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Pelosi asks Joint Chiefs about preventing Trump military acts

Pelosi asks Joint Chiefs about preventing Trump military acts

Pelosi said in a statement to colleagues that she spoke with Gen. Mark Milley “to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.”MORE

House Democrats discussing swift action to impeach Trump

House Democrats discussing swift action to impeach Trump

If Trump, whose term ends Jan. 20, were to be impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate, he could be prevented from running again in 2024 or ever holding the presidency again. Trump would be only the president to be twice impeached.MORE

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Lawmakers vow to investigate police after Capitol breach

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, said the breach “raises grave security concerns,″ adding that her committee will work with House and Senate leaders to review the police response — and its preparedness.MORE

Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly

Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly

President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an “orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.MORE

Biden win affirmed by Congress after mob storms Capitol

Biden win affirmed by Congress after mob storms Capitol

Lawmakers were resolved to complete the Electoral College tally in a display to the country, and the world, of the nation’s enduring commitment to uphold the will of the voters and the peaceful transfer of power. MORE

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Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Democratic challengers who represented the diversity of their party’s evolving coalition, defeated Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler two months after Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since 1992.MORE

The Latest: Trump backers breach Capitol, delay Biden vote

The Latest: Trump backers breach Capitol, delay Biden vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 9:15 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election win will show the world it won’t back down. Pelosi made her comments as the House reconvened after being shut down for hours…MORE