Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits with his wife, conservative activist Virginia Thomas, in October 2021.
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Lower federal court judges follow a formal code of ethics, but this does not apply to Supreme Court justices, leaving potential conflicts of interest unchecked.
Members of the Oath Keepers stand outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Nationalist militia groups like the Oath Keepers have changed over the last several years – especially since the Capitol attack – in a few important ways, generally becoming more extreme.
Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola is filmed smashing Capitol building window on Jan. 6.
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Performance crime is the act of filming while engaging in criminal activity. During the Jan. 6 capitol riots, insurrectionists uploaded performance crime videos and photos, incriminating themselves.
The investigation into the January 6 Capitol riots asks: is the nation’s well-being ensured by allegiance to its laws or its leaders? The founding fathers chose the former – could we say the same for Trump’s inner circle?
What really happened on January 6 2021?
Much of the US public is riveted by the January 6 hearings. But the country is deeply divided as to what they are saying.
Vice President Mike Pence returned to the House chamber to finish the process of counting the electoral votes in the early morning of Jan. 7, 2021.
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The vice president has said he looks forward to meeting the framers of the Constitution in heaven. That is not the mindset of someone with short-term vision.
Two political conservatives, Greg Jacob, former counsel to Vice President Mike Pence, and Michael Luttig, a retired judge who was an adviser to Pence, testified to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack .
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Coverage of the House Jan. 6 hearings focuses on what went wrong that led up to Trump supporters’ laying siege to the US Capitol. A government scholar looks at what went right, both then and now.
Greg Jacob, who was counsel to former Vice President Mike Pence, and Michael Luttig, a retired federal judge, testified about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
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Today’s media landscape is a far cry from the days of Watergate. A media scholar looks at the challenge the Jan. 6 committee faces in getting the hearings to break through in the age of TikTok.
A video image shows the U.S. Capitol grounds being breached as the House Jan. 6 committee holds its first public hearing.
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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol held its first hearing to present what it has learned during its almost year-long probe. Three scholars analyze the event.
Members of the Oath Keepers stand at the east front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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White supremacist groups seek to solidify their control over the US by changing the government, sometimes by violence.
Pro-Trump protesters approach the entrance to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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On the eve of public hearings held by Congress’ January 6 investigative committee, a former oversight staffer for the House of Representatives explains what such hearings aim to accomplish.
Will House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attempt to defy subpoena?
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Framers of the Constitution put in a clause giving lawmakers immunity from liability for any ‘speech or debate.’ Interpreting it may be key in the battle to get some Republicans to testify.
Could the former tweeter-in-chief make a Twitter comeback?
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Analysis of Trump’s post-Twitter communications suggest that the former president has not moderated his messaging style. So what does that mean if he were to go back on Twitter?
Armed Salvadoran soldiers, following presidential orders, surrounded lawmakers in 2020.
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For the commitment to democracy to regain strength across the Americas, citizens need to become more confident in the integrity of their elections and their elected officials.
The Morrison government has gone hard on accusing Labor of being China’s “pick” at the federal election, and in doing so is leading the country down a dangerous path.
Protesters from across Canada came to the nation’s capital in Ottawa to demonstrate against vaccine mandates and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Canada’s international reputation as a relatively peaceful country is at odds with the noisy protests by people opposed to measures aimed at preventing COVID-19.
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021.
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The Republican Party has a decadeslong relationship with using distrust to incite its base and draw in more supporters – the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks just offer the latest example of this tactic.
Stewart Rhodes must stay behind bars until his trial.
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About 10% of the Oath Keepers are active-duty military, and around two-thirds are retired military or law enforcement.
Delivered under the eyes of history.
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Rioters at the Capitol represented a ‘dagger against the throat’ of American democracy, President Biden said in an address laden with imagery.
What will be the legacy of one of US democracy’s darkest days?
Scholars and journalists have sounded the alarm about the threats to American democracy, including the threat of a simmering coup d’état, further political violence, and even civil war.