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Colorado Springs man faces federal charges for participating in Jan. 6 riot

A Colorado Springs man who worked as a pastor in Florida is accused of breaching barricades to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, while encouraging other rioters to keep fighting, according to a federal complaint.  Tyler Earl Ethridge, 33, was arrested Friday in Denver and is charged with a felony and several misdemeanors, court […]

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Littwin: When Boris Johnson was dumped by his party, who didn’t ask the question — why Johnson and not Trump?

When the news hit of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation, forced by massive dissent in his own party, a lot of us immediately arrived at the same burning question. How could British Conservatives dump Donald Trump’s pal Boris Johnson so convincingly when nearly all American Republicans still genuflect at the very mention of Trump’s […]

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Silverman: Cassidy Hutchinson was an excellent witness against Trump. As a former prosecutor, let me count the ways.

Cassidy Hutchinson was a superb witness at the House January 6 Committee hearing last Tuesday. As a former prosecutor, please let me count the top 10 reasons why. Proximity. As with real estate, good witnessing is based on location, location, location. Hutchinson’s workstation was the crowded West Wing. She was backstage at Donald Trump’s Ellipse […]

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Littwin: In Colorado, and at the Jan. 6 hearing in Washington, the Big Lie has a very bad day

In an upset of upsets, they held a Republican primary in Colorado and truth — or some version relatively close to it — actually won the day,  Meaning the Big Lie got crushed. Meaning a solid majority of Colorado Republicans — and those unaffiliated voters who also participated in the GOP primary — must have […]

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Littwin: Trump’s legacy will be his Supreme Court and overturning Roe, no matter what the Jan. 6 panel finds

Now, at long last, we should be able to see clearly what we have done, how careless we were, how thoughtless, how gullible, how easily duped. In just two days’ time, we have been shown the true legacy of 2016, the year when America lost its bearings and unaccountably elected a carnival barker — not […]

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Littwin: If you watched the latest House hearing, you know John Eastman is a villain of the piece

When I tuned into the latest January 6 hearing, I knew John Eastman — as the principal architect of various bizarre schemes to steal the 2020 election from Joe Biden — would play a major role. Bob Woodward’s and Bob Costa’s book “Peril” put Eastman right at the center of it months ago. What I […]

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Nicolais: John Eastman is a traitor who tried to kill our democracy

John Eastman is a traitor. Eastman plotted to undermine our democracy and overthrow the government. He developed a specious plot to cast aside millions of votes, persuaded an autocratic president to act on it and helped instigate a violent insurrection into the physical heart of our democratic republic. The complexity of the plan and how […]

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Littwin: It was a bad day for Trump, for Rudy, for election deniers, for anyone “detached from reality.”

For those Republicans who have been watching the House select committee’s unceasing flagellation of Donald Trump, I offer up five critical takeaways from the hearings, which are scheduled to resume Thursday. One Your leaders, such as they are, have failed you and, in a botched attempt to curry Trump’s favor, also failed Trump. By blocking […]

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Zornio: Vote like democracy depends on it, because it does

Last week, as I listened to the political commentary leading up to the January 6 committee hearing, one thing continued to stand out: Republicans have a good chance at winning big this November. That’s right. According to top political pundits, the party under investigation for promulgating a deadly attack to overthrow a democratic election is […]

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Littwin: Thanks to Liz Cheney, the January 6 hearings are now must-watch TV

If I’m honest — and I try to be even when not under oath — I was afraid that the January 6 committee would blow its big prime-time opportunity Thursday night. I thought the members may have overpromised — new revelations, never-before-seen video of the assault on the Capitol, damning testimony from inside the Trump […]