Guardsmen stationed at U.S. Capitol building to get cots

Members of the National Guard rest inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. | Stephen Voss for Politico The National Guardsmen providing security in the U.S. Capitol ahead of the inauguration are soon getting cots, after images went viral last week of troops sleeping on the floor in the halls of Congress, according … Leer más

Hotel pulls plug on Hawley fundraiser

Sen. Joshua Hawley. | Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Loews Hotels announced Saturday that it won’t host a planned fundraiser next month for Sen. Josh Hawley at one of its Florida properties. “We are horrified and opposed to the events at the Capitol and all who supported and incited the actions,” the company said in a statement … Leer más

FBI warned of potential extremist violence at Jan. 17 rally

The information was taken from an FBI situation report titled: “Potential for Violence and Planned Actions for Counteracting Law Enforcement Security Measures at 17 January 2021 First Amendment Protected Events by Several Followers of a Militant Anti-Government Movement.” The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It’s not clear if the FBI’s … Leer más

A Reaganesque Scheme for a GOP Reboot

The Republican Party is in crisis. Although more than 70 million Americans voted for President Donald Trump in November, since the election there has been a sharp drop in the number of Americans who call themselves Republicans—and that was before a pro-Trump mob besieged the U.S. Capitol. There are three paths for the Republican Party, … Leer más

Trump blows up the Arizona GOP on his way out

“The craziness from the state Republican Party … it’s pretty embarrassing,” said Kirk Adams, a former Republican state House speaker and former chief of staff to Ducey. “We have been fed a steady diet of conspiracy theories and stolen election rhetoric and, really, QAnon theories from the state Republican Party since before the election, but … Leer más

Ivanka’s political future comes into sharper focus

The president’s eldest son, Don Jr., is eyeing a future in politics as well, though allies say it’s unclear when or what office he’d seek after he passed on running for the Senate in Wyoming this last cycle. He and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle have also been scoping out real estate in Florida. The newest … Leer más

Feds back away from claim that Capitol rioters were looking to capture and assassinate officials

“Right now, we don’t have any direct evidence of kill/capture teams,” Sherwin said. Sherwin’s contention undercut the flat assertions made by federal prosecutors in Arizona, who described in a court filing Thursday what they called “strong evidence” that Capitol rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States Government.” The D.C. prosecutor … Leer más

Pence congratulates Harris days before inauguration

Vice President Mike Pence looks at vice president-elect Sen. Kamala Harris as she answers a question during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 | Morry Gash, Pool/ AP Photo Vice President Mike Pence called his successor, Kamala Harris, on Thursday to congratulate her ticket’s win and to assist the transition, people familiar with … Leer más

New York attorney general suing NYPD over protest response

Her suit also seeks a court order declaring that the NYPD’s response to the protests was unconstitutional. The mayor and police commissioner are personally responsible for the abuses that took place because they failed to properly train, supervise and discipline police officers despite a long history of improper NYPD protest response tactics, the attorney general … Leer más