Wednesday, 28 September, 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

South Asian stores in Leicester, England | Ned Trifle/Flickr

For decades, Leicester built communal walls. Waves of immigrants made it more toxic

East Ham and Waltham Forest are Pakistani Punjabi, Luton is Kashmiri Muslim, Southall is Punjabi Sikh, and Tower Hamlet is Bangladeshi. Each walled off their neighbourhoods to other immigrants.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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