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In Capitol riot, some Hill staffers recalled school-shooting drills

WASHINGTON – As the word spread via email alerts and social media that a violent mob had breached the U.S. Capitol last week, workers in offices throughout the complex locked and barricaded their doors, turned out the lights, stayed low to the ground, silenced their phones and sat quietly in the dark hoping the danger would not come to them.

Trump impeached for second time as 10 Republicans join Democrats in historic vote

A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results — a speech that was followed by a mob of his supporters storming the U.S. Capitol. The House vote on an article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” was still underway Wednesday afternoon.

House races to oust Trump; he blames accusers for U.S. ‘anger’

The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in America.

Pro-Trump mob storms U.S. Capitol in bid to overturn election

A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.

Pence defies Trump, says he can’t reject electoral votes

Infuriating President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Wednesday he does not have the power to throw out the electoral votes that will make Democrat Joe Biden the next president, dashing Trump's baseless hopes that Pence somehow could find a way to keep them in office.

Live Video: Congress counts electoral college votes

The Washington Post News Service is providing live-stream coverage of Congress counting electoral college votes on Wednesday, January 6th starting at 9 a.m.  This event will be anchored by Libby Casey in Washington, D.C. as Congress meets in a joint session to count each state’s electoral votes.  Some members of Congress are expected to launch a final challenge to the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Trump insists, falsely, that Pence can decertify results

He has been President Donald Trump's most loyal soldier, dutifully backing the unpredictable leader and largely avoiding his ire. Now Vice President Mike Pence finds himself in the most precarious position of his tenure as he prepares to preside over Wednesday's congressional tally of Electoral College votes, the last front in Trump's futile attempts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November election.

GOP rebuffs Trump on $2K aid, defense as Congress wraps up

Congress is ending a chaotic session, a two-year political firestorm that started with the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, was riven by impeachment and a pandemic, and now closes with a rare rebuff by Republicans of President Donald Trump.

Rare GOP rebuff of Trump in last days of chaotic Congress

Congress is ending a chaotic session like few others, a two-year political firestorm that started with the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, was riven by impeachment and a pandemic, and now closes with a rare rebuff by Republicans of President Donald Trump.

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19

The death of a newly elected U.S. representative from Louisiana of complications related to COVID-19 stunned the state's political circles Wednesday and became the latest brutal reminder of how dangerous the coronavirus can be.