US Congress

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Top Republicans move to protect Trump from Capitol attack fallout
Some party leaders blamed the former president in the charged moments after the insurrection – but are now embarking on a campaign of revisionism

Hugo Lowell in Washington

05, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Trump-backed coal lobbyist wins Republican congressional primary in Ohio
Ex-president hails Mike Carey’s victory in special election seen as test of Trump’s continuing hold on party

David Smith in Washington

04, Aug, 2021 @2:12 AM

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A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all | Robert Reich
A newly released memo shows that Trump told the acting attorney general: ‘Just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen’

Robert Reich

03, Aug, 2021 @10:20 AM

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Want to make Jim Jordan sing about the Capitol attack? Ask Jefferson Davis | Sidney Blumenthal
The Ohio Republican admits he spoke to Trump on 6 January. The Senate investigation of John Brown’s raid shows how that must happen

Sidney Blumenthal

02, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Kinzinger: McCarthy and Jordan should face Capitol attack panel – but maybe not Trump
Republican on select committee seeks 6 January answers but Collins toes GOP line in saying panel not sufficiently bipartisan

Martin Pengelly

01, Aug, 2021 @8:28 PM

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Republicans will defend their Caesar but new revelations show Trump’s true threat | Lloyd Green
The DoJ has dealt two blows and the 6 January committee is winding up for more. They know democracy is in danger

Lloyd Green

01, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Justice department tells IRS to hand Trump tax returns to Congress – as it happened
IRS must give Trump tax returns to ways and means committee as notes show Trump pressed DoJ officials to call election corrupt

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington and Martin Pengelly in New York (earlier)

31, Jul, 2021 @12:07 AM

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US Senate votes to advance infrastructure deal after bipartisan breakthrough
Agreement, which follows months of talks between Democrats and Republicans, was hailed by Biden as ‘historic’

Joan E Greve in Washington and agency

29, Jul, 2021 @12:27 PM

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Vaccinated Americans should wear masks indoors in areas with high Delta spread, CDC says – as it happened
New guidance comes as US sees surge in cases among unvaccinated, as Biden says vaccine mandates for federal employees ‘under consideration’

Maanvi Singh (now), Joan E Greve and Martin Pengelly (earlier)

28, Jul, 2021 @12:02 AM

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What did Jim Jordan know about the insurrection and when did he know it? | Sidney Blumenthal
I have some questions for the Republican congressman about events at the US Capitol on 6 January

Sidney Blumenthal

27, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Pelosi puts anti-Trump Republican Kinzinger on US Capitol attack panel
Speaker asks Illinois representative to join Liz Cheney after minority leader withdrew support over rejection of Trump allies

Martin Pengelly in New York

25, Jul, 2021 @5:12 PM

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Americans are paying more for gas, hotels and cars – will Biden pay the price of inflation?
Americans are paying more for gas, hotels and used cars – and Republicans sense an opportunity to inflict a political wound upon the Democrats

Joan E Greve in Washington

24, Jul, 2021 @3:34 PM

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