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Judge refuses to toss Jan. 6 lawsuits against Trump

Pushing a trio of civil lawsuits filed against former President Donald Trump one step further toward trial, a federal judge in Washington ruled Friday that the evidence-gathering phase of suits aiming to hold Trump liable for the Jan. 6 insurrection may proceed. ... Read more»

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Finchem, Ward subpoenaed by Congress over Trump efforts to overturn election

2 Arizona Republicans are among 6 people issued subpoenas Tuesday by the House Jan. 6 Committee, with state Rep. Mark Finchem and state GOP Chair Kelli Ward told to turn over documents and appear for depositions next month.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: 'Legitimate political discourse' for GOP

Basically, the Republican National Committee believes attacking the Capitol building, trying to overturn a democratic election, trying to install a fascist wannabe who lost the election as an unelected dictator, trying to overthrow the government and destroy democracy while physically attacking cops is just exercising “legitimate political discourse.”... Read more»

With voting rights stalled, some senators mull update to Electoral Count Act

A bipartisan group of senators is exploring legislation to overhaul how Congress counts Electoral College votes, but backers of stalled voting rights legislation are lukewarm on the effort as a substitute. ... Read more»

FactChecking claims about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

The Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was the culmination of months of false claims about election fraud, and on that day — and afterward — FactCheck debunked false, misleading and unfounded claims related to the events that day. Here is a summary of the coverage.... Read more»

Jan. 6 committee slams Trump bid for Supreme Court detour on records subpoena

Representative Bennie Thompson and the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to deny a last-ditch effort from former President Donald Trump to block congressional oversight of his records from the day. ... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Jim Jordan mixes up his cover-ups

Trying to overthrow the government should be illegal…even for members of the government. The January 6 Committee, investigating the attack on the Capitol by white nationalist Trump supporters, has subpoenaed Congressman Jim Jordan.... Read more»

FactCheck: The whoppers of 2021

Fact checkers spent much of 2021 addressing vaccine misinformation, baseless election claims - and of course, numerous claims made by, and about, the new Biden administration - so here are the top stories at the forefront of the discussion.... Read more»

'I'll Take Your Questions Now': Ex-Tucsonan & Trump press sec Grisham revealing insider details

Stephanie Grisham, a former Tucson resident and top advisor for both President and Melania Trump, never held a single on-camera briefing with reporters during her White House stint but is now putting things in writing — including behind-the-scenes details of what happened during the Jan. 6 insurrection.... Read more»

Judge: Tape shows 'QAnon Shaman' Chansley’s 'detachment from reality' in riot defense

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ordered two government videos released this week that he said shows that Arizona native Jacob Chansley’s “perception of his actions on January 6th as peaceful, benign and well-intentioned shows a detachment from reality.” ... Read more»

Washington in unprecedented lockdown days before Biden’s inauguration

After the riot of Jan. 6 that ultimately left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer, as many as 25,000 National Guard troops from around the country will be deployed to Washington along with transit police officers from around the country, local police agencies and federal law enforcement authorities.... Read more»

Az lawmakers split along party lines as House votes on removing Trump

The 223-205 House vote came a week after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a deadly attack that critics say the president incited, and just one week before Trump is scheduled to leave office and be replaced by President-elect Joe Biden.... Read more»

Arizona Trump supporter Angeli arrested for U.S. Capitol rioting

An Arizona man pictured taking part in the Trumpist takeover of the U.S. Capitol that halted the formal completion of the election of Joe Biden has been arrested and charged by federal authorities. Jake Angeli faces up to 10 years in prison.... Read more»

Democrats unveil resolution to impeach Trump, fearing self-pardon

Heading off a potential attempt at a self-pardon by President Donald Trump is among the many factors behind the Democrat's resolution to impeach the president less than two weeks before the end of his term.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Political violence has evident roots, from Giffords shooting to U.S. Capitol mob

We have seen the word “unprecedented” used many times to describe recent events. Given yesterday’s acts of violence at the Capitol and tomorrow’s 10-year anniversary of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, I would encourage all Arizonans to take a long view to understand the context.... Read more»

FactCheck

Trump’s falsehood-filled 'Save America' rally

Prior to the violence that disrupted Congress’ counting of the electoral votes, President Donald Trump gave an indignant speech filled with falsehoods about the presidential election he lost two months ago to Democrat Joe Biden.... Read more»

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