Tuesday, December 6

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What will they reveal about Trump’s role in the Capitol riot?
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What will they reveal about Trump’s role in the Capitol riot?

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will hold the first of at least six public hearings in a rare prime-time session Thursday evening to show the American public what they have learned so far about the riot and former President Donald Trump's role.The committee chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson, said last week that lawmakers plan to use a "combination of witnesses, exhibits, things that we have through the tens of thousands of exhibits we've [...] looked at, as well as the hundreds of witnesses we deposed or just talked to in general."CBS News will broadcast the hearing as a Special Report on all CBS stations starting at 8 p.m., anchored by "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell. She will be joined by CBS News chief political analyst John Dickerson; ...
Secret City: behind the untold gay history of DC politics | Books
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Secret City: behind the untold gay history of DC politics | Books

LGBTQ+ people have always existed, although they have largely been erased from historical narratives and even forced to participate in their own erasure. This is true of American politics, where the 20th century saw numerous gay and lesbian individuals participating at the highest levels of power, yet almost wholly effaced from the telling of our nation’s history. In the new book Secret City, historian James Kirchick attempts to inscribe into the historical record the homosexual men and women who have served and contributed to their country in Washington DC, throughout the 20th century.“I want to intertwine these two threads – the mainstream thread of history that we all read about, and this gay history that’s been sidelined and sequestered,” he said. “I wanted to bring them together to sh...
Dr. Oz wins Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary by 951 votes, final tally shows
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Dr. Oz wins Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary by 951 votes, final tally shows

Dr. Mehmet Oz won last month's U.S. Senate Republican primary in Pennsylvania by 951 votes, according to the final tally released Wednesday. According to the final vote count, Oz received 419,999 votes, followed by David McCormick, who received 419,048 votes and Kathy Barnette, who received 331,864 votes, according to numbers from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State. None of the other candidates topped 75,000 votes.There were more than 1.3 million votes cast in the May 17 primary, according to the Associated Press. The outcome isn't very surprising, since McCormick conceded last week despite the ongoing recount, saying it was "now clear to me with the recount now largely complete that we have a nominee." He urged the party to now come together to defea...
Andrew Cuomo rivals in political arena in 2022 races
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Andrew Cuomo rivals in political arena in 2022 races

For the first time in 24 years, Andrew Cuomo’s name will not be on the Democratic primary ballot for a statewide office this year. (He withdrew from the governor’s race in 2002 a week before the primary). The deadline for filing petitions as a third-party candidate in a general election also came and went on May 31 without any action from the former governor. While Cuomo is out of the game this time around, his former rivals who challenged him for the state’s chief executive role remain in the political arena in various forms. Indeed, all three Republican nominees for governor that Cuomo faced over his decade in gubernatorial politics are currently running for office, albeit, only one of them is running for governor. Rob Astorino and Andrew Cuomo debate in 2014. (AP Photo) Rob Astorino, t...
Court orders conservative lawyer John Eastman to turn over 159 documents to Jan. 6 committee
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Court orders conservative lawyer John Eastman to turn over 159 documents to Jan. 6 committee

Washington — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered John Eastman, a conservative lawyer who devised the legal strategy to keep former President Donald Trump in power after he lost the 2020 election, to turn over 159 documents to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.U.S. District Judge David O. Carter, who has been overseeing the records dispute between Eastman and the House panel, said the latest tranche to be disclosed are not covered by attorney-client privilege or protected work product, as the conservative lawyer asserted. The 159 documents were part of a broader batch of nearly 600 documents that Eastman fought to shield from the committee, 440 of which Carter said were privileged and protected from disclosure.Carter, who sits on the fede...
A review of Wo/men, Scripture, and Politics
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A review of Wo/men, Scripture, and Politics

In Review:  Wo/men, Scripture, and Politics Exploring the Cultural Imprint of the Bible By Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza Cascade Buy from Bookshop.org On June 1, 2020, Donald Trump processed less than a quarter of a mile from the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church. Though St. John’s had been damaged by protesters the night before, he did not reach out to the congregation, nor did his visit entail a survey of the damage. Hours later, the White House put out a video that showed Trump walking to and fro over dramatic background music, as if surveying the situ...
California, Iowa, New Mexico, South Dakota and more
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California, Iowa, New Mexico, South Dakota and more

Primaries are being held in seven states on Tuesday, with the November matchups in 78 congressional seats being determined – a huge indicator of how the control of the House will go in November. Ten of these seats are in California, where results will likely not come on Tuesday night since the state conducts its elections by mail. The state also advances the top two vote getters to run in November, meaning some match ups could result in two Democrats facing off or two Republicans. One of the California Republicans facing a primary challenge is Rep. David Valadao, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. Two Republicans are challenging Valadao in the primary, former city Councilman Chris Mathys and Education Board Trustee Adam Medeiros, but Trump h...
Aiken County Council candidates address infrastructure, growth, courthouse and gun violence | Politics
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Aiken County Council candidates address infrastructure, growth, courthouse and gun violence | Politics

Six candidates running for seats on the Aiken County Council addressed infrastructure needs, working to accommodate growth in the county, overcrowding at the Aiken County Courthouse and gun violence Monday evening. Incumbent District Five Councilman Sandy Haskell, his primary challenger Kurt Mueller, District 1 candidates Ron Felder and Melinda Starnes, and District 2 candidates Russ "Tony" Ferrara and Mike Kellems participated in a political forum held by the Aiken Standard.  ...
Russian missile strikes hit Kyiv as Putin warns West against arming Ukraine
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Russian missile strikes hit Kyiv as Putin warns West against arming Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russia took aim at Western military supplies for Ukraine with airstrikes in Kyiv on Sunday that it said destroyed tanks donated from abroad, as President Vladimir Putin warned that any Western deliveries of long-range rocket systems to Ukraine would prompt Moscow to hit "objects that we haven't yet struck."The cryptic threat of a military escalation from the Russian leader didn't specify what the new targets might be, but it comes days after the United States announced plans to deliver $700 million of security assistance for Ukraine that includes four precision-guided, medium-range rocket systems, helicopters, Javelin anti-tank weapon systems, radars, tactical vehicles, spare parts and more.Military analysts say Russia is hoping to overrun the embattled eastern Donb...
California is about to experience a political earthquake. Here’s why
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California is about to experience a political earthquake. Here’s why

Tuesday's California results will likely send a stark message to the Democrats controlling Congress and the White House. The outcome will again underscore how much danger a party in power can face when voters feel that certainty has been stripped from their lives -- a dynamic that extends beyond crime and homelessness to inflation, soaring gasoline prices and continued disruption from the unending Covid pandemic. "In the broadest perspective, the voters and residents are feeling that the governing regime, the liberal Democratic regime that has dominated LA for the last 30 years, and California and San Francisco, is not meeting the moment," says Fernando Guerra, a political scientist who directs the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University.Zev Yaroslavsky, who serv...