Illinois Republicans to pick nominee to face Gov. Pritzker

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republicans on Tuesday will choose a nominee to take on Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker, the billionaire who has spent millions trying to get the rival he wants and increase his already sizable advantage in the state this fall. Among the Republican front-runners is conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey, a farmer who … Read more

Trump told Jan. 6 filmmaker he was scared after getting COVID

Former President leading Trump acknowledged he was scared when he discovered he had COVID-19 given how many friends of his had died during the pandemic, he told a British documentarian filming him in the months up to Jan. 6. The remarks are a shift from his public comments after he was infected with the coronavirus … Read more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision, unthinkable just a few years … Read more

The Memo: First phase of Jan. 6 hearings sharpens dangers for Trump

Five down, some more to go. The first phase of the public hearings into the Jan. 6 hearings ended on Thursday, with dramatic testimony focused on the efforts by former President Trump and his allies by him to pressure the Department of Justice. House Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) says the hearings will now … Read more

Republicans in Congress sought Trump pardons after Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Up to a half-dozen Republican lawmakers who strongly supported then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of ballot fraud in the 2020 election sought pardons from him in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, according to testimony and evidence presented Thursday at the House select committee investigating the attack. Trump also talked about issuing … Read more

Jan. 6 hearing to spotlight Trump’s pressure on DOJ and plan to replace attorney general

Clark pushed Trump to install him as acting AG, promising to find fraud Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, September 14, 2020. Susan Walsh | AFP | Getty Images Witnesses described a dramatic Jan. 3, 2021, Oval Office … Read more

Images from Alex Holder’s Jan. 6 documentary show interviews with Donald and Ivanka Trump

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol is ramping up its investigation this week as new evidence emerges, including dozens of hours of footage from filmmaker Alex Holder’s upcoming three-part documentary series, from which CBS News has obtained two images, including a still photograph of former President Donald … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 5:

CNN — Thursday’s hearing before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection turns the panel’s focus toward how former President Donald Trump tried to use the Justice Department to bolster his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Three top officials who led the Justice Department in the final days of the … Read more

Watergate prosecutor: Georgia case could ‘send Donald Trump to prison’

The prosecutor who worked on the Watergate case against Richard Nixon 50 years ago said on Sunday that a Georgia election interference case is the most likely to send former President Trump to prison. “I think that’s enough. If you’re asking me which of the cases right now, which one is going to send Donald … Read more

Dem focus on activism could lose election

Hillary Clinton has warned fellow Democrats that their obsession with transgender issues and defunding the police could cost them the 2024 presidential election. The failed presidential candidate — who insisted it was “out of the question” that she would run again — agreed when the Financial Times pointed out that her party appeared to be … Read more