January 6

  1. electoral count act of 1887
    House Democrats Better Take the Final Chance to Fix the Law That Led to Jan. 6The Senate version of a bill to prevent another coup has the votes.
  2. early and often
    The FBI Seized Mike Lindell’s Phone in a Hardee’s Parking LotSomehow, that seems appropriate.
  3. january 6
    The Case of the Missing January 6 Secret Service TextsIt appears they’re gone for good.
  4. explainer
    Trump’s Long Campaign to Steal the Presidency: A TimelineThe insurrection wasn’t a one-day event. It was the culmination of a multifaceted, yearslong plot — and it isn’t over.
  5. early and often
    The Most Explosive Revelations From Cassidy Hutchinson’s TestimonyThe ex–Mark Meadows aide testified that Trump lunged at a Secret Service agent on January 6 and said of the armed mob, “They’re not here to hurt me.”
  6. exhibit a
    The Odds Are Going Up That Trump Could Be ChargedCassidy Hutchinson advances the 1/6 committee’s theory of the case, though it’s not a slam dunk.
  7. the national interest
    Republicans Are Trying to Cover Up Greatest Political Scandal in U.S. HistoryThe GOP still won’t admit it even deserves to be investigated.
  8. politics
    Authorities Raid Home of Jeffrey Clark, Trump DOJ OfficialHe played a key role in former president Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
  9. early and often
    Georgia Election Worker’s Gut-wrenching Testimony on Being Targeted by TrumpIn emotional testimony, Shaye Moss said being falsely accused by the president sparked death threats that drove her into hiding.
  10. the national interest
    Republicans Will Do It AgainThey have not been chastened by the revelations of the January 6 committee.
  11. capitol riot
    Congressman: January 6 Participant Wasn’t Doing Recon on Capitol TourBarry Loudermilk says a January 5 tour he led, which Republicans had previously denied had happened, was completely innocent.
  12. early and often
    Rudy Giuliani Insists He’s Not a Drunk (Again)The former mayor wants the American public to know he was totally sober when he urged the president to disregard their votes on Election Night.
  13. early and often
    Mike Pence Doesn’t Deserve a Medal for Refusing to Lead a CoupWe should thank the former vice-president for rejecting Trump’s unconstitutional demand on January 6, 2021. But let’s not get carried away.
  14. early and often
    Senate Nears Much-Needed Deal to Stop Election CoupsA bipartisan “gang” is close to agreeing on a fix to the 1887 law at the center of the January 6 tragedy. The time is exactly right.
  15. early and often
    Democrats Need a Vision. Fast.It’s not enough to say the other side is evil.
  16. early and often
    GOP Contender Against Whitmer Arrested on Capitol Riot ChargesWhat the hell is going on with the Michigan GOP this year?
  17. early and often
    Fake Trump Electors Told to Keep Their Activities SecretIn Georgia, the Trump campaign wanted its self-appointed electors to act like they were engaged in a criminal conspiracy.
  18. early and often
    Peter Navarro Got Arrested for Contempt of CongressTrump’s former trade adviser was indicted for refusing to cooperate with the House investigation into the Capitol riot.
  19. capitol riot
    NYPD Veteran Convicted of Assaulting Police Officer in Capitol RiotThe Department of Justice continues to rack up guilty verdicts in January 6 cases.
  20. politics
    There’s a 7-Plus Hour Gap in Trump’s 1/6 Call LogsInvestigators are looking into whether he might have even used burner phones as the Capitol was under attack.
  21. january 6
    Yes, Ginni Thomas Was at the January 6 Rally … But She Left EarlyJustice Clarence Thomas’s wife says she attended the Stop the Steal rally but “got cold” and split before the rioting started.
  22. politics
    Republicans’ Selective Amnesia About January 6 Keeps SpreadingEven Mike Pence is now treating the Capitol riot as a one-time blip, rather than reckoning with what it meant or why it could happen again.
  23. mike pence
    Pence Rebukes Trump, Calls His View of January 6 Powers ‘Un-American’Less than a week after Trump claimed Pence could and should have overturned the 2020 election, the former veep laid down the actual law.
  24. the national interest
    Trump Dangles Pardons to His 2024 Insurrectionist AlliesHe said he would pardon the January 6 rioters, which really means he is soliciting insurrection next time.
  25. politics
    Wait, Are Mike Pence and Donald Trump Not on Good Terms?The former VP’s claim that he’s spoken to Trump “probably a dozen times” in the last year has been downgraded to “we talked last summer.”
  26. politics
    Never Mind the Facts. Trump Fans Feel Like a MajorityWhen you’ve been convinced polls are fake and actual elections are rigged, it is easy to confuse visible signs of enthusiasm as a ticket to power.
  27. the national interest
    RIP ‘No January 6 Sedition Charges,’ the Right’s Favorite Trump Defense“Let’s base our view on whether 1/6 was an ‘insurrection’ on whether those arrested are charged with insurrection.” Yes, let’s!
  28. january 6
    What Will It Take to Stop a 2024 Election Coup?A warning from election-law expert Rick Hasen suggests options for stopping state legislatures from stealing electoral votes may be limited.
  29. politics
    Why Biden Finally Went After Trump on January 6It was a no-brainer for a commemoration of the insurrection Trump incited, but the bigger question is whether Biden keeps at it.
  30. the national interest
    Ted Cruz Begs Carlson’s Forgiveness for Being Mean to Violent InsurrectionistsCruz traded one of his few remaining scraps of dignity for a kind word on Fox News on Thursday night.
  31. january 6
    Newt Gingrich Tries and Fails to Use Lincoln to Attack BidenThe former Speaker’s description of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address as a “unity” speech suggests he hasn’t read it in a while.
  32. january 6
    There Are Still Confederates in the U.S. CapitolEven as Joe Biden noted with horror January 6 insurrectionists carrying rebel flags, he was surrounded by images of Confederate leaders and officers.
  33. politics
    Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene Speak for the GOP on January 6Establishment Republicans stay away, leaving the MAGA fringe to play.
  34. the city politic
    Voting Isn’t Enough to Protect a Democracy Under ThreatNew Yorkers must take individual action to ensure that January 6 wasn’t a preview of something much worse.
  35. politics
    Biden Says Trump Held ‘Dagger at the Throat’ of Democracy on January 6Biden marked the anniversary with a fiery speech denouncing Trump for spreading a “web of lies” because he couldn’t accept his election loss.
  36. the national interest
    Republicans Want You to Think January 6 Was Random ViolencePolitical violence that has major-party support is categorically different.
  37. january 6
    Trump’s January 6 Strategy Was All About Mike PenceIn the last year, it’s only become clearer that Pence was Plan A for stealing the election, and Trump kept pressuring him to the bitter end.
  38. capitol riot
    Trump Cancels January 6 Anniversary SpeechHe won’t draw attention to the nadir of his presidency after all.
  39. the national interest
    How the January 6 Insurrection Birthed a New RightTrump has transformed his party into something once unrecognizable.
  40. january 6
    Gina. Rosanne. Guy.What three January 6 insurrectionists wanted — and what they lost.
  41. politics
    Trump’s Great EscapeDays before January 6, he was caught in a scheme to commit election fraud. A year later, there’s no sign the Justice Department is even investigating.
  42. capitol riot
    Three Fox News Hosts Texted Meadows to Get Trump to Act on January 6“Mark, the president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home,” Laura Ingraham wrote. “This is hurting all of us.”
  43. politics
    January 6 PowerPoint Backer Says He Repeatedly Spoke With MeadowsPhil Waldron claims he repeatedly visited the White House and spoke with Trump’s chief of staff while pushing plans for how Trump could stay in power.
  44. politics
    Party Like It’s January 6A night out with Rudy Giuliani, Paul Gosar, and New York’s Young Republicans.
  45. the national interest
    Trump Openly Defends Insurrectionists Trying to Hang Pence As ‘Common Sense’The slow, inevitable evolution of the former president’s pro-riot rhetoric.
  46. the national interest
    Report: Corporations Ready to Resume Donating to Pro-Coup RepublicansIt’s not because they’ve solved the problem of Republican authoritarianism.
  47. january 6
    FBI Determined Threat of 1/6 Violence Was Largely ‘Aspirational’A Washington Post investigation into the insurrection found new evidence of law enforcement failure prior to the attack.
  48. january 6
    Trump Lawyer Blamed Pence for Capitol Riot While It Was Still HappeningJohn Eastman, who wrote a legal blueprint for Trump’s authoritarian power grab, emailed the Pence team after rioters breached the Capitol.
  49. politics
    House Holds Steve Bannon in Criminal Contempt for Refusing to Testify About 1/6The Justice Department will decide whether to charge him over his refusal to testify in the Capitol riot investigation.
  50. january 6
    Trump Doesn’t Care How Ashli Babbitt DiedThe grim reality behind the ex-president’s “happy birthday” message to the slain Capitol rioter.
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