President Biden blasts Trump for ‘spreading a web of lies’ in a Jan. 6 speech

Updated January 6, 2022 at 10:45 AM ET President Biden marked the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol with a scathing speech in which he strongly condemned the violence and said his predecessor, Donald Trump, “has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.” Speaking from Statuary Hall just […]

The Capitol Will Face Its Biggest Security Test Since Jan. 6 On Saturday

WASHINGTON — With a far-right rally planned for Washington, D.C., on Saturday, the Capitol will face its first large-scale security test since the Jan. 6 attack on the seat of American democracy. Much has changed since the deadly insurrection attempt by supporters of former President Donald Trump: Three new officials oversee Capitol security, Congress has […]

Pelosi Has Chosen A 2nd Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, To Serve On Jan. 6 Panel

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, one of the rare vocal critics inside the Republican Party of former President Donald Trump, to serve on the special committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. […]

GOP Leader McCarthy Taps 5 Republicans To Serve On Jan. 6 Select Committee

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has nominated five Republican representatives to serve on the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. His list for the Democratic-led probe into the deadly melee includes three lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election results after the attack. To lead the GOP contingent […]

Democrats Push Resolution ‘Condemning’ GOP Lawmaker For Attendance At Jan. 6 Rally

SPRINGFIELD — Nearly three dozen Democratic members of the Illinois House of Representatives signed onto a resolution Monday to “condemn” a southern Illinois Republican lawmaker for attending a Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C. that preceded the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol. House Resolution 132 also references a complaint filed Monday with Illinois Legislative Inspector […]

Cline Center Designates Capitol Violence As ‘Attempted Coup’

URBANA — The violence at the US Capitol on January 6th was an attempted coup d’état. That’s the conclusion of The Cline Center for Advanced Social Research at the University of Illinois. The Cline Center has been curating data on coups and attempted coups since 2013. Illinois Newsroom’s Brian Moline spoke with The Cline Center’s […]

Biden Administration Announces Plans To Assess Domestic Violent Extremism

WASHINGTON – President Biden has asked the director of national intelligence to draw up a comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism in the country as the new administration seeks to tackle what it calls a “serious and growing national security threat.” The move is one of several the White House press secretary announced Friday to address […]

Senate To Begin Trump’s Impeachment Trial Week Of Feb. 8

Updated at 6:58 p.m. ET WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the sole article of impeachment for incitement to insurrection against former President Donald Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday and a trial against the Republican will begin the week of Feb. 8. “The Senate will conduct a trial on […]

Pritzker Activates National Guard As FBI Warns Of State Capitol Protests

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard amid FBI warnings of potential armed protests at the 50 U.S. state capitols in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Crews could also be seen Friday placing plywood over the windows of the Illinois State Capitol building in […]

Republican IL Congressman Calls For Trump To Be Removed From Office

WASHINGTON – Republican Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger is calling on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office. Kinzinger made the remarks Thursday in a video posted to Twitter, responding to the violent mob that stormed Congress on Wednesday in an attempt to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s […]