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Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to replace Pelosi as top House Democrat
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Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to replace Pelosi as top House Democrat

With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer forgoing leadership roles in the next Congress, members of a "new generation" of House Democrats are stepping up to the plate, as Pelosi put it. Rep. Jim Clyburn has also indicated he's stepping aside from his position as whip, but may remain in leadership.Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a 52-year-old New Yorker, is seeking the top position in House Democratic leadership as Republicans are projected to take the chamber. No one else has of yet formally announced any plans to run against Jeffries, who has been considered a frontrunner for the post in the event of Pelosi's departure. Jeffries, currently the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, would be the first Black House Democratic leader.  Democratic Cauc...
Paul Pelosi attack: Pelosi house break-in caught on security camera, sources say
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Paul Pelosi attack: Pelosi house break-in caught on security camera, sources say

The break-in at the San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband, Paul Pelosi, was captured by security cameras outside the house that were installed by the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) and that send live video feeds to its command center in Washington, D.C. But Capitol Police only learned of the break-in after an officer in the command center saw a police cruiser in the couple's driveway and alerted superiors, Capitol Police confirmed.U.S. Capitol Police confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that it has access to roughly 1,800 cameras that provide the department with the capability to collect valuable forensic evidence at all times while also allowing command center personnel to monitor select video feeds. The cameras monitor the Capitol complex and other high-in...
Suspect David DePape charged with federal counts of assault and attempted kidnapping
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Suspect David DePape charged with federal counts of assault and attempted kidnapping

The man accused of attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul was formally charged Monday with federal counts of assault on the immediate family member of a federal official and attempted kidnapping of a federal official. Those are the federal charges against David Wayne DePape, who is scheduled to be arranged in court in San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon. San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins is hosting a press conference Monday afternoon to announce other charges filed against DePape in San Francisco Superior Court. The 42-year-old suspect was booked Friday on charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, elder abuse and several other felony offenses.According to sources briefed on the assault, the suspect who broke into the couple's San Franc...
Paul Pelosi attack: Suspect in attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband had list of targets, law enforcement sources say
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Paul Pelosi attack: Suspect in attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband had list of targets, law enforcement sources say

The suspect in the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi had a list of people he wanted to target, law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation confirmed to CBS News. David Wayne DePape, the man accused of beating Paul Pelosi with a hammer inside his San Francisco home overnight on Friday, may have been planning to attack more people, the sources said. They have not gone so far as to call the list a "hit list," but authorities believe the suspect may have been planning to target others, the sources said. DePape is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday. Sources told CBS News that prosecutors are taking their time filing federal charges because DePape is in custody and no longer a threat.  Police tape bloc...
Suspect shouted “Where is Nancy?” before assaulting Pelosi’s husband at home, source says
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Suspect shouted “Where is Nancy?” before assaulting Pelosi’s husband at home, source says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband was attacked with a hammer by an intruder who broke into the Pelosis' San Francisco home early Friday morning and shouted at Paul Pelosi, "Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy," before assaulting him, according to a source briefed on the assault.Later Friday, Paul Pelosi "underwent successful surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands" from the attack, according to the speaker's office. The speaker's office added that Paul Pelosi's doctors expect him to make a full recovery.   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pictured with her husband, Paul Pelosi, on Capitol Hill on January 3, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Zach Gibson / Getty Images ...
Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and other U.S. politicians condemn attack on Paul Pelosi
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Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and other U.S. politicians condemn attack on Paul Pelosi

U.S. political leaders, are condemning the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, after a suspect broke into their San Francisco residence Friday morning and "violently assaulted" him, according to a spokesperson for the House speaker.Sources told CBS News that the intruder confronted Paul Pelosi, shouting, "Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?" San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said officers quickly responded to the scene and found the suspect, identified as 42-year-old David Wayne Depape of nearby Berkeley, attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer.Reactions poured in on social media from lawmakers across the political spectrum. "Horrified and disgusted by the reports that Paul Pelosi was assaulted in his and Speaker Pelosi's ...
‘SNL’ takes on the January 6 Committee and Trump
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‘SNL’ takes on the January 6 Committee and Trump

New York CNN Business  —  “Saturday Night Live” opened this week’s episode taking on one of the most notable moments in news as of late: the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Kenan Thompson, who played Rep. Bennie Thompson, opened the NBC variety show by introducing the crowd to the committee’s ninth and final hearing. “January 6 was one of the most dramatic and consequential moments in our nation’s history, so to fight back we assembled a team of monotone nerds to do a PowerPoint,” Thompson’s Bennie Thompson said. He then went on to say the committee has been looking into the attack for more than a year but this session would be a “little different.”...
Hershel “Woody” Williams, last to receive Medal of Honor from World War II, will lie in honor at U.S. Capitol
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Hershel “Woody” Williams, last to receive Medal of Honor from World War II, will lie in honor at U.S. Capitol

Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday.A date and other details will be announced later, Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement."Woody Williams embodied the best of America: living a life of duty, honor and courage," Pelosi said. Schumer said: "Woody Williams was an American hero who embodied the best of our country and the greatest generation." Williams, who died on Wednesday at 98, was a legend in his native West Virginia for his heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the battle for Iwo Jima. As a young Marine corporal, Williams went ahead of his unit in Febru...
Archbishop of San Francisco says Pelosi can’t receive communion over efforts to protect abortion rights
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Archbishop of San Francisco says Pelosi can’t receive communion over efforts to protect abortion rights

The archbishop of San Francisco said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is Catholic, can no longer receive the sacrament of communion because she has declined to back down from her push for abortion access.Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone wrote in a public post Friday that his "many requests" have not been accepted to speak with Pelosi, who is from San Francisco, since she vowed to keep Roe v. Wade. The archbishop said he communicated to Pelosi on April 7 that, should she not publicly repudiate her "advocacy for abortion 'rights" or refrain from referring to her faith in public, he would have no choice but to deny her communion. The archbishop's reprimand is the latest development in political and religious debate as some leaders in the Catholic Church speak out against ...