Donald Trump’s false election claims cast shadow over Illinois, Colorado contests

WASHINGTON: Republican voters in Colorado and Illinois will weigh former President Donald Trump‘s false claims of a stolen presidency on Tuesday as they select candidates for the November elections that will determine control of Congress and many state governments. Republican candidates who support Trump’s denial of his 2020 election loss have already won several high-profile … Read more

Iran launches rocket into space ahead of resumption of nuclear talks

TEHRAN (IRAN): Iranian state television said Sunday that Tehran had launched a solid-fueled rocket into space, drawing a rebuke from Washington ahead of the expected resumption of stalled talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers. It’s unclear when or where exactly the rocket was launched, but the announcement came after satellite photos showed … Read more

‘Will show proof of Trump role in fake elector plot’

WASHINGTON: The US House panel investigating the January 6 attack on US Capitol will present evidence this week that former President Donald Trump was involved in a failed bid to submit slates of fake electors to overturn the 2020 election, a lawmaker said on Sunday. “We will show evidence of the president’s involvement in this … Read more

US Congress examines fraud in pandemic aid for small businesses

A congressional panel Tuesday will examine payouts under a federal pandemic coronavirus aid program intended to help small businesses weather the Covid-19 outbreak amid revelations that as much as 20% of the money may have been awarded to fraudsters. The Covid-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, overseen by the US Small Business Administration, included a … Read more

trump: Trump’s midterm revenge campaign faces new test in South Carolina

WASHINGTON: Former President Donald Trump’s efforts to punish his perceived enemies will be tested in South Carolina on Tuesday as Republican US Representatives Tom Rice and Nancy Mace try to fend off Trump-backed primary election challengers. In Nevada, Trump-endorsed Republican Adam Laxalt is seeking his party’s nomination for a crucial US Senate race in this … Read more

trump: Trump blasts US Capitol riot hearings as ‘mockery of justice’

WASHINGTON: Former US president Donald Trump on Monday decried the congressional probe into the riot by his supporters last year at the US Capitol as a “mockery of justice.” In a rambling, 12-page missive, Trump said that instead of focusing on the country’s larger problems, the Democratic-led panel was “a Kangaroo Court, hoping to distract … Read more

Five key moments from the January 6 Capitol riot hearing

WASHINGTON: A House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection opened its series of public hearings with dramatic testimony from an injured US Capitol Police officer, a video appearance by former President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and intense footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot. Here are five key moments: ‘Warscene’The most compelling testimony of the night … Read more

capitol: Capitol riot an ‘attempted coup’, prime-time hearing told

WASHINGTON: The chairman of the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection and Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election opened Thursday’s prime-time hearing declaring the attack an “attempted coup” that put “two-and-a-half centuries of constitutional democracy at risk”. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said “the world is watching” the US response to the … Read more

nra: At NRA gun fest, the blame is on ‘evil’, not the weapons

WASHINGTON: Gun lovers of America wheeled out a buffet of reasons on Friday for the epidemic of mass shootings in the US: Social media bullying, violent video games, broken families, single parents, declining church attendance, opioid crisis, mental illness, unguarded schools , open doors. Everything else except the surfing of accessible weapons in a country … Read more

giuliani: Trump lawyer Giuliani interviewed for hours by committee probing US Capitol insurrection

WASHINGTON: Rudy Giuliani, who as a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump pushed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election, met for hours with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol, a person familiar with the interview said Saturday. The interview with Giuliani took place virtually and lasted for much … Read more