US politics

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History-maker Kamala Harris will wield real power as vice-president
The first woman and first south Asian to hold the office will be key to securing Biden’s legislative agenda in a Senate split 50-50

Miranda Bryant in New York

16, Jan, 2021 @8:10 AM

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Donald Trump isolated and enraged ahead of Biden inauguration
A slew of aides have deserted the president and the Pentagon has decided not to hold an armed forces farewell tribute

Adam Gabbatt in New York

16, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Joe Biden's inauguration: when is it and what can we expect?
Following the US Capitol attack, and also due to the pandemic, Biden and Harris will be sworn in at a scaled-down event

Kenya Evelyn in Washington

16, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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US health secretary Alex Azar tells Trump Capitol attack threatens legacy
Azar calls attack ‘assault on our democracy’ and urges peaceful transfer of power in formal resignation letter

Guardian staff and agency

16, Jan, 2021 @3:28 AM

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Trump ally Mike Lindell of MyPillow pushes martial law at White House
Photographer snaps pictures of notes near West Wing, with visible words including ‘Move Kash Patel to CIA Acting’

Martin Pengelly

16, Jan, 2021 @1:57 AM

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Pelosi says lawmakers may be prosecuted if they 'aided and abetted' US Capitol riot – as it happened
House speaker also announces review of US Capitol police and says ‘justice is called for’

Maanvi Singh, Joan E Greve and Martin Belam (earlier)

16, Jan, 2021 @1:12 AM

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Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers who aided in Capitol attack may be prosecuted
House speaker’s comments come after a congresswoman said she saw colleagues leading ‘reconnaissance’ tours before the riot

Joan E Greve

15, Jan, 2021 @9:36 PM

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Far-right website 8kun again loses internet service protection following Capitol attack
Shell company owned by two Russians cut ties with internet host of 8kun, which has been linked to other acts of violence

Kari Paul, Luke Harding and Severin Carrell

15, Jan, 2021 @8:22 PM

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Washington and state capitols brace for violence from armed Trump supporters
Security beefed up across US following attack on Capitol while FBI monitoring threats of violence against Biden and Harris

Victoria Bekiempis in New York and agencies

15, Jan, 2021 @6:26 PM

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The Guardian view of Trump's populism: weaponised and silenced by social media | Editorial
Editorial: Democracy has been threatened by commercialising the swift spread of controversy and lies for political advantage


15, Jan, 2021 @6:24 PM

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Donald Trump will fly to Florida hours before Biden inauguration, reports say
Outgoing president expected to use Air Force One to travel to Mar-a-Lago, where he intends to live

Luke Harding

15, Jan, 2021 @6:19 PM

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Trump may be gone, but his big lie will linger. Here’s how we can fight it | Jonathan Freedland
The most obvious corrective to conspiracy theories is the facts that people can see with their own eyes, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

15, Jan, 2021 @5:26 PM

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