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Littwin: The House is planning for a second impeachment. How many Senate Republicans will answer the call?

With less than two weeks before the end of our long national nightmare, when Donald Trump will finally be evicted from the White House, the questions now should be not only about Trump’s fate but also about the fate of Trumpism.  Trump may be dangerous — in fact, Nancy Pelosi has asked Gen. Mark Milley, […]

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Nicolais: Lauren Boebert’s bloodlust rhetoric helped incite the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol

Insurrection is not birthed from a single speech.  Though President Donald Trump stoked enflamed passions and exhorted a crowd he convened to “walk down to the Capitol,” which they subsequently ransacked as the world watched, it is folly to lay this tragic outcome entirely at his feet. Trump had plenty of help along the way. […]

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Opinion: Violence in place of political debate weakens our nation

The violent incursion at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday disrespected, demeaned and threatened the right of every citizen who peaceably engages in the democratic process in our country. Deliberation, debate, argument, compromise, deal-making; these are the means to advance interests in a democracy.  The leaders and organizations of the West/Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation — including […]

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Sen. John Hickenlooper: “Trump and the thugs who attempted a violent coup can’t override the will of the people”

On Sunday, I was sworn in to represent Colorado in the United States Senate. Three days later, I was hunkering in a secure location in the U.S. Capitol’s basement, texting my wife, Robin, that I was OK and to make sure she was safe. It’s now been about 24 hours since the Capitol was ransacked […]

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Opinion: Was it a coup? No, but the U.S. Capitol siege was the election violence of a fragile democracy

Did the United States just have a coup attempt? Supporters of President Donald Trump, following his encouragement, stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, disrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. Waving Trump banners, hundreds of people broke through barricades and smashed windows to enter the building where Congress convenes. One rioter died […]

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Joe Biden’s win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Trump in the White House. Lawmakers were resolved to complete the Electoral College […]