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Jan. 6 Panelists: Enough Evidence Uncovered to Indict Trump | Political News
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Jan. 6 Panelists: Enough Evidence Uncovered to Indict Trump | Political News

By HOPE YEN, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they have uncovered enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider an unprecedented criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump for seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.The committee announced that Trump's campaign manager, Bill Stepien, is among the witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing Monday that focuses on Trump's effort to spread his lies about a stolen election. Stepien was subpoenaed for his public testimony.As the hearings unfold, Rep. Adam Schiff said he would like the department to “investigate any credible allegation of criminal activity on the part of Donald Trump.” Schiff, D-Calif., who also leads the House Intelli...
Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock: The preacher and the politician
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Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock: The preacher and the politician

Raphael Warnock might have two job titles, but spend enough time with him, and you'll see a lot of overlap between the preacher and the politician. At an appearance at his campaign office, he said, "You elected me, you joined my congregation!"CBS News' John Dickerson asked Warnock, "What's the difference between a political speech and a sermon?""Oh, for me, I don't know that there's much difference!" he laughed. Senator Warnock made history last year when he became the first African American elected to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, a state that had two segregationist senators when he was born in 1968. Reverend Warnock's other job title is senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the storied Atlanta congregation where John Lewis worshipped and where b...
The politics of making psychiatric disease the bogeyman
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The politics of making psychiatric disease the bogeyman

Dr. Jeff TempleAfter every mass shooting, politicians, pundits, and your uncle on Twitter will claim that the problem is mental illness and not access to guns.Making psychiatric disease the bogeyman is politically expedient – it allows policymakers to shy away from the true culprit. It also fits into how the public often views mental illness – as something to fear. Afterall, what else would cause someone to do something so heinous? The problem with this thinking is that it’s wrong.Of all violent incidents, only about 4% can be attributed to people with mental illness. In research conducted by my team at UTMB, we found that symptoms of several mental health symptoms were not related to carrying or threatening someone with a firearm. Instead, not surprisingly, those with access to guns were ...
Trump’s Air Force One paint scheme scrapped
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Trump’s Air Force One paint scheme scrapped

A red, white and blue paint scheme for the new Air Force One fleet that was approved by former President Trump has been scrapped over cost and other concerns, an administration official confirmed to CBS News. Politico first reported the scrapped paint scheme for the new Air Force One fleet. The decision was made after a paint study was returned, showing how problematic the color scheme was. As CBS News has previously reported, Boeing estimates the project to be far behind schedule. "The Trump paint scheme is not being considered because it could drive additional engineering, time and cost," the administration official said.  An Air Force spokesperson suggested cost wasn't the only factor in the decision. "The red, white and blue paint scheme was one of...
Nebraska school board group cuts ties with national association | Politics
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Nebraska school board group cuts ties with national association | Politics

The board of directors for the Nebraska Association of School Boards voted unanimously Saturday to formally cut ties with a national organization that spurred controversy last year by calling for federal investigation into threats made against school board members.This decision comes less than a month after the Nebraska association's executive committee voted to recommend canceling its membership in the National School Boards Association, a federation of state associations that advocates and lobbies on public education issues.Saturday's decision adds Nebraska to a growing list of state school board associations that have distanced themselves or completely cut ties with the NSBA. In a text message, Nebraska association President Brad Wilkins confirmed that they will not pay...
“Donald Trump is responsible”: Rep. Adam Kinzinger on first televised Jan. 6 committee hearing
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“Donald Trump is responsible”: Rep. Adam Kinzinger on first televised Jan. 6 committee hearing

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, says he hopes the Department of Justice charges former President Donald Trump if the evidence reaches the threshold to prove that Trump pushed a 2020 presidential election fraud conspiracy that spurred the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. "If the president truly believed the election was stolen, he is not mentally capable of being president because every piece of evidence shown to him, done by anybody that's serious besides wackos on the internet, said that the election was legitimate," Kinzinger told "CBS Mornings" on Friday. The comments from Kinzinger, who is one of two Republican members of the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot, come following the first of six public hearings of the committee. Over the fo...
We need more people like Warren in politics
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We need more people like Warren in politics

With politics today looking more like a below-the-belt fight than a rational democratic process, we need people like Charlotte Warren more than ever to continue her level-headed, independent, people-first leadership as our county commissioner. I have known Charlotte for years and have seen her careful listening and thoughtful approach to issues. I know that she leads with her heart and that she cares about people not party. My wife and I chose to raise our two boys in central Maine because we love this community; Charlotte Warren loves this community too. And that’s why she’s been working to make central Maine the best that it can be. I trust Charlotte Warren and that’s why I am voting for her on June 14. Join me if you live in Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Litchfield, Monmou...
Judge voids Biden administration restrictions on immigration arrests and deportations
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Judge voids Biden administration restrictions on immigration arrests and deportations

A federal judge in Texas on Friday granted a request by Republican-led states to throw out Biden administration rules that placed limits on whom federal immigration agents should seek to arrest and deport from the U.S., declaring the directive unlawful.U.S. District Court Judge Drew Tipton said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas did not have the authority to issue a September 2021 memo that directed immigration officials to focus on arresting immigrants deemed to threaten public safety or national security and migrants who recently crossed a U.S. border illegally.Tipton, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, agreed to void Mayorkas' memo, which was challenged by Republican officials in Texas and Louisiana. But he paused his ruling for seven days to give the Bid...
Gentleman Jack’s Politics, Explained
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Gentleman Jack’s Politics, Explained

HBO Max’s Gentleman Jack sees audacious 1800s landowner and one of the first “modern lesbians”, Anne Lister (Suranne Jones), navigate her many responsibilities – including her relationship with her wife Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) – in Halifax, England. Though the show mostly focuses on Anne’s duties as a wife, a landlord, a coal proprietor, and head of Shibden Hall, she also becomes very involved in the politics of Halifax. As Anne Lister wrote about extensively in her diaries, she was an avid Tory, which means she strongly supported inherited wealth (since she herself benefited from it) and was against the many reform movements of the time. The Tories, who mostly represented the Conservative elite in England, were also horrified by the violence of the French Revolution, and therefore of ...
Biden accord with Latin American nations seeks help in curbing unlawful migration
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Biden accord with Latin American nations seeks help in curbing unlawful migration

President Biden is set to unveil a migration accord at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles Friday that the White House hopes will help the U.S. reduce the historic levels of migrants arriving at the southern border over the past year, a senior administration official says.The agreement centers on stabilizing communities in Latin America, expanding lawful means of immigration, bolstering "humane" border enforcement across the region and collaborating on responses to the displacement of people, the official told reporters, requesting anonymity to discuss the agreement before its formal announcement.By joining the pact, the U.S. and other nations will commit to increasing temporary work visas to discourage unlawful immigration and mitigate labor shortages in the U.S., Canada and...