Illinois Lawmakers React to Attack on the Capitol

Illinois House and Senate members condemned the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as a “shameful chapter in our nation’s history” and “a coup” when pro-President Donald Trump mobs ransacked the Capitol and temporarily derailed Congress’ process of certifying electoral votes.

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Photos from the Capitol Takeover: Trump incites his followers to violence

Despite advanced warnings of far-right demonstrations intent on wreaking havoc in Washington, Wednesday began as many pro-President Donald Trump rallies have in weeks since the election: Spirited attendees in American flag apparel, some bearing the insignias of right-wing organizations like the Three Percenters, took pictures, mingled, and professed their ardent support of Trump – some going so far as to conflate the president with Jesus Christ.

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Underwood has “deep concern” over Facebook, Twitter’s spread of misinformation to Black voters

The head of a House cybersecurity subcommittee warned social media moguls that she is concerned that their platforms are being used to target and spread misinformation to Black voters in the upcoming election, a letter she released Wednesday said.

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Homeland Security report identifies white supremacist extremists as “the most persistent and lethal threat” to U.S., experts and Black leaders urge action

Just one week after President Donald Trump told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” during the first presidential debate, the Department of Homeland Security’s domestic threat assessment identified white supremacist extremism as “the most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland.”

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Comey defends Trump-Russian investigation at Senate Judiciary hearing

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that his investigation into the President Donald Trump’s campaign interference from the Russian government was done by the book, but admitted to problems with warrants obtains against a former Trump campaign aide.

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House Homeland Security Chairwoman says New Yorkers were “punished” for Green Light law

Rep. Kathleen Rice said Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security “punished” New Yorkers earlier this year for a controversial law by banning trusted traveler programs, which provide expedited airport lanes for pre-approved travelers.

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