Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicCapitol Hill

Topic: Capitol Hill

Democrats make their case against Donald Trump on Day 2 of impeachment trial

Led by Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin, colleagues from the House of Representatives alleged that Trump incited his supporters for the Capitol Hill violence on 6 January.

Don’t be surprised that Trump supporters sang Bob Marley songs at US Capitol

Trump supporters sang Bob Marley classics ‘Three Little Birds’ and ‘One Love’ outside the US Capitol.

Facebook blocks events, 25,000 troops—How US Capitol is gearing up for Biden’s inauguration

The moves are part of a series of measures to bolster an unprecedented security posture for US President-elect's swearing-in on 20 January.

There is a way to prevent repeat of the US Capitol attack

The immediate task is preventing further bloodshed. To that end, US law-enforcement and intelligence agencies should move more firmly against militant white nationalism.

Olympic gold medallist Klete Keller charged for alleged role in Capitol riot

In videos posted online, Keller can be seen standing in the Rotunda during the US Capitol violence, wearing a dark jacket with a USA Olympics patch.

Trump’s Capitol riot gives Biden rare opportunity to rebuild America’s moral authority

The defacers of the Capitol have inadvertently offered Biden a rare opportunity — to rebuild America’s relationship with the world & advance the cause of democracy worldwide.

Pompeo, other US diplomats cancel foreign trips amid growing criticism over Capitol riot

Pompeo had planned to go to Belgium and UN Ambassador Kelly Craft had planned to visit Taiwan but all travel has now been canceled, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.

1969 Supreme Court ruling on Ku Klux Klan speech could shield Trump from riot charges

Legal experts are sceptical that Trump will face charges for spurring his supporters into storming US Capitol last week, saying while prosecution is possible, a conviction is unlikely.

Implications of Capitol Hill violence on US politics, and the legacy Trump leaves behind

In episode 656 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the unprecedented Capitol Hill incident through the prism of US politics.

Horrific to see Capitol breach, this should never take place in a democracy — US envoy Juster

Outgoing US ambassador Kenneth Juster tells ThePrint's Shekhar Gupta in 'Off The Cuff' that the Capitol Hill breach is not America ‘at its best’, and he is hopeful US will bounce back.

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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