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Congress certifies Biden as president after rioting mob is driven from the Capitol

WASHINGTON — After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers reconvened Wednesday evening to resume certifying Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the winner of the November presidential election.

Some Dems urge another impeachment of Trump following insurrection at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and senators had not yet emerged from a Capitol lockdown caused by a mob of violent, rioting Trump supporters before key Democrats began calling for impeaching the president and consequences for politicians who egged on the violence.

U.S. Capitol evacuated after pro-Trump mobs storm inside in coup attempt

WASHINGTON — Protesters derailed the typically routine process of Congress certifying the presidential election results on Wednesday, with both chambers abruptly recessing after President Donald Trump’s supporters clashed with police and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol.

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from...

Ted Cruz will object to certification of Arizona’s electoral votes

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will object to the certification of Arizona’s 11 electoral votes on Wednesday, and he’ll be joined by at least two members of the state’s congressional delegation, despite a total lack of evidence of any fraud or malfeasance.

Lawmaker asks AG if there’s middle ground in repealing Ducey’s emergency order

A Republican lawmaker wants the attorney general to weigh in on whether the legislature can rescind Gov. Doug Ducey’s emergency declaration for the COVID-19 outbreak without triggering some unintended consequences. Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills,...

Retirement benefits, political feud prompt early resignation by county treasurer

Looking to get an earlier start on his retirement and on a proposed recall effort against his rivals on the Board of Supervisors, Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora will resign at the end of...

Pence sued over election results; Arizonans sign onto the lawsuit

A lawsuit filed Sunday in a Texas federal court by Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, and  several other Republicans including Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward is suing Vice President Mike Pence in one more attempt...

Drivers who bypass vehicles’ automatic safety features targeted in new bill

Drivers who use a “defeat device” to bypass a vehicle's safety features on cars with automatic driving mechanisms, often referred to as “autopilot modes,” could face fines if a bill that has been revived...

The top 10 unforgettable moments of a tumultuous year in D.C.

WASHINGTON—To say that 2020 has been an eventful year in the nation’s capital is an understatement. Amid a global pandemic, a bitter race for the presidency and protests over police brutality, news in Washington never...
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