Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicUS Capitol

Topic: US Capitol

Trump sues to keep his White House records from panel probing Capitol violence

In the complaint filed Monday, Trump asked a judge to stop the national archivist from releasing the records to Congress, claiming 'executive privilege'.

Data shows 54% of national elections in 2020 were violent — the most in decades

Of 42 national elections scheduled to occur in 2021, our data forecasts that roughly 40% are at high risk of violence.

Architecture of US Capitol is fundamentally anti-democratic

The original design for the Capitol was based on the ancient Roman Pantheon. That never came to be.

Man arrested near US Capitol with loaded gun, ammunition days before Biden inauguration

Man from Virginia was stopped by US Capitol Police and found to be carrying 500 rounds of ammunition. Washington is on high alert for Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Biden.

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.

Trump’s 2024 hopes just crashed into a constitutional roadblock that dates back to Civil War

Did Trump himself engage in insurrection when he spoke to the crowd and encouraged or incited the march? If a court says yes, Trump isn’t eligible to be president again.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft pause political donations after US Capitol violence

Banking giants such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are also planning to put a halt on political contributions.

Parler sues Amazon after removal from servers just when its business was ‘set to skyrocket’

The lawsuit comes amid longstanding battles between Trump and social media sites that have thrived on his populist messages but have also been severely criticised for enabling him.

Trump and Pence signal President won’t resign or be removed before Biden’s inauguration

It's the first time Trump and Pence have spoken since the President’s supporters stormed the Capitol while Pence was presiding over formal affirmation of his re-election defeat.

What is the 25th Amendment and can it remove Trump from office

There is no precedent for the type of situation currently facing the United States.

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G7 ban on new Russian gold imports ‘largely symbolic’, may not have major impact

The US, UK, Japan and Canada plan to announce the ban during the G7 summit that started Sunday in Germany. Flows have already been restricted by previous sanctions.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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