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.
Rioters are tear-gassed as they storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Almost eight years before the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack, nearly one-third of Americans surveyed – and 44% of Republicans – said armed rebellion might soon be necessary in the US to protect liberties.
The Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol offers an example of how refusing to accept election results can lead to violence.
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False election fraud claims helped fuel the US Capitol attack — and continue to create risks of violence and domestic terrorism.
Protesters and counter-protesters face off at a political rally in September 2021.
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Deep-seated disagreement is healthy for a democracy. But when people lose the ability to navigate those differences, they risk seeking anti-democratic unity of thought.
Defiant or following Trump’s direction?
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Former aides to Donald Trump have refused and delayed compliance with a subpoena issued by the Jan. 6 committee. It has set up a messy legal fight over executive privilege.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau waves as he leaves a poling station after casting his ballot in his riding of Papineau, in Montréal, on Sept. 20, 2021.
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While the recent federal election maintained the status quo, there were moments on the campaign trail that reflected the fragility of Canadian democracy.
Some Americans are looking past Joe Biden, seeking the return of Donald Trump as president.
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A representative survey of American adults finds broader support for violent insurrection than many would like to think.
The U.S. Capitol Police are making security preparations for the planned rally.
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Groups who share support for white supremacy say they are planning to return to the nation’s capital for a demonstration to support those arrested for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Domestic extremists were involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Addressing American domestic radicalism will require new ways of thinking about the nation’s problems, and new ways of solving them.
In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Donald Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol as protesters begin to raid the building.
Protesters waving Trump signs stand outside the U.S. Capitol.
In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, how political violence has been organized in other areas of the world that can help us anticipate the future of right-wing extremism.
Facebook’s new Oversight Board affirmed the social media network’s ban on Donald Trump.
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The social media giant’s third-party review panel upheld Facebook’s ban on Donald Trump. A corporate governance expert explains why Facebook created the Oversight Board.
The arbitrary distinction between online and offline means much hate speech and abuse goes unnoticed until it’s too late.
Online abuse is often dismissed as “just online.” But the rise of QAnon and similar groups demonstrates the very real consequences of online speech.