Articles by Dartunorro Clark Dec 08, 2021

Roger Stone invokes Fifth Amendment in House Jan. 6 probe
Dartunorro Clark

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, is refusing to be deposed or hand over documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, his attorney said in a letter dated Monday. The letter, which Stone provided to NBC News on Tuesday, invokes his Fifth Amen . . .

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More than 400 Hill staff demand House leaders act after Rep. Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks
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Boebert, who is known for her incendiary rhetoric, suggested in a video that surfaced online last month that Omar, who is Muslim and wears a hijab, was mistaken for a terrorist in an elevator both were riding in at the U.S. Capitol. Omar immediately criticized the video as "bigotry" and said the eve . . .

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Biden's nominee for bank regulator backs out after bipartisan opposition
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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for a top bank regulator post, withdrew her name from consideration on Tuesday after a fiery confirmation hearing in which GOP lawmakers suggested she had Communist ties. "I have accepted Saule Omarova’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for th . . .

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'Game of chicken': Debt ceiling standoff puts state spending at risk
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A high-stakes debt ceiling standoff in Washington could have spillover effects on state spending plans that rely heavily on federal aid to fund a variety of social programs and transportation projects. Policy experts say failing to suspend or raise the debt limit could disrupt spending at the state . . .

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Trump argues Jan. 6 panel's pursuit of his records could permanently damage the presidency
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Attorneys for former President Donald Trump argued Wednesday that the pursuit of his White House records by a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol could have long-lasting, harmful effects on the presidency. Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., this we . . .

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Biden administration approves second major offshore wind project, to provide power to N.Y.
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The Biden administration on Wednesday announced the planned construction of a wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island that will supply power to New York. The approval from the Interior Department paves the way for the country's second large-scale offshore wind farm after a similar project got underw . . .

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GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert announces bid for Texas attorney general
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Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert announced Monday that he is running for attorney general of Texas, throwing his hat in the ring for what's expected to be one of the most closely watched state races in 2022. Gohmert, who has been in Congress since 2005, said in a video announcement that he has already . . .

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House committee seeking Jan. 6 documents urges appeals court to release Trump files quickly
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The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol urged a federal appeals court on Monday to swiftly release Trump administration documents to help ensure "democracy is protected." Lawyers for the bipartisan House committee filed a court brief arguing the D.C. Circuit Court . . .

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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Alex Jones, Roger Stone and other Trump allies
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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol issued subpoenas on Monday to high-profile allies of former President Donald Trump, including Roger Stone and Alex Jones. The House committee has issued batches of subpoenas in recent weeks to dozens of Trump administration officials a . . .

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Senate confirms first Native American to lead National Park Service
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The Senate this week confirmed Charles “Chuck” Sams III as head of the National Park Service, making him the first Native American to lead the agency. Sams is Cayuse and Walla Walla and a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, with ties to the Yankton Sioux and Cocopah . . .

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