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Jurors could soon start deliberating the fate of Edward Vallejo, an Arizona man charged with eight other members of the Oath Keepers for seditious conspiracy and other counts stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

A second group of Oath Keepers - including Arizonan Edward Vallejo - to be tried for seditious conspiracy and other charges for actions during the Jan. 6 insurrection could soon see their case handed over to a jury. Read more»

A placard is displayed with an image of the late U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick on it as people wait for an urn with his cremated remains to be carried into the U.S. Capitol to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington on Feb. 2, 2021.

The estate of the late Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick sued former President Trump in connection to U.S. Capitol attack, saying Trump incited the mob that stormed government offices in an attempt to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory. Read more»

Members who released statements Friday about the attack were united in praising the law enforcement response. 

Two years after a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to undo Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election, Democrats in Congress vowed to remember the Capitol police officers who died, hold Trump accountable and prevent similar attacks. Read more»

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers.

Rusty Bowers, the former speaker of the Arizona House who resisted pressures to overturn 2020 election results, will be honored as one of a dozen people who “demonstrated courage and selflessness during a moment of peril for our nation.” Read more»

Attorney General Merrick Garland gives an update on the Justice Department's investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The FBI is still working to identify hundreds of people who committed violent crimes when a far-right mob attempted to overthrow the U.S. government two years ago this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. Read more»

The Electoral Count Reform Act creates a firm date for states to certify election results. Creating a firm deadline ensures a speedy end to any litigation.

Presidential elections are complicated - but in a move aimed at warding off future crises like the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, the Senate and House have passed legislation to clarify ambiguous and trouble-prone aspects of the process. Read more»

Little information is available so far on the government's probes, and U.S. Inspector General Michael Horowitz pointed recently to 'strengthening public trust' in the department as one of Garland’s biggest challenges this year.

Two years nearly to the day that they and colleagues ran for cover from an armed mob who stormed the seat of the U.S. government, Republicans will take the majority of a chamber on Tuesday. Read more»

Mark Finchem has built a national profile as a key proponent of misinformation about the 2020 elections.

The testimony of Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection sheds gives new insight into a man who has been instrumental in misinformation around Arizona’s electoral process.  Read more»

While largely symbolic, the referred charges — if proven — are punishable by up to 45 years in prison.

Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection that resulted in a referral for criminal prosecution of former President Trump released their final report, as a group of Republican representatives published a separate opposition report into Capitol security failures. Read more»

The House Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol lasted over a year and a half and conducted more than 1,000 interviews.

After a year and a half, the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol released a 154-page summary of its final report that concludes former President Donald Trump was responsible for a “multi-part plan to overturn the 2020 Presidential election.” Read more»

A pro-Trump mob rioting at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Protecting elections and a backlash to the failed January 6 insurrection drove Republican and independent voters to split their tickets, giving Democrats in top races the support they needed to pull off unexpected victories, according to new polling data.  Read more»

The government’s indictment accuses the members of the loosely organized antigovernment militia of planning to 'stop the lawful transfer of presidential power by Jan. 20, 2021.'

Jury selection in the trial of four Oath Keepers' members charged with seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack began on Tuesday, less than a week after two of their co-defendants were convicted by a jury of the rare charge. Read more»

A federal jury entered a guilty verdict Tuesday against Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the extremist right-wing Oath Keepers group, the culmination of nearly three days of deliberation in a high-profile seditious conspiracy trial that lasted more than a month. Read more»

It was this election in 1948 that Democrats last controlled both U.S. Senate seats and the the state's top three executive offices.

Democrat Kris Mayes narrowly won the race for Arizona attorney general. Democrats won all the high-profile races across the state (which they haven't done since 1948). Republicans keep losing here. Is it a fluke or the new state of things? Read more»

The five defendants are part of a group of more than 880 people whom the Justice Department has charged in connection with the Capitol riot.

Lawyers for five people charged with plotting to overthrow the U.S. government after the 2020 presidential election - including Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group - delivered closing arguments Monday on charges in connection with the Capitol riot. Read more»

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