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# Capitol Hill

Last year
2022
# Washington DC
Investigators demand Trump testifies about US Capitol Hill riot
Lawmakers say the former president was the “central cause” of a coordinated effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
# insurrection
Trump tried to force limo to Capitol Hill on day of 6 January riot, aide testifies
The then-president tried to take the steering wheel from his Secret Service driver in a bid to join the crowd, the aide said.
# Capitol Hill
Ivanka Trump gives evidence to Congress panel investigating 6 January attack
Ivanka Trump is one of more than 800 witnesses the committee has interviewed as it works to compile a record of the attack.
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# Mark Meadows
US Capitol riot panel moves to hold Trump aide in contempt
A report found that Mark Meadows sent an email on 5 January saying the National Guard was on standby to “protect pro-Trump people.”
# Capitol Hill
US court rejects Trump bid to keep Capitol riot documents secret
The appeals court agreed with a lower court ruling that President Joe Biden could waive executive privilege on the records.
# crisis averted
US Congress averts default with stop-gap debt limit hike
Democratic leaders had spent weeks underlining the havoc that a default would have wrought.
# Washington
Police officer dies after man drove a car into barricade at US Capitol in Washington DC
Authorities say that attack did not appear to be terrorism.
# qanon
Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy
A Swiss startup said it had used its algorithm-based software, developed to detect plagiarism, to help crack QAnon.
# Nancy Pelosi
House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi said there was “strong interest” in Congress for a 9/11-style investigation of the attack on the Capitol.
# Capitol Hill
US House of Representatives to consider Trump impeachment
Trump faces a charge of incitement of insurrection.
A four-page impeachment bill says Trump "gravely endangered the security of the United States".
A "technical error" on a US government website temporarily said that Trump had left office.
Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has resigned amid concerns of more violence at Biden's inauguration.
'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media
The 25th Amendment: Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden's inauguration?
# Capitol Riot
Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public
Most have been charged with illegal entry into restricted buildings of Congress and violent or disorderly conduct.
# Riots
'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill
The deputy national security adviser and the first lady’s chief of staff have also resigned.
# Capitol Hill
US Congress certifies Biden win in wake of pro-Trump supporters storming Capitol Building
The US House and Senate resumed debating Republican challenges to Joe Biden’s election overnight.
Trump said he will facilitate "an orderly transition", but will also continue to fight the election result.
Some Republicans raised objections to accepting votes from states like Arizona and Pennsylvania, but overwhelmingly lost those votes.
At least three Republican senators said they were now accepting electoral votes after the Capitol Hill riot.
As it happened: 'You did not win' - America left reeling after Trump riot cleared from US Capitol building
# Capitol Hill
Amy Coney Barrett says Supreme Court must be independent and enforce rule of law
Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the panel was giving evidence at her confirmation hearing.
# Capitol Hill
'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony
Cohen has been testifying before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee today.
# Capitol Hill
Trump gives thumbs-up to protester shouting 'Trump is treason' while throwing Russian flags at him
Trump was at Congress to attend a weekly Republican luncheon and push his proposal for sweeping tax cuts.
# Washington
Man shot by US police after drawing weapon on Capitol Hill
A female bystander suffered what police said appeared to be minor injuries and was hospitalised.
# Not tonight mate
Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event
The Sinn Féin president was left waiting for 90 minutes by security personnel checking his documents, before deciding to leave.
# emigrants
Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish
The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.
# Capitol Hill
Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’
Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald held meetings with US politicians at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on the issue.
# Spying
Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'
The CodePink protestors sat behind the National Security Agency’s chief at hearings today.
# us shutdown
Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown
The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.
# Stalemate
Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget
Many agencies have been mandated to begin shutting their doors unless a deal can be reached by midnight on Monday.
# America
Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator
The letter addressed to a Senator from Mississippi was intercepted before it could be delivered to him.
# Hillary Clinton
Clinton vows to strengthen US embassy security after Libya attack
Emotional at times, Clinton said the events in Benghazi were highly personal to her.
# Four more years
Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President
The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.
# Inauguration
Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow
Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.
# USA! USA! USA!
In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation
Enda Kenny met with congressional leaders and presented President Obama with a bowl of shamrock as his US trip drew to a close.
# SOTU
Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address
The president is addressing the US Congress for the last time before the autumn election.
# White House
Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months
Bill Daley, the Irish-American former commerce secretary, quits after just 355 days as Barack Obama’s right-hand man.
# The Onion
Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?
A ‘news story’, tweets and now a video falsely claim there is a hostage situation involving young children at the United States Congress building in Washington. It has not gone down well in some quarters.
# Scandal
'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals
Watergate and other political scandals that have rocked the US, and the world.