The threat of political violence is looming large in the US and it's likely to get worse in the coming days as Trump supporters continue to believe in his Big Lie about a stolen election.
A swift impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is unlikely to lead to his ouster before Joe Biden takes office on January 20. This raises the prospect of a bitter trial in the Senate during Biden’s first days in the White House.
If confirmed by the US Senate, Garland will helm a Justice Department that must decide whether to investigate President Donald Trump and his associates for various actions over the past four years.
The Capitol Police force did not request advance help to secure the building from other federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, according to one senior official.
US lawmakers have decried an “attempted coup” against the government after supporters of President Donald Trump mobbed Congress and shut down legislative sessions. Here’s how allies and foes reacted:
A joint session of Congress certified electoral votes to confirm Joe Biden’s November electoral victory after a delay caused by pro-Trump mob attacks on the Capitol building.
Meeting in a rare New Year's Day session, the Senate secured the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto with bipartisan support two days before a new Congress will be sworn in on Sunday. Eight previous vetoes have been upheld.
The aid package aims to deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
US lawmakers reached a deal for a nearly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package for millions of Americans as the nation struggles against the world's largest outbreak of the virus.
President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Pete Buttigieg's nomination to head the Department of Transportation and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as his energy secretary.
The must-pass $740.5 billion measure has earned US President Donald Trump's ire in part because it does not abolish a law granting social media firms liability protection for third-party content on their platforms.
Before departing for the state, Trump called on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to hold a special session of the state legislature over election results there.
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